Corey Smale

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    10 Weird Foods for the Adventurous St. Louis Eater, Including Pig Tails, Brains and Bugs

    Sometimes we just want to try something new. And when we do, St. Louis chefs are more than happy to rise to the challenge. We've compiled of some of the stranger local offerings that just might tempt you away from your comfort zone and into an extraordinary taste adventure you're sure to remember. ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Four Seasons Pastry Sous Chef Mary Boehne Named Corporate Chef at Strange Donuts

    Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard; 314-932-5851) has proven itself to be more than the little Kickstarter-that-could several times in the past year, but hiring a corporate chef solidifies its big time status. The Maplewood doughnut shop is bringing on Four Seasons pastry sous chef Mary Boehne to ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Strange Donuts Approved for Second Location in Kirkwood

    Speculation has been rampant ever since Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard) announced it would expand to a second location after only a few months in business. Soon fans were guessing Kirkwood would be the place -- it's fairly central and is similar in feel to Mapelwood, home of the original. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Strange Donuts Announces Plans for Second Location

    Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851) has been on everybody's lips (quite literally) even before it opened in October. The Kickstarter-funded project made a name for itself via social media, delicious doughnuts and crazy collaborations. For its next trick, co-owner Corey Sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    A Bite with Bitcoins: Local Food Businesses That Accept the Online Currency

    Even before it had a bricks-and-mortar shop, Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard; 314-932-5851) was big on experimentation. They did, after all, create a hamburger doughnut with pimento Cheez Whiz. But the next frontier in the done zone is not how the doughnuts are made -- it's how they're paid fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    STL Up Late Brings Comedic Relief to Your Saturday Night

    With roughly ten minutes to go before the final rehearsal is scheduled to start, Joshua McNew, Producer and Production Manager, stands outside, taking a few deep breaths. After months of preparation, tonight, Saturday, October 12, marks the opening endeavor of STL Up Late, a new live comedy show aim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Strange Donuts Making Deliveries Friday, But Still No Store

    Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard) has built up quite a following over the past few months despite not having an actual location yet. Friday morning, it's taking breakfast to a whole new level by delivering 50 dozen doughnuts around town to lucky St. Louisans who caught the sale. But the real qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Strange Donuts Delays Opening, Still Plans National Doughnut Day Party

    Strange Donuts, the eagerly anticipated and social-media-savvy doughnut shop, had hoped to open its doors at 2709 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood on Friday, June 7 -- not coincidentally, National Doughnut Day. Alas, the best laid plans... See Also: - Strange Donuts Hits Kickstarter Goal Early, Anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Strange Donuts Hits Kickstarter Goal Early, Announces Opening Date

    Strange Donuts, the independent doughnut shop slated to open at 2709 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood this spring, turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise $10,000 toward the purchase of its kitchen equipment. The restaurant reached its goal this week -- and, as of today, still has 12 days bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Strange Donuts Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Partners with Kuva Coffee

    In January Gut Check reported that business partners Corey Smale and Tyler Fenwick planned to open Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood) in Maplewood in May. When we spoke with Smale in January, he told us he and Fenwick drew inspiration for Strange Donuts from hip doughnut shops in Port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Strange Donuts Coming to Maplewood This Spring

    Cue your favorite Homer Simpson reference: St. Louis will soon be home to yet another independent doughnut shop. Business partners Corey Smale and Tyler Fenwick plan to open Strange Donuts this May at 2709 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood. Smale tells Gut Check that the inspiration for Strange Donuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    DIY to Death: Remembering Dancing Feet March To War

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. RFT's Daniel Hill wrote an article last week about Stlpunk, a localized proto-social networking site that ... More >>