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    June 5, 2014

    Half Price Books Opening in Chesterfield Is Rare Good News for Book Lovers

    The Archive is gone. So is A-1 Book Exchange. The Book House was thrown out of its gorgeous, historic location and is valiantly making do in an originally decrepit space. Even Left Bank Books had to close its downtown location. It's been a rough seven months for St. Louis' readers of non-ebooks. S ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    The 8 Worst Places to Park in St. Louis

    It's no secret that St. Louis has car problems. On one hand, many drivers here are schmucks who ignore turning lanes and treat pedestrians like Mario Kart powerups. This summer, however, it's parking infrastructure that's put city officials and Fair St. Louis organizers into a panic. The construc ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 2 to 8

    This week, the RFT Music Showcase hits the Grove with more than eighty local bands -- that's a new record! If you haven't yet, grab your tickets via the showcase homepage, and pick up a paper this week to read up about all the performers. Besides that, there are plenty of great shows worth checking ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Meet Scrub, A Hip-Hop and FarFetched Artist Looking To Take Over the Streets

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Hip-ho ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    IKEA is Coming: 5 Businesses St. Louis Will Freak Out Over Next

    Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    St. Louis Chef to Dana Loesch Fans: "Use Your Easily Purchased Firearm on Yourself"

    File under: "If you can't stand the heat." Last night St. Louis' vociferous conservative talker/tweeter Dana Loesch called out the chef de cuisine of Clayton's Little Country Gentleman after he took to Twitter to take a shot at fans of her radio show. Won't be eating at @lcgentleman since it seems ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Straub's Massive Meat Sale Today and Tomorrow Just in Time for Super Bowl Sunday

    Get ready to stock your freezers like it's Y2K, everyone: This weekend Straub's (multiple locations) is hosting a massive meat sale. The meat sale, which Straub's is promoting as "legendary," begins today, February 1, and runs through Saturday, February 2, at all Straub's locations. The local groce ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Brad Paisley Tells Country Audiences There's Nothing Wrong With White Folks Becoming the Minority

    Every couple weeks, starting now, RFT Music takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone" Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10 The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important! So, here, in a shimmering ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    First Look: The Organic Cave, the Paleo Diet-Based Bakery

    Gluten-free and paleo bakeries have finally reached "flyover country." The Organic Cave (3323-1 Domain Street, St. Charles, MO 63301), located in St. Charles County, is a gluten-, grain-, GMO-, soy- and dairy/casein-free bakery that uses no processed sugars. Even without these items, the bakery is s ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Trader Joe's "Butter Chicken" Recalled, but St. Louis Area OK

    First, the bad news: The USDA has alerted us to a Canadian recall of frozen butter chicken and basmati rice because of potential listeria contamination. The product from Aliya's Foods Limited in Canada made it to the U.S. as Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice.

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    November 2, 2012

    The Great Peanut Recall of '12: What Was THAT About?

    On Saturday, September 22, Trader Joe's announced a voluntary recall of its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, citing the risk of salmonella contamination. Within days that li'l recall of a single boutique variety of peanut butter revealed itself to be but the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter for Salmonella Risk [Update: Recall Greatly Expanded]

    Update: (Tuesday, September 25, 1:40 p.m.) Sunland Inc., the maker of the Trader Joe's peanut butter referenced in the original post, has expanded the voluntary recall of its almond and peanut butter products due to the risk of salmonella contamination, the company announced yesterday in a press rel ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Pink Slime: You Know You Want It -- Here's Where to Get It!

    It's easy to say you want to know all about what's in your food and where it comes from. You know -- farm-to-table, sustainable agriculture, heirloom parsnips and all that. But we all know that sometimes our go-to guy at the farmers' market is fresh outta parsnips, heirloom or otherwise, and more to ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Smashburger Sets Second St. Louis Spot

    ​This week, as part of a look at several "better burger" restaurants, I reviewed the first St. Louis-area location of the rapidly growing chain Smashburger (1981 Zumbehl Road, Chesterfield; 636-724-6777). When Smashburger announced its arrival in our market this summer, the company noted that a se ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Solae Wants You to Grill on Meatless Mondays. But Do You Want To?

    meatlessmonday.comFiring up the grill for Meatless Monday? Not so fast. ​Since the beginning of year, the Meatless Monday movement has gained momentum, thanks to publicity from vegetarian Paul McCartney and carnivore Mario Batali. The Oprah Effect kicked in, with the former talk show queen off ... 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 13, 2011

    Greenpeace Releases New Seafood Scorecard for Supermarkets

    Image viaOrange roughy, a species singled out for protection by Greenpeace​Greenpeace has released its latest report on the sustainable-seafood efforts of major supermarkets.The bad news is that none of the major chains scored over 70 points on the 100-point scale, the mark for being considered a ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Yes, We Had No Bananas on Sunday

    Kate StewartBananas at the Hampton Village Schnucks on Jan. 31. ​Sunday night, Facebook and Twitter lit up with a panic. Not just from the news of the impending storm doom, but because of a lack of bananas. Readers reported that Schnucks stores in Richmond Center only had organic bananas in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Kosher Soul Food: Uncommonly Delicious!

    Aimee LevittAndria Simckes (right) and her mother, Evelyn Lard, might be the only two kosher soul-food cooks in St. Louis.​Few cuisines would appear to be as incompatible -- nay, irreconcilable -- as kosher food and soul food. It's not that Jews don't have soul -- it's just that they're strong ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Eating the Pyramid

    New year, a bazillion new diet industry ads. Ellen Tarlin of Slate's "Clean Plate" column cuts through the fads and begins an attempt to stick to the food pyramid for a week while examining the conflicting nutritional information and research that can make it so difficult to understand what we need ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Egg Recall Could Boost Food Safety Legislation

    Egg recall could give momentum to food safety legislation. CNN reports that the massive recall has given new life to the bill that stalled in the Senate last year. The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to order recalls and shut down unsafe food production facilities. Ever ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.5

    After pressure from consumers and activist groups, Trader Joe's opts to sell only sustainable seafood. The new policy will be fully in effect by the end of 2012. The Washington Post reports that Casson Trenor, senior markets campaigner for Greenpeace, said. "What we're seeing here is the transform ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Passover, Shmassover: Grocery Stores in St. Louis City Not Kosher for Passover?

    ​Let my groceries go! Passover begins at sundown on Monday, March 29. This means it's time for the annual scramble to restock the pantry with less-flavorful versions of everyday staples. (There's a difference between "kosher for Passover" and just-plain kosher. The former's far stricter than ... More >>

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    February 24, 2010
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    November 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.3

    ​ Company recalls beef from stores, including Trader Joe's. (USDA)New study blames meat for half of greenhouse gases. (The Independent)Coffee sold in India claims to enhance virility. (Times of India)Man sues over turkey-tuna mix-up. Another sues over lack of fruit in Froot Loops. (Chicagob ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.7

    ​ South Dakota town deals with 44 tons of rotting bison meat. (Associated Press)Cheesemonger refuses to sell unpasteurized cheese to pregnant customer. (BBC)Stars of Discovery Channel's The Deadliest Catch give Florida seafood industry a boost. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)Medical professor/pa ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    What Do Bess and Stephen Colbert Have in Common?

    ​RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like every other food blogger in St. Louis and probably the country, I went to see Julie & Julia over the weekend. (It was mandatory. There was a memo and everything.) I enjoyed it. A cat played a minor but alm ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.16

    Controversy about the sustainability of seafood sold at Trader Joe's. (LA Weekly)Love meat but worried about its carbon footprint? Grass-fed might be the way to go. (UTNE Reader)Italian winemakers cut production to improve quality. (Reuters)

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    July 8, 2009

    The Best of Gut Check: Cooking for Your Cat

    Since July, 2008, RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, have been embarked on a culinary adventure.While Gut Check is on vacation this week, check out some of Aimee's (and Bess') best work:Sardine Heaven (July 28, 2008):My cat Bess is a magnificent animal. Others may not agree, but they ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009
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    November 25, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Thanksgiving Feast

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. Were there cats on the Mayflower? There must have been, if only to chase mice, but I can't ever recall hearing about them, even back in elementary school when my teachers did their best to sweeten up the Thanksgivi ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Faux Sushi

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. In hard times, one must learn to make concessions. At least this is the message that has been pounded into our heads for the past two months. Seven years ago, it was patriotic to shop. Now it is patriotic to scrimp. ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    February 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.13

    Whole Foods will not remove single-ingredient foods from China. Competitor Trader Joe's recently announced that it would. (Austin-American Statesman) Two interesting stories on the relationship between immigration and the restaurant biz: First, in Great Britain, new immigration policies have led t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.11 Trader Joe's will stop carrying some food from China. The grocery chain says its food from China is safe; the move is meant to appease customer concerns. This applies only to single ingredients (e.g., garlic), not processed foods that contain one or more ingredients from Ch ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    Loop Chained

    The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.

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    January 31, 2007

    Cool to be Kind

    Voluntary poverty, sustainable agriculture, helping one's fellow man. A Catholic Worker community quietly grows in north St. Louis.

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    October 29, 2006

    St. Louis Centre Changes Name, Moves South, Adds Buttload of Brick

    If you didn't already know that the RFT's Ballpark Village story was a parody, you found out during Thursday night's Game 4 Cardinals victory, when KTRS (550 AM) snuck into Mike Shannon and John Rooney's play-by-play to announce that the Cardinals and the city had reached an agreement on financing t ... More >>

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    July 19, 2006

    Bounty by the County

    The states winemakers and food producers arent exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.

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    December 8, 2004


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