Cleaver & Cocktail Blog

How to Host a Great Holiday Party

Is it your turn to host a great party for the holidays? Luckily, it’s possible to do so without feeling overwhelmed! With these entertaining ideas from our experts, you can enjoy this event just as much as your guests. Decide on a Holiday Party Theme Lift spirits with a theme! There’s always the ugly sweater […]

Holiday Cooking Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, merry and bright, and for holiday cooking. Holiday meals are always the high point of any holiday season. It gives friends and family a chance to enjoy one another’s company while indulging in savory and sweet dishes saved for this time of year. However, for those cooking this holiday […]

Lea Del Pietro Doherty’s Breast Cancer Story

Since receiving her cancer-free screen in 2018, Lea Del Pietro Doherty has been open to sharing her breast cancer story in hopes of helping others. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she sat down to recount what she went through and to remind everyone of the importance of annual screenings. Cleaver & Cocktail is […]

‘Boo’gie into Fall with Our Ghost Margarita

Fall is right around the corner. Some people love the transition from summer to fall. What’s not to love about cooling temps, changing leaves, and fall festivities? However, leaving summer means leaving beach days, warm nights, and cooling cocktails. At Cleaver & Cocktail, it doesn’t matter what type of weather you prefer. Our Ghost Margarita […]

Cleaver & Cocktail Patio Features

Are you tired of Googling “patios near me” or “outdoor dining St. Louis?” Well, you’ve come to the right place. Cleaver & Cocktail boasts one of the best patios in St. Louis! Keep reading to learn why your next meal should be spent enjoying good views, food, and people at Cleaver & Cocktail. Outdoor Dining […]

Meet the Owners: Brian Doherty

After attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Chef Brian returned to his hometown of St. Louis to work on his six-week externship for a local Chef who had also graduated from the Culinary Institute of America a few years prior. This partnership grew a lifelong friendship with Chef Marc, who […]

Wine and Food Pairing Guide

Do you freeze when the waiter asks you what wine you want with your meal? When so many options exist, does it sometimes feel impossible to pick the right one? Well, not to worry. Keep reading to learn everything you need about wine and food pairing and how you can apply these skills to your […]

Meet the Owners: Lea Del Pietro Doherty

Lea Del Pietro Doherty is Brian Doherty’s wife, Marc Del Pietro’s sister, and Amy Del Pietro’s right hand as they work the front-of-house. Her love for family and friends pushes her to make everyone feel welcomed in her home, which includes her restaurant too! Although she admits that it’s not always sunshine and rainbows in […]

Meet the Owners: Marc Del Pietro

Meet Marc Del Pietro. As one of the owners and chefs at Cleaver & Cocktail, Marc makes his mark on St. Louis by creating delicious meals for all his patrons. He’s a creative soul with a taste for the finer things in life, which means you can only expect the best from him when you […]

What Makes Dry-Aged Beef So Good?

Have you ever tried dry-aged beef? If you have, you know just what flavor explosion is waiting in that first bite. If you haven’t, then you should know that you’re missing out on what some would consider the eighth wonder of the world. So, what is dry-aging, and what makes dry-aged beef so good? Keep […]