The Kirkwood Call

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

September 30, 2019

Breakfast is undeniably the most important meal of the day. When it comes to delicious foods and variety: breakfast is the meal with it all.

Best breakfast places in STL

Art of breakfast food sitting on a table by Celia Bergman.

Lydia Cohen, web staff

March 8, 2019

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day. Whether in the morning or late at night, you can never go wrong with your favorite breakfast food. In this interactive map, explore for yourself some of the best breakfast spots in STL. ...

Cooking with Elliott: pecorino and ricotta ravioli with tomatoes

Cooking with Elliott: pecorino and ricotta ravioli with tomatoes

Elliott Notrica and Lydia Cohen

February 14, 2019

While it might seem intimidating, making fresh pasta at home is easy and delicious. Start by making a simple egg-based pasta dough which uses all purpose flour, eggs, olive oil and a little bit of milk. Make a well of flour in a bowl or on the counter, and crack the eggs into the middle. Break up th...

Cooking with Elliott: lemon, blueberry and ricotta pancakes

Cooking with Elliott: lemon, blueberry and ricotta pancakes

Elliott Notrica and Lydia Cohen

February 13, 2019

Ricotta pancakes are a delicious and easy breakfast. The addition of blueberries and Meyer lemon make for a fantastic, simple and healthy meal. First, take the dry ingredients and mix them together until combined. Next, mix the egg yolks, milk, ricotta, sugar, and vanilla together and combine thos...

What Thanksgiving food are you?

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Megan Tate Van Buren, staff photographer

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it's almost time to say bye to pumpkin spice and hello to Christmas carols. Click here to see what Thanksgiving dish is most like you. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk'));  ...

Livin the cream

Livin the cream

Lydia Cohen, Sophia Molitor, and Madisen Bromfman

November 14, 2018

If you are looking for some delicious (or not so delicious) ice cream places in St. Louis, look no further. TKC visited five creameries to rank our top picks. To keep our tastings constant, we ordered a standard vanilla from each location, along with the favorite flavor of the employee scooping our order. To...

Spencer’s Grill

Spencer's Grill

Elliott Notrica, features writer

September 19, 2018

Spencer’s Grill is a gathering place that brings Kirkwood residents of all generations together. Inside, a diverse cross-section of Kirkwood fills the historic restaurant. Opened in 1947 by Bill Spencer, the diner serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, dishing up the classic diner eats the loyal...

Back to snacks

photos by Kelley Cochran

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

August 21, 2018

I get it. You're always hungry. You don't eat breakfast and then you forget your lunch and get stuck eating cafeteria food. By the time you get home from school you're exhausted and starving. You could munch on some candy bars or load up on potato chips but you know you're still going to be hungry five m...


Grace Klebe, news editor

August 21, 2018

It is 11:30 p.m., and I am laying in bed watching YouTube vlogger Emma Chamberlain’s videos in my pajamas. Suddenly, my stomach begins to grumble, and I am craving one thing: chocolate custard. I grab my keys and drive down to Andy’s Frozen Custard, which is open until midnight every weekend. If I had wanted Custard Sta...

Back at the Shack

Back at the Shack

Benji Wilton, features writer

April 26, 2018


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