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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Eckert's Is Now Giving Away Free Apples, Because LouFest

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 6:04 PM

LouFest's abrupt cancellation may mean hard times for restaurants, but it's bearing fruit for bargain hunters — as Eckert's is now planning to give away some 100,000 apples. The Metro East orchard was the LouKidz children's area sponsor. And so in addition to presumably needing to unload quite a few...

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LouFest Cancellation Leaves Vendors Regrouping, with Help From Their Friends

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Alex Donley, co-owner of Gioia’s Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410), had paid $3,000 just to have Gioia’s Deli as a vendor at LouFest, the city's biggest music festival. He had put deposits down on the equipment he had rented. He had bought 600 pounds of beef and spent two...

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Thu Rein Oo Learned English, and Classical Cooking, at the Crossing

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

Thu Rein Oo laughs when he thinks back to his disastrous first night working the fish station at the Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375) . "I'd been watching the fish station every day, and when it wasn't busy, I would practice," Oo recalls. "One day, Jimmy asked...

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Bolyard's Will Teach You How to Butcher a Hog This Fall

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 6:47 AM

If you’ve ever wolfed down a pork chop, slice of bacon or sausage link and thought, “I wonder how they turned a pig into this,” you’re in luck. Chris Bolyard, the owner and head butcher at Bolyard's Meat and Provisions (2810 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-647-2567), will be offering guided...

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