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Thursday, May 6, 2010

#84: Veal Parmesan Sandwich at Biggie's

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM

click to enlarge IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
Biggie's has always struck me as the quintessential St. Louis neighborhood joint, its walls covered -- as in I couldn't tell you what color or material the walls are -- with photos of family, sponsored sports teams and local sports legends. The food matches the vibe: solid, no-frills Italian-American fare. No surprises, in other words, which is exactly why you're here.

I particularly like the veal parm sandwich. The meat is sandwich-thin, but still thick enough to offer more than the crunch of breading, while the cheese is melted to a nice, mouth-coating consistency not unlike (ulp) Provel's. Served on springy roll that stands up to all that gooey cheese and sauce, with crisp, salty waffle-cut fries on the side (75 cents extra), Biggie's veal parm isn't sexy or even photogenic. It's just plain good.

Biggie's
3332 Watson Road
314-781-0060
$8.75 ($9.50 with waffle fries)

I'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 via the comments thread.

Previously:

#85: Nachos (with jalapeños and extra cheese cup) at Busch Stadium
#86: Lobster bisque at Café Ventana
#87: Calamari fritti at Mangia Italiano
#88: Brisket sandwich at Winslow's Home
#89: Paletas at La Vallesana 2
#90: Spaghetti and meatballs at Sugo's Spaghetteria
#91: The Michael burger at Michael's Bar & Grill
#92: Fried egg and ham toastie at the Schlafly Tap Room
#93: Bavarian chips with Welsh rarebit at Dressel's
#94: Onion soup at Brasserie by Niche
#95: Baby-back ribs at 17th Street Bar & Grill
#96: Kingshighway burger at the Royale
#97: Gyro sandwich at South Grand Gyro Express
#98: Carne asada tacos at El Paisano (Watson Road)
#99: Pretzel bites at Joey B's on the Hill
#100: Hot and sour soup at Shu Feng Restaurant

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