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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vicia Opens Today in Cortex — and It's Simply Stunning

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Vicia (4260 Forest Park Avenue), which opens today in the city's Cortex district, is that rare St. Louis restaurant capable of drawing national attention before it's served a single dish. Co-owners Michael and Tara Gallina are both alumni of the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and their decision to...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cardinals Nation Now Has Its Very Own Food Truck

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM

If you ever find yourself craving a ballpark hot dog or "Cardinals Nation Nachos," you no longer have to buy a ticket or even wait until game day to get your favorite baseball fare. That's because the team is rolling out the new Cardinals Nation food truck, which will...

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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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