Restaurant Reviews

Review: STL Toasted's T-Ravs Are Damn Good

The Foundry spot sets a new standard for a St. Louis classic

By Cheryl Baehr

It was the beginning of 2020, and Matthew Fuller was looking forward to an exciting year. For the first time ever, he was booked solid with music gigs for the entire calendar, a lineup of shows that would take him all over the country doing what he loved...

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    @ Pat Connolly Tavern

    Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

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The Best Food in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

From the best brunch to the best new restaurant, our readers know where to find all of the good stuff. Our "Best…

By Riverfront Times

Best Chicken Wings
Navin’s BBQ (3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
Runner-Up: Hogtown Smokehouse (6301 Clayton Avenue, 314-899-0550)
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The Best Bars & Entertainment in St. Louis, According to RFT Readers

We asked and you answered! Here are your picks for the best bars and entertainment in St. Louis. Our "Best of St.…

By Riverfront Times

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
The Factory (17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 314-423-8500)
Runner-Up: The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161)
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RFT's Best of Food & Drink in St. Louis 2022 [PHOTOS]

Mask mandates may be a thing of the past, dining rooms are at full capacity and diners have come back out in…

By Riverfront Times

Best Burger
Jack Nolen's
Jack Nolen’s (2501 South Ninth Street) owner Jim Grindstaff doesn’t have a phone in his Soulard establishment. What he does have is the city’s most quintessential smashburger, a stunning specimen created after he traveled the country on a quest to discover what makes for a delicious burger patty. He paid attention to the key details — the ideal blend of beef, the perfect melty cheese, the right type of bun — and the culmination of that effort is Jack Nolen’s double cheeseburger, a magical smashburger that is a perfection of the form. The key is the beef mix, a blend of brisket, chuck and short rib that is so well marbled it remains buttery and tender throughout when smashed on the flattop, save for the crispy edges that are like a beefy lace. Gooey American cheese seeps into every crevice, and a simple garnish of lettuce, tomato, onion and dill pickle slices crown the beauty before it’s tucked into a soft potato bun. That you can enjoy such a classic while bellied up to the bar at such a quintessential watering hole only adds to the mystique. It’s a good thing he doesn’t have a phone; it would be ringing off the hook. —Cheryl Baehr
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Kid-Friendly St. Louis Restaurants That Don’t Suck [PHOTOS]

Not all restaurants are for kids. And the restaurants that kids love are not always so great for parents, either. But these…

By Riverfront Times

Hi-Pointe Drive-In
(multiple locations including 1033 McCausland Avenue, HiPointeDriveIn.com)
Spectacular burgers, fries and shakes? They’re serving every kid’s dream meal each day.
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September 28, 2022

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