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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tricia Zimmer Ferguson of Kaldi's Coffee on Her Java-Fueled Youth and Commitment to Giving Back

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM

Tricia Zimmer Ferguson didn't set out to be in the coffee business, but looking back at her java-fueled youth, she realizes it was probably her destiny. "I have this picture from back when I was in high school with my now-husband, and we both have coffee cups in hand,"...

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Fuel Up for Cards Playoffs with White Castle-Style Sliders at Hi-Pointe Drive-In

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:28 AM

If you don't already have dinner plans before tonight's Cards game, Hi-Pointe Drive-In (multiple locations, including 1033 McCausland Avenue, 314-349-2720) has a worthy suggestion. To celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals current fight for the pennant in the National League Championship Series, the restaurant will be offering its take on everyone's...

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Boathouse Chef Jack MacMurray to Compete at World Food Championships

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM

The eighth-annual World Food Championships (WFC) will return to Dallas, Texas from October 16 to 20 — and this year, a local chef will be among the many competitors. More than 1,500 professional chefs from 40-plus states and 15 countries will go head to head at the competition, battling it...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

First Look: Knockout BBQ Opens Today on South Grand

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 2:25 PM

David and Kara Bailey's latest concept is about to bring a new punch of flavor to South Grand. Knockout BBQ (3150 South Grand Avenue) debuts today in a shared space with Rooster, one of the couple's six St. Louis restaurant concepts. The menu draws from a range of regional barbecue...

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Herbie's, Kingside Diner Pledge 25 Percent of Today's Sales to Pedal the Cause

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:10 AM

Whether you're in the mood for classic diner food at Kingside Diner (multiple locations, including 4651 Maryland Avenue) or cocktails and bistro fare at Herbie's (8100 Maryland Avenue, Clayton), dining at either (or both!) today guarantees at least a portion of your bill will go toward a good cause....

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Dough Joe's Brings Breakfast for Dinner to Alpha Brewing Tomorrow

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:05 AM

St. Louis is known for many quality eats, but one department we admittedly lack in is good bagels (and don't even get us started on the "St. Louis-style bagel slice"). Fortunately, pioneering St. Louisan Joe Orf of Dough Joe's Saint Louis is changing that. This Friday, you can get...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Chefs Ben Grupe and Nate Hereford Teaming Up for Collaboration Dinner

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Next weekend, two celebrated St. Louis chefs are teaming up for one special dinner. That's right: On Sunday, October 20, chefs Ben Grupe and Nate Hereford will come together at In the Barn at Dave Stine’s Farm, a collaboration dinner being held at woodworker David Stine and Stephanie Abbajay’s...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Taste Executive Chef Matt Wynn on His Evolution as a Chef and Why Truffle Oil is Banned in His Kitchen

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 6:05 AM

Matt Wynn recalls being utterly confused when the person on the phone from Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak Foxwoods asked him to bring a knife roll and chef whites to his internship. A business school student, he'd assumed he was going to be working in the front of the house at...

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Be Human STL and Local Restaurants are Raising Funds for Immigrants

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM

During the month of November, nine St. Louis-area restaurants, bars and businesses will pledge to donate up to 5 percent of proceeds to two non-profits through community activism group Be Human, STL. Tatyana Telnikova, the owner of HandleBar (4127 Manchester Avenue, 314-652-2212) in the Grove, is the founder of Be...

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Outstanding in the Field Returns to St. Louis with Vicia's Michael Gallina

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

On Tuesday, October 8, for one afternoon only, a unique dining experience will visit the St. Louis area. Outstanding in the Field (OITF) is a traveling restaurant that stages multi-course communal dinners across the United States and in certain European locales. OITF moves from city to city, collaborating with local...

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