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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Up-Down Arcade Bar Runs Into Opposition from Central West End Neighbors

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Last month, the owners of the arcade bar concept Up-Down, which has thrived in Des Moines, Minneapolis and Kansas City, began the process of applying for a liquor license to open their fourth location in the Central West End. But even though the site they're eyeing, formerly the home...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Riverbend Restaurant & Bar Has Closed

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Riverbend Restaurant & Bar (1059 S. Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights) has closed its doors — seven years after opening and roughly three years after moving to a new, expanded location in Richmond Heights. Owner Sam Kogos did not respond to two messages seeking comment last week, and chef Steve...

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How Alisha Blackwell of Reeds American Table Found Her Passion in Wine

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Alisha Blackwell, the sommelier at Reeds American Table (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-899-9821), remembers the second she was hooked by wine. "I was a server at Oceano Bistro, and they were very big on wine education," she recalls. "One Friday, they opened a bottle of red Bordeaux and the...

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Newly Renovated Chase Club Brings the Nightlife to the Chase Park Plaza

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:40 AM

If you haven't been to the Chase Park Plaza (212 N. Kingshighway, 314-633-3000) in awhile, it's highly possible that your last memory of the venerable hotel involves dancing the night away at Cafe Eau — the casual bar and grill that frequently hosted live music for dancing and connected...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Katie's Pizza Cafe in Clayton Has Closed

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:11 AM

Katie's Pizza Cafe (6611 Clayton Road, Clayton), the stylish pizzeria in Clayton originally opened by Katie Lee Collier, has closed its doors. The nine-year-old restaurant was apparently shuttered without fanfare or publicity. The restaurant's phone number continues to ring, but there is no way to leave a message and...

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Here Is Mike Johnson's Mac and Cheese Recipe. We're Not Worthy

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:26 AM

It’s just never enough for you, is it, Chef Mike Johnson? You’ve already got a chain of critically acclaimed barbecue joints and a revamped drive-in burger bar. You even had a showdown with Bobby Flay. It’s only fitting that you just had to go and share with us your...

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Di Olivas Is Now Selling Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar in the Central West End

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:11 AM

Looking for a little extra flavor for your home cooking? Di Olivas (115 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-367-6457) might have just what you’re looking for. The third location of this olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting shop opened last month in the Central West End, offering new convenience to city-dwelling...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vicia is Now Open in Cortex — and It's Simply Stunning

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Vicia (4260 Forest Park Avenue), which opens today in the city's Cortex district, is that rare St. Louis restaurant capable of drawing national attention before it's served a single dish. Co-owners Michael and Tara Gallina are both alumni of the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and their decision to...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cardinals Nation Now Has Its Very Own Food Truck

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM

If you ever find yourself craving a ballpark hot dog or "Cardinals Nation Nachos," you no longer have to buy a ticket or even wait until game day to get your favorite baseball fare. That's because the team is rolling out the new Cardinals Nation food truck, which will...

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Fortel's Pizza Den in U. City Slapped With Suit Over Unpaid Taxes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

The University City location of a popular St. Louis-area pizza chain owes the state of Missouri nearly $150,000 in tax revenue — with delinquencies on sales tax remittances and employee withholding tax going back nearly three years. That's according to a suit filed yesterday in St. Louis County Circuit Court....

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