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Mai Lee

  • Music

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    The Seven Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis

    In recent years, a spate of Vietnamese restaurants have popped up, bringing delicious Pho, a spice-filled broth served with noodles, to the masses. And we couldn't be happier. Lemongrass and ginger, rice and noodles, all fresh and remarkably healthy -- here are seven of our favorite spots to grab au ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Review Preview: Baida Moroccan Restaurant

    This week I visit Baida (3191 South Grand Boulevard; 314-932-7950), shockingly, the first Moroccan restaurant in the area. Finally, St. Louisans have a place to go when that insatiable couscous craving hits. Here is a sneak preview of my thoughts -- the full review will be online tomorrow and in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    IKEA Meatballs Won't Be Here Until 2015; Here Are the Best Local Meatballs to Try Now

    This week, St. Louis lost its collective mind over the official announcement that, yes, IKEA is really coming to St. Louis. The opening date is projected for 2015. One of the things folks are most excited about are the Swedish meatballs available in the chain's inexpensive cafeterias. In one report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Roky Erickson, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Paul van Dyk, Master and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 1 to 3

    There are plenty of events this weekend to cure that Halloween hangover. Support local charities or enjoy the last Clayton Farmers' Market of the season. Continue for our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The Libertine Goes Gatsby for Halloween

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Josh Galliano on His Rituals, Fried Chicken and Hating Jam Bands

    At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    R&B: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Mai Lee's Peanut Sauce: A Recipe from Qui Tran

    This is part three of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Read part one, a profile of Tran, here. Read part two, a Q & A with Tran, here. Qui Tran of Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-645-2835), doesn't place himself among the St. Louis chefs he so admires. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Loving Las Vegas and MSG: A Q & A with Qui Tran of Mai Lee

    This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Read part one, a profile of Tran, here. Part three, a recipe from Tran, will be available on Friday. Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-645-2835) isn't simply a job for chef Qui Tran. It's his legacy. His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Qui Tran Lives the American Dream and Continues His Mother's Legacy at Mai Lee

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Part two, a Q & A with Tran, will appear tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Tran, will be available on Friday. Qui Tran can't discuss his childhood without mentioning Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-64 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Chef's Choice: Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro, Part 2

    This is the part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro. Read part one, a profile of Lewis, here. Part three, a recipe, will be available on Thursday. I met with Rick Lewis, head chef of Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314-353-1588), early on a Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Where to Break the Yom Kippur Fast

    Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Beef Curry and Win $5 to Gioia's Deli [Updated with winner]!

    Guess where we ate this beef curry and win $5 to Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410). Hint: We ate this spicy curry at a restaurant in Brentwood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican, Part 2

    This is part two of Stacy Anderson's Chef's Choice profile of Jason Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here. Did your family cook when you were a child? My mother cooked every night. She was a great cook and still is. Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Soup Countdown #10: Pho at Mai Lee

    January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Five Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The Hip-Hoppers Holiday Schedule Is Here

    ​St. Louis' day-long baptism in the elements of hip-hop comes this saturday at the Gramophone. Hip-Hoppers' Holiday features, among many others, P.R.E.A.C.H., Black Spade, Prince Ea (the subject of this week's music feature), and half of the lineup for our October 28th show at the Firebird: Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Mai Lee's Jay Nguyen: 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 Katie Moulton profiles Mai Lee's Jay Nguyen. Below is a Q&A with Nguyen followed by the recipes for both the Lychee Martini and the Mai Lee Songbird. Katie MoultonJay Nguyen whips up a M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Nate Hereford of Niche, Part 2

    This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    "The Wisdom of Crowds": A Review of Mai Lee

    Jennifer SilverbergThe Tran family, including Mai (center)‚ÄčThis week I review the new location of Mai Lee, which moved from Delmar Boulevard at I-170 to Brentwood earlier this year.Also, while I have your attention, a correction: In one instance in the review, I mistakenly used the restaurant's na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Review Preview: Mai Lee

    Jennifer Silverberg‚ÄčThis week I visit Mai Lee, which relocated earlier this year from Delmar Boulevard at I-170 to, of all places, the ground floor of the new MetroLink and BJC parking lot in Brentwood. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    FoodWire: Original Mai Lee Now Closed, New Location Opens Wednesday, 2.10

    Yesterday was the final day of service for the original Delmar Boulevard location of Mai Lee (website). The Vietnamese institution is leaving its longtime University City digs for a spot at 1467 South Hanley Road. Note: This new Mai Lee doesn't actually face Hanley. Instead, it's located on the grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest 11.14 - 11.20

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stef played Guess the Dessert and made sweet potato, turkey dinner and malva pudding cupcakes.Happy second anniversary to STL Hops! Mike had information about the Happy Holidays Homebrew competition and shared his beer list fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 8.1-8.7

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly shares her thoughts on Julie & Julia -- with bonus comment from Julie Powell herself.FamilyStyle Food: In honor of Julie & Julia, Karen makes Julia Child's bouillabaisse.St. Louis Eats & Drinks: Say? ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2007

    Vietnam Star Turn

    What do you get when a new Vietnamese restaurant replaces an old Vietnamese restaurant?

  • Dining

    July 13, 2005

    There Goes the Eruv

    You'll dig the delightfully unorthodox (yet totally Orthodox) food at Shmeers

  • Dining

    September 1, 2004

    A Real Dish

    Miss Saigon moves its delightful Vietnamese dishes to spiffier digs

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003
  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Value

    Pho Grand

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003
  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Chinese Cuisine

    P.F. Chang's

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002
  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Value

    Pho Grand

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Carryout

    Bandana's Bar-B-Q

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001
  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Chinese Cuisine

    Happy China

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Hot-and-Spicy Food

    The King & I

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Soups

    St Louis Bread Co.

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001
  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Value

    Pho Grand

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Carryout

    Bandana's Bar-B-Q

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Pad Thai

    The King & I

  • Dining

    June 14, 2000

    On with the Show

    A local Vietnamese eatery's second act draws a rousing ovation

  • Dining

    December 16, 1998
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