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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

India Palace to Close Iconic Airport Location, Reopen in Maryland Heights

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:32 AM

India Palace (4534 Long Road, Bridgeton; 314-731-3333), the iconic restaurant known as much for its soaring views of Lambert International Airport as its lamb vindaloo, has some shocking news: The restaurant is closing its landmark location and moving to a strip mall in Maryland Heights. The restaurant, a multiple-year...

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How William Pauley Found Healing — and a Business — in Kombucha

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:39 AM

William Pauley of Confluence Kombucha/the gastroLAB (4507 Manchester Avenue; 314-833-3059) may have been called "Chef Billy" by his sister when he was a kid, but by the time he was old enough to get a real job in the kitchen, he had to start out with a much humbler job...

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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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