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Friday, January 18, 2019

Foo Fighters Album Found in Clearance Bin of St. Louis Aldi

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:18 PM

People love Aldi. The discount grocery chain sells everything from frozen foods to pajamas and its seasonal offerings (like a wine advent calendar) sell out in seconds. As fans of Aldi are always quick to point out: Aldi and Trader Joe’s are cousin companies, Aldi just doesn’t have the pretty...

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You Need to Tip Your Delivery Driver Like a MF During a Snowstorm

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM

Pizza delivery drivers have always been the true heroes of any snow storm. And now we can add drivers for Postmates, DoorDash and Grubhub to the long list of people who will bring you things right to your door to keep you fed and happy when you’re stuck at...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

808 Maison Returns French Food — and Fine Dining — to Soulard

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 6:16 AM

Soulard is one of the oldest French settlements in the city, so it’s only fitting that the neighborhood’s newest restaurant is serving up traditional French fare. 808 Maison (808 Geyer Avenue, 594-4505) is a new concept from the owners of Mollys in Soulard. The neighborhood has long been a...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

How Perennial City's Beth Grollmes-Kiefer Became Queen of the Compost

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 6:38 AM

When Beth Grollmes-Kiefer thinks back on her path to owning her own composting business and farm, she can't help but laugh at how unexpected life can be. "I was never someone who said, 'All I want to do is farm,'" Grollmes-Kiefer says. "If you would have asked sixteen-year-old me,...

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

City Foundry STL Food Hall Lineup Includes Rising Stars in the St. Louis Scene

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 12:11 PM

The food hall at the City Foundry project is taking shape — and has signed an all-star team. Among the luminaries announced by the Midtown development project for its STL Food Hall this morning are Samantha Mitchell, formerly the chef of the Libertine and acclaimed for her food truck...

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Union 30 Offers Elegant Dining at Downtown's Striking New Hotel St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Following a $68 million renovation, the former Union Trust Building designed by famous architect Louis Sullivan is in the first weeks of housing a new inhabitant — Hotel St. Louis. Constructed between 1890 to 1892, the luxury hotel now features a restaurant, Union 30 (705 Olive St., 314-241-4300), adjacent to...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sultan Mediterranean Cuisine Opens This Weekend in the Grove

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:55 AM

On Saturday, a new restaurant with a new kind of cooking for St. Louis will open its doors in the Grove — Sultan Mediterranean Cuisine (4200 Manchester Avenue). Founded by a pair of Kurdish immigrants, the full-service eatery will feature dishes unique to that region of Iraq, as well...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

How Tom Halaska Got Sober, Got a New Job and Started a Movement

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM

Several things about going public with his sobriety surprised Tom Halaska — how supportive his friends were, how respectful people in the industry were to his choice. But perhaps the biggest shock was just how little ribbing he took. "I got teased a lot less than I thought I...

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Monday, January 7, 2019

St. Louis' Second-Annual VegFest Is Happening This October

Posted By on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:03 AM

When organizers announced the first-ever St. Louis VegFest last summer, they expected a "roaring success." They certainly got just that when 7,000 vegans and vegan-friendlies descended on the World's Fair Pavilion to enjoy the festivities — a number that far exceeded their anticipated attendance. Building upon last August's success,...

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Three Kings Nominated as Best Airport Bar in the Country for USA Today

Posted By on Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 1:05 PM

A double Bloody Mary at 6 a.m. is a double Bloody Mary at 6 a.m. — or so you'd think. For more discerning airport bar-goers, however, there is a clear distinction between a passable and a great airport bar. St. Louis' own Three Kings Public House has been...

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