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Friday, February 17, 2017

Event to Highlight Immigrant Contributions to St. Louis' Food Scene

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:24 AM

It started as a simple Facebook post by Angela Ortmann. Responding to the recent immigration crackdown, the sommelier and restaurant consultant known as STL Wine Girl wanted give a shout-out to the contribution immigrants make to the St. Louis restaurant community. “We’re all watching what’s going on around us...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nixta Is Closed Today in Protest of President Trump's Immigration Policies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Updated at 10:45 a.m. Today, instead of putting on their chef coats and sharpening their knives, immigrant restaurant workers across the country will stay home as part of a national "Day Without Immigrants" strike — and at least one restaurant in town is closing its doors to stand in...

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Two Thumbs Up Brings Something New to Olive Boulevard: A Sandwich Shop

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:44 AM

In December, a new kind of restaurant opened up on Olive Boulevard, just east of 170. Unlike its neighbors, Two Thumbs Up (8502 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-395-9679) not an Asian restaurant, nor is it a fast food joint. It is, simply, a sandwich shop — a well-lit, low-key...

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Instacart Launches On-Demand Shopping Service Across St. Louis Today

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:34 AM

It used to be the case that if you went grocery shopping in your pajamas, you'd be thrown out of the store. That all changes now. Starting today, fast grocery delivery will be available the touch of a button as Instacart makes its debut throughout St. Louis. The San...

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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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