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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mission Taco Joint Launches Ghost Kitchen of Milagro Modern Mexican Favorites

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Milagro Modern Mexican may have closed its doors in 2018, but fans of the innovative Webster Groves restaurant never fully let go. That became evident to chef Jason Tilford when he saw a recent social media post asking people to describe their favorite food experiences. "A friend posted on...

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Vegan Deli & Butcher Is Suddenly Closed After Successful 'Taco Hell' Pop-Up

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 10:57 AM

This past weekend, lines estimated at nearly a quarter-mile long snaked around the grounds outside the Vegan Deli & Butcher (524 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-757-3349), as eager patrons waited for plant-based versions of their Taco Bell favorites. Then-chef Chris Bertke had spent the week prior preparing for...

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Matt Ratz of UKRAFT Pushes Through Pandemic With New Downtown Location

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Since opening the first brick and mortar location of UKRAFT (multiple locations including 8182 Maryland Avenue, Suite 100, Clayton; 314-571-9196) in Clayton's Regions Centre office building a year and a half ago, Matt Ratz has gotten to know the people in the building. More than regulars, they became acquaintances,...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tempus Is One of 10 Best New Restaurants in the Country, Says USA Today

Posted By on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 3:24 PM

The St. Louis food scene is in the national spotlight again, thanks to Ben Grupe and his talented team. The acclaimed chef's restaurant, Tempus (4370 Manchester Avenue, 314-349-2878), has been named one of the ten best new restaurants in the United States by USA Today readers. The nod, which...

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DD Mau's Julie Truong Wants to See Your Face — Even Masked

Posted By on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 6:15 AM

Julie Truong feels fortunate. Though things haven't exactly been easy, business at her Maryland Heights restaurant, DD Mau (11982 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-942-2300), has been relatively steady since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the St. Louis area last March. Granted, she's had to make some serious adjustments, like closing...

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Monday, January 11, 2021

St. Louis' Vegan Deli & Butcher to Host Taco Bell Pop-Up This Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 8:15 AM

Vegan fans of the Bell have reason to celebrate this weekend, thanks to the Vegan Deli & Butcher (524 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-757-3349): The St. Charles plant-based eatery is hosting "Taco Hell," a vegan-friendly Taco Bell pop-up coming this Saturday and Sunday, featuring favorites from the border...

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Stellar Hog Closes South St. Louis Location Indefinitely

Posted By on Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Not a week into the new year, any hopes that 2021 will be better for St. Louis restaurants have been dashed in the form of some sad news for barbecue fans: The Stellar Hog (5623 Leona Street, 314-481-8448) is closing its Holly Hills location indefinitely. The restaurant announced the...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Bellwether's Brittany Van Hook Graduated to Her Dream Career

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 6:15 AM

Brittany Van Hook remembers the moment she realized she wanted to change her career path from teaching to hospitality. An aspiring Spanish teacher, Van Hook was at work one day when it hit her that she'd had enough. "I was sitting in the student-teacher lounge, surrounded by all of...

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Monday, January 4, 2021

St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: December 2020

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 1:04 PM

As this hellscape of a year drew to a close, the pandemic-related misery in the hospitality business remained brutally apparent in the form of several iconic closures. Eat-Rite, Mangia Italiano, Missouri Bar & Grill — it's difficult to imagine the St. Louis dining landscape without these storied spaces. Their...

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

With Drink314, Jordan Palmer Aims to Distill St. Louis' Craft Beer and Spirits Scene

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 7:10 AM

Jordan Palmer vividly remembers the moment he realized his passion for craft beer. It was the late 1990s, and a high school friend introduced him to the now-defunct Six Row Brewing Company in which he was an investor. Until that point, Palmer admits his beer experience centered mostly on...

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