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Relish August 2012

Mortadellas and Goodfellas: The Return of Viviano's Sandwich Counter

Some people like to go to Six Flags. There are many fun things to do there, goes the conventional scuttlebutt, we hear. Well, if you want to drive out to Eureka and get tossed around like a beach b... more »

Aug 30, 2012 2:38 PM Dining

Ask George: "What's Your Favorite Ethnic Restaurant in St. Louis?"

Ask George: What's your favorite ethnic restaurant in St. Louis? Jason R, U City, Mo Since Jason and I are friends, in normal conversation I'd rail on him for asking such a general question and... more »

Aug 30, 2012 2:38 PM Dining

August's Ins, Outs, and Almosts (Revised)

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and more more »

Aug 30, 2012 2:38 PM Dining

Enjoying Sushi 101 (Part Two)

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of of Dave Lowry's four-part series on sushi. The other three parts are here and here and here When you’re ready to really dig in, consider or... more »

Aug 30, 2012 2:38 PM Dining

All Sugar, No Guilt: Kids’ Dessert Art Inspires

Seventh graders create modern art inspired by all things sweet more »

Aug 28, 2012 2:26 PM Dining

Maintain the Mozz: A Kickstarter for Marcoot Jersey Creamery

When local food and wine enthusiast Jeff Lehman recommends something, we listen. Recently, he brought Marcoot Creamery’s Kickstarter campaign to our attention. Lehman singled out Marcoot’s award-... more »

Aug 27, 2012 11:25 AM Dining

La Dolce Via Announces La Morte: Cafe/Bakery to Close 1/1/2013 (Updated)

In a note sent yesterday to those on its email list, beloved bakery/cafe La Dolce Via announced that 2012 will be its final year in business. The contents of that email as follows:   "Dear Cus... more »

Aug 27, 2012 7:20 AM Dining

Gifts from the Gods: Angel Baked Cookies

The secret recipe at Angel Baked Cookies is prayer. Individually wrapped, the cookies or “halos” are available in a few locations , including Local Harvest and Maude’s Markets , SLU, Wash U, ... more »

Aug 23, 2012 3:35 PM Dining

UCP Heartland Wing Ding and More Wing Things

One of the better publicized food events in town--the second running of the UCP Heartland Wing Ding --is being held Thursday night, August 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greensfelder Complex at Queen... more »

Aug 22, 2012 9:45 PM Dining

No Drips Allowed: Kaldi's Reinvents the Cafe, Again (Part Two)

Editor's Nore: This is the second of a two-part series on the changes afoot at Kaldi's Coffee. For part one, buzz on over here . This week, Kaldi's co-owner Tyler Zimmer is headed back to So... more »

Aug 21, 2012 1:35 PM Dining

Tucci & Fresta's Officially Becomes a Pasta House Co. Tomorrow

Kim Tucci admitted it was a risk, but one he felt very confident about. We are referring, of course, to the departure from his tried and true  The Pasta House Co . concept to wade in the waters ... more »

Aug 21, 2012 1:00 PM Dining

No Drips Allowed: Kaldi's Reinvents the Cafe, Again (Part One)

Editor's Note: This week, Byron Kerman investigates the recent changes at Kaldi's coffee and discovered so many that his article will appear in two segments. Part one is below; part two will appea... more »

Aug 20, 2012 4:30 PM Dining

Evan Benn is New Food/Dining Critic at the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Evan Benn to replace Joe Bonwich as Dining Critic for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Benn's first restaurant review will be published Sept 7, 2012. more »

Aug 18, 2012 7:30 PM Dining

SLM's Top Ten Reasons to Participate In Downtown Restaurant Week

Even though "Restaurant Week" began 20 years ago in New York City and has spread to many other US cities since, the term only entered the local vernacular within the last few years. The local itera... more »

Aug 18, 2012 5:10 PM Dining

High (on the hog) Hopes for Nose to Tail Dinner at Farmhaus

Ah,  Farmhaus . There are a lot of laid-back restaurants in this city, but few that pull off that vibe while also executing near flawlessly on a daily basis. Few chefs are as serious about the seas... more »

Aug 18, 2012 3:05 PM Dining

All You Need to Know About Food Journals

With the selection of popular food magazines in decline (RIP, Gourmet ), it’s encouraging to see the continued crossover appeal of food journals Gastronomica and The Art of Eating , as well as ... more »

Aug 16, 2012 1:12 PM Dining

Big Bellies & Bursting Bosoms: The Beer Belly and The Wine Rack

If you thought those flasks made to look like pairs of binoculars for sneaking booze into the stadium were stealthy, welcome to Stealth 2.0, courtesy of the Beer Belly and the Wine Rack . Coo... more »

Aug 16, 2012 1:12 PM Dining

Enjoying Sushi 101 (Part One)

Editor's Note: The following is Part One in Dave Lowry's four part series on sushi. In addition to being SLM's lead dining critic, Lowry is the author of "The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi."  Port... more »

Aug 16, 2012 1:12 PM Dining

Our Top Ten Food Films

A list of our Top Ten Food Films (through July of 2012). more »

Aug 15, 2012 5:09 PM Dining

Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Kinder's Restaurant: Located "On And Sometimes In The Mississippi"

This stop on the Golden Eagle Ferry's Illinois landing will keep you coming back for more. more »

Aug 14, 2012 3:26 PM Dining