100 episodes

Abby Llorico tells the story of St. Louis based on what’s on the table. From the hunger for local ingredients, to the booming brunch scene and the craving for creative cocktails, Abby dives into the nitty-gritty of how St. Louis grew to become the foodie town that it is.

Abby Eats St. Louis is hosted by Abby Llorico of 5 On Your Side.

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    • Food
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Abby Llorico tells the story of St. Louis based on what’s on the table. From the hunger for local ingredients, to the booming brunch scene and the craving for creative cocktails, Abby dives into the nitty-gritty of how St. Louis grew to become the foodie town that it is.

Abby Eats St. Louis is hosted by Abby Llorico of 5 On Your Side.

    Red, White and Baba Ghanoush

    Red, White and Baba Ghanoush

    It's fun to say, even better to eat: Today we're talking with the owner of American Falafel about how he's bringing his global vision to the Delmar Loop.
    Mohammed Qadadeh opened the Mediterranean spot while others closed for good, but he's confident the future is bright. What inspired this world-traveling businessman to become a restaurateur — and to settle down in St. Louis — and how he’s helping others new to the community.
    Plus, we round up (and analyze) some local food news, and Dori settles the debate on how to pronounce the name of a popular candy.
    To see the special fish offerings this Lent at local restaurants, click here. And check out KSDK's interactive Fish Fry Map here.
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 30 min
    Gourmet: Good for the soul

    Gourmet: Good for the soul

    Lavinia McCoy is an Air Force veteran... turned corporate working woman... turned chef with her sights set on creating St. Louis' first fine dining Black-owned soul food restaurant... and she's making it happen. The owner of Gourmet Soul, the popular soul food spot downtown, shares her thoughts on the roots — and the future — of the cuisine, how her military background prepared her for the kitchen and why she credits Instagram for expanding our palates.
    Plus, we have some food news your pups will love and we're celebrating Food Pedaler's birthday!
    To see the special fish offerings this Lent at local restaurants, click here. And check out KSDK's interactive Fish Fry Map here.
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 33 min
    Gioia's To The World

    Gioia's To The World

    Don't knock it 'til you try it — and when you try it, good luck putting it down. A hot salami sandwich from Gioia's Deli is a quintessential St. Louis food... that doesn't technically exist. Find out what we mean by that, plus how owner Alex Donnelly keeps the family business going 103 years in and why he's so excited about what they keep in the deli's safe.
    Plus, we talk Fish Fry Guide!
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 32 min
    We have the ZOOMIES!

    We have the ZOOMIES!

    If you've been surviving on caffeine and cuddles with your furry best friend... same. That doesn't have to end in 2021! Check out the Wagamama café, a St. Louis spot bringing the great vibes of your favorite coffee shop with the newfound glory of spending every waking moment with your dog.
    Plus, we have your guide to the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day this weekend!
    For our guide to Valentine's Day food specials, check out our story here.
    See the latest with Soulard's Mardi Gras plans here.
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 33 min
    Charcu-la-la!

    Charcu-la-la!

    They didn't invent the charcuterie board, but Charcu in the Lou is spreading the joy of meat, cheese and bread one delivery at a time. How two friends took a backyard hobby and made it into a booming business, the secret to their overnight success and their tips for the next charcu you do.
    We'll also help you plan the best food weekend of 2021 thus far: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and that football game!
    Check out our full list of Ice Cream for Breakfast Day locations here, and get the details on Super Bowl food specials in the St. Louis area here.
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 37 min
    A moment for Grace

    A moment for Grace

    It's a time to take a pause and feel gratitude, it's allowing yourself some freedom for imperfections, it's a really great place for fried chicken.
    Grace Meat + Three in The Grove is the type of place where you're just as likely to see a family after church as you are to see award-winning chefs catching up over brunch. That's exactly the vibe Rick Lewis was hoping for. How he works not just to be all things for all people, why he keeps unconventional hours for someone in food + hospitality and the conversation that stuck to Abby's heart like Grace meatloaf sticks to your bones. Plus, we'll dish on the city's restaurant shutdowns and how you can safely get in the Mardi Gras spirit this weekend.
    Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at podcasts@ksdk.com.
    You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.
    Seize the plate!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Jmonr ,

Love it!

I love this podcast! The casual style, the awesome food and restaurant recommendations, and the fun guests are right up my alley! I’ve tried so many new places since listening! Thank you for being an entertaining and informative source that I can listen to on my way to work! Abby and Dorie are a great team!

Hhedchigbbbffdghh ,

Meh

It’s ight. It’s no kmov foodie chick

taxdude3 ,

Great Podcast!

Really enjoy Abby's casual approach to the St Louis Food scene while showing great deal of passion for STL! The Small bites on upcoming food happenings is Super way to find out about food related events in the area. Keep up the great work!

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