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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Imo's Is Among the 'Best Pizza in the Country,' Says Tasting Table

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:42 AM

Say what you will about Imo's. Whether you personally like it or not, it's iconic St. Louis cuisine — and now the editors at Tasting Table are giving the Square Beyond Compare some national recognition. The website, which publishes food and drink news targeted at culinary enthusiasts, released its...

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For Rebecca Schranz, Earthbound Beer Was a 'Once in a Lifetime' Opportunity

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Before opening Earthbound Beer (2710 Cherokee Street, 314-769-9576), Rebecca Schranz had never made a single beer. In fact, when co-owner Stuart Keating approached her with his business idea, she was on doctors' orders to avoid alcohol entirely. "When Stuart and I met, I couldn't drink because I was...

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Friday, May 26, 2017

20 Hidden St. Louis Patios

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:54 PM

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It's Official: St. Louis Leads the Nation in Pork Steak Purchases

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:57 AM

No, it's not just your imagination — St. Louis really does eat more pork steak than any other city in the country. According to the National Pork Board, consumers in the Gateway City purchased a staggering 4.35 million pounds of pork steak during the one-year period running from February 2016...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kung Fu Tea Plans to Open in the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 6:55 AM

Another bubble tea shop plans to open in the Loop, filling the vacancy on the western end left by the departure of GameStop. Kung Fu Tea will serve "Oriental-style brew tea, bubble tea, coffee, juices and other hot and cold drinks" from the 1,800-square-foot storefront at 6662 Delmar Boulevard,...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How Not Eating — and the Food Network — Led Casey Rotert to I Fratellini

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Casey Rotert, the chef de cuisine of I Fratellini (7624 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-727-7901), understands the irony in how he got interested in cooking. "When I was thirteen years old, I was hospitalized for Crohn's disease and was bedridden for a month," Rotert explains. "I was on an all-liquid...

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Taco Buddha to Open in U. City, Bringing Tacos with a New Mexican Twist

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Last week, Cursed Bikes & Coffee opened its doors on the corner of Pershing and Jackson, in the spot that previously held restaurants Perjax and Bici Cafe. But the cafe/bicycle shop isn't the only business planning to use the space. A counter-service taco shop called Taco Buddha has sublet what previously...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Made in St. Louis, Karuna Beverages Are a Plant-Based Alternative to Juice

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Karuna founder Angela Zeng though she was doing the right thing. As a mother, she tried her best to make healthy choices for her children — organic food, fresh fruits and vegetables, no soda. Naturally, she was excited when cold-pressed juices hit the market, making it possible to provide a...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lemmons by Grbic Opens Next Week, Giving New Life to a Classic Venue

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 6:10 AM

“There’s so much history with Lemmons,” says Erna Grbic. “It seems like everyone in St. Louis has been in this space." Each generation of St. Louisans may remember Lemmons differently, as the south city landmark reinvented itself multiple times over the years. Now its newest reinvention is nearly ready...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Up-Down Gets Its Liquor License, With Conditions (and a Challenge?) to Follow

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Up-Down Arcade Bar has been granted a liquor license for 405 N. Euclid Avenue in the Central West End, but both the details — and a possible appeal of that decision — are still in flux. The city's hearing officer, Tom Yarbrough, said he will take two weeks to survey...

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