Best Rarebit St. Louis 2004 - Dressel's Pub
This city's approaching another fall, which is just a short interlude before a cold, daylight-deprived winter. Pools are already closed, open-toed shoes a no-no. As pleasantly cool evenings give way to brisk ones and six o'clock begins to look like midnight, it's hard to get motivated to do much of anything, let alone cook. But here's a rare bit of good news: There's a perfect wintertime snack that will warm you inside and out, and it involves beer and cheese. Interested? Thought so. This magical treat is rarebit. Maybe you've had it before over toast, but it's best served with warm, soft pretzels at Dressel's Pub. If you like what you taste, you can make a meal out of rarebit: Try it on sandwiches and eat it by the spoonful for dessert. It's going to be a long winter, and you just might need that extra meat on your bones.