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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Al-Tarboush Market Celebrates 19 Years in the Loop

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Twenty years ago, Sleiman Bathani gathered his wife and six kids to contemplate the biggest decision of their lives. They'd settled in Chicago five years earlier after fleeing the war in Lebanon. But crime was overtaking their neighborhood, recalls daughter Joeanne. They needed to start over in a new...

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 7:15 AM

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to securing the ultimate date-night ambiance. We'll be the first to tell you there’s not a hard and fast rule to defining the perfect romantic restaurant — the most important element, of course, is the two of you. But the winning recipe seems...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Boundary Brings Eclectic Eats to the Cheshire Hotel

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Boundary, the brand-new restaurant opening tonight in the space that previously held the Restaurant at the Cheshire, is a big change from its predecessor. "We decided to extend the bar and make this space more casual than it was before," says Executive Chef Rex Hale. "That's what the concept...

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Chef Will Volny of Bixby's Has Props for St. Louis: "We All Work Together"

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:20 AM

It wasn't food or cooking that first attracted Chef William Volny of Bixby's (5700 Lindell Boulevard; 314-361-7313) to the restaurant business. "One of my first jobs was working in the restaurant industry as a busser and dishwasher," he recalls. "I just fell in love with the atmosphere. There was just such...

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Companion Bakery's Cafe/Campus Now Open in Maryland Heights

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Drive north up Schuetz Road, and you'll be forgiven if at first you miss Companion's West St. Louis Cafe and Campus (2331 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights; 314-352-4770). The homegrown St. Louis bakery's sprawling 41,000-square-foot production center, baking school and cafe blends in with the numerous other warehouses that populate...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

McArthur's Bakery Will Open in the Old Bread Co. Spot on the Loop

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Saint Louis Bread Co.'s loss is McArthur's gain. Two months after the locally grown chain pulled out of its sizable location in the Delmar Loop, McArthur's Bakery announced it would be moving into the space at 6630 Delmar. And they're taking the whole thing — all 4,800 square feet....

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Moya Grill Now Serving Fast-Casual Ethiopian in the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 6:30 AM

If you are anything like me, your first thought upon tucking into lunch at Moya Grill (567A Melville Ave., 314-833-6621), the weeks-old Ethiopian spot in the Delmar Loop, won't be "hmmm, interesting" or even "how delicious!" Instead, you will find yourself asking, "What took them so long?" These days,...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our 10 Best Guesses for That Top-Secret Menu Item at Taco Bell

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Taco Bell is playing it close to the vest with its new menu item, releasing redacted press releases and holding press conferences that raise more questions than they answer. (The Project Trinity-type secrecy invariably calls to mind the actual Project Trinity, which is the sort of comparison you'd think...

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Tommy Andrew Loves Liver — But Won't Touch Truffle Oil

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:00 AM

"I've known people for quite a few years who didn't realize it wasn't my real last name," says Tommy Andrew of Randolfi's (6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-899-9221) about his nickname. "I tell them my real one and they say it doesn't sound right, and all I can think is,...

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Snarf's Is Opening a New Location Near the Loop

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 6:00 AM

There's a new Snarf's opening this April just a few hundred feet from the heart of the Delmar Loop — at 360 N. Skinker, it will sit on the corner of Skinker and McPherson. But owner Matty Aronson wants to make one thing clear: That doesn't mean he's closing...

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