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The Block 

This week, Ian Froeb reviews the Block, a four-month-old venture in Webster Groves and the newest offering from a member of the Del Pietro family. Jennifer Silverberg dropped by and got these photos.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block brings fresh cuts and local ingredients to its Webster Groves restaurant.
Jennifer Silverberg
At the Block, they sell some of their house blend herb and spice mixtures as well as t-shirts.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block offers daily flatbreads. The day of our visit, there was a roasted pork, local golden apple, blue cheese and a cider honey reduction.
Jennifer Silverberg
The roasted Double Star Farms Amish chicken is served with honey-roasted carrots, turnips and spinach as well as red potatoes.
Jennifer Silverberg
Here's Rensing's Farm pork chop with sweet-potato-and-bacon hash, braised greens and a grain-mustard pork sauce.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Rocky Road: Potted chocolate with housemade marshmallows.
Jennifer Silverberg
Autumn-inspired craft cocktail, the Spiced Sugar Plum is house-infused plum vodka, Pimms, Bulleit rye whiskey, Cointreau, pear syrup and fresh syrup.
Jennifer Silverberg
Another Autumn-inspired craft cocktail: The Gingered Pair which is equal parts pear brandy and Meyer's spiced rum laced with ginger syrup, Grand Marnier and fresh lime and lemon.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block's main dining room.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block's main dining room.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block line cook Manuel Sanchez.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block co-owner and co-chef Brian Doherty in the restaurant's kitchen.
Jennifer Silverberg
Outdoor dining at The Block.
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Jennifer Silverberg
The Block brings fresh cuts and local ingredients to its Webster Groves restaurant.
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