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Monday, January 23, 2017

How Summer Wright Went from Working for Daniel Boulud to Vicia

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Summer Wright doesn't hesitate when she thinks of the advice she'd give to her younger self. "I'd say you're crazy!" she laughs. "I was so naive back then. Here I was, nineteen years old, with no money. I'd just moved to New Jersey and was calling up DB Bistro...

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Piccione Pastry Now Offering Clementine’s Ice Cream

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:36 AM

If you live near the Loop and you’re feeling a little naughty — or even a little nice —here’s some good news: Beginning last Saturday, Piccione Pastry (6197 Delmar Boulevard, 314-932-1355) is offering ice cream from Clementine’s Creamery. That means U. City residents will no longer have to make...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Arnold Restaurant Offers 'Mexican Wall' Photo-Op as Inauguration Special

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:53 AM

A Mexican restaurant in Arnold wants you to take a photo to commemorate today's inauguration festivities — and they'll give you a buy-one-get-one-free dinner deal if you do. That's the promise made by Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant (2198 Michigan Avenue, Arnold; 636-287-1062), which suggests customers "celebrate this historic presidential inauguration"...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blues City Deli Named One of the Best Eateries in America

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 7:15 AM

You may already be complaining about 2017, but the new year has managed to get something right: Blues City Deli (2438 McNair, 314-773-8225) just made the list of Yelp's 100 Best Places to Eat in America for 2017. The annual list, an aggregate of recent reviews and business performance,...

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Monday, January 16, 2017

GrubGo Shuts Down, Stranding St. Louis Restaurants With Bills Past Due

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:17 PM

St. Louis-based food delivery service GrubGo shut its doors last week — but it's how those doors were shut that have local restaurant owners fuming. Some restaurateurs say they received no notice of the closure. Others say they are owed significant amounts of money: GrubGo would collect money from...

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Nora's Is One of the 33 Best Sandwich Shops in the Whole Damn Country

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 7:20 AM

If you want to try the best sandwich shops in America, you could travel to Chicago and visit Cemitas Puebla and Publican Quality Meats. You could visit Mudgie's in Detroit and Gjusta in Venice, California. Or you could just go to Dogtown. Nora's (1136 Tamm Avenue, 314-645-2706) has been...

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Pizza Head to Bring a New York-Style Pizzeria with a Side of Punk Rock to South Grand

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:41 AM

What St. Louis pizzeria is known for canned beer, large pies and slices and punk rock music? As of now, the answer is none of them — but that's going to change this spring, when Scott Sandler opens his new counter-service, New York-style pizza concept, Pizza Head, on South...

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How McDonald's, and Friendship, Led Chef Michael Friedman to Retreat

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Michael Friedman of Retreat Gastropub (6 N Sarah Street; 314-261-4497) knows it sounds funny, but he credits his time flipping burgers at McDonald’s with making him the chef he is today. “Really, my first culinary education came from my time at McDonald’s — that, and bussing tables at Applebee’s,” he...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Das Bevo — Biergarten, Brunch Spot and Venue — Set to Open This Spring

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 6:45 AM

The new space in Bevo Mill being brought to new life by the developers of the Majorette and Boo Cat Club has, as Stefon of Saturday Night Live would say, everything: an old German biergarten. Naked cherubs on tile. A fireplace with turrets. And that doesn't even get at the best part:...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Paul Stanley of KISS Babysat My Daughter Yesterday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 8:26 AM

I couldn’t find a babysitter. It’s happened to everyone – well at least everyone who is a parent with two X chromosomes. At some point, despite your best efforts, your childcare will fail you. And when it happens, it won’t be a low-key day at the office. It...

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