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Ben Poremba’s return to the kitchen generates a resounding chorus of huzzahs. more

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SLM's Dave Lowry recently visited the just-shuttered Barnyard Cafe—and loved it. more

Dining

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Run by Strange Donuts co-founder Corey Smale and executive chef/partner Ryan McDonald, the retooled Chinese-American takeout–or–dine-in bistro specializes in small plates. more

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At Tai Ke, one little-known chef elevates the humble clam soup to an art form. more

Dining

A local entrepreneur puts a new spin on a St. Louis classic. more

Dining

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The reconfigured restaurant offers New American fare in an intimate neighborhood setting. more

Restaurant Reviews

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Michael Del Pietro re-creates his parents’ namesake restaurant. more

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Can this eatery make its crepes a thing in St. Louis? Dining critic Dave Lowry makes a case for why it should. more

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Tucked beneath Baileys’ Chocolate Bar, Dave Bailey's new spot specializes in NOLA-style fare. more

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House Committee Bill 16 proposes that, in simplest terms, if a food didn’t begin with a moo, cluck, oink, or baa, then it can’t be called “meat.” One omnivorous dining critic weighs in on the matter. more

Dining

Fast food genius? Or Franken-fusion? Dining critic Dave Lowry sets out to decide. more

Restaurant Reviews

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Located in the former Jimmy's on the Park space, it has a relaxed charm and distinctive urbane style, with a small, understated sign out front. more

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Banh mi, bowls, pho, and sliders are prepared quickly and properly. more

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The new steakhouse is part of a chain, with more than 50 locations across the country, but the environs and personal attention are so polished, one scarcely notices. more

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One food writer's thoughts on cauliflower mashed potatoes, zoodles, Oreo Thins, and other culinary quandaries more

Dining

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The restaurant replaces Atlas in DeBaliviere Place. more

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A year-end rant about “pop-ups” and “comfort food,” esoteric menus and overwrought ingredients, boozy shakes and cookie-cutter chefs. more

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Dining critic Dave Lowry reflects on culinary highlights from the past year. more

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Opened in September, the comfortable, unpretentious eatery is turning out meals rivaling any in our region in terms of creativity, quality ingredients, and taste. more

Restaurant Reviews

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Qui Tran’s long-awaited ramen shop comes to Creve Coeur more

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