Abby Eats St. Louis
Apples to apples… to hard cider

Apples to apples… to hard cider

October 21, 2021

It's like big kid apple juice, and soon Brick River Cider Company hopes it'll be flowing through the taps and in cans for purchase around the country. How the owner found fertile ground for his Midwest roots to start something traditional and new all at the same time, why he's technically classified as a winery, and the surprising role toothpaste has had in his R + D process.

Plus, a fall-tastic weekend planner!

For a list of fall-related events click here.

For a list of Halloween-related events click here.

For the list of places participating in St. Louis Taco Week click here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
For the love of gourds

For the love of gourds

October 14, 2021

Does this time of year have you seeing orange? We got the gourds: this episode is all about pumpkins, punkin’! We’ll teach you some fun facts to bring up at your next festive fall gathering and take you to Pumpkin Land, the Thies Farm mainstay that’s been doing it big every fall for decades.

Then, we have a hearty helping of food news and a weekend planner that gives you everything except an excuse to be bored this autumn in #STL!

For a list of fall-related events click here.

For a list of Halloween-related events click here.

For the list of places participating in St. Louis Taco Week click here.

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

Until next time... Seize the plate!
Business is a beach

Business is a beach

October 7, 2021

This week we're introducing you to someone who should probably write a book or run for office or be making millions as a big time corporate CEO — or at the very least be relaxing on the sandy Gulf Shores beaches — but is instead pouring himself into his Gulf Shores Restaurants. How he says keeping busy during the pandemic will set them up for future success, why he calls the restaurant his "pulpit" and the conversations he hopes you're having with strangers in his dining room.

Plus, we have all the fall fun in your weekend planner and a chance to help Dori make a big decision. Seize the plate!

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Getting wired

Getting wired

September 30, 2021

Dale Schotte left a successful IT career to help people get wired and connected in a different way: over a good cup of coffee. Now, Park Avenue Coffee has locations around St. Louis and helps make about 100 other local shops happen. We talked to him about how an offhand comment became his new vocation, why he believes the industry will bounce back and what he says is the best decision he's ever made.

Plus, we'll help you celebrate International Coffee Day, and we have a jam-packed planner for your first weekend of October!

Check out Coffee Day deals here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
5 Burning Questions: Donna Vickers on Taste of St. Louis and beyond

5 Burning Questions: Donna Vickers on Taste of St. Louis and beyond

September 23, 2021

She's opening a restaurant next month in Hazelwood and she's excited to meet you at Taste of St. Louis this weekend! We scored a few minutes on the busy Simply Cooking With Donna schedule to chat with the chef/owner about all of the opportunities coming her way and what she's most excited about right now.

We have the details ahead of Taste, plus a rundown of all sorts of fun and exciting things happening in St. Louis this weekend and a spooky-spicy treat hitting grocery store shelves soon.

For the full list of participating vendors at Taste of St. Louis 2021 click here.

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Until next time... Seize the plate!
Shots all around at O‘Connell‘s Pub

Shots all around at O‘Connell‘s Pub

September 16, 2021
O'Connell's Pub is your quintessential Irish bar — while at the same time, is unlike any other. The legendary south city spot is familiar, quirky and after five months shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, back open and here to stay.
 
We'll tell you about the unexpected roots and unplanned paths that have kept O’Connell's on the map, how two generations of Parkers have now fallen in to running the place and why as he carries on the family tradition, John Parker is OK making a few enemies.
 
Plus, we're BACK in the booth to catch you up on food news, help you plan your weekend and make you whale-y jealous of where Dori's been.
 
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Until next time... Seize the plate!
Finally: City Foundry’s Food Hall is now open

Finally: City Foundry’s Food Hall is now open

August 11, 2021
In this special edition of Abby Eats St. Louis, we decided to just take you along for each moment of our opening morning experience at the City Foundry Food Hall! We sit down with the Director of Operations, bump in to KSDK photojournalist Joe Young and reporter Savannah Louie between live shots for Today in St. Louis, run in friend of the podcast Caiti Carrow Cheney of Jasper Paul PR, and of *course* chat with some of the chefs and restauranteurs as they prepare to open before the first lunch rush! Then we’ll have a long-view weekend planner ahead of our podcast “summer break.”
 

We will be back with new episodes in September!

(Don’t forget to listen to our August 2020 episode, “Forging Ahead at City Foundry,” for a chat with one of the developers about how the project came to be!)

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Until next time... Seize the plate!

The spirit and Seoul of St. Louis

The spirit and Seoul of St. Louis

August 5, 2021

Ten years ago, he was a guy with a good truck: now he’s making a name for himself around the country for his creative and delicious Korean-Mexican fusion brand, Seoul Taco. We sit down with David Choi to talk about Busta Rhymes, growing up in the Korean Church, and how he might owe it all to some guy’s cranky wife. Plus a pivot-edition of the food news and weekend planner!

Playing in the Sandos

Playing in the Sandos

July 29, 2021
We're starting to think Japan has a national law about all of their food being cute and photogenic... even sandwiches. This week, we'll talk to Amy from Sando Shack about how one of the STL's favorite new spots to get in on the sando trend was actually a plan B, why the Asian food scene in St. Louis is special and what's so great about starting something like this in the Midwest.
 
Plus, we dive in to the latest on mask mandates/requirements in St. Louis and St. Louis County and give you some fun ideas for your weekend!
 
Catch KSDK 5 On Your Side's complete Olympics coverage at ksdk.com/olympics!
 
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!
Tokyo Treats: Your guide to Olympic-level snacking

Tokyo Treats: Your guide to Olympic-level snacking

July 22, 2021
You might not be able to travel to see the Games in person, but you can still get a taste of Tokyo as you watch the Olympics beginning this weekend with the most sit-on-the-couch-friendly food group out there: snacks. We take a dive into the colorful and quirky world of Japanese snack foods, with the help of our friends at Global Foods in Kirkwood, to learn more about what sets them apart, what you should know before taking a bite and why it could be worth your time to give them a try.
 
We'll also have a taste test from the pod booth, plus a busy weekend planner!
 
Don't forget, you can catch the opening ceremony on KSDK 5 On Your Side and read complete Olympics coverage at ksdk.com/olympics!
 
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!
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