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Abby Eats St. Louis

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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
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
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 t
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 opportuniti
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
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
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 t
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
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 c
"Nobody drinks gin, and you certainly can't open a gin bar in St. Louis – a beer and bourbon town."   That's what Natasha Bahrami said she was told over and over again when she set out to open The Gin Room on South Grand in St. Louis nearly a
The city's favorite festival celebrating local eats is BACK for 2021, and we have the exclusive early details on the event! Find out where you and your friends will be eating this Sept. 24-26, what it took to get here and what the guys who are
It's one of the most confusing and frustrating symptoms and long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection: loss of taste or smell. Stop and think about that for a second: what would it be like to not be able to smell fresh baked bread or the perfum
It took a decade for Todd Brutcher to launch his cocktail mixer brand. And in just its first few years, Southside Alchemy has won international acclaim for its bloody mary mix. A favorite in restaurants and on grocery store shelves, we'll talk
You can't have summer in St. Louis without serving up pork steak, so we're talking to some of the folks who do it best: Kenrick's Meats & Catering and Beast Craft BBQ. Why they say the staple cut is a St. Louis essential, how it came to be and
What do you do when you’re a mom of four, climbing out of a pandemic and walking away from businesses your family’s owned for well over a decade? If you’re Amy Gamlin, of course you open another new business! How Amy’s Cake Pop Shop and Boozy B
Before David and Jerri Hoffman were developers investing (and making) money into transforming businesses and even communities, they were just a couple of kids from Washington, Missouri. Now, they're getting back to their roots and buying up new
We'll introduce you to the pint-sized ladies who run Chocolate Girls Cookies, a "small business" that's flourishing in St. Louis despite Nadia and Maya running it between school, homework and being kids! We'll also take a deep dive into what h
As we get ready to feed our inner party animal that’s been dormant for the past 14 months, caterers are ready — especially Ces and Judy’s Catering Company, the preferred caterer for events, venues and businesses around St. Louis. They’re celebr
It's a museum, with collections paying tribute to the last half century of pop culture and visitors to St. Louis. It's a venue, with some of the most legendary names in music taking the stage. And it's a darn good place to get a hamburger. We s
Styrofoam boxes and plastic utensils: unwanted sides that came with supporting local restaurants during a pandemic. And now that we're starting to venture out in the world again, what should we do with all the food spoiling in our refrigerators
The chief chocolatier from a world renowned confectioner is taking his career to new heights as the Director of Culinary — for a cannabis company. What he likes most about the new business, what's surprised him and who can legally try his produ
It's OK, we all do it: no matter how hungry you are, before you pick up your fork to dive in to your gorgeous plate of food — you grab your phone to snap a picture. Whether you take the photo for yourself, for the likes, for your memory book… w
Spring is when we come back to life. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, we change out of sweatpants and put on real clothes — this year especially. We come out of hibernation. And for Bogart’s, that was quite literal. Why the own
Restaurant owners are filling tables but having a hard time filling positions on their staff, and they're calling it "everyone's biggest problem right now." We take a look at what could be behind the issue, what’s being done to attract employee
This week we're continuing the conversation with four local foodies about the year the restaurant industry has experienced, where to go from here and how hospitality is forever changed. Be sure to listen to Part 1 from last week as well, and yo
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