Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Patch is teaming up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, to get all of your hair and beauty questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Tony Pringle: Tony Pringle, a 31+ year veteran of the cosmetology industry, is a co-owner and hairstylist/makeup artist at Metro Design Studio Salons, a unique concept in the St. Louis cosmetology industry that offers modern, fully-equipped, "self-contained" studio spaces in which top …
Missouri Summer Weather Safety Day will be Friday, May 24, 2013. Since Memorial Day weekend is considered the start of the Summer season, this will be a good day to remind yourself to always keep weather safety in mind.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bosnian national star Edin Dzeko, who plays for Manchester City, is the reason.
The St. Louis Bosnian community of roughly 70,000 was excited when the soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea was announced, according to a report by KPLR. That's because Bosnian national star Edin Dzeko is number 10 for Manchester City. He's known as the Bosnian Diamond. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Bayless High School 2013 graduate Fazlo Alihodzic was the area's top scorer in the recent season. He wants to see the game, but so far doesn't have a ticket. Read more about Fazlo on the KPLR website. Also in Patch:
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The new owners want everyone from kids on up to feel at home.
On June 1, what had been the Ten Mile House since 1872, will open as the Clubhouse Bar and Grill. Dan Roberts, one of the new owners, said they did their research and discovered that people really didn’t want to come into the Ten Mile House. All the other owners are members of the Bryan family: Tim and Patty and their three boys, Kevin, Doug and Wayne. Roberts said the restaurant has been renovated from floor to ceiling. “It’s going to be lit up,” Roberts said. “When you drive by, you’re going to want to stop. When you come in here, we’re going to make you feel at home.” He said the whole family will feel welcome. “We’ll have any game on you want to watch,” he said. “For the women, we’ll have four or five different salads. We’ll have …
Ford stopped making the Crown Victoria police cars, so Shrewsbury is experimenting with the SUV.
Shrewsbury residents may have noticed their police officers have a higher profile driving down the road lately. The Shrewsbury Police Department has two Ford SUV squad cars in the fleet now. “We’ve had positive feedback from the officers and the community so far,” Lt. Brian Catlett said. “These are the first two we’ve ever purchased. We’ve been purchasing the traditional Crown Victoria police car for probably 20 years.” Catlett said Ford no longer makes the Crown Victoria police car, but have switched to a smaller sedan, which the department has tried but isn’t completely satisfied with. He said they’re waiting to see if Ford changes their make and model. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Find out more about Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass, who was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes.
Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass was recently announced as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes, which is bestowed on one senior from each school in the Post-Dispatch coverage area. The soccer team captain was named second-team all-conference and earned the Mr. Hustle award, according to his profile on Post-Dispatch. But he's also class president and a member of his church choir. Bass told the Post-Dispatch, "I have been singing since I was 7. But it was not until we moved to St. Louis that I truly embraced performing." Learn more about Bass's college plans on Post-Dispatch. This year's 150 scholar-athletes were honored May 15 prior to the Cardinals-Mets game at Busch Stadium, according to Post-Dispatch.
In one week, Affton-Shrewsbury Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look. It’s coming next week and it’s going to make Affton-Shrewsbury Patch easier to use and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? You’ll soon be able to start your own blog anytime, so you can have …
The seafood chain was recognized for its allover appetizer offerings, but the wings came out on top.
If there was ever a question whether diners love Syberg's appetizers, RFT readers have given us a sure answer. Readers believe the restaurant (with St. Louis County locations in Affton, Maryland Heights and Chesterfield) serves up the second best potato skins, third favorite sampler plate, and fifth overall appetizer selection, according to the publication's Restaurants 2013 guide. But they topped the list for chicken wings. “It is the mark of a true St. Louisan when the name ‘Sybergs’ conjures up images of chicken and… sharks. Both are on the menu at its four locations around town—and the grilled shark chunks are certainly worth a try—but you needn’t look further than the fact that you can order 40 wings to a bucket to know what the most …