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Twinkle Brews Candle company started over the love of craft beer and the desire to capture the taste and smell, even after the beer is gone.

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This pandemic has been incredibly hard for all of us but the members of the Red and Black Brass Band are lifting the spirits of St. Louisans through their music. 

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We delve into how gooey butter cake was invented and how the brother-sister duo make one of the most famous St. Louis classics. 

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Andrew Brewer has built a small eatery empire in Cottleville. Not even 30 years old, the owner of Plank Road Pizza, Cottleville Cookies and Cream, and 1798 BBQ has established some of the best restaurants in the region while seamlessly blending into a historic small town in St. Charles County.

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When Krupa and Sid Panchal moved to St. Louis from Bombay, India, they craved the food of their homeland. There are a lot of great Indian restaurants in St. Louis but the Panchals were looking for the street food they loved.

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When Krupa and Sid Panchal moved to St. Louis from Bombay, India, they craved the food of their homeland. There are a lot of great Indian restaurants in St. Louis but the Panchals were looking for the street food they loved.

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Taco Circus is serving up Austin-style Tex Mex on The Hill. Christian Ethridge brought his love of tacos from his home state of Texas. The taqueria first opened in the Bevo Mill neighborhood in 2015 and moved to a larger space on Southwest in the fall of 2019.

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On a nearly one-acre flower farm in the middle of South City, you'll find more than 70 different kinds of flowers growing. When Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschack discovered the property almost a decade ago it was in shambles.

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At Bulrush, the space and food feel modern, but the inspiration for the food is hundreds of years of history rooted in the Ozarks.

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For 20 years, the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has worked to make the Bard more accessible. For their 20th season, the long running festival will put on a performance of Much Ado About Nothing. The festival’s executive producer Tom Ridgely sat down with us to discuss how they continue to shake things up.

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Downtown St. Louis’ latest boutique hotel features a rooftop pool, nods to the buildings’ history and a restaurant with Chef Evy Swoboda at it’s helm.

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A new year brings new beginnings and no one knows about starting fresh like Zahra Spencer and Telie Woods. The two had dreams of opening a beachfront joint in Zahra’s home island of St. Thomas, then Hurricane Irma hit.

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In two days, St. Louis will unveil its new aquarium at Union Station. It's part of a comprehensive makeover of the downtown attraction, and the aquarium is the biggest piece of that renovation.

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'Tis the season for holiday traditions, and we wanted to know what some of Meet St. Louis' most popular guests do to celebrate.

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Adam and Jason Tilford moved around a lot growing up. From the East Coast to the West Coast, their dad was in the Coast Guard and it took them across the US.

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When Scott Ellinger opened up his restaurant The Brass Rail in O’Fallon, he didn’t have enough money to change the sign. So he kept the name of the previous restaurant.

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When Lisa Dolan couldn’t find the clean beauty products she was searching for, she created her own. That was the birth of Lark Skin Co.

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Steve Albers is used to waiting. He waited his entire life for his beloved Blues to win a Stanley Cup and he waited years to open his brewery, Center Ice.

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“If it’s not a ‘F*** Yeah!’ for me, it’s a ‘No.’” In a storefront in Historic St. Charles, Sugarbot Sweet Shop serves ups some of the area’s best treats.

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For Travis Howard and Tim Wiggins, hospitality is top of mind at their restaurants Yellowbelly and Retreat. The two concepts are wildly different, one a tiki-inspired seafood restaurant with an emphasis on rum cocktails, the other a modern American gastropub with a rustic vibe.

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Housed in a once vacant and crumbling gas station, Utah Station is breathing new life into a building and a vegan menu.

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In 1983, Behshid and Hamishe Bahrami opened The Little Kitchen in Downtown St. Louis as a way to support their new baby girl, Natasha. They started out on a convention oven and an electric burner, serving up Persian food for downtown workers.

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50 years ago, a group of Wash U grad students opened up a book store. It was full of anti-war books, Rolling Stone magazines, and all kinds of reading material that you couldn't find anywhere else.

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Caiti Carrow runs Jasper Paul PR, the hospitably public relations firm representing some of the very best in St. Louis’ food scene. From iNDO, to Retreat, and Yellowbelly, to Schlafly and Nathaniel Reid, their clients aren’t just receiving attention in St. Louis but across the country.

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Zoe Robinson opened her first restaurant at 23 and she hasn’t stopped.

A pioneer in the St. Louis restaurant scene, she has created some of the beautiful spaces in St. Louis, from I Fratellini to Bar Les Freres.

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Mac's Local Eats took St. Louis by storm with their incredible burgers in 2017, quickly building a reputation for having some of the best food in town.

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Mitch Frost took a look around The Grove and realized something: There were no late-night food options. Despite many of the bars in the neighborhood being open until 3 a.m., if revelers wanted to grab some grub before heading home, they were largely out of luck.

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Abbey Spencer started off like many brewers, by brewing at home.

Her first batch was pretty good, the second? Undrinkable. But the success of the first drove her to keep trying.

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If you haven't eaten in one of his restaurants, you've certainly heard of them. Rooster, Bailey's Range, Chocolate Bar, Bridge, Small Batch; they're all St. Louis staples.

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For more than a decade, Reine Bayoc has been serving up love and magic at her Shaw bakery. SweetArt started as a crazy dream, a dream that has seen serious success. People line up to the door to try what she describes as vegan soul food.

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The award-winning furniture maker uses his family's 500 wooded acres in rural Illinois. David Stine is behind furniture found in several restaurants and hotels around the area. 

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When Mike Johnson turned 40, he was ready to get out of the restaurant business for good. But instead he decided to give a BBQ restaurant a shot. Now Sugarfire Smokehouse is a huge hit in St. Louis and around the country.

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Blues City Deli is one of the most beloved sandwich spots in the city. The line outside the shop every day at lunchtime can tell you that

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When Charles Glenn auditioned to sing the National Anthem for the St. Louis Blues, his microphone went out two words in. He kept singing without it, and he was so good they hired him anyway.

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At the corner of Main Street and Mill Street in Festus sits one of the most popular breweries in the region. Main & Mill Brewing Company opened in 2014 and quickly grew in popularity for their unique beer and culture of spreading craft beer.

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Since 1984, Purina has been a pioneer in helping improve the lives of animals. It was founded by William Danforth as a feed company for farm animals, and for more than a century, it's called St. Louis home.

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While baking has been a part of her life since childhood, it wasn't until she was crowned "The Next Great Baker" on TLC's hit baking show that her career took off.

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The banners read, "It's a damn good day to give a damn," the coffee mug reads, "gutsy little lady," and the rainbow keychain reads, "you're magic baby."

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Brian Nolan has been brewing beer since college, well before the internet was filled with how-to guides. But it wasn’t until decades later that he would turn his passion project into a career; and it wouldn’t have happened if not for a push from his friends.

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When Jeffrey and Pamela Blair were raising their four children, they had a hard time finding books that reflected African Americans in a positive light.

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The award-winning establishment is taking its next step after a big move from downtown St. Louis to Clayton, but owner James Bommarito says it will feel both new and nostalgic.

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Sami Maurer started out designing a shirt to show off her hometown pride while she was in college in Alabama. But at the time all the St. Louis shirts were generic, so she took her graphic design skills and got to work.

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Tom Schmidt is preparing to open their fifth Salt & Smoke location and this one might be the biggest yet. Two stories and it'll be just feet from Busch Stadium in Downtown to bring their beloved brisket to Cardinals fans.

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From competing on an international level as team captain for the U.S. Culinary Olympic Team, to opening a new restaurant in the middle of a pandemic, Chef Ben Grupe thrives on a challenge.

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Brandon Holzhueter and Brad Merten have been friends since they were teenagers, but it wasn't until after college that the friendship turned into a partnership.

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On International Women's Day, we have an episode celebrating the future of women in St. Louis, in part thanks to a new endeavor by Rung for Women.

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For La'Crassia Wilderness, her journey to loving her skin started years ago. She suffered from dry skin as a child and it was thanks to a woman at the St. Louis African Arts Festival that she first discovered shea butter.

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It's February, the month of love. We take you to St. Ann in north St. Louis County where Chef Jason Lamont is wooing customers with BBQ that he says is love at first bite.

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It's February, the month of love. We take you to St. Ann in north St. Louis County where Chef Jason Lamont is wooing customers with BBQ that he says is love at first bite.

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The end of January is right around when most people give up on their New Year's resolutions, but for Jillian Tedesco, the founder and CEO of Fit-Flavors, to make a resolution and a life change stick, it's about much more than a date on the calendar.

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When the Prapisilp family emigrated to the US in the 1970s they opened Jays Asian Foods, now known as Jays International on South Grand. Soon after, they opened the King and I, St. Louis' first Thai restaurant.

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For 100 years, in the shadow of Anheuser-Busch Brewery, generations have been twisting pretzels by hand.

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In 2020 that might be more important than ever. Thanksgiving will look very different this year for so many families across the country and here in St. Louis.

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Vopli Foods has been curing meats and refining its products for almost 120 years now, but their technique is the same when John Volpi opened his store front in 1902 in what became the Hill neighborhood. 

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Inside STL Foodworks in the Central West End, you’ll find all the equipment of your culinary dreams.

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Lavinia McCoy started Gourmet Soul because the pieces fit together; the timing, the funding, and of course the love that goes into her cooking.

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This week we're chatting with the guys behind Upshot Coffee and Beets & Bones on the ups and downs and the coming. 

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The female-owned company started at the farmer’s market but now you can find their teas in stores across the country.

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For “Big Muddy” Mike Clark, the rivers have always fascinated him, but it was his first ‘source to sea’ trip that made him realize it was something he could do for a living.

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The custom embroidery shop by Abbey Eilermann started with a love for color and the idea that every day should be a party.

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They started as a vendor at the Soulard Farmers Market and now they’ve opened up their own brick and mortar cafe.

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The craft distillery is housed inside a former fast-food restaurant, but when you open the doors you're greeted by the team creating some of the best spirits in the entire country.

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Rick joined us in the podcast to talk about what makes a pizza St. Louis style, the perks of working with his wife and sons every day and the bold moves he took to expand the business and get Dogtown Pizzas in the freezer aisles of all the major stores in St. Louis.

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Many industries have taken a massive hit thanks to COVID-19, and the hospitality industry is no exception. While it's been challenging, Butler's Pantry has history on their side.

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2011 was a year for craft beer. In this episode we chat with the people behind Perennial Artisan Ales as they open a second location. 

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St. Louis is a city filled with the old and the new, and at Firecracker Press on Cherokee, they work to capture both.

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City Museum, created by artist Bob Cassilly, opening in downtown St. Louis in 1997, and hasn't stopped changing since.

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After starting in the St. Louis dining scene in the early 1990s, David Kirkland took his turntable talents to the west coast as a DJ in San Fransisco. Even as a member of the Bay-area music scene, he never lost his passion for the kitchen.