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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bar Rescue Came to St. Louis – and We Were There

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 6:30 AM

“Shut it down,” the words made famous by Spike TV's hit show Bar Rescue, finally reached St. Louis this month, with the show filming at Van Goghz in Tower Grove East and O'Kelley's at the Ballpark downtown. If you’ve seen the show, you know the formula: take a dirty,...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Do-Gooder Coffee Cart, Silo Coffee + Goods, to Launch in the Central West End

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM

What's a recent college grad to do when her clean-water nonprofit is in need of sustainable funding? Get into the coffee business and launch a Kickstarter, of course. Rachael Burchett, an alumna of Lafayette High School and Saint Louis University, decided to jump into the $100 billion world of...

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The Picky Eater's Guide to Reeds American Table

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Of all possible dining experiences, a nice dinner out is often the most difficult for those with dietary restrictions — particularly when a restaurant’s menu is structured in courses and there isn’t an entrée that fits into your diet. On many menus, a special evening out seems to require...

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Seoul Q Is Now Serving Kimchi Ice Cream. Really!

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

At Clementine's Creamery, the stylish ice cream shop that opened earlier this year in Lafayette Square, you can get a number of flavors that might befuddle an ice cream traditionalist: southern sweet corn, manchego with truffles and honey, strawberry with balsamic and white pepper. But only at Seoul Q,...

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Friday, November 20, 2015

10 St. Louis Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving This Year

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Whether you're looking to avoid the stress of cooking ten things at once, would rather have a meal with a few close friends than get stuck in a crowded house with your extended family, or just want to try something different, St. Louis has plenty of opportunities for you...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

KT Ayers Taking Over as Executive Chef at Schlafly Bottleworks

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 9:21 AM

How's this for a game of musical chairs? First Josh Galliano, the much-vaunted chef at Clayton's the Libertine took a job at Companion Bakery. Then Matt Bessler, who'd been the chef at Schlafly Bottleworks, took Galliano's old job at the Libertine. See also: At the Libertine, Everything Has...

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The 10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM

“Fast-casual” is a relatively new term that describes restaurants somewhere between high-end and McDonald's — they don't offer full table service, but still focus on high quality food. Counter service is coupled with an ambiance that encourages more than a two-minute stay, while prices are typically lower than traditional...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Like" Doughocracy, and You'll Get a Free Pizza (UPDATED)

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM

This could be the easiest "gimme" in the history of social media. Doughocracy, the snazzy new fast-casual pizza restaurant that opened two weeks ago in the Delmar Loop, is offering a free pizza tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to anyone who likes them on Facebook — or...

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Etouffee and Win $20 to Apollonia

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:56 PM

On cold, rainy days, few things are as comforting as a thick étouffée of shellfish, served with a pile of warm rice. In this particular version, we enjoyed a brown roux studded with thick, bouncy shrimp and crawfish, although it's just as good without a blond roux, and just as...

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The Copper Pig Brings an Eclectic Menu and Stylish Digs to South St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:30 AM

When you walk through the doors of the newest restaurant to open in the Macklind Business District in Southampton, the Copper Pig (4611 Macklind Avenue, 314-499-7166), you’ll be greeted by a man named Nhat Nguyen. This is his restaurant, and throughout the dinner hours, he does his rounds, checking on...

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