Friday, July 16, 2010

#66: Soda Chanh Duong (Sparkling Lemonade) at Lemon Grass

Posted By on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Soda chanh duong (sparkling lemonade) at Lemon Grass - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Soda chanh duong (sparkling lemonade) at Lemon Grass
The heat and humidity of the past week have made it difficult to get excited about any particular food. Lemonade, on the other hand, was made for precisely this kind of weather -- and few beverages are as refreshing as the soda chanh duong, or sparkling lemonade, at Lemon Grass.

It amazes me that sparkling lemonade hasn't caught on in America. Lemon Grass' version is a lovely drink, tart and sweet, though both the tartness and sweetness are less pronounced than in conventional lemonade. The key, of course, is the carbonation. The effervescence gives the lemonade an extra lightness -- so light that for a moment you imagine you could skip right through the thick summer air.

Lemon Grass
3161 South Grand Boulevard

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.


#67: Nachos grande at Nachomama's
#68: Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

#71: Massaman curry at Simply Thai
#72: The lunch buffet at Mayuri
#73: Fried chicken (spicy) at Porter's Fried Chicken
#74: Arancini at Lorenzo's Trattoria
#75: Meat shawarma at The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market
#76: The South Side Smoke at sandwich at Stellina Pasta Café
#77: Falafel at Kabob House
#78: A slice with pepperoni at Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza
#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
#80: Banh mi dac biet at Phuc Loi

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