Las Palmas

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    A Look Inside Riverbend Restaurant and Bar's New Expanded Space in Richmond Heights

    As reported by Gut Check in August, restaurant owner Sam Kogos would move his popular New Orleans-style restaurant to the space recently vacated by Harvest. Riverbend Restaurant and Bar (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-664-8443) opened in Richmond Heights in early November with an expanded menu a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    A Look Inside Las Palmas' New Location on Washington Avenue

    The last time we took an in-depth look at Las Palmas, former RFT food critic Ian Froeb reviewed its second location in Maplewood, an outpost that followed the model of original flagships in north county. In late September the local Mexican restaurant expanded to include a third location: Las Palmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Check Out the Final Lineup for RFT's Holiday Spirits Tasting Event

    We are hosting our first-ever Holiday Spirits Tasting Event this December, and we've got the final lineup of distilleries and restaurants. Prepare to feel warm in your belly. See also: Riverfront Times Holiday Spirits Presale

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Las Palmas Opening Third Location on Washington Avenue

    Mexican favorite Las Palmas (multiple locations) is opening a third location at 1901 Washington Avenue this month. Its first restaurant opened in north St. Louis County, followed by an outpost in Maplewood. There was also an Overland, Missouri restaurant which has since been sold by the Morales fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events This Weekend: July 11 to 13

    It's the middle of summer in St. Louis, and it's only going to get hotter. And we don't just mean the food scene! (We'll be here all week.) Hit up this month's Food Truck Friday, or the annual celebration of Bastille Day in historic Maplewood. Or hey, eat some elk! Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 16 to 18

    The sun will finally come out this weekend just in time for us all to enjoy outdoor festivals like Maifest, Taste of Maplewood and Winefest. So many options, so little time. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump and let us know what you're doing this weekend. See also: The Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Mexican Restaurants for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

    Wondering where to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further -- Gut Check's got the guide to the best spots for celebrating the holiday. Hit any or all up for the best tacos, margaritas and sopapillas St. Louis has to offer, not to mention giveaways, special brew releases and more. See also: H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Mexican Restaurant Is...

    Even after all the great nominations, we still had folks claiming there is no good Mexican to be had in St. Louis. We would like to direct the haters to this list. And the winner is... See also: Ten Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Louis

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Mexican Restaurant

    People who say St. Louis doesn't have good Mexican food are clearly mistaken. Cherokee Street alone should refute that notion. For this edition of underrated/overrated, we asked you to tell us about the most underrated Mexican restaurants in St. Louis. Vote for one of four reader nominations or writ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Eat Up at Taste of Maplewood Festival Saturday

    Maplewood is a hip, happenin' and, of course, delicious neighborhood full of unique restaurants and shops. The town is celebrating all things yummy this Saturday, May 18 at the 5th annual Taste of Maplewood Street Festival. One block of Sutton Boulevard between Manchester and Hazel will cease to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Gut Check's Guide to Drinko Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis: 26 Food and Drink Specials

    Whether you observe Drinko de Mayo, or its less quippy counterpart Cinco de Drinko, we all unite this Sunday, May 5, to drink fishbowl margaritas in the streets of St. Louis. It might not be a real national holiday in Mexico or America, but that doesn't halt our revelry, and in the spirit of al past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Gut Check's Guide to Cinco de Mayo

    Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, is Cinco de Drinko Mayo. Though at best a regional holiday in Mexico, we here in the U.S. of A. can't get enough reveling on Sabado 5 de Mayo. Don't get us wrong, we at Gut Check also enjoy indulging in margaritas on the rocks and Mexican food, and thus have compiled a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: July 22-24

    Image via​The world is your oyster...or mussel, shrimp or scallop, if you prefer. This weekend offers up many ways to enjoy food and booze in the Lou, including various seafood fests, Jello shots to help out an RFT staffer in need and a chance to meet zombies at The Heavy Anchor. So go ahead - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Riding Out the Rapture at Taste of Maplewood

    Holly FannThere was plenty of Schlafly on ice at Taste of Maplewood​ The Rapture didn't happen, and it's a good thing. When the festivities and food officially started on Saturday at noon, Taste of Maplewood was already bustling. White tents lined both sides of Sutton Boulevard; a few were ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 20-22

    Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of Maplewood​The weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    The Red Lion's Barry Strange: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles Red Lion owner and bartender Barry Strange. Below is a Q&A with Strange, followed by the recipe for his Richard Pryor cocktail. Chrissy WilmesBarry Strange, owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    What Hams! 5 Best Videos of Kids and Food!

    image via​Last week Gut Check explored the do's and don't's of dining out with children. Although the little ones don't always make for the best fancy-dining companions, kids and food are often a recipe for hilarity -- especially when the mess is being made on your computer screen and not the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Nosh, "The Neighborhood Bistro," Now Open in Maplewood

    Ian FroebNosh, the neighborhood bistro, in Maplewood​Now open at 7322 Manchester Road in Maplewood is Nosh, which calls itself "The Neighborhood Bistro" so you won't confuse it with other downtown Maplewood bistros like the Post Sports Bar & Grill and Las Palmas.Kidding.Seriously, though, don' ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Review Slideshow: Las Palmas

    Jennifer Silverberg​My review of Las Palmas is now available online. Las Palmas is located at 7356 Manchester Road, the former El Scorcho location. This is the second Las Palmas, after the original in Woodson Terrace. In this week's Back of the House slideshow, photographer Jennifer Silverberg tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Review Preview: Las Palmas

    This week I visit the new Maplewood location of Las Palmas. This is the second Las Palmas, after the original on Woodson Road. (There is also a Las Palmas in Overland, no longer directly connected to the original.)Jennifer Silverberg​A sneak preview of the review after the jump...

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    FoodWire: October Openings and Closings

    October has ended its wet, wet reign, so we look back on the soggy month's restaurant openings and closings. As always, if I missed one, please let me know in the comments. Gracias in advance.Ian FroebBeechwood Bistro by Sage fell victim to the Union Station curse.​OpeningsThe Wedge (under new man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    FoodWire: Las Palmas Now Open in Maplewood

    Las Palmas, a Mexican restaurant, is now open at 7356 Manchester Road (the former location of Tex-Mex joint El Scorcho).Still trying to pin down exact hours of operation, not to mention a working phone number -- if you can help, please leave a comment! -- but I can tell you there are happy hour spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    FoodWire: El Scorcho to Become Las Palmas

    Jennifer Silverberg​Thanks to my colleague Annie Zaleski for sending along this tip over the weekend: Maplewood Tex-Mex joint El Scorcho (7356 Manchester Road; website) is not long for this world, if it hasn't already closed outright.Its phone number and website remain active, and when I swung by ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2009
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    May 2, 2008
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    March 10, 2004

    Raising the Bar

    A week of the drink

  • Dining

    April 23, 2003

    More Than Mean Margaritas

    Pueblo Solis dishes up authentic, delicious Mexican -- and pours libations to match

  • Dining

    November 20, 2002

    Three's a Charm

    From a trio of locations, Las Palmas offers Mexican comfort food for most everyone in St. Louis

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Mexican Cuisine

    Hacienda Mexican Restaurant