Adam Bennis

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    #98: M'Lwee at Baida

    Gut Check is counting down the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. When Baida (3191 South Grand Boulevard; 314-932-7950) opened its doors last September, it treated St. Louis to its first taste of Moroccan cuisine. Sure, there are the traditional dishes like couscous and tajines, b ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Critic's Notebook: How Baida Went from Fast Food Joint to Moroccan Jewel

    It's hard to believe, but Baida (3191 South Grand Boulevard; 314932-7950) was almost a burger joint. "My aunt and uncle [Assia and Abder Meskine] were going to open a fast food restaurant," says Adam Bennis, general manager of Baida, the new Moroccan restaurant on south Grand. "Then they found out ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Baida Brings Moroccan Food to South Grand

    When Abder Meskine came to America from Morocco, he just thought he'd invest in a fast food franchise. Then he realized St. Louis didn't have any Moroccan food. "We found this place and we fell in love with it, and we decided to create a Moroccan restaurant. It's time," Meskine says. Enter Baida (31 ... More >>