The Libertine's Josh Galliano Brings a Taste of the Mississippi to the James Beard House

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The Libertine's chef Josh Galliano | courtesy of the Libertine

Tonight, the Libertine's (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) Josh Galliano brings Mississippi-inspired cuisine to the venerable James Beard House in New York City. This culinary honor, reserved for the nation's top chefs, is a chance for Galliano to not only showcase his river-country-inspired cuisine, but also to give back to the foundation he credits with jump-starting his culinary career.

See Also: Family Meal at the Libertine: What Chef Josh Galliano and His Staff Eat Before Service

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Now Open: Truffles Butchery, Peacock Loop Diner, Pizzeoli and More

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The Peacock Loop Diner's already famous neon sign. | Nancy Stiles

There have been a slew of restaurant openings this week and even more to come before October is over. In case you missed it, here are a few new places you might want to check out this weekend.

See also: The Corner Cup Plans New Menu and Expansion in Dogtown

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De.lish Cheesecake Bakery is Up for Sale -- Sort Of

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The Inferno at de.lish Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe. | Zach Garrison

Fans of the north-county cheesecake bakery de.lish Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe (1060 St. Catherine Street, Florissant; 314-831-7400) have been up in arms this week ever since owner Jeff Mullersman posted on Facebook that he was putting the business up for sale. It turns out it things aren't that black and white.

See also: Yacovelli's to Close After 95 Years

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#61: Pumpkin Maple Latte at Kaldi's Coffee

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The pumpkin maple latte at Kaldi's Coffee. | Zoe Klein

This time of year, pumpkin spice lattes are about as ubiquitous as falling leaves and decorative gourds. There's something about that first chill in the air that whips folks into a squash-guzzling frenzy -- and everyone from beer brewers to dog-biscuit manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon.

See Also: The Five Best Pumpkin Spice Lattes in St. Louis

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The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 17-19

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It's happy hour all night at the Libertine as chef Josh Galliano cooks at the James Beard House in NYC. | Jennifer Silverberg

The rain is finally gone, and you can enjoy this weekend in all is autumnal glory. Check out the Harvest Festival at Laumeier Sculpture Park or celebrate 19th-century German culture in Marthasville. Continue on for our food-related recommendations for this weekend.

See also: Kevin Nashan to Host Chef Sean Brock at the Peacemaker October 25

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BaiKu Sushi Lounge's New Midtown Restaurant: Specialty Sushi, Noodle Bowls and More

Categories: First Look

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BaiKu's "Tuna Tiradito," lightly seared big-eye tuna with ponzu, chive oil, tobiki, spooled daikon, schchimi togarashi and toasted garlic chips.
As reported by Gut Check in July, BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-896-2500) joins the Hotel Ignacio building's offerings which includes the MOTO Museum and Triumph Grill. Keeping with the overarching concept, BaiKu -- Japanese for motorcycle -- features a dining area with deconstructed bike parts as well as a contemporary lounge to sip on beer and sake by the glass or bottle.

See also: BaiKu Sushi Lounge Opening in Midtown

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Kevin Nashan to Host Chef Sean Brock at the Peacemaker October 25

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Heritage by Sean Brock. | Courtesy Artisan Books

James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock has just come out with his first cookbook, Heritage, and Kevin Nashan will be hosting his St. Louis book signing. Not only will Brock be on hand to discuss his elegant Southern recipes, but the kitchen at Nashan's Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. (1831 Sidney Street; 314-772-8858) will be cooking up some of Brock's food.

See also: Kevin Nashan Talks Battling New York Chef Harold Moore on Knife Fight

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The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: October 8-15

Categories: Food Porn

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A glorious charcuterie board at Five Bistro. | Instagram/obiwandevoti

Pumpkin (spice) season is in full swing, and so is the fall. This means warm, savory creations from St. Louis' best chefs are just waiting to get in your belly. We're not worried about putting on a few pounds this winter if it means we get to eat even a sliver of what's popping up on our Instagram feed. Check out our favorite Instagrams from St. Louis foodies, and let us know if there's someone we should be following in the comments.

See also: 10 Best Bakeries and Candy Shops to Score Special Halloween Treats

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Thursday Throwdown: Italian Sandwiches from Adriana's vs. Amighetti's Bakery & Cafe

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Amighetti's on the Hill. | The Riverfront Times

Judging from the lines out of their doors, it's clear that both Adriana's (5101 Shaw Avenue; 314-773-3833) and Amighetti's Bakery & Cafe (5141 Wilson Avenue; 314-776-2855) have their fair share of loyal customers. For this week's Thursday Throwdown, we headed to these Institutions on the Hill to see whose Italian sandwich reigns supreme.

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Perennial and New Belgium Release "Lips of Faith" Collaboration

Categories: Beer

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Collaboration tap handle.
Collaborations between breweries aren't exactly new, but their results have become a much more common sight on area beer shelves lately. They can give brewers a chance to exchange ideas with others and mix their individual house styles. The best collaborations often result in something unique that neither brewery would normally make on their own.

In the last year, we've seen local collaborations from Schlafly and Sam Adams and Columbia's Log Boat Brewing Company and 4 Hands. Now New Belgium has released a beer made with Perennial Artisan Ales (8125 Michigan Avenue; 314-631-7300): the Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout. You can currently find it in stores across the St. Louis area as part of New Belgium's "Lips of Faith" series of beers.

See also: Perennial's Abraxas Named the Best Beer in Missouri

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