Amigo Joe

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Openings & Closings 2011: The Final Reckoning

    At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    August 2011 Openings & Closings

    Ian FroebNew digs for La Vallesana on Cherokee Street​There are busy months for restaurant news, and then there is August 2011. The month that just ended featured numerous openings as well as a couple of relocations, a new building for Gut Check favorite La Vallesana and a contentious change of na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Amigo Joe's Shutters Fried Chicken Restaurant

    Ian Froeb​Driving along Southwest Avenue this morning, I noticed that the Mexican restaurant Amigo Joe's (5901 Southwest Avenue; 314-645-1995) has closed Amigo Joe's Chicken, the small, fried-chicken-centric restaurant that it had opened immediately next-door.I tried the fried chicken for the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Poll-oh Boy! A Visit to Amigo Joe's Chicken

    Ian Froeb​It was sometime last summer when I first noticed the sign along Hampton Avenue advertising Amigo Joe's "American Fried Chicken" restaurant. Now, you rarely see "American" added to the name of a fried chicken joint. It's redundant. Here, though, it made sense: Amigo Joe's is a Mexican res ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: October

    ​Waldo Jaquith, Wikimedia Commons​October saw the return of Drink of the Week, the column founded by Randall Roberts and continued by Kristie McClanahan that muses on life and libations. Alicia Lohmar is the new author, and we're thrilled to have her as part of the Gut Check family. The rest of ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Review Slideshow: Taqueria la Monarca, Amigo Joe's and Latitude 26°

    Jennifer Silverberg​My review of three new Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants -- Taqueria la Monarca in University City, Amigo Joe's on Southwest Avenue and Latitude 26° in Dogtown -- is now available online. In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg takes you into the kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Review Preview: "¡Uno, Dos, Tres!"

    ​In this week's review, I visit three recently opened Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants: Taqueria La Monarca, Amigo Joe's and Latitude 26°.Taqueria la Monarca is the latest addition to the unlikely Murderers' Row of restaurants at the intersection of Olive Boulevard and Woodson Road. Across Woodson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​As you can see in the sticky post above, Gut Check is hiring. The response so far has been impressive. I'm still sorting through the applications, so don't fret if you haven't heard anything yet. If you want to apply and still haven't...don't wait much longer!It was a busy week here at Gut Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    A Table for How Many? at Amigo Joe's

    Amigo Joe's5901 Southwest Avenue314-645-1995Open for One WeekIt's never fair to judge a restaurant that has been open for one week. It's kind to give them some time to get their act together -- especially when confronted with a large group. Our dinner club offered no such kindness to Amigo Joe's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 6.6-6.12

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.STL Hops: Didn't attend this year's Brewers Heritage Festival? Mike has pictures.STL Bites: Bill resurfaces from Twitterland with news of a wine tasting featuring Riedel glasses.A Veggie Venture: Alanna has a recipe for fire-charred tomatoes.Of ... More >>