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Friday, January 21, 2022

St. Louis Standards: For SweetArt's Reine Keis, Baking Is a Calling

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 6:54 AM

St. Louis Standards is a weekly column dedicated to the people, places and dishes that make our food scene what it is. A student of French and English, Reine Keis always assumed she would work in journalism, not the restaurant business. However, her plans would change after a...

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Sushi Cakes Are a Thing, and You Can Get Them in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 10:24 AM

A few years ago, while chatting with a friend that doesn't eat sweets, chef Heidi Hamamura accepted a challenge that would change the way St. Louisans celebrate their birthdays. "She said to me, 'It would be so baller if you could make me a sushi cake,' so I...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Chef Juwan Rice Launches J Rice Spice, a Brand with a Mission

Posted By on Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:52 AM

Ever since starting his catering business, JR's Gourmet, when he was just a high schooler, Juwan Rice has been humbled by the support he's received from St. Louis and beyond. Now, he's excited to have a way to give his boosters a taste of his talents, even if...

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Monday, January 17, 2022

City Foundry Introduces City Winery to St. Louis This Summer

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 12:14 PM

The City Foundry (3730 Foundry Way) is adding another national brand to its lineup: City Winery will make its debut in St. Louis later this summer. City Winery doubles as a live music venue and a winery. Situated next to the Food Hall, the venue will boast a pizza...

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Sugarfire and Clementine's Get in On the #BettyWhiteChallenge

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 10:43 AM

Beloved Golden Girl and animal activist Betty White died on December 31, 2021, just a couple of weeks short of her 100th birthday. This was fully unacceptable to many people around the globe, so the internet got together and declared today — what would’ve been her 100th birthday —...

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Friday, January 14, 2022

St. Louis Standards: Meshuggah Café Is the Center of the Conversation

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 6:28 AM

St. Louis Standards is a weekly column dedicated to the people, places and dishes that make our food scene what it is. If you want to know the special place Meshuggah Café holds in the hearts of its longtime regulars, consider the term owner Jen Kaslow uses when she...

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Bluewood Brewing Finds New Partner in Burger 809

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 6:27 AM

Burger 809’s founder Tasha Smith knows all fries are not created equal. She’s laughing, but she is dead serious about the extensive research she’s put into the partner to her bite-sized burgers. Fries are a new adventure for Smith, as is her newly minted partnership with Bluewood Brewing (1821...

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Webster Groves Mainstay Big Sky Cafe Has Been Sold to Longtime Employee

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:22 AM

When Dominic Weiss first walked into Big Sky Cafe (47 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-5757), he was just a neighborhood kid looking for a gig bussing tables. Now, after three decades spent working at the restaurant and its former sister concepts, Weiss is stepping through Big...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

For Food Raconteur, the Dining Table Is a Canvas for Connection

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:11 AM

Askok Nageshwaran has traveled all over the world — throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Australia — and if there is one thing he has learned from those experiences, it's that food is a vehicle for connection. "Food connects everyone," Nageshwaran says. "It doesn't matter one's race, religion or where...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Pizza Head's New Owners Promise Great Pizza Served with Purpose

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story referred to Pizza Head's forthcoming philanthropic efforts as the "Pay It Forward " program. Pay It Forward was the name of the program under the restaurant's previous owner. While Dodson and Driemeier are finalizing the details on their own initiative that will...

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