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Bella Vino

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    #88: WildSmoke's Smoked Chicken Wings

    Choosing a favorite chicken wing is like selecting a favorite song: With so many different styles, it's an impossible task. Sometimes, the tangy, Louisiana-style heat of the Buffalo wing dipped in funky blue cheese is the only thing that satisfies. Other occasions call for some thick, molasses barbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    #89: The Duck Proscuitto Flatbread at Bella Vino

    If the bed-and-breakfast-style charm of Bella Vino (325 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-3434) isn't enough of a reason to make the trek across the river, then the duck prosciutto flatbread should be. See Also: Bella Vino, in historic St. Charles, is a meal worth driving for

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    For Chefs Austin Hamblin and Michelle Allender, Two Minds Are Better Than One

    Jackie Miller and Ashley Morrison weren't looking for a package deal when they set out to fill the executive chef position at Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas (325 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-3434) But when a former co-worker introduced them to Austin Hamblin and Michelle Allender, they decid ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas

    As a veteran server, I was a party to more conversations about opening a restaurant than I can count. They would usually take place at the end of a particularly arduous shift while folding linens or doing a checkout report and typically involved complaining about one's current employer. Whether thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Review Preview: Bella Vino

    This week's review invites my compatriots on this side of the Missouri to make the jaunt across the Blanchette Bridge to old town St. Charles' Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas (325 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-3434). See Also: Green, But Sustainable? Prasino has eco-friendly dining down. Con ... More >>

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