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Back for seconds: How to save a restaurant

Back for seconds: How to save a restaurant

September 24, 2020

When we put together this story at the beginning of the year, we couldn't have known where 2020 would take us, or how the concept of "saving restaurants" would wind up being something we all have to do.

But, here we are. This week, we're bringing you a re-airing of this episode, featuring the neighbors who brought the West End Grill and Pub back to life. So listen up, and feel re-inspired to go out and save your favorite restaurants.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

From goodbyes to a good buy: The new owner of Lulu’s

From goodbyes to a good buy: The new owner of Lulu’s

September 17, 2020

You think buying a house is hard? How about buying a restaurant?! We know many of you have been hungry for more info on the reopening of Lulu's Local Eatery, so on this episode you'll hear from the new owner. Why she thinks now is the time to get into the business, who her biggest critics have been so far and how she’s balancing old Lulu’s with Lulu's 2.0.

Also, we have ALL GOOD NEWS in the food news segment and a mega-loaded fall-friendly, cute and cuddly planner to get you into October.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Everything is fine, nothing is fine

Everything is fine, nothing is fine

September 10, 2020

Good news: you can eat food cooked by a critically acclaimed chef in your own home! Bad news: that's because the dining room is closed.

We hear from the chefs behind three local fine-dining spots about how they're adjusting things to make their food more accessible, portable and affordable... at a time when they can't afford not to change.

Plus: food news, weekend planner and a very special new item on the St. Louis food scene that Dori can't wait for you to try.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Life, love, and sandwiches with Mrs. Amighetti

Life, love, and sandwiches with Mrs. Amighetti

September 3, 2020

 It's long been called "St. Louis' Signature Sandwich," and now the sauce that really makes the Amighetti's special is available bottled. Now that you can take the sauce home with you, we decided to visit the home of Mrs. Amighetti herself. How the strong-willed woman invented  it, how love became as much a part of her business strategy as her recipes, and what she says about the state of the restaurant today. Plus, we'll run through the food news and events you need to know ahead of Labor Day Weekend.

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Aisle be there for you

Aisle be there for you

August 27, 2020

Choosing between going out to eat and picking up something from the grocery has never been tastier, thanks to a partnership between Schnucks and local restauranteurs and purveyors. We'll tell you which celebrated STL eats you can find in a grocery aisle near you, how the program came to be, and what the plans are for the future. Plus, in a fully-loaded news segment, we'll share an update on one of the biggest awards in the food world, the latest in a battle between bars and COVID restrictions, and our hotly anticipated fast food plans.
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Forging ahead at City Foundry

Forging ahead at City Foundry

August 20, 2020

The City Foundry will be the region's newest hot spot for events, entertainment and food — but not yet. While COVID-19 may mean pressing pause on opening many of the public facing aspects of the 15-acre space, they're still moving forward and excited to open their doors (eventually).

We'll take you inside to hear from the man whose vision the City Foundry is bringing to life, share the list of food offerings we're already drooling over and tell you how you can get inside for a preview.

Plus, in food news and the weekend planner, we'll tell you about the fall favorites you love — and new ones to try — hitting shelves soon.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Politics at the table

Politics at the table

August 13, 2020

So many of you have been doing all you can to support local restaurants during this scary time. We love that. But unfortunately, for many restaurants, that’s not going to be enough. We hate that.

On this episode, we’re sharing what lawmakers are working on to save the restaurant business. Why Vicia’s Tara Gallina is sacrificing what’s left of her free time to support the cause, how you can get legislation moving and how this help could look a lot different than the CARES Act.

Plus, we have a lot of tasty food news to go over, including several new restaurants coming to the area. And, we have a variety of events you can safely check out this weekend.

Learn more and take action on the RESTAURANTS Act here.

Check out the latest list of restaurants participating in the CWE's Streateries program here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Closed by COVID: What happens when a restaurant has to temporarily shut down?

Closed by COVID: What happens when a restaurant has to temporarily shut down?

August 8, 2020

Almost since the beginning of when restaurant dining rooms were allowed to reopen, they’ve had to close, in many cases, after close contact with the virus that nearly killed the industry. Some shut down for a night, others until further notice, but all are dealing with the reality of doing business during a pandemic.

We talked to the owner of Herbie’s Restaurant in Clayton, who had to close his restaurant for 10 days this summer, to find out what happens when the lights go off, what us diners should feel around for and how they know what to do next when they’re largely in the dark.

Plus, we have big breaking news about a multi-million dollar food-centric development and a combo you and your furry best friend will love.

To learn more about Brass Rail's Thanksgiving fundraising efforts and raffle, click here.

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See the full list of current temporary restaurant closures due to COVID-19 by clicking here.

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“It felt almost a little bit too normal inside.”

“It felt almost a little bit too normal inside.”

July 30, 2020

As the crackdown begins for bars not following social distancing, mask and occupancy guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, we talk to the owner of one bar who voluntarily shut down the inside — again. Why he says they made the move, what he wants bar patrons to keep in mind and the reasons he actually has a heart for the rule breakers.

 

Then, we'll talk food news, tasty collabs, a big Dori cooking win and your weekend planner.

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See the full list of current temporary restaurant closures due to COVID-19 by clicking here.

 

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

Let’s do this.

Let’s do this.

July 23, 2020

The pandemic has taught us a lot of things and made us realize how much we take for granted; that includes a plate of food. Not just at a restaurant or one you've cooked up yourself: anything at all. Food insecurity has skyrocketed as a result of the pandemic's economic shutdown, so we check in with Operation Food Search about how they're meeting the need, why this has become such a problem, and where we can help.

 

EPISODE NOTE: Since recording this episode, Salt + Smoke announced it would be reopening all locations on Thursday, July 23.

For more on Operation Food search, click here.

 

For our list of restaurants that are temporarily closed again because of COVID-19 concerns, click here.

 

For our list of participating Burger Week restaurants, click here.

 

For our guide to Cardinals Opening Day, click here.

 

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