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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Silver Ballroom Is Getting Pizza, Korean Street Food and More

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Chris Ward loves pizza. Melanie Meyer loves cooking. And they both love pinball. So what could be better than a venture that combines all three? The couple announced last night that they'll be launching food service at beloved Bevo Mill pinball bar the Silver Ballroom (4701 Morganford Road, 314-832-9223)....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How Jessie Mueller Came Back to Rise Coffee House

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Opening a coffee shop was never part of Jessie Mueller's plan. A teacher and aspiring social worker, she was simply out working on a community service project in the Grove with a classmate at Saint Louis University when they realized they needed a little caffeine pick-me-up. To their dismay,...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Plantain Girl Mandy Estrella Has Closed Alphateria at Alpha Brewing Co.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Chef Mandy Estrella has closed her Caribbean concept inside Tower Grove South's Alpha Brewing Co., Alphateria (4310 Fyler Avenue). Estrella, also known as Plantain Girl, had been embedded inside the one-year-old brewery, but a separate operation from it. She said the concept had been "very successful," but that the brewery...

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Prime 55, Soon to Open on Delmar, Aims to Be a Sexy, Upscale Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Orlando Watson and Tony Davis made their names in the music business, but their new venture, Prime 55, isn't a club. Nor is it, despite what the name might suggest, a steakhouse. Instead, Watson believes it will be something unusual for St. Louis: a black-owned restaurant with an adult,...

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Cocina Latina Brings a Taste of South America to the Central West End

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Cocina Latina (508 N Euclid Avenue, 314-696-2294) opened in late February in the former location of Silk Road Chinese, right next to Evangeline's. The Latin restaurant specializes in Peruvian, Cuban and Colombian cuisine. Owner Maritza Rios was born in Peru and moved to New York at seventeen. She moved...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Fancy New Aldi Opened in This Week Tower Grove South

Posted By on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

All of south city is pumped — because the brand-new Aldi (3865 Gravois Avenue, no phone) in Gravois Plaza has its grand opening today. Aldi's discount grocery stores have become cult favorites of bargain shoppers and hipsters across the nation for their low prices, cheap dupes of name-brand items and habit...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

La Bamba, Sister to El Burro Loco, to Open in Downtown St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 2:40 PM

El Burro Loco (313 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-224-5371) is getting ready to double the fun — the popular Mexican spot in the Central West End will be opening a second location within the next few weeks. And yes, that means more than 100 different margaritas, more than 370 tequilas and...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bill Cawthon of Frankly on Cherokee Is Cooking Up STL's Best Fish Fry

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Bill Cawthon was a sixteen-year-old kid, hanging out around the house and not doing much of anything, to the annoyance of his future brother-in-law. The situation so irked his friend that he offered the younger kid a job at the restaurant where he worked. Little did Cawthon know, that...

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Oaked Is Giving Soulard Something New: A Sophisticated Place to Drink (and Eat)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 7:06 AM

Oaked (1031 Lynch Street, 314-305-8647), the stunning new restaurant that opened in Soulard February 15, has its roots in a conversation among neighbors — and, fittingly, wine. Venessa Schwarz and her husband Christopher and Anne Cochran and her husband John live just four doors down from each other in...

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Pop-Up Indian Restaurant Babavaxi to Test Its Appeal in Gravois Park

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 6:28 AM

A new option for Indian food is popping up in south city — but how long it stays depends on the response it gets. Colleen Clawson, the chef and co-owner of Milque Toast Bar, will be opening Babaxavi at 3701 Jefferson on March 20. The pop-up eatery is named...

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