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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Audra Luedde Is the Libertine's Unseen Mastermind

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:31 AM

In some ways, Audra Luedde is the Keyser Söze of the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) — minus the part about being a crime lord, of course. The acclaimed restaurant incorporates her vision, her influence is woven throughout the menu, and she spends her days cooking in the kitchen, doing...

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Beyond Sweet Brings Over-the-Top Milkshakes and Fair Food to the West End

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:30 AM

The milkshakes coming out of the kitchen at Beyond Sweet (5901 Delmar Boulevard, 314-899-5021), the new ice cream shop just east of the Delmar Loop, have to be seen to be believed. They are dipped in chocolate and coated in marshmallow, studded with sprinkles and piled high with whipped...

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The BeerSauce Shop Promises to Bring Beer and BBQ Sauce Together in St. Peters

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:07 AM

A new shop is encouraging St. Louis' northwest suburbs to “live a life of flavor.” Co-owners Andrew Tessmer and Rick Duree plan to open the BeerSauce Shop (318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters) in a St. Peters strip mall, selling — as the name promises — craft beer...

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Alton Brown Visits St. Louis Favorites Sardella, Sump, Clementine's

Posted By on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Tamara Keefe, the owner of Clementine's Creamery (1637 S. 18th Street, 314-858-6100), was scrubbing the baseboards of her Lafayette Square shop around noon yesterday when an unexpected guest walked through the door: Alton Brown. Brown, the Food Network star known for Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, was...

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Goody Goody Diner's Sly Bell Writes an Impromptu Poem for Every Customer (VIDEO)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Sylvester "Sly" Bell, an employee at Goody Goody Diner (5900 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-3333), pauses an interview with a reporter as he watches a customer who had just finished her meal head for the door. "Hold on one second," he says before addressing her. "I know you're about to leave, but...

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Bar Rescue Goes 'Back to the Bar' in St. Louis This Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Jon Taffer is back in St. Louis! Or, perhaps more accurately, Jon Taffer's crew was back in St. Louis. Just a little over a year after Bar Rescue first featured its transformation of Van Goghz into a pressed-cocktail spot called Crafted, a crew from the Spike TV show, including on-air...

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Spice of India Brings Punjabi Cuisine to St. Louis County

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 6:26 AM

Sukhjinder Singh has a new feather to place in his growing cap as as restaurateur: His latest venture, Spice of India (10633 Page Avenue, 618-225-7838) is now open in north-central St. Louis County, just west of the intersection of Page and Ashby. Singh's third area restaurant follows his successes Aroma...

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 10 Best Spots for Pasta in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Pasta, arguably the simplest of dishes, is unforgettable when made properly. The variety of noodles — fresh or dried, shaped or filled — and the sauces that accompany them are almost as numerous as the restaurants that serve them. Some chefs focus on making pasta fresh, in-house, from scratch....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ben & Jerry's Is Giving Away Ice Cream in the Loop Today

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Stop everything. Today is the best day of the year at Ben & Jerry's. The ice cream company's Delmar Loop location (6380 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-8887) is participating in the national chain's Free Cone Day. From noon to 8 p.m., Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice...

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How Ron Buechele Went from Being a Cop to Being a Pitmaster

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Ron Buechele, the owner and pitmaster of Soulard's Capitalist Pig (2727 S. 12th Street, 314-772-1180), doesn't hesitate when he's asked where he got his cooking chops. "It was my aunt Angelina," he says. "She was the first person I saw every morning, the person who fed me lunch, and her...

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