Introducing Gift Horse, the Best Way to Give Juniper's Housemade Goods for the Holidays

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Love Juniper's biscuits? Soon you can take them home. | Jennifer Silverberg

Just in time for the holiday season to begin, Juniper (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-329-7696) is developing a retail element for some of its most popular accouterments. It's called Gift Horse and it will debut online and at the restaurant in several weeks.

See also: #99: Breadbasket at Juniper

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Death in the Afternoon Named One of the Best New Restaurants in the Midwest

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Housemade all-beef hot dog nestled in a poppy-seed bun and topped with yellow mustard, tomato, green relish, spicy peppers. | Jennifer Silverberg

Conde Nast Traveler put together a list of the fifteen best new restaurants in the Midwest, and our own Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) came in at No. 8. Our only complaint (and no disrespect to Indianapolis and Michigan, which both snagged multiple spots) is that there's only one. The St. Louis food scene is booming, and it's just starting to make people across the country take notice.

See also: Zagat Gives St. Louis Some Love with Must-Visit List

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Walnut Grill Moves Forward in Ellisville for December Opening

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After Chevy's vacated a lucrative space near the intersection of Clarkson and Clayton Roads in Ellisville, we have been watching to see what restaurant would snag it. The Crafty Chameleon, a craft beer bar, took over some of it, and as we reported in June, Pittsburgh restaurant Walnut Grill will join the bar. At first, we were dismayed that it was another chain, but it's a little more local than we thought.

See also: Walnut Grill Opening in Ellisville in Former Chevy's Space

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F&D Prime Culinary Tours Launches with Comet Coffee Sampling

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Explore Comet Coffee with F&D Prime Culinary Tours. | F&D Prime

Dining tours were a big trend last year, and it looks like there's another one on the scene. F&D Prime Culinary tours will launch this weekend with several sessions with Comet Coffee (5708 Oakland Avenue; 314-645-7158).

See also: Dinner Lab Experiments With Underground Dining in St. Louis

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Brew Hub Expands Experimental Brewery to St. Louis

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The future St. Louis Brew Hub, complete with...fighter jets? | Brew Hub

Brew Hub was founded two years ago in St. Louis, but its first brewery ended up in Lakeland, Florida. It's something of a shared office space: brewing equipment for craft breweries that don't have the capacity, capital or proximity to open their own brewpub. The second Brew Hub is set to open in Chesterfield in early 2016.

See also: Morgan Street Brewery Up for Sale, Owners Look to Retire

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The Red Door Adds Nightlife Lounge Downtown

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Red Door (217 North Seventh Street; 314-231-2867) has been quietly serving a Chinese buffet downtown for the past year, but it's now looking to fill a neighborhood void: It's open every night but Monday, and looks to bring in every kind of person. Co-owner William Bielefeldt tells us why downtown is lacking in diversity and how Red Door aims to fix it.

See also: The Nine Best Chinese Restaurants in St. Louis

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Edward Jones Dome Goes Local for the Rams' 2014-15 Season

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The heart-stopping BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen is now available at the Edward Jones Dome. | Laura Miller

It's officially football season! The Rams didn't pick up Michael Sam, and Sam Bradford is out for the season, but we have a feeling this just may be our year (OK, not really, but we can dream). Even if the Rams aren't winning, there's a pretty good reason to head over to the Edward Jones Dome (701 Convention Plaza Street; 314-342-5201) this fall: all-local concessions.

See also: Check Out the New Sub Zero Bars at Edward Jones Dome

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Monte Bello Pizzeria Reopens After Kitchen Renovations

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The St. Louis-style pie at Monte Bello. | Mabel Suen

Monte Bello Pizzeria (3662 Weber Road; 314-638-8861) is the little restaurant that could. Owner Tom Nix took over the 64-year-old family business last year, only to be thwarted by plumbing issues in June. The needed kitchen renovations were so extensive that Nix wasn't sure Monte Bello would stay open. Luckily, it opened on Thursday to a warm welcome.

See also: Monte Bello Pizza Closed Due to Plumbing Issues

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Prasino St. Charles Gets New Ownership

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The dining room at Prasino. | Jennifer Silverberg

Prasino (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles;) opened last spring, the first Missouri outpost of the Chicago-based, eco-friendly chain. Reviews were mixed at best -- we found it inconsistent -- and the restaurant has continued operating fairly quietly for the better part of a year.

See also: Green, But Sustainable? Prasino has eco-friendly dining down. Consistency is a work in progress.

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Hacienda Begins Renovations and Tequila Upgrades

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A rendering of the new bar at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. | Courtesy Hacienda

Tex-Mex mainstay Hacienda (9748 Manchester Road; 314-962-7100) is expanding its tequila menu and renovating the indoor bar in the next month. The restaurant has been in its historic Rock Hill building since 1977.

See also: Anthonino's Taverna Celebrates 10 Years With Renovation and Expansion

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