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Relish January 2012

Options. On Valentine's Day, you gotta have options. Nothing more boring than giving the same gift as last year, whatever that was.  We suggest a little creativity, a little variety, and have ju... more

Jan 31, 2012 11:59 AM Dining

About this time last year, Relish reluctantly announced the shuttering of the Riverside Cafe , a closure prompted by the hospitalization of Scott Harrison, one of the owners. Today, courtesy of th... more

Jan 31, 2012 10:20 AM Dining

Mistakes happen. A hurried, or harried, server gives a customer the wrong check, or swipes the wrong credit card. I eat out a lot, as almost everyone knows, and I use a credit card with my name on ... more

Jan 30, 2012 11:35 AM Dining

Beginning on Saturday, February 4, long-time local radio broadcaster David Craig will host an hour-long weekly food and dining show from 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday on KFNS, better known as 590-... more

Jan 30, 2012 10:15 AM Dining

Rumors began swirling about the legendary space not long after Busch's Grove Market (Ver 2) closed early last year. The interior is so large that a single restaurant tenant is highly unlikely. ... more

Jan 27, 2012 12:50 PM Dining

Smash Bar (Sugar): 1405 Washington, December 31 Vic’s on the Plaza (Shula’s 347 Grill): 411 N. 8th, January 2 (temporarily closed) Plush: 3224 Locust,  January 2 Shamrock’s... more

Jan 27, 2012 12:05 PM Dining

Dining editor George Mahe details the next up-and-coming dining area in St. Louis. more

Jan 27, 2012 10:55 AM Dining

We simply can not get good Burmese food here, you know. And where, oh where in St. Louis can we enjoy some of those marvelous Sudanese fish dishes? You know, the ones with the fiery chili sauces ... more

Jan 26, 2012 3:05 PM Dining

It takes a lot of confidence to open a restaurant, even more so to hold its Grand Opening on Friday the 13th. Hats off to Luis and Ramon Garcia for doing just that.  The brothers recently opened... more

Jan 25, 2012 9:50 AM Dining

From all indications, The Art of Chocolate and Wine held yesterday at Robust Wine Bar was a sweet success. It was the first of what will surely be an annual event. Eight local chocolatiers wer... more

Jan 23, 2012 10:10 AM Dining

For the last 24 hours, half a dozen trucks from Woodard's Cleaning and Restoration Services  have been parked in front  Luciano's Trattoria  at 172 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton....no way the carpets... more

Jan 21, 2012 3:25 PM Dining

If you like wine and you like chocolate (who doesn’t, really?), you’ll want to stop by Robust Wine Bar this Sunday, when the Webster Groves spot will highlight just how well your two likes go tog... more

Jan 20, 2012 12:55 PM Dining

Casey and Curt Friedrichs, twin brothers and owners of twinOak Wood Fired Fare , might be on to something. Let's hear it for the reasonably priced event dinner. On Saturday, January 21, twinOak... more

Jan 19, 2012 5:05 PM Dining

If you're asking what the heck is a cicerone, you are not alone. The term is certainly out there and very 2012.   Just yesterday, there was an article in the RFT 's Gut Check column addressin... more

Jan 19, 2012 1:52 PM Dining

Kate Stewart is among the new breed of ladies who lunch. Founder of the Blue Scarf Project , wife, and mother of two daughters - one teen and one infant - she tries to take a break once a week to ... more

Jan 19, 2012 1:45 PM Dining

Editor's Note: This is the last installment of Dave Lowry's four-part exposé on sake. If you missed the prior articles, they are here here  and here . Easily the best source of sake in St.... more

Jan 18, 2012 2:50 PM Dining

When Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery opened for business in 1988, their first beer released to the public was Black Butte Porter. At the time, it was considered a radical and terribly unwise mov... more

Jan 17, 2012 10:15 AM Dining

Harry’s Restaurant and Bar is ushering in the new year with a transformation. The downtown staple will soon become Horizon by Harry’s, a “boutique nightclub and event space.” according to its Fa... more

Jan 17, 2012 9:00 AM Dining

Opening night restaurant-goers, take note. The sign for Nosh has been swapped out for one announcing Root, a restaurant located within the confines of Starr's wine and gourmet food shop at 1135 ... more

Jan 16, 2012 11:10 AM Dining

He gave them a symphony, but all they wanted was a rock 'n roll song. The prizes were real -- the chance to have your cupcakes served to the "beautiful people" at the American Music Awards after... more

Jan 16, 2012 10:05 AM Dining