RFT editorial coordinator Courtney Schilling and I did our best to compile as thorough a list of openings and closings as possible. Inevitably, though, some places will slip through the cracks. Please drop us a line or leave a comment with additions or deletions. - IanIan FroebMcCormick & Schmic ... More >>
Brasserie by Niche, the latest restaurant from Gerard Craft of Niche and its still shiny-and-new sibling Taste by Niche, opens for service this evening at 5 p.m. at 4580 Laclede Avenue in the Central West End. As its name implies, Brasserie serves classic French brasserie cuisine, with chef Perry He ... More >>
The St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced that it will host a Dine Out for the Cure event on Thursday, June 11. (The St. Louis Race for the Cure is that Saturday, June 13.) Participating restaurants will donate part of their proceeds to battle breast cancer. Already on boa ... More >>
Now open at 7923 Forsyth Boulevard, next to Bistro Alexander, is Mazara. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine for lunch Mon.-Fri and dinner Mon.-Sat. Call 314-725-3434 for more info. (This one got lost in the shuffle. Thanks to reader Keith H. for reminding me.) - Ian Froeb
Who's more untrustworthy: Ian or a Munchkin?
There we go! Seriously ick. My review of Bistro Alexander is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue: Malcolm raises the ick factor of Keep It Down, while Kristie ponders the full moon and Big T Chardonel. -Ian Froeb
Bistro Alexander aims to break the mold (and the Review Generator 3000).
Chef Matt Rolens does try to broaden the standard St. Louis bistro repertoire. You still won't find veal sweetbreads -- or offal of any sort -- at most area bistros. As an appetizer, Rolens serves a fricassee of sweetbreads, chanterelle mushrooms and peas over polenta. Yet this dish could stand in f ... More >>
You're looking at a (crappy) photo of the new Bistro Alexander, which opened last week at 7927 Forsyth in Clayton. (It's the space formerly occupied by Limoncello.) I had a look at the menu. True to its name, Bistro Alexander offers contemporary, seasonal bistro fare: grilled horseradish-crusted sa ... More >>