Abby Eats St. Louis
A #VeryAsian new year

A #VeryAsian new year

February 3, 2022

Dumplings: they're delicious, they're considered good luck in many cultures....and they're not ok, according to one 5 On Your Side Viewer. How anchor Michelle Li took an angry call and launched a movement, what we're all learning about talking about food, and how you can eat a #VeryAsian meal around St. Louis this week.

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Make your own snow ice cream with this recipe from ksdk.com

Check out more of Michelle's story on ksdk.com, and watch a recent special "Race: Listen. Learn. Live." featuring both Abby and Michelle, talking about AAPI experiences in St. Louis today.

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Stay warm out there, and seize the plate!

The Super Sandwich Bros of St. Louis

The Super Sandwich Bros of St. Louis

January 27, 2022

Sandwiches can be emotional, sparking fierce debates and drawing intense loyalty. Don’t believe us? Guess you haven’t been online in awhile!

Today, we'll introduce you to Joe and Mike, two of the three brothers behind a popular Facebook group that's guaranteed to get your stomach rumbling. How the south county natives have created a community of thousands in just a few months in ‘Sandwich Connoisseurs of St. Louis.’ Our musings on why the group has become so hot, and the next ideas it’s fueling.

Plus, we have a very STL-beer-scene-centric edition of the food news roundup, and the weekend events to help you embrace or escape the wintery weather.

For more on Gioia's recent sandwich recognition, check out our coverage here!

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Fresh reasons to smile

Fresh reasons to smile

January 20, 2022

This episode is guaranteed to make you happier... or at least crave something sweet. You know those classic "perfectly imperfect" Smiley Face cookies from McArthur's Bakery? We'll take you inside the kitchen where a team of hard-working employees who are the spirit behind every batch, and we talk to the bakery owner who says cooking with love is simply good business. Plus, we have some food news worth bragging about and news on Dori's second favorite chili spot in STL.

For more information on job training, employment at McArthur's, and the Step Up Program, click here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

We made it: Wrapping up 2021

We made it: Wrapping up 2021

December 23, 2021

In our final episode of the year, we share stories of traditions, memories, recipes and celebrations — even in another "not quite normal" holiday season. We'll also wrap the top food stories of this year and reminisce on the best things we've had to eat in the last 12 months. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year wishes: we'll be back in your feeds in January!

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Holiday spirits

Holiday spirits

December 16, 2021

We’re popping in on pop-up bars: the Christmas staples are the new St. Louis tradition that bring out the merry misfit in all of us. Hear how three local bars come up with their creative ideas for making spirits bright, why they bother and the ways they’re making the season fun for big kids.

We want to hear from you for our upcoming holiday call-in episode! Leave us a voicemail at 314-532-6012 or send us a message at podcasts@ksdk.com.

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Not so cookie-cutter Christmas

Not so cookie-cutter Christmas

December 9, 2021

… unless it is! Whether it’s sugar, sprinkle, chocolate chip or gingerbread, we are here for the sweetest holiday tradition: baking cookies.

We talk with the owner of Grandma’s Cookies in St. Charles about why the key ingredient isn’t flour, sugar or butter. And a longtime pastry chef who’s literally written the book on curing your cookie craving shares her tips to make your next baking extravaganza a tasty success.

Plus, get your filling of holiday markets and fun food news.

We want to hear from you for our upcoming holiday call-in episode! Leave us a voicemail at 314-532-6012 or send us a message at podcasts@ksdk.com.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

A nod to nog

A nod to nog

December 2, 2021

DON'T FORGET TO CALL IN FOR OUR HOLIDAY EPISODE: Share what you love most, what you're cooking/eating and even your favorite memories of this time of year with us for our annual holiday call-in episode! Leave us a voicemail at 314-532-6012.

Love it? Hate it? Love to hate it? We've got eggnog on the noggin this week as we prepare to cozy up with the most controversial of winter treats. Hear the work that goes into making the batches at The Royale every winter, how many cartons Prairie Farms sells every year and why we only really drink the stuff around Christmas.

Then, spirits just keep getting brighter with a fun-filled weekend planner to help start your December! Cheers.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
We can‘t believe it‘s already Thanksgiving either…

We can‘t believe it‘s already Thanksgiving either…

November 18, 2021

... but since it is, it's time to break out some of our favorite traditions! We'll check in with the owner of the O'Fallon Missouri, restaurant that feeds thousands of people for free every Thanksgiving. And we're checking in with you: the line is open for our annual call in episode! We have the much-anticipated tour de holiday pop-up bars, and a weekend planner to warm your spirits.

Call 314-532-6012 to share your holiday message and traditions with us to be shared on a future podcast episode!

Read more about Brass Rail's Thanksgiving efforts.

See the restaurants offering to-go Thanksgiving meals and sides.

Check out the full 2021 Holiday Pop-Up Bars Guide.

And browse our continually updated list of holiday events.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
Checking in: Restaurants work around labor shortage

Checking in: Restaurants work around labor shortage

November 11, 2021

What do you do when there are no employees to hire? Simple: you don’t hire them.

While many of our favorite spots have had to adjust hours or even close altogether due to staff shortages, more and more restaurants are finding creative ways around it. We talk to an industry expert about what to expect when we go out to eat, post-pandemic and beyond.

Plus, we have the food news you’ll want to hear before you go Thanksgiving shopping and a very Saturday-centric weekend planner!

For the Thanksgiving meals to-go list, click here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
We‘re feeling chili

We‘re feeling chili

November 4, 2021

It's hard to mess up. There's a reason it's a go-to for Sunday afternoons, office potlucks and tailgate parties during these cold and cozy months — but when it's really good, chili can be something special. Ahead of the Schlafly's Full Moon Festival Chili Cookoff this weekend, we sat down for a virtual chili "roundtable" with chefs from Edera, Mission Taco and Pastaria. Hear their tips for making your own batch at home, how they replicate their recipes without a recipe, and why they call the food particularly "inspiring" for chefs.

Plus, we have a fun-filled weekend planner and a good news only edition of What's Cookin' in the Lou!

For a list of fall-related food and drink specials click here.

For a list of fall-related events click here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
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