Adam Frager

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    The Six Best Ramen and Pho Dishes in St. Louis

    As chilly fall temperatures sweep in, we're looking forward to steamy bowls of noodle soup, rich with umami, to warm us up. Cozy up with the best Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho the city has to offer for a comforting way to beat the autumn frost. See also: Death in the Afternoon makes lunch the m ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Death in the Afternoon Named One of the Best New Restaurants in the Midwest

    Conde Nast Traveler put together a list of the fifteen best new restaurants in the Midwest, and our own Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) came in at No. 8. Our only complaint (and no disrespect to Indianapolis and Michigan, which both snagged multiple spots) is that there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Blood & Sand Sues Restaurant in New York for Trademark Infringement [UPDATED]

    Members-only restaurant and bar Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263) has filed a lawsuit against a restaurant and bar also called Blood & Sand in Buffalo, New York. The St. Louis restaurant is suing over trademark infringement -- it owns "Blood & Sand" when it has anything to do with ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Death in the Afternoon Opens Monday at Citygarden

    Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236), the new venture from the owners of Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263), opens to the public at Citygarden Monday, June 9. The restaurant will be lunch-based and isn't members-only, like Blood & Sand. See also: Death in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Death in the Afternoon Will Complement Blood and Sand

    As we reported last week, the empty Citygarden space at 808 Chestnut Street will soon be home to a new lunch spot from the owners of members-only restaurant Blood and Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263). Recent addition and executive chef Nick Martinkovic has been working with owners Adam F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Blood & Sand Owners to Take Over Vacant Citygarden Restaurant

    We were hoping Shake Shack would get in on the Citygarden space vacated by Joe's Chili Bowl, but it looks like the new tenants will be a little more high-end. The owners of Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263), the members-only bar and restaurant, are taking over the space and callin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    5 Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    2013 is going to be hard to top. Some of the best restaurants in years debuted -- the St. Louis dining scene is going strong. There are a slew of new projects we're looking forward to in 2014, both from all-stars like Ben Poremba and newcomers like the father-and-son-team behind a Festus brewery. Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Chris Bork Talks Leaving Blood & Sand

    Executive chef Chris Bork is leaving members-only hotspot Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263), making room for Central Table Food Hall's Nick Martinkovic to take over. We talked to Martinkovic this week about the decision, but we wanted to know what Bork's plans are, too. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Blood & Sand's "No Rain": Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Blood & Sand's Chris Bork Asks Locals To Please Stop Egging Valeted Cars, Restaurant Employees

    New restaurants will always have start-up issues, but at members-only Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street; 314-241-7263) the management has encountered some rather unusual ones. The following is a Facebook post published by Blood & Sand chef Chris Bork on Thursday, August 9:

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Blood & Sand Rule No. 1: Wanna Flirt at the Bar? You'll Need Bartender Permission

    Photo by Stew Smith TJ Vytlacil of Blood & Sand​We snagged a copy of the guest "guidelines" for Blood & Sand (1500 St. Charles Street), the members-only restaurant opened last Saturday by mixologists TJ Vytlacil and Adam Frager.Here's the very first rule on the list: In the tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    A Visit to Opening Night at Blood and Sand

    Beth Farrow ClaussThe bar, complete with live ferns at Blood and Sand​Blood and Sand (1500 St. Charles Street) the private bar and restaurant owned by TJ Vytlacil and Adam Frager opened its doors on Saturday night to its charter members. Still smelling slightly of spackle and paint, the restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    DeMun Oyster Bar's TJ Vytlacil: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles DeMun Oyster Bar's TJ Vytlacil. Below is a Q&A with Vytlacil followed by the recipe for the award-winning Love Burns. Katie MoultonTJ Vytlacil pours an award-winn ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Drink Lab Debuts Tonight at the Atomic Cowboy

    ​Drink Lab, a new themed cocktail night organized by Chad Michael George and Matt Obermark, debuts at 6 p.m. this evening at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775). Drink Lab, George says, is "an occasional themed classic-cocktail night [meant] to raise the awareness of the St. Louis ... More >>