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Sunday, March 11th, 2018

We took first looks at long-awaited St. Louis restaurants and got the scoop on Valley Park’s first brewery. Here’s what went down, ICYMI.




1. It’s been quite a wait, but Firecracker Pizza & Beer will finally open for business at 4130 Manchester Ave., in The Grove on Wednesday, March 21.

2. The owners of Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville plan to open Primo’s Italian Garage in late April. The delivery-only restaurant will serve customers in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, while catering services will be available in the St. Louis area.



3. VP Square, the latest eatery from the family of restaurateurs behind Café Mochi, is now serving up pan-Asian fare at 3611 Juniata St., just off the South Grand strip.

4. The Central West End will get a taste of the Levant next month. Levant is slated to open in mid-April at 386 N. Euclid Ave., taking the place of former Kopperman’s Deli.




5. A strip mall in Valley Park will soon be home to a new craft brewery. According to owner Jeffrey Doss, Mackenzie Brewing Co. should pour beer around Memorial Day at 932 Meramec Station Road.

6. Whether you’re hunting for tasty vegetarian ’cue or classic German fare to accompany that Pilsner, these six area breweries offer so much more than great beer.



7. Guerrilla Street Food’s Filipino-inspired fare is sweeping St. Louis, with a fourth location to open Tuesday, March 13 at 6120 Delmar Blvd. on The Loop.

8. Wok and Roll food truck will debut at the Happy Little Craft Fair at Grant Gym on the Webster University campus, 175 Edgar Road, on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Sunday, March 4th, 2018

From the launch of our Guide to Beer to the opening of a new brewery and a new taproom, it was a brew-filled week in St. Louis. Here’s what went down, ICYMI.


1. Our March issue featuring our annual Guide to Beer hit stands this week. Click to read online now!

2. Five Bistro, located at 5100 Daggett Ave. on The Hill, will soon rebrand. The restaurant will close after service on Saturday, March 24, and reopen on Wednesday, April 5, as J. Devoti Trattoria.




3. St. Louis welcomed another brewery Friday, March 2, when Wellspent Brewing Co. opened doors at 2917 Olive St.

4. Chesterfield restaurant Scarecrow will take the former Weber’s Front Row space at 101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, about 5 miles away from its current location at 1095 Chesterfield Parkway.




5. The folks at 4 Hands Brewing Co. are celebrating its sixth anniversary this spring by premiering its new distillery project, 1220 Artisan Spirits.

6. St. Charles residents don’t need to travel far for their favorite St. Louis brews. Growler USA opened last week at 3833 Elm St., and is now pouring from more than 100 taps.




7. New York-based ESquared Hospitality announced a partnership with Burke to open Grand Tavern by David Burke this fall in the upcoming Angad Arts Hotel in Grand Center.

8. Craft beer fans can toast to Brew Hub when it opened the doors to its new St. Louis taproom Friday, March 2, at 5656 Oakland Ave.


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Sunday, February 11th, 2018

From a first look at at St. Louis’ first cidery to the opening of the new DelPietro’s, here’s what went down last week in the STL, ICYMI.




1. Brick River Cider Co., the first cider works in the St. Louis area, is set to open on Fri., Feb. 16, at 2000 Washington Ave. downtown.





2. Del Pietro’s, the latest from restaurateur Michael Del Pietro, opened on Wed., Jan. 31, at 1059 S. Big Bend Blvd., in Richmond Heights.




3. Urban Harvest STL and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation have partnered to develop a new rooftop garden atop the KAF’s newest venue, the .ZACK building at 3224 Locust St., in Midtown.




4. When it’s spitting ice outside or you just don’t want to talk to another human being, these 9 apps let you order your favorite warm (or cold) dishes at the tap of a button.

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Sunday, February 4th, 2018

From a new food hall to a new Benton Park bar, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.


small change in benton park


1. Small Change, the neighborhood bar from the folks behind Planter’s House, opened quietly on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2800 Indiana Ave. in Benton Park.

2. From a vegan schmear to a summery shrub, here are 8 things at the top of our shopping list right now.




3. The Eatery, downtown’s first food hall, opened its doors Jan. 29 on the ground floor of One Metropolitan Square.

4. River’s Edge Social will soon fire up the stoves at 6997 Chippewa St., in the former Johnny Gitto’s location. Aurel Bardho, who co-owns the restaurant with his father, Fatmir Bardho, said he hopes to open sometime in March.


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Sunday, January 28th, 2018

It’s been a whirlwind week in the St. Louis food scene. Catch up on everything, ICYMI.


The bar offers 8-ounces margarita flights made with a variety of tequilas and served on handmade trays


1. Casa Juárez Mexican Town, a sprawling new concept from the folks behind Chihuahua’s Mexican Restaurant,opened its doors for dinner Jan. 22, at 12710 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights.

2. Water Street in Maplewood will close up shop at the end of the month after almost seven years. According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Tuesday, Jan. 30, will be the last day of service.




3. Crispy Edge is edging closer to opening. Tori Foster has been tapped to fill the executive chef role at the pot sticker eatery, which is set to open at 4168 Juniata St. in Tower Grove later this spring.

4. Beer lovers out west will soon have another place to indulge their hops habit. Owners Nicholas and Jody Hester will open a new location of Colorado-based beer pub chain Growler USA next month at 3833 Elm St.




5. The first group of Food Hall tenants at City Foundry STL, the sprawling 15-acre mixed-use development at 3700 Forest Park Ave.,in Midtown, have been announced.

6. Another brewery will soon make beer in Midtown. Twisted Roots Brewing Co. is set to open this spring at 3690 Forest Park Ave., once the home to Falstaff Brewing, Six Row Brewing Co. and Pappo’s Pizza.




7. Three years after the first incarnation in Midtown closedHamburger Mary’s is back with a vengeance – this time downtown. The current St. Louis location of the national chain, under new ownership, opened on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 400 Washington Ave., downtown.

8. Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves will close its doors after eight years. Tilford Restaurant Group owners and brothers Adam and Jason Tilford are looking for a new place for the restaurant to call home.


Volpi charcuterie


9. Volpi Foods retail market on The Hill will soon offer cafe seating to enjoy the store’s famous house-made meats onsite. The new area will debut on Friday, Feb. 9.

10. The winners of the 2018 Good Food Awards, which honors businesses committed to socially and environmentally conscious food, were announced on Jan. 19, and Blueprint Coffee, Larder & Cupboard, Perennial Artisan Ales and Still 630 Distillery all received awards. 


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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.

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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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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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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.


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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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