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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Another Shake Shack May Be Coming ... to Ballpark Village?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Could Ballpark Village become a destination for dining — not just a fun spot for a pre- and post-game party? St. Louis Magazine suggests that no less than Danny Meyer is now eyeing the downtown development, which sits in the shadow of Busch Stadium. Meyer, owner of New York's...

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Firecracker Pizza & Beer to Bring 'Pizza Without Borders' to the Grove

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Chip Schloss, owner of the Grove mainstay Atomic Cowboy, vividly remembers the moment inspiration hit for his forthcoming restaurant just down the street, Firecracker Pizza & Beer (4130 Manchester Avenue). "We were in my business manager's office working on pizza crust ideas, and I was eating an authentic chile...

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Monday, February 13, 2017

How Samantha Pretto Found Her Calling at the Dark Room

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Samantha Pretto of the Dark Room (3610 Grandel Square, 314-531-3416) was admittedly adrift following high school, working as a jewelry saleswoman at the now-defunct catalog showroom retailer Service Merchandise. She wasn't clear on what she wanted to do with her life. That all changed when she became pregnant with her...

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Vincent Van Doughnut to Open Grove Location on February 14

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM

If you're a city dweller who's procrastinated on finding a Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, no need to worry: Vincent Van Doughnut will be opening its shop in the Grove for the first time that morning at 6 a.m. The new location, at 1072 Tower Grove Avenue, will be...

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Pickleman's Sales to Benefit Rain Stippec, Soulard Shooting Victim

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:09 AM

St. Louis dancer Rain Stippec was seriously injured shortly after midnight on Monday after a gunman open fire on her and a 30-year-old fire department captain while they were sitting in the firefighter's car in Soulard. Now, Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe is stepping in to help in her recovery. On February 16 from...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Good Fortune Plans to Open This Summer in Botanical Heights

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Good Fortune wants to disrupt the Chinese food game. And this summer, it plans to do just that in its new home at 1654 Tower Grove in Botanical Heights. The restaurant is the brainchild of Bob Brazell, Ryan McDonald and Hana Chung of Byrd & Barrel and Corey Smale...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

At Pat Connolly Tavern, Joe Jovanovich Is Thrilled to Be Back in the Family Business

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 6:04 AM

Everything in Joe Jovanovich's life pointed to him one day taking over the Pat Connolly Tavern (6400 Oakland Avenue; 314-647-7287). His maternal grandfather founded the iconic Dogtown establishment 75 years ago, his mom and dad eventually took over the business, and he grew up in the place — which...

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Boardwalk Waffles Is Now Open, Bringing Jersey-Style Treats to Maplewood

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Good things come to those who wait. Even three hours after opening its doors for the first time this Saturday, Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream (7326B Manchester Road, Maplewood) had a line wrapped around the building. It's not hard to see why: The irresistible smell of freshly made Belgian waffles...

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CityGarden Spot Will Now Be a Kaldi's Coffee

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 8:58 AM

The beautiful glass-enclosed space at downtown's CityGarden that previously held Death in the Afternoon will now be a Kaldi's Coffee — offering brunch and lunch food as well as cold-brew coffee, sparking teas and cocktails. The space, at 808 Chestnut Street, has held three concepts since CityGarden opened in 2009,...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Drink Coffee at These St. Louis Shops and Help the ACLU Fight for Refugees

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:21 PM

This weekend, if you visit three of your favorite St. Louis coffee shops, you won't just be caffeinating. You'll also be helping refugees through a donation to the ACLU. Blueprint Coffee (6225 Delmar Boulevard), Rise Coffee House (4180 Manchester Avenue) and Comet Coffee (5708 Oakland) are among the more...

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