FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(St. Louis, MO) – January 22, 2023 – 18Rails | The Venue at City Foundry STL, has planned another pop-up experience designed to celebrate the love and mystery of Valentine’s Day. From February 9th-17th, guests aged 21 and up can attend at two different times: 5:30-7:30 p.m. or 8:00-10:00 p.m., with various ticket options to accommodate different group sizes. Dripping with love-themed décor and featuring a menu by the exclusive caterer, Butler’s Pantry, the experience will not only be delicious but also encourage lively conversations and genuine connections, leaving guests feeling ‘lovestruck’.
TICKET INFORMATION: From general admission to seated experiences, guests can choose their preferred style — Minglin’, Sittin’ or Loungin’.
MINGLIN’ | General Admission | $15.00
Embrace spontaneity! Mix and mingle with your own crew, or meet someone new around the central bar and cocktail tables.
SITTIN’ | Seats 4 Guests | $80.00
Elevate the celebration with exclusive table seating for a group of 4 people! This ticket includes table service.
SITTIN’ | Seats 8-10 Guests | $200.00
Surround yourself with all your faves and reserve a high-top table for a group of up to 10 people! This ticket includes table service.
LOUNGIN’ | Seats 6-8 Guests | $200.00
Sink into plush, luxurious lounge seating to unwind and celebrate the magic of love, attraction and human connection. This ticket also includes table service.
Bridget Bitza, Chief Revenue Officer at Butler’s Pantry, said, “When creating this pop-up series, we were aiming for a retro, fashion-forward, playful vibe and we are so ready for St. Louis to see it come to life! Whether you’re planning to celebrate with your sweetheart, friends, or embracing self-love, we think this pop-up is THE place to be this Valentine’s Day.”
The experience kicks off with a mini cocktail served in an amuse-bouche fashion, providing an immediate zip to the pop-up experience. The cocktail menu, crafted by Director of Beverage Ryan Manka, includes two mocktails and eight cocktails, each playing on the Valentine theme.
Featured Cocktail Offerings:
Lavender Haze | Empress 1908 Indigo Gin, Lavender, Lemon, Blueberry, Vanilla & Rose – Yes, it’s a Taylor Swift song, but it’s also the perfect mix of juniper and spice balanced with the mild and sweet flavors of lavender and blueberry.
Love in Flight | Four Roses Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, Lemon, Amarena Cherry & Rhubarb – This blend of bold flavors
is similar to the popular Paper Plane cocktail and reminiscent of the feeling you get with a budding new relationship.
Blushing Dragon | Ketel One Cucumber Mint Vodka, Dragon Fruit, Lime, Lemon, Orange Bitters & a Foam Topper – The exotic fruit flavor paired with the light flavor of cucumber mint vodka instantly puts you in vacation mode, giving you that secret glow you only get when you are enjoying time away or with a new love interest.
Brian Kempf, Vice President of Culinary, explained, “For our food offerings, we wanted to elevate the pop-up without creating a long-drawn-out experience. So, we came up with small bites that could easily be enjoyed while keeping a conversation going, as well as stimulate affection and enliven the beauty of spending time together.”
Featured Menu Offerings:
Vegan Mediterranean Display – Fresh vegetables and savory pita with house-made hummus and labneh. A simple yet adventurous appetizer that provides a variety of different tastes and textures.
Raw Plate – Large gulf shrimp, split crab legs, oysters on the half-shell – a beautiful display of delicious seafood for an indulgent, celebratory experience.
Covered in Chocolate – Chocolate-covered, strawberries, pineapple, banana, and marshmallows — the epitome of romance.
Another highlight included with this experience is a complimentary tarot reading. Drawing upon intuition, artistic insight, and mystique, local fortune tellers Daniel James Drake, Eron Mazza and Nanyamka Ewing are prepared to provide live readings and unlock the secrets of the heart for couples, best friends and solo seekers.
Don’t miss out on this heart-throbbing experience this February! Walk-ins are welcome, but purchasing tickets in advanced is encouraged. View the full menus, learn about our tarot readers and buy tickets online at 18rails.com/valentine-pop-up/.
About 18Rails | The Venue @CityFoundrySTL and Butler’s Pantry:
18Rails | The Venue is City Foundry STL’s premier event space, offering a versatile and sophisticated setting for a wide range of occasions. Operated by Butler’s Pantry, an established innovator in the hospitality industry. Rooted in tradition, but known for innovative catering and event design, St. Louis has counted on Butler’s Pantry for premier catering and event solutions since its inception in 1966. Butler’s Pantry offers more than 40 preferred venues in their portfolio and five brands within the family, including exclusive venue operations, off-premise catering, and a drop-off catering service. When it comes to celebrating all of life’s moments, the first choice is Butler’s Pantry. For more information, visit www.butlerspantry.com.
About City Foundry STL:
City Foundry STL is a place for the community with a curated mix of restaurants, entertainment spaces, shops, offices, and more in the heart of St. Louis’ Midtown. Transformed from the century-old Federal-Mogul manufacturing foundry, City Foundry STL pays homage to the city’s industrial roots while celebrating the future of St. Louis’ hospitality leaders in its central Food Hall. For more information about the progress of City Foundry STL, visit here as well as follow on social media on Facebook and Instagram.