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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

At Teatopia, Reginald Quarles Is Looking for a Way to Make People Feel Better

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Reginald Quarles, the owner of Teatopia (2619 1/2 Cherokee Street, 314-669-1464), has always loved tea — though it's only recently that he found out what it actually tastes like. "I have always been into tea, but I used to drown it in so much sugar," Quarles laughs. "Over time,...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Cursed Bikes & Coffee Opens This Week in University City, Combining Just That

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 6:52 AM

For years, Jeff Gerhardt has built custom bicycles for customers who want their frames just so — taking the knowledge he gained in his half-dozen years at Big Shark Bicycles to make a name for himself as FeCycles. But now Gerhardt is planning to combine his love of bicycles with...

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Up-Down Arcade Bar Faces Showdown Over Liquor License at City Hall Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 6:45 AM

It's been almost four months since Up-Down Arcade Bar signed a lease to move into the former home of Herbie's Vintage 72 in the Central West End — but there hasn't been can of paint opened or a nail pounded as April has turned to May. Instead, owner Josh Ivey...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pizza Head Is Now Packing Them in on South Grand

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 6:13 AM

You might have thought the last thing South Grand needed was another restaurant — but you'd have been wrong. Pizza Head (3196 S. Grand Boulevard, 314-266-5400), Scott Sandler's week-old New York-style pizza joint, has been packed almost since the moment it opened its doors. The "soft opening" May 3 drew...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Armin Grozdanic Is Making What Might Be the Best Cevapi in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 6:13 AM

Armin Grozdanic, chef and owner of Yapi Mediterranean Subs and Sandwiches (5005 S. Kingshighway, 314-354-8333), sees his job in the restaurant business as no surprise. "The majority of my family members were cooks, butchers or restaurant owners," Grozdanic says. "My aunt owned a place very similar to and...

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Das Bevo Bierhall Is Open — and the Old Bevo Mill Looks Better Than Ever

Posted By on Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:01 PM

A century after August Busch Sr. looked at a plot of land in modern-day south St. Louis and thought "I wanna drink beer inside a windmill," the iconic Bevo Mill is once again open for thirsty travelers. Unlike its builder, however, they won't just be stopping at the windmill on...

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PaPPo's Pizzeria Has Closed in Midtown

Posted By on Mon, May 8, 2017 at 7:50 AM

PaPPo’s Pizzeria (3690 Forest Park Avenue, 314-833-3171) served its last pie in Midtown this past weekend. The brewpub and pizzeria opened in January 2016 in the former home of Six Row Brewing Company, the third location of a concept that began four years earlier in Springfield, Missouri. But in a...

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Clementine's Creamery Is Coming to De Mun in June

Posted By on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:45 AM

If you like your ice cream both naughty and nice, you're going to like this piece of news: Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery (1637 S. 18th St., 314-858-6100) is expanding, with a shop now planned for 730 De Mun Avenue. Owner Tamara Keefe hopes to open the new location...

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Once, a Floating McDonald's Brought Golden Arches to the Banks of the Arch

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Somewhere, ripped apart in a scrapyard heap, the pinnacle of our youthful dining dreams from the 1980s lays, rusting away into oblivion. At least, that’s what we can only presume happened to St. Louis’ floating McDonald’s, the crown jewel restaurant for local kids growing up in the days when a...

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Stop Everything. You Can Get a Free Burrito This Friday

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 6:41 AM

Burritos are good. Free burritos are even better. The food delivery app Postmates teamed up with the national holiday website to rank U.S. cities on the "Postmates Cinco de Mayo Burrito Index" in honor of the upcoming holiday (tomorrow, duh). This was determined by each cities' number of burrito deliveries,...

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