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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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Monday, September 11, 2017

Crave Has Closed Its Doors 'Until Further Notice'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Crave (2605 Washington Avenue, 314-696-8480) has closed its doors, with a sign on the door saying the place is closed "until further notice." No additional information was given. On Friday, the restaurant's phone number rang without ever going to voice mail. By Monday, the phone number had been disconnected....

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The Cut Brings Sausages and Sides to the Fortune Teller Bar

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 6:01 AM

Like most chefs, Ari Jo Ellis, chef/owner of the Cut (2635 Cherokee Street, 314-250-6007) knew she wanted a restaurant of her own one day. She just didn't know that one day was now. "I imagined opening my own thing two to five years down the road, so I decided to put...

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Cafe Piazza Now Brings Fast-Casual Pizza — and Much, Much More — to Benton Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:51 AM

Cafe Piazza Now (1900 Arsenal Street, 314-343-0294), the restaurant that quietly opened its doors last week in Benton Park, may seem a bit confusing when you first walk in the door. After all, it's located in the former home of the Benton Park Cafe — but the space seems quite...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Red Hot Riplets Are Taking Chicago

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:50 AM

St. Louis' favorite potato chips are making a big push in the Windy City. Red Hot Riplets, the marvelously spicy barbecue chips made by Fenton-based Old Vienna, arrived in the Windy City August 30, with an appropriately fiesty slogan: #BiteMeChicago. The cult faves are now being sold in the...

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St. Louis Kolache to Open in Clayton

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Delicious Czech pastries are coming to St. Louis County's seat: St. Louis Kolache, the rapidly growing west county chain, hopes to open its third shop in Clayton. Owner Russ Clark applied for a conditional use permit to open the shop at 21 N. Bemiston Avenue. The storefront, now vacant,...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Half & Half Brings Brunch — and Blueprint Coffee — to Webster Groves

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Half & Half (220 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-942-1617) opened its Webster Groves location to an eager crowd on Tuesday, September 6, with customers lining up for that Blueprint coffee at 6:55 a.m. It's the second spot for the brunch hotspot. Chef Mike Randolph, who also owns Publico...

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