This Week's Dish: 2015 Good Food Awards Recognize Kakao and Kaldi's

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food
Photo courtesy of Kakao Chocolate

Photo courtesy of Kakao Chocolate

Jan. 8: The 2015 Good Food Awards were held last Thursday at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco with winners from Missouri given four awards in the coffee, chocolate and confections categories. After 1,462 entries from local food economies across the nation, 146 were honored for meeting the Good Food’s efforts to recognize people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, as well as connected to communities and cultural traditions.

Here are the local winners:
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. – St. Louis
• Ethiopia Dama, coffee category

Kakao Chocolate – St. Louis
• Turkish Coffee Truffle, confections category

Patric Chocolate – Columbia, MO
• 67 percent Madagascar, Black Licorice Bar & PBJ OMG, chocolate category
• Red Coconut Curry Bar, confections category 

Jan. 12: Starting tonight through Feb. 28, enjoy a new set of happy hour deals at Bishop’s Post featuring $7 appetizers, $5 wines by the glass, $3 domestic bottles and more. Happy hour will run Monday-Thursday 4pm-close and Friday from 4-6:30pm. 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, 636.536.9404

Jan. 16: Enjoy an evening exploring how well beer and chocolate go together this Friday from 5:30-8:30pm at Craft Beer Cellar in collaboration with Dave Owens of Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier. Tickets are $25 and are recommended to be reserved in advance. 8113 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.222.2444

Feb. 1: Looking to have the best Super Bowl party in town? Whitebox Eatery wants to help you out, and is holding a sweepstakes to earn a fully catered VIP party for 25 guests in a relaxed layout within the local restaurant complete with big screens. Valued at $2,500, the winner will enjoy fare by chef Jon Hoffman with a great selection of beer, bloody Marys, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Enter online or drop your business card off during your next visit. Those who make a donation to Friends of Wings will receive an entry bonus and gift. 176 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.862.2802

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