Tag Archives: eats

Missouri Eats: Gaslight

Bar-goers have a new destination for food, drinks and live music at a recently renovated space on The Hill. Gaslight, an homage to St. Louis’ midcentury Gaslight Square entertainment district, aims to delight its patrons with three components: a full bar, Latin American-inspired eats and an in-house recording studio so visitors can watch musicians record live. Guests can get a …

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Missouri Eats: Melo’s Pizzeria

When Blues City Deli owner Vince “Vinnie” Valenza acquired the building that houses his popular sandwich shop, he and his son Joey immediately started cooking up ideas for how to make use of the adjacent garage. Initially, that meant experimenting with bread baking, but Joey’s newfound passion led to another craft: pizza making. Named after Vinnie’s father and enthusiastic pizzaiolo, …

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Missouri Eats: Meshuggah Bagels

Pete and Janna Linde have finally brought “crazy good” New York-style bagels to Kansas City. The couple recently expanded Meshuggah Bagels, their wholesale kosher bagel company, by opening their first retail storefront on 39th Street this month. Growing up in a Jewish family in the New York area, bagels were a part of Pete’s daily life until he moved to Kansas …

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Missouri Eats: 801 Fish

At 801 Fish, the chefs work with more than a dozen different seaside distributors to fulfill its “dock-to-door” belief. The new upscale Clayton, Missouri, restaurant features everything from finfish to crustaceans, and each item offered on the menu is flown in from the coast within 24 hours of being cut. Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, 801 …

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Missouri Eats: Russell’s on Macklind

Snagging a table at popular St. Louis staple Russell’s on Macklind is no small feat – which is why locals rejoiced when chef-owner Russell Ping announced he’d be expanding the Southampton restaurant this past summer. Ping worked with SPACE Architecture + Design to renovate the space above the restaurant, formerly an apartment, to include 30 additional seats and room for …

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Missouri Eats: Plate

Plate, which opened in Kansas City’s Brookside East neighborhood in November, is so modern and stylish that you’d never guess it’s housed in a 100-year-old building. Owners Christian and Andrea Joseph rewired, repaired or rebuilt almost everything in the space to make it sexy enough for date night, casual enough for family dinner and convenient enough for happy hour. A …

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Missouri Eats: Copper Pig

After closing his popular South Grand bar, Urban, after nearly a decade in business, Nhat Nguyen consolidated all of his favorite foods under one roof at his new neighborhood restaurant, Copper Pig. Located in St. Louis’ Southampton neighborhood, Copper Pig serves an assortment of dishes inspired by Nguyen’s tasty travels throughout the country and the world. Here, visitors will find …

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Destination Restaurants in Missouri

You had to go out of your way to get there, it seats 20 and a chalk board holds the menu. But the journey and ambiance are part of the charm at Missouri’s destination restaurants, those cozy locales where finding menu items with locally-sourced ingredients is easy and the tastes are hard to beat. Here’s a look at six destination …

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Missouri Eats: Main & Mill Brewing Co.

In his hometown of Festus, Missouri, brewing aficionado Denny Foster partnered with his father, Barry, to open up the first commercial brewery in Jefferson County in more than 120 years. Main & Mill Brewing Co., named for the renovated building’s intersection on the town’s historic Main Street, features a rustic dining room and patio as well as a second-story tasting …

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Missouri Eats: Ollie’s Local

At Ollie’s Local on Martini Corner in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, you’ll find a bar where everybody not only knows your name, but your drink, too. This self-proclaimed “bar-flavored bar” and restaurant is a collaboration between local restaurateur Eddie Crane and Vince Rook, who owns the building. The vibe is low-key but ripples with “can-do” American spirit, as friendly …

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