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Friday, September 22, 2017

At Mac's Local Eats, They'll Be Cooking a Whole Pig, Boucherie-Style, This Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Though it was five or six years ago, Chris "Mac" McKenzie of Mac's Local Eats (1225 Tamm Avenue; 314-479-8155) remembers in vivid detail his first boucherie like it was yesterday. "It was a two-day event called 'Swine and Dine.' The first day you put the animal down, clean and prep...

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St. Louis Soup Dumplings by Private Kitchen Is Opening Today

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 6:50 AM

When Lawrence Chen opened Private Kitchen nearly three years ago, he knew his soup dumplings were good. He just didn't realize they would someday necessitate their own restaurant. Today, Chen opens that offshoot, St. Louis Soup Dumplings (8110 Olive Boulevard, University City), at 11 a.m. in a sleek, renovated...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lion's Choice Now Has a Food Truck: the Lean Roast Beef Machine

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:24 AM

Get ready, STL! Lion's Choice is hitting the streets in the company's first food truck. "The Lean Roast Beef Machine" was in full operation as of last week after a few test runs around St. Louis. The truck will be serving the local chain's roast beef sandwiches, natural-cut fries...

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Finally, the New Earthbound Beer Opens This Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:23 AM

If you'd asked Stuart Keating about timing when he first announced Earthbound Beer's expansion back in September 2015, he would have said that St. Louis beer drinkers would be able to enjoy the company's new home by the summer of 2016. But that day came and went, along with every...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chris Sommers Responds After Police Union Puts Him — and Pi Pizzeria — on Blast

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:31 AM

On Friday, Pi Pizzeria was gassed by St. Louis police officers who were marching through the neighborhood after protests took an ugly turn a bit further west. Owner Chris Sommers was there. Yesterday, the pro-police group Blue Lives Matters put Sommers on blast for his response — and the...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With Wellbeing Brewing, St. Louisan Taps into Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer Market

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM

St. Louis is no stranger to beer or craft brews, but there’s one segment of the beer market in the U.S. that hasn’t been tapped into yet — non-alcoholic craft beer. City resident Jeff Stevens has founded WellBeing Brewing Company to fill this gap and will be working with...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Cat Neville, St. Louis' Fearless Food Explorer, Is Ready for a National Audience

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:57 AM

If Emmy-winning food journalist Cat Neville had to pinpoint the moment she fell in love with food, it would have been while she was in the fourth or fifth grade, living in Turkey. "My dad was in the Air Force, so we lived all over the world," Neville recalls....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Finally, the Capital Grille Is About to Open Its First St. Louis Location

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:38 AM

The Capital Grille (101 South Hanley Road, Clayton), a nationally beloved steakhouse specializing in dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood, is finally about to open in the Gateway City. The first restaurant opened in 1990 in Providence, Rhode Island. The one opening next Monday in downtown Clayton will be the...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Salinas 2 Brings House-Made Mexican Fare to Bevo Mill

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:51 AM

If your idea of the Bevo Mill neighborhood is confined to windmills and Bosnian restaurants, Joel Castillo of Salinas 2 (4601 Gravois Avenue, 314-696-8877) wants to change your mind. On August 23, Castillo and his business partners opened the doors to their Mexican restaurant, Salinas 2, in a Gravois...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How Jared Williamson Found Love — and a Head Brewing Job — at Schlafly

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 6:34 AM

Sitting at the top of one of Munich's tallest buildings with a beer in hand, Jared Williamson of Schlafly (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) can't help but look back with amazement at how he got here. "I started working with beer about fifteen years ago, and I was introduced to Spaten...

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