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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cardwell's at the Plaza Will Close This December

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:05 PM

It will be the end of an era this winter: Cardwell's at the Plaza (94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac; 314-997-8885) will close its doors in late December after 24 years. Chef Bill Cardwell announced the news today. “I’ve been inside a kitchen cooking, teaching and running one or more large...

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EverCrisp Apples Are Now in St. Louis (But You've Got to Pick Them Yourself)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:45 AM

The EverCrisp, the next big thing in apples, is here, and it's ready for picking. The only catch? You have to do it yourself. That's because Eckert's three Metro East farms are the only places in St. Louis growing the varietal — a brand new offering with a great...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Michael Fricker of Cinder House Feels Like an Oyster

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:41 AM

Growing up in Cape May, New Jersey, Michael Fricker began working in kitchens not so much by choice, but because it's what you did in a tourism-driven coastal community. "In the winter there are about 3,000 residents, but during the summer it goes up to 78,000," explains Fricker. "It's...

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The Baked Bear Brings Design-Your-Own Ice Cream Sandwiches to the Loop

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:22 AM

A bright blue neon sign reading “Cookie Monsters Only” hangs on the back wall of the Baked Bear (6140 Delmar Boulevard). It may make you laugh or smile, but only the ice cream sandwiches will make you say "wow." The shop — located just east of the Loop, across...

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Monday, October 8, 2018

50/Fifty Kitchen Balances Cuisine for Vegetarian and Omnivores in Northampton

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:51 AM

When Bob Madden, the owner of 50/Fifty Kitchen (3723 South Kingshighway, 314-875-9623), switched to a vegetarian diet for health reasons, he found that not everyone shared his enthusiasm for a meat-free lifestyle. “I have adult children who have never turned down a free meal in their life, but I...

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The DogHaus, a Dog-Friendly Bar, to Open Across from Soulard Dog Park

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:27 AM

The space that formerly held Tropical Liqueurs' Soulard location will see new life as the DogHaus (1800 South 10th Street). Owners Joe Schiro, Stephen Walters and Laurie and Kevin Simpson announced the news on Facebook yesterday, saying they planned to open "a dog friendly, energetic, fun & family friendly...

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pie Guy Pizza Offers Late-Night Slices in the Grove

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30 AM

The Grove finally has a late-night pizza spot. Pie Guy Pizza (4189 Manchester Avenue, 314-899-0444) offers New York style pizza by the slice until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The small counter-service spot, which is attached to Gezellig Bottle Shop, is fronted with a garage door that...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fields Foods to Open New Location in the Central West End

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Locally owned grocery store Fields Foods says it will open a new location on the edge of the Central West End this winter. The 8,186-square-foot grocery store is slated for the ground floor of the Lofts @ Euclid, 625 North Euclid Avenue. That's at Euclid and Delmar on the far...

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Kelsi Walden Baker Has Returned to Her Roots at Bakers & Hale

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 6:22 AM

When thinking back on where she got her love of food, Kelsi Walden Baker, the co-owner of the new Metro East restaurant Bakers & Hale (7120 Montclaire Avenue, Godfrey, Illinois; 618-433-9748), does not hesitate. It was Grandma Baker. "I was really close to my grandma. She was a stay-at-home...

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Chicago Fish Chicken Grill Opens Just Off the Loop

Posted By on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 6:34 AM

If you’re searching for a quick bite just off the Delmar Loop, look no further than the newly opened Chicago Fish Chicken Grill (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-224-5004). The casual spot opened two weeks ago in the small standalone building near Olive and Kingsland that previously held Vernon’s...

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