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Monday, October 23, 2017

Farmtruk Grounded After Generator Theft

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Farmtruk, the beloved farm-to-table food truck owned by Samantha Mitchell, who parlayed her cooking there to a gig as executive chef at the Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999), is closed indefinitely. According to a Go Fund Me page set up by Mitchell, the truck's grounding is the result...

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Fiddlehead Fern Cafe Brings a Stylish Cafe Option to Shaw

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Fiddlehead Fern Café (4066 Russell Boulevard, 314-972-2637) opened in the Shaw neighborhood earlier this month. The counter-service café offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and sweets in a space designed to welcome neighbors, family and friends. Proprietors Darcy Heine and her family have lived in Shaw since the 1940s. In fact,...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pig & Pickle Eatery Brings Southern-Inspired Small Plates to DeBaliviere Place

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM

At their previous restaurant in Springfield, Illinois, chef Ryan Lewis and general manager Carina Flesch sometimes struggled to educate customers about the concept of small plates. "It was kind of a foreign concept there because no one else did small plates," Flesch notes. But at Pig & Pickle Eatery...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shake Shack to Give STL a One-Day-Only Sneak Peek at Porano Pasta

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:38 AM

If you've grown weary of waiting for the Shake Shack to finally open that St. Louis location already, have patience — the end is in sight. In fact, Shake Shack is offering a sneak peek at its offerings this very month. On Saturday, October 28, St. Louis native Danny...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

With Lunch a Smash Hit, Grace Meat + Three Prepares to Take on Dinner

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Fans of chef Rick Lewis' country-style cooking have reason to celebrate: Grace Meat + Three (4270 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-2700) is expanding to offer dinner service beginning next Wednesday, October 25. Though it's only been open for a little over a month, Grace Meat + Three has already garnered national...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Cathy Jenkins of Cathy's Kitchen Wants to Take You Around the World

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Twenty-five years ago, Cathy Jenkins, who is now the chef and owner of Cathy's Kitchen (250 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-524-9200), was hard at work using her hands to create items that brought joy to people's lives — but her job had nothing to do with cooking. "My husband...

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Feraro's Eyes County Expansion After Ivory Street Closure

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Earlier this week, Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza closed its location in the city's Patch neighborhood. But Ben Abel, Feraro's majority owner, says that not only is its south county sister thriving — but that the company is looking to expand. "We're looking at a minimum of one new location...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Pretzel Pretzel, 'Home of the Stuffed Pretzel,' Now Open in Affton

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:02 AM

For a combined total of 25 years, Damon Daher and Tony Simmons have been working in the pretzel wholesale business while quietly developing a proprietary technique to make the best pretzel this city has even seen. On October 1, those dreams were realized when the partners opened Pretzel Pretzel...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Milky Way, Double Bubble Top Missouri's List of Most-Purchased Candy

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:32 AM

If you want to stand out from your neighbors this Halloween, better avoid Milky Way bars. That intel comes from the Candy Store, which examined ten years of candy sales data for the months leading up to Halloween. They then broke down those sales from 2007 to 2016 by state, along with...

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10 Pop-ups Giving St. Louis Diners One-of-a-Kind Culinary Experiences

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:53 AM

St. Louis has experienced a renaissance in dining over the past five years. Local chefs have finally found their (hungry) audiences and the city has welcomed notable out-of-towners attracted by low rent, tons of opportunity and customers eager to reward culinary talent. National awards and recognition have followed. Yet...

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