The Truck Stops Here 4: FarmTruk & Chef/Co-Owner Samantha Mitchell.

The Robust Wine Vine: Our Story

Beaujolais: She’s a Beauty.

If you ask Owner/Certified Sommelier Stanley Browne what his favorite wine is, he’ll probably say, “The one that’s in my glass.” So what’s in his glass now? Beaujolais. Check out what he has to say about  2013 Domaine de la Chapelle des Bois, “Grand Pré” – Fleurie Cru de Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France in his latest column, The…

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To Cork or Not to Cork?

I still remember when Stanley and I were in the very first few weeks of dating. Aaaah…the wooing period. Stanley had pre-arranged for a bottle of wine to be sent to my table when I was meeting my girlfriend, Marta, for drinks. (He had planned on joining us toward the later part of the evening…

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Snowed In? Time To Find A Treasure In The Cellar

“The Polar Vortex” was upon us and we were definitely snowed in. I was frustrated by making the decision on when we should reopen the restaurants, the kids having an extended Winter Break, and feeling like a caged animal. Good thing Stanley was on deadline to write his Ladue News Article. 😉 It was time to…

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Robust Named One of the Best Wine Bars by the RFT

The popular Webster Groves spot also has a beautiful second location on Washington Avenue with similar menus and wine lists. Instead of organizing the wine by geography, they are categorized by the wine’s profile. Each profile is matched to one or two menu items for easy pairing. Robust seeks to cater to everyone with its…

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Dining Out: Robust Downtown at the MX (Ladue News)

Robust Wine Bar’s Webster Groves location has long been renowned for its fabulous wine selection, as well as the fine food coming out of the kitchen. Earlier this year, Robust ventured into the city for its second location, Robust Downtown at the MX. While the vibe is a bit different than the original, the menu…

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We Are Proud to Call St. Louis HOME

A few weeks ago, I was asked, as a City business owner, to participate in a video showcasing St. Louis and how it is viewed statistically as one of America’s most dangerous cities. I was born and raised in St. Louis. Stanley and I made a commitment to owning a business and raising our family…

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The Beauty & Romance of Northeast Italy

It still beckons me. The breath-taking views, the culinary richness, the warmth and hospitality of its people – it’s the true beauty of Northeast Italy. Stanley and I spent a romantic holiday in Northern Italy and to this day, it is still my favorite place on earth. Overwhelmed by the moment, I remember saying to…

The Scoop: Robust to open doors in Edwardsville Thursday, Aug. 22 (Sauce)

Robust Edwardsville was featured in Sauce Magazine

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PHOTOS: Robust’s New Edwardsville Location, Now Open (Feast)

Robust Edwardsville was featured in Feast Magazine

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Sip, Savor and Stay Awhile…in Missouri Wine Country

We’re all busy. But less than a month ago life, and hard work began to take it’s toll and Stanley and I needed a break. And because time was limited, we needed some quick rejuvenation. We found everything we needed in less than 24 hours in Missouri Wine Country.

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