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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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…

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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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Sunday, October 29th, 2017

From new Thai restaurants coming to Maplewood to the opening a long-awaited project in the Central West End, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.

 

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1. The Gamlin Restaurant Group’s newest venture, 1764 Public House, opened Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 39 N. Euclid Ave., in the Central West End.

2. Downtown Maplewood will soon have its first Thai restaurant, Thai Table, which is scheduled to open in January 2018 at 7403 Manchester Road.

 

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3. Fiddlehead Fern Cafe recently hosted its grand opening Oct. 14 at 4066 Russell Blvd., and owner Darcy Heine is inviting St. Louis to try a cup of coffee new to St. Louis.

4. Heads up, citizens of Kirkwood: Wasabi Sushi Bar is set to open its newest location at 312 S. Kirkwood Road. The new space will be in the space that once housed 5 Star Burgers.

 

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5. Got $10 and a friend? Then contributor Kevin Korinek has eight delicious deals to dig into now on Budget Crunch.

 

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

A viral sensation is moving to accommodate more diners and a chef realizes his longtime goal of an exclusive fine-dining restaurant, ICYMI…

 

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1. Privado, the new weekend-only tasting menu concept from chef-owner Mike Randolph opened Friday, Oct. 20, bringing a fine-dining experience to the Delmar Loop.

 

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2. After just a little more than two years in business, Twisted Ranch will soon move to a new, larger location just a block away.

 

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3. St. Louis has danced with the dual sushi bowl and poke trends for years, but cousins Kati Fahrney and Ron Turigliatto have brought the first fast-casual sushi bowl and roll restaurant to St. Louis with BLK MKT Eats.

 

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4. There are three commandments you must follow to achieve flame-kissed, grilled pizza nirvana that no conventional oven-baked pie will ever reach.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Sunday, October 1st, 2017

From new vegetarian restaurants in Benton Park to a tiny truck for a favorite Cup, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.

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1. More vegetarian and vegan options will be available in Benton Park this fall. A new veggie-centric restaurant, dubbed 1956 Utah after the address of the building, is set to open in the South City neighborhood in November.

 

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2. St. Louis-area restaurants came together once again to provide aid for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria victims. The Hamilton Restaurant Group hosted the Saint Louis Restaurants Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Friday, Sept. 29. Proceeds from this ticketed event will be split between nonprofits AmeriCares and the Love for Love City Foundation.

 

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3. Good Fortune has found a new home once again. Co-owner Corey Smale said Good Fortune will open for business at 1641 Tower Grove Ave., in the Botanical Heights neighborhood – just across the street from its former announced location at 1654 Tower Grove Ave.

 

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4. Fans of The Cup can now seek out their favorite buttercream-topped treats all over town. The Cup Tiny Truck joined the ranks of St. Louis’ food trucks in August, selling gooey butter cake bars and a variety of buttercream cupcakes. The truck travels between St. Louis city and soon, St. Louis County, and is available for corporate and private events.

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Sunday, September 10th, 2017

From exciting new openings to eight deals for $10 or less, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.

 

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1. Chef Rick Lewis is bringing his southern food to The Grove. Grace Meat & Three will open Wed., Sept. 13 at 4270 Manchester Ave., in the former home of Sweetie Pie’s at The Mangrove.

 

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2. Get in touch with your inner child at Westport Social, which opened earlier this month at 910 Westport Plaza Drive in Maryland Heights. The cavernous, adults-only space – almost 14,000 square feet – is billed as a “classic bar and gaming lounge.”

 

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3. We kicked off the weekend with a basket of fries from one of the city’s newest food trucks, Essentially Fries. The truck debuted this Friday, Sept. 8, at Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park.

 

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4. Pizzeoli in Soulard is now under new ownership. Founder Scott Sandler sold the popular vegetarian pizzeria to Kyle Weber, effective Tuesday, Sept. 5.

 

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5. Got $10 and a friend? Then we’ve got eight delicious deals you must try now on Budget Crunch.

 

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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

From our new issue to surprise restaurant closings and sales, it was a busy week in the St. Louis restaurant scene. Here’s what went down, ICYMI.

 

 

1. Our September issue featuring our annual Guide to Drinking has arrived! Don’t wait – click here to read online now!

2. Illinois oenophiles will soon have another spot to enjoy their vino. Solera, a new wine bar, will open soon at 212 W. Third St., in Alton. Co-owner Chris Aldridge said he plans to open Solera by mid-September.

 

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3. Big changes are afoot at Cleveland-Heath. Owners Jenny Cleveland and chef Ed Heath have sold the restaurant to Keith and Kari McGinness, restaurant industry veterans who have roots in the area. The sale took effect Friday, Sept. 1.

 

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4. Randolfi’s, at 6665 Delmar Blvd. in The Loop, has announced it will shut its doors. The last day of service will be Saturday, Sept. 9.

5. Carl Hazel has quietly taken the reigns as executive chef of Gamlin Whiskey House. Most recently, he had been executive chef at West End Pub and Grill. Hazel assumed the role in July, and since then, he has worked with Gamlin Restaurant Group’s corporate chef Ryan Cooper to get a feel for the kitchen and the organization.

 

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6. Ari Jo Ellis is sharpening her knives for the first service at The Cut, her new restaurant inside The Fortune Teller Bar at 2635 Cherokee St. Doors opened Friday, Sept. 1.

7. After less than a year in business, owner Brendan Marsden is closing doors at Mona’s – An American-Italian Joint on The Hill. The restaurant’s last day of dinner service will be Sunday, Sept. 3.

 

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8. Pangea, the debut restaurant from chef-owner Jessie Gilroy, is set to open Thursday, Sept. 7, at 3245 Rue Royale St., in The New Town neighborhood in St. Charles.

 

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9. In wake of the recent tragedy in Texas, St. Louis restaurateurs and customers alike have banded together to send aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Demun Oyster Bar’s Tom Halaska, Byrd & Barrel’s Bob Brazell, Ices Plain & Fancy’s Max Crask and state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. organized the Babies & Fur-Babies Hurricane Supply Drive.

 

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10. Earthbound Beer will partner with fellow Cherokee Street denizen Vista Ramen to run the kitchen for its new tasting room at 2724 Cherokee St. Instead of Vista’s namesake noodles, Vista Ramen chef-owner Chris Bork said bill of fare will feature smoked meats, sausages and sandwiches.

 

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Sunday, August 20th, 2017

From national accolades to sneak peeks of new locations, here’s what went down last week, ICYMI.

 

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1. Seoul Taco continues to grow, and this time it’s headed to West County. The popular Korean-Mexican eatery will open its fifth location in Chesterfield at 46 Four Seasons Shopping Center later this fall.

2. Barbecue powerhouse Sugarfire Smoke House is making its way across the Mississippi to open a franchise at 1405 Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, Illinois by early 2018.

 

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3. The hits just keep on coming for the St. Louis restaurant scene. Nixta and Vicia earned slots on Bon Appétit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants in America list. Today, Bon Appétit announced Nixta had earned the No. 9 spot on its coveted Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America list.

4. After months of planning, presentations and competition, Old North Provisions has been declared the winner of the Fantasy Food Fare Competition.

 

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5. Owners Katie and Ted Collier have opened the much-anticipated second location of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in Town & Country at 14171 Clayton Road. The restaurant opened its doors Wednesday, Aug. 16.

6. Frankly Sausages now has an official address for its new concept: 2744 Cherokee St. Jamie Cawthon said the restaurant will be called Frankly on Cherokee in the space that once was home to Calypso Cafe.

 

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7. Webster Groves residents will set their alarm clocks a little earlier when Half & Half opens at 220 W. Lockwood Ave. Co-owners Mike and Liz Randolph hope to open the second location of their popular Clayton breakfast and lunch spot by the end of August, pending final inspections.

8. Many viewing parties around town sold out weeks ago, but some area events are still open to the public. Grab your eclipse glasses and schedule a long lunch for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

 

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Sunday, August 6th, 2017

It’s been a busy week in the STL restaurant scene with openings, closings and national accolades. Here’s what went down, ICYMI.

 

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1. Bon Appétit has announced its list of 50 Best New Restaurants in America, and two of St. Louis’ hottest eateries, Vicia and Nixta, made the cut.

2.  Chef-owner Michael Pastor debuted his new pizza-themed food truck, Pie Hard, on Saturday, July 29, at a soft opening event at his commissary kitchen, located at 8201 W. Main St., in Belleville.

 

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3. Ari Jo Ellis, a member of the Ones To Watch class of 2016, is striking out on her own. Ellis will open The Cut, which will replace the recently closed Little Dipper inside The Fortune Teller Bar at 2635 Cherokee St., at the end of August.

4. Satisfy your sweet tooth at a new bakery in The Grove. Sweetfixx, located at 4420 Manchester Ave., opened July 29, and is serving up sweet treats.

 

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5. The later is still a work in progress (look for an opening later this month), but the new Baileys’ Chocolate Bar reopened yesterday, Aug. 3, after just three weeks of frenzied activity.

6. 4204 Main Street Brewing in Alton recently closed its doors, only to rebrand and open as The Perfect 10 Pub & Grill on Friday, July 28.

 

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7. The St. Louis craft beer boom continues, and it’s finally starting to take root out west. Case in point: Good News Brewing Co., which opened a brewpub in mid-July at 330 Sonderen St., in O’Fallon, Missouri.

8. Manchester has a new specialty store: Pan-Asia Supermarket at 14246 Manchester Road. The 30,000-square-foot grocery hosted its grand opening Saturday, July 22, and offers a wide variety of Asian products, including fresh seafood, dry goods, fruit and veggies, international liquors and spices.

 

 

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9. After a fire destroyed The Sweet Divine in October last year, the Soulard bakery reopens its shop at 1801 S. Ninth St., Thursday, Aug. 3.

10. Stage Left Diner quietly closed its doors on Monday, July 31. The diner, located at 541 N. Grand Blvd., debuted in September 2016, when owner Steve Smith and restaurant consultant Brad Beracha took over the space next-door to the Fabulous Fox Theatre from the former City Diner.

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