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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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The U Bar Has Closed in University City

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 2:05 PM

The U Bar (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-349-1100) has closed its doors — apparently for good. A sign on the door reads, "Sorry, we are now closed. We will miss you. Thank you." The phone has been disconnected. The unassuming little bar was open a bit more than two...

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Joseph Kunkel, South City Pretzel Seller, Fought Back Rivals — and City Hall

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Joseph Kunkel Jr., beloved in south city for the pretzels he sold at the corner of Jamieson and Fyler, has died at the age of 94. A retired U.S. postal clerk, Kunkel was a presence on the corner since 1980, selling pretzels to passing motorists and pedestrians alike. His son...

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Ted Drewes Has the Best Soft-Serve Ice Cream in Missouri, Buzzfeed Says

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Uh, sorry Buzzfeed, but it's called "frozen custard." Yesterday, Buzzfeed, a favorite news source and time waster for millennials, published a listicle, "Here Are The Best Soft-Serve Places In The U.S." The authors explain that the list was built with a handy-dandy algorithm that examined the number of reviews...

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Vincent Van Doughnut's Ice Cream-Stuffed Donuts Were Ahead of the Curve

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 6:44 AM

In the last week, all the cool kids on the coasts started buzzing about a sweet treat being served at L.A.'s B Sweet Dessert Bar — the ice cream-stuffed donut. But while the usual media feeding frenzy commenced with comforting predictability, it left one thing out of the story:...

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