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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

St. Louis Is One of the Top Coffee Cities in the Nation, Says Rent.Com

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM

If St. Louis' changing leaves and brisk temperatures have you seeking out the comfort of a hot cup of joe, rest assured that you search is likely to yield success. That's because the Gateway City is among the top-ten coffee cities in the country, according to the site...

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Chef Heidi Hamamura Aims to Bring Home the Gold at the World Food Championships Next Month

Posted By on Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 11:01 AM

If you've been fortunate enough to score one of Heidi Hamamura's outrageously delicious sushi platters over the past year, you know she should win all the awards for her skills. Next week, she's looking to make that official as she represents St. Louis in the World Food Championships...

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Chef Ben Welch Represents St. Louis at Bayhaven Food & Wine Festival This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:47 AM

This weekend St. Louis will be represented by one of its top chefs at an important event celebrating Black foodways when Ben Welch shares his talents at the inaugural Bayhaven Food & Wine Festival. The event, which will take place this Friday through Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina,...

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Rockwell Beer Garden in Francis Park Opens Today

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 10:44 AM

Today is the day beer lovers — and really anyone who enjoys imbibing and snacking outdoors — has been waiting for. Rockwell Beer Company's Francis Park beer garden opens today, featuring pizzas, snacks, beverages and, most importantly, a lovely spot for enjoying one of the city's most beloved outdoor venues....

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St. Louis Blues Introduce New Spots To Grab A Bite During Game Time

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 10:42 AM

With the St. Louis Blues home opener set for tomorrow, you may be planning on just what you’ll do when your stomach starts to grumble during the second intermission of the game. Luckily, your options have gotten a lot wider this season — and a lot of them are...

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Royale Gets 'House of Horrors' Halloween Makeover

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 2:43 PM

The courtyard at the Royale (3132 South Kingshighway, 314-772-3600) has always been one of its best features. The Tower Grove South restaurant and bar is popular with south siders because of its great food and friendly atmosphere, but its courtyard is where the party happens. Each summer you can...

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Sureste Méxican Is Now Serving Yucatán Cuisine at City Foundry

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 7:05 AM

For several years, chef Alex Henry has been interspersing the menus of the restaurants he's worked at with tastes of his native Yucatán Peninsula. Now, he is stepping out on his own with Sureste Méxican (3730 Foundry Way), an entire restaurant dedicated to the vibrant cuisine, which opened...

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St. Louis Standards: Al's Restaurant Carries On the Riverfront's Legacy

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM

When Pam Neal looks back at the old photographs from when her grandparents opened Al’s Restaurant (1200 North 1st Street, 314-421-6399), she is overwhelmed by just how different the riverfront was in those days. Back then, in 1925, you could find as many horses as people on the...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Chicken Scratch, by Acclaimed Chef Nate Hereford, Opens Today at City Foundry

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 9:25 AM

For years, chef Nate Herford has worked in fine-dining kitchens, putting together elegant, cerebral dishes of what he describes as "tweezer food." Now, he's excited to veer from that path with his new fast-casual rotisserie chicken eatery, Chicken Scratch (3700 Forest Park Avenue), which opens today in the Food...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Balkan Treat Box Introduces Dinner Series Featuring "Secret Weapon" Jen Garcia Barrs

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 8:58 AM

For two years, Jennifer Garcia Barrs has been working alongside Loryn and Edo Nalic at Balkan Treat Box (8103 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves; 314-733-5700), making herself indispensable as their right-hand woman on everything from daily cooking to research and development. Now, she is stepping into the forefront...

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