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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Taste of Black St. Louis to Celebrate Black Chefs and Restaurateurs

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 6:26 AM

When Aisha James first shared a video on Facebook about a Chicago food festival devoted to black chefs and restaurant owners, she didn't have any bigger plans. She just thought it was cool. "It was just great seeing everybody who came out," she says of the video. "I began to...

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Carmen Estrada Escaped Spreadsheets to Focus on Wine

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 6:04 AM

Carmen Estrada can pinpoint the exact moment she decided to pursue a career in wine. "I was working in administration, in the financial aid department of a college running compliance, and I just came home one day and said to my husband, 'I can't do this anymore. I can't...

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Monday, July 16, 2018

St. Louis Is Getting Its First-Ever Vegan Festival in August

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:35 AM

St. Louis is having its first vegan festival, St. Louis VegFest, on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. The festival is being held by the St. Louis Animal Rights Team. Sasha Monik, one of the lead organizers, says she's...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Champs on Jefferson Brings South City a 'Sports Bistro' Experience

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 6:21 AM

[image-14] St. Louis has a new sports bistro in town. Champs on Jefferson (3701 Jefferson Street, 314-354-8444) opened last month and is serving up healthy and delicious bar food, hookah and drinks in the heart of south city. "This is not your average sports bar," says chef Anthony Stewart. The...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gringo Will Return, with a New Location Downtown

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Two years after it closed in the Central West End, Gringo is plotting its triumphant return, with owner Chris Sommers saying he'll open a new location of the beach-vibe taco shack Downtown later this year. The new location will be at 635 Washington Avenue, in the Laurel building. That's...

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A St. Louis Grocery Store Is Selling Gluten-Free Bottled Water

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:23 AM

Dierberg's grocery stores can be a shopper's paradise. They have higher quality items than Schnucks. They often have better deals than Aldi. (Avocados are, like, always 10 for $10 at Dierberg's.) And to top it all off: they're not Shop 'n Save, so they have that going for them,...

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Your 7-Eleven Slurpee Is Free Today, Hooray!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:12 AM

Today is 7/11. You should know what to do. But if for some reason you don't, here are a few easy steps: 1) Report to your local 7-Eleven between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Here's a handy list of St. Louis-area locations.) 2) Pour a small Slurpee in your flavor...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Thai Is Now Open, and Spicing Up the Central West End

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Somying Fox opened Basil Spice Thai Cuisine (3183 South Grand Boulevard, 314-776-1530) ten years ago in Tower Grove. Now, she is extending her top-rated cuisine to a new restaurant, My Thai (4495 Forest Park Avenue, 314-833-4404). Decades ago, Fox moved from her native Thailand to New Orleans, where she began creating...

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How Good Fortune's Corey Smale Gave Up Weed and Found His Zen

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:38 AM

On the surface, Corey Smale seemed to have it all. Armed only with a marketing background and no restaurant experience, he helped to create a food phenomenon, propelling the business he founded, Strange Donuts, into one of the city's most recognizable brands. The gig would thrust him into the...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

God Answers Prayers: Lion's Choice Is Testing Breakfast

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM

If you like your breakfast both fast and home-grown, have we got some news for you: Lion's Choice is testing early-morning offerings starting this week. There's just one catch: Breakfast is only on the menu at the chain's new O'Fallon, Illinois, location — at least, for now. That location,...

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