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Let’s Go Eat!

It is safe to assume that kids' favorite season is summer. It's more than just the absence of school that makes summer special. For kids, it's about adventure, exploring new places, trying new things, and make new friends around the neighborhood. After months of staying inside, it is safe to assume that most adults are ready to reclaim summer as their favorite season. 


With the help of some of our favorite, locally-owned restaurants, Kirkwood Lifestyle invites you to go on a food tasting adventure, explore new places and try new things. Best of all, we encourage you to make new friends, not just in your neighborhood but also in our communities. Strike up a conversation with someone you don't know. After all, it's at our restaurants where some of the best conversations take place.  


Our local restaurants allow families and friends to gather, reconnect, and share stories. But this summer, let's take it to another level and start a conversation with someone new. Take a moment and introduce yourself to your server, the owner, or the person sitting near you.   


This month, Kirkwood Lifestyle is running a social media contest to win a $100 gift card to your favorite local restaurant. But we don't want to see pictures of food. We want to see pictures of faces – family faces, faces of friends, and folks you just met.   

Simply post your smiling faces and tag any restaurant and Kirkwood Lifestyle. Each post will get you one entry into our drawing held on July 31st. We're on Instagram @kirkwoodlifestylemagazine and Facebook @Kirkwoodlifestyle. Family, friends, food, and fun makes summer our favorite season. 
 
612 Kitchen & Cocktails 
612 is bringing exciting new items to the menu, adding flatbread pizza favorites to the lunch and dinner menu, and changing up the whole landscape with new chef Matthew Ahearn. (612 W Woodbine Ave, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003). 
 
Amigos Cantina 
Enjoy our Mexican inspired dining with traditional cuisine and our award-winning margarita that is hand-shaken to order. Our newly renovated outdoor seating, El Porche, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our delicious cuisine and variety of drinks to satisfy any taste. 
 
Citizen Kane's Market Place 
A few years after opening Citizen Kane's Steakhouse in 1993, Frank Kane had the idea to open a butcher shop next door. Citizen Kane's Market Place features prime steaks, pork, Norwegian Salmon, and specialty items, including sandwiches, salads, beer, and wine. Patio dining available. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday 11:00 – 4:00 pm.  
 
Gelato di Riso  
We serve fresh, authentic Italian gelato that is velvety in texture and rich in flavor. Dolce Gelatos are made with natural flavors and milk, instead of high-fat cream, for guiltless indulgence. Frutta Gelatos are made with real fruit. Open for, lunch and dinner Wednesday - Sunday, gelato is the perfect addition to every meal. Molto bene! 
 
Helen Fitzgerald's 
This local favorite is a restaurant/bar/club chameleon: The nature of the venue depends on when you go. We are excited in the next few months to return to normalcy with live music and our energetic atmosphere. During these times, we appreciate the local support from our amazing community; we are truly stronger together! 
 
Kaldi's 
The Avocado Toast at Kaldi's has become an icon over the last few years. It's perfect for Sunday brunch or a light snack to share. If you're looking for a refreshing drink this summer, try their new Lavender Mint latte. The house-made syrup is combined with your choice of milk and espresso to create a smooth, floral, light drink.  
 
Kirkwood Pop Co. 
Pop in our gourmet popcorn shop offering more than a dozen sweet and savory flavors. With customizable bags and popcorn tins, there's something for everyone. Not sure which flavor to choose? Ask for a sample! Make flavor suggestions in-store and online. We provide fundraising options varying from door-to-door sales or profit share days at the store.  
 
Mike Duffy's  
We've built more than a business; we've built a family. Since 1986, Duffy's has served our community with meals you'd be proud to share with your family. Through the years, we've made every moment taste better. Whether you're stopping by for a beer or reuniting with your friends, our family will always welcome you home. 
 
Olive and Oak 
Olive + Oak is a friendly, bustling neighborhood restaurant and bar in the heart of Old Webster — a spot where the very best in food and drink is served in a welcoming setting. It's the perfect place to enjoy great wine, craft beer, well-made drinks, and thoughtful, ingredient-driven food with friends and family. 
 
One 19 North 
Enjoy delicious Tapas in Downtown Kirkwood. We've added additional tables outside! New menu items just for summer include Lemon Artichoke Flatbread and four great new salad options; Black & Blue, Caprese, One 19 Summer Salad & our Wedge!  
 
P.J.'s Tavern 
Join us on our outdoor patio and discover how over two decades of delicious food, fun atmosphere, and courteous staff has evolved into the premier neighborhood family restaurant in Kirkwood. From nachos and salads to wraps and grilled salmon, our robust menu is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters (kids love the PB&J and corn dogs). 
 
Sunset 44 
Our local, family-owned restaurant features a variety of cuisines, based on the chef's heritage and culinary experiences. We offer an extensive wine list with over 200 wines to choose, and we are known for the "Sunset Pour" (8 oz. glasses of wine).   
 
The Frisco Barroom  
Located in the Old Orchard district of Webster Groves, our rustic, midwestern inspired menu is available for carryout and patio seating. Our new Online Market offers house-baked bread, roasted meats, sauces, dips, family meals, and more. Baked goods and many other additions are coming soon! 
 
The Greek Kitchen 
This Kirkwood gem makes their food from scratch the authentic traditional Greek way. They have won several awards in just a short time, including best soup in the Manor Grove "Soups On" competition (Avgolemono), and the best Greek restaurant in St. Louis by two magazines. Sinful desserts, flaming cheese, Greek wines, and romantic ambiance awaits at the Greek Kitchen. OPA! 
 
Tropical Moose 
Tro Mo is St. Louis' premier shaved ice stand, located in downtown Kirkwood.  
  
Twisted Tree Steakhouse 
Our mission is to create an extraordinary experience through amazing food and exceptional service. Using only the finest cuts of 100% Pure Black Angus Prime Beef, Chef Tyler Layton also utilizes local seasonal ingredients and homemade sauces. With continually evolving menu items, we are remodeling an additional dining room planned to be completed by the end of Summer.  
  
Weber's Front Row 
Sit back and relax. The kids can enjoy the arcade games while you have a front-row seat to all the games on over 30 H.D. T.V.'s. Enjoy thin-crust pizza and toasted ravioli along with our classic sandwiches, burgers, and our award-winning hot wings.  

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