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1999 Stories by Joe Bonwich

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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 >>

  • Yukon Goldfinger

    published December 22, 1999

    BOND'S OF CHESTERFIELD, 280 Long Rd., 728-1414. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Entrees: $13.95-$19.95. More >>

  • RIB TICKLERS

    published December 22, 1999

    If we're gonna be highlighting places way out west, such as Bond's, propriety dictates that we afford some sort of equal time to up-and-coming... More >>

  • BEAR NECESSITIES

    published December 8, 1999

    LEHAIM, 195 Lamp and Lantern Village (Clayton and Woods Mill, Chesterfield), 230-3711. Hours: lunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; dinner, 5-10... More >>

  • TABLE TALK

    published December 8, 1999

    Restaurant life cycles and economics have always been affected by weird seasonal and political factors, one of which is a tendency to open just in... More >>

  • GAME BOY

    published November 24, 1999

    FIO'S LA FOURCHETTE, 7515 Forsyth (Clayton), 863-6866. Hours: Dinner starts at 6 p.m., Wed.-Sat. Entrees, $20-$25; prix-fixe: five-course... More >>

  • A FEW "CHOICE" WORDS

    published November 24, 1999

    Is Fio's La Fourchette the best restaurant in St. Louis, as readers of Gourmet magazine have sometimes anointed it? Or does Tony's deserve... More >>

  • FINELY AGED

    published November 10, 1999

    BALABAN'S, 405 N. Euclid Ave., 361-8085. Hours (the dining room and cafe have different hours; call for confirmation): lunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.... More >>

  • BALABANTER

    published November 10, 1999

    Although he bought into the business in 1986, co-owner Tom Flynn has been with Balaban's for more than 20 years of the place's existence, making... More >>

  • TAXI ZUM 'LOO

    published October 27, 1999

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  • GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

    published October 27, 1999

    Dreamland Palace isn't the only old German I've had experience with in the past few weeks. Last month, to celebrate one of those supposedly... More >>

  • Thyme Travel

    published October 13, 1999

    THYME TABLE, 18 Church St. (Ferguson), 521-0440. Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri. Lunch... More >>

  • Loop Scoop

    published October 13, 1999

    In keeping with the lunchtime theme of this week's musings, we had originally intended to ladle out a little ink on the Gourmet Canning Factory,... More >>

  • Not Half Bad

    published September 22, 1999

    ALEA'S PLACE, 14424 Manchester Rd., 386-4726. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Entrees: $7.95-$14.95. More >>

  • HOP TO IT

    published September 22, 1999

    For those of us who view historic preservation and adaptive re-use as sacred quests, Tom Schlafly has certainly earned a place in our book of... More >>

  • Working Folks

    published September 8, 1999

    THREE-1-THREE, 313 E. Main St., Belleville, Ill., 618-239-6885. Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight. Sat.-Sun. Entrees: $7.95-$9.95. More >>

  • KING SOLOMON'S WINES

    published September 8, 1999

    Right off the bat, it's clear that Eric Solomon is something of a showman. "The bowling pin! Where's my bowling pin?" he barks, in search of an... More >>

  • Hangin' Out

    published August 25, 1999

    NOTE BAR, 11750 Gravois Ave. (Sunset Hills), 849-3230. Hours: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Tues.-Sat. Entrees: $7.95-$15.95. More >>

  • NEWS OF THE BEARD

    published August 25, 1999

    PLEASANT COMPANY: Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta hosts the seventh annual Barbecue for Beard — a fundraiser for the St. Louis... More >>

  • Thai, Thai Again

    published August 11, 1999

    THAI SEAFOOD CAFE, 608 Eastgate Ave. (U. City Loop), 862-4429. Hours: Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed.-Sat.; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Sun.- Mon. &... More >>

  • JAY WALKING

    published August 11, 1999

    The recent Festival of Nations on South Grand gave us an excuse, as if we needed one, to drop in on what is now one of the Grand old men, so to... More >>

  • Where There's Smoke

    published July 28, 1999

    CLANCY'S RIB CO. 11660 Administration Dr. (Page at Schuetz), 432-2611. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., noon-10 p.m.... More >>

  • JAMBALAYA

    published July 28, 1999

    TIDBITS:Andrew White is now the executive chef at Provençal-themed Café Campagnard, in the Lafayette Center at Manchester... More >>

  • Yes, Siam

    published July 14, 1999

    As much as I love the more metropolitan aspects of the city and inner suburbs, there are times when those of us who live in outer suburbia... More >>

  • Jambalaya

    published July 14, 1999

    TIDBITS: On the way out of Manee Thai, we noted that yet another choice for unusual dining is about to open just across Manchester... More >>

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