This February wage war on the cold with our fortifying housemade soups, hearty wine-braised beef stew served over butter whipped mashed potatoes with a buttermilk cheddar biscuit, plus our comfort food – chicken pot pie topped with golden puff pastry and our maple-glazed meatloaf with sour cream potatoes and green beans sauteed with yellow onion and bacon. And don’t hold back on ordering something sweet – our generous serving of steaming bread pudding to enjoy with a scoop of local Serendipity ice cream. If it’s February, it’s Valentine’s Day – and the month for romance. And nothing says it better than flowers and candles and a seat by the fire at SqWires where we know food is the real aphrodisiac. Celebrate to your heart’s delight all weekend with SqWire’s special sweet treats for the holiday. As someone said “all you need is love” – until dinner time.

On Tuesday evenings, come look at what’s on everyone else’s plates and decide how to choose your own SqWare plates – $5 each or 5 for $20. The savory dishes compete with the sweet for your attention – for one night only.

What’s the difference between a week of tense deadlines and a successful approach to reaching the goal? Maybe it’s a foolproof hour of relaxation with affordable drinks and appetizers and friendly faces – happy hours at SqWires are at your command 4 til 7pm Tuesdays thru Fridays.

How about a deep velvety red in recognition of Valentine’s month? Or a bubbly to make a toast? On Wednesdays bottles of wine are half price with your entree.

The great American tradition of family-style fried chicken is a love that never stops giving. Thursday nights at SqWires , crispy chicken, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, old fashioned green beans, slaw, mac’n cheese, and biscuits – for one or for the whole table. Everything you need to celebrate together.

Poets proclaim the aphrodisiacal qualities of oysters – and what better way to start a “lovely” weekend than with fresh-shucked oysters and chilled shrimp $1 each 5 to 7 pm Fridays – accompanied by the music of Tom Hall.

Saturday and Sunday Brunch celebrate pancake week with our fluffy buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes served with melting butter and rich maple syrup. And everything tastes amazing when accompanied by your personally accessorized drink from the dozens of items on the bloody mary and mimosa bar. 8am-3pm.

There’s something special in every special event at SqWires. Hospitality reigns at your meeting, reception, celebration with breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, hors’doeuvres, buffets or full service dining. Call to reserve the Front Room or The Annex for your gathering.

The heartbeat of St. Louis music in February is at SqWires Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday brunch: Bill Murphy, Mayor Taylor, Eric Lysaght, Curt Landes, Tom Hall, Pierce Crask.