Eric Kelly

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    October 6, 2014

    Chef Chat: Julie Weldele Is Scape American Bistro's Sweet and Sour Pastry Chef

    Jumping from interior design to the world of pastry wasn't that big of a leap for Julie Weldele. "I've always been artsy," she explains. "Pastry was just a different medium." It was this creative spirit and penchant for aesthetics that led Weldele to a casual cake decorating class. She was instantl ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Eric Kelly Talks Leaving Scape and Heading to Seattle

    Eric Kelly opened Scape (48 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7227) over six years ago in the Central West End. His last day was April 10. Kelly will be moving to Seattle to work with Restaurants Unlimited, a group that currently owns 49 restaurants. See also: Backbar at Scape is Ready for Spring "My partne ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 4 to 6

    It's October, and we're finally at peace with the fact summer is over and it's officially autumn. That's thanks in no small part to all the great fall food events taking place this weekend. Head to Edwardsville, Illinois, to celebrate Craft Chophouse's one-year anniversary, or party in the Grove for ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 13 to 15

    There's another festival this weekend, this time featuring Lebanese food. Check out a dining tour with Art Dimensions or get your beer on at Schlafly's annual Hop in the City. Whatever you choose, this weekend is sure to be anything but boring! Read on for our food-related recommendations. See also ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    APA Beer Dinner Highlights Flavor and Nuance with Neil Witte

    After attending the American Protective Association's (APA) 90th anniversary beer dinner this past Thursday (August 8), Gut Check walked away perfectly sated but also educated: It turns out beer is far more complicated than we ever imagined -- and that's a good thing. See also: - Scape's APA Benef ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Scape's APA Benefit Dinner Shows Beer Can Be Just As Classy As Wine

    The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri is pulling a off a remarkable feat: combining man's best friend with man's favorite beverage. Thursday, August 8, from 7 - 10 p.m. at Scape (48 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7227) in the Central West End, the APA90 Fancy Feast, a celebration of the organ ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    #87: Raw Vegetable Lasagna at Scape

    Bryan PetersScape's raw vegetable lasagna = magic​For too many years, raw food has gotten a bum rap in the press. Some of it has been deserved, no doubt, but there are some chefs capable of raw transcendence. Tucked away in the CWE, Scape (48 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7227 or i ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Ericka Frank of the Cakery and the Cup, Part 2

    This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of bakery chef Ericka Frank of the Cakery. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Frank, will be published tomorrow. Chrissy Wilmes​ Did your family cook when you were a child? Some, but not a ton. Unlike many of my f ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Last Night: Photos from the RFT's Iron Fork Competition at Union Station

    Last night, the business department for the Riverfront Times staged its annual Iron Fork chef competition. New this year was a bartending competition (photos on page 2.) The venue was the Marriott Hotel at St. Louis' Union Station, and in addition to the food-and-drink prep throwdown, more than 25 a ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    FoodWire: New Year's Eve at ~scape

    A look at the New Year's Eve $95 prix-fixe dinner at ~scape.

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    December 3, 2008

    FoodWire: Cookie Class at ~Scape

    A cookie-baking class at ~scape Sat., Dec. 12. Call 314-361-7227 for more info.

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    May 28, 2008

    New at ~scape: "Backstreet BBQ"

    New executive chef Eric Kelly (see this post) has introduced a Sunday-night barbecue at the newly independent Central West End restaurant ~scape (48 Maryland Plaza). The dinner, held in the restaurant's back patio, features baby-back ribs, steak and chicken cooked over a wood-burning grill. The barb ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Changes in the Land of ~scape

    News on ~scape, the Central West End's betilda-ed bistro: Both Sauce and St. Louis Magazine report that Levy Restaurants and the Koplars have parted ways, with the Koplars retaining control of both ~scape and Crêpes: Etc. The head chef is now Eric Kelly. St. Louis Magazine has an interview with him ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008