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Relish March 2011

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Just remember, if they’re serving that clam chowder on your visit, to tell them to keep their crackers to themselves. Otherwise, things could get ugly. Read more

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No, it is not April 1. (After reading the following, you will swear we're fooling, but we swear we're not.) And whoever these guys are, at least they have a sense of humor...the logo reads: "The Origi... Read more

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When you pull into the St. Cecilia Parish parking lot on Friday night during the Lenten season, prepare to be hit by the sound and the aroma of the famous Mexican Fish Fry as soon as you open your... Read more

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First there was Gerard Craft's Taste by Niche in Benton Park, which recently begat Adam Altnether's Taste (no longer "by Niche") in the CWE. Now along comes Taste, Wood Fired Fare at 1201 Strassne... Read more

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The ever-so-humble Jeffrey Plaza, a long time bastion of culinary treasures (I still miss Bagelville), has just added another lure: Hooked is the creation of Tuyen Hua, whose family owns the recently-... Read more

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The following is accurate as of a mid-March press date and will be published in the May 2011 SLM. (You want to know why this list is late in posting? How about a record # of entries...) Recent Closin... Read more

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St. Louis long has taken pride in the accomplishments--and the meals--of restaurateur Danny Meyer, whose Union Square Cafe blazed a trail that has led his Union Square Hospitality Group to create ma... Read more

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A lot of events, announcements, and invites come floating across the Relish desk, and this one was in half-crumple when we noticed the odd name. LVN2BW. Was this an event...or a license plate someone ... Read more

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Louisiana crawfish season is officially upon us, and although the advent of this blessed event probably hasn’t registered a tiny blip on your radar, at Broadway Oyster Bar the countdown to its first... Read more

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A recent thread in colleague Joe Bonwich's forum Eat at Joe's asked for input on what type of restaurant St. Louis was lacking. You can read the meandering 10-page thread ...or simply read on. St. ... Read more

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The scene at the Shangri-La Diner on Cherokee Street a week ago was like one of those cathartic New Orleans jazz funerals, where mourning meshes with the bittersweet joy of existence itself, and peo... Read more

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Right on the heels of Ligaya Figueras' announcement that Fitz's was taking a step back to move two steps forward, news comes today that neighboring Brandt's Café is retooling as well.  Brandt's, a... Read more

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

For more than 40 years, Diner's Delight has been on South Compton avenue. But a renovation last year brought not only a view of the interior, but also renewed attention to this stalwart server of soul food. Read more

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We survived Mardi Gras and just now removed the last of the green glitter from yesterday's face. Hey, bring on the next holiday... Not content to wait the 6 weeks until Easter, we at Relish prefer som... Read more

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The first thing you will ask when you see the screenprinted tortillas (yes, you read that right) being made into tacos on Cherokee Street next week is, “what do those designs taste like?” Like nothing... Read more

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First off (and not in the least food-related), we love that the local citizenry has managed to mispronounce the French surname "Gravois" not one, but two different ways. That rant out of the way, it's... Read more

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Well now, that's some challenge. Consider us tempted. The organizers of the DrinkLocalWine.com conference are so confident in their claim that they will refund your admittance fee ($35) if you can cor... Read more

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Good news for dieters and the thrifty: LoRusso's Cucina has done something that's almost revolutionary. Rich and Terri have revamped their menu, reducing portion sizes and prices on many items. That... Read more

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After 15 years of serving soups, sandwiches, salads, and snacks to the workers and shoppers at Plaza Frontenac, the St. Louis Sippery & Cafe will be moving to a plum location in Chesterfield (at 161... Read more

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File this post under "braggadocio" if you must, but we will persevere nonetheless... Most readers know Dave Lowry only from his expert reviews in St. Louis Magazine for the last 20+ years. If there ... Read more

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