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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Clementine's Is Now Scooping Up Asparagus Ice Cream — Yes, Really

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 10:10 AM

If Good Morning America's Michael Strahan wasn't ready for barbecue ice cream from Clementine's Creamery, just wait 'til he gets a load of the asparagus and quinoa version. The St. Louis-based ice cream company — formal name: Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery (two locations, including 1637 S. 18th Street,...

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Yelp's 'Northside Spotlight' Is Utterly Pathetic

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 7:07 AM

Let's get one thing out of the way before we start talking smack: Not one publication — and we mean not even one — does a great job of covering St. Louis' north side. And we're not even doing our usual kvetching about national publications and their clueless depictions...

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The New U.S. Pizza Museum Has Provel — and St. Louis-Style Pizza — Covered

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:11 AM

The first thing you probably want to know about the U.S. Pizza Museum, which opened last Friday in Chicago, is if it’s truly national, or if it’s just a propaganda tool for deep dish. The subtext is: Does this museum recognize other styles of pizza, like, say, St. Louis?...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Gerard Craft's Cinder House, Soon to Open at the Four Seasons, Gives a Sneak Peek

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:30 AM

The new restaurant Cinder House (999 N. 2nd Street, 314-881-5759) from acclaimed St. Louis chef and restaurateur Gerard Craft is expected to open August 29 on the top floor of the Four Seasons Hotel downtown. The South American concept is one close to Craft's heart: He grew up on...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ron Buechele's Picks for the Best Barbecue in St. Louis — and What to Order

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM

Ron Buechele knows the exact moment he decided to close Capitalist Pig (2727 S. 12th Street, 314-772-1180) and rejoin the St. Louis County Police Department after a twelve-year hiatus. He had gone down to headquarters to take care of some personal business, but the second he walked through the...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Pho Long's New Shaw Location Is Serving Vietnamese Classics

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:29 AM

Pho Long (2245 South Grand Blvd., 314-833-4333) Vietnamese restaurant opened its second location on South Grand, in the space previously home to the Garden on Grand. Owners Thuan Kieu and wife Anh Pham, along with chef Phuong Nguyen, decided years ago to expand from their original location at 8627...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Share Sweet Brings Yummy Treats — and More — to Olivette

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:02 AM

A small letter board on the back wall of Share Sweet (9628 Olive Boulevard, Olivette; 314-279-1350) urges you to “Try something amazing.” There’s a good chance you’ll feel like you’ve done just that after sampling some of the Asian desserts and sweet teas served at this cheerful spot. Located...

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1957 Fire Truck, Old Blueprint Mission, Is Now a Nonprofit Food Truck

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Beginning this week, you might see smoke coming from a St. Louis-area fire truck, rather than just the burning building it’s next to. That’s because local philanthropist Geoff Mees has fixed up a 1957 fire truck and is taking it around to events to serve up barbecue and cheer....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Balkan Treat Box to Open Restaurant in Webster Groves

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Balkan Treat Box is getting a brick-and-mortar home in Webster Groves. The acclaimed food truck, which has been named to numerous "best restaurant" lists despite not actually being a restaurant, says it will open this fall at 8103 Big Bend Boulevard, the former home of Stratton's Cafe. It will...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DeRienzo's Pizza Is Bringing Back St. Louis Pizza History

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Joe and Ada DeRienzo opened the original DeRienzo's Pizza and Pub (1267 Jungermann Road, 636-317-1034) on Virginia Avenue in south city in 1961. Now their son Tim and his wife, Amy, have brought the family pizza joint back, with a restaurant in St. Peters that honors its traditional recipes....

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