Saturday, April 20, 2013
Suzanne Corbett received the award April 6.
Patch columnist Suzanne Corbett was named the Missouri Professional Communicator of the Year. This is the second year in a row Corbett has earned the honor. The designation is earned by accumulating the most points in an annual communications contest, according to a press release. The Missouri Professional Communicators, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, announced the contest award winners April 6, in St. Louis. Corbett, a freelance food/wine, travel and feature writer, won six first place and three second place awards in the following categories: First Place Awards Second Place Awards All first-place entries are forwarded to the National Federation of Press Women to compete at its national communications contest.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Longtime food and travel writer wins statewide honors from Missouri Professional Communicators.
Suzanne Corbett, a board member of the St. Louis Press Club and who has written numerous articles for ArnoldPatch and all Patch websites in the St. Louis region, won the a variety of awards Missouri Professional Communicators, an affiliate of National Federation of Press Women. Her work is also seen in a variety of local print publications. Corbett, of South County, won a first place award for travel articles that appeared in AAA Southern Traveler & West News Magazine. She also won a first place award for Business Specialty (restaurant spotlights) for West News Magazine, second place in Food Writing for the Web for her work on Patch.com, and second place awards for Photography (travel article) and Food Columns and Features. Based on the …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Set a farmers' market buying strategy with a few savory recipes.
Farm recipes from Pushcarts and Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook, by Suzanne Corbett. Check the related story for the list of Farmers' Markets in Arnold, Jefferson County and St. Louis County. Savory Sugar Snap Peas Wash and trim ends of sugar snap peas. Place in a steaming rack over boiling water; steam for 3 - 5 minutes, or until snap peas are tender. Remove from steamer, place snap peas in a nine-inch buttered baking dish; stir in mustard, rosemary, marjoram, thyme and sour cream. Sprinkle crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese over top and place in a 400-degree oven to crisp and lightly brown cheese. Serve garnished with fresh sprigs of thyme. Makes 4 - 6 servings. Charow’s Marinated Tomatoes Thickly slice tomatoes and place …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
January is National Soup Month. Warm up and cozy down with a hot bowl of homemade soup made from a vintage recipe.
Temperatures have dropped and snow is in the forecast. No surprise — it is January. Time to hunker down indoors with a hot bowl of soup and celebrate January, National Soup Month. No matter the weather, or whether the soup is stock- or cream-based, a hot bowl of soup chases the winter chill. And, because many soups can utilize leftovers and cheaper ingredients, they help stretch household dollars. "To make a good soup, you have to start with a good soup bone," was mother’s advice, who got her soup bones from the local butcher, which then were free for the asking. The butcher would wrap those bones in white paper and mark them with a double X. The double X meant no charge. Too bad soup bones aren’t free today, but they’re still cheap. And …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Joey B's new Concord Plaza location is the third to open since the brand was established less than seven years ago by the Gianino family restaurant group.
Opening day business was brisk for Joey B’s Food & Drink, the much-anticipated addition to the South County restaurant mix. “This is the third installment of the Joey B’s brand in just under seven years,” said South County native Joey Barczewski, noting how he began his restaurant career 16 years earlier busing tables for his business partner’s father, Bill Gianino. “We’re excited to be opening here in Concord Plaza. I think the area is a nice fit for what we have to offer.” Joey B’s offers a solid menu with enough diversity to appeal to most anyone. Headlineing the list of customer favorites are the pizzas, which were featured on the Food Network’s Tasty Travels with Rachel Ray. The burgers have won kudos - being voted Best Burger bySt. …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Taking Italian cuisine off the Hill to Oakville has made Bill Gianino's a winner with patrons since 1975.
No need to travel to The Hill to satisfy cravings for Italian food; instead head south to Oakville where Bill Gianino’s been serving up traditional Italian cuisine since 1975. Bill Gianino’s, located in Chestnut Park Plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Yaeger roads has earned a reputation for providing quality Italian specialties, pastas and St. Louis-style pizzas served in friendly surroundings. The décor is understated and inviting for either family or special occasion dining. And attentive servers are knowledgeable and readily explain daily specials and menu options. Those options include 28 different pasta picks including red, white or garlic butter sauces along with stuffed classics as cannelloni, tortellini and ravioli - …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Suzanne Corbett, food and restaurant writer, wins an armload of awards for her food, travel and business writing. She writes "Bites Nearby" and "Eating In, Dining Out" for Patch.
Suzanne Corbett, who writes two food-related columns for Patch, was the top award winner in the annual Communications Contest of the Missouri Professional Communicators (MPC). Corbett, of South County, received either first or second place awards in nine categories, including Food, Travel, Reviews, Business Spotlights, Features, Personality Profiles, Columns, Arts & Entertainment and Writing for the Web. Her entries included material published by PrimeLife Circuit Magazine, West Newsmagazine, AAA Midwest Traveler and Patch.com. At Fenton-High Ridge Patch, Corbett provides a weekly local look at food and restaurants in a column called Eating in, Dining Out. In addition, she takes a brief look at local South County restaurants in a weekly …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Vintage roadhouse-style with high-end dining makes Jilly's a unique restaurant experience where the steaks sizzle and the beer is always cold.
When Joseph and Dana Gisi opened Jilly’s Café & Steakhouse they created a unique operation that combined two restaurant styles under one roof - high-end family dining and a casual roadhouse bar. “You can order anything on the menu in either the main dining room or the bar,” said Dana Gisi who noted the bar features its own specials such as $5 pizzas on Sundays. The bar has a collection of tables and bar stools along with a pool table. The main dining offers wood paneled booths and neatly set tables that are nicely suited for family dining or a cozy dinner for two. Servers arrive promptly with menus that spotlight sirloins, rib-eyes and filets prepared to order and topped on request with a variety of frills from creamy crab sauce to …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Featuring pub grub to gourmet fare Dulany's has been a South County favorite for relaxed dining with family and friends since 1994
Dulany’s Neighborhood Grille & Pub is not the usual grill pub. Its menu offers a broad selection from pub grub to gourmet that has made Dulany’s a favored South County haunt since opening in 1994. Decor is simple. Dulany’s is a sports bar. Fans will be pleased with Dulany’s flat screen TVs, which are strategically placed throughout the bar and dining room as well as the five-pound Wing Ding special that includes a bucket of longnecks or a pitcher of Bud Light ($24.99). Another hit for game time nioshing is The Dulany Platter ($10.99) a combo of toasted ravioli, cheese sticks, chicken strips, onion petals and portabella mushrooms. Carnivores give high marks to the 3/4-pound Dulany Burger in addition to the steaks. Other top picks: the Steak…