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Budget Crunch: 6 delicious deals for $10 or less to try now

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Got $10 and a friend? Then reporter Kevin Korinek has six delicious deals to try now.

 

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1. Cheese and potatoes – that’s all I really want out of life, and Frankly on Cherokee has ‘em both. My mouth waters at the thought of Frankly’s $8 Belgian-style, hand-cut fries, drenched in creamy, raclette cheese – a large wheel of funky Swiss cheese. The cheese is melted to order and scraped onto the crispy fries, resulting in a gooey, salty mess of sheer bliss. You can eat them with a fork, but you’d be doing it all wrong.

2. Need a pick-me-up for the weekend? Head for McArthur’s Bakery for a complimentary cup of joe. Every week through February, the bakery hosts Free Coffee Fridays where you can enjoy a free 16-ounce cup of Park Avenue Coffee with purchase at any of McArthur’s four locations from 6 to 8 a.m.

3. There are few places where you can sample the finest flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine, and Ranoush is one of my go-to-spots for a budget-friendly bite. Try any of its lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for just less than $10, including beef kafta, vegetarian platter or falafel sandwich. My money is on the chicken shawarma on fresh pita topped with onions, garlic sauce and sumac.

 

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4. This Friday, slide into The Post Sports Bar, where they sling signature cheesesteak sandwiches for $6, leaving plenty left over for an ice-cold beer. The cheesesteaks come with onion and green peppers piled high on thin-sliced, rib-eye steak and smothered in American cheese. Grab one during Progressive Happy Hour from 2 to 7 p.m. for cheap domestic drafts and $5 select appetizers.

5. Tuesday used to be reserved for tacos, but Vincent Van Doughnut is adding sweets to the mix. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to close, take advantage of an unlimited, two-for-one deal on all of Vincent’s doughnuts. The maple and cinnamon topped with cayenne-candied bacon is a house favorite, but you can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla glazed.

6. Kalbi Taco Shack has a lot going on – affordable eats and great flavor combinations blend Mexican and Asian fare. Tacos are filling and easy on the wallet, but I love the banh mi and rice bowls, available for less than $9. Choose from Kalbi’s signature beef short rib, teriyaki chicken, sweet-and-spicy jackfruit and more. Sandwiches come with cilantro and aioli on crusty French bread, while bowls are topped with a fried egg and house-made chile sauce on the side.

Photos courtesy of Frankly on Cherokee and The Post Sports Bar

Kevin Korinek is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for making homemade pie.

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The Scoop: McArthur’s Bakery Café relocates in Kirkwood, revamps breakfast and lunch menus

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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McArthur’s Bakery Café will host the grand opening of its relocated Kirkwood cafe on Sept. 11 at 210 N. Kirkwood Road, a space formerly occupied by Amici’s Italian Restaurant. The new space features more seating and expanded breakfast and lunch menus.

“We have the traditional bakery and wanted to make it about the food with the cafe as well,” said owner Scott Rinaberger. “Here, we have more space to build out our food program.”

That food program will see breakfast sandwiches featuring fresh-cracked eggs with a choice of bacon, ham or sausage or the Tango sandwich that includes spicy chipotle sauce and jalapenos.

The lunch menu focuses on freshly made soups, salads and paninis served on McArthur’s house-baked bread. Ingredients like half-sour pickles make an appearance on the sweet-and-sour Cuban sandwich, as well as on the simple salami sandwich with Kenrick’s salami served on a baguette. The cafe will also use Intelligentsia Coffee for its espresso drinks. “We want to use high-end ingredients but take away the pretension,” said Ben Abel, executive director of food service.

The new location will seat 94 diners and also includes a separate room for private wedding cake consultations. Rinaberger, whose ownership group purchased McArthur’s in November 2014, said customers can still enjoy the same baked goods and breads customers have come to expect from the nearly 60-year-old establishment.

 

The Scoop: McArthur’s bakery transitions to new ownership

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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After 35 years operating McArthur’s Bakery, owner Randy McArthur has passed his apron on to new hands.

Live to Venture Holdings, owned by Scott and Sheila Rinaberger, purchased McArthur’s in early November, following the bakery’s year-long search for new ownership. McArthur was intent on finding someone with the talent, energy and capital to invest in his family’s legacy and move it into the future.

“Scott recognizes the solid reputation for high-quality products that McArthur’s is so well known for,” McArthur said. “I sensed his excitement and enthusiasm about moving the bakery into the future right from the start.”

Scott Rinaberger will work alongside Ben Abel, the bakery’s new director of operations, with a focus on updating McArthur’s image and renovating the facilities. The pair hopes to expand weekly cake production and is looking into online retail options. New updates to the menu, including more salad options and a children’s menu, are in the works for early 2015. The Rinabergers also own two franchised restaurants and a preschool in Chesterfield.

McArthur said he has taken steps to see that existing bakery employees, some of whom have been with company more than 20 years, will “remain in place with us after the sale.” He added that while he is happy to let go of the day-to-day demands of running a bakery, he will miss his longstanding customer relationships and the employees that contribute to the family atmosphere at McArthur’s. “I’m just excited for Scott and his team and all of my ex-employees,” he said. “They have the opportunity to take this family business and push it forward into the next generation.”

Rinaberger and his team welcome the opportunity. “It’s an incredibly humbling responsibility that we know we’re taking on,” Rinaberger said. “We understand and respect the legacy of McArthur’s, and we certainly won’t mess with that. We’ll just enhance it.”

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