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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

With Lunch a Smash Hit, Grace Meat + Three Prepares to Take on Dinner

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Fans of chef Rick Lewis' country-style cooking have reason to celebrate: Grace Meat + Three (4270 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-2700) is expanding to offer dinner service beginning next Wednesday, October 25. Though it's only been open for a little over a month, Grace Meat + Three has already garnered national...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Cathy Jenkins of Cathy's Kitchen Wants to Take You Around the World

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Twenty-five years ago, Cathy Jenkins, who is now the chef and owner of Cathy's Kitchen (250 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-524-9200), was hard at work using her hands to create items that brought joy to people's lives — but her job had nothing to do with cooking. "My husband...

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Feraro's Eyes County Expansion After Ivory Street Closure

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Earlier this week, Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza closed its location in the city's Patch neighborhood. But Ben Abel, Feraro's majority owner, says that not only is its south county sister thriving — but that the company is looking to expand. "We're looking at a minimum of one new location...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Pretzel Pretzel, 'Home of the Stuffed Pretzel,' Now Open in Affton

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:02 AM

For a combined total of 25 years, Damon Daher and Tony Simmons have been working in the pretzel wholesale business while quietly developing a proprietary technique to make the best pretzel this city has even seen. On October 1, those dreams were realized when the partners opened Pretzel Pretzel...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Milky Way, Double Bubble Top Missouri's List of Most-Purchased Candy

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:32 AM

If you want to stand out from your neighbors this Halloween, better avoid Milky Way bars. That intel comes from the Candy Store, which examined ten years of candy sales data for the months leading up to Halloween. They then broke down those sales from 2007 to 2016 by state, along with...

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10 Pop-ups Giving St. Louis Diners One-of-a-Kind Culinary Experiences

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:53 AM

St. Louis has experienced a renaissance in dining over the past five years. Local chefs have finally found their (hungry) audiences and the city has welcomed notable out-of-towners attracted by low rent, tons of opportunity and customers eager to reward culinary talent. National awards and recognition have followed. Yet...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza Closes Its South City Location

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM

After four years, Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza has closed its location in the Patch neighborhood of south city. Jon Feraro, who started the Jersey Shore-themed pizza company with his mother Nancy in 2005, wrote on his public Facebook page that Feraro's was closing its location at 7700 Ivory Street....

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Chris 'Mac' McKenzie of Mac's Local Eats Is Obsessed with Keeping It Real

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Chris "Mac" McKenzie, the chef/owner of Mac's Local Eats (1225 Tamm Avenue, 314-479-8155), had no idea what he was getting himself into when he posted on a local food message board asking if anyone wanted to go in on a whole Red Wattle hog. "I just wanted to eat...

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Harpo's Is Bringing Sports Bar Fun to Soulard

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:24 AM

When John Rieker purchased Johnny's Restaurant and Bar this summer and announced he would reopen a new concept on site just a month and a half after its closure, his plan seemed wildly ambitious. Plenty of bar owners name their opening date — very few actually hit them. Rieker...

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Mariscos el Gato's Chef and Owner Part Ways, with the Chef to Reopen in Bevo Mill

Posted By on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Mariscos el Gato (2818 Cherokee Street; 314-449-1220), the thrilling Mexican seafood restaurant that opened on Cherokee Street last August, is headed to Bevo Mill, say its chef, Pedro Diaz, and his wife Nancy. In the mind of owner Carlos Dominguez, however, Mariscos el Gato is staying put in its...

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