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Dining Out: St. Louis

Vista Ramen

I’ve effusively written about restaurants that do modern Asian well in the past, with places like D.C.’s Maketto and Singapore’s Candlenut being some of my favorite restaurants I’ve ever…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Big Baby Q

Every restaurant has a different vibe. It’s not just how the restaurant looks, but how it makes you feel. For example, eating lunch at Vicia makes me feel…

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Torta Ahogada

I do my best not to do the standard Food Network reaction when I eat something delicious (you know the one: they take a bite, then simultaneously roll…

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Union Loafers’ Pizza

Hey Spencer, didn’t you already write about Union Loafers’ pizza? I sure did. Back in the old days (this summer), Loafers only made pizza once a week. If…

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I Love Juice Bar

Wasn’t it great complaining/humble-bragging to your coworkers at work the last few days about how you’re still full from Christmas feasting, when you expertly prepared that whatever? First of all,…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Publico’s Happy Hour

“The Mini-Taco Chronicles” INT. HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA, ST. LOUIS, MO – 2005 A young Spencer stands in line in his school’s cafeteria, anxiously awaiting his turn to have…

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Randolfi’s White Bolognese

Update: Randolfi’s has since closed. Months ago, I recommended that a friend have a celebratory dinner at Randolfi’s. She texted me midway through her meal, exclaiming that the white…

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Luau at the Four Seasons

You always want what you can’t have, and growing up, that was pork for me. Like a lot of Jewish kids, I grew up in a half-heartedly Kosher…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Brewers Guild x Reeds American Table

With something like 150 separate events going on for St. Louis Craft Beer Week, one stood out above all others to me: the St. Louis Brewers Guild Beer…

Dining Out: St. Louis

With Food and Love: Midsummer

For you pop-up dinner lovers, I’ve got another option for you: fellow food blogger Sherrie Castellano of With Food and Love has started a series of small, intimate dinners. And,…

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Yori Korean Cuisine

While the rest of the country (and world, really) have been enjoying a surge in Korean restaurants over the last few years, St. Louis has not. We’re still…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Schlafly Farmers Market

Too lazy to wake up in time to get to the Tower Grove Farmers Market before everything’s been bought? Me too. Lucky for us, there’s another option: Schlafly Bottleworks’…