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Monday, November 20, 2017

Poke Doke Brings Fresh Fish Bowls to the Central West End

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Poke bowls are nothing exotic on the West Coast. The cubes of raw fish, combined with spices or fresh veggies, originated in Hawaii — and have become ubiquitous in LA and the Bay Area. But is St. Louis ready for a restaurant serving that — and pretty much only that?...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Dapper Doughnut Brings Delicious Mini Treats to Creve Coeur

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:32 AM

The newest franchise to hit St. Louis metro area, the Dapper Doughnut (11600 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-227-5544), offers something the city already has lots of — donuts. But even if you think we're hit saturation point, you may still want to find room in your heart (and stomach)...

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Skanksgiving Is a Very Real St. Louis Holiday, Google Shows

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:11 AM

In cities that young people tend to move to — your LAs, your San Diegos, your Phoenixes — the night before Thanksgiving is not a party night. People go grocery shopping. People go to the airport. People do not, as a rule, get shit-faced as though it was their last...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Eni's Pizzeria Brings Pizza with Balkan Flair to Princeton Heights

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Brahim Mehmetaj has built a successful life for himself that has nothing to do with the restaurant business. A civil engineer by training who owns a Farmers Insurance agency, Mehmetaj's day job keeps him plenty busy and puts food on his table. However, when considering what to with the...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One of the Best Winery Restaurants in the U.S. Is Near St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:54 AM

If you're looking for excellent food paired with great wine, Grapevine Grill at Chaumette Vineyards & Winery (24345 State Rte WW, Ste. Genevieve) is one of your best bets in the country. That's according to USA Today 10Best, which held a reader's poll for the ten best winery restaurants...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

La Patisserie Chouquette Just Made the Coolest Wedding Cake in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:11 PM

You haven't seen a truly amazing wedding cake until you see what La Patisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue) served at a wedding reception last Saturday at the Palladium in Lafayette Square. Owner Simone Faure posted a photo of the impressive cake on Facebook Sunday. The shop's tallest wedding...

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For David Kirkland of Turn, Cooking Is Like DJing

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:47 AM

David Kirkland, the chef/owner of Turn (3224 Locust Street; 314-240-5157) laughs when he's asked about how his mom taught him to cook. "It wasn't some romanticized nurturing thing," he says. "When I got older, she worked the second and third shifts so it was more about just getting it done —...

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Humble Pie Has Closed; Dottie's Flour Shop Will Open on Site

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:07 AM

Fans of Humble Pie (9783 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-997-7070), the takeout pizzeria from the owners of Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium, are dealing with some disappointing news. The restaurant, which shuttered October 11 for what was supposed to be a menu update, is now permanently closed. Jess Lucas, who co-owns both...

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This St. Louis Company Is Giving Drunks Free Rides Home on Thanksgiving Eve

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:19 AM

There are two kinds of people in St. Louis the night before Thanksgiving: those who go out drinking and those who don't (quite possibly because they don't want to encounter their former high school classmates). If you happen to fall into the first of those two categories, Major Brands Inc....

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Vernon's Takes Top Honors at Unusual Event — a Kosher Barbecue Competition

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Matt Stiffelman, the pitmaster of Vernon's BBQ & Catering (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227), has participated in his fair share of barbecue competitions. However, his recent win was at a showdown that was unlike anything he'd ever experienced. Stiffelman's latest victory took place at the Kansas City Barbecue Society's...

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