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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Lost Whiskey Brings Booze and Eats to Main Street St. Charles

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Two hundred years ago, a river ferry operated on the block of 142 North Main Street in St. Charles. It was called Chauvin's Ferry. A historic plaque on site today commemorates a newspaper ad from 1820: "Found: Barrel of whiskey, Chauvin's Ferry." To reclaim the barrel, the owner had...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Vodka Event Will Featured Unlimited Cocktails, a Candy Bar and More

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:12 AM

If you're into vodka, you'll want to be at the McPherson (4715 McPherson, 314-713-9922) on June 28. This Thursday night, the RFT will be hosting its vodka event, which will feature unlimited vodka cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres and an infused "candy bar" stocked with treats to whet your whistle....

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Shannon Thompson Took the Long Road to Indie Eatery, Soon to Open in St. Peters

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Shannon Thompson didn't realize it at the time, but her childhood was much different than the other kids in her neighborhood, at least in terms of what she was eating. "I grew up in a household where we ate really healthy — we didn't buy sugared cereals, we ate...

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Kevin's Place Owner Kevin McGinn Looking to Sell Cult Favorite Pizza Shop

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 6:43 AM

For the last ten years, Kevin McGinn has built a mercurial reputation around his hole-in-the-wall pizza shop, Kevin's Place (2111 Cherokee; 314-353-1400), which has become an institution on the Antique's Row side of Cherokee Street. But recently, McGinn put up a sign in the window: "For sale." "I've never...

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Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop Combines the Two, Plus Food, in Webster

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 6:11 AM

When Tammy Behm, Laura Caldie and Laura Tetley first came up with the idea for their combination garden center and cafe, Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop (803 Marshall Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-764-2140), they had a feeling they were onto something. Now, about a month into their operation, the response...

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Friday, June 8, 2018

HopCat's Loop Location Readies for July Opening, Opens Hiring Center

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 6:34 AM

If you're looking for a job — or just want to whet your appetite for free baskets of "crack fries" — here's some good news coming out of the Loop: HopCat is finally getting ready to open its first St. Louis location. The Michigan-based company's hiring center in the...

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Peno's Pop-Up for Peace Brings Chefs of the Middle East Together

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Pepe Kehm understands that the first things that come to mind when people think of the Middle East are politics and religion. That's why he's banning them from his upcoming Pop-Up for Peace. "Politics and religion are embedded in our talk about the Middle East," Khem explains. "To lay...

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For Ryan Pier, Earthbound Satellite Gig Is Out of This World

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 6:58 AM

When Ryan Pier tells people the name of one of the first bars he tended, he braces for the razzing that always follows. "Shenanigans. I worked at a place called Shenanigans in Edwardsville," Pier laughs. "Anytime I bring up the story, people laugh and go into a Super Troopers...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Flament Co's the Place to Bring New York-Style Pizza Downtown

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:31 AM

Three years ago, Cory and Brittany Flament followed their longtime dream and opened a pizza and sub shop in O'Fallon, Illinois. Now the couple is getting ready to make it two — with Flament Co's the Place American Eatery (418 S. Tucker Boulevard) preparing to open its second location...

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Jim Fiala of the Crossing and Acero Is Celebrating 20 Years of Restaurant Success

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:17 AM

Ask Jim Fiala why he got into cooking, and he doesn't hesitate with the answer: burnt steaks. "My family would travel, and my dad would ask what was the best restaurant in town. Sometimes, that was a steakhouse, and they would burn the meat on one side," recalls Fiala,...

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