This Week's Dish: F2 Dinner Series Combines Food, Fashion at Tavern of Fine Arts

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Fashionistas and foodies unite at Tavern of Fine Arts this Wednesday, Oct. 14 for F², a unique dinner series presented by Brainchild Events and Pins and Needles Designers. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal by chef Tyler Davis influenced by designer collections from Pins and Needles Grand Prize Winner Barbara Bultman and People’s Choice Award Winner Alexis Cook. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased online in advance. 313 Belt St., Debalviere Place, 314.367.7549

Photo courtesy of Tavern of Fine Arts

Photo courtesy of Tavern of Fine Arts

The locally famous hand-rolled Puffer tacos served at Fort Taco are going to be available in two new locations. As first reported by South 40 News, the next drive-through Mexican restaurant will be located in Florissant at 8741 N. Lindbergh inside a former Dunkin’ Donuts this December. Another spot will open in St. Charles sometime next year. 8106 Manchester Road, Brentwood,314.647.2391

Speaking of tacos, Illinois is about to get access to local favorite, Seoul Taco, in the city of Champaign. This will be third brick-and-mortar spot for the Korean-meets-Mexican eatery and is expected to open in January 2016. 608 S. Sixth St., Champaign

Sugarfire Smoke House took home a ninth place ranking in the Overall Sides category and placed 60th Overall in the American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue competition on Oct. 4 in Kansas City. The local favorite’s sides included mini sweet potato casseroles with brûléed marshmallow, candied bacon and spiced pecans; burnt end baked beans in a cornbread bowl and more. The competition featured more than 6oo teams from 39 states, which mwas the largest number of participants to date.

J. Buck’s Clayton and Joe Buck’s Downtown announced last week that both remaining restaurants inspired by the legendary broadcasting family will be closing Oct. 30 after a combined 23-year run in St. Louis. The final weeks of service will also go to a good cause, as 10 percent of sales will support St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Gift card holders that remain are encouraged to visit the restaurant throughout the remainder of the Cardinals postseason. Find out how to refund gift cards on the website101 S. Hanley Road, 314.725.4700; 1000 Clark Ave., Downtown, 314.436.0394

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