This Week's Dish: Indian Dinner with The Silk Rodeo, Guerrilla Street Food Opens on South Grand

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

The latest installment of Hammer & Hand Import’s Silk Rodeo dinners will provide guests with a lavish six-course Indian meal tonight. Hosted in the East Asian-sourced furniture shop in The Gate, the setting couldn’t be better for the menu created by chef Adam Lambay, executive sous chef of Union Station, whose father is from India. With collaborations with local hotspots like Hiro Asian Kitchen and La Patisserie Chouquette, the pop-up dinners were created by the husband and wife duo Amy and Chris Plaisted to extend their love of travel and culture showcased in their Hammer & Hand storefront to their love for food and the restaurant scene in St. Louis. 2714 Lafayette Ave., Lafayette Square, 407.491.0421

Photo courtesy of The Silk Rodeo

Photo courtesy of The Silk Rodeo

Popular food truck Guerrilla Street Food landed its first brick-and-mortar spot on South Grand last week to sold-out crowds. The Filipino-inspired dishes from co-owners Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty range from fresh lumpia (sautéed veggies wrapped in a thin pancake) to chicken adobo served traditionally over rice or in the form of a burrito. The food truck will still be parked around town, with the storefront hours set from 11am-10pm on weekdays and until 1am Friday-Saturday. 3559 Arsenal St., S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove, 314.529.1328

Residents and park-goers can now enjoy a cup of joe from Lanai Coffee in Francis Park. As reported by Feast, co-founder Brad Solomon began the business as a mobile operation two years ago before setting up shop at the park, which used to serve as a storage building. Open daily, the menu features an assortment of hot and cold coffees brewed from Kaldi’s roasts, along with some snacks as well. 5300 Donovan Ave., Francis Park, 314.835.7446

July 28: Head to Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria tomorrow for Giveback Tuesday. This week, 100 percent of the profits from each purchase will benefit Places for People, an organization dedicated to helping individuals affected by mental illness. So far, Katie’s has raised more than $31,000 to local non-profits with this event. 9568 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.942.6555

Aug. 29: Florissant’s De.lish Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe will be closing its doors at the end of next month after announcing through a post on Facebook last week.

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