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Friday, August 7, 2020

Earthbound Debuts Blushing Cowboy Gose, Fresh Off Its New Canning Line

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Ordinarily, we’d use this weekly space to tell you about the release of a specific beer or spirit, tied to a regional brewer or distiller. And we’ll still do that, in terms of mentioning Blushing Cowboy, a 6% ABV strawberry gose from Earthbound Beer (2724 Cherokee Street, 314-769-9576), which...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

St. Louis Sommeliers Adapt to a Changing Landscape Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 4:49 PM

Juliette Dottle has caught herself more than a few times listening in on the conversations of fellow customers in the grocery store wine aisle. Until this spring, Dottle was a sommelier at Vicia, spending her working life going from table to table curating beverage selections for the guests at...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Yolklore's Brandon Summit Seizes Moments for Hospitality

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 8:32 AM

As early as age eight, Brandon Summit was drawn to cooking and serving people — not simply for the artistry of the craft, but mainly because he was motivated by hospitality. "Even at a young age, I enjoyed cooking quite a bit, and I have a very hospitable nature,"...

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Friday, July 31, 2020

St. Louis' Switchgrass Spirits Distillery Debuts a New Rye Offering

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 2:15 PM

The last time we checked in with Switchgrass Spirits, not quite two months ago, the upstart local distillery was releasing a young bourbon called First Batch. It was created in a smaller amount, as a way to continue introducing folks to their name, but also because the product was...

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings July 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:55 AM

If you want a window into the abject hell COVID-19 has wreaked upon the food and beverage industry, consider 9 Mile Garden. Perhaps the highest profile — or at least most exciting — opening of the year, the food truck park opened with much fanfare on July 3rd as...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

9 Mile Garden Food Truck Park Closing in an Effort to Combat COVID-19

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 10:51 AM

9 Mile Garden, the Affton food truck park and outdoor entertainment destination that opened on July 3, is temporarily shutting down this Friday. The venue cites new health and safety regulations set forth by St. Louis County, as well as its desire to support community efforts to combat COVID-19,...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lion's Choice and Nudo House Partner for the King Beef Ramen

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Two St. Louis culinary heavyweights have teamed up this week to bring us a steaming bowl of STL: The Lion's Choice-Nudo House King Beef Ramen. The King Beef Ramen is a collaboration between Lion's Choice, the beloved hometown roast beef chain, and Nudo House, the already-an-institution ramen restaurant. As...

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Chef Mike Risk Is Busy as a Bee During COVID-19

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 6:15 AM

In mid-March, when the restaurant community ground to a halt and hospitality workers across the country found themselves idled, the Clover and the Bee's (100 W. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-942-1216) Mike Risk found himself busier than ever as he tried to navigate the chaos thrust upon his businesses...

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The Royale, Pie Guy, Urban Chestnut Midtown All Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Three bona fide institutions in St. Louis' food and drink scene have announced today that they will be temporarily closing for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pie Guy Pizza, the Royale and Urban Chestnut all announced the closures today through social media. In a post to Facebook, Royale...

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Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today in St. Louis and Beyond

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 1:26 PM

Black Restaurant Week kicks off today and there’s never been a better time to support your favorite Black-owned restaurant in St. Louis. Restaurants are struggling during the pandemic and many are doing all they can just to stay alive. It’s so important that we support the restaurants that we...

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