Did you know that St. Louis is turning 250 next year? In honor of the semiquincentennial -- yes, that is apparently a real word -- city leaders and civic groups are preparing for a series of anniversary events. Mayor Francis Slay has devoted his weekly online poll to the occasion "to calibrate your ... More >>
At the Shack PubGrub (3818 Laclede Avenue; 314-533-7000), the "green eggs'n'ham" boardwalk fries come out fresh from the fryer crispy and completely smothered in creamed spinach, diced ham with just-barely caramelized corners, fresh-chopped green onions and a cheery yellow sunny-side-up fried egg. W ... More >>
Karl Frank Jr. was never comfortable celebrating Christopher Columbus' accidental discovery of America, and he certainly never cared for the mixed legacy Columbus left behind. So today--the federal holiday created in 1939 by FDR to honor the Italian explorer and slave-wrangler who "sailed the ocea ... More >>
The Shack PubGrub opened for business this morning at 3818 Laclede Avenue in Midtown, the SLU-centric spot previously (briefly) occupied by Pierre Laclede's. (A tip o' the hat to George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine for the heads up on the opening.) The Shack has quite the pedigree: Its owners also ow ... More >>
June was a very busy month for openings, including the much-anticipated debut of Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244), the discovery of the city's first Somali restaurant in quite some time and the arrival of three new food trucks. Closings included the popular Thai restaurant Land ... More >>
- Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (3229 Washington Avenue; 314-222-0413) announced today that its new beer garden -- or, if you prefer, biergarten -- will open this evening, June 7, at 6 p.m. Among the rules for the new space, Urban Chestnut will allow you to bring food from outside into its biergar ... 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 FroebIn what has become a trend, September was a busy month for openings, including Tucci & Fresta's Trattoria & Bar, a higher-end restaurant from the founders of the Pasta House Co., and the highly anticipated, members-only Blood & Sand.Oddly, it was also a busy month for restaur ... More >>
Gabe Hartwig of the Post-Dispatch reports that CHEA TER'S Sports Grill & UltraPub, which opened only last month at 3818 Laclede Avenue, by St. Louis University, has already changed its name to Pierre Laclede's Pub & Eatery.Daily RFT reported earlier this month that there was confusion abo ... More >>
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