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In the News: Benton Park West and Cherokee Street

Photo: VISTA Ramen courtesy of St. Louis Magazine

In case you missed these gems, here are links to press articles about businesses, residents, or other mentions of Benton Park West and/or Cherokee Street.

July 1: Bespoke presents Straw Into Gold.

Almost five months after the Livery Company closed its doors on Cherokee Street, the beloved bar and music venue plans to reopen in the Carondelet neighborhood.

1. Kalbi Taco Shack, a new family-run eatery, has opened its doors at 2301 Cherokee St., serving tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls, among other items.

We spent the next four days in STL exploring the city, and now going there feels like second nature. Love Seoul Taco, love hanging on Cherokee, and I think we’ve been to City Museum 2-3 times each by now.

Last June, The Mud House’s cold-brew tonic garnered a mention in Bon Appetit: “Think: coffee with notes of wood and barrel-aged accents.

Whether you’re in the mood for margaritas and chips or a full meal, St. Louis’ many Mexican restaurants have something for everyone.

Vista Ramen has opened on Cherokee Street.

At a new family-run eatery on Cherokee Street, visitors will find Asian cuisine presented with a Mexican spin in a casual setting. Kalbi Taco Shack had its grand opening on June 18, serving up tacos, burritos, quesadillas, rice bowls, banh mi, Vietnamese coffee and bubble tea.

If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the pambazo sandwiches at Mexcla, you're out of luck.

The 2016 St. Louis Underground Music Festival, or SLUM Fest, is this weekend at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center.

When Will Gilbert isn't being hounded by Alex Trebek on Jeopardy, he manages STL Style on Cherokee Street.

Once upon a time, there was a little restaurant run with much love and only a little cash by a hard-working entrepreneur.

Two Microbreweries Face Off, St. Louis Magazine, 6/17/2016

Earthbound and Modern Brewery are small-but-mighty forces in the St. Louis beer scene.

It's Ok to Joke About Chris Lee's New Gig, St. Louis Magazine, 6/16/2016

The versatile chef drops anchor on Cherokee Street with two new businesses—Chef's Table STL and Sure Lee's.

Seeing live music is one of the greatest ways to experience the city, and there’s no shortage of great music and venues.

A-List 2016: Culture & Amusements, St. Louis Magazine, 6/16/2016

New Music Venue: The Blue Pearl

Art Supply Store: South City Art Supply Co

Grab your crafts, instruments and food trucks — or maybe just your wallet. Cherokee Street's wildly popular swap meet is expanding to the Arch, and you're invited to join in on the fun.

Jeremy Joyce: Shuttling between New Orleans and St. Louis, the soulful folk balladeer frequently visits Cherokee while in town.

Kalbi Taco Shack (2301 Cherokee Street) held its soft opening Saturday, June 11, bringing Cherokee Street an altogether new combination of Korean, Mexican and bubble tea.

The Luminary and KDHX presents “Mutual Benefit” with Florist on Friday, June 17 at The Luminary.

What a concept! Korean-Mexican fusion—AND bubble tea.

The eMAP kickoff will be at Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee St.

Melt closed June 6, but...

Cherokee Street received a blast of Asian flavor last week, when VISTA Ramen (2609 Cherokee) held its grand opening after three years of preparation.

Melt Has Closed on Cherokee Street, Riverfront Times, 6/08/2016

Melt (2712 Cherokee Street), the popular breakfast diner and bar that boasted high tin ceilings, eclectic cocktails and some of the best waffles in the city, has officially closed its doors.

Weaver sold his shares in the food festival to a partner — and immediately co-founded 2720 Cherokee, the warehouse-sized music venue and gallery space that anchors the increasingly influential art and music scene on Cherokee Street.

3 Art Openings to Visit This Weekend, Riverfront Times, 6/02/2016

Alexandria Eregbu: The Shadow on the Ground, The Luminary 2701 Cherokee St, Opens 7-10 p.m. Fri., June 3.

The key to a great sandwich is a great sauce, and the CHICKEN TORTA at LA VALLESANA has two.

Cherokee Street’s newest dining destination, VISTA Ramen, opened its doors last week.

On Memorial Day, Cherokee Street gets a new full-service dinner destination: Vista Ramen.

Sneak Peek: VISTA Ramen Opens Monday, May 30, St. Louis Magazine, 5/26/2016

The ramen craze continues in a 36-seat shop at 2609 Cherokee Street.

33. Buy some unmentionables at STL Style — and mention them

39. Check out the new bar on Cherokee

At the bottom of the menu at Propaganda, owner Tatyana Telnikova inserts an important footnote: “Let it be declared from here on out: Any and all consumption of alcohol must be accompanied by reason, meaning, thought and friendship in the form of a meaningful toast. Honor the party and your comrades with every drink.”

Articles compiled by the Benton Park West Neighborhood Association.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association

P.O. Box 18671

St. Louis, MO 63118


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