Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe (4144 South Grand Boulevard; 314-875-9653) opened in Dutchtown only last November. A banner still hangs outside the Middle Eastern restaurant announcing its grand opening.
Signs that it is stil open at all are not good.
- First Look: Sultan Palace Bakery and ... More >>
So here is a classic bad news-good news scenario.
First, the bad: We told you last week that St. Louis Pho (3863 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-4041) had closed temporarily and would reopen under new management. Today, I can confirm that the restaurant will not reopen as St. Louis Pho.
This is a s ... More >>
A reader tipped me off to an ownership change at Phuc Loi (3723 Gravois Avenue; 314-772-7742), the tiny Vietnamese restaurant just west of the Gravois Avenue-South Grand Boulevard intersection.
Phuc Loi became a favorite spot of mine after I reviewed it three years ago. I included its banh mi dac ... More >>
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 >>
Since February, I've been sharing my 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes. From time to time, I'll highlight groups of these dishes that fit together in some way. Today, five ridiculously awesome lunch values.Banh Mi Dac Biet at Phuc Loi ($3.50)Ian FroebTo hell with the $5 Footlong. Phuc Loi's banh mi d ... More >>
Ian FroebThe banh mi dac biet at Phuc LoiI'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite
dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are
expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites v ... More >>
Banh mi are delicious and shockingly cheap. At Phuc Loi $3.50 scores you the banh mi dac biet, which layers ham, headcheese and pâté on a crusty baguette with cucumber, pickled daikon, carrot and a bracing quantity of raw jalapeño. Phuc Loi then adds a masterstroke: one whole fried egg, the wh ... More >>
Believe it or not, congealed pork blood at the fantastic Vietnamese restaurant Phuc Loi wasn't the most challenging thing I ate this week. That would be Doritos Late Night "Last Call Jalapeño Popper" chips. Talk about regurgitating the week! Then again, maybe we should wait till someone tries th ... More >>
This week I visit Phuc Loi, a small Vietnamese restaurant at 3723 Gravois Avenue in Tower Grove South. (It's the tiny storefront with the blue awning and what looks like two men right outside the entrance in the photo above.) When the guy behind the counter at Phuc Loi asks if you're sure you want p ... More >>