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Friday, February 9, 2018

Turn to Add Dinner Service, Giving Grand Center a Much-Needed Option

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:58 AM

For anyone who has ever lamented the lack of dinner options in the city's theater district, there is reason to celebrate: Turn (3224 Locust Street, 314-240-5157), chef David Kirkland's restaurant located inside the .ZACK building, is opening for dinner. Its first evening service will be March 1. The well-reviewed...

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thurman’s in Shaw Now Offers Mexican Street Food — Plus That Great Jazz

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 7:13 AM

Thurman’s in Shaw (4069 Shenandoah Avenue, 314-696-2784) opened in September 2016, a retooled version of the neighborhood eatery that under a previous owner was known as Thurman's Grill. At the time, it offered bar food favorites — burgers, fries and cold beer. But last month, owner Doug Fowler took...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Pi Pizzeria Closes Maryland Location

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Sad news for fans of Pi Pizzeria: There is now one less location of the St. Louis-based pizza chain. The restaurant, which is best-known for its deep-dish pizza made with cornmeal crust, closed its Bethesda, Maryland, outpost last week, according to Eater. A staffer told the site that the...

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Fish 'N Chip Food Truck from Edibles & Essentials Has Lent Covered

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 8:40 AM

Eating your Friday fish in a church basement? That's so 2017. This Lent, you can queue up for your cod at a food truck. Matt Borchardt, the chef/owner of south city's Edibles & Essentials (5815 Hampton Avenue, 314-328-2300), says he's converting his french fry food truck, Essentially Fries, to a...

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Once a Star Chef, Christopher Lee Gets By With Help From His Friends — and Leather

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Christopher Lee has reason to be angry: a debilitating motorcycle crash not only shattered his body but killed his friend and took his livelihood. More recently, his wife Sandra — who had been the family's breadwinner after Lee's accident — has suffered an injury that has also prevented her...

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Monday, February 5, 2018

How Nate Larson of Living Room Stumbled Into Cooking — and Found His Calling

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 6:33 AM

If you've ever tasted the flaky, pepper-flecked biscuits at Living Room (2808 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-899-0173), you might presume co-owner and kitchen manager Nate Larson is a long-time baking master. However, Larson admits he wasn't all that interested in cooking — or even food in general — for most...

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Friday, February 2, 2018

For Chef Gerard Craft, Lion's Choice Is the Best Partner in Town

Posted By on Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Gerard Craft has been at the top of the city's restaurant scene for a decade, opening one successful restaurant after another and winning a James Beard award for Best Chef: Midwest in the process. However, when it comes to working the rush at Lion's Choice (multiple locations including 1605...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. Gives Cherokee a Taste of the Hill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:55 AM

At Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. (2619 Cherokee Street, 314-833-3034), the newest restaurant to open on Cherokee Street, the prices are cheap, the portions are big and the food is old-school St. Louis Italian. There's Provel on your salad, mostaccioli for a pasta and even a sandwich baked on...

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Himalayan Hut Will Bring That Yeti Magic to Rock Hill — and Beyond

Posted By on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:31 AM

Himalayan Yeti (3515 S. Kingshighway, 314-354-8338) has big expansion plans — with sister restaurants opening in the coming months in both Rock Hill and Sunset Hills. The Nepalese restaurant, which opened last December in a former Long John Silver's in south city, quickly became a favorite for its $9.99...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: January 2018

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:37 AM

January 2018 has been a month of unexpected closings. Donut-King said goodbye after decades in St. Charles; the Libertine and Water Street Cafe both called it quits after successful runs in Clayton and Maplewood, respectively, and relative newcomers Mi Caribe and VietNam Style also closed their doors. But all is...

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