October 20, 2022
Zoom begins a return to regular hours and service after being closed since late June for a ‘store refresh’. It was open for a few days last week with a special BOGO soup as it began training employees. The restaurant added sandwiches this week and is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For next week, it’s teasing that something new is added to the menu.
Lunch specials are back for fall and winter at Josiah’s Cafe, Cafe and Bakery. Monday is roast beef dinner, Tuesday is turkey dinner, Wednesday is goulash, and Thursday is chicken pot pie.
Wood-fired pizza from Papa Woody has a new Tuesday noon special. Buy the American Cheeseburger with Fries for $13 and get one free. The offer is valid from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on restaurant orders.
Here is a “bloodthirsty” special for Halloween. JJ’s Wines, Spirits and Cigars sells bags of Sangria blood, starting Friday. Last year they sold out quickly, so the company ramped up production this year. Find them in the takeout cooler.
WoodGrain Brewing Co. has its annual Halloween beer and candy deals next week. They will be available on Monday and Tuesday, from the opening of the bar at 3 p.m. Pick your favorite deal for a chance to win a crowler of your choice.
The rush offers an NFL food menu with special pricing on several popular game day dishes. The menu is available whenever NFL games are played. Choose from seasoned beef tacos, nachos loaded with your choice of meat, St. Louis pork chops, wings, hot dogs and brats, or get $1 off any pizza. There’s also a $20 deal on a bucket of beers and a small order of wings.
Boba mixers have been added to the menu of Juice stop. The locally owned smoothie and juice bar with five locations across the city met customer demand for popular drinks. The mixers come in a variety of flavors, and there are two choices for the popping boba: strawberry or mango. Stores plan to add a third rotating “mystery” flavor in a few months. Customers can also add boba to any smoothie.
Glacial Lakes Distillery and Brewery has several new drinks for fall. A fun addition is The Dance Mom, named after moms who stop for a drink while their kids take dance lessons at the nearby studio. The sweet drink features caramel vodka and spiced rum shaken with apple cider and a caramel vanilla creme. Fancy a hot drink? Try Go Bananas with Whitecap Rum and Roasted Banana Syrup. Other choices include salted caramel apple mule, hot or cold spiced rum cider, vanilla pear gin fizz, espresso martini, old fashioned smoked maple brandy and pumpkin cheesecake, which is a shaken vanilla bean vodka with a pumpkin cheesecake base.
In case you missed it, Nacho Fries returned to the menu at Taco Bell Last week. This time they will be there for “an extended period”, according to the restaurant chain. And while supplies last, customers can try Loaded Truff Nacho fries. Truff’s Hotter Hot Sauce, available only at Taco Bell, features a blend of black truffles and red chili peppers. For $1, customers can add the sauce to any menu item when ordering through the app.
Schedule changes, service
- Chief Lance on Phillips drops lunch service and adds dinner on Sundays from November 1. The new hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Special beer and wine dinners will be held on Mondays. “The decision was made in an attempt to balance work and family life,” the restaurant said in a social media post.
- Sunday is the last day of the season for the B&G Milky Ways on Sycamore Avenue and on 69th Street.
- Taqueria Juanita the last day of the season is Saturday. Until then, the food truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its usual location at 1715 W. 12th St.
- Severance Brewing Co. winter hours start on Sunday. The new dining room hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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