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Relish July 2013

The following list is accurate as of a late-July press date and will be published in the September 2013 issue of SLM . Of note this month: Followers of  Strange Donuts  will see it has been dro... Read more

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Bar Louie, the popular bar-eatery recognized by its martini glass moniker, is now preparing to take its eccentric flare to the Streets of St. Charles. This will be its third unit in metro St. Louis... Read more

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We write about Downtown Restaurant Week every year--and we should--because it's a significant dining event and it's a great deal. Especially in 2013. Now in its ninth year, DTRW boasts 27 differ... Read more

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"I finally get to be there when my daughter gets home from school." This perfectly reasonable comment is not the only impetus for Brian Hale opening Jax Café in Benton Park, but as any chef wh... Read more

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Concertgoers can now ride to a big-time show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in style after grabbing a few bites and some craft beer at the nearby swanky prasino , then boarding a VIP shuttle... Read more

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Boasting the world’s largest brewing company and a history in hops dating back to the mid-1800s, St. Louis is—and always has been—a city that appreciates its beer. The German immigrants who floc... Read more

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This just in from the "Good Ideas in Restaurant Marketing" file... On a daily basis, restaurant owners struggle over which medium will best showcase their establishment--radio, TV, print, gueril... Read more

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Ever since I attended an "underground" dinner event hosted by Sandy Talley and Marie Jary, I've maintained contact with the couple, mainly because the food is that good, the experiences that memora... Read more

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Photography by James Byard, courtesy Washington University

In a time not so far away, peacock feathers dress the walls of a late-night diner, where breakfast, burgers, and pies are served atop an aluminum countertop illuminated with blues, oranges, and gre... Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Q: Professional restaurant reviewers wait at least a month before critiquing a restaurant, but with the onset of immediate review sources like Yelp, isn't it time this period be shortened? —Chris ... Read more

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It’s like a lumberjack breakfast on a donut. It is the warm Maple, Bacon and Egg Long John available at South County’s Ex Cop Donut Shop . It  elevates the whole maple-bacon donut craze to anot... Read more

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You believe in the power of advertising? We don’t either. Okay, so maybe there are consumers who buy a particular brand of toilet tissue because those cute and cuddly ursines on the commercia... Read more

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Andy and Dee Dee Kohn, owners of über-sized, über-successful EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield, along with partner/developer Chris La Rocca, are delving into the barbeque biz.   "We... Read more

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This one’s a net gain for sure. When Jill Segal, owner of the multi-award winning Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café in University City, expanded westward and opened a tiny, satellite store at 1131 ... Read more

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We've discovered that the Dave Matthews Band puts its money where its mouth is. The band, with a history of being involved in numerous charities including, significantly enough, Farm Aid, played ... Read more

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Much has been made of the symbiotic relationship between the clownfish and the sea anemone. ( No, seriously, it’s a thing .) Similarly, around these parts we’ve noticed the symbiotic relationship b... Read more

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Bars and pubs seem to come and go, but taverns for some reason strike us as different. Taverns were often the cornerstones of a community, gathering places that embodied the city's spirit and it... Read more

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan created the ultimate dairy lover’s holiday by declaring the third Sunday in July National Ice Cream Day . In fact, he dedicated the entire month to the sweet treat... Read more

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The Wine Spectator ’s  annual “Award of Excellence” awards for restaurant wine lists in St Louis was unchanged from last year, with a few exceptions.  Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden downtown ... Read more

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And speaking of papering restaurant windows… In September 2012, we wrote about the various ways restaurants choose to paper their front windows during construction and the reasons for doing so ... Read more

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