Cafe Natasha

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    #56: Cafe Natasha's Beef Shish Kebab

    When Behshid Bahrami came to the United States in the late 1970s, he was culinarily dismayed. He simply could not find lamb that tasted like what he had in his native Iran. American lamb, Bahrami will tell you, has a gamey taste compared to its mild Persian counterpart. Rather than swearing it off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Mediterranean Restaurants in St. Louis

    The next time you get a taste for flavors reminiscent of the turquoise waters and sun-bathed beaches of the Mediterranean, you don't have to travel very far. St. Louis has a wealth of restaurants that feature the cuisines of Greece, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, France and Spain, offering seafood, lamb, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Chef Chat: Hamishe Bahrami is Cafe Natasha's Persian Cowgirl

    For 30 years, Hamishe Bahrami has been serving St. Louis her homemade Persian cuisine at Café Natasha (3200 South Grand Boulevard; 314-771-3411) -- a run that's virtually unheard of in the restaurant industry. When Bahrami and her husband Behshid started the restaurant (originally as a lunch counte ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Cafe Natasha Celebrates 30 Years and the Next Generation

    Thirtysomething years ago, Beshid Bahrami was a successful geologist, working on some of the biggest construction projects in the St. Louis area when the recession hit. "I had been working nonstop for the last few years. Business was booming. I had more work than I could handle," he says. Then, on t ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2000

    Show of Farsi

    Pickles and pomegranates rule the day, with enjoyable results, at Café Natasha