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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rockwell Beer Company Inks Lease for Tasting Room in the Grove

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:10 AM

One of the city's newest brewers will be bringing new life — and a tasting room — to an industrial site in the Grove. Rockwell Beer Company announced this morning that it has signed a lease for 1320 Vandeventer, which was most recently the home of Dinzler Equipment, a...

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Eat Sandwiches Is Coming Soon to Tower Grove South

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:09 AM

It started as a conversation among friends: Tower Grove South needs a proper, gourmet sandwich shop — particularly, somewhere to get a really good French dip.  Those musings are about to become a reality for business partners Byron Smith, Thomas Crone, Fred Hessel and Jeff McGraw, who are scrambling...

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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Garden on Grand Is Now Serving Healthy, Innovative Food in Shaw

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:51 AM

A largely neglected area just north of the bustling South Grand restaurant district – the intersection of Grand and Shenandoah avenues – got a major upgrade with the highly anticipated opening of the Garden on Grand (2245 S. Grand Avenue) on Friday. In an interview on opening night, owner...

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Nathaniel Reid Bakery Is Bringing Sweet Treats, and More, to Kirkwood

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Acclaimed pastry chef Nathaniel Reid still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks of all the places his job has taken him — Japan, Norway, Paris, Aruba. "I'm just a guy from Farmington," he says. "It's not like I am a doctor or anything, so it amazes me that...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

B-Side Will Soon Bring Burgers to Cherokee Street

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Cherokee Street's food scene has just about anything you could crave — tacos, tortas, deli sandwiches, pizza. It seems there's something for everyone, unless your hankering is for a good ol' burger.   That's about to change. Joe Timm and Francis Rodrigues of the wood-fired pizzeria Yaqui's on Cherokee are...

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Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice Serves Up Slushies in a Stylish Space

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 6:18 AM

The new slushie bar that quietly opened its doors a few weeks ago in Midtown, Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice (3906 Laclede Avenue), is almost certainly not what comes to mind when you think "slushie bar," much less "slushie bar near a college campus." There are no trash bins overflowing...

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

10 Neighborhood Produce Stands and Markets in St. Louis for Farm-Fresh Food

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:22 AM

St. Louis has been fortunate to host the Soulard Farmers Market since 1779, offering a central location for local farmers to sell their crops, dairy and meats. As the city has expanded, similar regional markets have been established around the metro area, such as the Kirkwood Farmers Market, and...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Best Craft Vodka Distillery in the U.S. Is in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:39 PM

The people have spoken — and they say we're No. 1. St. Louis Distillery, the craft vodka distiller that produces Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka, was chosen as the top craft distillery in the country by USA Today on Friday. The victory was a combination of approval...

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smoke House Hopes to Beat Bobby Flay! This November

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Mark your calendars now. Mike Johnson, the fine-dining-chef-turned-barbecue-maven behind St. Louis' fastest-growing concept, Sugarfire Smoke House, is Food Network-bound. The St. Louis chef will be competing on Beat Bobby Flay! in an episode that airs at 9 p.m. CST on November 10. In the episode, titled "Country Boys in...

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Five Things Michael and Tara Gallina Want You To Know about Vicia

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Michael and Tara Gallina have been in town for almost a year now, getting to know the food scene, establishing relationships with farmers and introducing themselves to the community through their pop-up concept, Rooster and the Hen. Finally, their research and development efforts are about to pay off.  The Gallinas'...

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