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A Christmas Story at The Rep and Dinner at The Frisco Barroom

The set of A Christmas Story at The Rep

I’ve enjoyed dinner twice in the last few weeks at The Frisco Barroom in Webster, a modern corner tavern and dining hall. The space is warm with a great outdoor space with a fire pit and big tables. The full house on the two Tuesday nights I’ve been there are testament to their great food and service.

The menu is American Rustic with an impressive beer and wine list and full cocktail menu. We were impressed with the Crispy Cauliflower with a light tempura batter and buffalo and ranch dipping sauces and creamy deviled eggs. We also really enjoyed the Pierogis. The farmers cheese pierogis have a cinnamon maple sauce that was a delicious combination. We ordered a pastrami sandwich to share. Little touches like our server and the kitchen thoughtfully splitting it for us without being asked are something you don't find often. For our side we ordered the potato cheese casserole. Like the corn flake topped pot luck staple but with big chunks of perfectly cooked potatoes and bacon and deliciously rich, cheesy sauce. We look forward to return trips to try entrees and the boards.

(from top left, clockwise) Crispy Cauliflower and Deviled Eggs, Turkey Brie Chutney Sandwich, Old Orchard Grilled Cheese, Pierogis, Potato & Cheese Casserole, Pastrami Sandwich

On a recent drive through Manchester, MO in west St Louis county I was struck by the beautiful panoramic views. I turned into a few of the neighborhoods and found some wonderful two story homes and ranches. The area is part of Parkway, Rockwood and Valley Park School Districts. Manchester hosts many events including fairs, festivals, parades, concerts in the parks, carnivals and more bringing the community together throughout the year. Currently a wide variety of condos, townhomes, ranches and two stories range in prices from the 150’s-$600,000.

Homes in Manchester

Just in time for the holidays, The Rep is presenting a stage version of the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story. The story of Ralphie’s quest to get his Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Model air rifle comes joyously to life. Everything you love is here, The Old Man’s major award, the flagpole, the visit to Santa, even the old man’s car and flat tire.

The cast is fantastic. Charlie Mathis is charming as Ralphie and Brad Frazier as The Old Man and Laurel Costillo pull at your heart strings filling us with nostalgia and stirring memories of childhood Christmases and the sets and production are awe inspiring.

Thank you for reading my blogs this year and wishing you Happy Holidays and joyous memories to rival Ralphie's!

Us being adorable at The Rep

Or Call Mark Madonna at 314-225-7478

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