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Hello, New Year: Our Annual Holiday Call-In Episode

Hello, New Year: Our Annual Holiday Call-In Episode

December 31, 2020

We heard from YOU: how you're celebrating, what you are eating to bring good luck in the new year, the traditions you've started and the pivots you've landed. We hope hearing these stories of your resilience, optimism and creativity make you as happy as they made us! Happy New Year, everyone — seize the 2021!

New episodes return January 21, 2020.

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. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Your new holiday tradition: Be on a podcast

Your new holiday tradition: Be on a podcast

December 22, 2020

We want to hear how you’re making the holidays happen this year: leave us a voicemail at 314-254-2667 for our second annual year-end call-in episode!

Are you opening presents over Zoom? Coordinating a shared dinner experience from separate houses? Or baking cookies with a loved one with the help of FaceTime?

Give us a call on the Abby Eats St. Louis hotline. What traditions are you able to keep alive, even in 2020? How are you celebrating the end of the year with loved ones from afar? What are you eating, cooking, drinking or toasting to as we round out the year? What are you most looking forward to in 2021?

Share your story and you just might hear yourself on the next episode!

The deadline to share your story is Sunday, Dec. 27.

You can listen to last year’s listener call-in episode here.

You can also email us by clicking here.

Need to do some last-minute shopping? Check out the Abby Eats St. Louis Holiday Gift Guide here.

Seize the plate!

These are a few of our favorite things

These are a few of our favorite things

December 17, 2020

Whether you’re searching for that perfect something for that someone who has everything, want to have some extra goodies on-hand for neighbors or socially-distanced visitors, need an extra special reward for your mailman in 2020—or you’re just ready to treat yourself to something tasty—we have you covered with our first ever AESTL Gift Guide!
For more details on the gifts we mentioned, visit this story on KSDK.com

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Call our official podcast hotline to share how you're doing things this holiday: what are some traditions you're able to keep alive even in 2020? How are you celebrating the end of the year with loved ones from afar? What are you eating, cooking, drinking, or toasting to as we round out the year? Give us a call at 314-254-2667 and you might hear yourself on our second annual holiday call-in episode.

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. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Seize the plate!

It’s about time

It’s about time

December 10, 2020

"Tempus" is the name of award-winning Chef Ben Grupe's new spot in The Grove. Translating to "time," the name is more fitting than he probably anticipated when aiming to open more than a year ago.

Hear how time's continued to inspire him, how time changes things, how this moment in time has influenced our dining habits and how he's worked to make sure his food withstands the test of time-in-transit.

Vote for Tempus in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice 2020 awards by clicking here.

In food news, we'll get an early look at 2021 events... can you believe it's time to think about Mardi Gras already?! Plus, fun and tasty ways to get your shopping done this weekend.

Check out the Abby Eats St. Louis holiday pop-up bar guide here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

What’s Out(side) is In

What’s Out(side) is In

December 3, 2020

Between Zoom holiday planning and figuring out when you need to ship your gifts, there's a lot to figure out this time of year. We’re here to help you understand the things to keep in mind when it comes to going out to eat.

Is indoor dining less safe than outdoor? Not always. We’ll hear from a Saint Louis University researcher to help us break down the factors to consider. We’ll also chat with Ben Poremba, restauranteur and creative businessman behind spots like AO&CO, Nixta, Elaiam and Olio, about his sustainable approach to outdoor dining this season.

Plus, your favorite spots for outdoor dining and ideas to get outside this weekend and support local business.

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Contact us anytime by emailing us: podcasts@ksdk.com.

Until next time... Seize the plate!

Lawsuits and Takeout Orders

Lawsuits and Takeout Orders

November 19, 2020

We're unpacking the latest on different restrictions on dining in the St. Louis area: why some restaurants are lawyering up, why others are backing down, and what local doctors have to say about COVID and dining out. It's a lot to digest--but save room, because we're talking Turkey Day plans and options around the St. Louis area (including how to help feed thousands or to score a free Thanksgiving meal for yourself!) and running through the activities and pop-up bars helping you ring in the holiday season. We're thankful for you!

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For more on the meal rebate program, click here.
Until next time... Seize the plate!

Hungry for the next course (of action)

Hungry for the next course (of action)

November 12, 2020

Hoping the story of restaurants and this pandemic has a happily ever after? Bob Bonney is one guy who’s working on that. Here’s our chat with the CEO of the Missouri Restaurant Association. Now that the election is behind us, what he says needs to be the first order, what he thinks of the governor’s COVID-19 strategy and other ways we can support local restaurants, even when we’re not hungry. All that plus your food news, weekend planner and a peek at a national ice cream competition.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Special Edition: Election Day Pizza

Special Edition: Election Day Pizza

November 3, 2020

Whether you go with the Republican Party or the Democratic Party — we’re inviting you to our Pizza Party this week as part of our Election Day “alternative programming.”

We’ll talk about why Dori and I are always thinking about pizza on Election Day, what some of our favorite local places say make the best pie and how one family’s at-home pizza operation turned into YOUR family’s at-home pizza operation.

Take us with you when you’re waiting in line at the polls — or turn to us to calm your results anxiety. Make your voice heard, be kind to your neighbor and seize the plate.

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Virtual Happy Hour with Tim Wiggins

Virtual Happy Hour with Tim Wiggins

October 29, 2020

Who here remembers baking bread? Or organizing every nook and cranny of your house, or drive-by parades?

We’re going back to one of our favorite parts of early pandemic times, the virtual happy hour, with renowned drink slinger and restauranteur Tim Wiggins (Yellowbelly, Retreat Gastropub, and Lazy Tiger). He’ll share the things even at-home bartenders should know and teach us his modern riff on a gin martini.

Rather get out of the house? Check out our rundown of spots where you can grab limited-edition Halloween drinks, boozy and otherwise, and a Halloweekend planner.

BONUS: Check out the video version of this interview, including more drink recipes and mixology secrets, in our YouTube playlist here

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Contact us anytime by emailing us: podcasts@ksdk.com.

Until next time... Seize the plate!

Ghost (kitchen) stories

Ghost (kitchen) stories

October 22, 2020

With sightings from St. Charles County to the Metro East, ghost kitchens are the newest way for chefs and restaurateurs to bring new life into their business model — and it means tasty new options for you. We'll talk to the owners of three area ghost kitchens — Motor Town Pizza, Kriegers Grill and Wing Runner — about why ghost kitchens aren't so spooky after all.

Then, we'll bring you up to speed on all the moving and shaking in this week's food news and help plan your weekend.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

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