Article By Jerry Berger
CHESTERFIELD VALLEY, MO - December 6, 2011
Kicked off the evening at the new Filippo's in Chesterfield Valley, Missouri. The chef, Concetta San Filippo, works miracles in the kitchen but she's stubborn about sharing the recipe for her celebrated dinner rolls.
Son Joe is owner and continues to operate his restaurant, J.F. San Filippo's at the Drury Inn on Broadway with a new 10-year lease in his hands.
While there, had a chat with Siemens' Seith Heggie and his wife, Terri, and John and Karen Wishart of the Special School District.
BTW: Filippo's turns out remarkable veal chops, rigatoni Giuseppe with vodka, shallots and a spicy creole sauce and the Aussie white fish, baramundi- mirabile dictum!
We learned that Filippo's sauces will soon line shelves at super markets, maneuvered by former Anheuser Busch executive Dan Scott's All-N-Food, LLC.
Onward to the St. Louis Hills Nabe Assoc. holiday party, where AG Chris Koster insisted on addressing the crowd. About 200 neighbors were welcomed by organizers Courtney Leiendecker, Brooke Richars, Molly Spowal and Carol Martin.
Aside from neighbors, the gym at St. Raphael's School was filled pols including Cong. Russ Carnahan, Mayor Francis Slay, Aldermanic prez Lewis Reed, Collector of Rev. Greg Daly, Ald. and City Treasurer candidate Jeff Boyd, state rep. Michelle Kratky, state sen. Joe Keaveny, election board leaders Carol Wilson and Scott Leiendecker, Judges Mike Mullins and Mike Stelzer, assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Crowe and congressional candidate Ed Martin.