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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fortel's Pizza Den in U. City Slapped With Suit Over Unpaid Taxes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

The University City location of a popular St. Louis-area pizza chain owes the state of Missouri nearly $150,000 in tax revenue — with delinquencies on sales tax remittances and employee withholding tax going back nearly three years. That's according to a suit filed yesterday in St. Louis County Circuit Court....

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Snax Gastrobar Brings a New Neighborhood Restaurant to Lindenwood Park

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Snax Gastrobar (3500 Watson Road, 314-353-9463) is exactly the kind of restaurant you want in your neighborhood. It works as a place to have a burger, sandwich or salad for dinner on a worknight. With board games, a casual atmosphere and a kids menu, you can bring the whole family,...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

How Chip Schloss Opened Atomic Cowboy — and Made the Grove a Destination

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:23 AM

If everything had worked out according to plan, Chip Schloss would never have opened Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775). "When I bought this building in the Grove twelve years ago, I thought the neighborhood looked like it could become the next Loop," Schloss recalls. "Unfortunately, nobody else believed...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Imo's Will Pay for You to Adopt a Pet from Stray Rescue This Week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Question: What's better than a piping hot Imo's pizza, slathered in Provel, with an order of toasted raviolis on the side? Answer: A furry, four-legged friend to enjoy it with, of course! Now, with the help of St. Louis' flagship pizza chain, you can make that happen for less...

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Po'Boy Specials at Peacemaker Will Unite Chefs for a Good Cause

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Some of the city's best chefs are banding together to raise money for charity — and they're doing it with po'boys. Starting today, chef Kevin Nashan is launching a "Po'Boy Takeover" at Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. (1831 Sidney St., 314-772-8858), along with five participating St. Louis chefs. Every...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Phoenicia Mediterranean Deli Brings Lebanese-Inspired Food to West County

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 6:10 AM

West county's newest restaurant, Phoenicia Mediterranean Deli (15344 Manchester Road, Ellisville; 314-764-9222), promises a healthful menu of Mediterranean classics. But that's not all — not by any means. Co-owner Rana Baydoun also offers terrific baked goods. Baydoun is an avid baker of pastries from both the eastern and northern shores of...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Purple Martin Is Back, with a Menu of Comfort Food and Bar Games

Posted By on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM

In December, the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah Avenue) announced it was closing. But rumors of its death proved to be greatly exaggerated. On January 16, a trio of new owners closed on a deal to buy the Fox Park eatery from founder Brooke Roseberry. And within days, they'd quietly...

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Mak's Pub and Grub Brings Creative Mac & Cheese to South City

Posted By on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Like just about everyone who goes to culinary school, Michael Makhamreh knew he wanted to open a restaurant of his own someday. But when he found the building that would eventually house Mak's Pub & Grub (6109 Gravois Avenue, 314-354-8148), "someday" felt like it had arrived just a bit too...

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Tamara Keefe's Guide to Lafayette Square

Posted By on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 6:21 AM

Tamara Keefe, owner of Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery (1637 S. 18th Street; 314-858-6100), discovered Lafayette Square in spite of her real estate agent's best efforts. "I was relocating to St. Louis for my job, and my realtor kept showing me all of these places in the county that...

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

'ZZA Is Now Serving Fast, Casual, Oblong Pizza in Skinker-DeBaliviere

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 6:49 AM

The newest pizza to hit Skinker is fast, flavorful, and ... oblong? The latest endeavor by Pi co-founder Chris Sommers, ‘ZZA Pizza and Salad (282 N. Skinker Blvd.), opened last Friday next to Bobo Noodle House and Kayak's Cafe. The fast-casual eatery hopes to appeal to students, families, and...

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