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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 10 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 β€” 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 β€” 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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Monday, December 28, 2020

The Best and Worst of St. Louis' Dining Scene in 2020

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 6:15 AM

In a year defined by upheaval, it’s impossible to understate the earth-shattering chaos and uncertainty rained down on the hospitality world thanks to COVID-19. Ask any server, chef, bartender, prep-cook, valet, restaurateur or anyone else in the business where they were that fateful second weekend in March, and the...

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Night Fire Lights Up The Buttery Diner on South Grand

Posted By on Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 9:16 PM

It has been a terrible month for classic St. Louis restaurants and now it seems we must add the Buttery (3659 South Grand Boulevard, 314-771-4443) to the injured list. The St. Louis Fire Department responded to a call at about 6 p.m. Christmas night reporting that fire was showing...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Narwhal's Team to Open Loaded: Elevated Nachos in St. Charles Early Next Year

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 7:23 AM

Exciting news for fans of all things nacho: Loaded: Elevated Nachos (1450 Beale Street, Suite 130, St. Charles; 636-202-0841), a new restaurant dedicated entirely to the crispy tortilla triangle, will open early next year in St. Charles. Loaded is the brainchild of business partners and friends Brandon Holzhueter...

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