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What’s old is new again at the Parkmoor

What’s old is new again at the Parkmoor

July 9, 2020

The Parkmoor Drive-In is back! Sort of. The 2020 version of the classic St. Louis eatery, where five locations fed families for more than 70 years, is a re-imagined curbside service that the owner says is coming just at the right time. We'll hear from him, plus a local food historian about why this place was so special — and how to redo it right. Plus, we bring you the food news and events you need to know heading into your weekend.

For more information on the new Parkmoor Drive-In, click here.

For a list of restaurants with open dining rooms, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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It’s a mashup! Abby Eats, Drink 314, and YOU

It’s a mashup! Abby Eats, Drink 314, and YOU

July 2, 2020

Happy Independence Day Weekend! To celebrate, we're getting together. Sort Of.  If you're still trying to figure out what to do with your holiday, you'll want to listen to this one. Hear what people are saying about going out to eat--or choosing to stay home--in the current phase of the pandemic, then Jordan Palmer of Drink 314 is in the house (Facetime)! Together we'll talk beers of the summer, the drive in craze, and where you can catch fireworks this weekend amid all the shutdowns.

For more information about The Gateway Resilience Fund, click here.

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A Shift Forward

A Shift Forward

June 25, 2020

What's in a name? Turns out, quite a bit. We talk to the owner of Shift, formerly known as Savage, about why he dumped the name of his acclaimed restaurant and how he says people are reacting.

In food news and weekend events, we'll share the some exciting news about a classic St. Louis tradition returning to the food scene, a great place to score ice cream west of the Missouri River, and how you can relive your spring 2020 — minus the lockdown part.

Read more about Shift's decision to change its name by clicking here.

For more details about the Dierbergs Easter eggs, click here.

For information about Clementine's new location, click here.

For a list of restaurants with open dining rooms, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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It’s time to talk, and Simone Faure isn’t sugarcoating things

It’s time to talk, and Simone Faure isn’t sugarcoating things

June 18, 2020

Cake makes everything better – even tough conversations about race and this moment of reckoning across America.

We chat with the owner of La Patisserie Chouquette about Juneteenth, what it means to support Black-owned businesses, how the right meal can nourish our stomachs and our souls, and the other most offensive thing about Aunt Jemima pancakes.

Plus, Producer Dori is back on the pod to talk about food news and events, the best things we've had to eat this week, and our big Murrow Award win!

Read more about Simone Faure’s Juneteenth celebration here and check out La Patisserie Chouquette while you’re at it.

We have a list of breweries participating in the Black is Beautiful initiative here.

And there’s a list of black-owned businesses in the St. Louis area here.

We need a break — tell us *your* story

We need a break — tell us *your* story

June 4, 2020

We want to hear from you about how things are going... and how you're eating... during this ongoing pandemic.

If you work in the food world, what’s something you wish other people knew? What’s your employment situation been like? How have safety measures changed how you do your job? You don’t have to tell us where you work, or worked—or you can give them a shout out!

And if you’re an eater — we want to hear from you, too! What do you think about the “new normal” dining experience? What do you want to see, or not see, from restaurant owners?

You can email us a written message or a voice memo: podcasts@ksdk.com, or call and leave a voice message at 314-254-2667. That’s our super fancy Google Voice number.

We’ve extended the call, so the deadline is now June 22, 2020.

COVID hit deep. Their roots run deeper.

COVID hit deep. Their roots run deeper.

May 28, 2020

You probably aren't used to having to think this hard about where your food comes from — but when even a trip to the grocery store is an ordeal, local farmers and growers are working to feed the demand.

How shortages and supply-chain issues are impacting them, the unexpected items they've begun stocking next to their regular produce and why farmers might be the best equipped of all of us to get through this pandemic (even the ones who studied theater and welding).

GIVE US A SHOUT:
We’re working on an upcoming episode about people who work in the food industry: what’s life been like for you? What do you wish customers — or your employers — knew?

You can remain anonymous if you’d like, we just want to hear from you. Send a typed message or a voice memo recording to podcasts@ksdk.com or call and leave a message at 314-254-2667. Messages must be received by June 2.

For a list of restaurants with open dining rooms, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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Back in business

Back in business

May 21, 2020

Restaurants in Missouri are now able to reopen — so, now what? We'll take you inside (sort of) the local places where you haven't been able to snag a table for months to show you how it looks a little different. Find out why they've decided now is the time to reopen, and tell you the rules you should follow if you go out.

For a list of restaurants with open dining rooms, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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Something worth celebrating

Something worth celebrating

May 14, 2020

This week we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes from our first year of podcasting to celebrate Chef Michael Gallina being named a finalist for “Best Chef – Midwest” in the 2020 James Beard Foundation Awards... and to celebrate an award for Abby Eats St. Louis!

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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Until next time, seize the plate!

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“Eat Your Veggies!” originally aired in August 2019

In this episode, we're eating our vegetables and loving them! Some of the most creative, inventive chefs in the country let us behind the scenes, where they're working veggie magic, and they share how we can all spice things up.

We chat with Michael and Tara Gallina, the power couple behind Vicia. We also talk to Dave Bailey, the man behind Baileys' Restaurants.

What's your secret to mixing in more veggies or getting a picky eater to eat their greens? Send your comments, questions and suggestions to podcasts@ksdk.com

Feed the need

Feed the need

May 7, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants have been among the hardest hit economically — yet a band of local restaurateurs are still rolling up their sleeves and getting the job done to feed front line health care workers.

Meals for Meds is doing important work and the program just got a shot in the arm thanks to Chef Jose Andres’ Frontline Foods initiative. Hear how this effort has helped keep cash flowing at local restaurants and why the owner of Knead Bakehouse and Provisions says it’s brought the restaurant community even closer together (plus her tips on baking with your family and getting your sourdough to rise properly!)

For our web story with all the links and information you need, click here.

For information on Meals for Meds, click here.

To contribute to Frontline Foods St. Louis, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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Future reservations

Future reservations

April 30, 2020

Is it time to flip the sign back to “open” in the window of our local restaurants? With restrictions being eased in many states and areas soon — including Missouri — it’s a question restaurant owners, chefs, employees and patrons are talking about, so we are, too. On this episode, we’ll talk to two local restaurateurs and food-entrepreneurs about the new guidelines they’ll have to consider, how your favorite restaurants might be coming to your neighborhood and what it could look like the next time you go out to eat, whenever that might be.

For coverage of reopening guidelines for the St. Louis area, click here.

For more information about what restaurants could look like, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering curbside and altered service, click here.

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Email us: podcasts@ksdk.com