Local coffee start-up brews goodwill
Mar22

Local coffee start-up brews goodwill

For those looking for a charitable cause that’s easy on the palate, look no further than Goodbrew Roasting. Goodbrew is a noble idea brought to life by local coffee roasters and longtime South St. Louis residents Melissa and Steve Neske that takes aim at providing much needed funding to area schools through education and portions of sales from their coffee. Filling the streets of South St. Louis with the alluring smell of Honduran...

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Friday night fryers
Mar21

Friday night fryers

On the South Side, the end of the week means fish fries 4:15 p.m. Friday. John Marshall is standing in line waiting to pay for a ticket at St. Pius V Catholic Church’s fish fry. By this time, he knows what to expect. Marshall, 79, has been partaking since his family moved into the parish in 1953. As a student in the parish grade school, he volunteered at the fish fry. Except for one 10-year period when his family belonged to another...

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Cajun Cook-Off warms Soulard
Feb23

Cajun Cook-Off warms Soulard

SOULARD—What’s the best part of a pre-Mardi Gras Festival? “The food, absolutely,” says Jeff Gillmeister of St. Charles, who has been attending the Cajun Cook-Off for the past four years. While the streets of Soulard may have been cold and filled with remnants of the prior night’s snowstorm, the inside of the big white tent erected on the south side of Soulard Market resembled Bourbon Street itself.   The Cajun Cook-Off featured eight...

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A Spark for Food Justice
Oct25

A Spark for Food Justice

When it comes to brainstorming sessions, almost nothing can get your  wheels turning better than food. It’s the ingredient that powers our mind to think outside the box. Many great ideas were discovered over a few slices of pizza, with conversations by a group of diverse individuals. That’s what FoodSpark is trying to do: Create social change through their community potlucks. The Spark is an event organized by FoodSpark,  a pop-up...

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Jerk Soul brings island spice to Hyde Park
Sep14

Jerk Soul brings island spice to Hyde Park

HYDE PARK — Newcomers to the Hyde Park community, Jerk Soul restaurant owners Telie Woods and Zahra Spencer add some island spice to north St. Louis. Opening the door earlier this year, Woods and Spencer came across the storefront space their third day in St. Louis after being displaced because of the previous hurricane season that destroyed their home and business plans in the Virgin Islands. Just barely escaping Hurricane...

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