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Friday, February 16, 2018

6 Fish Fries in St. Louis to Try This Lent

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:28 AM

So what if it feels like the dead of winter? Lent began this week, and while Ash Wednesday always makes us reflect on what we're giving up, Fridays have a different effect. In this convivial, Catholic city, Friday isn't just about giving up meat — it's also about the...

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Brick River Cider Co., St. Louis' First Ciderworks, Opens Today

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:16 AM

At Brick River Cider Co. (2000 Washington Boulevard), the new ciderworks that opens today in Downtown West, you can get a beer and a burger, a glass of wine and a New York strip. You can even get a Jack and Coke, if you're so inclined. But if you're...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

St. Louis Restaurants Clean Up on James Beard Semi-Finalist Nods

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Vicia could be a big, big winner in this year's biggest food awards — the Central West End restaurant is a semi-finalist in the James Beard Foundation's best new restaurant category. For the record: That's best new restaurant in the nation — putting Michael and Tara Gallina's eatery in extremely...

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At St. Francis Assisi's Valentine's Day Fish Fry, God and Cod Were on the Menu

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:31 AM

On Valentine's Day, many people indulge in expensive steak dinners and multiple bottles of wine, all in the name of romance. But this year, local Catholics spent the high-pressure date night in a completely different fashion: practicing abstinence. That's what happens when Ash Wednesday shares the date with Cupid's...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

St. Louis Aldis Are Getting Redesigned — and We Take You Inside

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM

All the Aldi grocery store locations in the St. Louis are getting a makeover thanks to a $39 million renovation project. The grocery store chain is a cult favorite, with customers constantly talking it up as the cheaper, off-brand version of its sister store, Trader Joe's. But unlike Trader Joe's,...

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St . Louis Chef Appears on Guy's Grocery Games

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:34 AM

Chloe Yates has never been to culinary school. In fact, the St. Louis chef's background is in the medical field. But when she got a call to be on Flavortown Mayor Guy Fieri's show Guy's Grocery Games, she could not say no. "I thought my boss was calling me,...

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For Thomas Futrell, Polite Society Is Exactly Where He Wants to Be

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:10 AM

Thomas Futrell still isn't sure whether his parents were conspiring to get him to become a chef or just trying to keep him occupied when they suggested he pass some time in culinary school. "In hindsight, I'd say they were nudging me," Futrell muses. "However, in this industry I...

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Vernon's BBQ Has Closed

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 6:55 AM

The University City barbecue shack that RFT readers chose as the city's most underrated has closed its doors. Vernon's BBQ (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227) first opened its doors in November 2012. Located just a few blocks north of the Loop, the unassuming location served up top-notch barbecue, in...

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Nixta Will Offer Sunday Brunch, Starting This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:18 PM

If you've been dying to get in to Nixta (1621 Tower Grove Avenue, 314-899-9000), there's a new option for that — the hotter-than-hot Latin eatery plans to begin brunch on Sundays. Best of all: It kicks off this very Sunday, with hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ben...

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Pi Pizzeria Seeking New Space to Replace Kirkwood Restaurant

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Pi Pizzeria (10935 Manchester Road, Kirkwood; 314-966-8080) needs a new home in the Kirkwood area — pronto. The St. Louis-based pizza chain posted on social media yesterday that its longtime location in the mid-county suburb was being sold for redevelopment. Its employee parking lot has already been lost to...

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