Steve's Hot Dogs Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward With Second Location

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The "Aye Chihuahua Dog" at Steve's. | Mabel Suen

Good news for hot-dog fans: Steve's Hot Dogs (2131 Marconi Avenue; 314-762-9899) met its Indiegogo fundraising goal and more Sunday night and is moving ahead with its second location. Owner Steve Ewing announced back in May that he would be opening a Tower Grove East outpost of his restaurant on the Hill.

See also: Happy Hour at Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill: Jump Right In and Relish the Savings

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Layla Debuts New Menu Focusing on Burgers and Shawarma

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Baba ganoush is still on the menu at Layla. | Jennifer Silverberg

Jason Sparks bought Layla (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-553-9252) in September 2013 when it was strictly a Lebanese restaurant. Now, he's finally turning it into a spot that matches the vibe of the Grove, the up-and-coming, eclectic neighborhood it's a part of. Sparks added burgers and made the restaurant more Mid East fusion last year, but his new menu really matches his vision of what Layla should be.

See also: Layla Lebanese Restaurant's makdous inspires an eggplant epiphany: The apotheosis of aubergine!

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Tim Horton's Wants You to Decide Where It Lands in St. Louis

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Canadian bakery chain Tim Horton's is heading to St. Louis, with some 40 locations planned by 2018. The powers that be want your (our?) help picking the spots. That could probably be done with a little market research, but whatever.

See also: Tim Horton's Plans 40 St. Louis Locations by 2018

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Dinner Lab Experiments With Underground Dining in St. Louis

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A past Dinner Lab event. | Jason Martin

St. Louis is no stranger to underground dining. You may remember the secret dinners that got Juniper chef John Perkins started here in town, which turned into the dining club Entre. There hasn't been much of that lately, but New Orleans-based Dinner Lab is about to change that.

The company started in August 2012 as a way to provide late-night dining options. The "secret" dinners were at midnight, which Dinner Lab figured out pretty quickly wasn't a good business model.

"All our diners showed up drunk," laughs co-owner Brian Bordainick.

See also: John Perkins Revives His Underground Dinners with Salon1500

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Sneak Peek at the Restaurant at the Cheshire's Brand New Lunch Menu (PHOTOS)

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Now seating for lunchtime. | Jennifer Silverberg

Fans of chef Rex Hale's rustic American comfort food no longer have to wait until dinnertime to sate their cravings. This month, the Restaurant at the Cheshire (6300 Clayton Road; 314-647-7300) began lunch service, featuring versions of its dinner favorites interpreted for the daytime crowd.

See Also: Country Chef, City Chef Highlights Farm-to-Table at the Restaurant at the Cheshire

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Saint Louis Bread Co. in Richmond Heights Moving Across the Street

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The current cafe at 6701 Clayton Road. | Google Street View

If you're a patron of the Saint Louis Bread Co. in Richmond Heights on Clayton Road, don't be confused by news that there's a Saint Louis Bread Co, opening just across the street in a space formerly occupied by Applebee's. No, saturation levels have not reached epic new heights -- it's just that the old Bread Co. is moving into a new space. The new and improved one will open in August.

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Delmar Church's Chicken Gets a New Life from Washington University (Maybe)

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Church's Chicken on Delmar. | Nancy Stiles

The vacant Church's Chicken (6190 Delmar Boulevard) might finally be saved. Washington University is apparently eyeing the spot at Delmar and Skinker Boulevards, which has been empty since Church's closed in May 2013.

See also: Artist Peat Wollaeger Gives Church's Chicken Holy Makeover with Stained Glass "Windows"

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Home Wine Kitchen Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary with One-Time-Only Menu

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Pappardelle with lamb, pork, tomato and ricotta. | Jennifer Silverberg

Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676) amazingly (and somewhat frustratingly) changes its menu every week. If you liked something, too bad -- it's gone. Except for one week of the year. For the third year in a row, chef Cassy Vires and her husband and business partner Josh Renbarger are bringing back their greatest hits for anniversary week.

"We sort of crowdsourced throughout the year. A lot of it is people saying/ 'Please, please, please bring this dish back,'" Renbarger tells us. "Cassy sits down and pares them into a cohesive menu that reflects the year. It's a fun process -- it's fun for us to see as the year goes on and at the end of the year, what dishes really grab people."

See also: Home Wine Kitchen and Table Face Lawsuit from Former Employees

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Chef Brad Watts Talks His New(ish) Gig at the Crossing

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Brad Watts in the Kitchen at Liluma. | Jennifer Silverberg

OK, so executive chef Brad Watts isn't exactly new at the Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375). He's actually been working with owner and restaurateur Jim Fiala for twelve years. For Watts, it's more like a homecoming. We talked to him about his partnership with Fiala and what this means for the restaurant.

See also: The Crossing Competes in James Beard Foundation Taste America Challenge

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Andrew Jennrich, Chef de Cuisine at Farmhaus, Leaves for Truffles Butchery

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Andrew Jennrich, right, at RFT's Iron Fork. | Jon Gitchoff

Truffles (9202 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-567-9100) is (quickly) working its way toward an August 13 opening, but things will go even more smoothly now than Andrew Jennrich is on board. Jennrich was chef de cuisine at Farmhaus and has joined the Butchery Truffles Meat Market as of yesterday.

See also: Truffles in Ladue to Add Butcher Shop

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