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Sunday, September 25th, 2016

From new additions in the Delmar Loop to the closing of a gluten-free favorite, here’s what went down last week in the STL dining scene, ICYMI…

 

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1. Drop the scoop and pick up a scraper. Thai ice cream is rolling into The Loop. Owner Van Liu opened Snow Factory Sept. 22 at 6602 Delmar Blvd. The shop specializes in made-to-order rolled ice cream and Hong Kong egg waffles.

2. A new style is coming to the Delmar Loop in early October. Owners Thao Truong and her husband, Yun Vu, are finalizing plans to open VietNam Style, Delmar’s newest Vietnamese restaurant, at 6100 Delmar Blvd.

 

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3. East Coast IPAs are infatuated with high turbidity and a juicy hop aroma. Now, St. Louis has these fantastic IPAs in our backyard with the addition of Narrow Gauge Brewing Co. in Florissant.

4. A New Orleans-themed food truck will soon hit the streets. STL French Quarter food truck is expecting to be on the road in October.

 

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5. Sweet-toothed Americans are increasingly embracing bitter flavors at the bar. Here, 6 bottles that best bring out the bitter.

6. Almost a year after The Scoop reported the coming opening of California Do-nut Co., owner Felinna Love announced on the shop’s Facebook page she will not open due for professional and personal reasons.

 

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7. After nearly six years, New Day Gluten Free closed its doors in Ellisville on Sept. 19 – but owners Garrett and Kelly Beck aren’t ruling out a new home for the gluten-free, peanut-free restaurant and bakery.

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 18th, 2016

From upcoming breweries in St. Peters to a new face on familiar diner space in Grand Center, here’s what went down this weekend in the St. Louis restaurant scene, ICYMI…

 

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1. Third Wheel Brewing is rolling into St. Peters in March 2017. Co-owner Brad Wheeling said the ownership group recently signed a lease for 4008 N. Service Road.

2. Barbecue is hitting the road in Illinois. Owner Kattie Goodwin, along with husband Randy Goodwin and brother Charles Williams, will launch Good Heavens BBQ & Bakery food truck on Oct. 1.

 

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3. From matcha cocktails to East Coast IPAs, here’s what’s trending now in the St. Louis beer, wine and cocktail scene.

4. Got $10 and a friend? Then contributor Holly Fann has eight delicious deals you need to devour this month on Budget Crunch. 

 

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5. Stage Left Diner is currently in dress rehearsals at 541 N. Grand Blvd. As The Scoop reported earlier this week, the former City Diner in Grand Center underwent a concept change after owner Steve Smith bought out the former owners.

 

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Monday, September 12th, 2016

From new restaurant openings on South Grand to a new concept in a Hill institution, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis food scene, ICYMI…

 

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1. Just north of the hustle and bustle on South Grand, The Garden on Grand has opened with limited hours at 2245 S. Grand Blvd. Owner Cevin Lee and executive chef Kore Wilbert hope to provide meals that are health-focused without sacrificing flavor.

2. Tapas are out and pizzas are in at 5257 Shaw Ave., the former home of Modesto. Owner Brendan Marsden plans to open Mona’s, an American-Italian restaurant, the first week of October.

 

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3. Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice opens doors at 3906 Laclede Ave., in Midtown Sept. 9, to serve its cocktail slushies to the thirsty masses. Co-owners Brad Merten and Brandon Holzhueter are opening the 1,900-square-foot space with a rotating menu focused on upscale frozen cocktails.

4. After a yearlong search for a suitable St. Louis location, The Blue Duck is building a new nest in Maplewood at 7401 Manchester Road. The restaurant is part of new development in the space that once housed Monarch Restaurant.

 

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5. You may not know Dan Brewer’s name, but you’ve seen his Missouri-sourced tofu on dishes from Revel Kitchen to Mission Taco Joint. However, producing Mofu is only part of his resume.

6. After four years at Niche Restaurant Group, Anne Croy has left her position as Pastaria’s executive pastry chef. Her last day was Thursday, Sept. 1.

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here’s what went down recently in the St. Louis food scene, ICYMI.

 

1. Our new issue featuring our annual Guide to Drinking hit stands this week. Don’t miss six salad recipes you need in your life, the coolest places to eat in St. Louis and what’s trending in the STL beer, spirits and wine scene.

 

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2. A new cheese shop has opened in Hermann. Der Käse (German for “the cheese”), a 900-square-foot shop, opened doors at 100 E. Fourth St., in mid-August. Owner and cheesemaker Tom Blatchford’s shop focuses only on Missouri artisan cheeses and carries more than 30 varieties.

3. A little more than a year after opening his first restaurant, chef Ben McArthur has left J. McArthur’s An American Kitchen. The announcement was posted on J. McArthur’s Facebook page on Aug. 28.

 

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4. Close out summer out with something different. Click here for three bottles perfect for sauvignon blanc lovers seeking something new.

5. The Cortex in Midtown will soon be home to a food hall and market. City Foundry is planned to include three brick-and-mortar restaurants as well as 20 food kiosks set to open around Labor Day of 2018.

6. Yet another new establishment is opening doors in The Grove. Co-owners Ricky Barakat and Ahmad Salameh are putting the finishing touches on Shisha at 4229 Manchester Ave., the former home of SoHo Restaurant and Lounge. Barakat said they hope to host a soft opening by mid-September.

 

 

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Sunday, August 21st, 2016

From a new kitchen supply shop on Manchester to a new doughnut shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here’s what went down in the STL food scene last week, ICYMI.

 

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1. If you need a tart pan, Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods will surely have them stocked when it opens in The Grove at 4180 Manchester Ave., this fall. Why? Owner Beth Styles’ missing tart pan sparked the idea for her kitchen supply store.

2. Strange Donuts will be no stranger in Tulsa, Oklahoma next spring when it sets up shop at the north corner of East Archer Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

 

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3. Sarah’s Cake Shop owner Jill Umbarger attempted to quietly open Sarah’s on Central at 127 N. Central Ave., in Eureka last Wednesday, Aug. 10, and was met with a line out the door.

4. This fall, Chris’ Pancakes & Dining will take its breakfast game downtown to a new location, Chris’ @ The Docket, at 100 N. Tucker Blvd.

 

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5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri will open Anew, a ground-floor restaurant and rooftop event space, at 501 N. Grand Blvd.

 

 

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Sunday, August 14th, 2016

From big brewery announcements to new pastry shops in Kirkwood, here’s what’s went down last week in the STL food scene, ICYMI.

 

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1. After five years of pouring pints in South City, The Civil Life Brewing Co. will finally can its American brown ale. Co-owner Jake Hafner said fans can pick up six-packs of 12-ounce cans at the brewery beginning Aug. 16.

2. Soon, hockey lovers will have a new place to enjoy the game in Midtown. Center Ice Brewery is slated to open at 3120 Olive St., a couple doors down from Southern and Pappy’s Smokehouse, in early 2017.

 
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3. Internationally renowned pastries are now available in Kirkwood. Pastry chefs and co-owners Nathaniel and Lee Lee Reid opened Nathaniel Reid Bakery at 11243 Manchester Road on Aug. 1, serving up sweet and savory breakfast pastries, sandwiches and colorful tarts and cakes.

4. I Scream Cakes closed doors at its Maplewood location Sunday, Aug. 7, just three months after opening at 7326B Manchester Road.

 

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5. General manager Justin Cardwell has moved on from the bar at BC’s Kitchen, which he helped opened eight years ago. He has accepted a position as West Coast brand ambassador for the Spanish liqueur, Licor 43.

6. Molly’s in Soulard is growing with a new dining room and a new executive chef, Brandon Busby, who took the helm early last week.

Edible Weekend: 3 events to dig into this weekend

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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{Byrd & Barrel chef-owner Bob Brazell, who might go bald this weekend}

 

Whether you love chicken wings or elegant French fare, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Can’t wait? Jump start the weekend with three more events today through Sunday.

 

1. Sardella Breakfast Pop-Up
Chef-owner Gerard Craft’s forthcoming concept, Sardella, has popped up all over town recently. Ready for more? Grab a bite of a farro kimchi bowl, salmon gravlax on a house-made English muffin, a coconut yogurt parfait and more from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today through Friday at Pastaria.
Aug. 10 to 12, Facebook: Sardella 

2. Shave It for the Kids School Supplies Drive
Industry pros go bald for a good cause on Sunday. If Byrd & Barrel meets its school supplies collection goal, a dozen pros including the chicken eatery’s Bob Brazell, Quincy Street Bistro’s Chris Ladley, The Libertine’s Ben Bauer and Earthbound Beer’s Stuart Keating and Ryan Pier will shave their heads outside Byrd & Barrel. Make it happen by dropping off supplies from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the South City eatery, then stick around for the main event.
Aug. 14, Facebook: Shave It for the Kids 

3. Mediterranean Wine Dinner
Travel though Spain, France and Italy with Retreat Gastropub wine director Nicole Bagby. Each wine is paired with five courses from executive chef Michael Friedman. Call for reservations.
Aug. 14, retreatgastropub.com 

 

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Sunday, August 7th, 2016

From the closing of a longtime Hill staple to our new issue, here’s what went down this week in the STL restaurant scene, ICYMI.

 

 

 

1. Our August issue hit stands, featuring punch recipes to please a crowd, how Todd Geisert turns happy pigs into cash cows and reviews of Weber Grill, Oceano Bistro and The Dark Room. Click here to read online now.

2. New York Tom’s Food Truck opened its window for service on Friday, July 29. Owner Tom Jegle hails from The Big Apple, but he has spent the last 30 years in the IT industry here in St. Louis.

 

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3. After 15 years on The Hill, Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant will serve its final small plate on Saturday, Aug. 20. Owner Brendan Marsden said he has decided to shutter the space at 5257 Shaw Ave., and open a new concept in late September.

4. From funky Swiss cheese to fried rice for breakfast, here what’s trending on the plate in the glass and on our wish list right now on Trendwatch.

 

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5. Don’t miss 4 new must-try restaurants on the Sauce Hit List, including Kounter Kulture, Start Bar, Absolute BBQ Indian Wish Grill and Louie’s Wine Dive.

 

 

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Sunday, July 31st, 2016

From the closure of a Botanical Heights restaurant to a Sneak Peek of a new breakfast spot in Crestwood, here’s what went down last week in the STL restaurant scene, in case you missed it.

 

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1. Nearly two years after first flipping on the fryers, Old Standard Fried Chicken will shutter its doors after brunch service on Sunday, July 31. Owner Ben Poremba announced the closure July 26.

2. Brentwood will have a new place to get its java jolt come Aug. 1 when Coma Coffee opens at 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., in University Tower.

 

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3. A new tide has rolled in at Demun Oyster Bar. Fifteen-year kitchen veteran Dan Sammons began his tenure as executive chef July 25. Sammons brings a range of experience from corporate operations chef at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood to working the kitchens at Berkeley, California’s eatery, Revival Bar & Kitchen.

4. Raise a glass to St. James Winery – it brought home the Missouri Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row. The winery was awarded the 2016 prize for its semi-dry white vignoles. St. James’ vignoles took the prize out of more than 308 wines submitted from other state vineyards.

 

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5. Don’t hit the snooze button if you live or work off Watson Road. Yolklore, the newest addition to the Crestwood food scene, hosts its grand opening this Sunday, July 31 at 8958 Watson Road. Co-owners Mary and John Bogacki and Billy Oziransky are dishing up slew of breakfast items, pastries, coffee and smoothies.

6. St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicked off Friday, July 29, and there is an abundance of beer-related events around the city that boast what we brew best. Celebrate the five- anniversaries of four STL breweries with the Class of 2011 Collaboration Beers.

 

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Sunday, July 24th, 2016

From new Korean restaurants in Chesterfield to chef changes at Central West End institutions, here’s what went down in the STL restaurant scene, in case you missed it.

 

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1. The Central West End’s newest establishment, courtesy of Derek and Lucas Gamlin (of Gamlin Whiskey House and SubZero Vodka Bar) will be called 1764 Public House and will open at 4910 W. Pine Blvd.

2. Expansion has been the theme this year for LuLu Seafood and Dim Sum, which recently launched its first food truck and plans to open two locations this fall called LuLu Asian Kitchen.

 

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3. After taking six months off, chef Carl Hazel is once again top toque in the kitchen. Hazel started as executive chef at West End Grill & Pub (WEGAP) on July 13.

4. After a limited trial run earlier this year, Katie and Ted Collier, along with Katie’s mother Belinda Lee and brother Johnny Lee, have secured a space in Creve Coeur where they will launch Vero Pasto – a meal delivery service initially offering a weekly selection of pizza and pasta.

5. Don’t let the Kampai Sushi Bar sign fool you. Yori, a new Korean restaurant, has opened at 1637 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield.

 

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6. One day in late June, a staircase appeared in 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s tasting room. It was the last element of the massive expansion, one that required drilling through solid concrete to construct. The brewery quietly opened the new space to the public a month ago.

7. Stone Summit Steak & Seafood opened doors at 17 Cliff View Drive in Wentzville on Monday, July 18. The massive 300-seat restaurant serves everything from 60-day dry-aged steak to yellowfin tuna.

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