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Monday, May 23, 2016

Yolklore's John Bogacki Is Following in His Father's Footsteps

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 6:01 AM

John Bogacki of Yolklore (8958 Watson Road, Crestwood) has no problem admitting it: When you hear his name, he's not the first person you think of. Bogacki is the son of Westwood Country Club's John Bogacki, an internationally known chef who has also taught a large number of St. Louis cooks as...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Fort Taco's Chesterfield Restaurant Has Closed; St. Charles Location Coming Soon

Posted By on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM

After five months in business, the Fort Taco (multiple locations including 8106 Manchester Road, Brentwood; 314-647-2391) located inside Chesterfield Mall has closed.  "The Chesterfield location's closure is in no way indicative of a problem," insists co-owner Elizabeth Sedlock, who is also the company's chief marketing officer. "It just wasn't the...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Stratford Bar & Grill Is Closing This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2016 at 2:45 PM

The Stratford Bar & Grill (800 South Highway Drive, Fenton), the sprawling complex instantly familiar to anyone who's driven south of the city on I-44, will close after last call on Saturday. The news is sure to be a sad development to fans of the Fenton dive, which was...

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Soulard Supper Club Suddenly Closes After Just Three Weeks

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Last month, Soulard Supper Club opened its doors at 706 Lafayette Avenue with a raucous weekend of drag and burlesque shows hosted by entertainment director Charlotte Sumtimes. Despite the seemingly positive reception, the bar/venue has abruptly closed. On Wednesday, the Soulard Supper Club Facebook page announced that the the club had...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chef Anne Croy's Picks for the Best Vietnamese Food in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:12 AM

Anne Croy's passion for food was ignited on her aunt and uncle's 440-acre grain farm in west-central Oklahoma, where she spent her summers watching her aunt and uncle churn fresh cream into butter, raise livestock and tend to their large orchard. It was about as far removed from southeast Asian...

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Herbie's Will Close in the Central West End, Move to Clayton This October

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Herbie's Vintage '72 is pulling out of the Central West End. The beloved restaurant and bar at 405 N. Euclid Avenue announced this morning it would close in October, reopening that same month at 8100 Maryland Avenue in Clayton — currently the home of Cardwell's in Clayton, which will also...

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Webster Groves Restaurateur Sues Business Partners, Alleging Embezzlement

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 6:19 AM

One of the co-owners of Sushi Station, the nine-month-old restaurant in Webster Groves, is suing his business partners, alleging they diverted funds and engaged in a conspiracy to wrest the business from him. Wiro Asusing filed suit against his partners Natchanok Nammakhot and Jacob Mangrum in St. Louis County Circuit...

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The Largest Gin Festival in the U.S. Is in St. Louis This Week

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM

If you're a fan of those mouthwateringly complex spirits distilled with juniper berries — and what serious drinker is not? — you're in for a treat this weekend: The largest gin festival in the whole damn country is happening Saturday in the city's Tower Grove neighborhood. And if you can't...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

A2 GF CF Brings Gluten-Free Food — and a Cool Cafe Setting — Downtown

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 AM

You don't have to be averse to gluten to enjoy the benefits of gluten-free food — or, for that matter, to enjoy the newest cafe to open in downtown St. Louis. A2 GF CF (1330 Washington Ave., 314-266-3225) offers a full menu of gluten-free foods, with the option to go...

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