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University City Schools Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley is the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2020 Stellar Performer.U City in The News
September 23, 2020

Disrupter in chief Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley is 2020 Stellar Performer in Education

Rebecca Rivas of The St. Louis American | Sep 23, 2020University City Schools Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley is a status-quo disrupter. “The bravery she shows is unparalleled,” said Christina Groves, middle-school teacher and parent in the district. “It is very clear to those of us who care about the education…
Boogyz DonutsU City in The News
September 10, 2020

Boogyz Donuts Finds Wide Success With Vegan Options in University City

Cheryl Baehr | Thu, Sep 10, 2020 For the last couple of years, Jamil Jabbar has been planning to open a bagel and doughnut shop with the idea of having both a storefront and robust distribution business. Now that it's happened, he can't do anything but laugh at his timing."I…
Sauce Fave - House of IndiaU City in The News
August 21, 2020

House of India is this year’s Sauce Magazine Readers’ Choice Favorite Indian

BY HEATHER HUGHES HUFF // AUGUST 21, 2020The local institutions many regulars might be surprised to hear that owner Satish Kumar never wanted to open a restaurant. Both his father and grandfather ran restaurants in India, but when Kumar left everything and moved alone to the U.S. at age 24,…
Taylor Swift Sends Signed Copies of New Album to Vintage VinylU City in The News
August 20, 2020

Taylor Swift Sends Signed Copies of New Album to Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis

Jaime Lees | Thu, Aug 20, 2020Always one to go way (way) out of her way to spend time with her fans and find special ways to make them feel included, she’s also been surprising us all lately with sudden album releases. And now this: connection to her fans through…
Business Owner SpotlightU City in The News
August 6, 2020

Papa Ray’s Vintage Vinyl Roadshow

Papa Ray's Vintage Vinyl Roadshow Sound the trumpets, blow the horns. The pilot of Papa Ray's Vintage Vinyl Roadshow is now complete. The first episode will air on September 3 on KETC Channel 9 at 8 p.m. CST and Papa Ray and the Vintage Vinyl staff will share the story…
The Banh Mi ShopU City in The News
August 3, 2020

Jimmy Trinh of The Banh Mi Shop on Crispy Fried Shallots, Food Processors and a Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

Mabel Suen | Aug 3, 2020While doing their part to maintain social distance, home cooks everywhere are honing their skills in the kitchen. Feast consulted with some of St. Louis' finest chefs and business owners for their best advice on how to make easy, wholesome meals using simple pantry staples. Find out…
U City in The News
July 14, 2020

Winslow’s Table Featured in Riverfront Times

Service in the Pandemic: From Wine Guy to Working Winslow's Table's Window Posted By Cheryl Baehr on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 6:15 am Nick Denietolis began his food career working at Schnuck's when he was a teenager. Eventually, he moved up to the meat department, gaining valuable food prep experience that helped him transition to…
U City in The News
June 17, 2020

Black-Owned Businesses like Eyeseeme Bookstore Seeing an Increase in Sales

As interest in books on anti-racism has skyrocketed over the last couple of weeks, Eyeseeme African American Children’s Bookstore has seen a huge increase in online sales, said owner Jeffrey Blair. “We were very well-positioned in order to help fulfill that need.” As millions of people have taken to the…
U City in The News
June 10, 2020

In University City, Artists Spend Hours Painting Portrait of George Floyd

by: Michelle Madaras Posted: Jun 10, 2020 / 06:50 PM CDT / Updated: Jun 10, 2020 / 05:51 PM CDT UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Businesses here in the Delmar Loop are now covered with colorful pictures and messages, but one done all in black-and-white stands out amongst them all. A portrait of George Floyd now…
American Falafel University City LoopBusiness Owner SpotlightU City in The News
June 5, 2020

American Falafel: University City’s Newest Restaurant

American Falafel opened last weekend at 6134 Delmar on the Delmar Loop. Owner Moh Qadadeh, whose family roots are in Jordan, serves up fresh Mediterranean fare created from family recipes and prepared by a chef who previously worked at a high-end hotel in Amman, Jordan’s capital. Besides the namesake dish (served as a sandwich or appetizer-size bites),…
U City in The News
April 10, 2020

EyeSeeMe Bookstore Featured in USA Today

EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history Tanisha Sykes Special to USA TODAY Published 7:00 a.m. ET Apr. 10, 2019 As African American parents, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair of St. Louis, Missouri, always taught their four children about their history and helped them to develop a positive self-image. They told stories about…