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Joanie’s Pizzeria in Soulard Has a New Pizza Proprietor

Joanie’s To Go, Joanie’s Pizzeria been Soulard sensation for over 20 years

Joanie’s Pizzeria in Soulard Has New Proprietor

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 06, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Joanie’s Pizzeria (JP) has been a Soulard sensation for over 20 years.  Ready to take on new challenges and embark on a somewhat “normal” life Joanie Thomas, owner of Joanie’s Pizzeria has “passed the pie “.  Jeff Schneider, a veteran manager of Joanie’s has taken over the reins of this prolific pizzeria while Joanie still in charge of Joanie’s To Go (JTG).

Jeff has been a manager at Joanie’s for five years.  It has been a personal goal of his to own a bar by his 40th birthday.  Taking over ownership of the restaurant at 39, Jeff is poised to carry on a legacy 20 years in the making.

Not only will he be taking over a Soulard pizza landmark, Schneider has lived in Soulard for over 10 years and has taken an active role in the betterment of the community.

Joanie's Pizzeria in Soulard Has a New Pizza Proprietor

Joanie’s Pizzeria in Soulard Has a New Pizza Proprietor (Picture property of St. Louis Media, LLC)

She may be passing the pie, but that doesn’t mean Joanie will be leaving the Joanie’s Pizzeria family.  Joanie says she will still be around for the near future.  Schneider plans on using Joanie as a sounding board for advice on some of his future plans.  The two have developed a close relationship. Schneider says he thinks of Joanie as his big sister.  Joanie will still be in charge of Joanie’s To Go, a catering offshoot of the pizzeria specializing in delivered catering, residential & business carryout and delivery.

Joanie Thomas is Soulard born and bred.  She grew up just blocks from the pizzeria.  Joanie thinks of herself as a “city girl”, having grown up in McKinley Heights and being a graduate of St. Anthony’s of Padua High School.  The secret to Joanie’s success is her recipes. Joanie and her friend, Jim Russell worked together to create the renowned pizza recipes.

Joanie would like to thank all of the customers that have become part of the Joanie’s Pizzeria family.  According to Joanie, without them, Joanie’s Pizzeria would not have been the success and neighborhood land mark it now is.

The change of ownership became official in May 2015.  Although ownership has changed, Joanie’s famous recipes have remained the same.  As manager, Schneider created several popular specials.  Those specials are going to remain in place.  The one change he has made was to develop more of a late-night crowd.  He just had a brand new Patio Bar built for the 2017 Patio Season.  The Grand Opening was Sunday, June 4th.

Joanie’s To Go
804 Russell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 865-5800

Imos’ Named One of the Best Pizzas in America

Imos’ Named One of the Best Pizzas in America

Tasting Table Picks Imo’s Pizza as One of the Best Pizzas

St. Louis, MO/May 23, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Best Pizzas – Every pizza lover within 100 miles of the Gateway City is familiar with the classic thin-crust pizza dubbed St. Louis-style.  And we all know “the square beyond compare” that is the granddaddy of St. Louis-style pizza, Imo’s.  Now, this iconic St. Louis pizza company is getting some national props.  The editors at the foodie website Tasting Table have included Imo’s pizza on their recently published article The Best Pizzas in the Country.  The list span coast to coast and included everything from deep dish to Neapolitan, chewy New York Style and St. Louis’ unique thin crust.

The Imo’s crust is a puzzle to East Coast pizza lovers, who can’t seem to grasp the concept.  While pizzas born in New York or New Jersey are all about the flavor and texture of their chewy, hand-tossed crusts, Imo’s thin crust shifts the focus to the incredible toppings.  The editors at Tasting Table describe it this way, “Unlike most other styles, the Saint Louis version swaps yeast for baking powder in its crust, which yields a cracker-like consistency reminiscent of saltines in the best way possible.”  Am I the only one who’s tired of reading/hearing this crispy, delicious crust described as a “cracker” crust?  A saltine’s got nothing on this crust, which is crispy, but more akin to unleavened flat-bread than any cracker ever made.

The editors at Tasting Table also seemed to appreciate the unique qualities of Provel® cheese, which tops all Imo’s pizzas.  The much-maligned, processed cheese is a blend of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone, but with it’s own savory flavor.  It was invented by Costa Grocery (now Roma Grocery on the Hill) in collaboration with the Hoffman Dairy Company of Wisconsin (now part of Kraft Foods) in the 1940s specifically for use on pizza.  The inventors were looking for a white cheese that would melt really well, but not be stringy they way mozzarella is when diners bite into it.  Provel has a buttery texture at room temperature, and a low melting point, allowing it to spread gooey goodness all around the toppings.

One thing the Tasting Table article didn’t mention was the other toppings that go into an Imo’s pizza and helped this mom-and-pop shop grow to around 100 stores over the last 50+ years.  St. Louis-style pizza is also known for its rich, slightly sweet tomato sauce, and Imo’s version is no exception.  When the crust is this thin and crispy, the sauce becomes the foundation of flavor, so it has to deliver just the right balance of sweet tomato and aromatic seasonings.  Then, unlike the pepperoni world of other pizza places, an Imo’s Deluxe is topped with Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, and the crispiest bacon found on any pizza.  This combination of toppings makes Imo’s Deluxe pizza really special. (Sure, you can get pepperoni too, but this is Imo’s signature pizza.)

The secret to holding all those toppings, which go edge to edge, is in the cut.  Imo’s may not be the first thin-crust pizza in St. Louis.  And it’s certainly not the first to use Provel cheese, but Ed Imo, a tile-cutter by trade, who founded this iconic pizza company with his wife Margie in 1964, made the square, or tavern-cut pizza famous in St. Louis and the surrounding area.  By cutting the pizza into three-to-four-inch squares, the thin crust is able to stand up to the heavy toppings.  This cut also has an amazing side-effect, pizza corners.  Yes, with a square cut, the round pizza has little triangle-like corners offering a crispy tidbit with a smear of sauce, a smattering of cheese, and a bite of sausage and bacon. It’s the two-bite, go-to piece for pizza lovers in the know.

The Imo’s story goes like this: Ed and Marge Imo, who were Catholic, had a habit of ordering pizza at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and going out to pick it up, so they could have meat on their pizza as soon as the Friday fast ended at midnight.  One night, it occurred to them that it would be even better if they didn’t have to venture out so late, and could have their pizza delivered to them.  It was a stroke of genius.  The Imo’s opened their pizzeria at Thurman and Shaw Avenues, offering delivery of their favorite, South St. Louis-style pizza to their neighbors.  Pizza delivery was a new and welcome concept in St. Louis in 1964.  And we’ve been devouring this square-cut, thin-crust, Provel-topped pizza ever since.  It really is a St. Louis original, and arguably one of the best pizzas in America.

Contact Information:

Imo’s Pizza
Founders: Ed and Margie Imo
Imo’s Pizza Executive Office
800 North 17th Street
St. Louis, MO 63106
Phone: (314) 822-0443


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Imos Pizza – Chesterfield has released new coupons for football season

CHESTERFIELD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Imos Pizza – Chesterfield, MO has released new coupons to celebrate 2016 football season.  The promotion is referred to as “Football Time is Imos Time!”  The specials are valid through the end of this year (2016).  Imos Pizza – Chesterfield is located at 1717 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 in the Clarkson Square Center.

The specials are as follows:

  • Free Garlic Cheese Bread with purchase of 16″ X-Large or 14″ Large Pizza at regular menu price. 
  • 12″ 1-topping pizza for $9.95 plus tax
  • 14″ Large 2-topping pizza for $13.95 plus tax
  • 16″ X-Large 2 – topping pizza for $16.95 plus tax
  • 3 Person Special – one 16″ 2-topping XL pizza, house salad and Cheese Garlic Bread for $22.95 plus tax
  • Wacky Wednesday Special – 2 large 14″ with 2 – topping pizzas for $22.95 plus tax

Limitations: Dine-in, carry-out or delivery.  Only one coupon per pizza.  Coupons expire 12/01/2016.  Coupons may not be combined with any other offer.

Imos Pizza – Chesterfield has been in business for more than 30 years.  They accept all major credit cards and more importantly, they offer delivery, which Imo’s Pizza was partly founded on, not to mention they helped to popularize the St. Louis Style Pizza.  Additionally, they offer catering services to the communities they serve.

Additionally, Imos Pizza – Chesterfield recently announced their 30 anniversary making them one of the oldest Imos franchise operations in existence.  Furthermore, this franchise location is owned/managed by Mike Riggio.  Riggio is onsite daily to make certain customers are properly served on a daily basis.

Imos Pizza is a St. Louis based pizza chain/franchise that was founded in 1964 and has been ranked as the 32nd largest pizza chain in the United States with sales reach staggering numbers.

Contact information:

Imos Pizza – Chesterfield

1717 Clarkson Rd

Chesterfield, MO

Phone: (636) 537-0011

Email: mjr1858@gmail.com



STL.Pizza is online and soliciting vendors

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.Pizza) STL.Pizza was recently sold and has now been developed as an online ordering system, representing pizzeria’s and restaurants that serve pizza or flat-bread across the St. Louis metro area.  It doesn’t cost anything for restaurants to participate in the program unless something is sold.

It was designed with the consumer in mind, making it easy to shop for pizza, pizza delivery, pizza deals, pizza coupons or other Italian cuisines across the St. Louis metro area.  An easy to remember website, STL.PIZZA.  It doesn’t get any easier than that.  However, the main purpose in purchasing this premium domain is that it will rank well in organic search results if the website is properly designed.

The domain name was purchased and resold by a local web design firm, St. Louis Media, LLC.  The domain was sold for an undisclosed amount of money to a local private buyer that has since launched the online ordering website.  The concept is simple, they market your pizza for a percentage of revenue they are responsible for generating.  If they don’t sell any pizza/food, you don’t owe them any fees.

The new owners are committed to aggressively marketing the website for maximum online visibility and traffic.  They plan on marketing the website using email, online advertising such as Google AdWords and Facebook ads, press releases and much more.  “The owner will do everything necessary to properly market the website”, says Myers with St. Louis Media, LLC.

Participating restaurants will pay 10% of sales received from STL.Pizza to become a participating restaurant.  There are possibly some small setup fees and an optional wireless printer that is used to accept orders.  Orders can also be received via fax, email, text or any device that has Internet access with access to a website dashboard that display orders.  Customers can also pay online.

The structure is designed with small pizzeria’s, or restaurants that offer pizza/flat-bread, in mind by pooling a groups marketing efforts together to maximize the impact of their marketing in order to compete with the major national chains.  Locals are welcome to join.

Contact information:


Phone: (314) 808-1870

Email: info@STLMedia.Agency


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Bob Candice Birthday Celebration at Candicci’s

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Bob Candice Birthday Celebration: Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, Ballwin, MO would like to announce and invite the community to Bob’s Birthday Celebration, on the patio, with live music on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  They are offering Happy Hour prices from 4 pm to 8 pm with $7 appetizer specials.

Candicci’s Restaurant has been in business in the St. Louis metro area for more than 36 years.  They offer online ordering, catering, delivery, carry-out and dine-in with an upscale atmosphere.  Additionally, they offer live music, which is always posted on their website.

Candicci’s Restaurant has been one of the participating restaurants in the Dine Out Event that has been and will be held again next Monday, September 12, 2016 where a percentage of proceeds are given to help Ballwin Police Offer Mike Flamion.  Additional Dine Out events are scheduled for the second Monday of each month through the end of this year.

Contact information:

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

100 Holloway Rd

Ballwin, MO 63011

Phone: (636) 220-8989

Email: candiccis@gmail.com


Online Pizza Ordering

Online Pizza Ordering

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Online Pizza Ordering – STL.Pizza was sold recently for an undisclosed amount of money to an anonymous buyer located in St. Louis, MO metro area.  They are excited to tell the community that they are online now with a few pizzerias located throughout the city.

However, more deals are already in the works so more will be coming online soon.  Thus far, they offer Candicci’s  Restaurant and Bar, Ballwin, MO,  Talayna’s Italian Restaurant, Chesterfield and J Greene’s Pub in Warson Woods, MO.

The owners of STL.Pizza wants to have 50 pizzerias on board before the end of this year.  From the sounds of the website, one would certainly think that 50 is a reasonable number.  That figures out to be approximately 3.1 new pizzerias each week to sign up for the program.

The benefits to the pizzerias are that they website is highly optimized, properly indexed with Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex, the URL is search engine friendly and considered a premium domain name and shares its content with 50+ social sites for maximum visibility.

Consumers benefit from one website offering pizza’s from multiple restaurants from across the city.  The content will also be shared with more than 50 social media sites including Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more.

The managers of STL.Pizza  assures pizzerias that they can drive more traffic to their website than the restaurants can attract to their own sites for various reasons, some of which are listed above.

One thing that leaves little to debate is that American’s love their pizza.  Approximately 94% of Americans eat pizza on a regular basis from some estimated 61,000 pizzerias in the U.S.   Additionally, it is estimated that more than 5 billion pizzas are sold each year worldwide.  Keep in mind that October is National Pizza Month in the U.S.  Look for upcoming specials and promos as many pizzerias will celebrate this month, next month.

Contact information:


Email: STLPizzaOnline@gmail.com


Imos Pizza

New Back to School Coupons at Imos Pizza – Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Imos Pizza – Chesterfield, located at 1717 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO, has announced the release of new Back to School Saving coupons that are good through September 29, 2016.  This particular Imo’s Pizza franchise has been in business for more than 35 years serving St. Louis Style pizza and popular Italian cuisines that Imo’s Pizza are known for all across the city and other areas in Missouri.

Imo’s Pizza is not new to the local restaurant scene.  They started on The Hill in 1964 with the unique idea of delivering pizza.  Today they are recognized as the 32nd largest pizza franchise in the country.  They are known for popularizing the St. Louis Style Pizza.   It is estimated that there are more than 90 Imo’s Pizza restaurants in the greater St. Louis metro area with a few spread across the mid-west.  You don’t have to go very far to find a neighborhood Imo’s Pizza.

Contact information:

Imo’s Pizza – Chesterfield

1717 Clarkson Rd

Chesterfield, MO

Phone: (636) 537-0011


New Chef at Candicci’s Restaurant – Jack W. MacMurray III

New Chef at Candicci’s Restaurant – Jack W. MacMurray III

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar has a new Executive Chef, Jack W. MacMurray III.  Chef Jack started at Candicci’s this past week.  While there are many new plans for the future at Candicci’s Restaurant, Chef Jack is busy getting acquainted with the kitchen, staff, recipes and catering services before suggesting any significant changes.

Chef Jack received his culinary training at the Academy of Culinary Arts in Atlantic City, NJ in 1992.  He has been a chef for the past 25 years working at such places as Sage in Soulard, Wild Horse Grill in Chesterfield and Joe Bucks in downtown St. Louis.  Additionally, Jack worked in Vail, Colorado for 9 years in addition to working as a consulting chef.  Chef Jack is also a trained Sushi chef and butcher.

As new chef at Candicci’s, Jack’s plan is nothing too fast, too soon, as it will take some time to get his feet wet, but eventually he plans on creating daily and weekend specials while keeping many Candicci’s favorites.  He looks forward to helping implement the new BBQ catering services recently purchased BBQ ASAP and pizza carryout facility that will open in the next couple of months.  Specific dates have not yet been determined, but it will be announced as soon as definitive plans are determined.

Bob Candice, manager of Candicci’s would like to invite everybody to visit the restaurant and meet Jack.  There are many plans for the future that might be of interest to customers and the community.  Candicci’s has been in the restaurant and catering business for more than 35 year.

Contact information:

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

Attention: Bob Candice, Manager

100 Holloway Rd

Ballwin, MO 63011

Phone: (636) 220-8989

Email: Candiccis@gmail.com

Talayna’s Italian Restaurant Weekend Special and Live Music

Talayna’s Italian Restaurant

Weekend Special and Live Music at Talayna’s Italian Restaurant

CHESTERFIELD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Talayna’s Italian Restaurant has announced their weekend specials and live music schedule for this upcoming weekend, July 29th, 30th and 31st.  Talayna’s is more than 50 years old and have been owned and managed by Mehdi and Susan Rouhani for more than 35 years.

Additionally, Talayna’s offers online ordering and pizza delivery to the Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, MO areas.  You can order online or call.

Talayna’s weekend specials are:

  1. Stuffed Rainbow Trout – Chardonnay Poached rainbow trout filled with blue crab meat and baby shrimp on a bed of quinos and seasonal vegetables for $18.95
  2. Chicken Roulade – Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and icotta served with anglehair pasta, seasonal vegetable and tomato basil sauce for $15.95
  3. Slow Braised Beef Cannelloni – home made cannelloni stuffed with Talayna’s special slow braised beef.  Served with roasted vegetables and merlot reduction sauce for $15.95
  4. Salmon A la Putanesca – Chardonnay Poached Salmon with tomatoes, Kalamata olives, Capers, Roasted Garlic served on Angel Hair pasta for $17.95

Talayna’s is conveniently located just west of 141 and Olive Blvd.

Contact information:

Talayna’s Italian Restaurant

68 Four Seasons Shopping Center

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone: (314) 469-6650


Imo's Pizza - Egg-Ceptional Breakfast Pizza

Everybody Loves Imo’s Pizza and their St. Louis Style Pizza

CHESTERFIELD, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Imo’s Pizza located on Clarkson Rd in Chesterfield, MO has released their new specials featuring pizzas, salads, sandwiches and more.  The current “Beat The Heat” specials are good through August 4, 2016.

Imo’s Pizza in Chesterfield, MO has been serving Imo’s Italian cuisines and pizzas for more than 35 years.  They offer dine-in, carry-out and even delivery within a designated area.  They are conveniently located inside the Clarkson Square Center just south of 40 and Clarkson.

Their new specials are as follows:

  • Free Garlic Cheese Bread with purchase of 16″ X-Large or 14″ Large Pizza at regular menu price.  
  • Two 14″ large, 1-topping pizzas for $23.95 plus tax.
  • House salad for .99 cents with the purchase of an X-Large pizza at regular price.
  • 16″ X-Large 2-topping pizza for $16.95 plus tax.
  • 3 Person Special – one 16″ 2-topping XL pizza, House Salad and Cheese Garlic Bread for $22.95 plus tax.
  • 14″ Large 2-topping pizza for $13.95 plus tax.
  • 12″ 1 topping pizza for $9.95 plus tax.
  • Mozzarella Cheese is available upon request.  

All specials are limited to dine-in, carry-our or delivery.  Only 1 coupon per pizza.  Coupon may not be combined with any other offer.  Major credit cards are accepted.  Delivery is limited to Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley and Chesterfield Valley.

Contact information:

Imo’s Pizza

1717 Clarkson Rd

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone: (636) 537-0011

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