Centene Corporation

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Now Open: Racanelli's in the Loop, Cantina Laredo, Strange Trap Kitchen

    There are some tidbits to share as we approach the end of the month. A few places popped up, and it's worth noting that, as we reported earlier this week, two of three Lester's sports bars have closed this month. See also: Strange Donuts Kirkwood Opens October 22, Central West End Location Soon

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Week: November 17 to 20

    Restaurants and bars are packing in the events before the holidays, and this week's no exception. Check out St. Louis Eats at the Missouri History Museum, stop by the opening of Cantina Laredo or support cannabis at Tick Tock Tavern. Continue on for our picks of the week. See also: Chef Chat: D. Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Kakao Chocolate Clayton is Now Open

    If you're a chocoholic, Clayton just got a little sweeter. The new Kakao Chocolate is now open. It's the third location for the St. Louis chocolatier, which first opened on South Jefferson Avenue in 2008 and later expanded to Maplewood. The new Kakao is located in the Centene building at 7700 Forsyt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Kakao Chocolate Sets Up Shop in Clayton

    Kakao Chocolate (2301 South Jefferson Avenue; 314-771-2310) is opening a third location in Clayton at the Centene Building, which also houses Niche and Pastaria. It will be retail only (so no chocolate production will take place), but it'll be the only Kakao to serve coffee and espresso drinks. See ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Niche Announces Dates of Closure, Reopening

    Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603) opened its doors last week, which means there remains -- for now, at least -- one final Big Move for Gerard Craft and his Niche Restaurant Group: the relocation of his flagship restaurant, Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) from Benton P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Tidbits: Eater National Anticipates Gerard Craft's Pastaria, Original Tin Can Still Closed

    In June 2011, Gut Check reported that Gerard Craft's next restaurant would be Pastaria by Niche, and in January Craft announced that the restaurant -- along with flagship Niche -- would be moving into the Centene Plaza office tower at Hanley Road and Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton. Now it seems the fo ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Niche, Pastaria by Niche Headed to Clayton's Centene Plaza

    ​The worst-kept secret in local restaurant news is a secret no more: Gerard Craft and Centene Plaza announced this morning that Craft's flagship restaurant, Niche, will relocate from Benton Park to the Centene Plaza office tower at Hanley Road and Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton. Pastaria by Niche, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Lewis Reed Campaign Gets Big Gift; Francis Slay Campaign Gets Big Names

    Slay and Reed: The election is a long way off but the fundraising isn't.​The next election for mayor of St. Louis is still some 20 months away but already the campaigns are under way. Incumbent mayor Francis Slay currently has over $611,000 of cash on hand for the 2013 election, according to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Missouri CEOs Rake In Big Bucks

    via​Feel like stoking your class envy this morning? The AFL-CIO has a tool for you -- a database of CEO pay. And it's pretty awesome appalling.Seriously, the stats the union has compiled here are enough to turn even the most enthusiastic capitalist into a Marx-spouting le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    American City: St. Louis Architecture Gets a Coffee Table Book

    The intake tower at the Chain of Rocks bridge serves as the cover image for Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren's new book about St. Louis architecture.​Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren came here in 2006 on a discreet assignment: to report for the New York Times on yet another plan for the St. Loui ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Ballpark Village: A Heads-Up About Cordish's Rep for Draconian Dress Codes

    As you may have heard, the Ballpark Village deal was sealed last week. Ballpark Village idiocy: No yurts -- and a Cordish dress code?! The St. Louis Cardinals, the mayor's office and Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, the developer, have finally agreed on the project's size (sort of), scope (sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check has the latest on everybody's favorite five letters -- E. Coli. Annie Zaleski talks about her love for Radiohead and their new album, In Rainbows. Rusta at Such inspirational words. Wow, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb only wishes he could take a bite out of this dessert. Beavis and Butthead make an appearance on A to Z. Yes, but can he resist if Microsoft comes calling? Now that Centene Corporation ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2007