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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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Hot Eats: Diablitos Cantina

Complexity is a tricky thing to master. This is true whether the end product is a taco, a tequila, a new restaurant or an entire vertically integrated business model. In the case of Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes and their newest venture, Diablitos Cantina, it’s all of the above. Add too much complexity, and the duo risks overwhelming the average customer, who was perhaps lured into the devilishly tasty joint by the huge skull mural and the giant metal T-Rexes outside. With the restaurant’s location near Saint Louis University, customers are likely to be in search of Mexican street

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Diablitos Cantina celebrates their Grand Opening – January 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Diablitos Cantina 3761 Laclede Avenue Saint Louis, MO  63108 www.diablitoscantina.com Diablitos Cantina celebrates their Grand Opening – January 20, 2012  Saint Louis, MO (January 20, 2012) – Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept, is proud to announce their Grand Opening, Friday January 20, 2012.  Please join these “little devils” for their daylong fiesta featuring a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3pm, Happy Hour Specials from 3pm – 7pm, music by DJ Carlos G. Charles from 7pm – midnight and prize drawings every 15 minutes. Diablitos, brought to you by In Good Company, LLC, owned by Ami

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Feast: THE FEED: Now Open: A Look at the New Diablitos Cantina

THE FEED: Now Open: A Look at the New Diablitos Cantina FEAST Staff Photography by Brandi Wills Dec 16, 2011 Diablitos Cantina opens its doors today near the St. Louis University campus, and we dropped by a preview party last night to sample some of the house cocktails, infused tequilas and modern Mexican street fare. Opening at 4pm today, the restaurant comes from Gupreet Padda and Ami Grimes, the owners of Chuy Arzola’s, Sanctuaria Wild Tapas and Cathedral Square Brewery. They say they went through 200 to 300 recipes to get exactly what they wanted on the Diablitos menu and

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Diablitos Cantina Opens Today in Midtown

Diablitos Cantina Opens Today in Midtown By Kylah Brown December 16, 2011 11:41 AM The recent brainchild of Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes, the dynamic duo you can thank for Sanctuaria, Cafe Ventana and Chuy Arzola’s, offers “spirits and sustenance” with a Mexican flare. Those who miss the recently closed El Borracho will find solace in this Mexican-street-vendor-concept cantina which opens today at 4 p.m. Diablitos (3761 Laclede Ave., 314-644-4430, www.diablitoscantina.com), which has a distinct Dia de los Muertos feel, touts house-infused tequilas, traditional margaritas, horchatas—as well as beer and wine. And let’s not forget about the sustenance, which you’ll

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Gurpreet Padda & Ami Grimes Transform Midtown Iggy’s Into Diablitos Cantina (those little devils)

Gurpreet Padda & Ami Grimes Transform Midtown Iggy’s Into Diablitos Cantina (those little devils) By George Mahe September 5, 2011 7:50 AM Last time we checked in with Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes, owners and developers of Cafe Ventana,Sanctuaria, and Chuy Arzola’s, they were moving the latter from 3701 Lindell (at The Coronado) to the former Iggy’s location at 3761 Laclede in Midtown. We should check in more often… Chuy’s was scheduled to close last week–it’s still open–and the new “Chuy’s” is not Chuy’s at all. Quietly and–until the tarps were lifted to reveal the building facade–clandestinely, they have been putting the final touches

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RFT 2013 Best Of Saint Louis – Best Margarita

Diablitos Cantina received the RFT 2013 Best Of Saint Louis Award for Best Margarita! BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2013 FOOD & DRINK Best Margarita Diablitos Cantina There’s no shortage of decent margaritas around town, but how many of them use housemade tequila infusions? The “Margarita de Casa” is made with Aqui Vamos tequila, lime juice, orange juice, housemade simple syrup and triple sec — go ahead and get a pitcher. The original marg can also be made with any of Diablitos’ three infused tequilas: coffee, tea and cinnamon; mango, pineapple and orange; or cucumber, jalapeño and hibiscus. The “Tamarindo” margarita adds a

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