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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Natalie DuBose Opened a Cake Shop in Ferguson. Then Her Pain Went Viral

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:33 AM

About five years ago, Natalie DuBose was on the job, driving her regular route from the hotel to the airport, when she had an "aha" moment. "I was driving to the airport to pick up some hotel guests when this lightbulb just came on," recalls DuBose. "I thought to...

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Sweet EM's Coffee and Ice Cream Will Bring Just That to Dogtown

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 7:33 AM

Sisters Erika Darrough and Megan Cobb had long dreamed of opening a cafe together. Growing up in the family that owned Seamus McDaniel's, they'd play restaurant the way other kids might play school. "We're in Bisniz," they wrote on a hand-lettered sign. Now they're finally getting their wish. In...

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Snarf's Loop Location Has Closed

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 7:03 AM

Snarf's has left the Loop. The sandwich chain says on its website that it has closed its location at 6301 Delmar Boulevard — its oldest in St. Louis and a lunch mainstay on the Loop for eight years. "It is with sadness that we are closing this Snarf’s location after...

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Maypop Coffee and Garden Shop to Open in Webster Groves

Posted By on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Anyone who gardens knows how much coffee grounds benefit certain types of plants. However, three local entrepreneurs are taking that idea to a whole new level with their forthcoming concept, Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop (803 Marshall Avenue, Webster Groves). Maypop is the brainchild of Tammy Behm, with the...

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Alpha Brewing Scraps Hair Washing Motif After Pushback

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Two months after a beer website put St. Louis breweries on blast for their purportedly sexist Instagram accounts, another local brewer's marketing campaign had tongues wagging. On Tuesday, Alpha Brewing Co. created a Facebook invite for the grand opening of its new brewery in south city. But the event,...

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Crown Candy's 'Misfit' Chocolates Are the Talk of the Nation

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Anybody can make a chocolate bunny. It takes someone with a twisted sense of humor to make a chocolate bunny fused with a broken doll head. Or a two-headed rabbit hydra. Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis Avenue, 314-621-9650) has been a St. Louis favorite since 1913. But now...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Purple Martin Has Closed, Again

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 6:50 AM

A year after the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah) was saved by new owners, the Fox Park eatery has again closed its doors. The Purple Martin originally launched in 2014 as a North African-influenced restaurant. But it closed in December 2016, with co-owner Brooke Roseberry explaining that it was a...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nixta's New Chef, Alex Henry, Has Stepped Into a Tough Job With Confidence

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Alex Henry left his hometown of Merida, Mexico, when he was a little kid, so many of his memories of the place are not so clear. However, the new executive chef at Nixta (1621 Tower Grove Avenue, 314-899-9000) admits the most vivid ones all involve food. "I remember hanging out...

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Guerilla Street Food Is Now Open on Delmar, No. 4 for a Red-Hot Concept

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:22 AM

When Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty first launched Guerrilla Street Food, they included a numeral "1" in its branding. "We knew it was the first of many," Crespo says, laughing a bit at their confidence. But even they had no idea just how much of a juggernaut the Filipino-inspired...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Rush Bowls to Open This Month in the Central West End

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Rush Bowls will be opening its first St. Louis location two weeks from today. Slated to open March 26 in a Central West End storefront that used to house a stamp shop, the Rush Bowls (227 N. Euclid Avenue) will be the first of several for the Colorado-based chain....

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