Dine Inside A REAL Gingerbread House

Here’s cool Christmas thing for you and your family to do! Have dinner (or breakfast or lunch or just snacks) inside a real gingerbread house.


The house is set up at River City Casino. It is outside the gaming area, so it is open to all ages.


Take a peek inside the windows and you can see the table and chairs.

For a $25 donation to the Center for Hearing and Speech, you and your group (family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.) can reserve the house for a 90 minute period. You can order the 3-course holiday menu listed below for $25/person. Or you can order from the Lewy’s Nine Cafe menu. (Click HERE for Lewy’s Nine information.)

To reserve a time for your group in the gingerbread house, please call 314-388-7623. Time slots are already getting filled up. (For information about the Center for Hearing and Speech, please click HERE.)



The oddly-angled shot below shows some of the decorations on the ceiling of the house.


The house was constructed by Pinnacle Entertainment employees who put their names on the gingerbread figures on the outside walls.

Gingerbread cookie

On a recent visit to River City Casino, the 1904 Steak House and chef John Johnson introduced new Small Plates which include Braised Short Rib Sliders, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pan Seared Scallops and Steak Tartar, among others. Of course, the regular menu is also available. Click HERE to learn more about the 1904 Steak House at River City.


Looking Ahead

Now that the first Food Talk STL show has happened, it’s time to look ahead.

On our 2/11 show, an old radio friend, Joy Grdnic, is scheduled to visit. She is the owner of The Fountain on Locust. Nate Selsor, a bartender at Monarch, is on the agenda. And John Johnson, chef for Lumiere Place, is coming by to chat about his participation in St. Louis Mardi Gras.

I plan to share some newsy notes during each show—tidbits from the local food scene, including events and activities.

There are so many things going on for local diners, drinkers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), food shoppers and cooks. On Food Talk STL, I’ll try to touch on many areas of interest. Thanks for listening!

—David Craig