Food & Business Scene: UPDATED- 4-24-2020

Special thanks to Suzanne Corbett, Food/Travel Editor and staff for updating this each week. Be sure to check with any company to be sure they are open before going.

Friday April 24, 2020 Update:

Federhofer’s Bakery  9005 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63123 is open and baking all their regular breads and bakery items. While open for walk -in orders, orders can be called in and arranged for curbside pickup.  (314) 832-5116

Protzels Deli in Clayton is offering Curbside pick up. Call them at (314) 7214445.

Eckert’s is open for pick-up.

Montelle Winery in Augusta is offering curbside pick-up.

Adam Puchta Winery is open for pick-up orders.

Ruth’s Chrisis open for “to go” orders. The photo, left shows Ruth’s Chris sides.

Basso Curbside dinner is available for curbside pickup or delivery.

Clementine’s Creamery has unveiled its new spring, which includes Carrot Cake,  The “icing on the cake” is the cream cheese swirl.

Einstein Bros Bagels is open for pick-up.

There are nine Baskin-Robbins in the Greater St. Louis Area open for pick-up.

Krispy Kreme is open for drive-through.

Imo’s Pizzais offering no contact or limited contact delivery and pick-up.

Sunset 44 curbside pick-up

Pasta House is open for curbside pickup

Favazza’s is still open for take-out orders.

Crown Candyis taking orders online and curbside pick-up.

Kern Meat Company, 2225 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118 is letting customers order their restaurant quality grade steaks, chops and meats online for curbside pickup.

J. McGraugh’s-
8405 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105 has been taking calls and doing curbside pick-up. Give them a call (314) 863-8555. They are open from 11-8. J. Clayton.

Looking for a sweet treat in Jefferson County?  Curbside pick is available at  D’s Frozen Treats in Festus and The Donut Hole and Rich’s Frozen Custard in Crystal City.

Eckert’s in Belleville is doing Meal Kits. Check out their website for more information.

LoRusso’s is open for carryout.

Butler’s Pantry is open for curbside or delivery.

Grace Meat +Three- Grace Gives Plates (a meal that gives 15% to furloughed bartenders, serves or cooks)

Bissinger’sis offering a sweet deal. All online orders will receive a free bag of Grapefruit Gummy Pandas to help sweeten your day.

Big Sky Cafe has begun a “Farm to Curbside Café” offering family style curb-side pickup dinners featuring comfort foods such as grilled mushroom & beef meatloaf and rosemary and red wine braised pot roast. Pack to feed 4 – 6 people.

Robust Wine Shoppe Café has developed Pasta Meal Kits packed for 2 to 4.

The Crossing and Acero are offering Pasta Packs via curbside take-home. A cook at home concept offering pasta for two with chef made ragu, which will keep refrigerated for approximately four days.

St. Louis Bread Company in Affton has a worker stationed outside the door waiting for hungry drivers to pull up and give them their order.

The Post in Fenton – Curbside Pickup where 20% of all internal, non-delivery sales go back to our hourly team members.

Kemoll’s Chop House in Westport Plaza– Open for carry-out. Selling gift card to help their employees. To purchase a gift card please leave a voicemail for our office manager Kristi to contact you at 314-783-0666.

 LoRusso’s Cucina is open for delivery and carryout.

Al’s. has joined the curbside carryout brigade of offering great meals and deals.

Free Lunches for Children under 18 During Pandemic:

Everyday, BLT’s (Breakfast, Lunch and Taco) will offer a free grilled cheese and tomato soup to all children under the age of 18– during certain specific hours. Just stop by and pick it up; no purchase necessary. For more info: CLICK HERE  Regular orders available for curb-side pick-up: ordering system.


(Check back when things are opened)

Gabrielle and Randy Shore, owners of King Edward’s Chicken and Fish, 8654 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119 have decided to close and wait out the pandemic.

Adriana’s on the Hill has made the decision to temporarily close. Once this is over, check them out:  5101 Shaw Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63110.  (314) 773-3833

Bill Kunz, the owner of Highway 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen also took the unfortunate step to close the restaurant during this time.

“It didn’t make financial sense to stay open,” Kunz said. Those who can afford it can help restaurants like Highway 61 Roadhouse by buying gift certificates.

Gary Schoenberger, owner with his wife Mandy of Webster Groves Garden Cafe have made the decision to close and have taken the unique road of setting up a Go-Fund-Me Page in hopes of raising enough revenue to be able to re-open.

*** St. Louis Magazine is keeping an up to date list of Restaurants that are open and offering pick-up or delivery:


Schnucks is encouraging customers to wear a face covering for their nose and mouth while shopping in their stores. Also, they announced REUSABLE BAGS NOT ACCEPTED.  Schnucks uses InstaCart for delivery. 

Dierbergs uses Shipt for delivery and on their website asked customers to have patience with Shipt during this time.

Straubs has four locations, call 314-725-2121


Slyman Brothers Appliances

Slyman Brothers is not a restaurant but with the current situation more people are depending on their own stoves and ovens as they stay home and cook dinners as well as the refrigerators and freezers.

Slyman Brothers has a unique way you can shop local and still get any appliances you may need. Stay out of the big box stores and shop in the comfort of your home—with a sales person guiding you. With people buying meat and bread and freezing it, they may have a need for a freezer. In the midst of this if an appliance breaks down, the appliance store is doing what they can to help—despite being closed to the public

“We are only open for phone orders,” said Darlene Kassen, one of the owners. “The guys are in the stores but due to the rules, customers can’t come in the stores; but they can Facetime the sales guys if they want to look around the stores.”

So if you are wanting to check out an appliance, check out and call the store you want. You can talk to the salespeople and request a Facetime meeting.

“We have delivery guys just doing drop offs for people so they are not going into homes for their protection and the customers, said Kassen. “We have shortened our hours so the employees can get home to help their families. It’s a trying time but we are just doing what needs to be done in hopes it will go back to normal sooner than later.”

What about other businesses? Is there construction going on?

According to a note on the Carpenter’s Regional Council website,  “all forms of construction are considered essential activities and, therefore, the vast majority of construction projects may continue.”  It goes on to say, “Facilities that manufacture or distribute supplies or materials to the construction industry are also considered essential, and thus they too are largely exempt from the Orders’ restrictions. Employees in these sectors may continue to perform work, and may travel to and from work.”

Norrenberns Lumber and Hardware

If you need items from a hardware store or lumberyard during this time, Norrenberns is a locally-owned company that could sure use your business.

“We are open for business, just trying to limit face to face as much as possible,” said Patrick Bruce, one of the owners. “Customers can call ahead or call from the parking lot, give us their order, we’ll take payment over the phone and try to make it as ‘normal’ as possible.”

Norrenberns is located in Affton– hidden one street off of Tesson Ferry Rd. at 10500 Tesshire Drive St. Louis, MO 63123. Call 314-720-3591 to ask about what you are wanting to get. They will be happy to help you in any way.

Insurance Companies, Banks, Post Office

These essential offices are open but trying to abide by the rules. Most banks are just doing drive-through. For those needing inside help like lock-box, go to the drive-through and tell them what you need and they can help you from there. The postal offices are limiting the waiting in the lobby to 10 people with lines forming outside for additional patrons. Insurance companies are needed during this time also and are doing what they can to serve their customers.

“We are deeply saddened for the struggles people everywhere are facing,” said Mike Butz, owner of MB Health. “Please accept our prayers and wishes for as quick of a resolve to these days as possible. Anyone who needs help with enrollments or who has questions about other insurance issues our agency is here to help In the meantime, our offices will be OPEN and available to help, but we ask that you refrain from coming into our office out of respect for the requested government protocol and email us or call 314-603-9121

Crawford- Butz Insurance

During this time of uncertainty about loss of job or wages, many people are checking with their insurance agents– or getting new ones. Steve Butz and his family have been in business since 1961.

Crawford Butz Insurance is a full-service insurance agency for home, auto, life and business.

“We are open and pretty much not missing a beat,” said owner Steve Butz.  “We have a skeleton crew of five plus just one locked in at our Arnold office.  The lobby doors are locked with notices posted about how to communicate with us.  All methods are current and working except face to face.”

They are available online and by phone, 314-720-3591.

Hotels, Truck Stops and Other Travel-Related Places

As of now, people are free to travel in Missouri but it should be for essential business. There are already some hotels closing, including Embassy Suites in St. Charles, which suspended operations until further notice.

The Drury Hotels are still open and staff is working hard to provide extra cleanings and do all they can so the guests feel safe. For this reason they have closed their dining rooms, but the free hot breakfast is still available. They are still offering basically the same services in creative ways. Breakfast and 5:30 Kickback® will be offered in a grab-and-go format.  For those who have to travel, an established hotel you can trust like the Drury is even more important. And readers of always get a discount at any Drury Hotel just by using the promocode SPORTS. Just call:  800-DRURYINN (800-378-7946).

The larger truck stops are still open, but it’s a good idea any time you are getting gas to use either gloves or something else to avoid getting germs on the gas pump.

Pharmacies that Deliver

Neels Pharmacy

Neels Pharmacy in Crestwood, Mo. has always delivered. They have great customer service and are located at 8 Crestwood Executive Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63126.

Walmart has also started delivering .CLICK HERE for info.

 Things You Can Do And Still Keep the 6 Foot Social Distance

Lone Elk Park– provided you’re not in a hurry

Lone Elk Park has always been a treasure to the Greater St. Louis Area, and now it would be a perfect place to take the kids. You can drive through the park and see bison, elk, deer and other wildlife. There’s no charge and kids love it. Adults do too.

One of our readers tried going out to Lone Elk on a nice day and said, “The line to Lone Elk goes to 141. Jumped on 44 guess we will take a drive to Eureka.”

Drive around Downtown and Forest Park

Whether you have kids or adults, it’s fun to take a drive and really look at all the area has to offer.

Drive past the historic houses, go by the Old Courthouse, see the Arch and then drive to the Landing. Back in downtown there is Busch Stadium, Kiener Plaza and Union Station- While in front of Union Station look across the street at the water sculptures in Aloe Plaza at 1820 Market Street

Drive to Area Parks– Most parks closed

Creve Coeur Lake 2143 Creve Coeur Mill Rd

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Unless you have been there you will be surprised to know there is a beautiful area “out In the country” just minutes from North County.

The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a 4,256-acre conservation area located on the south side of the Missouri River at its confluence with the Mississippi River.

Columbia Bottoms: 801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138

TOSHIBA Exif JPEGCahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is a treasure located in the Greater St. Louis Area. Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of an ancient, prehistoric Native American civilization settlement that is today known as Cahokia.

Virtual Fun—Have fun in your own home

Ulysses S.Grant White Haven Site—Virtual Tours

The U.S. Grant site has a great idea. They are doing virtual tours.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

As of Thursday, March 19th the park is closed but while the park’s facilities are closed, you can still interact with us through Facebook, Instagram, and our website at During this uncertain time, you can join them virtually for learning and fun.

Virtual museum-going: A guide for socially-distanced art lovers

CBS did a story with museums that are offering virtual tours. To see how you can click to a virtual museum tour: CLICK HERE

If you know of any Companies offering “Virtual” Experiences please let us know and we will mention them here.

Looking For a Job?

We have been hearing of people losing jobs or having hours cut during this tough time so we wanted to add some ideas here.

The Association of Electrical Contractors (AEC) has apprenticeships that are worth checking into. There are also some job listings posted on the Carpenters website.

St. Louis Bread Co–Chippewa location is immediately hiring Delivery Drivers.

schnucksDuring this time of people staying at home more people are ordering in so places like Schnucks,  Uber Eats and Instacart, the shopping service for Schnucks are hiring to help with deliveries. We noticed the Imo’s on Watson had a “hiring” sign up so check with pizza and other restaurants doing deliveries.

Dollar Tree is also hiring. For information: CLICK HERE

Walmart is hiring.CLICK HERE

If you know of anyone else who is hiring, please let us know so we can publicize it.

We are all in this together so if we can help through this outlet please let us know.

Special Bobble Heads Which Were To Mark the  Cardinals Home Opener

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Rivalry dual bobblehead.  They bobbleheads are available in the National Bobblehead HOF online store at the following link.

Buy Gift Certificates

Club ChampGolf Champion

In an effort to create some excitement and hope for the 2020 golf season, Club Champion has a gift card promotion available nationwide. The local Club Champion studio is located at 11923 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO. This limited-time promotion offers a $50 bonus card to anyone who purchases $100 – $500 in Club Champion gift cards. The promotion can be redeemed online, over the phone or via email. CLICK HERE

Silver Dollar City

Along with other amusement parks and Silver Dollar City is closed but country comfort food has always a treat to eat at Silver Dollar City and now you can cook something straight from the Ozarks. The delay of the season isn’t stopping  SDC from cooking up something special for its 60th anniversary. Until then, SDC cooks recommends cooking up a taste of the Ozark Mountains while sheltering in place. The park’s popular big skillet, succotash.

Silver Dollar City’s Famous Ozark Mountain Succotash

¼ cup olive oil, divided

½ cup  white onion, julienne sliced

1 cup green bell pepper, julienne sliced

1 cup whole kernel corn (Fresh or Frozen)

1 cup sliced yellow squash

½ pound chicken breast (cut fajita-style)

1 – 16-ounce package  frozen breaded okra

1 teaspoon  garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon  pepper

In a large skillet sauté onions and peppers in 1 teaspoon of olive oil.  Remove from skillet.

Add corn and squash to skillet, cooking until soft. Remove from skillet into a separate bowl.

Add 1 teaspoon oil and chicken to skillet. Cook on medium heat until browned and cooked through.

Remove from skillet and reserve until later. Add remaining oil to pan with okra. Fry until golden brown, then add the salt, pepper and garlic. When okra is finished cooking, return all other vegetables and chicken to skillet, heating everything through. Serves 4

Some information in article supplied by staff.