Abby Eats St. Louis
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:, 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.

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