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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

A longtime brewery gets into the pizza game and a popular downtown Thai restaurant finds a new home. Here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.


1. Sen Thai Asian Bistro is heading to new digs downtown. The restaurant, which has been located in the Shell Building at 1221 Locust St. since 2002, will move to 1000 Washington Ave., the space that most recently housed Prime 1000.


2. Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria, a new restaurant from the folks behind Ferguson Brewing Co., will open in mid-February at 235 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson.


3. Most people boil gnocchi for a quick meal, but have you tried roasting them? This recipe crisps the edges a bit, giving them a nice texture.

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

From the launch of our new issue to a notable restaurant closure in Clayton, here’s what went down last week in the St. Louis dining scene, ICYMI…


1. We kicked off the new year with our January issue, featuring our annual Ones to Watch, six food and drink pros with promise.




2. The Libertine closed doors this weekend. In a Facebook post, owners Nick and Audra Luedde said the Clayton eatery’s last night of service was Saturday, Jan. 6.




3. Shack will expand in a big way this year. The popular local breakfast and lunch chain will open four Missouri locations in Creve Coeur, O’Fallon, Overland Park and Kansas City,




4. Good news for sandwich fans: Gioia’s Deli will set up shop in West County in the new year. The popular sandwich shop will open a Creve Coeur location at 623 N. New Ballas Road by April 1,




5. The aptly named Bao (short for baozi, the Chinese word for steamed bun) is scheduled to open later this month at 14 N. Central Ave., in the former location of Coastal Bistro.

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Top 10 First Looks of 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

From a St. Charles brewery and arcade to the long-awaited noodle house in Creve Coeur, here are the top 10 places you couldn’t wait to check out in 2017.

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1. First Look: Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade in St. Charles

2. First Look: Lemmons in South City




3. First Look: Polite Society in Lafayette Square

4. First Look: The Blue Duck in Maplewood




5. First Look: Louie on DeMun Avenue

6. First Look: Grace Meat & Three in The Grove




7. First Look: Mad Crab in University City

8. First Look: Nudo House in Creve Coeur




9. First Look: Mac’s Local Eats in Dogtown

10. First Look: Half & Half in Webster Groves

Top 10 Scoops of 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

From big ownership changes at Cleveland-Heath to St. Louis’ first cidery, here’s the dining news you were most excited about in 2017.

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1. Cleveland-Heath owners sell restaurant, will relocate to Utah

2. Brick River Cider, St. Louis’ first cidery, to open downtown

3. Chihuahua’s to re-concept, relocate as Casa Juarez Mexican Town




4. Big changes to come at Baileys’ Chocolate Bar

5. Chef Jessie Gilroy to open Pangea in St. Charles

6. Seoul Taco will open new location in Chesterfield


The same menu will be served at the Webster Groves location, including an 11 a.m. lunch menu and breakfast dishes like the berry-coated Clara Cakes.


7. Half & Half to open second location in Webster Groves

8. Up-Down arcade bar to open in former Herbie’s space

9. Kevin Nashan to launch new food program at 4 Hands

10. Guerrilla Street Food will open a location in The Delmar Loop

Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

From end-of-the-year openings to progress on a long-awaited brewery, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.




1. Billie Jean, the latest concept from restaurateur Zoe Robinson, opened Dec. 21 at 7610 Wydown Blvd. in Clayton, just a block or so east from Robinson’s other eateries, I Fratellini and Bar Les Fréres.

2. It’s taken some time, but Rockwell Beer Co. has announced its final plan for its new location at 1320 S. Vandeventer Ave., on the eastern edge of The Grove. Owner Andy Hille said Niche Food Group will handle the culinary program at the tasting room.




3. Dave Bailey has been busy in Lafayette Square. However, the wait is over — L’Acadiane opened for its first dinner service Dec. 20.

4. Three local restaurants – Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews and MK’s Asian Persuasion – have given notice via social media that they will close shop by the end of the year.




5. Partner brewing company Brew Hub is set to open The Brew Hub Taproom in early in 2018 at 5656 Oakland Ave., the former home of St. Louis Ribhouse.

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

New projects are in the works from top St. Louis industry pros. Here’s what went down last week, ICYMI…




1. Maplewood is poised to get another restaurant from two big names in the local culinary scene. Adam Altnether and Chris Kelling announced they’re partnering on a new eatery, Elmwood, set to debut at 2704 Sutton Ave., in the summer 2018.

2. Herbie’s has a new executive chef in the kitchen. Chef Jeramie Mitchell replaced chef John O’Brien in October. Herbie’s owner Aaron Teitelbaum announced the change this month, when Mitchell launched the restaurant’s new menus.




3. The day has finally come. Shake Shack opened for business at its first St. Louis location Monday, Dec. 11, at 32 N. Euclid Ave.

4. Whether it’s a holiday market or a breakfast pop-up, there were plenty of tasty events taking place this weekend. If you’re still hungry, extend the weekend with two fried chicken feasts at Farmhaus and Grace Meat & Three.




5. The team behind Retreat Gastropub is set to open a new concept. Yellowbelly, a restaurant and bar focused on seafood, rum and classic cocktails, will open in the new Citizen Park Building at 4659 Lindell Blvd., in the Central West End in 2018.

6. The Boathouse at Forest Park will soon be under new management. The team behind Sugarfire Smoke House, Hi-Pointe Drive-In and Cyrano’s will take over the restaurant sometime in early 2018.




7. The ovens are fired up and ready to bake holiday goodies for friends, family and old Saint Nick. Whether it’s a classic holiday shortbread or triple chocolate chip, here are 14 recipes to satisfy your cookie cravings this winter.


Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

From a highly anticipated opening in Webster Groves to the closing of a restaurant on South Grand, here’s what happened last week in the STL dining scene, ICYMI.


The bright, airy restaurant seats about 45.


1. The Clover and the Bee, the new breakfast and lunch spot from the folks behind Olive & Oak, is now officially open for business at 100 W. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves.




2. The people who brought St. Louis outdoor bar The Bronson House has a new project in store: Trust, a coffee shop and cocktail bar opening Thursday, Dec. 7.


The Garden on Grand is currently opened weekends at 2245 S. Grand Blvd.; a grand opening is slated for Sept. 23.


3. After just over a year in business, The Garden on Grand at 2245 S. Grand Ave., has shuttered. The announcement of the closure was made on the restaurant’s Facebook page.




4. Coma Coffee Roasters is getting ready to expand its brand. The company, which also has a location at 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Richmond Heights, plans to open a second cafe at 4013 Papin St., on the eastern edge of The Grove.


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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

From the first Missouri location of a popular Illinois pizzeria to the closing of a longtime Clayton bar, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.




1. Peel Wood Fired Pizza will head across the river next year. The popular Illinois eatery, which has locations in O’Fallon and Edwardsville, will debut its first Missouri restaurant in Clayton, according to co-owner Brandon Case.




2. Barrister’s in Clayton has closed its doors Friday, Nov. 10, according to an announcement made via the restaurant’s Facebook page.




3. Local hot dog cart Devil Dogs Wienery has found a permanent home inside The Silver Ballroom at 4701 Morgan Ford Road.




4. Got $10 and a friend? Then contributor Kevin Korinek has seven tasty deals to try now on Budget Crunch.

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Sunday, November 5th, 2017

From new locations of longtime favorites to the loss of a revered food journalist, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI…




1. Guerrilla Street Food’s take on Filipino fare is heading to The Loop at 6120 Delmar Blvd. Owners Brian Hardesty and Joel Crespo plan to open before the end of the year in the space that once housed Pita Pit across from The Pageant.

2. Chef Michael Friedman has left his post as executive chef at Retreat Gastropub in the Central West End. His last day of service was Wednesday, Nov. 1.




3. Squatter’s Café, the daytime eatery from chef Rob Connoley, is set to open Monday, Nov. 6, at 3524 Washington Ave., the former location of KDHX’s Magnolia Café.

4. Dough Co. will open for business on Nov. 15 at West County Center, serving up edible cookie dough by the scoop and pint, as well as other cookie dough-themed treats.



5. The second location of Salt & Smoke debuted at 5625 Hampton Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 29, bringing the Delmar Loop restaurant’s famous barbecue to St. Louis Hills.

6. Vista Ramen chef-owner Chris Bork will land the Mothership at Earthbound Beer this winter.




7. Respected area restaurant critic and food journalist Joe Bonwich died Tuesday, Oct. 31, at age 58 of neurological complications while vacationing in Florida.

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Extra Sauce: In case you missed it…

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

It’s been a busy week in the St. Louis dining scene from a surprise chef departure from one of St. Louis’ top restaurants to the opening of a popular bottle shop’s new home.


1. Our October issue hit stands early this week. Don’t wait – click to read online now!




2. Big news from Botanical Heights – Tello Carreón will leave his position as executive chef of award-winning Mexican restaurant Nixta. His last day of service will be Saturday, Oct. 21.

3. The 5 Star Burgers location in Kirkwood at 312 S. Kirkwood Road has closed. The restaurant served its last burger on Thursday, Sept. 28. The 5 Star locations in Clayton and Creve Coeur remain open.




4. Chef Rob Connoley will open Squatters Café in the KDHX building at 3524 Washington Ave., in Grand Center on Nov. 1. The restaurant will take the place of KDHX’s Magnolia Café.




5. After being closed for nearly a month, Saint Louis Hop Shop recently reopened at its new location 2600 Cherokee St., offering a larger selection of beverages for craft beer connoisseurs and beginners alike.


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