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Friday, April 28, 2017

Two Guys and a Chick Sandwich Shop Is Now Open in Benton Park

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:57 AM

Two Guys and a Chick Sandwich Shop (3000 S. Jefferson, 314-881-1500) isn't trying to do anything fancy. Its menu has a half-dozen sandwiches, hamburgers and a Chicago-style dog. You can get a pepperoni pizza or a cheese one, either by the slice or the whole pie. One of the...

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St. Louis Restaurants Openings & Closings: April 2017

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:40 AM

April saw a flurry of action on the restaurant front, with places opening and closing across the area, from downtown to Chesterfield. Well-loved concepts such as Crushed Red, McArthur's Bakery Cafe and Kaldi's Coffee all opened new outposts — Kaldi's in a gorgeous glass box at Citygarden. Meanwhile, a...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Miss Leon's Returns — with Sunday Suppers at Capitalist Pig

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 6:46 AM

She's back! Devotees of Miss Leon's Fried Chicken have reason to celebrate. The beloved soul food spot has found a new place to roost, and it promises to be better than ever. Beginning this Sunday, Miss Leon's fried chicken will be teaming up with Capitalist Pig (2727 S. 12th...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kaldi's Coffee Opens at Citygarden Today, Offering Stunning Views and a Seasonal Menu

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Start with an urban oasis and add some of the city’s best coffee, a fresh and hearty menu, and inspired cocktails and you’ve got a place you might not want to leave. Ever. This describes the much-anticipated newest location for Kaldi’s Coffee (808 Chestnut Street) at Citygarden. Co-owner Tyler Zimmer...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rich and Charlie's Celebrates 50 Years of Pasta, Family and That Salad Dressing

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Fifty years ago, a pair of Italian families with long roots in the St. Louis restaurant industry opened a place on Delmar. Rich and Charlie's, named for co-owners Rich Ronzio and Charlie Mugavero, quickly became known for its pasta, its salad dressing and its knishes. Yes, knishes. The original...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Hopcat-St. Louis to Bring Big New Beer Mecca to the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:36 AM

HopCat, the Michigan-based craft beer-focused concept that's taken the Midwest by storm, plans to open in the Delmar Loop later this year — bringing 80 taps and seating for 345 people, including a large beer garden. Construction on the site, at 6317 Delmar Boulevard, is already underway. The sizable double...

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Cheers Is Closing Wednesday — And Everything Must Go

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Cheers Restaurant & Lounge (1 Beckett Plaza, Valley Park), the beloved neighborhood bar and grill in Valley Park, will close after service this Wednesday, April 26, after 26 years of business. In a Facebook post, the owners attributed the closure to the sale of the strip mall where the bar...

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Caffeine Crawl Will Bring Coffee Lovers Together in St. Louis May 12 and 13

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Caffeine Crawl will return to St. Louis May 12 and 13 — the sixth consecutive year the coffee-fueled trip will make its way through top shops here. Coffee enthusiasts can choose between six different routes that snake around the city, with each route stopping at five or six shops....

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How Chef Matthew Galvin Found His Way at the Shaved Duck

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Even when he was a young kid, Matthew Galvin of the Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue, 314-776-1407) realized he had it better than most kids when it came to dinner. "I kind of felt bad when I'd go to my friends' houses and they'd order pizza or whatever for...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Banh Mi So Is Open. Long Live Banh Mi So

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:23 AM

Thomas and Lynn Truong had folks scared. For more than a month, their beloved south city restaurant, Banh Mi So (4071 South Grand Boulevard, 314-353-0545), had remained shuttered. The doors were locked, the lights were off and the phone rang off the hook and unanswered without any message explaining...

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