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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blues City Deli, Bogart's Make Yelp's Top Places to Eat in 2018

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Last year, Blues City Deli (2438 McNair, 314-773-8225) made Yelp's list of the top 100 places to eat in the U.S. But this year, the beloved Benton Park sandwich shop did one better — it earned a slot in the top 10. Score! Yelp's annual list is generated by...

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Tony's Sweet Heat Peppers Make You Feel Like You 'Just Ate the Sun'

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:45 AM

For 30 years, Anthony Patton has been bringing jalapeno snacks to football parties. It wasn't until a few years ago that he realized he wanted to bring his own jalapeno party to us. The St. Louis resident's penchant for pairing jalapenos, Triscuits and sharp cheddar in his home kitchen...

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Trust Offers Craft Cocktails and Coffee Downtown, Coworking Space Included

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:24 AM

A new craft cocktail and coffee bar has opened inside the brand-new Covo coworking space in downtown St. Louis. The bar's name, Trust (401 Pine Street), is a nod to the stately building’s former life as the Mississippi Valley Trust Company. Both Covo and Trust had their soft openings...

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Monday, February 19, 2018

How Nowell Gata Found a Taste of Home at Guerrilla Street Food

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Now that he is cooking Filipino food professionally as executive chef at the forthcoming Grove location of Guerrilla Street Food (4104 Manchester Avenue), Nowell Gata feels much closer to his mom. In fact, he finds himself calling her every day for advice. "It's incredibly cute to her," Gata laughs....

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Eat-Rite's New Owners Joel and Shawna Holtman Want to Save an Icon

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Joel Holtman didn't know how much his life was about to change when he casually drove through the intersection of Chouteau Avenue and 7th Street one morning last November. He'd passed that exact spot many times, coming and going from the home he and his wife, Shawna, own in...

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Majeed Mediterranean Brings Syrian Food to Bevo Mill

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 6:02 AM

Majeed Mediterranean Restaurant (4658 Gravois Avenue, 314-282-0981), which opened two weeks ago in the heart of Bevo Mill, is something new for the neighborhood: a Syrian restaurant. The Majeed family fled the war in their native country, spending three years in Turkey before coming to St. Louis as refugees....

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Friday, February 16, 2018

6 Fish Fries in St. Louis to Try This Lent

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:28 AM

So what if it feels like the dead of winter? Lent began this week, and while Ash Wednesday always makes us reflect on what we're giving up, Fridays have a different effect. In this convivial, Catholic city, Friday isn't just about giving up meat — it's also about the...

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Brick River Cider Co., St. Louis' First Ciderworks, Opens Today

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:16 AM

At Brick River Cider Co. (2000 Washington Boulevard), the new ciderworks that opens today in Downtown West, you can get a beer and a burger, a glass of wine and a New York strip. You can even get a Jack and Coke, if you're so inclined. But if you're...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

St. Louis Restaurants Clean Up on James Beard Semi-Finalist Nods

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Vicia could be a big, big winner in this year's biggest food awards — the Central West End restaurant is a semi-finalist in the James Beard Foundation's best new restaurant category. For the record: That's best new restaurant in the nation — putting Michael and Tara Gallina's eatery in extremely...

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At St. Francis Assisi's Valentine's Day Fish Fry, God and Cod Were on the Menu

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:31 AM

On Valentine's Day, many people indulge in expensive steak dinners and multiple bottles of wine, all in the name of romance. But this year, local Catholics spent the high-pressure date night in a completely different fashion: practicing abstinence. That's what happens when Ash Wednesday shares the date with Cupid's...

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