2009 in Review: April

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In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama fell in love with Pi's pizza during a campaign visit to St. Louis. In April of this year, President Obama invited Pi's Chris Sommers and team to the White House to cook that pizza. Surely, that couldn't annoy anyone, right? Except for the owners of Chicago pizzerias. And, of course, dumbass Post-Dispatch commenters. The rest of the month, after the jump.

News

Mighty Bravo! Italiana Cucina takes on St. Louis' own Bravo! Catering. Guess who wins....Eclipse opens in the Delmar Loop's new Moonrise Hotel....Norton's in Soulard closes.

WTF?

A spirited debate about vegetarian dining in St. Louis....Cooking Passover food for your cat....Begging Danny Meyer to work his restaurant magic with the Cardinals....A look at the Burger Bar cookbook.

Columns

The Dive Bomber's visit to Screamer's turns into an Internet lovefest....The Noble Writ encourages you to store wine in your own cellar....Java Enabled looks at the micro-mill revolution in coffee farming....The Sneak pays a visit to the horses at Fairmount Park....Throwback of the House prune-whips it real good....A Table for How Many? visits Chopstix.

Reviews

Local Harvest Café & Catering
El Borracho
The Shaved Duck
Andria's Steakhouse
Dressel's

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