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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Grand Tavern by David Burke Is Now Open in Grand Center

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:31 AM

When the internationally recognized ESquared Hospitality Group approached its frequent collaborator, chef David Burke, about opening a restaurant in St. Louis, he was curious. When he saw the plans for the location, he was sold. "The location and the building had a lot to do with it," Burke says....

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New Drinkworks Home Bar Launching in St. Louis Is Like Keurig for Cocktails

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM

If you're like us here at the RFT, you probably enjoy a good cocktail, but your mixology abilities start and end with adding whiskey to Coca-Cola and raising your glass to Lemmy before drinking yourself into a stupor. And while there's nothing wrong with Mr. Kilmister's signature beverage, sometimes...

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For Kate Wagoner, Yellowbelly Is a Return to Her Roots

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM

In college, Kate Wagoner was well on her way to a lobbying career, studying political science and in need of only a few extra credits to complete her degree. During her junior year, she thought it would be fun to add a home-economic style class to her schedule. It...

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Clementine's Chocolate Coconut Fudge Is the Best New Vegan Ice Cream in the U.S.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Coming as no surprise to anyone who's ever tasted it, the chocolate coconut fudge at Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery (two locations, including 1637 South 18th Street, 858-6100) has just been named the best new vegan ice cream in the whole damn country. That's according to the National Ice...

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Sugarfire Smoke House Just Made the Best Sandwich in the World

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 8:26 AM

The winner of the 2018 Sandwich World Championship is straight out of St. Louis. David Molina, a chef at Sugarfire Smoke House (multiple locations, including 9200 Olive Blvd #114, Olivette; 314-997-2301), took first prize at this weekend's Sandwich World Championship for his "Cuban Reuben" — smoked ham, mustard, pulled...

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At the Chocolate Pig in Cortex, Decadent Desserts Are Only Part of the Menu

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Did you know a pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes? Well, the restaurateurs at the Chocolate Pig (4220 Duncan Ave, 314-272-3230) are fully aware of that fact — and they think if you stop in, your food orgasm might last even longer. The newly opened restaurant inside Cortex combines elevated...

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Friday, November 9, 2018

The Cut Has Closed After One Year Inside Cherokee's Fortune Teller Bar

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Chef Ari Jo Ellis has closed her sausage concept, the Cut (2635 Cherokee Street), after just over a year in business. The scoop comes from Sauce Magazine, which reports that Ellis wanted to focus on opening Morning Glory, the diner-style eatery she'll be opening in the former home of...

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Perfect Taste Adds Traditional Szechuan to the Loop's Dining Options

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 6:11 AM

New to the Loop, across the street from Meshuggah Cafe and Peacock Diner, is Perfect Taste (6310 Delmar Boulevard, University City), a restaurant serving classic Szechuan dishes. You can get Americanized favorites here, like sesame or orange chicken; they're listed on the last page of a very long menu...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar Sold Out in Minutes Thanks to You Filthy Drunks

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Aldi's hotly anticipated 2018 Wine Advent Calendar was released today to thirsty shoppers — and sold out in south city in less than ten minutes because you're all drunks who stood in line before going to work to buy 24 bottles of wine all at once, you dirty lushes....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Michael Wise Is at Home at Edibles & Essentials

Posted By on Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Michael Wise was exposed to the restaurant business from an early age — growing up in Florida as the son of a chef, it was an experience he could not avoid. Both parents were in the industry, and they even owned a few restaurants of their own. Of course,...

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