Modesto Tapas

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Women Chefs of St. Louis Talk About Whether Gender Matters in the Kitchen [Q&A]

    Following the release of its "Gods of Food" issue last November, TIME found itself in hot water. Not a single female chef made the list of tastemakers or placed on its lineage chart of culinary influencers. When pressed about it, TIME's former news editor Howard Chua-Eoan explained it to Eater this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    White Box Eatery's New Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch Restaurant in Clayton

    Brunch lovers have a new go-to spot in Clayton with the opening of Whitebox Eatery (176 Carondelet Plaza; 314-862-2802). As reported by Gut Check in July, the concept comes from Modesto Tapas' co-owner Brendan Marsden along with chef John Hoffman (formerly of Oceano), and Jamie Hardesty of Vincent V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 18 to 20

    There are several outdoor events this weekend, so you can enjoy this unseasonably pleasant weather. Don't miss Schlafly's annual mussel fest, or check out the latest Handmade Happy Hour downtown. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The Precinct Prepares for Police H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    White Box Eatery Nears Opening in Clayton

    Modesto Tapas (5257 Shaw Avenue; 314-772-8272) co-owner Brendan Marsden announced a new venture back in May: a breakfast and lunch restaurant called White Box Eatery at 176 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton. Renovations are wrapping up, permits granted and Marsden is eyeing an opening during the second we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Modesto Tapas Creates Special Allergy-Sensitive Menu for Spring

    It's hard to be a diner with a severe allergy. Half the time people think you're just finicky -- or worse, faking it -- and you could potentially end up in the hospital if you get something you weren't supposed to. In solidarity, Modesto Tapas (5257 Shaw Avenue; 314-772-8272) has partnered with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The 5 Best Menus at Restaurant Week on the Hill 2014

    We have several restaurant weeks around St. Louis, and it really is a great way to sample all that a neighborhood has to offer. Restaurants prepare special prix fixe menus to give you a taste of the awesome eats. The Hill is celebrating Restaurant Week 2014 until April 27, and we've whittled down th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 28 to 30

    Here we are, at the last weekend of March, and hardly a sign of spring in sight. Temperatures should be fairly reasonable -- no snow, at least -- so get out and chow down. Sample wines made by women, learn to grow fruit trees or check out the scene in Edwardsville. Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Modesto Tapas Revives Mirasol With Pop-Up Menu

    Brendan Marsden's Modesto Tapas focuses on Spanish cuisine. His old restaurant, Mirasol, wasn't far off, but it highlighted New World flavors. Marsden opened the Loop restaurant in 2004 with his brother; the space has been a Pi Pizzeria since 2008. Modesto opened in 2001 and has outlasted its siblin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Vincent Van Doughnuts Hits the Road in October

    Even before Strange Donuts has its doors open, there's another artisanal doughnut place in town. Meet Vincent Van Doughnuts (yes, there's a van -- a 1960 Ford Grumman Olson named Clyde, to be exact), the brainchild of Brian Marsden and his brother-in-law Will Saulsbery. See also: The Eight Best Dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Neighborhood Bites: The Hill

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. The Hill is the classic St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Top Ten Happy Hours for Foodies

    In this week's hot-off-the-presses print edition, we've compiled the Riverfront Times' comprehensive guide to the finest happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this wasn't done only as a public service -- we're also bringing to your attention the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Happy Hour of the Day: Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant

    In this week's print edition, we're rolling out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this isn't only being done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating fin ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of September 8, 2004

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of September 1, 2004

  • Music

    August 25, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of August 25, 2004

  • Dining

    June 27, 2001

    Side Dish

    New eats to report