Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A New Dog Policy and More

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A New Dog Policy and More

Article excerpt

In last week's column, I wrote about visiting Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and noticing a large puddle of dog urine on the floor.

The day after the column ran, company co-founder David M. Wolfe posted a new policy all over social media, including stltoday.com. This new policy, written as a letter to their customers, states that they will no longer be allowing dogs in their inside dining spaces, in accordance with the law.

They still welcome dogs in their outdoor areas, the biergarten in their Washington Avenue location and the terrace at their Manchester Road location.

"Personally, as a dog owner, it's been a lot of fun watching fellow dog-lovers accompanying their 'best friends' over beers & food at Urban Chestnut, and I'm disappointed that we have to make this change. However, it is always our intention and practice to abide by the law, and thus I hope those of you who have brought your dog(s) by in the past will understand this decision," he wrote.

In the letter, he thanked the City of St. Louis Department of Health and urged customers to contact their aldermen to change the city code.

Also posted is a photo of the saddest, most adorable little puppy you've ever seen.

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Somewhere, a collection of cooking implements is laughing at me.

Between the test kitchen at the newspaper office and my real kitchen at home, I have seven sets of measuring cups and five sets of measuring spoons. Obviously, that's enough. I will even go so far as to agree that, obviously, that's overkill.

And yet, I only have a total of two half-cup measuring cups and also two one-teaspoon measuring spoons.

I have the full complement of other measuring cups and spoons, including a relatively rare (and not particularly useful) two- thirds cup measuring cup and an equally rare but considerably more useful three-quarters cup, plus at least a couple of slightly rare and definitely useful one-eighth teaspoons.

But half-cups and full-teaspoons? Only one of each at home and the office.

According to my understanding of basic physics, measuring spoons are neither created nor destroyed. I certainly don't go about intentionally throwing out these vital utensils. …

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