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    July 24, 2012

    Restaurants Set for Downtown Restaurant Week 2012

    Assuming that St. Louis hasn't melted into a pool of molten steel and Provel before then, the eighth annual Downtown Restaurant Week will run from Monday, August 20, through Sunday, August 26. Surely, you know the drill by now: Twenty downtown restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25 per ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    #47: Veggie Breakfast Burrito at the Mud House

    On Cherokee Street hungry diners can find a burrito for any time of day or night, and the Mud House(2101 Cherokee Street; 314-776-6599) has your breakfast needs covered with a veggie breakfast burrito that's almost too big for its plate. A giant flour tortilla is stuffed with black beans, tomato, c ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    #48: Lengua Tacos at La Vallesana

    Evan C. Jones​There are many tempting options available at La Vallesana (2801 Cherokee Street; 314-776-4223), but whether you're getting quesadillas, burritos or tortas, there's something on the menu that leaps out to most people as something to avoid: tongue. Offal is something that most Am ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    #49: Hummus and Balela Platter at Nosh Bistro

    Bryan Peters​When Nosh Bistro (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-781-4734) closed a few months ago, we sank into a brief, but profound, funk. We'd grown terribly fond of their hummus and balela salad platter, and we didn't want to know a world without it. So you can imagine ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    #50: Bread Pudding at Harvest

    Evan C. Jones​How good is the bread pudding at Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-645-3522)? When Gut Check dropped by to pay homage to this favorite desert, chef de cuisine Brendan Noonan came clean about his consumption. "I've already had four portions of the bread ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    #51: Root Beer Float at Dr. Jazz

    Julia GabbertRoot beer float at Dr. Jazz​ Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain and Grille (29 N. Gore; 314-961-5299) is a homey little restaurant in charming Webster Groves. Dr. Jazz serves up your typical club sandwiches, burgers and lots of comfort food like chili fries and onion rings. The best part, th ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    #52: Le Croque Monsieur at LaBonne Bouchée

    Ashley AtkinsLe Croque Monsieur!​LaBonne Bouchée (12344 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur; 314.576-6606) offers the Francophile a wide selection of authentic French cuisine, ranging from le quiche du jour to le vol au vent to petit fours. But Gut Check's favorite way to eat à la française is to devou ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    #54: The Gracey at Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium

    Emily Wasserman​Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium (1170 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-932-5414) serves up a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers and hot dogs, offering selections for red-meat-loving carnivores, but also vegetarians. The ingredients are fresh, and many of the ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    #55: The Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza at Katie's Pizzeria

    Emily Wasserman​Katie's Pizzeria (6611 Clayton Road; Clayton; 314-727-8585) is a small establishment serving up delicious, albeit unique, pizza. With ingredients ranging from smoked salmon to speck, Katie's pizzas aren't for the culinary faint of heart. Each pizza is uniquely crafted and made ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    #56: Brioche French Toast at Half & Half

    Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue; 314-725-0719), St. Louis' newest breakfast and brunch eatery, despite being surrounded by breakfast and brunch giants like First Watch, Companion and the City Coffeehouse and Creperie, is becoming a legend in its own right. The menu offers a wide variety of brunch ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    #57: Fish and Chips at Llywelyn's

    Following closely on the heels of fish and chips in terms of prevalence on any pub menu is the sandwich version - a piece of fried fish on a bun. Fish sandwiches can range from the blah to the greasy, but at Llywelyn's Pub (4747 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-3003), the full flavor of fish shows up in th ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    #58: Chicken Kabob at Al Waha

    Kristie McClanahan​Chicken and rice is ubiquitous the world over: Stick it in a tortilla and call it a Mexican dish in Chihuahua, or blend it with coconut milk and curry in Chiang Mai and call it Thai. No wonder, though -- chicken and rice is uncomplicated, versatile and, when flawlessly prepa ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    #59: Seafood Ravioli at Gian-Tony's Ristorante

    Erika MillerSeafood ravioli at Gian-Tony's comes drenched in the best flavors of Italy.​There's nothing more relaxing than lounging in a steaming hot tub, letting the hot water soothe away the day's tensions. For food, the equivalent of relaxing in a hot tub has to be sitting in a simmering, f ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    #60: Raw Veggie Burger at PuraVegan

    Bryan PetersNo buns allowed, no buns needed.​St. Louis is no stranger to veggie burgers -- from the divine at SweetArt to the pedestrian at too many places -- and it's important to understand this context. In fact, the owners of PuraVegan first started making veggie burgers at their old restau ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    #61: Hot Chick On-a Stick at Fast Eddie's Bon Air

    Deborah Hyland​Ghost tours in Alton, Illinois, feature Confederate prisoners of war, slaves fleeing on the Underground Railroad and the occasional juicy murderous love triangle or suicide. Surely the tour guide should mention the mystery of the maimed, wingless chickens. Order the Hot Chick O ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    #62: Mixed Grill Platter at Flaco's Cocina

    Chrissy Wilmes​Letting oneself get too hungry is a dangerous thing. When blood sugar runs low, tempers can run high, and the simple act of ordering something new becomes a high-risk roll of the dice. For those times of extreme hunger and limited patience, it's important to reserve a few favori ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    # 68: Lamb Burger at The Scottish Arms

    Erika MillerThe lamb burger is an American classic with a Scottish Arms twist.​Pubs seem to come in one of two varieties -- those filled with kitsch and bland fish and chips, or those filled with authentic food, drink and conversation. The Scottish Arms (8 South Sarah Street, Central West End; ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    #70: Turkey Melt and Field Greens Salad at Schlafly Bottleworks

    Chrissy Wilmes​Schlafly's brewpubs, although known primarily for their craft beers, put just as much effort and though into their menu, seeking out high quality food from local sources. From the grilled cheese to the pulled pork to the ribs to the pizza, every dish has a little something extra ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    #71: The Vegetarian Platter at Ranoush

    Emily Wasserman​Entering Ranoush (200 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-726-6874) is like stepping into a scene out of Arabian Nights. Sequined tapestries line the walls, brass lamps hang from the ceiling and intricately carved metal rings hold the napkins and silverware. Gut Check uncovered ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    #72: Vegetarian Meatballs at Lucas Park Grille

    Lucas Park GrilleWho needs meat with veggie meatballs this good?​Downtown St. Louis isn't exactly a vegetarian's paradise, but Lucas Park Grille (1234 Washington Avenue; 314-241-7770) keeps it real for the herbivores with one of its menu's staple entrées: Vegetarian Meatballs. We've embarrass ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    #74: Straw and Hay Pasta at Trattoria Marcella

    Erika MillerThe straw and hay pasta at Trattoria Marcella is a piece of Italian artwork.​In a city that boasts an Italian district brimming with toasted ravioli, red wine and tiramisu, Gut Check is no stranger to Italian food, both rustic and refined. And in our humble opinion, not all of the ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    #75: Spaghetti Pomodoro at Babbo's Spaghetteria

    Emily Wasserman​Nothing beats a good Spaghetti Pomodoro. You can find it on the menu at most Italian restaurants, and it's usual the safe, go-to classic when deciding what to order. Italian's don't like too many bells and whistles in their cooking, and the Spaghetti Pomodoro at Babbo's Spagh ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    #76: Shrimp Fajitas at El Matador

    Emily Wasserman​Picture the excitement of a Mexican bullfight: A small man in a sombrero waves the red flag, the bull, frothing at the mouth, charges toward him, and the audience sits on the edge of their seats, praying that the man (and his sombrero) survive. Things don't get quite this exci ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    #77: Vegetable Quesadilla at Chava's

    Bryan Peters​Chava's (925 Geyer Avenue, Soulard; 314-241-5503) is a great place to mosey up to the bar, plop a lime in a Corona, and, until recently, light up a smoke. But it's the food that brings you back. The salsa is always exceptionally fresh, the guacamole vibrant, nutty and abundant. Bu ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    #79: Salt and Pepper Shrimp from Wei Hong

    Deborah HylandSalt and pepper shrimp at Wei Hong​This Cantonese delicacy, traditionally cooked heads-on and shell-on, left American diners completely flummoxed about how to eat the battered shrimp. Down the crustaceans, shells and all? Peel the shrimp and lose all the salty batter? Nibble away ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    #81: Catfish Platter at the Gumbo Shop

    Ettie BernekingThe catfish platter comes with a side of gumbo or jambalaya so prepare to be stuffed.​While our arteries might disagree, here at Gut Check we say there's no such thing as too much fried food. Which is why the catfish platter at the Gumbo Shop (9501 Manchester Road, Webster Grove ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    #82: Shrimp & Andouille Flatbread at the Shaved Duck

    Chrissy Wilmes​St. Louis has, for the most part, avoided being pigeonholed into one type of regional cuisine. The city's restaurants reflect the food fancies of the entire country, and at the Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407), the soulful tastes of the South reign supreme. This ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    #83: Vegetarian Pasta at Terrene

    Bryan PetersA symphony of flavors and textures.​At Terrene (33 North Sarah Street; 314-535-5100), chef Michael Warhover and owner John McElwain have struck gold with the vegetarian pasta entrée on the restaurant's spring menu. This isn't the token vegetarian pasta you so often see in less inv ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    #84: Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms at Zia's

    Ettie BernekingThe seafood stuffed mushroom are made fresh each day with hunks of tender crab meat peering out from the mound of filling. ​Trying to eat out on a budget is no easy task, especially when you're not willing to sacrifice your taste buds, and the local greasy spoon just isn't your ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    #85: Legend Club at LeGrand's Market & Catering

    Erika MillerThe Legend Club is 7" worth of meaty, saucy deliciousness.​Whether you're new to St. Louis or have lived here your whole life, you know there are some things you'll be ridiculed for if you haven't experienced. Never had Ted Drewes? What's wrong with you? Never boiled in the sun on ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    #86: City Coffeehouse & Crêperie's Nutella-Banana Crêpe

    Emily Wasserman​Walking the streets of Paris, you can't escape the fragrance of one of France's most beloved dishes. You follow your nose toward an unassuming Frenchman, who pours batter onto a giant hotplate, throws on some chocolate syrup and voilà! Your crêpe is ready for consumption. ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    #87: Raw Vegetable Lasagna at Scape

    Bryan PetersScape's raw vegetable lasagna = magic​For too many years, raw food has gotten a bum rap in the press. Some of it has been deserved, no doubt, but there are some chefs capable of raw transcendence. Tucked away in the CWE, Scape (48 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7227 or i ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    # 88 Quesadilla Azteca from Tower Tacos

    Liz MillerYou won't find Tower Tacos' Quesadilla Azteca on the menu at Applebee's.​The many restaurants that line Cherokee Street feature menus full of sizzling fajitas, deliciously cheap tacos and other Mexican standards. One dish, the quesadilla, tends to be passed over at these authentic es ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    #89: The Perfect Pear at Foundation Grounds

    Chrissy Wilmes​Vegetarian dishes are sometimes cliche, dull token items placed on the menu only to appease the occasional non-conforming herbivore. At Foundation Grounds (7298 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-601-3588), much of the menu is vegetarian (and some of it vegan), and it seems coincid ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    #90: Banh Mi Sandwich from Sweet Art

    Bryan Peters​ At Sweet Art (2203 South 39th Street; 314-771-4278), you'll find that the people are among the finest you'll meet, the atmosphere is welcoming and full of good energy, and the food... well, the food is bangin'. Reine Bayoc's genius is noticeable in every aspect of the cafe, and w ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    #92: Cuban Sandwich from La Tropicana

    Deborah Hyland​Once the American palate got a hold of Hispanic foods, we ended up with platter-sized chimichangas, guacamole from a jar and nacho cheese from a can. Fortunately, we also got the Cuban sandwich: a hearty, portable lunch born when Cuban immigrants came to Florida. Each Sandwich ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    #93: The Prosperity at Ruma's Deli

    Katie Moulton​ For a homegrown and humble neighborhood joint, Ruma's Deli (1395 Quantock Drive; 314-892-9990) sure cooks up its share of controversy. Love or hate its signature ingredient, the South County deli - and local family-owned institution - proudly serves the platter-sized sandwiches ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    #94: Cherry Cheese Danish from Missouri Baking Company

    Ettie Berneking​Drop that Dunkin' Donut! What you need is a cherry-cheese danish from the Missouri Baking Company (2027 Edwards Street, 314-773-0468). Really -- these might well be the tastiest danish in St. Louis.

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    May 19, 2011

    #95: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

    Mike Appelstein​Let's stipulate from the start that bread pudding isn't a "St. Louis dish," as such. Apparently first concocted as a way not to waste stale bread, this dessert staple has lasted for centuries and still shows up on brunch and dessert menus from Argentina to Louisiana. (We once h ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2009

    RFT editorial coordinator Courtney Schilling and I did our best to compile as thorough a list of openings and closings as possible. Inevitably, though, some places will slip through the cracks. Please drop us a line or leave a comment with additions or deletions. - IanIan FroebMcCormick & Schmic ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Reminder: Downtown Restaurant Week 2009

    www.downtownrestaurantweek.netA friendly reminder that Downtown Restaurant Week 2009 begins next Monday, August 3, and runs through Sunday, August 9. This year, 25 downtown restaurants are offering three-course meals for $25 per person, tax and tip excluded. Downtown Restaurant Week also affords di ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Downtown Restaurant Week 2009

    www.downtownrestaurantweek.netIt's that time of year again: Downtown Restaurant Week 2009 begins on Monday, August 3, and runs through Sunday, August 9. This year, 25 downtown restaurants are offering three-course meals for $25 per person, tax and tip excluded. Downtown Restaurant Week also affords ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    FoodWire: Ruth's Chris Now Open Downtown

    The new Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is now open in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront downtown. Call 314-259-3200 for reservations or more information.This is the second area location for the popular upscale national chain. A Ruth's Chris opened three years ago at 1 North Brentwood Boulevard. (Previ ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    FoodWire: Hyatt Regency Downtown Reveals New Restaurants

    Renovations continue at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (315 Chestnut Street). The $63 million project, scheduled for completion this summer, will feature three new restaurants, including the return of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse to downtown. Here are the details, from the press release: Dining ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008
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    September 19, 2007

    In This Week's Issue

    My review of El Scorcho is now available online. Click here to read. (Not actually a pizza.) Also in this week's issue: Kristie tries to light a fire under Ruth's Chris Steak House, while Malcolm declares a jihad against Domino's new Oreo Dessert Pizza. Oh, yeah. Meet my biggest fan. -I ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Ruth's Classic Cosmo

    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    1 North Brentwood, Suite 150, Clayton

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    May 10, 2006

    Meat the Family

    Rose explains her beef with Ruth's Chris

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    May 7, 2003

    Like Father, Like Sons

    The proprietors of JackSons' carry on a family tradition

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