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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Standard Brewing Co. Brings Housemade Beer and Spent-Grain Pizza to Maryland Heights

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

It’s a tale as old as time. Man meets beer. Man loves beer. Man brews beer. Man thinks, “Man, that was a lot of work.” Man develops a more hands-off relationship with beer. But that isn't what happened to Jeff Harlan and Jeff "Jonesy" Jones. The co-owners of Standard...

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Jen Kaslow Isn't Making Changes at Meshuggah Cafe

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM

When Patrick Liberto handed over the keys to Meshuggah Cafe (6269 Delmar Ave., 314-726-5662) to its new owner, he had one simple request: Keep the coffee the same.  Fortunately for Liberto — and the legions of longtime regulars who frequent the Loop's java mainstay — that new owner is...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

New Market/Cafe, Edibles & Essentials, Opens Today in St. Louis Hills

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM

A new market and cafe, Edibles & Essentials (5815 Hampton, 314-328-2300), is opening its doors in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood today. The concept comes from Matt Borchardt, who serves as both owner and chef. He plans to offer an array of products — from charcuterie boards and meals...

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Tai Ke Brings Taiwanese Street Food to University City

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Consider, for a moment, the sausage "snack" served at Tai Ke (8604 Olive Boulevard, 314-801-8894), the Taiwanese restaurant that opened in a tucked-away University City strip mall a few weeks ago. It's a single plump sausage, served atop sticky rice and drizzled in sauce. It's presented nicely, but hardly seems...

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Mama Josephine's Reopens Thanks to the Generosity of Its Shaw Neighbors

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

When Mary Samuelson walked into her kitchen at Mama Josephine's this past August and noticed the refrigerator was out, she panicked. When the repairman told her it was broken beyond repair, she cried.  "I cried all day," Samuelson says. "I thought it was the end. All I could think...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Clementine's Creamery Honored by Yelp for Online Savvy

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It's only been open since May, but Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery (1637 S. 18th Street) has already found more success than most businesses that have been open for decades — and we're not just talking about the micro-creamery's recent victory in our Best of St. Louis issue (although,...

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Corporate Chef Mary Boehne Is Leaving Strange Donuts

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 6:30 AM

After a little more than a year on the job, Strange Donuts' corporate chef Mary Boehne is stepping away from the done zone. Her last day with the company will be this Saturday, October 3. "I've been tossing around the idea of leaving for a little while now, but...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: September 2015

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:30 AM

How great of a month was September? We got a huge new burlesque-themed place, Seven Zero Eight, down in Laclede's Landing. (Remember Laclede's Landing?) We got a toast shop. (Take that, San Francisco!) And, finally, we got the food item this city has long been waiting for: The Tickled...

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I Scream Cakes Banks on Booze to Stay Afloat

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Owner Kerry Soraci does not parse words when speaking about the state of I Scream Cakes. "We're broke. I know that probably sounds like a bad thing for a business owner to admit, but it's the truth. We are flat broke."  Soraci opened I Scream Cakes four years ago...

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96.3's Curt Copeland Launches Kickstarter for Cardinals-Themed Tiki Bar St. LOUau

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 6:30 AM

It started out as one of those back-of-the-napkin ideas: Why not open a Cardinals-themed bar — and why not make it a tiki bar to boot? Now 96.3's morning show host Curt Copeland and his girlfriend Dana Kay Goddard didn't take their concept too seriously until they started sharing...

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