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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

10 Must-Visit St. Louis Tap Rooms for the Craft Beer Connoisseur

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 7:14 AM

The world may have once thought of St. Louis as an Anheuser-Busch company town, but recent history has proven that our loyalty was less to Budweiser and more to beer. When A-B was bought by a Belgian conglomerate, St. Louisans didn't despair — we just started over. Craft breweries...

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Brian Coltrain Won't Ban Any Ingredient from His Kitchen — Even Truffle Oil

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 7:32 AM

Brian Coltrain of Guerrilla Street Food (3559 Arsenal Street; 314-529-1328) traces his culinary story back to his time shucking corn in Warner Robins, Georgia. "It all started when I was probably five or six," he recalls. "One of my distinct memories growing up was of the couple across the street who...

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Friday, August 5, 2016

The Little Dipper Is Closing August 13

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM

The tiny sandwich shop on Cherokee Street that had diners — and critics — raving will be closing its doors. The Little Dipper (2619 1/2 Cherokee Street, 314-625-3530) announced on its Facebook page this week that it would be closing after dinner service on Saturday, August 13. The owners did...

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Sushi Station Co-Owner Details Chef's Bad Behavior, Presses for Dissolution

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM

The roots of the partnership behind Sushi Station, the year-old restaurant in Webster Groves, lie in a different sushi restaurant — Blue Ocean Sushi in the Delmar Loop. Natchanok "Pui" Nammakhot was the general manager; Wiroj "RJ" Asusing was the chef.  After Asusing had already left Blue Ocean, Nammakhot...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yolklore Brings Fast-Casual Breakfast Food to Crestwood

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Mary and John Bogacki and Billy Oziransky suspected Crestwood's residents were hungry for a non-chain, chef-driven breakfast option. At Yolklore's grand opening this past Sunday, they felt the full weight of that hunger.  "We had a line out the door for two hours straight," Oziransky says. "It was 100...

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Monday, August 1, 2016

For David Sandusky of Beast Craft BBQ, Salvation Came in Barbecue

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 6:25 AM

David Sandusky of Beast Craft BBQ (20 S Belt W, Belleville, Illinois; 618-257-9000) was well on his way in the fine-dining circuit, working under top chefs as he mastered classical techniques. Night in and night out, he'd compose elegant plates. He worked with so much foie gras it may as well...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: July 2016

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 6:20 AM

The long hot summer took its toll on on more than one St. Louis restaurant — with beloved restaurants shutting their doors in what felt like greater than normal numbers. One of St. Louis' hottest neighborhoods was particularly hard hit, with the Grove losing Amy's Bakeshop, the Demo, Sweetie...

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Friday, July 29, 2016

7 St. Louis Restaurants to Enjoy Chanterelle Season

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:15 AM

The season for chanterelle mushrooms has begun in the Midwest, and St. Louis chefs are taking advantage of a slightly early harvest. Chanterelles are only available in the wild, generally in the late summer and fall. They have a yellow-orange hue and range in size from quarter-rounds to five-inch...

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St. Louis Craft Beer Week Begins Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:35 AM

If the pending Anheuser-Busch InBev merger with SABMiller has you terrified you'll be forced to drink nothing but Bud Light, worry not. Craft beer is alive, well and flowing this week in St. Louis.  Tonight marks the official start of St. Louis Craft Beer Week (or STLCBW), an annual festival...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

10 St. Louis Chefs and the Kitchen Tools They Can’t Live Without

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:21 AM

Every chef has a favorite tool he or she cherishes. It can range from the extremely specialized and high-tech to the ultra-simple. Some are specific to a type of cuisine, others are family heirlooms — but all of them are indispensable. We spoke with ten St. Louis chefs who...

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