A final few items for the week. - Sauce scooped the news of what will happen to the restaurant space in Citygarden after last year's closure of the Terrace View (808 Chestnut Street): Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta of the Pasta House Co. chain and the new(ish) Tucci & Fresta's Trattoria & Bar in Clayton ... More >>
At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!
Ian FroebNew digs for La Vallesana on Cherokee StreetThere are busy months for restaurant news, and then there is August 2011. The month that just ended featured numerous openings as well as a couple of relocations, a new building for Gut Check favorite La Vallesana and a contentious change of na ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergAnother week, but not just another strip mall. My review of the Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile Market and Café -- another winner in Jeffrey Plaza, on Olive Boulevard near I-170 -- is now available online. Coming soon: Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Blue Nile Market an ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe vegetarian combo platter at Blue Nile Market and CafeThis week, I return to one of my favorite dining destinations in St. Louis -- Jeffrey Plaza, a homely strip mall at Olive Boulevard and I-170 -- to try the Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile Market and Café. Follow me after ... More >>
It was the end of the week of the end of the world (to paraphrase Jon Stewart) and (to paraphrase Michael Stipe) everyone felt fine. More than fine, judging by the smiles, clapping hands and dancing (mostly, sometimes not quite) bodies squeezed (but not jammed) onto the dance floor at th ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Blue Nile Market, which appears to be a new Ethiopian market and café, has opened at 8615 Olive Boulevard, right next to Pho Long in the Jeffrey Plaza strip mall. Or partly opened. There's definitely a market open, but half of the space seems to be under construction still. At any rate, a spot ... More >>
Annie writes an open letter to Morrissey.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)