A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Lost Tables | Remembering The Fatted Calf

Lost Tables | Remembering The Fatted Calf

August 15, 2021

Have you ever wondered what happened to that restaurant you once loved and have memories of dining at with your family and friends? We did! There is an amazing website called Lost Tables, dedicated to celebrating the restaurants of our past. We are partnering...

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Jewish brothers-in-law open Lefty’s Bagels in Chesterfield

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

Although the pandemic has taken its toll on dozens of St. Louis area businesses, it’s also spurred some new ones to open. Among them, Lefty’s Bagels, co-owned and operated by brothers-in-law, best buddies and Temple Israel congregants Scott Lefton...

While Companion Bakery has seen a decline in sales since the pandemic began, its owner says the St. Louis community has done a terrific job supporting the business.

Local restaurants struggle to stay afloat amidst pandemic

Alex Cohen, Clayton High School April 22, 2021

Local restaurants, particularly independent ones, are some of the biggest casualties of the ongoing pandemic, given multiple shutdowns and continuing restrictions. According to Yelp, 60% of small businesses, including restaurants, have permanently closed...

Two St. Louis Jewish brothers open Terror Tacos, a new vegan Mexican eatery

Two St. Louis Jewish brothers open Terror Tacos, a new vegan Mexican eatery

CHERYL BAEHR, Special to the Jewish Light April 21, 2021

St. Louis vegetarians and vegans – along with anyone who loves bold, flavorful food – have a new destination for Mexican-inspired fare. Terror Tacos, a restaurant from brothers Bradley Roach and Brian Roash, opened late last month on South Grand,...

Lost Tables | Remembering Fatmans Subs

Lost Tables | Remembering Fatman’s Subs

Harley Hammerman, Special to the Jewish Light April 19, 2021

Ever wondered what happened to that restaurant you once loved and have memories of dining at with your family and friends? We did! There is an amazing website called Lost Tables, dedicated to celebrating the restaurants of our past. We are partnering...

Restaurateur Aaron Teitelbaum decided to close his three restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic.

After a devastating year, three local Jewish restaurant owners remain cautiously optimistic about the future

By Cheryl Baehr, Special to the Jewish Light & Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2021

To say that 2020 has been the hardest year of Aaron Teitelbaum’s professional life is no overstatement. As owner of three St. Louis restaurants – upscale Herbie’s in Clayton and two locations of Kingside Diner, one in Clayton and the other in the...

 

Proceeding with caution: Local Jewish business owners remain positive amidst uncertainty

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor & Ellen Futterman, Editor July 2, 2020

In early April, the Jewish Light reported on how Jewish small business owners in the St. Louis area were doing after they had to either close shop or drastically alter how they operate because of the coronavirus pandemic. Both St. Louis city and county...

Jewish entrepreneur David Dresner is opening a global pot sticker restaurant called Crispy Edge next month in the Tower Grove neighborhood. The idea for the restaurant was inspired by his grandfather, who cultivated Dresner’s love of pot stickers.

Pot sticker restaurateur, NJT’s new season, cats on film

Ellen Futterman, Editor March 7, 2018

Edgy eateryCrispy Edge, a new pot sticker restaurant owned and operated by local Jewish entrepreneur and Washington University graduate, David Dresner, will open in early April in the Tower Grove neighborhood.Dresner, 30, who attends Central Reform Congregation...

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