Wednesday, September 20, 2017
St. Louis Bosnians

All posts by stlbosnians

His father is a Washington University janitor. Now, this Bosnian refugee will study there.

There’s still a picture that floats around the house of Meris Saric as a toddler wearing an adult-size Washington University sweatshirt that he got from his dad. [...]

August 24, 2017 News

Small Bites: Balkan Treat Box is your new food-truck obsession

A food truck with a wood-fired oven doesn’t guarantee a quality meal, but it will always pique my curiosity. If you’re willing to install an actual hearth in a rolling metal box and stand beside it during a St. Louis [...]

August 22, 2017 News

Lemmons by Grbic Is a New South City Classic

Growing up in St. Louis, the Grbic siblings — Senada, Erna and Ermin — were spoiled by home-cooked Bosnian cuisine, lovingly prepared by their mother. It wasn’t that she just knew how to cook well; every Saturday morning, she would [...]

July 26, 2017 News

How Loryn Nalic Fell in Love with Bosnian Food — and Founded Balkan Treat Box

Loryn Nalic, chef and owner of Balkan Treat Box (314-667-9926; www.balkantreatbox.com), thanks her lucky stars that she learned how to cook at such a young age — it got her out of trouble with her parents.  [...]

July 26, 2017 News

Ballwin police officer completes triathlon before work

BALLWIN, MO – A police officer completed a triathlon Sunday before heading into work.  The Ballwin Police Department says that Officer Jasmin Softic just learned to swim two weeks ago.  The department posted this Facebook status update: [...]

July 17, 2017 Stories

The Bevo Question – What will happen to St. Louis’ Little Bosnia when it’s not so Bosnian?

Tony Zanti walks up the sidewalk along the newly laid blacktop of Gravois Avenue as drivers zip past a string of revamped buildings on the north edge of Bevo Mill. [...]

July 5, 2017 News

With largest world refugee crisis since WWII, how are St. Louis refugee resettlement efforts going?

Tuesday marks World Refugee Day, a designation made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The number of refugees and displaced persons in the world is higher than it has ever been since World War II, with some 65.5 [...]

June 21, 2017 Audio, Multimedia

While fasting for Ramadan, Muslim St. Louisans prepare food at local homeless shelter

Because Islam puts a special focus on charity during the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims St. Louisans are taking extra time to serve others. [...]

June 19, 2017 News

J’s Pitaria to open in Bevo Mill neighborhood

Josi and Zamir Jahic are opening a restaurant, J’s Pitaria (5003 Gravois), serving traditional Bosnian food in the Bevo Mill neighborhood—an area with a significant Bosnian immigrant population—but they hope their main dish, pita, attracts a wider clientele. [...]

May 23, 2017 News

Artist uses Spray Paint to create St. Louis’ History

St. Louis is known for its rich history and its Italian food. Soon people will have a place to enjoy both. A place where you may be looking up, instead of looking at your plate. [...]

May 21, 2017 Video