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Sauce: The Scoop: Marc Rollins to take the reins at In Good Company

The Scoop: Marc Rollins to take the reins at In Good Company Monday, June 29th, 2015 {Diablitos Cantina} As corporate chef Wil Pelly departs for smokier opportunities, Hendricks BBQ executive sous chef Marc Rollins will take over the In Good Company corporate kitchens July 1. Rollins is a 15-year industry veteran who has manned every station in the kitchen from dishwasher on up, including time as sous chef at Hollywood Casino and Resort. Now he’ll head up the four restaurants with as many concepts under the In Good Company banner: Sanctuaria, Hendricks, Diablitos Cantina and Café Ventana. “I’ve learned a

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Diablitos Cantina successfully blends traditional with unexpected

    BY GABE HARTWIG   The exterior of Diablitos Cantina doesn’t call a lot of attention to itself. The building sits away from the street, just a few blocks off busy Lindell and Grand boulevards. But inside, it’s a different story. I spent a good portion of my visit to Diablitos studying the details of the space. We were greeted by a colorful dining area canopied by dozens of twinkling, jeweled metal stars. Wooden accents and oversize candelabras complement the building’s rugged beams and exposed brick. And a trio of mirrored skulls rotates above the bar, reflecting flashing colored

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Great Day St. Louis

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Diablitos celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Two-Day Fiesta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Diablitos Cantina 3761 Laclede Avenue Saint Louis, MO  63108 www.diablitoscantina.com (314) 644-4430   Diablitos celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Two-Day Fiesta   Saint Louis, MO (April 25, 2012) – Diablitos, an authentic Mexican Cantina offering “spirits and sustenance”, is gearing up for their FIRST ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION. This two-day fiesta will be Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5.  With the largest tequila selection in the city, Diablitos will be the PREMIERE party-spot this Cinco de Mayo.  Come celebrate where the little devils come to play! Doors open at 11am on Friday, with

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Chef Wil Pelly brings Small Plates 314 to Diablitos for a Mexican Street Food Revolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Saint Louis, MO (April 10, 2012) – Wil Pelly, Chef de Cuisine at Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept brought to you by In Good Company, LLC, is bringing Small Plates 314 to Diablitos for a pre-Cinco de Mayo “Mexican Street Food Revolution”.  This interactive cooking demonstration will be held under the patio lights on April 30, 2012 and will include items ranging from fresh chips and a variety of salsas to guacamole and tacos featuring braised pork, fire grilled beef and roasted veggies.  Happy Hour will begin at 6:30pm to kick off the

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THE FEED: Diablitos Cantina Throwing Mexican Street Food Party on April 30

Thu, Mar 22, 2012 Just before Cinco de Mayo, Diablitos Cantina is throwing a “Mexican Street Food Revolution” party on Mon., April 30, on the restaurant’s patio. A happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30pm will kick off the event, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of St. Louis. Admission is $35 per person. The menu by Dibalitos chef Wil Pelly (who also cooks at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas) will feature Mexican street corn; carnitas of roasted pork, beef and veggies; exotic salsas, including chipotle-watermelon, orange-corn and black bean; pico de gallo; fresh guacamole; de

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Small Plates select Chef Wil Pelly as Featured Chef for their first event – Empanadas! Empanadas!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saint Louis, MO (February 15, 2012) – Wil Pelly, Chef de Cuisine at Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept brought to you by In Good Company, LLC, will be the featured chef for Small Plates first official event – EMPANADAS! EMPANADAS! – a cooking demonstration and interactive class to be hosted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Urban Eats Café.  Happy Hour will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the demonstration and class at 7:30pm.  Chef Pelly will educate his audience with the history of Latin American cuisine, Empanada preparation, plating and tequila parings.   A portion

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Feast Your Eyes on Chef de Cuisine, Wil Pelly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Saint Louis, MO (February 2, 2012) – Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept, is proud to announce that Wil Pelly, Chef de Cuisine, will be featured this Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Feast Your Eyes.  His tasting menu will include Rock Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado and Tomatillo, Mescal Poached Pear with Chipotle Crème, Tuna Roll-up and Tamarind Candies with Cinnamon Cayenne Spun Sugar. Feast Your Eyes is a free event at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis the first Saturday of each month, featuring art-inspired food created by some of St. Louis’ most innovative chefs. 

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Diablitos Cantina nudges the Tex-Mex envelope

Menus at local Mexican restaurants tend to fall into one of two categories: They’re either predictable collections of tacos, enchiladas and burritos — almost inevitably accompanied by beans and rice and not much else — or they try to push the envelope of what most St. Louis diners consider “Mexican.” Diablitos Cantina doesn’t fit easily into either camp. On the one hand, its food is the creation of chef Chris Lee, whose pan-Latin work at Sanctuaria in the Grove has been anything but predictable. On the other hand, the location on the edge of the St. Louis University campus means

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