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Monday, August 29, 2016

Zoe Robinson of Bar Les Freres and I Fratellini Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:18 AM

An uncomfortable situation drove Zoë Robinson's first foray into restaurant ownership.  "I was working at this very popular, high-falutin' restaurant in Lafayette Square in the early 1980s called Empire," the restaurateur explains. "The owners hated each other and were actually in the process of suing each other. I was...

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Friday, August 26, 2016

You Could Win 2 LouFest VIP Passes Just by Eating Ice Cream

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

You already know that there are plenty of reasons to love St. Louis. We have lots of free attractions, the best city park in the nation, and a kick-ass real estate market, just to name a few perks. But you know what we also have? 1) Awesome ice cream, and 2)...

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8 Dollar Deli Is Now Open in the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Huge-ass sandwiches have arrived on the Loop. 8 Dollar Deli (6600 Delmar Blvd., University City; 314-776-9300) opened its doors yesterday in what was previously a Smoothie King — offering quick service, a whole lot of good cheer and really big sandwiches. The place is the brainchild of Roger Morgan, a...

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Twin Peaks Brings Titillating Sports Bar Fun to Chesterfield

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:44 AM

Twin Peaks, the Texas-based franchise that just opened its first St. Louis-area location in Chesterfield, isn't your run-of-the-mill sports bar. It's a little bit nicer. A little bit shinier. The food is made from scratch, not just heated up from a freezer. But that's not really what gives Twin...

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Mariscos el Gato Is Offering Delicious Nayarit-Style Seafood on Cherokee Street

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:44 AM

Trying to get information about the newest Mexican restaurant to open on Cherokee Street is not easy, especially if you're the kind of person who only remembers a few rusty phrases from high school Spanish class. There is no sign anywhere on the building, and the people working speak English...

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25 Excellent St. Louis Bars to Get Your Drink On — No Matter What Your Mood

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:18 AM

[image-13] There is no such thing as a bad bar — only a bar that isn't right for you at a particular time or place. When you feel like tying one on, you'd be a fool to pay $14 a drink. And when you're feeling fancy, you don't want to...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dinner Event Features Food Grown — and Foraged — in Tower Grove Park

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 2:39 PM

You may think of Tower Grove Park as a place to jog, or bird watch, or (if you're a kid) even splash around a bit. You probably don't think of it as a place to find nutrition — except perhaps on Food Truck Fridays. But maybe, a new one-night-only...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Toasted Rav Celebrates St. Louis Food Culture

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM

If you've ever pondered the wacky weather in the children's classic Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and thought, "What this book needs is more St. Louis," Ryan Nusbickel has just the book for you. The local author/illustrator behind Who Moved My Gooey Butter Cake? and The St. Louis...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Acclaimed Chef Rob Connoley on Returning to St. Louis and Preparing to Open a Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Rob Connoley didn't start foraging because he was following the trends or trying to emulate an acclaimed Danish chef. He did it out of necessity.  "At first, I started out with a soup and salad cafe, but it wasn't challenging for me for a lot of reasons," the James...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

New Short Documentary Celebrates St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 7:14 AM

A new seven-minute documentary paying tribute to St. Louis and its residents has an unusual sponsor: Church's Chicken. The documentary, which debuts locally below and has a nationwide rollout on Monday, is part of a short series of similar films made by the fried chicken spot. The first two featured...

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