Hotel Ignacio

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    BaiKu Sushi Lounge's New Midtown Restaurant: Specialty Sushi, Noodle Bowls and More

    As reported by Gut Check in July, BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-896-2500) joins the Hotel Ignacio building's offerings which includes the MOTO Museum and Triumph Grill. Keeping with the overarching concept, BaiKu -- Japanese for motorcycle -- features a dining area with deconstructed bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    BaiKu Sushi Lounge to Open October 6 at the Hotel Ignacio

    BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) is opening in the Hotel Ignacio this Monday, October 6, for lunch and dinner. The building also houses the Moto Museum and Triumph Grill. As we reported back in July, Soung Min Lee of Miso and Central Table Food Hall is the executive sushi chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    BaiKu Sushi Lounge Opening in Midtown This Fall

    The Hotel Ignacio (3411 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) already houses the MOTO Museum and Triumph Grill and it's about to get a sushi lounge. BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) is opening this fall from the owner of Triumph, City Diner, Alumni and Dooley's and the former owner of Miso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Pevely Dairy Site: What Will Happen to Historic Sign Sitting On Top of SLU Building? (PHOTOS)

    One of the biggest St. Louis stories this week is news that Father Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University, will be stepping down after months of faculty and student protest. One controversial component of Biondi's leadership is his record on land acquisition and development -- with som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Lawrence Biondi's Retirement Speech at SLU Gala: "It Is Time For Me to Move On" (VIDEO)

    It is time for Lawrence Biondi to move on. So said Saint Louis University's president Father Lawrence Biondi in his announcement that he will be stepping down as head of the school -- a move that surprised many and sent reporters scrambling for details Saturday night. He broke the news at a priva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2013

    Father Lawrence Biondi Is Stepping Down as Saint Louis University President

    Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, announced tonight that he is stepping down -- after months of protest from faculty and students pushing for him to resign as head of the Jesuit school. "Just as I helped lead SLU's transformation when I arrived here more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Nine Best Hotels in St. Louis

    The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Salt Restaurant Slapped With Federal Tax Lien

    Restaurants often appear in the "Leads" section of the St. Louis Business Journal, which lists recent federal and state tax liens, lawsuits and the like, but the high profile and high dollar amount of the federal tax lien listed in the paper's June 15 issue grabbed Gut Check's attention. The federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Wes Johnson Leaves Salt [Update]

    George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine breaks what is, without a doubt, the biggest restaurant story of the year so far: Chef and co-owner Wes Johnson has departed Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787), the restaurant that he opened in early 2011 to acclaim both local (Riverfront Times' "Best New R ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Review Slideshow: Café Pintxos

    Jennifer SilverbergRoasted garlic, with accompaniments, at Cafe Pintxos​I present to you one of the stranger experiences from my five years of reviewing restaurants: the futile quest for the namesake dish at Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 314-338-2500). My review of Café Pintxos, the tapas bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Review Preview: Café Pintxos

    Jennifer SilverbergThe ensalda de pulpo (octopus salad) at Café Pintxos​This week, I visit Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 314-338-2500), the restaurant inside the new Hotel Ignacio in midtown.The Basque term pintxos is roughly synonymous with tapas, and if you think of Café Pintxos as a tapas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Trying Out Café Pintxos' Tapas Menu

    Robin UtzThe flatbreads and Melon Chorizo & Alcachofa Pintxo​This weekend, Gut Check had plans to see a show at Powell Hall. (We do things other than eat, you know!) This gave us a perfect opportunity to check out the tapas and atmosphere at the newly opened Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 3 ... More >>