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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fortune Teller Bar and the Little Dipper Unite in New Business Partnership

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:48 AM

Two of St. Louis' favorite Cherokee staples are taking their relationship to the next level. Starting in November, the Fortune Teller Bar and the Little Dipper will enter a space-sharing arrangement. The Fortune Teller Bar's location at 2635 Cherokee Street will become the home of both companies, where the...

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Spare No Rib Now Has Stylish New Digs on Jefferson

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 6:12 AM

If you’ve driven by the old Spare No Rib on Gravois and wondered about the breakfast spot that seems to have suddenly taken its place, do not despair. The Tex-Mex taco and barbecue spot hasn’t closed; it’s just moved. On October 4, Spare No Rib relocated to its new...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New Tacos at Público Are Straight Out of Jack in the Box

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:30 AM

There is only one thing wrong with the tacos being served at the new happy hour that premiered last night at Público (6679 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-833-5780), Mike Randolph's acclaimed Latin-inspired restaurant — and that is this: There is no drive-through access. But fast food lovers may still...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Sweet Divine Owners Expect Six-Month Gut Rehab After Fire

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Jenna and Jason Siebert spent Tuesday sorting through the wreckage of their Soulard bakery. The kitchen and decorating room in the back of the Sweet Divine (1801 S. Ninth St.; 636-942-2900) are charred black. The melted brown plastic sides of a coffee machine dangle off a shelf, like a...

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Cate Zone Chinese Cafe Will Open in J&W Bakery Spot on Olive

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:28 AM

A charming plaza filled with Chinese businesses is getting a new tenant. Cate Zone Chinese Cafe plans to fill the spot at 8148 Olive Boulevard that's nestled between China Town Market and Authentic Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture. The space previously held J&W Bakery, a family-owned Cantonese bakery that closed...

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Fort Taco's Florissant Location Has Closed

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:58 AM

North county fans of Fort Taco (multiple locations including 8106 Manchester Road, Brentwood; 314-647-2391) received some sad news this past Tuesday: The Florissant location of the popular taco shop has permanently closed.  Fort Taco shared the news in a statement on its Facebook page, blaming the closure on the "constraints of the...

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Firefighters Battle Blaze at the Sweet Divine in Soulard

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:51 AM

See our October 18 update: The Sweet Divine Owners Expect Six-Month Gut Rehab 10:04 p.m. Updated with more details about the fire and a message from the owners. The owners of The Sweet Divine (1801 S. Ninth Street, 636-942-2900) promised to reopen "absolutely as soon as possible" after the famed bakery...

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$8 Dollar Deli Closes in the Loop, Moving to O'Fallon

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM

That was fast. Less than two months after opening on the Delmar Loop, Roger Morgan's sandwich shop $8 Dollar Deli has closed its doors. The place is empty — the counter gone, the furnishings stripped. On its website, the eatery announced that it will be reopening soon in O'Fallon,...

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New Board Game Cafe, Pieces, Coming to Soulard

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Big news for Soulard: A board game bar and cafe will be opening in the space that previously held Franco. Pieces (1535 S. 8th Street) plans to offer a library of more than 500 games, along with a small menu and full bar. The owners recently launched a Kickstarter, which...

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The Libertine's Wil Pelly Gets Serious

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 6:58 AM

Wil Pelly has been busy these days, slinging king crab-stuffed lobster thermidor at the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999), where he's been promoted to executive sous chef under Matt Bessler. When he's done making mayhem in that kitchen, though, he's not resting — he's doing catering gigs for...

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