There's no shortage of the quick-bite-to-eat type of restaurant in St. Louis. We are busy people, after all. National chains such as Applebee's and O'Charley's sprout up in every strip mall, dashing off quick, cheap meals in contrived, upbeat settings. ("Neighborhood Grill & Bar"? Puh-leeeze.) Homegrown chains such as Krieger's and Culpeppers offer similar quick options -- and even manage to feel real. Now restaurateur Tim Mallett, the man behind Big Sky Café, Remy's and Blue Water Grill, has entered the... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Dominic Weiss, general manager and executive chef of Ellie Forcella Italian Taproom, balances pan-seared sea scallops and fried tomatoes with Gorgonzola cheese.