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Monday, July 16, 2018

St. Louis Is Getting Its First-Ever Vegan Festival in August

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:35 AM

St. Louis is having its first vegan festival, St. Louis VegFest, on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. The festival is being held by the St. Louis Animal Rights Team. Sasha Monik, one of the lead organizers, says she's...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Champs on Jefferson Brings South City a 'Sports Bistro' Experience

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 6:21 AM

[image-14] St. Louis has a new sports bistro in town. Champs on Jefferson (3701 Jefferson Street, 314-354-8444) opened last month and is serving up healthy and delicious bar food, hookah and drinks in the heart of south city. "This is not your average sports bar," says chef Anthony Stewart. The...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gringo Will Return, with a New Location Downtown

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Two years after it closed in the Central West End, Gringo is plotting its triumphant return, with owner Chris Sommers saying he'll open a new location of the beach-vibe taco shack Downtown later this year. The new location will be at 635 Washington Avenue, in the Laurel building. That's...

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A St. Louis Grocery Store Is Selling Gluten-Free Bottled Water

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:23 AM

Dierberg's grocery stores can be a shopper's paradise. They have higher quality items than Schnucks. They often have better deals than Aldi. (Avocados are, like, always 10 for $10 at Dierberg's.) And to top it all off: they're not Shop 'n Save, so they have that going for them,...

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Your 7-Eleven Slurpee Is Free Today, Hooray!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:12 AM

Today is 7/11. You should know what to do. But if for some reason you don't, here are a few easy steps: 1) Report to your local 7-Eleven between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Here's a handy list of St. Louis-area locations.) 2) Pour a small Slurpee in your flavor...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Thai Is Now Open, and Spicing Up the Central West End

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Somying Fox opened Basil Spice Thai Cuisine (3183 South Grand Boulevard, 314-776-1530) ten years ago in Tower Grove. Now, she is extending her top-rated cuisine to a new restaurant, My Thai (4495 Forest Park Avenue, 314-833-4404). Decades ago, Fox moved from her native Thailand to New Orleans, where she began creating...

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How Good Fortune's Corey Smale Gave Up Weed and Found His Zen

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:38 AM

On the surface, Corey Smale seemed to have it all. Armed only with a marketing background and no restaurant experience, he helped to create a food phenomenon, propelling the business he founded, Strange Donuts, into one of the city's most recognizable brands. The gig would thrust him into the...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

God Answers Prayers: Lion's Choice Is Testing Breakfast

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM

If you like your breakfast both fast and home-grown, have we got some news for you: Lion's Choice is testing early-morning offerings starting this week. There's just one catch: Breakfast is only on the menu at the chain's new O'Fallon, Illinois, location — at least, for now. That location,...

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Kelso's Bar Has Closed, Will Become Zephyr, a Bar/Salon

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 8:23 AM

The Benton Park space best known as the long-time home of the Filling Station (1924 Pestalozzi Street) is about to become something new: a beauty salon that doubles as a full bar. The Filling Station closed last July after nineteen years. Owner Colleen O'Connor sold to Jim Kelso, who...

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The Red Sun Brings Sushi to Main Street St. Charles

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 6:20 AM

Kirill Artamonenkov moved to the U.S. one year ago from Russia. After moving, he decided to continue his career as a chef and restaurateur, opening the first sushi restaurant on St. Charles' Main Street — the Red Sun (323 North Main St., 636-757-3955). Artamonenkov has been in the restaurant business since...

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