Patrick Horine

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Local Harvest Will Close Its Downtown Cafe

    In the aftermath of a wildly successful social media campaign that raised $120,000 as well as some eyebrows about their business acumen, Local Harvest announced this morning that they are closing their downtown cafe. See also: Local Harvest Reaches $120,000 Fundraising Goal: What's Next?

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Local Harvest Reaches Fundraising Goal: What's Next?

    After a week of community building, backlash and overwhelming support, Local Harvest Cafe & Grocery (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815) has reached its $120,000 fundraising goal almost a week before the February 7 deadline. To the delight of many, the cafe and locally sourced grocery will remain op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Local Harvest Cafe Debuts New Concept "All About the C" in January

    Local Harvest Cafe (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815) in Tower Grove has been teasing a big announcement on social media for the past week and a half. It turns out that after more than five years, the cafe is re-opening with a whole new concept: the "C." One thing that letter stands for is "cultur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Al Gore is Vegan Now, But St. Louis Already Knew That

    Former vice president Al Gore is totally a vegan now. Just like Bill Clinton! Forbes and the Washington Post are both reporting that he's given up animal products. But, hey, guess what -- Gut Check totally already knew that. Back in February, Gore came to St. Louis for his book tour and got a vega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Local Harvest Cafe & Catering Preparing Vegan Dinner for Al Gore's Weekend Visit to St. Louis

    On Saturday, February 9, former vice president Al Gore will visit St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-994-3300) to talk about his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Late yesterday afternoon, Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morgan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Tidbits: Chef Shuffle at Salt, Local Harvest

    Evan S. Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that chef Clara Moore is leaving St. Louis and her position as executive chef of Local Harvest's three cafes. Moore plans to move to Seattle. According to Benn, Local Harvest owners Patrick Horine and Maddie Earnest have hired three new chefs at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    New Local Harvest Grocery Opens in Kirkwood

    Local Harvest Grocery (3108 Morgan Ford Road; 314-865-5260) this morning opened its new location at 12309 Old Big Bend Road in Kirkwood. As co-owner Patrick Horine told Gut Check this spring, Local Harvest didn't look to Kirkwood -- Kirkwood looked to Local Harvest. "We were approached by a family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Local Harvest Cafe & Catering Opens Downtown Monday, June 11

    The owners of Local Harvest Grocery (3108 Morgan Ford Road; 314-865-5260) and Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morgan Ford Road; 314-772-8815) announced in April that they would open a new downtown location of the cafe and a combined grocery store and cafe in Kirkwood. The downtown location is j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    The Ten Best Vegetarian Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Local Harvest Announces Two New Locations [Updated]

    The double threat of Local Harvest Grocery (3108 Morgan Ford Road; 314-865-5260) and Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morgan Ford Road; 314-772-8815) is doubling its number of locations. The Tower Grove South venture announced yesterday that it will open new spots downtown and in Kirkwood. The K ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    July 22, 2011

    Tower Grove Farmers' Market Struggling for Donations

    Tower Grove Farmers' MarketTower Grove Farmers' Market is struggling to meet their donation goals. ​Earlier this week Tower Grove Farmers' Market co-founder and president Patrick Horine sent a plea to the group's email list. Despite having a record number of people visiting the market this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Food: What's Art Got to Do With It?

    ​Urban Alchemy, on view through early June at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, is an exhibition of work by the late Gordon Matta-Clark. The New York-based artist used materials he found in blighted buildings to explore space, community and social activism. Dude was also into food. In 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Chef's Choice: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu. Part two will be published tomorrow, and part three on Friday. Robin WheelerA man, a plan, a ham: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu​"I really appreciate obsessiveness in other people because I have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Planned Downtown Farmers' Market Not Meant to Compete with Its Soulard Neighbor, Say Organizers

    Patrick Horine, the man behind the new downtown farmers' market, which opens on Thursday, June 3 at the Old Post Office Plaza.​The debut of a downtown farmers' market we told you about last month is aimed at a different crowd from the long-standing Soulard Farmer's Market, say its organizers.Patri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    FoodWire: Farmers' Market in Downtown St. Louis Is a Go

    ​A reliable source tells Gut Check that the Downtown St. Louis Partnership will soon announce the debut of a farmers' market.Per our previous report, the market will be held Thursday afternoons from 4 - 7 p.m. between May and October. Farmers will set up stands on the Old Post Office Plaza. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Poll Results: Support for Downtown Farmers' Market

    Last week, I asked for your reaction to the news that the Downtown St. Louis Partnership has asked Tower Grove Farmers' Market founder Patrick Horine to help develop a new farmers' market for downtown. The results of our highly unscientific poll:​As you can see, "Yes! I would shop there as often a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Poll: Would You Shop at a Downtown Farmers' Market?

    Yesterday, Kristen Hinman posted the news that the Downtown St. Louis Partnership has asked Patrick Horine of Tower Grove Farmers' Market, Local Harvest Grocery and Local Harvest Café & Catering to help organize a new farmers' market downtown.The item has already prompted several comments both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    FoodWire: Downtown Farmers' Market May Bow This Summer

    ​The Downtown St. Louis Partnership is hungry for a farmers' market and has asked Patrick Horine to organize and operate it. Horine founded the Tower Grove Farmers' Market and is a co-owner of Local Harvest Grocery and Local Harvest Café & Catering in Tower Grove South.Plans call for the mark ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.17-1.23

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Patrick Horine of Local Harvest Grocery (3148 Morganford Road) and Local Harvest Café & Catering (3137 Morganford Road) left a comment in last week's digest alerting us to the Local Harvest Dish. Events, product reviews and more: Check it ou ... More >>

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    June 14, 2006

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    May 31, 2006

    Produce Row

    The beef: too many farmers markets and not enough farmers