Best Ice Cream Spots In St. Louis

Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream

The boardwalk is a way to bring the Jersey Shore to St. Louis. It does this by serving breakfast and dessert. It’s giving away an iPad Mini at all three of its locations in Soulard, South County, and Maplewood for National Ice Cream Day. If you want to enjoy live music with your waffle sandwich, stop by Maplewood. Visit the website to find out more.

Bombay Food Junkies

Project Animal Freedom and the plant-based wizards have teamed up to host a vegan social. Bombay Food Junkies, the only company that makes vegan sundaes, is an example of non-dairy sweets becoming more mainstream. Bombay Food Junkies, 12:15 p.m. Olive

Clementine’s Ice Cream

All Harry Potter lovers: Get ready to fulfill all your wizarding world fantasies and grab some sweet deals this weekend. All six Clementine’s locations will give away T-shirts for the 50 first people to line up starting at noon. New flavors will be available, including Fizzie Whizzle Beeks, Vegan Triple Berry Crumpets, Chocolate Frog, Chocolate Frog, and Buttered Beer. Visitors can also win a trip to Universal Orlando for two by stamping a postcard at each of the six locations. For more information and location, visit the website.

Cones + Cups

Banana Pudding Ice Cream is back! The shop also offers free sprinkles on any cone or cup between 4 and 9 PM 2800 McNair.

Fritz’s Frozen Custard

Fritz’s will give you a one-scoop cone for every Sunday purchase. Make sure to mention this promotion when ordering. Fritz’s Turtle Sundae is also available. For more information and location details, visit the website.

The Fountain on Locust

Self-described “home to the ice cream martini”, the restaurant will run two specials to celebrate: “Stupendous Super Shareable Banana Split” (Note: Only dine-in customers can order the banana split). 3037 Locust.

Ice Cream for Bears

Honeymoon Chocolates recently opened a Clayton store. They partnered with another entrepreneur to launch Ice cream for Bears within their shop. This small-batch ice cream is made with organic milk and cream and sweetened with honey, which is also a key ingredient of Honeymoon’s Chocolates. Tim Berg, the founder/creator of will offer free ice cream every day until it runs out. Sunday hours are from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, it is possible. 16 N. Central.

Stirup Espresso Now Offers Mobile Coffee Service In St. Louis

Dereck Lehr, Leslie Lehr’s young son, saw the horse trailer full of hay, which would become Stirrup Espresso. One question came to mind. Are you going to make coffee out of this?

Lehr started planning her mobile coffee company in 2019 after quitting her corporate job. She was once a flight attendant and had been to Italy and Costa Rica, where she fell in LOVE with coffee. She says, “I love coffee.” “If you don’t love coffee, you shouldn’t get into the coffee business.”

She knew she didn’t want to live in a brick-and-mortar store, as that would mean being there every day. She began looking online for options and came across videos showing people who converted horse trailers into food trucks. This idea inspired her business name. After searching the internet for horse trailers, she found one on the East Coast. It arrived just before the pandemic in early 2020.

Lehr believes that the timing worked out in the end, even though some may have thought it was unfortunate. She says, “It gave us more time and I didn’t feel under pressure to leave because we had a lot invested in it.” It took a while, but it was worth it.

Lehr started renovating the trailer and preparing for the day when she would be able to put her coffee-making skills into practice. Rod Mangin, Lehr’s husband, invented the name. It combines the worlds of horses and coffee.

It was time to sell when COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, and farmers’ markets reopened. Officially, the business was launched on April 10, 2021.

Offerings include espresso, lattes, cortados, cappuccinos, and Americanos. There are three types of brewed coffee: cold brew, iced coffee, and batch brew. This is pour-over coffee that is made in large quantities and kept warm for fast service.

Lehr’s typical Saturday starts at 4 AM when pour-overs start. Lehr and her son pack everything in the trailer once they have prepared it. Then, Lehr and her son set off for the Lake St Louis Farmers’ Market. You can also rent the rig for private events.

Lehr began to roast beans at first at another local coffee shop. Today, she roasts her beans from Colombia and Brazilian coffee beans. Lehr prepares the orders, while her son works in the window. Lehr says that they work together for four hours straight. It doesn’t end there, which is fantastic.

Indo In Botanical Heights Near St. Louis Adds Cocktail Bar

Indo chef-owner Nick Bognar has just given customers two more reasons for visiting his three-year-old restaurant in Botanical Heights. The 31-year-old chef-owner added a cocktail bar to the already existing modern Southeast Asian offerings and a handroll menu.

A menu of 14 handrolls is now available, with prices ranging from $5 to $14 per person. A handroll, also known as “temaki” (Japanese for handroll), is a type of sushi that’s usually made from vinegared rice, sashimi, and other fillings. It is wrapped in nori. Bognar says handrolls are similar to sushi tacos. “I have been making handrolls at home for many years and I am excited to share more of this less-known sushi with the St. Louis community.”

Handrolls made with seared salmon belly and seared sea bream are among the new options. Omakase is a Japanese style of eating. The chef can make three handrolls for $22 and five for $32. Bognar states that adding handrolls will allow indo to evolve into what it is going to become in the future. He recommends “leaning more towards the cold side” and “in a very approachable, cost-conscious manner.” It’s evident that there is value and it’s apparent.

Indo offers a 20-item daily menu that includes gyoza and shrimp toast as well as vegetable crunchy rice and coconut mango rice pudding.

The former counter of a chef has been transformed into a bar with seven seats. Bognar stated in a release that they had always wanted to have a bar at Indo, but did not have the space.

Kira Webster, beverage director at Nando’s new bar, oversees the cocktail program and will also be the head of Sado at Bognar’s sushi-themed restaurant. She’ll open the 5201 Shaw space (which used to house Giovanni’s on the Hill) later in the year.

Webster was second in the inaugural National Sochu Competition. It was held in Brooklyn, New York, earlier this year. She released, “As a second-generation Japanese-American who spent my summers in Japan, working at Sado and indo is a way to explore my identity through cocktails.” “I love introducing less-known Asian ingredients into the beverage industry.”

St. Louis BLK MKT Eats Is Coming To Maplewood

After almost five years of serving burrito-sized sushi rolls, poke bowls and wonton nachos in Maplewood, BLKMKT Eats has expanded to the former Las Palmas location at 7356 Manchester.

Ron Turigliatto, co-owner, anticipates an opening date for the 1,420-square foot space “early in 2012.” JugoPlus architects has been selected to manage the buildout. Turigliatto states that construction will begin within a few months.

Turigliatto states that he and Kati Fahrney, co-founders, had been seeking to expand for nearly four years. However, the pandemic delayed the search. But they still “feel very good” about the location, Turigliatto said. The partners were more enthusiastic after attending the Let Them Eat Art. Turigliatto said that people were delighted to see them. “They were just as excited as we were.”

The Background

Five years ago, Fahrney and Turigliatto launched the concept. BLK MKT Eats, located near Saint Louis University, opened its flagship store at 9 S. Vandeventer, in 2017. Word spread quickly, with lines snaking out the door of the 1,000-square-foot-shop.

Customers line up to choose from 10 different varieties of sushi bowls, giant rolls (including our best-selling OG fire Salmon Burrito), and wonton-based nachos. All are made-to-order and packed for take-out or delivery.

He says that it was crucial to have two things when looking for a second location. More parking and dine-in seating. Maplewood offered both.

Turigliatto states that there is 40% more square footage which means more seats. There’s also a large parking lot at the rear with multiple cut-throughs. We are located in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. BLK MKT Eats is a fast-casual, healthy, quick-serve restaurant that serves the immediate neighborhood. It is everything we expected.”

ACC STL Partners with St. Louis Business Journal

To Select 2022 Corporate Counsel Award Recipients 

 St. Louis (July 21, 2022)  – For the past nine years, the Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) has partnered with the St. Louis Business Journal to recognize the top in-house counsel in the region with the “Corporate Counsel Awards.”

This year’s nine winners are experts in M&A, compliance, human resources, and a slew of other company segments as their roles have continued to evolve to include other aspects of their respective company’s overall strategy. They were selected with the help of a group of ACC STL members along with the Business Journal’s editorial team.

The 2022 Corporate Counsel Award Recipients are:

  • Seth Hawkins, Vice President and General Counsel, Anheuser-Busch*
  • Chris Koster, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Centene*
  • Sarah Holdener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Moto Inc.*
  • Amit Shah, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, MiTek
  • Christine Carney, Senior Associate General Counsel, Emerson*
  • Jack Terschluse, Corporate Counsel and acting Corporate Secretary, Balto*
  • Jackie Burkhardt, Senior Director of Legal, Core & Main*
  • Katherine Moore, Real Estate Associate Counsel, McBride Homes*
  • Ken Goins, Attorney, Metropolitan Sewer District*

The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter congratulates the 2022 Corporate Counsel award recipients for being leaders in the corporate counsel field and exemplifying excellence in their careers.

To read about the 2022 Corporate Counsel Award recipients, please click on the link to the June 2, 2022 St. Louis Business Journal article,

*Current ACC STL members

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 600 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the world by the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The St. Louis Chapter has received the Gold Chapter of Distinction Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. To learn more, please visit,

AMM Communications Voted One of the Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms in 2022 by Small Business Monthly

This is the thirteenth consecutive year for AMM Communications to make the list of Best St. Louis PR Firms.

July 19, 2022 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based strategic communications and marketing firm, focused on public relations, media relations, content marketing, crisis communications, reputation management, executive communication skills training, and social media consulting, was selected as one of the “Best Public Relations Firms in St. Louis in 2022” by Small Business Monthly readers.

AMM Communications has made the list of Small Business Monthly’s Top Public Relations firms for 13 consecutive years from 2010-22.

“This is an incredible honor,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications principal and co-founder. “We want to thank our customers, partners, vendors, family, and friends for selecting us as one of the top public relations firms in St. Louis. To be included with this group of St. Louis firms demonstrates the level of marketing and public relations talent in the St. Louis region.”

Since its founding in 2008, AMM Communications has served customers providing them support ranging from media relations and crisis communications to content marketing, and executive communications skills training.  The company, co-founded by Ed and Ann Marie Mayuga, focuses on working with customers in the financial services, banking, professional services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, government entities and not-for-profits industries throughout the Midwest.

The list of the top public relations is published in the July 2022 Small Business Monthly. To view the list of the best public relations firms, please click on the link,


About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic communications and public relations firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive communication skills training. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by the State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2022. “Drive your sales. Communicate better.” For more information, please visit, or call 314.485.9499.

Introvert’s New Website Displays Excellent Products Such As Natural Organic Sunscreen

Introvert is proud to announce the one-year anniversary of the launch of their website. They have been sharing and curating a growing selection of sustainable beauty and lifestyle products since January 8, 2021. Some of these products are made right here in St. Louis.

They offer a variety of products, including skincare, haircare and body products, tools, bath soaks, shampoos, and moisturizers. The bath collection includes everything you need, from towels and robes to safe products for baby and mom. Their true passion is a way of turning the ordinary into a ritual. Introvert founder Dani says it all starts with being surrounded by beauty and the best clean beauty moisturizer.

The self-regulation approach of Introverts is something they are proud to show. It is not uncommon to see low standards in the beauty industry allowing for harmful ingredients to be added to products. That is why natural fragrance perfume is a great choice. Introvert holds high standards. They source their products ethically and only use clean ingredients. All of their products are cruelty-free. This means that they have not tested any individual ingredients or the products on animals. Only introverts will partner with brands that share their values.

All products have been thoroughly researched before being approved for partnerships such as Abbott big sky. You can find information about why these ingredients are not acceptable on their website or look into their natural organic sunscreen. Dani, who has been the one that friends and family rely on for advice on beauty and lifestyle products for years, decided to share her favorite products on

These products and rituals were what Dani, a true introvert, reaches for to recharge and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It now helps both introverts as well as extroverts to benefit from self-care routines and requires natural fragrance perfume.Dani and Jimmy, her extroverted husband, bring their unique strengths and views to Introvert. They advocate for a balanced and mindful life.


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The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Congratulates Judge Krista S. Peyton

St. Louis (July 12, 2022) – The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter (ACC-STL) congratulates member Krista S. Peyton on her appointment as associate circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County by Governor Michael L. Parson.

Judge Peyton was sworn into office Jan., 7, 2022, and began hearing a full civil docket Feb. 7 in Division 41. On any given day, Judge Peyton can touch more than 200 cases ranging from breach of contract to landlord tenant matters and trials de novo that are appealed from small claims court. She is also a co-signor for traffic commissioners and must review and approve their orders for each driver’s license revocations.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Peyton served as general counsel and chief contracting officer for the St. Louis Housing Authority.  When asked about the contrast between her role in-house and the judiciary, Judge Peyton, said, “When you are in-house you are trying to guide the client to make the best choices within a legal framework and can have an isolated view, where as a judge I must have a broader global perspective.”

“I enjoyed working with a collective group of individuals because when you are the general counsel, you get to work with everybody because any legal issue that touches the entity means you are involved. As a judge I have enjoyed being in a decision-making role and have enjoyed the wide spectrum of lawyers I get to work with and see every day,” Judge Peyton added.

In addition to her active involvement in ACC-STL while a member, Judge Peyton participates in bar association sponsored community service such as serving lunch at St. Patrick’s Center and volunteering at the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Urban League Food Distribution. She is a Northwest Academy of Law High School volunteer and invited students to observe her engage in oral argument at the Court of Appeals.

She is a board member of the Beyond Housing Advocacy Council and serves on the board of Fontbonne University for the College of Education and Allied Health Professions. Judge Peyton is a member of the Junior League of St. Louis and serves on the community impact team. Judge Peyton has served on the walk committee for Autism Speaks and is a former board member of Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment.

Judge Peyton is a St. Louis native having attended Rosati Kain High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and received a law degree from Syracuse University. During law school, Judge Peyton completed a master’s degree in political science at the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University.

About the Association of Corporate Counsel of St. Louis

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 600 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the world by the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The St. Louis Chapter has received the Gold Chapter of Distinction Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. To learn more, please visit,

Vector Tank Solutions Launches New Website

Vector Tank Solution is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The website showcases the company’s services in an organized and clear manner. The services can be divided into environmental services and inspections. Inspections can be divided into two sections. One section is for specific types of inspections like pressure vessels and storage tanks (which include bullets, spheres, and columns), and another is for locations and buildings that may need inspections such as power plants and storage tank inspections. The environmental section can be divided into two sections: tank removal and industrial cleaning. The industrial cleaning of tanks ensures they are safe and operational while complying with regulations. Tank removal services are available for tanks above and below ground. Vector Tank Solutions provides ultrasonic testing. Plans are in place to expand the site and provide more information about API piping inspections.

Vector Tank Solutions is focused on customer service, and finding the best solution for their clients for pressure vessel inspections. Because they are small businesses, they can move more quickly than larger companies. They offer inspection services in all 50 states. They can also perform ultrasonic, magnet, and penetrant testing as per their SNTTC-1A certification. They are partnered with STI SPFA and API.

Vector tank solutions are a new company that was founded in 2022 and offers great industrial cleaning. The current managing director and inspection manager formed them when they had the idea to create a company that could provide unique and applicable solutions for customers. They are veteran-owned and certified as inspectors by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Steel Tank Institute (STEI). To request a quote, call them at or call 1-800-606-9120.

Vector Tank Solutions
725 Kingsland Avenue
St. Louis MO 63130

One West Offers Hard Money Lending in St. Louis

One West Hard Money St. Louis would be pleased to announce the launch of its new program. Anyone interested in rehabilitating or flipping a house can benefit from this initiative. They would first take out a loan through One West. They would then search for a house in need of repairs. Then they would buy and renovate the house. Then they would make a profit by selling the house. If you are a fan of house flipping, this deal is highly recommended if you need a hard money lender St. Louis.
One West, which runs this program, is owned by Tim Estepp. His years of experience in rehabbing and flipping homes mean that he will be able to share his expertise and help others do the same. Tim is available to provide valuable advice. Tim has the connections and the ability to share information with the right suppliers to ensure a successful project. He has a long list of high-quality subcontractors that can do smaller, more specific parts of the project for a very affordable price.

One West is a trusted local real-estate buyer based in St. Louis. They are a great customer service provider and possess a lot of expertise in their field. They take on many of the hard tasks required to sell a house. Instead of making clients do all the hard work or sticking to a deadline, they make the repairs or perform the work themselves. Whether it is buying a home that needs to be fixed, dealing with residential/commercial property, or selling a home that is in perfect condition, Tim Estepp and One West is the best option for a private lender St. Louis.

One West Hard Money Lender St. Louis
12225 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 932-1445

Tim Estepp
One West Hard Money Lender St. Louis
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