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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Vaya Con Dillas and the Note Bar to Open in Former Alumni Space

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Chef Ryan Hecht promised some good news in September — and he's delivered. The chef announced this morning that he'll soon be opening two new concepts on the ground floor of the Park Pacific building at 13th and Pine streets in the Downtown West neighborhood. The first is a...

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Jeff Stevens' WellBeing Brewing Is Brewing Craft Beer Without the ABV

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Before he founded WellBeing Brewing Company (, Jeff Stevens spent most of his career working in advertising for national liquor brands, a gig that placed him squarely in the club scene. He traveled the world working with beer-and-spirits clients and was always in bars, whether entertaining clients or just...

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Monday, September 17, 2018

White Castle's 'Impossible Sliders' Are Now in St. Louis — And They're Glorious

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:04 AM

These days, concern for the environment has become pretty mainstream. But while it seems like every eco-conscious person on the internet has ditched plastic straws, it’s been much harder for people to reduce the amount of animal meat they consume — even though the meat industry is one of...

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D.B. Cooper’s Safehouse Brings a Man-Cave Vibe to South City

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:39 AM

On Wednesday, November 24, 1971, the man who would become known as D.B. Cooper successfully hijacked a flight going from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington. He requested $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. After landing, letting off all passengers and refueling, he told the pilot to take off for...

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Can Get Amazing Kitchen Equipment at Companion's Garage Sale Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Everyone knows that the only thing keeping you from becoming the next Jacques Pepin is the right kitchen gadget. OK, that and an understanding that you should wait for the pan to get hot before putting the meat in it it, but hey — minor details. And so what...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Yellowbelly Opens Friday in the CWE, Promising Rum Cocktails and Sea-Based Fare

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Like many a bad decision, Yellowbelly (4643 Lindell Boulevard), the new island-influenced bar and restaurant that opens Friday in the Central West End, started with a little rum. Only in this case, creators Tim Wiggins and Travis Howard are confident the spirit took them down a good path, not...

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Perfect Taste Chinese Food to Bring Szechuan Style to the Loop

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Perfect Taste Chinese Food is planning to open on the Loop at 6310 Delmar Boulevard, the old Noodles & Co. location a few doors down from the Tivoli. Owner Bing Zhu says he's aiming for an October 1 opening, dependent upon city inspections. Zhu said the restaurant will serve...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Either Jason Isbell Really Loves Provel or He's Really Missing Out

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 6:37 AM

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell had an unusual answer yesterday when asked what he'd be eating in St. Louis before his show at Stifel Theatre. "I normally just sit in the car and eat Provel when I'm here," he responded to a fan via Twitter. To which we can only say:...

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Hello Has the Grove Saying 'Hi' to Smoothies, Juices and More

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 6:34 AM

It’s only been a month since Hello (1000 S. Newstead Avenue, 618-509-2366) opened on the fringes of the Grove, but Jordan and Kayla Bauer’s juice and smoothie bar is already a hit. Says Jordan Bauer, “Saturday is insane. There’s a line to the door at all times. I feel...

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For John Rodriguez, Hacienda Is His Heritage — and His Destiny

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 6:33 AM

Though John Rodriguez insists on downplaying his role in the story of Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (9748 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 314-962-7100), there is no question the landmark eatery is a part of him — and he a part of it. "I think my handprints are in the concrete. Literally,"...

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