STL Square Off Pizza Festival on the Hill – October 8, 2017

St. Louis’ first ever pizza festival comes to The Hill this fall, highlighting various takes on our hometown pies as pizza experts go head-to-head for the title of “Best St. Louis Pizza” and all the bragging rights that come along with it.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. A portion of each sale benefits Hill 2000, the neighborhood association of The Hill. Each ticket covers admission, your first pint of beer (or non-alcoholic beverage of choice) and a sample from each of our amazing pizza vendors. Make your pallate heard at the ballot box as you cast your vote and help us crown the 2017 Square Off champion!

There will be music, activities for kids, art, local vendors and plenty of samples of other staples of St. Louis’ amazing food history (looking at you t-ravs and gooey butter cake!).

So come “pledge your allegiance to provel” with us, help us celebrate the food culture of our city and fill yourself up on some of the best slices St. Louis has to offer!

More details:

Kids under 12 get in free, but pay per slice. Parking and tickets will be limited. Vendor spaces still available. Sponsorship opportunities available. Come rain or shine!

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Lezione del 30 luglio 2017

Lezione del 30 luglio 2017

Vocabolario e Cultura del caffè

Bar: cafe

caffè: coffee (= espresso)

Espresso: (expressed) concentrated. Usually 1.5 ounces

Caffellatte: mostly milk with espresso. Common at breakfast in home

Cappuccino (cappuccio in Lombardy): steamed, frothy milk with espresso

Macchiato: espresso with a bit of milk/froth

Marocchino: espresso with milk and chocolate

Ristretto: (restricted) concentrated, dense espresso…less than an ounce.

Lungo: (long) more diluted, machine left on longer

Corretto: (corrected) espresso with brandy or grappa

Caffettiera: stovetop espresso maker

Macchinetta: pump operated espresso maker, like in a bar. Dense “crema” on espresso.

Mi farebbe un bel caffè? : Would you make me a nice coffee?

Offro io! : it’s on me!

Remember: order what you want, but Italians don’t drink cappuccino after about10:30 am.

Bar: price higher if you sit. In most bars, if you order at bar, don’t then go sit.

Busy bars, pay first at cashier and take receipt to barista.

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Here’s Where to Find the Best Sangria in St. Louis

Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas

You could say the sangria at Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas (5046 Shaw Avenue, 314-771-4900) is a family tradition: For twenty years the restaurant has been pouring the same recipe, which was created by owner Miguel Carretero’s father. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas

You could say the sangria at Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas (5046 Shaw Avenue, 314-771-4900) is a family tradition: For twenty years the restaurant has been pouring the same recipe, which was created by owner Miguel Carretero’s father. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
Sometimes, you want wine. And sometimes, you want a little something, well, extra. Enter sangria: The wine gods’ answer for when a basic glass just won’t cut it.

This flavorful concoction of wine and fruit can be found on drink menus all around the city, but as with any drink list, some are better than others. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sangrias around St. Louis. From white wine to red, classic recipes to all-new flavors, these sangrias are sure to make your summer drink of choice anything but ordinary.

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