Abby Eats St. Louis
Snap a pic, feed the world

Snap a pic, feed the world

April 15, 2021

It's OK, we all do it: no matter how hungry you are, before you pick up your fork to dive in to your gorgeous plate of food — you grab your phone to snap a picture. Whether you take the photo for yourself, for the likes, for your memory book… what if it could do more?

What if that food picture could feed people in need?

That’s exactly what Andrew Glantz pictured with Gift A Meal — and he’s making it happen.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Until next time, seize the plate!

Wake up and smell the BBQ

Wake up and smell the BBQ

April 8, 2021

Spring is when we come back to life. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, we change out of sweatpants and put on real clothes — this year especially. We come out of hibernation. And for Bogart’s, that was quite literal. Why the owners of the Soulard BBQ joint decided to temporarily close for the last few months, what COVID-19 did and didn’t have to do with it, and what could have happened if they wouldn’t have locked the doors.

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You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Until next time, seize the plate!

Help wanted

Help wanted

April 1, 2021

Restaurant owners are filling tables but having a hard time filling positions on their staff, and they're calling it "everyone's biggest problem right now." We take a look at what could be behind the issue, what’s being done to attract employees and how it could impact your next meal out.

Plus, we are THRILLED to be talking about Opening Day in April again! We have the rundown of how you can watch the Cards as we begin baseball season.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Until next time, seize the plate!

Tabled: Part 2

Tabled: Part 2

March 25, 2021

This week we're continuing the conversation with four local foodies about the year the restaurant industry has experienced, where to go from here and how hospitality is forever changed. Be sure to listen to Part 1 from last week as well, and you can also check out the conversation in its entirety on YouTube.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Until next time, seize the plate

Tabled: Part 1

Tabled: Part 1

March 18, 2021

One year ago, St. Louis area leaders announced hard-to-stomach safety measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. At the time, it was thought they’d only last a couple weeks, maybe a month.

For the restaurant industry, it’s meant enough pivots to make you dizzy, even stumble and fall down. But they’re getting back on their feet.

Abby sat down – from afar – with four local foodies for a special two-part episode series. They talked about what happened, what comes next and how the restaurant industry can and must recover after a year tabled. Part 2 will be released next Thursday.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Until next time, seize the plate.

Bonus episode: How the ERTC could help local restaurants

Bonus episode: How the ERTC could help local restaurants

March 11, 2021

While chatting about other stimulus check and tax season things with the folks at Anders CPA, we learned about changes to a federal program that could help small businesses and restaurants — so we wanted to share those chats with you!

We'll be back next week with a special project episode that we're excited to share with you all.

Until next time, seize the plate!

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You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Red, White and Baba Ghanoush

Red, White and Baba Ghanoush

March 4, 2021

It's fun to say, even better to eat: Today we're talking with the owner of American Falafel about how he's bringing his global vision to the Delmar Loop.

Mohammed Qadadeh opened the Mediterranean spot while others closed for good, but he's confident the future is bright. What inspired this world-traveling businessman to become a restaurateur — and to settle down in St. Louis — and how he’s helping others new to the community.

Plus, we round up (and analyze) some local food news, and Dori settles the debate on how to pronounce the name of a popular candy.

To see the special fish offerings this Lent at local restaurants, click here. And check out KSDK's interactive Fish Fry Map here.

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You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Seize the plate!

Gourmet: Good for the soul

Gourmet: Good for the soul

February 25, 2021

Lavinia McCoy is an Air Force veteran... turned corporate working woman... turned chef with her sights set on creating St. Louis' first fine dining Black-owned soul food restaurant... and she's making it happen. The owner of Gourmet Soul, the popular soul food spot downtown, shares her thoughts on the roots — and the future — of the cuisine, how her military background prepared her for the kitchen and why she credits Instagram for expanding our palates.

Plus, we have some food news your pups will love and we're celebrating Food Pedaler's birthday!

To see the special fish offerings this Lent at local restaurants, click here. And check out KSDK's interactive Fish Fry Map here.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

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Gioia’s To The World

Gioia’s To The World

February 18, 2021

Don't knock it 'til you try it — and when you try it, good luck putting it down. A hot salami sandwich from Gioia's Deli is a quintessential St. Louis food... that doesn't technically exist. Find out what we mean by that, plus how owner Alex Donnelly keeps the family business going 103 years in and why he's so excited about what they keep in the deli's safe.

Plus, we talk Fish Fry Guide!

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We have the ZOOMIES!

We have the ZOOMIES!

February 11, 2021

If you've been surviving on caffeine and cuddles with your furry best friend... same. That doesn't have to end in 2021! Check out the Wagamama café, a St. Louis spot bringing the great vibes of your favorite coffee shop with the newfound glory of spending every waking moment with your dog.

Plus, we have your guide to the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day this weekend!

For our guide to Valentine's Day food specials, check out our story here.

See the latest with Soulard's Mardi Gras plans here.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Seize the plate!

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