The meatball sandwich features plump, tender ground beef lightly sauced and topped with mozzarella and provolone on bread brushed with garlic butter. The meatballs would have benefitted from a touch more seasoning, but on the whole this was a good sandwich; I especially liked that the sandwich wasn't swimming in bad tomato sauce the way so many do.

Appetizers run the typical bar-food gamut: onion rings, hot wings, fried calamari. The onion rings were disappointing, not very crisp and lacking a strong onion flavor. Their accompanying "Cajun aioli" added bite.

Also typical is the beer selection. In accordance with South City Hipster bylaw 1.32(d), Stag is available in cans.

Bartender Rachel Smith pours a pint.
Jennifer Silverberg
Bartender Rachel Smith pours a pint.
Cook Lucas Calcaterra gives the Wedge's pizza dough a whirl.
Jennifer Silverberg
Cook Lucas Calcaterra gives the Wedge's pizza dough a whirl.

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The Wedge

442 Bates St.
St. Louis, MO 63111

Category: Restaurant > Barbecue

Region: St. Louis - South City

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The Wedge
Calzone...$7.95
Meatball sandwich...$7.95
"Tasty, Tasty Murder" pizza (9-inch)
$9.95 "Stinky Pizza"(16-inch)...$16.95
442 Bates Street; 314-351-1200.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Thu.-Sat. (Bar open till midnight Sun., 1:30 a.m. Mon.-Wed.)

I was tempted, but I knew it would lead to me rifling through my cupboards at three in the morning, trying to find enough chili powder to make the Nachos of Death.

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