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Friday, August 10, 2018

1957 Fire Truck, Old Blueprint Mission, Is Now a Nonprofit Food Truck

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Beginning this week, you might see smoke coming from a St. Louis-area fire truck, rather than just the burning building it’s next to. That’s because local philanthropist Geoff Mees has fixed up a 1957 fire truck and is taking it around to events to serve up barbecue and cheer....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Balkan Treat Box to Open Restaurant in Webster Groves

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Balkan Treat Box is getting a brick-and-mortar home in Webster Groves. The acclaimed food truck, which has been named to numerous "best restaurant" lists despite not actually being a restaurant, says it will open this fall at 8103 Big Bend Boulevard, the former home of Stratton's Cafe. It will...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DeRienzo's Pizza Is Bringing Back St. Louis Pizza History

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Joe and Ada DeRienzo opened the original DeRienzo's Pizza and Pub (1267 Jungermann Road, 636-317-1034) on Virginia Avenue in south city in 1961. Now their son Tim and his wife, Amy, have brought the family pizza joint back, with a restaurant in St. Peters that honors its traditional recipes....

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How Chloe Yates Became the Pin-Up Chef

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:24 AM

At first, the name "the Pin-Up Chef" (@yourpinupchef) started as a joke between Chloe Yates and her friends — a nickname they gave her in her teens based on her love of throwing dinner parties and her vintage-inspired look. But the name stuck. "I've always had this style. If...

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Monday, August 6, 2018

TBD Bar and Social Is Bringing the Fun to Metro East

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:04 AM

TBD Bar + Social (15 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, Illinois; 618-397-9242), the colorful new bar and eatery that opened last week in the Metro East, has a little bit of everything: an interior that makes you feel like you're in an outdoor patio, a host of games (giant Jenga...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BLT's — a.k.a. Breakfast, Lunch and Tacos — Has Come to Downtown STL

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 6:57 AM

If hearing the acronym BLT makes you think of those killer bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches at Crown Candy Kitchen, hold onto your hats and wigs — there's a new BLT in town, and it's a got a whole new meaning. BLT's (626 N. 6th Street, 314-925-8505), the new eatery that opened...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

At Urban Fort, Megan King-Popp Is Serving Food (and Coffee) Good Enough for Adults

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Urban Fort (1854 Russell Boulevard; 314-376-4235) has a rock-climbing wall, play kitchens, a slide, dress-up areas and toys galore — yet owner Megan King-Popp insists she opened it more for adults than children. "This is a kids' place, but our real purpose is to give parents a break, so...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: July 2018

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 6:40 AM

It's been a busy month for the St. Louis bar and restaurant scene — with some high-profile closures and some exciting new openings too. Two beloved restaurants (Billie's Fine Foods and Macklind Avenue Deli) closed after being gutted by fire, even as Webster Groves got a beautiful new nightlife spot,...

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Vitality Bowls Brings 'Totally Instagrammable' Smoothies to Richmond Heights

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Sally Matiszik has always loved food, to the point that she's been dining all over St. Louis with an international gourmet club for the past five years. When she started working with Vitality Bowls to open Missouri's first franchise location this year, she was convinced she'd found the perfect...

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Dixon's Smoke Company Has Closed in Midtown

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:59 AM

In the same month it won a coveted shout-out from Food & Wine, Dixon's Smoke Company (3674 Forest Park Avenue) closed its doors. The barbecue joint's telephone number has been disconnected. No one responded to a message via its Facebook page seeking information. And a large "for lease" sign appears...

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