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Relish April 2011

If chocolate is your religion, you might plan on taking communion at Tony Cole's Chocolate Factory, a demonstration class at Vin de Set on May 11. The Chocolate Factory is one of several classes in ... Read more

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We thought we'd had it up to here with all this Royal Wedding business... until this little distraction came along. Apparently, Chef Casey Shiller of Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe got all caught up in ... Read more

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It's a big night in the restaurant industry and a bigger one for the St. Louis Effort for Aids . the charity responsible for providing testing, education, and assistance to AIDS patients. Tonight, 13... Read more

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The first time we encountered Cassandra "Cassy" Vires, she wheeled a chair around and began telling two strangers--us--about every item on the new Sunday Brunch menu at Ernesto's , the nifty little w... Read more

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For almost a quarter-century, Jim and Betty Held's Stone Hill Winery has shown off its Norton red wine with a mini-extravaganza at its Hermann home. The event featured the sampling of its newest rel... Read more

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Ok, we took the bait.   After reading three week's--and three pages--worth of posts in an Eat at Joe's forum titled "The BEST fillet mignon--EVER," Relish had to see what all the hubbub was ab... Read more

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The local fooderati may scoff at our local claim to fame, but face it, toasted ravioli is part of the city's culinary legacy. Throughout the country, St. Louis is known as its birthplace and its home.... Read more

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For months, the speculation that Pi Pizzeria would locate downtown centered around not "if," but "where." This morning, in a press release, Chris Sommers announced that Pi's fifth St. Louis location... Read more

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The following is accurate as of a mid-April press date and will be published in the June 2011 SLM. As evidenced below, the magic words this month were "we'll be open within 30 days," which, if true, m... Read more

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The Easter basket of my youth contained a month’s worth of goodies, a payload of processed sugar topped only by the haul at Halloween: waxy chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs with coins inside, dipped-an... Read more

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Soulard Market has been around since the 18th century. The 21st has brought it Bogart's Smokehouse , a new neighbor and a reason to raise flags and dance in celebration. Just across Ninth Street from... Read more

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Crispy octopus with white beans and chorizo at Niche ; pork-and-chihuahua-cheese empanadas at West End Grill & Pub ; pan-roasted rainbow trout at Harvest ; tacos with chicken cooked in Schlafly Sum... Read more

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

If anyone (besides us) was wondering why it's taken so long to convert SleeK, Lumiere's former steakhouse, into the Stadium Sports Bar and Grill, we have the answer. Several of them. Read more

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Full of antioxidants but also a strong stimulant, coffee has been at the center of the great health debate for years. Is it good for you or not? For many of us, the negative benefits aren’t enough to ... Read more

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Admit it: We've all succumbed to the lure of the drive-through. Sometimes we learn of an offering that deserves another visit. We are pleased to report that we've found breakfast sandwiches that use ... Read more

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We're not sure where this will all end, but we fear it won't end for some time.   We're speaking of the quest for bragging rights to the world's hottest pepper...and it appears the Aussies are current... Read more

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Those New Belgium brewers do love The Lou. The popular Fort Collins, Colorado brewery, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale, has provided sponsorship for a variety of charitable events here over the years, ... Read more

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“We tell people to wear nice suits and dresses to the event, but not too nice,” joked Tim Marabella. Marabella is an event manager for the Foundation Fighting Blindness , and he’s referring to the po... Read more

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There is something oddly satisfying about indulging to the point of illness. We do it as children with Halloween candy and most adults have had enough booze to rattle their feathers a time or two. And... Read more

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

The classic diner is, we all know, an endangered species. Read more

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