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1999 Stories by Jill Posey-Smith

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  • Eat Drink Man Woman

    published December 29, 1999

    What did you have for dinner two nights ago? I don't remember, either. Unremarkable restaurants are as thick as clotted cream around here. Judging... More >>


    published December 15, 1999

    CHEZ LEON, 4580 Laclede, 361-1589. Hours: Tue.-Thu. 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun. 5-9 p.m.; closed Mon. Three-course prix-fixe: $28. More >>


    published December 1, 1999

    HAYAT'S RESTAURANT, 1301 S. Vandeventer, 535-0533. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Entrees: Under $7. More >>


    published December 1, 1999

    With the sudden closing of Dickmann's Boulevard Bakery on South Grand, South City loaf-lovers may suspect that their only remaining option is the... More >>

  • Greasy Spoon River Anthology

    published November 17, 1999

    Most everything's under 5 bucks in all these places: COURTESY SANDWICH SHOP, 3155 S. Kings-highway Blvd., 776-9059 COURTESY DINER, 1121... More >>


    published November 3, 1999

    COLORADO, 3761 Laclede, 652-3044. Hours: lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; dinner, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5:30-10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat.;... More >>


    published November 3, 1999

    It's Sunday morning -- do you know where your brunch is? For an increasing percentage of St. Louis tastebuds, it's at MoKaBe's Coffeehouse,... More >>


    published October 20, 1999

    VIETNAM STAR, 7930 Olive Blvd., 721-8838. Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. Entrees:... More >>


    published October 20, 1999

    A few days ago I was called to breakfast from my porch swing on a farm in the middle of Kentucky. Awaiting me was an omelette made from eggs that... More >>


    published October 6, 1999

    BAR ITALIA, 13 Maryland Plaza, 361-7010. Hours: lunch, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; dinner: 5-10 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; closed... More >>


    published October 6, 1999

    My first — and, until last week, my last — experience with grappa was a bust. It was 15 years ago, but I vividly recall a burning... More >>

  • Mall-Star

    published September 15, 1999

    CARDWELL'S ON THE PLAZA, Plaza Frontenac, 997-8885. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-11-p.m. Fri.-Sat. (no service between 4 and 5 p.m.... More >>


    published September 15, 1999

    While performing my arduous research on Cardwell's, I noticed a tiny counter tucked away in a corner of the restaurant. This, it turns out, is... More >>

  • Praising the Bar

    published September 1, 1999

    Col. Tex Trailer, whose family has inhabited the same corner of Dutchtown for generations, informs me that, as a boy, his father was often sent to... More >>

  • Greek Goods

    published September 1, 1999

    If you missed last weekend's Serbian Festival, don't panic; a Balkan good time can still be had at the Greek Festival this Labor Day weekend. St.... More >>

  • Hot Dish

    published August 18, 1999

    HOT LOCUST CAFE, 2005 Locust St., 231-3666. Hours: lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; closed... More >>


    published August 18, 1999

    When chefs Margaret Kelly and Richard Kraus met during an apprenticeship at the St. Louis Country Club a few years back, they discovered a shared... More >>


    published August 4, 1999

    Clutching to my heaving bosom the beeper I'd been issued at the Front Desk, I solemnly regarded the spectacle before me. A bank of TV monitors,... More >>


    published August 4, 1999

    If technology is to become inextricably linked with dinner — and it doesn't look as if there's any stopping it — certainly one of... More >>

  • Aromatic for the People

    published July 21, 1999

    INDIA'S RASOI, 4569 Laclede, 361-6911. Hours: lunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. Sun. Entrees: $9.95-$14.95. More >>


    published July 21, 1999

    One of my favorite things about this food-writer gig, not counting the free dinners, is my official mailbox at the RFT. A designerish... More >>

  • Geek Love

    published June 16, 1999

    Everyone is born a geek. Cynicism, which is merely a protocol for enduring intolerable situations, is acquired later. It begins as a tool for... More >>

  • Serving Suggestions

    published June 16, 1999

    When I worked in a restaurant, I had a T-shirt that read, "We talk about you when you leave." Ever wonder what servers are saying about you in the... More >>

  • Border Patrol

    published June 2, 1999

    Real Tex-Mex is hard to find anywhere north of the Texas hill country, which is why anyone who expects to be hungry soon should book a flight to... More >>

  • Civilization and Its Discontents

    published June 2, 1999

    Civilization was invented because of dinner. The earliest civilizations emerged when prehistoric nomads got tired of rooting for berries and... More >>

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