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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

That Vess Bottle Downtown Is Now Totally "Refreshed"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Vess revealed a "refreshed" version of its bottle landmark downtown yesterday — a day St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay officially named "Vess Bottle Day" in St. Louis.  The St. Louis soda brand celebrated its centennial by revealing the renovated bottle at 520 O'Fallon Street, an official city landmark just north...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Here's What You Missed in Bar Rescue's City Bistro/Beechwood Transformation

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

It only takes five seconds of the episode of Bar Rescue that premiered last night to identify the problem at the struggling City Bistro: boobs. Bartenders at the bar on Gravois proudly flash their breasts to have a good time and rack up tips. Professionalism? Who needs it? That's good...

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Joey Valenza of Melo's Pizzeria Doesn't Want to Hear You Dis Provel

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 6:01 AM

Joey Valenza is as south city as it gets. He lives on the Hill, his family's Blues City Deli is a Benton Park institution and his pizzeria in the garage behind the deli is quickly becoming the go-to spot for south-siders craving Neapolitan pie. It's no wonder, then, that he...

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Kopperman's Deli in the Central West End Has Closed

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 4:14 PM

After decades of loyal business, Central West End mainstay Kopperman's Deli (386 N. Euclid Ave.) has closed.  A statement from owners Brian Shearrer and Darin Jenkins was posted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and on the Kopperman's Facebook page Friday afternoon. "In February, one of the owner partners experienced a personal medical emergency...

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Mayana Mexican Kitchen Opens Today — Giving Fast-Casual Spin to Hacienda Flavors

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Mayana Mexican Kitchen (7810 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton; 314-833-8200) is set to open today, bringing a splash of Hacienda's flavors to downtown Clayton.   Managing partner Brian Michaels says the co-founders of the beloved Rock Hill spot Hacienda Mexican Restaurant — siblings John Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez de Torres —...

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Kounter Kulture Brings Fresh Flavors — and Counter Service — to Lindenwood Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Many takeout-only restaurants suffer from the problem of what to do with guests while they wait for their food to be cooked. But Kounter Kulture (3825 Watson Road, 314-781-4344), the delightful new counter spot from the Kitchen Kulture duo of Christine Meyer and Michael Miller, has solved that problem...

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Scapegoat Adds a Low-Key Tavern Option to the Central West End

Posted By on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 6:29 AM

Scapegoat (52 Maryland Plaza), the new and improved little sister to Scape Bistro, opened quietly in mid-June, giving a new twist to the more formal restaurant's Central West End location. The February closure of Crepes Etc., which the owners of Scape previously operated in the space, made way for...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Topless St. Louis Bartenders Cause a Splash on Bar Rescue Episode Airing Sunday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 3:03 PM

A group of fun-loving bartenders who flash their boobs, twerk and do shots with patrons will be at the center of a new episode of Bar Rescue airing Sunday — and this one, we must admit, looks like a doozy. In the episode, airing this Sunday, July 10, at...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hot Box Cookies is Coming to Clayton

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Night owls and sugar addicts, your cookie options are about to expand.  Late-night cookie delivery business Hot Box Cookies has announced that a second St. Louis-area storefront will open this month at 9 N. Central Avenue in Clayton. The new location will feature all of Hot Box Cookies' signature items...

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City Greens Market, the Grove's Non-Profit Grocery, Is Ready to Reopen

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 7:08 AM

Although some of the shelves currently sit empty, the Grove's only grocery store — and one of St. Louis's few non-profit community grocery stores — is preparing for its comeback. City Greens Market (4260 Manchester Avenue), a membership-based grocery store located on the east side of the Grove, is...

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