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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Di Olivas Is Now Selling Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar in the Central West End

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:11 AM

Looking for a little extra flavor for your home cooking? Di Olivas (115 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-367-6457) might have just what you’re looking for. The third location of this olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting shop opened last month in the Central West End, offering new convenience to city-dwelling...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vicia is Now Open in Cortex — and It's Simply Stunning

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Vicia (4260 Forest Park Avenue), which opens today in the city's Cortex district, is that rare St. Louis restaurant capable of drawing national attention before it's served a single dish. Co-owners Michael and Tara Gallina are both alumni of the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and their decision to...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cardinals Nation Now Has Its Very Own Food Truck

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM

If you ever find yourself craving a ballpark hot dog or "Cardinals Nation Nachos," you no longer have to buy a ticket or even wait until game day to get your favorite baseball fare. That's because the team is rolling out the new Cardinals Nation food truck, which will...

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Fortel's Pizza Den in U. City Slapped With Suit Over Unpaid Taxes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

The University City location of a popular St. Louis-area pizza chain owes the state of Missouri nearly $150,000 in tax revenue — with delinquencies on sales tax remittances and employee withholding tax going back nearly three years. That's according to a suit filed yesterday in St. Louis County Circuit Court....

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Snax Gastrobar Brings a New Neighborhood Restaurant to Lindenwood Park

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Snax Gastrobar (3500 Watson Road, 314-353-9463) is exactly the kind of restaurant you want in your neighborhood. It works as a place to have a burger, sandwich or salad for dinner on a worknight. With board games, a casual atmosphere and a kids menu, you can bring the whole family,...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

How Chip Schloss Opened Atomic Cowboy — and Made the Grove a Destination

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:23 AM

If everything had worked out according to plan, Chip Schloss would never have opened Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775). "When I bought this building in the Grove twelve years ago, I thought the neighborhood looked like it could become the next Loop," Schloss recalls. "Unfortunately, nobody else believed...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Imo's Will Pay for You to Adopt a Pet from Stray Rescue This Week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Question: What's better than a piping hot Imo's pizza, slathered in Provel, with an order of toasted raviolis on the side? Answer: A furry, four-legged friend to enjoy it with, of course! Now, with the help of St. Louis' flagship pizza chain, you can make that happen for less...

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Po'Boy Specials at Peacemaker Will Unite Chefs for a Good Cause

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Some of the city's best chefs are banding together to raise money for charity — and they're doing it with po'boys. Starting today, chef Kevin Nashan is launching a "Po'Boy Takeover" at Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. (1831 Sidney St., 314-772-8858), along with five participating St. Louis chefs. Every...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Phoenicia Mediterranean Deli Brings Lebanese-Inspired Food to West County

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 6:10 AM

West county's newest restaurant, Phoenicia Mediterranean Deli (15344 Manchester Road, Ellisville; 314-764-9222), promises a healthful menu of Mediterranean classics. But that's not all — not by any means. Co-owner Rana Baydoun also offers terrific baked goods. Baydoun is an avid baker of pastries from both the eastern and northern shores of...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Purple Martin Is Back, with a Menu of Comfort Food and Bar Games

Posted By on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM

In December, the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah Avenue) announced it was closing. But rumors of its death proved to be greatly exaggerated. On January 16, a trio of new owners closed on a deal to buy the Fox Park eatery from founder Brooke Roseberry. And within days, they'd quietly...

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