Best Restaurant Neighborhood St. Louis 2008 - The Grove (Forest Park Southeast)
Only a few years ago there was no reason to slow down, let alone stop, on the stretch of Manchester Avenue between Kingshighway and Vandeventer Avenue. But these days the area known as the Grove offers something for foodies of almost every stripe. Enjoy bistro fare featuring fresh, local ingredients at chef Anthony Devoti's Five, or head to Devoti's gastropub, Newstead Tower Public House, for a burger and a beer. Satisfy your experimental bent with Agave's modern take on Mexican food, enjoy the timeless pleasures of Everest's Nepali cuisine or sate your hunger for your favorite Tex-Mex dishes (and your thirst for fine tequila) at Atomic Cowboy. Better budget at least a week's worth of visits to make it through all the different daily specials at soul-food mecca Sweetie Pie's.