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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Juniper Is Moving to a New Home in 2018

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Juniper (360 N. Boyle Avenue) plans to say goodbye to its home in the Central West End — but neighborhood diners shouldn't start crying just yet. The restaurant is moving just three blocks away. Chef John Perkins, who first opened the Southern-inspired favorite in 2013, announced today he will be...

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How Loryn Nalic Fell in Love with Bosnian Food — and Founded Balkan Treat Box

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Loryn Nalic, chef and owner of Balkan Treat Box (314-667-9926;, thanks her lucky stars that she learned how to cook at such a young age — it got her out of trouble with her parents. "I wasn't the best student, so when I got my report card, I would...

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Extra Brut, New Champagne and Oyster Bar, to Open in Clayton August 4

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Clayton club-goers might remember 16 South Bemiston for the dramatic entrance offered by the previous tenant, Area 14 – a late-night club extension of Tani Sushi. But the sushi spot has moved to Forsyth, Area 14 is done, and the space is now home to Extra Brut, a unique Champagne...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

'Iconic' St. Louis Foods to Star in National TV Show

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:32 AM

St. Louis' signature foods are about to get their moment of fame on a national television show. On Friday, September 8, cable and satellite channel INSP will air an episode of State Plate highlighting the foods of St. Louis. The show, now in its second season, features host Taylor Hicks...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

MK's Asian Persuasion Offers Food Inspired by Laos in Southampton

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:28 AM

MK Vongnarath began cooking when he was just six years old and living in Laos. Every morning, he and his mother would get up at 6 a.m. to prepare food for the Buddhist monks who lived at the nearby monastery. They'd serve them breakfast, and then turn around and prepare...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

No, Eat-Rite Diner Is Not Closing, Owner Says

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Reports of the death of Eat-Rite Diner (622 Chouteau Avenue) have been greatly exaggerated. In recent days, obituaries for the beloved late-night hangout have gone viral online — with one Facebook post flatly stating the closure as fact ("can't believe Eat-Rite is closing for good at the end of...

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For Center Ice Brewery Founder Steve Albers, Opening Is a Dream Come True

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:14 AM

Center Ice Brewery (3126 Olive Street), the new hockey-themed brewery and bar that opens in Midtown this Friday, owes its life to a dream — and a one-year plan. Local entrepreneur Steve Albers quit his job in bank management on July 3, 2015. He told his wife Olivia that...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hummingbird Kitchen's Brian Willsey Is the New Bread Baker in Town

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Brian Willsey, the founder of Hummingbird Kitchen (2175 State Highway ZZ, Owensville; 573-437-7575), can pinpoint the exact moment that validated his decision to get out of the corporate world and closer to the land. "I never knew how entrenched farming could be in a human being until I plowed ground one...

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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Mad Crab Opens in University City Today

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM

The new restaurant that opens today on Olive Boulevard will seem familiar to food lovers who live in Texas or California. But for St. Louis diners, it may be something new entirely. Mad Crab (8080 Olive Boulevard, University City) focuses on seafood — simple, boiled fruits of the sea,...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Little Dipper Is Closing Down July 29

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Almost exactly a year after it closed its standalone restaurant, the Little Dipper will be shuttering its service inside Cherokee's Fortune Teller Bar (2635 Cherokee Street). But Matt Thenhaus, co-owner of Fortune Teller Bar, says that the bar is already in talks with other potential food partners. "We're sad that...

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