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Monday, January 8, 2018

Clementine's Newest Flavor Gives Us a Reason to Eat Ice Cream in the Winter

Posted By on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Tamara Keefe couldn't believe it had never been done before. After happening upon an exotic pine bud syrup called mugolio at a gourmet market in Portland, Oregon, the owner of Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery (multiple locations including 1637 S. 18th Street; 314-858-6100) began frantically searching the web for an indication...

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Donut-King​, Beloved St. Charles Shop, Has Closed

Posted By on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 12:24 PM

For almost 50 years, Donut-King (662 1st Capitol Dr​ive​,​ St. Charles;​ 636-723-7680) has been tucked​ ​away in a tiny, run-down ​​​storefront that could’ve doubled as a secret hideout for a mob boss. Yesterday, the family-owned shop announced it was closing for good, in true St. Charles fashion​ — ​via a...

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Sugarfire Smokehouse Accuses Honey Pit Smokehouse of Photo Thievery

Posted By on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

St. Louis barbecue titan Sugarfire Smokehouse is accusing the new competitor in town of stealing photos from its website — right down to the font on top of them. In a letter sent by Clayton attorney Albert Watkins this morning, Sugarfire LLC demands that Honey Pit Smokehouse take down...

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Libertine Is Closing for Good This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 1:24 PM

The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999), the acclaimed neighborhood eatery from Nick and Audra Luedde, is closing. The last day of service will be this Saturday, January 6. In a statement issued today, the Lueddes announced the closure, saying that the end of operations will allow them to focus...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Class Action Targeted Lost Wages Over Lunch Breaks at Two CWE Restaurants

Posted By on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 6:54 AM

A class-action lawsuit filed last month alleged that workers at two Central West End restaurants were deprived of pay due to company policies that had them logging out for meal breaks. That's even though, the workers alleged, they sometimes did work for their employer during those periods. The suit...

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Mothership, Inside Earthbound Beer, Offers Out-of-This-World Bar Food

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:40 AM

In September, after three years in a small Cherokee Street storefront and months of serious renovations, Earthbound Beer (2724 Cherokee Street) moved just down the block to the former Cherokee Brewing Company stock house. The reincarnation also includes a new food concept, which debuted on December 1. Mothership has...

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This St. Louis Company Will Give Your Drunk Self a Free Ride Home on New Year's Eve

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:34 AM

New Year's Eve is almost upon us. This holiday typically includes, but is not limited to, lying to yourself that this is the year you're finally going to get fit, "Auld Lang Syne" coming back in style, fireworks, parties and drinking. But especially the drinking. Luckily, St. Louis company...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: December 2017

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Even as the rest of us got ready for Christmas, St. Louis restaurateurs kept busy, with a fleet of high-profile openings and a few closures as well. Wine lovers were sad to learn that Remy's would be closing its doors after service on New Year's Eve — and Tim...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Honey Pit Smokehouse Brings First-of-Its Kind Barbecue to Kirkwood

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Honey Pit Smokehouse (951 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-698-2121), the barbecue joint that opened its doors in Kirkwood just before Christmas, would likely generate a lot of interest even without its smoker. For one thing, there's the location — the high-visibility corner of Kirkwood Road and South Big Bend,...

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With Elmwood, Rising Star Chef Adam Altnether Plots His Return to Restaurants

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 6:04 AM

When Adam Altnether, chef and co-owner of the forthcoming Elmwood (2704 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood), thinks of the happiest things in life, the smell of a slow-cooker is at the top his list. "Growing up, my parents did a lot of cooking out of necessity. We loved to go out...

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