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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How Sardella's Phil Ingram Left the Food Desert for the Holy Land

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Phil Ingram, the head bartender at Sardella (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755), moved to St. Louis from Chicago to further his education. He just didn't expect he'd be doing that in a restaurant. "I got accepted to Washington University's business school, but it only took me a semester to realize...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Shell City Crab Shack Offers Crab and Lobster To Go

Posted By on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 7:27 AM

Crab shells are piling up in St. Louis, thanks to Shell City Crab Shack (1330 Aubert Avenue), a new seafood hotspot in the city's Fountain Park neighborhood that opened July 1. On the afternoon we visited, the place was packed. Shell City is a small family-owned business, and chef and...

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David Dresner's Restaurant in Tower Grove South Will Have One Focus: Potstickers

Posted By on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 6:50 AM

David Dresner was making some potstickers at his parents' house when his father gave him the inspiration for his next big idea. “Why make ordinary potstickers,” Dresner’s dad asked, “when you can make extraordinary potstickers?” Dresner began brainstorming wacky potsticker recipes with his father and his Facebook friends. Thus...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Clementine's Is Now Serving Both Naughty and Nice Ice Cream in DeMun

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 6:57 AM

On July 4, Tamara Keefe opened the second outpost of Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery (730 De Mun Avenue, Clayton; 314-858-6100) — a storefront in the leafy De Mun neighborhood, alongside the De Mun Oyster Bar, Sasha's Wine Bar and other local favorites. Eager customers flocked to the ice cream shop. But...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How Sue Wong-Shackelford Found Her Passion at Kalbi Taco Shack

Posted By on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Growing up in Sue Wong-Shackelford's household, there was no way to avoid the cooking bug. Born in Hong Kong, the owner of Kalbi Taco Shack (2301 Cherokee Street, 314-240-5544) came to the United States with her family when she was six. To make ends meet, her parents immediately secured jobs...

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Friday, June 30, 2017

What the Hell Is This Six-Ton Potato Doing in St. Louis?

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM

If you didn't think St. Louis could get any wackier going into the holiday weekend (with sinkholes swallowing cars downtown and surprise time capsules turning up under the Confederate monument in Forest Park) you might want to think again. A six-ton potato came rolling into town today. Weighing in at 12,130...

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Tin Roof Is Now Open Downtown, Bringing Live Music and Southern Classics

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:11 AM

If you're looking for a place to party before (or after) the Cardinals' game, some live music downtown or just some Southern-inflected food in a laidback atmosphere, Tin Roof (1000 Clark Avenue, 314-240-5400) has you covered. The Nashville-based concept quietly opened its doors last weekend in the space that...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: June 2017

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:24 AM

The month of June was not without sad news for the restaurant scene. Iron Barley is leaving the city for a new home in High Ridge. And Cicero's, the longtime anchor of the western edge of the the Loop, has officially called it quits. But though those two St. Louis...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Flavored Nation Event Will Bring 'Iconic' Foods from 50 States to St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:17 AM

Ever wanted to try a different food from each of the 50 states in America, without leaving the city limits? On October 27 to 29, you will have a chance to do just that — and it's happening only in St. Louis. That weekend, a new event, Flavored Nation,...

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