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Friday, February 5, 2016

Companion Bakery's Cafe/Campus Now Open in Maryland Heights

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Drive north up Schuetz Road, and you'll be forgiven if at first you miss Companion's West St. Louis Cafe and Campus (2331 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights; 314-352-4770). The homegrown St. Louis bakery's sprawling 41,000-square-foot production center, baking school and cafe blends in with the numerous other warehouses that populate...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

McArthur's Bakery Will Open in the Old Bread Co. Spot on the Loop

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Saint Louis Bread Co.'s loss is McArthur's gain. Two months after the locally grown chain pulled out of its sizable location in the Delmar Loop, McArthur's Bakery announced it would be moving into the space at 6630 Delmar. And they're taking the whole thing — all 4,800 square feet....

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Moya Grill Now Serving Fast-Casual Ethiopian in the Delmar Loop

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 6:30 AM

If you are anything like me, your first thought upon tucking into lunch at Moya Grill (567A Melville Ave., 314-833-6621), the weeks-old Ethiopian spot in the Delmar Loop, won't be "hmmm, interesting" or even "how delicious!" Instead, you will find yourself asking, "What took them so long?" These days,...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our 10 Best Guesses for That Top-Secret Menu Item at Taco Bell

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Taco Bell is playing it close to the vest with its new menu item, releasing redacted press releases and holding press conferences that raise more questions than they answer. (The Project Trinity-type secrecy invariably calls to mind the actual Project Trinity, which is the sort of comparison you'd think...

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Tommy Andrew Loves Liver — But Won't Touch Truffle Oil

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7:00 AM

"I've known people for quite a few years who didn't realize it wasn't my real last name," says Tommy Andrew of Randolfi's (6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-899-9221) about his nickname. "I tell them my real one and they say it doesn't sound right, and all I can think is,...

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Snarf's Is Opening a New Location Near the Loop

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 6:00 AM

There's a new Snarf's opening this April just a few hundred feet from the heart of the Delmar Loop — at 360 N. Skinker, it will sit on the corner of Skinker and McPherson. But owner Matty Aronson wants to make one thing clear: That doesn't mean he's closing...

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Monday, February 1, 2016

The Preston Opens Today at the Chase Park Plaza

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Goodbye, Eau Bistro — hello, the Preston! The Chase Park Plaza, the venerable grand hotel in the Central West End, today opened a stylish new restaurant in the spot that once held Eau Bistro. The Preston is named after St. Louis architect Preston J. Bradshaw, who designed the hotel...

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Local Restaurant Wants You to Eat More Beaver for Lent

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Bootleggin' BBQ (1933 Washington Blvd., 314-241-5999), the downtown Kansas City-style barbecue joint that opened in October, wants to help you properly observe Lent this year in the traditional Catholic way: by eating some beaver. "Apparently back in the 1800s the Catholic church decided that since the beaver spent 70 percent of...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: January 2016

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM

This was a tough month for St. Louis restaurants. Numerous places either closed or announced they would soon be closing — with both downtown and the Loop particularly hard-hit. Was the trolley construction to blame for the rash of Loop closures? Was the emergence of Ballpark Village the reason...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Has the Loop's Market Pub House Closed, Too?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Market Pub House, the six-year-old sports bar in the Delmar Loop, has closed its doors — but it's still unclear whether that's a temporary situation. The word on the street is that employees showed up for work on Wednesday and found the doors locked. And indeed, the restaurant failed...

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