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Friday, May 25, 2018

Stage Left Grille, Now Serving in Grand Center, Is Not Stage Left Diner. Got That?

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Two months ago, the Grand Center eatery previously known as Stage Left Diner quietly reopened its doors with new owners, a new chef, a new menu and a new name (albeit one confusingly close to the old one): Stage Left Grille (527 N. Grand Boulevard, 314-534-2720). But yesterday, something...

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Schlafly Debuts Proper Cider Raspberry For Year-Round Distribution

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:44 AM

Beginning in mid-June, Schlafly Beer’s Proper Cider Raspberry will become the company’s first canned cider available for year-round distribution. While Schlafly has been producing cider for more than fifteen years, its Proper Cider Raspberry has previously only been marketed seasonally. The beloved beverage deviates from other ciders with an...

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Lou Eats & Drinks Brings St. Louis-Themed Cuisine to Laclede's Landing

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 1:17 PM

The St. Louis-themed restaurant, if not exactly a trend, has certainly become an idea in recent years. On the edge of downtown, Alumni Saint Louis offered toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake until closing a few weeks ago. And in Des Peres, Circa STL combines all the classic local...

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The Passport Program Is Your Ticket to 2-for-1 Drinks

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:40 AM

Looking for an excuse to get your drink on this summer? The Passport Program wants to help you explore the world of booze. In addition to its design and dimensions, the St. Louis Passport's summer edition bears several striking similarities to a standard government-issued passport. Both documents enable travel,...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Alumni Saint Louis Has Closed

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Alumni Saint Louis (200 N. 13th Street), the Downtown West eatery named for the eternal St. Louis question about high school, has closed its doors after a five-year run. The restaurant announced the news on its Facebook page, saying it would be closed for renovations as of May 14....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My Thai to Open in the Central West End Next Month

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Ten years ago, Somying Fox opened Basil Spice Thai Cuisine (3183 South Grand Boulevard, 314-776-1530) in Tower Grove South. But even as she found success, earning strong reviews and "Best Thai" honors from the RFT, she had her eye on the strip mall at the corner of Forest Park and...

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Miles from Nowhere, Scratch Became 'America's Coolest Microbrewery'

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM

A wine's value is based upon it. Cheese is affected by it — butter too. Even lamb possesses it. For beer, however, it has remained elusive. That X factor, terroir, can be thought of as the presence of growing environs in a finished product. It's usually discussed in terms...

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The Baked Bear to Open Just East of the Loop

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 6:42 AM

The storefront that previously served as a carry-out counter for Pi Pizzeria is soon to become the Baked Bear (6140 Delmar Boulevard). The ice cream shop will be the first St. Louis franchise for the San Diego-based company, which has grown a huge West Coast following for its hand-scooped...

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You Can Join the Sausage Party at Das Bevo This Weekend

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 6:40 AM

It's no secret that St. Louis is home to many, many people of German descent. And yet St. Louis’ Germans have been unusually quiet of late. Soulard's Oktoberfest has recalibrated itself as a smaller, more family-friendly event, Strassenfest has seemingly fallen off the calendar, and while various craft breweries...

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Nick Bognar Came Home to Shake Things Up at Nippon Tei

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Looking back on his childhood, there was no way Nick Bognar was going to be anything but a restaurant person. He watched from an early age as his mom founded the beloved west county Japanese restaurant Nippon Tei (14025 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-386-8999), an experience that had a profound impact on...

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