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2001 Stories by Joe Bonwich

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  • Maya Way

    published December 26, 2001

    Those who bemoan the evolution of the University City Loop into something "too trendy" -- and you know who you are -- would do well to wander... More >>

  • Talk of the Town

    published December 26, 2001

    During our visits to the Maya Café, we saw and heard about several other food-related developments in the immediate area. According to the... More >>

  • Kong King

    published December 12, 2001

    The e-mails started to come in soon after the opening, including a couple from Asian natives and transplants who had often sent correspondence... More >>

  • Hall of Flame

    published November 28, 2001

    The difficulty with "celebrity" restaurants is that those who put their names on the doors have often done so mainly for a royalty, with very... More >>

  • Cardinal Numbers

    published November 28, 2001

    I still don't generally feel I'm getting old, but while researching Jackie Smith's career and fondly remembering his bulldozing of such... More >>

  • Muddy Memories

    published November 14, 2001

    Maybe the Robert E. Lee is best viewed through the eyes of youth.At fortysomething, I'm probably romanticizing long-ago trips to "the boat" for... More >>

  • Water Table

    published November 14, 2001

    Here's the listing for the Robert E. Lee from the third edition of Gateway Gourmet, a book of menus and recipes from St. Louis restaurants... More >>

  • Kicks and Grins

    published October 31, 2001

    The colors and crisp air of fall had finally arrived, so in the spirit of the best-laid schemes of mice and men, we piled two adults and five kids... More >>

  • Rolling Carr

    published October 31, 2001

    Another significant opening has taken place with the arrival of SqWires (marketing note: it's advisable to avoid names that require a "see also"... More >>

  • Thai Score

    published October 17, 2001

    What is it about the initial aroma of a restaurant that can instantly put a smile on your face, even -- as was the case when we walked into the... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published October 17, 2001

    It's got a little bit of everything -- several varieties of salmon sausages, free-range beef, peppercorn-studded sheep cheese, pot-stickers in... More >>

  • Miso Hungry

    published October 10, 2001

    It's always a little scary when a businessperson -- especially one with no restaurant experience -- magically comes up with a new concept that he... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published October 10, 2001

    All across St. Louis, several long-awaited openings are finally coming to fruition as fall sets in. In the Central West End, the legendary Richard... More >>

  • Raw Power

    published September 19, 2001

    Just as we walked through the door of Fuji, a new Japanese restaurant on Clarkson Road in West County, another party was leaving, and they were... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published September 19, 2001

    Just about every food lover in town was dismayed to hear that Fio's La Fourchette, for many years one of the best dining experiences in St. Louis,... More >>

  • Hello, Delhi

    published September 5, 2001

    I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but sometime in the recent past, Indian food made the leap from rare to almost commonplace in the St. Louis... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published September 5, 2001

    If there are any tickets left (and don't be surprised if they've sold out), be sure to snag some for one of the best foodie events of the entire... More >>

  • O Solomillo!

    published August 22, 2001

    As they say about dining out in Spain, better late than never.The tapas craze swept the rest of the country more than a decade ago, with... More >>

  • Sky's the Limit

    published August 15, 2001

    It's almost invariably fun to visit one of Tim Mallett's restaurants because, as much as any restaurateur in town, Tim Mallett "gets it." He gets... More >>

  • Dog Days

    published August 8, 2001

    The food stall or diner-like Mexican restaurant called a taqueria is relatively rare in these parts. The main concentration recently has... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 8, 2001

    There's a cool new place to shop in Maplewood, and the city didn't have to forcibly displace an entire neighborhood to get it to move... More >>

  • Crossing to Safety

    published July 25, 2001

    Ever since an astonishing initial visit some three years ago, one of my constant recommendations for people in search of new, fabulous restaurant... More >>

  • Kibbi Kibbitzing

    published July 11, 2001

    At my first glimpse of the parking lot, I knew we might be in trouble.Here it was, just 11:20 a.m. We'd left our downtown office jobs early on... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published July 11, 2001

    Part cookbook, part historical record of Lebanon, the Maronite Rite and the Lebanese community in St. Louis, Lebanon and Its Cuisine is... More >>

  • OK by You

    published June 27, 2001

    My direct experience with New Orleans cooking comes in four major flavors. At the high end, it's places such as Bayona and The Grill at the... More >>

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