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Legendary food and service spells success

Keeping it fresh while holding true to tradition has made Spiro’s St. Charles a culinary landmark. It’s also a commitment owner Steve Karagiannis takes seriously. “While we’re doing new things to the menu, we don’t stray far from what made us famous. And that’s our steaks, service and prices,” Steve said. Spiro’s St. Charles has made a reputation for itself as a dining destination renowned for excellent tableside service and an eclectic menu where steaks, lamb and classic Greek dishes are signature items. In addition to traditional Greek fare, Steve is always adding new items to the menu, which are ...

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ENT Associates opens new site in O’Fallon

For those experiencing discomfort from ear, nose and throat problems, ENT Associates may be the perfect solution. ENT Associates, a division of Sound Health Services, is excited to announce a new service location along Highway K in O’Fallon. John Y. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S. J. David Dahm, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Matthew A. Marino, M.D. will all see patients at the new site, in addition to the current site located on the St. Luke’s Hospital campus in Chesterfield. The location also has hospital affiliations with Progress West Hospital, located nearby in O’Fallon. Specially-trained audiologists are also onsite to diagnose a variety of ...

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Slyman Brothers Appliances celebrates its fifth location

Slyman Brothers Appliances, a family-owned and -operated business serving the St. Louis area for more than 50 years, is thriving after the opening of its fifth location. Jake Waterkotte – store manager at the new O’Fallon location which opened in October 2017 – is proud to join the business started by his grandpa and grandpa’s brother in 1965. “My aunt and two uncles own it now,” Jake said. “We’re a close family, so it made sense for me to join the family business. It’s cool to carry on the tradition. The only store we don’t have a Slyman in is ...

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Weight loss with an individual touch

Slim180 Weight Loss Centers offer an effective approach to weight loss that, for more than 35 years, has been helping people lose weight. The program utilizes easy-to-follow meal plans and a proprietary supplementation, with no counting of calories, fat grams or carbohydrates. All programs are personalized for each client and includes one-on-one counseling to help each client succeed.  Unlike many weight loss programs, Slim180 has a comprehensive program, meaning it’s not just about weight loss – it’s a lifestyle change.  The clients leave their program with knowledge of healthy and nutritious eating habits, endless support and accountability from the Slim180 ...

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Expanded dining space opens in February 2019

Salty’s Fresh Mex continues to impress, so much so that its owners have plans to expand the restaurant within the next month to accomodate a growing demand for large parties of up to 50 people. Whether your gathering is a large party or a romantic date night, Salty’s Fresh Mex is sure to please. Co-owners Paul and Angie Wegeng opened Salty’s in Cottleville in 2016. The cozy space has both indoor and outdoor dining options. And now, the restaurant will soon offer even more dining space, with its brand new expansion set to be complete by Valentine’s Day. Paul emphasizes ...

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Summer registration opening soon

Dancers of all ages and skill levels can find their niche at Saint Louis Ballet School. On Feb. 4, registration opens for the school’s summer programs. Administrator Tanya Strautmann, who danced professionally with Saint Louis Ballet for 16 years, says ballet develops lifelong skills. “Ballet teaches you discipline, focus, and is a great form of exercise,” Tanya said. Because Saint Louis Ballet School is the educational branch of Saint Louis Ballet, students are learning from those professionals as well as guest teachers. Tanya says summer classes are highly encouraged in order to stay sharp. “It’s a muscle development and skill ...

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Get the job done right the first time

Specializing in basement finishing, Richbuilt Basements has been serving homeowners in the St. Charles area and surrounding communities since its establishment in 1989. Before launching the business, Rich Kempa, owner and founder of Richbuilt Basements, worked for more than 20 years as a designer and draftsman at consulting engineering firms. Today, Kempa operates his business from a home-based office. Richbuilt Basements specializes in complete basement remodeling. Originally, Rich handled projects from start to finish by himself but, over the years, his business has grown substantially. “Now, with multiple crews and the same employees for more than 10 years, we work ...

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Second location opening summer 2019!

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is an upscale farm-to-table restaurant which uses local ingredients and provides a from-scratch dining experience. Executive Chef Philip Day updates the menu about every six weeks as he brings in seasonal produce from several farms in the area. General Manager and Sommelier Josh French puts together the wine list, which includes U.S. and international wines from smaller, boutique wineries. The far-reaching whiskey menu offers nearly 200 bourbon, Scotch and whiskey options, as well as several allocated bottles. “We’re one of the top in variety for whiskey in St. Charles County,” said John Hamilton, owner. ...

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Quality tax preparation, trusted for more than 40 years

Despite the government shutdown, The IRS announced tax season is set to open Monday, Jan. 28. The staff at The Old Tax House is ready to begin, and is prepared to answer any questions taxpayers have about early filing. “If you have your tax documents, we can begin preparing your return and will electronically submit it as soon as the IRS systems are open,” Stacy Sifuentes, manager of The Old Tax House, said. “Keep in mind that some returns, such as those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, will be delayed for verification purposes ...

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A food and beer lover’s paradise in O’Fallon

Mike’s Grill and Tap is a family-owned and -operated food and beer lover’s paradise in O’Fallon, boasting fresh renovations, an updated menu and expanded hours. The restaurant came under new ownership in July 2017, though it’s coincidentally still owned by a Mike – Mike Holmes. “I’m there every day,” Mike, who has lived in the area for 15 years and is a former owner of Sherlock’s in Cottleville, said. “Meeting new people, connecting with customers, at the end of the day, I like to be out on the floor to talk and say ‘thank you’ to everyone.” The restaurant’s menu ...

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