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Monday, October 9, 2017

Mariscos el Gato's Chef and Owner Part Ways, with the Chef to Reopen in Bevo Mill

Posted By on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Mariscos el Gato (2818 Cherokee Street; 314-449-1220), the thrilling Mexican seafood restaurant that opened on Cherokee Street last August, is headed to Bevo Mill, say its chef, Pedro Diaz, and his wife Nancy. In the mind of owner Carlos Dominguez, however, Mariscos el Gato is staying put in its...

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Google Is Bringing a Pop Up Donut Shop to St. Louis This November

Posted By on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Google is coming to St. Louis next month bearing two of America's favorite things: unnecessary yet fascinating new gadgets and donuts. The tech behemoth is touring select cities in the U.S. this fall hosting pop-up donut shops in honor of the release of the Google Home Mini — a voice...

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Food & Wine Calls St. Louis' Food Scene 'Seriously Good Right Now'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:33 AM

Food & Wine has some words about the St. Louis food scene — and they don't involve jokes about Provel. Well, OK, the writer did still make one joke about Provel. But the rest of his conclusions should have the whole city blushing. "The food in St. Louis is...

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Living Room Expands from Coffee House to Cafe

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:49 AM

If you're looking for a daytime spot in Maplewood, Living Room Coffee & Kitchen (2808 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-899-0173), which opened with just coffee and pastries nearly three years ago, has since expanded to include full breakfast and lunch service. The space originally housed a wholesale coffee business called...

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String of Burglaries Targets St. Louis Restaurants, Bars

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:43 AM

At least eight south St. Louis bars and restaurants have suffered early-morning break-ins in the last month — although police caution they are not sure if the incidents are related. The burglaries have largely taken place between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., in an area of the city stretching...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

James Beard Nominee Rob Connoley to Open Squatters Cafe in Grand Center

Posted By on Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Since moving back to St. Louis from New Mexico last summer, James Beard Award semi-finalist Rob Connoley has been giving diners a peek at his culinary prowess through a series of pop-up dinners, classes and guest appearances. Now, he will give them a more permanent place to enjoy his...

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Katie Lee-Collier Puts the 'Katie' in Katie's Pizza & Pasta

Posted By on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 6:49 AM

In retrospect, dropping out of high school at fourteen and getting a job in a restaurant doesn't seem like such a bad idea. But Katie Lee-Collier admits not everyone has approved of her path. "Not finishing high school and then not going to college was definitely hard for people...

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St. Louis Restaurants Openings & Closings: September 2017

Posted By on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 6:38 AM

This month was chock-full of restaurant news, with a few sad closings and a fleet of celebratory openings. While we said goodbye to Randolfi's, Mona's, and Crave, among others, we got to say hello to a host of interesting new places from some familiar (and much-lauded) chefs. Dave Bailey now...

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Mission Taco and Hi-Pointe Drive-In Pair Up for New 'National Taco Day' Taco

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Two St. Louis restaurant favorites, Mission Taco Joint and Hi-Pointe Drive-In, are teaming up to bring you a new creation in honor of National Taco Day, which is next Wednesday, October 4. Deemed the "Regular Taco," the limited-time item is the second collaboration between Mission Taco Joint and Hi-Pointe Drive-In chef...

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

At La Patisserie Chouquette, Simone Faure Is Devoting October to Harry Potter

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Simone Faure of La Patisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue, 314-932-7935) has a secret. Well, not so much a secret as a quiet badge of honor. "I've always loved Japanese anime, zombies, vampires — anything that has a dark side, but has been totally romanticized in a way that's...

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