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Friday, March 16, 2018

Alpha Brewing Scraps Hair Washing Motif After Pushback

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Two months after a beer website put St. Louis breweries on blast for their purportedly sexist Instagram accounts, another local brewer's marketing campaign had tongues wagging. On Tuesday, Alpha Brewing Co. created a Facebook invite for the grand opening of its new brewery in south city. But the event,...

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Crown Candy's 'Misfit' Chocolates Are the Talk of the Nation

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Anybody can make a chocolate bunny. It takes someone with a twisted sense of humor to make a chocolate bunny fused with a broken doll head. Or a two-headed rabbit hydra. Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis Avenue, 314-621-9650) has been a St. Louis favorite since 1913. But now...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Purple Martin Has Closed, Again

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 6:50 AM

A year after the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah) was saved by new owners, the Fox Park eatery has again closed its doors. The Purple Martin originally launched in 2014 as a North African-influenced restaurant. But it closed in December 2016, with co-owner Brooke Roseberry explaining that it was a...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nixta's New Chef, Alex Henry, Has Stepped Into a Tough Job With Confidence

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Alex Henry left his hometown of Merida, Mexico, when he was a little kid, so many of his memories of the place are not so clear. However, the new executive chef at Nixta (1621 Tower Grove Avenue, 314-899-9000) admits the most vivid ones all involve food. "I remember hanging out...

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Guerilla Street Food Is Now Open on Delmar, No. 4 for a Red-Hot Concept

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:22 AM

When Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty first launched Guerrilla Street Food, they included a numeral "1" in its branding. "We knew it was the first of many," Crespo says, laughing a bit at their confidence. But even they had no idea just how much of a juggernaut the Filipino-inspired...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Rush Bowls to Open This Month in the Central West End

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Rush Bowls will be opening its first St. Louis location two weeks from today. Slated to open March 26 in a Central West End storefront that used to house a stamp shop, the Rush Bowls (227 N. Euclid Avenue) will be the first of several for the Colorado-based chain....

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Cork n' Slice Woodfire Bistro Is Now Serving Pizza in the Central West End

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 6:56 AM

The newest restaurant to open in the Central West End, Cork n' Slice Woodfire Bistro (4501 Maryland Avenue, 314-833-3283), may surprise you. Located in the ground floor of an apartment complex at Maryland and Taylor, its stylish black-and-red decor transforms the space that previously held Pizzeria Mia (and before...

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Dogtown Soul, Set to Open This Weekend, Returns a Native Chef to His Roots

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 6:10 AM

Pepe Kehm is returning to Dogtown. The prolific restaurateur says he will soon open a restaurant called Dogtown Soul within Arena Bar (5760 West Park Avenue), adding food service to a bar that's gone without it in recent years and serving up "twisted classics and hoodie goodies." JJ Jaggers,...

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Friday, March 9, 2018

VP Square Brings Asian Fusion to South Grand

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:26 AM

In 1981, the Pham siblings — Victor, Mina and Duncan — fled their native Vietnam by boat, surviving by foraging what they could on the islands they stopped at along the way to Thailand. When they arrived in Thailand, the trio continued to feed themselves by catching what they could...

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Aromas Restaurant Is Now Open in Midtown

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:50 AM

A new restaurant offering "American fusion with a hint of soul" has opened in Midtown. Aromas Restaurant Sports Bar & Grill (2617 Washington Avenue, 314-83305022) replaces Patois Eatery and Social Lounge, a Jamaican-inflected spot that opened last April and closed its doors before the year's end. (Before that, it was...

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