Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pieces Board Game Bar

If you are one of those board game nerds, you will totally love this place!

Patience and Amy playing "Cat Lady", of course
And if you're not, there are so many things to eat and drink!

I was actually very impressed with the game selection AND the menu selection. You definitely need to get there as early as you can as the tables fill up fast. Luckily, you can wait in the bar (to start the eating and drink part) while you wait.

In the mood for Mexican? You can order quesadillas or soft tacos! I just had two Chicken & Cheddar soft tacos.

Chicken & Cheddar soft taco
In the mood for Asian? You can order one of several rice or noodle bowls! Patience order the Midwest Poke Bowl with pulled pork.

Midwest Poke Bowl
Just want regular ole American sandwich? Amy ordered a BLT.

BLT with a side of chips
My favorite part of the whole experience is that you can raise one of three "plastic flowers" to indicate you need a drink, food, or help with a game. The "game assistants" are always quick to come over and help you pick, which was actually the hardest part of the whole trip.

We finally solved the issue by each of us taking a turn to pick the game. The servers will even help you pick out a drink or menu item too. If only the place were bigger...


Pieces = http://www.stlpieces.com/

Thursday, October 3, 2019

PW Pizza Schlafly Beer Dinner 2019

I've never told anyone this story and I doubt my friends would remember this, but I had just gotten back from college and I met them at this new place called "The Tap Room". Well, it was new to me since I had recently turned 21 and there were a lot of places (bars) I had never been before.

When the server asked me what I wanted, I went with my recently learned automatic answer: "Bud Light".

The server and my friends looked at me like I had three heads.

"We don't have that here."

Let's just say I have never made that mistake ever again.

Schlafly was the first beer dinner I ever went to at PW Pizza and they always come back around every few years. I always have to tip my cap to them as they were "my first" craft beer I learned about. This time was special again as it was the first time for Eddie Corno, now a "long time" Schlafly employee and a personal friend, giving the beer presentation.

While I was in the minority at my table, I loved the first pairing since it was a cider! Ciders are very rare at these beer dinners and it was so easy to drink and not too sweet. It was paired with a fall harvest salad and the rosemarry ranch dressing made me want to lick the plate!

Fall Harvest Salad
I was looking forward to the Smoked Chicken Pizza, although I had to pick off the candied jalpenos. Since Kirkwood Brewing has shut down, Schlafly has taken over brewing the St. Louis Football Club Ale D'or. Considered an APA, this was a little hoppy for me. Yet it made sense to pair this with the pizza since it had a little kick to it.

Smoked Chicken Pizza
Surprisingly, the highest ABV of the night went to the Pumpkin Ale at 8%. That was my second favorite although this year's version has a high cinnamon punch to it. This was paired with the Honey Pulled Pork Pizzza, which was a lot milder, and I had to knock off all the shaved fennel slaw as it was a bit overpowering.

Honey Pulled Pork Pizza
I think everyone loved the Banana Bread Pudding with caramel drizzled on top and Oktoberfest pairing the best. Definitely always a winner from Schlafly.

Banana Bread Pudding with St. Louis Football Club Ale D'or beer 

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Schlafly = http://www.schlafly.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon