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2002 Stories by Joe Bonwich

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  • Picture of Lily's

    published May 8, 2002

    But for a stolen car in San Diego, St. Louis might never have tasted Salvador and Adela Esparza's Mexican home cooking.The Esparzas relocated... More >>

  • Check, Please

    published May 8, 2002

    To quote one of my favorite semiabsurdist authors, "So long, and thanks for all the fish."I wrote my very first article for the Riverfront... More >>

  • Grand Funk

    published April 24, 2002

    Now playing at The Bistro in Grand Center: A Tale of Two Cities.The latest brave soul trying to make a go in the charming, funky... More >>

  • Teahouse of the April Moon

    published April 24, 2002

    Tea for two? As it usually does, it's taken awhile for a trend to reach the heartland, but in the past few weeks not one but two specialty tea... More >>

  • Something About Harry

    published April 17, 2002

    Lively jazz is a regular background fixture at Harry's downtown, but the management might consider instituting a ritual of "Rhapsody in Blue"... More >>

  • Grand Junction

    published April 10, 2002

    We depart from the usual format this week to bring you a two-for-one special. Recently, as we were driving down deep South Grand with an old... More >>

  • Wonderful Life

    published March 27, 2002

    Bosnian pop music provided the background as we scanned the menu at Grbic´, a new restaurant at the corner of Meramec and Keokuk in... More >>

  • Wrap-Up Show

    published March 27, 2002

    Are you crazy about burritos? Then you might want to check out El Burrito Loco, a tiny storefront at 3611 Bates Ave., just west of Grand... More >>

  • Hama Time

    published March 13, 2002

    If Naomi Hamamura, a.k.a. Hama-san, asks you to trust him, take him up on it.Hama-san has been spending most of his time lately at the second... More >>

  • Best of the Wurst

    published March 13, 2002

    It's just a few more days until one of the best local-foods festivals of the year, the annual Wurstfest in Hermann, Mo., which takes place March... More >>

  • Alton Giant

    published March 6, 2002

    When we first heard that there was a new, rather upscale restaurant in "downtown" Alton called Aaron's, we pictured another alternative in... More >>

  • Roll Call

    published March 6, 2002

    After a bit of a midwinter lull, a gaggle of new restaurants have popped up around town, providing all kinds of potential adventures for local... More >>

  • Old Saying

    published February 20, 2002

    Here's a bit of perspective: If you were born in the same year as Tachibana, you can now legally purchase alcohol there.Back in February... More >>

  • Royal Treatment

    published February 20, 2002

    Just when it seemed as if King Louie's couldn't get any hotter, an outdoor wood-burning grill is being added.Fresh off the restaurant's major... More >>

  • Babylon Rising

    published February 6, 2002

    For years, South Grand Boulevard has been closely associated with the foods of the Far East. But for those whose tastes run more to the Near or... More >>

  • Eastern Exposure

    published February 6, 2002

    As it turns out, Babylon International isn't the only new restaurant on South Grand where you can get a falafel fix and a gyros high. Just a block... More >>

  • Subculture Club

    published January 30, 2002

    So where is Anthony Bourdain -- whose new book and Food Network TV series, both titled A Cook's Tour, took him "in search of the perfect... More >>

  • Big Fish

    published January 23, 2002

    We were just wrapping up our desserts at the Pond Inn on a fairly slow postholiday weeknight when a woman sheepishly poked her head around the... More >>

  • French Toast

    published January 9, 2002

    Maybe a brief parlay with a French teacher is in order.I found myself musing over this as I took another bite of one of the finest lamb... More >>

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