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Monday, October 24, 2016

I Scream Cakes to Close Its Cherokee Shop

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 9:29 AM

After five years on Cherokee Street, I Scream Cakes (2641 Cherokee Street) will be closing its doors for good after Halloween night. That's according to owner Kerry Soraci, who broke the news in a Facebook post open to the public last night, writing, welp....I regret to inform you that I...

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Daniel Porzel Can Thank Seinfeld for Inspiring Sauce on the Side

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Daniel Porzel laughs when he tells the story about how Sauce on the Side (multiple locations including 4261 Manchester Avenue, 314-932-7800) came to be. "It's because of Seinfeld," Porzel explains. "My business partner Ryan was watching the calzone episode where George gets the calzones for Steinbrenner, and he called...

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Old Bakery Beer Company Brings Beer with Locally Foraged Ingredients for New Monthly Series

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Election 2016 isn't the only place to make your voice heard this November. The Old Bakery Beer Company (400 Broadway Connector, Alton, Illinois; 618-463-1470) wants your vote on the new line of beers it has coming out — a year's worth of beers, to be exact. The organic beer company is...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Mona's Brings a New Style of Dining to the Hill

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:04 PM

A new Italian — or rather, American-Italian — joint opened Wednesday on the Hill, in the location that housed Modesto for fifteen years. Its replacement, Mona’s (5257 Shaw Avenue, 314-772-8272), serves up salads, pizzas and pastas, with a kids’ menu and gluten-free options for pizza and pasta. The contrast...

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Gerard Craft's Latest Concept Sardella Reveals Menu, Nears Opening Date

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 7:05 AM

If you've been anxiously awaiting the opening of Gerard Craft's latest concept, Sardella, here's some good news — it's getting close. The banquettes are being installed, the Mediterranean-inspired tile is going up on the walls and, most importantly, there's a menu.  Yesterday, Craft and his team released a sneak peek...

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The Picky Eater's Guide to Winslow's Home

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Winslow’s Home (7213 Delmar Boulevard, 314-725-7559) is part bakery, part restaurant, part general store, with a focus on farm-to-table foods and a menu that’s updated seasonally. Its family-style tables are surrounded by walls of shelves showcasing merchandise from quirky birthday cards to cooking utensils. Winslow’s Home has been thriving in...

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fortune Teller Bar and the Little Dipper Unite in New Business Partnership

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:48 AM

Two of St. Louis' favorite Cherokee staples are taking their relationship to the next level. Starting in November, the Fortune Teller Bar and the Little Dipper will enter a space-sharing arrangement. The Fortune Teller Bar's location at 2635 Cherokee Street will become the home of both companies, where the...

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Spare No Rib Now Has Stylish New Digs on Jefferson

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 6:12 AM

If you’ve driven by the old Spare No Rib on Gravois and wondered about the breakfast spot that seems to have suddenly taken its place, do not despair. The Tex-Mex taco and barbecue spot hasn’t closed; it’s just moved. On October 4, Spare No Rib relocated to its new...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New Tacos at Público Are Straight Out of Jack in the Box

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:30 AM

There is only one thing wrong with the tacos being served at the new happy hour that premiered last night at Público (6679 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-833-5780), Mike Randolph's acclaimed Latin-inspired restaurant — and that is this: There is no drive-through access. But fast food lovers may still...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Sweet Divine Owners Expect Six-Month Gut Rehab After Fire

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Jenna and Jason Siebert spent Tuesday sorting through the wreckage of their Soulard bakery. The kitchen and decorating room in the back of the Sweet Divine (1801 S. Ninth St.; 636-942-2900) are charred black. The melted brown plastic sides of a coffee machine dangle off a shelf, like a...

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