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Vicia hosts Springtime Market & Nurses for Newborns Drive

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Michael and Tara Gallina, the powerhouse couple behind the multi-award-winning restaurant Vicia in the Cortex Innovation Community, are hosting a Springtime Market to celebrate Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 11.

Stop by for lunch or Happy Hour snacks between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and pick up flowers, gifts, farm-fresh produce and milk from Vicia’s favorite farmers and artisans. Those participating include Dirty Girl Farms, Collin Garrity, Yellowtree Farm, Alice Blue Collective, Bohlen Family Farms, Rolling Lawns Farm, and Kaldi’s Coffee. Look for specialty goods from Vicia as well.

The Gallinas—new parents themselves—have added a charity component to the event by partnering with Nurses For Newborns to benefit parents in need. Drop off new & gently used baby equipment, such as pack ‘n plays, high chairs, strollers, and car seats, etc. Necessities such as baby food, diapers, baby toiletries, and new & gently used clothing, sizes preemie, newborn up to size 4T, are a high priority too.

Springtime Market at Vicia, corner of Boyle & Duncan, Saturday, May 11 from 11 to 3.

New and notable/shop & restaurant pop-up updates

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Shop News:

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

Enchanted Attic (see post here), an annex of Enchanting Embellishments, has moved from 4742 McPherson Avenue, shown below, to what was until recently Kopperman’s at 368 N. Euclid Avenue, above. The shop, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  re-opened in its new location today.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

Enchanted Attic’s relocation signals exciting retail news for the neighborhood, as the Candle Fusion Studio is set to open in that recently-vacated space in early December. “We’re thrilled to bring an extraordinary experience to St. Louis,” said proprietor Deanna McClintock Lester. The studio will feature 100+ scent oils that can be blended together to create a custom, hand-poured candle. The candle “bar” will include a private party room which will be available for groups up to 25.

The Pop-Up Restaurant Scene:

The neighborhood has been a popular destination for restaurateurs to test the market by holding pop-up dinners in CWE venues. For the past year Tara and Michael Gallina, formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, have created buzz-worthy notice with a series of Rooster & the Hen events around town, including at local hotspots Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms and Eva’s Attic above Juniper (which began life as a pop up itself).

Though the Gallinas have since found a permanent location in the CWE’s Cortex District at Duncan and Boyle Avenues, construction is behind schedule and Vicia (see earlier post here) won’t open its doors until early 2017.  In the meantime, for those anxious to experience the Gallinas’ imaginative cuisine, there is a new series of pop-up dinners scheduled over the next couple of months at The Block, 33 N. Sarah, and Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive Street. See info below, and click here to learn more and make reservations.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

On October 29, rising stars at Washington University, Sachi Nagase and Katie Yun, below, held a pop-up dinner at TechArtista, 4818 Washington Avenue.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

The sold-out event for 35 guests featured a ten-course meal inspired by Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

The menu reflected the food showcased in TechArtista’s arresting 3rd floor mural, “Supper Club,” by artist Edo Rosenblith, above.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Warren Kramer Boston MA Vicia The Block TechArtista Co-Working Environment Tara and Michael Gallina Sprouted Radish Rooster & the Hen explorestlouis/centralwestend Enchanted Attic at Juniper Edo Rosenblith Cortex District Candle Fusion Studio Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms

Photo above courtesy of Yun. See more photos on Sprouted Radish Supper Club’s Facebook here.

TechArtista is hosting a 2nd Supper Club event this Friday, November 11, at 7 p.m. The 8-course vegan dinner (soup to dessert), $40, will be prepared by nationally-and-internationally-known chef Warren Kramer of Boston, MA.  Click here for details.