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Spicy Bits - Ladue News: Food & Dining

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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:41 am, Fri Aug 15, 2014.

The 2014 Budweiser Taste of St. Louis will be held Sept. 19 to 21. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular food-centric event, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Highlights include showcases by celebrity chefs TYLER FLORENCE and DUFF GOLDMAN, as well as plenty of fine food, courtesy of some of St. Louis' best chefs and restaurants. This year also is the first time the event will be held at its new location at the Chesterfield Amphitheater in Central Park and Chesterfield Village. Check out TasteSTL.com for a full listing of all participating eateries and a complete rundown of events for the weekend.

Sushi fans will be pleased to hear that Baiku Sushi Lounge is slated to open in September in the Hotel Ignacio in Midtown, taking over the space that once housed Cafe Pinxtos. The eatery is a joint venture between restaurateur BRAD BERACHA (formerly of Miso and Araka in Clayton) and STEVE SMITH (owner of Triumph Grille, City Diner, Alumni and Dooley's). The sushi will be created by chef Soung Min Lee, formerly of Miso and Central Table Food Hall in the CWE.

LHC, formerly known as Local Harvest Cafe, has announced another change in hours and service. The restaurant has discontinued lunch and dinner service, and will only offer weekend brunch from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays. In a Facebook announcement, the owners stated the changes were necessary to keep the business, including Local Harvest Grocery, afloat.

The final O'Fallon Food Truck Frenzy of the summer will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 in Fort Zumwalt Park, just off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway at 1000 Jessup Drive. The current truck lineup includes Bombay Food Junkies; Zia’s; Kona Ice; Destination Desserts; Yo! Salsa; My Big Fat Greek Truck; Steamroller Bagel & Deli; Wing Nutz; 2 Girls 4 Wheels; and L’Ecole Culinaire. There also will be live music, courtesy of Palm Trio. Admission and parking for the event are free.

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