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Relish June 2012

The Clinkety-Clink of the Ladue Market

The best place to get ice in St. Louis may just be the Ladue Market, home of the perfectly-square, perfectly clear ice cubes from Kold-Draft. more »

Jun 30, 2012 5:40 PM Dining

Backdoor Harvest Will Plan and Build Your Garden--Or Your Apiary

Marsha Giambalvo, co-founder of Backdoor Harvest —a local company that helps people plan, build, maintain, and harvest gardens—is so dedicated to her bees that when one stung her during a demonstr... more »

Jun 29, 2012 2:31 PM Dining

More Craft Beer: Excel Bottling Gets Into the Act with a Classy, Glassy Twist

Could anything be more old-fashioned than buying your pure-cane soda-pop from a family-owned small bottler, drinking it, and returning the bottles to the same building for a deposit? Breese, Illino... more »

Jun 29, 2012 2:20 PM Dining

The Airgarten is Next to the Biergarten: Vin de Set Goes Aeroponic

Paul and Wendy Hamilton, owners of Vin de Set restaurant in St. Louis are installing rooftop aeroponic gardens. The long-term plan is to provide "locally-grown" herbs and vegetables for the restaurant's use. more »

Jun 27, 2012 1:03 PM Dining

Let Them Eat (and Drink) Art, in Maplewood on July 13

Mark your calendars for one of the more innovative events of the year: Let Them Eat Art takes place on the streets of Maplewood from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 13. It's basically a street fair with food... more »

Jun 27, 2012 11:00 AM Dining

June's Ins, Outs, and Almosts

Restaurants in St. Louis that have closed, opened, or are coming soon for the month of June 2012. more »

Jun 26, 2012 3:00 PM Dining

The Gabriele Brothers To Debut Fast Casual Restaurant: Cini Italian Chow

Frank and Carmelo Gabriele, sons of Giovanni Gabriele of Giovanni's on the Hill, will debut a fast-casual restaurant in St. Louis called Cini Italian Chow. more »

Jun 24, 2012 9:50 AM Dining

Long Faces: Land of Smile Closing June 24

If that "Open" sign at The Land of Smile in Olivette (at left) appears to be fading...well, it is. Owner Joe Nanthavong will close the doors to his Thai restaurant after service tomorrow (June 24... more »

Jun 23, 2012 10:05 PM Dining

BBQ Food Truck Owner, Employee Killed in Accident: Cliff Collins and Moe Davis, RIP

Cliff Collins, owner of St. Louis popular Barnyard Kitcjen food truck, and Elmo "Moe" Davis, a part-time employee, were killed in a car accident in Mississippi on Monday, June 18, 2012. more »

Jun 23, 2012 5:30 PM Dining

The Invisible Minority: Mexican Kitchen Workers Are Ubiquitous But Unheralded

For many St. Louisans, this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards disappointed because beloved local chef Gerard Craft lost the Best Chef Award for the Midwest to Tory Miller from L’Etoile, in Madis... more »

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining

Photographs by Greg Rannells and Kevin A. Roberts

Ask George: What's On Your List Of "Great Restaurants That People Forget About?"

Dining editor George Mahe shares his list of restaurants that deserve more attention. more »

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining

The Current Number of Ice Cream Sandwich Flavors at Colleen's Cookies Is...A Whopping 14

Summertime is ice cream time, but why settle for simple ice cream when you can have a homemade ice cream sandwich...from Colleen's Cookies in University City? You may remember their genesis : em... more »

Jun 21, 2012 11:33 AM Dining

The Bacon Revolution Continues at Miss M’s Candy Boutique in the Delmar Loop

If you thought the bacon revolution was over, maybe you don’t like bacon enough. That’s because the bacon renaissance or whatever you wanna call it is really more like a primal, carnivorous impulse... more »

Jun 20, 2012 4:00 PM Dining

Robust Poised For Growth: Gregg Doyle Hired As New Director Of Operations

"This may be the best move we've made yet," commented Arlene Maminta Browne, co-owner of Robust , regarding the naming of Gregg Doyle (at left) as their new Director of Operations. Effective Ju... more »

Jun 18, 2012 1:20 PM Dining

All Puffed-Up: “Marshmallow Madness!” is a Sticky Success

Marshmallow Madness, a new book from San Francisco blogger and caterer Shauna Sever, teaches the reader how to make home made marshmallows in a myriad of flavors, shapes, and colors. more »

Jun 15, 2012 3:11 PM Dining

Teeny, Tiny Red-L Pizza in Ladue: If You Miss it, You Miss Out

Red-L Pizza in Ladue is a quick and easy alternative to other St. Louis pizza options. The owner is John Rice, formerly of Space, Colorado, and Redel's restaurants. more »

Jun 14, 2012 1:23 PM Dining

Smokin' Buddies: Adam Perry Lang and Mike Emerson Team Up This Friday, June 15

Chef/author Adam Perry Lang and Mike Emerson of Pappy's Smokehouse team up for a luncheon event on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Mike Shannon's Outfield Patio in St. Louis. more »

Jun 13, 2012 12:50 PM Dining

Food Truck "Roundups" Gaining Popularity in St. Louis

There are currently 33 food trucks in St. Louis. Food truck "Roundups" are gaining popularity as parking spots are becoming more scarce. more »

Jun 12, 2012 12:45 PM Dining

Fozzies' Mark Lucas is one of Food & Wine's Twenty "Sandwich Chefs to Know"

This should come as no surprise: another St. Louis restaurant that deserves its accolades. In the soon-to-be-released July issue of Food & Wine , owner/chef Mark Lucas of two-year-old Fozzie's... more »

Jun 11, 2012 11:30 AM Dining

What do you say to a culinary school graduate? The Commencement Speech to the 2012 Graduates of L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis

The commencement speech at the 2012 graduation ceremony at L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, written and delivered by Chef Greg Ziegenfuss of the Butler's Pantry, who incidentally graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park. more »

Jun 10, 2012 11:00 AM Dining