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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Old Standard Fried Chicken Is Closing July 31

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Old Standard Fried Chicken, the Botanical Heights spot that helped usher in a high-end craze for the once-humble fried chicken, will close its doors after dinner service this Sunday. That's according to owner Ben Poremba, who issued a press release with the news.  Poremba, who also owns Elaia and...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Meet Kathy Kuper, Big O Ginger Liqueur's "Arbiter of Good Taste"

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Kathy Kuper and Bill Foster started Big O Ginger Liqueur out of necessity. "The market crashed in 2008, and we were too old for people to hire," Foster explains. "They didn't want to employ us because they thought we would be too expensive and they'd have to pay health...

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You Can Sneak a Peek at Gerard Craft's New Sardella Downtown Today

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Last month, James Beard Award-winning chef Gerard Craft closed his flagship restaurant, Niche — and the concept set to replace it, Sardella, is still at least a month from opening. So what's a Craft fan to do? Maybe try the Wells-Fargo parking lot on the edge of downtown St. Louis...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

LouFest Announces Its 2016 Food Lineup — aka the Nosh Pit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:20 AM

You already know which musical artists are headlining LouFest 2016 — but what about the food?  The LouFest 2016 Nosh Pit lineup has become a tradition for famished festivalgoers, featuring offerings from a number of the area's best restaurants. Chefs serve up popular favorites, as well as a few...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1764 Public House Will Bring 'Vibrant Nightlife' to Euclid and West Pine

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 1:55 PM

The new Gamlin Restaurant Group concept being planned for the long-vacant corner of West Pine and Euclid will be called 1764 Public House — and it plans to offer "a vibrant nightlife scene," along with breakfast, lunch and dinner. That's the latest from the restaurant group, which is also...

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Side Project Sues Modern Brewery Over Lightbulb Design

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:24 AM

In cartoons, a lightbulb signifies that someone's had a great idea. But for two craft breweries in St. Louis, the lightbulb has become a sign of controversy — with a lawsuit in federal court alleging that two-year-old Modern Brewery helped itself to the lightbulb logo first employed by three-year-old...

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Rene Sackett Is Taking Over the World — One Farmers Market at a Time

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 6:24 AM

The manager of Schlafly Farmers Market (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337), Rene Sackett, grew up in two worlds: the cosmopolitan, bohemian realm of her Alsatian maternal grandparents and the rural world of her dad's Cherokee family, where hunting, fishing, camping and living off the land were the way of life. ...

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The 10 Best Bakeries in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:13 AM

There’s something about the laziness of summer that makes us crave fresh fruit tarts, flaky pastries, sinfully rich chocolate, warm just-from-the-oven bread and ice cream made from the flavors of the season. St. Louis has almost unlimited options to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, packing a...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bolyard's Meat & Provisions Is Expanding to Offer Table Seating

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM

If you thought Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions (2810 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-647-2567) couldn't get any better, prepare yourself: The beloved Maplewood butcher shop is getting ready to expand its business model. On Tuesday night, the City of Maplewood granted a conditional use permit to co-owner Abbie Bolyard to operate...

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Stringbean Coffee Company Is Moving to Brentwood This Fall

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 7:12 AM

It's official: After a lengthy search for a new roastery site, Stringbean Coffee Company (1322 W Lark Industrial Drive, Fenton; 314-472-3267) is moving to Brentwood's Industrial Park. Owner Peter Cohen expects to begin operations at the new space in October.  "We've been open for five years and have been roasting...

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