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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Restaurants to Honor Matt Crosby, Police Officer Left Paralyzed

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Matt Crosby, a Rock Hill officer shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed, was the subject of a wrenching Post-Dispatch profile in November, in which the officer acknowledged feeling "forgotten." Now supporters are hoping to make the community remember the injured officer — and also raise money...

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Pastry Chef Alex Feick Launches New Business with Pie Oh My Pop-Up

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:04 AM

Beginning this morning, through day's end Saturday, diners with a sweet tooth won't need to visit a fancy restaurant to score desserts from one of the city's top pastry chefs, Alex Feick. Instead, they can just visit her new pop-up at Pie Oh My (2719 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood). Feick is...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Farmtruk's Samantha Mitchell Loved the Kitchen — But Found Freedom on the Road

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Samantha Mitchell was only ten years old when she found herself in the restaurant business. "My grandma owned a restaurant in the Ozarks called Annie's Cozy Kitchen," Mitchell recalls. "It was a small country restaurant and everything was homemade. She'd have us peel potatoes and stuff. I was a...

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Dreaming of Opening a Restaurant? Old North St. Louis Is Making an Amazing Offer

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM

If you've got at least one year of restaurant experience and you've dreamt of opening a place of your own — which basically means every single person in the restaurant industry — the Old North neighborhood of St. Louis has an opportunity for you. A new competition underway this month...

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi-Pointe Drive-In Opens, Giving Diner Classics New Life

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 6:28 AM

The Hi-Pointe Drive-In (1033 McCausland Avenue, 314-349-2720) opened to a packed crowd yesterday, on January 5. St. Louis’ first snow of the season couldn’t keep the crowds away from the latest venture from the team behind Sugarfire Smokehouse. The Hi-Pointe Drive-In menu features drive-in classics: burgers, shakes and fries,...

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Atlas Restaurant Will Close Next Month

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 5:15 PM

After nearly fourteen years in the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood, Atlas Restaurant (5513 Pershing) will be closing for good after dinner service on February 18. The owners announced the news in an email to patrons, saying they'd been "unable to find agreement to extend our stay on Pershing." The restaurant,...

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6 St. Louis Drive-Throughs That Are Better Than McDonald's

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Have you ever had the experience of picking up takeout and being slightly embarrassed to wait for it at the bar in your pajamas? Or found yourself with no desire to make dinner, but also wanted to avoid the hassle of taking your child into a restaurant to pick...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I Love Juice Bar Brings Juice and Smoothie Options to Rock Hill

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Think there’s not enough options for healthy eating in St. Louis? I Love Juice Bar (9849 Manchester Road, Rock Hill) will challenge that perception. The juice and smoothie bar — the first St. Louis location of a national franchise — offers vegetarian, gluten-free and organic (when possible) meal alternatives...

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Moya Grill Has Closed in the Loop

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Another restaurant in the Loop has closed. Moya Grill (567 Melville Avenue, University City), the fast-casual spinoff of South Grand mainstay Meskerem, appears to have closed approximately three weeks ago. But the menu was still on the door and the furniture all in place; no one responded to Facebook...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Crave Opens in Midtown, Offering Fun Twists on Street Food

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Spicy popcorn chicken, served with drawn butter on the side. Mozzarella sticks crusted with Spicy Nacho Doritos. Even a "Wu-Tang Spliff" — cream cheese lightly fried in a crepe, lumpia style, with pickled papaya slaw and banana dipping sauce. You could call the small bites they're serving at Crave...

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