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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rich and Charlie's Celebrates 50 Years of Pasta, Family and That Salad Dressing

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Fifty years ago, a pair of Italian families with long roots in the St. Louis restaurant industry opened a place on Delmar. Rich and Charlie's, named for co-owners Rich Ronzio and Charlie Mugavero, quickly became known for its pasta, its salad dressing and its knishes. Yes, knishes. The original...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Hopcat-St. Louis to Bring Big New Beer Mecca to the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:36 AM

HopCat, the Michigan-based craft beer-focused concept that's taken the Midwest by storm, plans to open in the Delmar Loop later this year — bringing 80 taps and seating for 345 people, including a large beer garden. Construction on the site, at 6317 Delmar Boulevard, is already underway. The sizable double...

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Cheers Is Closing Wednesday — And Everything Must Go

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Cheers Restaurant & Lounge (1 Beckett Plaza, Valley Park), the beloved neighborhood bar and grill in Valley Park, will close after service this Wednesday, April 26, after 26 years of business. In a Facebook post, the owners attributed the closure to the sale of the strip mall where the bar...

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Caffeine Crawl Will Bring Coffee Lovers Together in St. Louis May 12 and 13

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Caffeine Crawl will return to St. Louis May 12 and 13 — the sixth consecutive year the coffee-fueled trip will make its way through top shops here. Coffee enthusiasts can choose between six different routes that snake around the city, with each route stopping at five or six shops....

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How Chef Matthew Galvin Found His Way at the Shaved Duck

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Even when he was a young kid, Matthew Galvin of the Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue, 314-776-1407) realized he had it better than most kids when it came to dinner. "I kind of felt bad when I'd go to my friends' houses and they'd order pizza or whatever for...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Banh Mi So Is Open. Long Live Banh Mi So

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:23 AM

Thomas and Lynn Truong had folks scared. For more than a month, their beloved south city restaurant, Banh Mi So (4071 South Grand Boulevard, 314-353-0545), had remained shuttered. The doors were locked, the lights were off and the phone rang off the hook and unanswered without any message explaining...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Standard Brewing Company Will Close April 30

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Less than two years after opening its doors, Standard Brewing Company (12322 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-548-2270) has announced its closure. The brewpub was founded by Jeff Harlan and Jeff "Jonesy" Jones, who'd previously opened the brew-it-yourself store J2 in Chesterfield. They renovated a former Fuddruckers in Maryland Heights...

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For $80K, You Could Buy a Failed Kirkwood Restaurant

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 6:32 AM

If you've ever dreamed of owning a restaurant in Kirkwood, we've got a deal for you: For the low, low price of $79,999, you could purchase the name, equipment and fixtures of a spot that lasted all of two weeks. According to St. Louis Magazine, the Fryer's Daughter opened...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Samantha Mitchell Is the Libertine's New Executive Chef

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 2:54 PM

Big changes are underway at the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999), as owners Nick and Audra Luedde announce that Samantha Mitchell will be taking over as the Clayton restaurant's executive chef. Mitchell, who is known for her roving farm-to-table concept Farmtruk, is a veteran of Annie Gunn's...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh to Open in Former Companion Spot in Clayton

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:04 PM

The first Missouri outpost of Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh could be coming to Clayton. The fast-casual restaurant chain has submitted an application with the city to open at Maryland and Forsyth in the space that previously held Companion Bake House and Cafe. The homegrown bread company closed that location last October. The...

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