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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

St. Louis Is Once Again Up For Best Beer City in the Country in USA Today Poll

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:24 PM

St. Louisans may have a self-deprecating sense of pride when it comes to our fair city (tops in STDs! highest murder rate!), but in the case of our outstanding beer scene, there's no irony in our affection. We make great beer — always have — and will put our...

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Business Is Heating Up for St. Louis' Anderson & Son Pepper Co.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Joel Anderson can pinpoint the exact moment he developed his passion for spicy food. The incident happened when he was about nine years old and came courtesy of his grandmother — even though she had no intention of sparking his interest in such an intense fashion. "My grandma put...

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Monday, February 22, 2021

BEAST Butcher & Block Launches Sandwich Pop-Up in the Grove

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Big changes are underway — at least for now — at the acclaimed Grove barbecue restaurant BEAST Butcher & Block (4156 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-6003). Over the weekend, owners David and Meggan Sandusky announced that they are temporarily suspending their barbecue operations and pivoting to a sandwich pop-up, which will...

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Flavortown Hits St. Louis With the Arrival of Guy Fieri’s Ghost Kitchen

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 2:10 PM

If you’ve always wanted to have Guy Fieri’s outrageous concoctions delivered straight to your door then all of your dreams have just come true. The Food Network personality/restaurateur/style victim/actually good guy is launching Flavortown Kitchen in select cities across the United States, and St. Louis is one of the...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Schlafly Beer's Stout and Oyster Festival to Return in Socially Distanced Fashion

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 7:33 AM

Last year at this time, Schlafly Beer was in the final stages of prepping for its annual Stout and Oyster Festival when all pandemic hell broke loose. Restaurants closed, the city shut down, and the brewery was left with no other choice but to cancel its popular event. A...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ruma's Deli Customers Launch Grassroots Pay-It-Forward Effort to Feed the Hungry

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 2:46 PM

Dana Bannister was going about her usual business of running her St. Charles location of Ruma's Deli (1500 Elm Street, St. Charles; 636-757-3991) when one of her friends approached her with an idea to help those in need. The concept was simple: Customers would pay for meals, post the...

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St. Louis Parishes Gear Up for a Fish-Fry Season Like No Other

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:51 AM

This time last year, Monica Hunyar was up to her neck in cod — or at least it felt that way. As with any fish-fry season at the Epiphany of Our Lord parish in south St. Louis, Hunyar was hard at work months before the first one of the...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

DoorDash Defends Charging Customers Extra $1 'St. Louis Fee'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 2:36 PM

DoorDash customers ordering from St. Louis City establishments are finding a new line-item on their receipts: A $1 "St. Louis Fee." In an emailed statement, a DoorDash spokeswoman acknowledged the extra charge is "not ideal," but said it was necessary to keep drivers paid amid "pricing regulations" recently passed...

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Recipe: It's a Frozen Wasteland Out There St. Louis, Let's Make Some Chili

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 2:15 PM

If you haven't looked outside today (or had one of your pipes explode and fill your house with water) you might be presently unaware, but it's currently a bitterly cold, frozen wasteland all across the bi-state area. And, for some of us, that can mean only one thing: It's...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Food & Wine Crowns the Donut Stop the Best Doughnut Shop in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 6:20 AM

In most situations, referring to your creations as "globs" is a bad thing. In the case of the Donut Stop, those globs will gain you not only a loyal following but a nod in Food & Wine. The prestigious publication has crowned the south St. Louis County doughnut mainstay...

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