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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Garden on Grand Is Now Serving Healthy, Innovative Food in Shaw

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:51 AM

A largely neglected area just north of the bustling South Grand restaurant district – the intersection of Grand and Shenandoah avenues – got a major upgrade with the highly anticipated opening of the Garden on Grand (2245 S. Grand Avenue) on Friday. In an interview on opening night, owner...

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Nathaniel Reid Bakery Is Bringing Sweet Treats, and More, to Kirkwood

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Acclaimed pastry chef Nathaniel Reid still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks of all the places his job has taken him — Japan, Norway, Paris, Aruba. "I'm just a guy from Farmington," he says. "It's not like I am a doctor or anything, so it amazes me that...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

B-Side Will Soon Bring Burgers to Cherokee Street

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Cherokee Street's food scene has just about anything you could crave — tacos, tortas, deli sandwiches, pizza. It seems there's something for everyone, unless your hankering is for a good ol' burger.   That's about to change. Joe Timm and Francis Rodrigues of the wood-fired pizzeria Yaqui's on Cherokee are...

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Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice Serves Up Slushies in a Stylish Space

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 6:18 AM

The new slushie bar that quietly opened its doors a few weeks ago in Midtown, Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice (3906 Laclede Avenue), is almost certainly not what comes to mind when you think "slushie bar," much less "slushie bar near a college campus." There are no trash bins overflowing...

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

10 Neighborhood Produce Stands and Markets in St. Louis for Farm-Fresh Food

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:22 AM

St. Louis has been fortunate to host the Soulard Farmers Market since 1779, offering a central location for local farmers to sell their crops, dairy and meats. As the city has expanded, similar regional markets have been established around the metro area, such as the Kirkwood Farmers Market, and...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Best Craft Vodka Distillery in the U.S. Is in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:39 PM

The people have spoken — and they say we're No. 1. St. Louis Distillery, the craft vodka distiller that produces Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka, was chosen as the top craft distillery in the country by USA Today on Friday. The victory was a combination of approval...

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smoke House Hopes to Beat Bobby Flay! This November

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Mark your calendars now. Mike Johnson, the fine-dining-chef-turned-barbecue-maven behind St. Louis' fastest-growing concept, Sugarfire Smoke House, is Food Network-bound. The St. Louis chef will be competing on Beat Bobby Flay! in an episode that airs at 9 p.m. CST on November 10. In the episode, titled "Country Boys in...

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Five Things Michael and Tara Gallina Want You To Know about Vicia

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Michael and Tara Gallina have been in town for almost a year now, getting to know the food scene, establishing relationships with farmers and introducing themselves to the community through their pop-up concept, Rooster and the Hen. Finally, their research and development efforts are about to pay off.  The Gallinas'...

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Friday, September 16, 2016

California Do-Nut Co. Revival Plans Are Scrapped

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:21 AM

It’s a sad day for doughnut lovers everywhere. Yesterday morning, first-time restaurateur Felinna Love announced that she is abandoning her dream of reopening south city's long vacant California Do-nut Company (2924 South Jefferson Avenue). Originally opened in 1948, the shop was a neighborhood favorite for children, who would come to...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

5 Types of Beer to Drink This Fall, Per Schlafly's "Ambassador Brewer"

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:04 AM

The Ambassador Brewer for Schlafly, Stephen Hale, thinks about drinking beer in the same way he thinks about eating tomatoes: seasonally. "I think people's tastes change throughout the year, and it's true of what they drink just like it is of food," he explains. "People just really understand the importance...

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