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Friday, June 16, 2017

Senn Bierwerks Scraps Plans for Brewery on Olive

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Senn Bierwerks, which planned to open a brewery, tasting room and restaurant in University City's Olive Link district in the spring of 2017, announced yesterday that the project will not go forward. The announcement was made via the brewery's Facebook page. The RFT's Cheryl Baehr spoke to Senn's principals Dustin...

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Salume Beddu Is Now Offering Lunch at Parker's Table

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 6:16 AM

Salume Beddu, local maker of artisanal European-style cured meats, opened its lunch service at Parker’s Table (7118 Oakland Avenue, Richmond Heights; 314-645-2050) the week of May 23. After running their own storefront operation at their Hampton Avenue facility, the owners of Salume Beddu severed the two components. Now operations are...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Charleville Brewing Co. Brings Ste. Genevieve Beer (and Wine) to St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 6:50 AM

The first thing that may surprise you about Charleville Brewing Company & Tavern (2101 Chouteau Avenue, 314-241-4677) is just how big it is. Heading east on Chouteau from Jefferson, the low-slung building you spy out of the corner of your eye just before the massive complex housing Vin de Set...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Scott Davis Will Take Over the Kitchen at Cafe Osage

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Chef Scott Davis, who's earned acclaim for his work at Three Flags Tavern and Rise Coffee House, among others, is heading to a new kitchen. Cafe Osage (4605 Olive Street, 314-454-6868) announced today that Davis had been hired on as its new head chef. The cafe, which is located at...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Michael "Kup" Kupstas Is the New Leader of the Pack at Lion's Choice

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Long before being recruited to lead the pack as CEO at Lion's Choice, before helping to oversee Panera's exponential growth and before his studies at the Wharton School and MIT became a reality, Michael "Kup" Kupstas was just a kid who fell in love with food. "My mother was a...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Saturday at Kalbi Taco Shack Will Be Awesome Because Free Tacos

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 6:44 AM

Two words: Free. Tacos. That's right. This Saturday, Kalbi Taco Shack (2301 Cherokee Street, 314-240-5544) is giving a free taco to each of the day's first 100 customers. The occasion is partly a customer appreciation day, and partly a one-year anniversary celebration for the family-owned taco joint. In addition to...

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Mideast Market Is a Hidden Gem Offering Terrific Gyros in West County

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 6:24 AM

A man clad in khakis and a purple gingham shirt reaches out to embrace owner Rashed Kazmi. It's an exchange the owner of Mideast Market (14345 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-230-7010) experiences on a daily basis. "This man is killing it with his food," the man exclaims to no one in...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Iron Barley Will Close St. Louis Location, Reopen in Jefferson County

Posted By on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Iron Barley (5510 Virginia, 314-351-4500) will be leaving south city. The much-loved down-home spot, famous for its appearance on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and its huge, hearty portions, announced today on Facebook it will be vacating the spot on Virginia it's called home for more fourteen years for a much...

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lynch Street Tavern Is Now Serving Pub Grub in Soulard

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 10:47 AM

The building that houses Lynch Street Tavern (1031 Lynch Street, 314-773-1890), which opened last month in Soulard, has many things going for it. There's a wonderful patio out back — and a second-story deck that continues the open-air party upstairs. Inside the restaurant, a cool wrought-iron staircase provides visual appeal....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sister Cities Is Now Open — Finally! — in Its New Home

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Almost exactly a year after closing its doors on South Grand, Sister Cities Cajun & BBQ (3550 S. Broadway, 314-405-0447) is finally open in its new home — with a week of soft openings begun late last week culminating in a grand opening this Saturday, June 10. It took...

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