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#1 Stone

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:26 PM

Anything that isn't a national chain?

And she was.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

Here's a Shaggy Dog story that might offer some clues.

More here.

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#3 irnscrabblechf52

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

fine dining options I would recommend include Niche, Farmhaus (JB winner this year), Sidney Street Cafe. i would recommend with some reservation tony's and monarch

barbecue--Pappy's or Bogart's are the most popular places in town right now. i don't think they're that great, but obviously, tons of people disagree with me

there're a lot of fun americana-ish places to explore: Carl's Drive-In, Blueberry Hill, Goody Goody Diner, Crown Candy Kitchen, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Italian--if you like red sauce Italian, the Hill (neighborhood is a good choice)--Amighetti's for enormous sandwiches, Rigazzi's is dece, Cunetto is alright. Missouri Baking Company is a must visit, absolutely awesome pastries, maybe the best Italian cookies I've ever had

Mexican: Durango is pretty good

Iron Barley is a food networky darling, haven't been there myself

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:54 PM

Loved Ted Drewes and Niche. Thought Carl's Drive-In was fine, though I probably wouldn't go back (IBC Root Beer on tap was quite nice, though). I remember having some good soft pretzels from somewhere, but can't remember where off-hand. Any locals who can help?

It was Gus' Pretzels. We also went to Rooster for breakfast. It was OK.

And I really liked the lemon danish from McArthur's (although it was very sweet), but it's quite a bit out of the way.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:02 PM

Speaking of St. Louis, where's Ghostie?

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#6 Stone

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:24 PM

"The new Appleby's on Ladue Road is excellent. And there's always TGI Fridays, but I have a hard time choosing there because there's so much that I like."

And she was.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:33 PM

"The new Appleby's on Ladue Road is excellent. And there's always TGI Fridays, but I have a hard time choosing there because there's so much that I like."

Dude, it's Applebee's.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:38 PM

Speaking of St. Louis, where's Ghostie?


Where is Ghostie?? Haven't heard from him in months--very unusual, it is!

Now I'm a little worried. . . .

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:52 PM


Speaking of St. Louis, where's Ghostie?


Where is Ghostie?? Haven't heard from him in months--very unusual, it is!

Now I'm a little worried. . . .

I sent him a PM a few weeks ago; he hasn't checked in since September 4. I'm very worried. Does anyone else know how to get hold of him? Bloviatrix, maybe? Rail Paul?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:54 PM

(Dear God, there are maraschino cherries in the noodle kugel. There are maraschino cherries in the fucking noodle kugel!)

And she was.


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

I guess we don't have to worry about whether you're coming back.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:39 PM

Dating myself, but I spent a lot of evenings at Blueberry Hill; which had just opened. O'Connell's Pub used to make a great RB sandwich or burger..on Shaw. and St Louis has a unique type of thin pizza that I grew to enjoy. Talayna's and Imo's were the big name but a local could give you current recs. Toasted ravioli was also a local specialty.
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fine dining options I would recommend include Niche, Farmhaus (JB winner this year), Sidney Street Cafe. i would recommend with some reservation tony's and monarch

barbecue--Pappy's or Bogart's are the most popular places in town right now. i don't think they're that great, but obviously, tons of people disagree with me

there're a lot of fun americana-ish places to explore: Carl's Drive-In, Blueberry Hill, Goody Goody Diner, Crown Candy Kitchen, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Italian--if you like red sauce Italian, the Hill (neighborhood is a good choice)--Amighetti's for enormous sandwiches, Rigazzi's is dece, Cunetto is alright. Missouri Baking Company is a must visit, absolutely awesome pastries, maybe the best Italian cookies I've ever had

Mexican: Durango is pretty good

Iron Barley is a food networky darling, haven't been there myself

eta: if you have any more spec questions i can probably answer them



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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:51 AM

Agree that Niche, Farmhaus (not a JBF winner, but one of the F&W best new chefs), and Sidney Street Cafe are the top for fine dining. I would also put Monarch in that category though when the chef is in the kitchen and can do a tasting menu. Other options worth looking into are Five Bistro, The Crossing and Harvest.

Do not waste any time trying "St Louis Style" pizza as few outside of native St. Louisans find it edible. Pi Pizza (deep dish) and The Good Pie (neopolitan) are both good though.

For breakfast, check out Half & Half.

For wine, 33 Wine bar. Cocktails, Taste (formerly Taste by Niche).

I really like Bogart's for BBQ.

#14 Stone

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

Well, the family gave thumbs up to all the recommendations, but, alas we didn't have time to venture onto the city. Not even a steak burger to be had, although I did get some Lion's Choice.

And she was.


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:19 PM

Well, the family gave thumbs up to all the recommendations, but, alas we didn't have time to venture onto the city. Not even a steak burger to be had, although I did get some Lion's Choice.


i wish there was a lion's choice in manhattan
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