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Insurance Company Blames “Phantom” Car For Crash That Damaged Sanctuaria

Insurance Company Blames “Phantom” Car For Crash That Damaged Sanctuaria In April, a driver crashed into Sanctuaria, damaging the restaurant’s walls. Now, the driver’s insurance company won’t pay up and blames a mysterious “phantom vehicle.” By Lindsay Toler St. Louis Magazine October 26, 2015 11:07 AM SANCTUARIA VIA FACEBOOK In April, a car crashed into Sanctuaria. Was it the work of a phantom? Just in time for Halloween, here’s a real-life St. Louis ghost story. Sanctuaria Wild Tapas, the Grove restaurant famous for its lengthy and impressive cocktail list, says Allstate Insurance is refusing to pay up after one of

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#WEHEARTSTL – Alive Magazine’s Best of the City 2015 – Voting Closed!

Nominated for: Best Restaurant, Best Bar, Best Lounge & Best Cocktail Menu!   We are proud to have been nominated, alongside our sister restaurants! Hendricks BBQ: Best Restaurant, Best Barbecue Café Ventana: Best Coffeehouse, Best Café, Best Brunch Diablitos Cantina: Best Mexican Cathedral Square Brewery: Best Brewery Moonshine Blues Bar: Best Live Music Venue    

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Chef Pelly in KMOX Food Fight

    St. Louis Chefs Vie for Honors at KMOX Food Fight Throughout the month of March, each restaurant competing will offer a special KMOX Food Fight Competitor Dish on its menu and you can vote for your favorite! JUST TEXT TAPAS TO 881120 VOTE FOR SANCTUARIA EXECUTIVE CHEF WIL PELLY’S BUTTERSCOTCH BOURBON FAJITAS! On April 2, the two chefs with the highest number of votes will square off in a live cooking competition held at Final Cut Restaurant (details coming soon!) Photography by Micah Usher 9 hours ago  •  Written by Feast staff Subscribe to Feast! – Click here to subscribe On Thurs., March 5, a

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Sanctuaria Tapas Adds Outdoor Conservatory

Sanctuaria Tapas Adds Outdoor Conservatory By Nancy Stiles Thu., Jul. 10 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Restaurant News Sanctuaria’s patio is just around the corner. Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) in the Grove has a curious growth in its backyard: a conservatory. The metal and glass structure has been under construction for a while, but is set to open in the next few weeks. The conservatory will provide ingredients for Sanctuaria’s mixology program. See also: Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version “Our long-term vision with that is to create an indoor garden space for our mixology division,” Sanctuaria co-owner Gurpreet Padda tells Gut Check.

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Comparing Sanctuaria’s Barrel-Aged Cocktails to the Fresh-Mixed Version

By Patrick J. Hurley Fri., Jun. 13 2014 at 8:00 AM Categories: Drunken Vegan Three Barrel-Aged Cocktails at Sanctuaria | Patrick J. Hurley The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He’s an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn’t think those last two terms contradict each other.Barrel aging spirits is a very old practice. Barrel aging pre-mixed cocktails, on the other hand, is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Drunken Vegan tasted three of these aged drinks at Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) alongside a freshly mixed version in

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Sanctuaria’s Derby Day Party Photos featured in Feast

May 05, 2014 9:47 am  •  Photography by J. Pollack Photography Kentucky Derby fans enjoyed quite a party on Sat., May 3, at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas, as The Grove hotspot served up inspired eats, drinks and a live broadcast. Attendees dressed in their derby best and partook in a special menu featuring Derby Pie, Hot Brown Beignet with Grits, Hoppin’ John, Upside-Down Cake and of course, Mint Juleps. Check out all of the photos from the party in the slide show linked here! Check out all of the photos from the party in the slide show linked here! Sanctuaria, 4198 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.535.9700, sanctuariastl.com

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RFT: Sanctuaria Rolling Out New Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Options for Spring

Sanctuaria Rolling Out New Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Options for Spring VIA THE VEGGIELANTE, RIVERFRONT TIMES By Tara Mahadevan Tue., Jan. 28 2014 at 9:15 AM          Veggie chorizo at Sanctuaria | Tara Mahadevan   The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week’s pick. Destination: Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) Neighborhood: The Grove Cuisine: “All Latin flavors”        Sanctuaria | Tara Mahadevan   Overview: Sanctuaria’s Chef Wil Pelly has a passion for creating vegetarian and vegan dishes, seeing the task as a challenge. The restaurant’s cuisine encompasses all Latin flavors, from Cuba to Spain to Mexico,

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Mandi Kowalski’s ‘Fan Favorite’ Cocktail From Paris Of The Plains

POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2013 9:12 AM BY: BRANDI WILLS   Last weekend, local bartenders made a mass exodus across the state to Kansas City’s Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival, where they indulged in educational seminars, high-stakes competitions and the occasional raucous reunion with fellow Midwest mixologists. We can’t speak for all the events of the weekend, but when it came to the cocktail competitions, our STL bartenders made us proud. In a test of the ultimate bartending talents—who can make the best drinks the quickest—Justin Cardwell of BC’s Kitchen, Matt Obermark of The Agrarian, Jayne Pellegrino of Blood

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A COCKTAIL FOR ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FANS

by Nate Hopper We like to pair our teams with liquor, so on behalf of fans of St. Louis, who tied the series up last night, we called up Joe Duepner, bar manager for Sanctuaria—one of the city’s best cocktail spots, conveniently located not even ten minutes from Busch Stadium—to recommend a Cards drink for us. He landed on a version of the Southern Gentleman. Here’s his reasoning: “It’s red and white: the Cards colors. And the drink looks kind of like when somebody slides into home plate and there’s that mess with the white chalk and the dirt. It’s

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Sanctuaria named as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America

AMERICA’S 55 BEST BOURBON BARS Our 2013 List of the Top 55 Bourbon Bars in America Sanctuaria, St. Louis: Move over Anheuser-Busch, Sanctuaria is turning St. Louis into a Bourbon city. The spirits program is ran by Bourbon nut Matt Seiter, who regularly buys his own barrels from Kentucky distilleries. Although Sanctuaria tries to sell itself as a dive cocktail bar, Larry Rice says it’s no dive bar. “One of the first bars in the country to offer cocktails on tap and barrel aged cocktails,” says Rice who is a respected bartender in Bourbon Country. “This place is a gem

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