Friday, November 25, 2011
Picasso's on Main Street won our latte Chowdown Showdown.
We have a winner! Picasso's captured the St. Charles County Patch Chowdown Showdown fall latte title. Patch readers had great things to say about all of our top five winners. Here is just one of the comments about our winner: Picasso's ended up with 62 percent of the votes when the poll closed at 5 p.m. Thursday. Here's how the other Chowdown Showdown finalists ranked: Check back on Monday for next week's Chowdown Showdown!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Vote for your favorite lattes among this week's Chowdown Showdown finalists in the poll below.
For our second St. Charles County Patch Chowdown Showdown, we asked readers where they find the best lattes in the county. We got a lot of feedback — thanks to everyone who submitted their votes by commenting in our article. There were four city of St. Charles restaurants that garnered votes: Picasso's, 2nd Street Bike Shop, Crooked Tree Coffee Shop and The Bridge at New Town. You can cast your vote for your favorite among the finalists by submitting your answer in the poll below. Voting will continue through 5 p.m Thursday. Check back Friday morning to find out if your coffee shop has been chosen as this week's Chowdown Showdown Champion for having the best latte in the county. After you've voted, be sure to tell us in the comments' …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Four churches come together to create "third place" for fellowship and faith at The Bridge.
The Bridge is community, coffee house and fair trade market combined in a corner location in New Town, St. Charles. I would describe it as a place to tangibly live out faith values and principles while living out your life. Over dinner out with their spouses, the Rev. Stephanie Doeschot, a minister of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Rev. Jim Erdman, a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), shared their separate visions of a new outreach ministry: both spoke of starting a collaborative ministry located in New Town. The Bridge started as a small kiosk selling fair trade products, such as coffee and artisan handicrafts. Fairly traded goods support new markets, favorable working conditions, and fair …