This Week's Dish: Hendricks BBQ Hosts Whiskey Dinner, Edmonds' Parkside Grille Is Sidelined And Adam Altnether Lands On Forbes List

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Thursday, Jan. 16Hendricks BBQ in St. Charles will play host to Four Roses as the two team up for a whiskey pairing dinner. The evening will provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy and educate themselves on the many nuances of whiskey from a Four Roses guest speaker. The four-course dinner, featuring crab cakes and peppercorn-encrusted Sonoma steaks, will complement each of the unique varieties of whiskey served during the night—Four Roses Yellow, Small Batch and Single Barrel. Reservations are required and dinner is $50 per person. 1200 S Main St., St Charles, 636.724.8600.

Image courtesy of Clayton Restaurant Week

Image courtesy of Clayton Restaurant Week

Monday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 26: The 5th annual Clayton Restaurant Week kicks off next week with 19 of the city’s best kitchens offering unique, three-course dinner menus for $25. The weeklong event is a great opportunity for diners to get a taste of restaurants, such as The Libertine or Ocèano Bistro, without breaking a budget. Also, with each check guests can add on a $5 “extra helping,” which will be donated to Operation Food Search —a program that provides nutritious options for local food pantries and soup kitchens. Reservations fill quickly so restaurants are strongly encouraging guests to call ahead.

Edmonds’ Parkside Grille, a restaurant venture originally slated to open at the end of 2013, has been cancelled by business partners Jim Edmonds and Mark Winfield. Just before the new year, it was decided that the renovations needed for the space at Clayton on the Park were too much of a financial burden. The partners now intend to focus on their most recent restaurant, The Precinct, which replaced Jim Edmonds’ 15 Steakhouse this fall.

Last week St. Louisans had plenty to brag about when local chef Adam Altnether of Craft Restaurants landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Food & Wine. At only 27 years old, Altnether has quickly worked his way up through the Craft restaurants and spearheaded the wildly successful Pastaria.

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