Food, Glorious Food

I can’t lie … I’ve been looking forward to this issue for a long while. Dining out, whipping up a feast in the kitchen or sipping an IPA with friends, nothing brings us together like food and libations—and this issue is chock-full with ways to ignite your taste buds, fill your belly and wet your whistle.

The Peters Cartridge Factory rehab project is finally underway. The long-abandoned factory that has piqued our curiosity and intrigued ghost hunters for years will be the new home of Cartridge Brewing (the first tenant to hop on board this newly renovated space). We caught up with one of the owners, Kyle Hackbarth, to get a sneak peek at plans for the brand-new brewery set to open in the spring of next year.

But as this is the food issue, we didn’t disappoint. Thunderdome Restaurant Group, the local masterminds behind Maplewood, Bakersfield and the Eagle, recently opened their 40th restaurant, CityBird, right in our very own backyard in Harper’s Point. Even better, this innovative restaurant group plans to expand their delicious domain further into the ’burbs (and beyond), tempting us all with sensational new dining options.

If you’re into eating in or even bringing home a little carryout from one of Thunderdome’s best, Watson’s Home Furniture has the scoop on trends and tricks to update your dining space. Check out “Gather ‘Round” to get inspired and find the kind of dining room set that will make you want to host Thanksgiving dinner. Every year.

Other tasty tidbits in this issue—a pico de gallo recipe courtesy of Chilango Fresh Mexican (perfect for your football parties), tips on ways to reduce stained teeth for red wine lovers, and the best place to appreciate autumn at Blooms & Berries’ Fall on the Farm.

Not to be forgotten, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—so we’re shining a light on the nonprofit Cleaning for a Reason, which provides complimentary house cleaning to women fighting cancer. The Maids have been involved with this amazing organization for years—lending a helping hand to countless women.

We know this issue will leave you full of ideas, and hopefully also, well, just plain full. Enjoy!