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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yapi Mediterranean Subs and Sandwiches Brings Bosnian Specialties to South St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Armin Grozdanic knows what it's like for the refugees who have recently relocated to St. Louis. After all, it wasn't so long ago that he was one of them. "In 1996, my husband Armin was in a concentration camp in Bosnia for nine and a half months," Lisa Grozdanic...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cate Zone Chinese Cafe Brings Dongbei Cuisine to University City

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 6:35 AM

If you are used to the sort of gelatinously sticky sweet and sour pork served at Panda Express, you might resist ordering the version at Cate Zone Chinese Cafe (8148 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-738-9923). Don't be so foolish. They have about as much in common as hot dogs have...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10 Surprisingly Kid-Friendly Restaurants in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:34 AM

Plenty of great restaurants in town have kids’ menus and sippy cups, signaling that they're down with the messy preschool masses. But St. Louis is also lucky to have a number of more sophisticated places that, while they're not expressly aimed at families, are still welcoming. No, they won't...

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Robert Uyemura of Local Chef Kitchen Is Obsessed with Keeping It Local

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Robert Uyemura of Local Chef Kitchen (15270 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-220-3212) traces his love of cooking back to childhood holiday dinners with his father. "My dad used to visit us for the holidays and would cook all kinds of Asian food — egg rolls, dumplings," he recalls. "I loved it....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Tap Restaurant + Brewery Says That Bank Collusion Led to Closure

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:53 AM

The Tap Restaurant + Brewery (3803 Elm Street, St. Charles) was forced to close its doors in early November. But the problem wasn't a lack of patrons. The problem, says owner Jerry Berhorst, was its lender. The two-and-a-half-year-old St. Charles hotspot offered diners more than 300 beers on tap,...

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Tropical Liqueurs Will Close for Good in Soulard After This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM

This will be the last weekend for Tropical Liqueurs in Soulard. The purveyors of alcoholic slushies plan to shut down at midnight on Sunday, December 4, and reopen in the spring at a new, larger space in the Grove. Trops' rebirth in the growing party district will include a...

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Rise Coffee House Opens in New Location — with Breakfast! — in the Grove

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:49 AM

The success Rise Coffee House (4176 Manchester Avenue) achieved in the Grove neighborhood led them to expand to a new space — conveniently next door to their old location. “Rise 2.0” opened on Black Friday last week, expecting to process 120 tickets orders. They ended up processing 275. It’s safe to say...

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St. Louis Restaurants Openings & Closings: November 2016

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:08 AM

It's been a busy month on the St. Louis restaurant beat. Local favorites Death in the Afternoon and Nathalie's closed their doors, while Saint Louis Bread Co. angered South Grand denizens by shuttering only after razing several historic homes to create a parking lot. But the good news outweighed...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Señor Pique to Close After 12 Years in Ballwin

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1:13 PM

It's been the RFT's choice for Best Mexican Restaurant. It was declared "in a league of its own" by former critic Ian Froeb. And now, after a twelve-year run, Señor Pique has announced it will close its doors for good on January 15, 2017. The Ballwin restaurant was known for...

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Intoxicology Offers a New Haven for St. Louis Cocktail Lovers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Self-taught cocktail enthusiasts Andy Foerstel and Melissa Pfeiffer have crafted the ultimate bar supply store, Intoxicology (4321 Manchester Avenue, the Grove; 314-833-3088), filling a void they saw St. Louis, and really all of the Midwest. While professional bartenders worth their salt know might know where to find unique specialty...

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