Here are the Best Bakeries in St. Louis

The holidays are coming, meaning you now have the perfect excuse to indulge in warm cookies, pies, pastries and other baked goods…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Winslow’s Home7213 Delmar Boulevard
    University City
    Winslow’s uses the best ingredients in its baked goods and makes everything from scratch on site using time-honored techniques. The bakery features European-style breads, pastries, tarts and cakes. Every day, Winslow’s Home has croissants, monkey bread, sweet and savory hand pies, and scones (the specialty is the lemon ginger scone). Winslow’s Home has also been honored for serving “America’s Best Chocolate Cookies” in Food and Wine Magazine. Enjoy a warm beverage of coffee, espresso or tea with your sweet treat. 
    Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
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25 New St. Louis Restaurants You Should Be Eating at This Fall

It's been an incredibly busy few months for the St. Louis restaurant scene -- with intriguing new choices opening just about every…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Pig & Pickle Eatery
    5513 Pershing Avenue 
    St. Louis, MO 63112 
    Chef Ryan Lewis' Southern-inspired small plates are on offer at this De Baliviere Place restaurant, previously home to Atlas Restaurant. The cozy neighborhood spot makes everything in-house except the bread for the French toast and works with local farmers to get the freshest produce.
    Photo by Melissa Buelt.
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Shuck Yeah! Brought All the Fun to Mollys in Soulard on Sunday

RFT's first-ever oyster slurpfest, Shuck Yeah!, brought the party to Mollys in Soulard on Sunday. Attendees enjoyed beer, food tastings, music courtesy…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Shuck Yeah! Brought All the Fun to Mollys in Soulard on Sunday
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22 St. Louis Neighborhood Restaurants Worth Leaving Your Neighborhood For

You know the quintessential neighborhood restaurant: that place just around the corner that you can depend on for good food, strong drinks…

By Riverfront Times Staff

22 St. Louis Neighborhood Restaurants Worth Leaving Your Neighborhood For
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These Are the Bars With the Best Fire Pits in St. Louis

Fall is in the air in St. Louis. That can make for some pretty chilly evenings, but don't let that force you…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice
    3906 Laclede Ave. 
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    (314) 696-8388
    
    This frozen cocktail bar takes the slushie concept to a new level, making its drinks with fresh herbs and intriguing ingredients. And the patio out back also happens to have a fire pit. Heck, get a flight or a fish bowl while you're at it -- you won't want to leave any time soon. Photo courtesy of Narwhal's.
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St. Louis' Best Restaurants and Bars of 2017, as Chosen by our Readers

The people have spoken! Here are our readers’ picks in 40 categories focused on food and drink. The best new restaurant, your…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Best New Restaurant
    Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits
    7337 Mexico Road, St. Peters; 636-387-7030
    
    If you don’t have the cash to buy your own Big Green Egg, Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits has you covered. The upscale St. Peters steakhouse is the only restaurant in the entire state to cook using these coveted cookers. After just one bite of its mouthwatering steaks and chops, you’ll wonder why more places don’t take its lead. Photo by Sean Locke, courtesy of Cork & Barrel.
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14 Awesome Outdoor Bars and Biergartens in St. Louis

What's better than a cold drink on a patio? A cold drink on a patio with its very own bar -- meaning…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Molly's in Soulard
    816 Geyer Ave. 
    St. Louis, MO 63104
    (314) 241-6200
    
    A great destination for lunch, a night out or brunch (or all three — we won’t judge), Molly’s has an outside bar and plenty of tables for you to sit and enjoy the Creole-inspired menu on its massive patio. Not hungry? Molly's also offers a bustling party scene. Photo by Micah Usher for Molly's in Soulard.
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Here's Where to Find the Best French Fries in St. Louis

Fries are everyone’s favorite side dish, but these St. Louis restaurants bring a new status to the saying, “Do you want fries…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Mac’s Local Eats
    1227 Tamm Ave. 
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    Located inside Dogtown’s Tamm Avenue Grill, Mac’s Local Eats specializes in farm-to-table, from-scratch foods. Its fries go well with its smash burgers and chicken sandwiches and a good drink.  Mac’s Local Eats offers catering for events, outdoor seating and a great spot for kids and large groups. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. Photo by Mabel Suen.
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19 St. Louis Restaurants with Ridiculously Scenic Views

Let's face it: dining out isn't simply about the food. The atmosphere is also a vital part of your restaurant experience. Sometimes,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Cielo
    999 N. 2nd St. 
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 881-5759
    
    Considering Cielo is located on the eighth floor of the Four Seasons hotel, you know this isn’t any old eatery. Here you’ll find an upscale Italian restaurant with a view to match. An evening spent out on the patio with the Arch as your backdrop is definitely time well spent. Photo by Laura Miller.
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20 New St. Louis Restaurants that We Can’t Get Enough Of

Something is always happening in the St. Louis restaurant scene -- and in the last five months, that's meant a ton of…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Das Bevo
    4749 Gravois Avenue, 314-224-5521
    August Busch Sr.’s old pitstop, conveniently located between the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Grant’s Farm, is now Das Bevo, a German-themed restaurant, beer garden and event space with a decided twinkle in its eye. Photo by Danny Wicentowski.
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Here's Where to Find the Best Sangria in St. Louis

Sometimes, you want wine. And sometimes, you want a little something, well, extra. Enter sangria: The wine gods’ answer for when a…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Onesto Pizza and Trattoria
    If you like your drinks with a side of variety, Onesto (5401 Finkman Street, 314-802-8883) should be on your list. Made with red or white wine, rum and fruit puree, the flavor of sangria on offer at this south city Italian restaurant changes every few days — which gives you the perfect excuse to visit more often. Photo by Carol Lara Photography for Onesto Pizza and Trattoria.
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Here's Where to Find The Best Snow Cones in St. Louis

By Taylor Vinson Nothing shouts "summer" quite like a snow cone: this frozen treat and its bright colors make for the perfect…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Frozen Tiki
    5300 Hampton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    
    
    The Frozen Tiki may be small, but don’t let that deceive you. This little stand on Hampton is home to lots of flavors. Photo by Taylor Vinson.
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20 Hidden St. Louis Patios and How to Find Them

What could be more idyllic than a drink outside on a summer night? And while St. Louis has no shortage of sidewalk…

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33 Wine Shop & Bar
    Equal parts elegant and laidback, 33 Wine Shop & Bar (1913 Park Avenue, 314-231-9463) is that neighborhood wine bar you’ll want to enjoy again and again. The knowledgeable staff, intriguing wine list and sophisticated atmosphere are enough to keep you coming back, but the pergola-covered patio in the back makes a visit that much sweeter. Photo courtesy of Instagram / 33wine.
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24 Immigrant-Owned Restaurants in St. Louis You Must Visit

St. Louis is lucky to have restaurants with cuisine from all around the world -- and that is largely in thanks to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Palm Trees
    2837 Cherokee St.
    St. Louis, MO 63118
    (314) 226-9243
    The Palm Trees brings something all together new to St. Louis: the cuisine of Saudi Arabia. Husband-and-wife team Fedaa Alsadeq and Osama Almoerfi fill this void in the St. Louis restaurant scene with their Cherokee Street restaurant, which offers traditional Saudi delicacies in the space previously held by Revel Kitchen. Photo by Mabel Suen.
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20 St. Louis Restaurants That Are Always Worth the Wait

From months-long waiting lists to lines out the door, some restaurants always seem to be flush with diners. How do you know if…

By Riverfront Times Staff

20 St. Louis Restaurants That Are Always Worth the Wait
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Here's Where to Find the Best Mac and Cheese in St. Louis

We love all the variety in the St. Louis dining scene, but sometimes nothing makes us quite as happy as a bowl of macaroni…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Wheelhouse
    1000 Spruce St. 
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    (314) 833-3653
    
    OK, that photo though. How can you resist trying this? The Wheelhouse offers mac and cheese in several forms, including Loaded, Lobster, Creole, Buffalo Chicken, Chili Mac and Wheelhouse Mac & Cheese (made with smoked jalapeno cheese sauce). Or, try the Mac & Cheese Fritters -- elbow macaroni and smoked jalapeno cheese sauce, breaded and fried with roasted garlic sauce. Photo by Chris Del Gaiso.
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Here's Where to Find the Best Sandwiches in St. Louis

St. Louis is host to many great fine dining restaurants, but sometimes nothing beats a good sandwich. As such, we've rounded up where to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Nora's
    1136 Tamm Ave.
    (314) 645-2706
    
    Located among Dogtown's shops and restaurants on Tamm Avenue, this little sandwich shop serves singularly great sandwiches. We're partial to the "For Pete's Sake" (sliced smoked pork loin, caramelized onions, bacon, melted brie and cinnamon applesauce), though the cafe's best seller is the "Cold Turkey," with herbed cream cheese, avocado, tomatoes and sprouts. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
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13 New Restaurants You Should Try in St. Louis Right Now

If you can't find anywhere interesting to eat in St. Louis, you're obviously not trying very hard. In the past few months…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Vicia
    4260 Forest Park Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    (314) 553-9239
    
    One of the year's most highly anticipated restaurants, Vicia now serves its fresh, vegetable-forward dishes in the Cortex district. Seasonal ingredients dictate menu offerings. Photo by Greg Rannells.
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These Wine Spots Are Great for Date Night

Sometimes, all you need is a good glass of wine -- and if you know where to go, the St. Louis area…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Sasha's
    Locations on DeMunn and Shaw
    
    No list of St. Louis wine hot spots is complete without Sasha's Wine Bar. The ambiance is just as fabulous as the wine, making it a beloved pick among St. Louisans. RFT photo.
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Awesomely ?Cheesy Moments From RFT's Mac and Cheese Throwdown? ?

This past Saturday, RFT hosted its first?-ever? Mac and Cheese Throwdown at ?t?he Moto Museum. Restaurants around the city came together ?to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Awesomely ?Cheesy Moments From RFT's Mac and Cheese Throwdown? ?
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11 Classic St. Louis Restaurants to Put on Your Bucket List

Gone are the days when St. Louis cuisine meant a kitschy set of local favorites or a mountain of overcooked pasta. The…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway, 314-621-8811)
    
    This raucous Cajun shack has been bringing a little bit of the Bayou to St. Louis for more than three decades. Photo courtesy of Flickr / CRYSTAL ROLFE.
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10 Delicious St. Louis Restaurants You Should Try Right Now

By Cheryl Baehr From James Beard Award-winning chefs serving inspired Mediterranean fare to humble takeout joints that redefine Asian fusion, St. Louis…

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Retreat Gastropub (6 N. Sarah Street, 314-261-4497)
    From the Edison lightbulbs to housemade shrubs for the cocktails, this hip spot is a virtual checklist of every contemporary dining must-have. Photo by Mabel Suen.
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10 Photos of the Dark Room's New Home at the Grandel Theatre

On February 22, the Dark Room (3610 Grandel Square) reopened in its new home in the historic Grandel Theatre. The wine bar…

By Riverfront Times Staff

10 Photos of the Dark Room's New Home at the Grandel Theatre
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St. Louis Places Serving the Best Tacos in Town

No matter the time of day, tacos are always a good idea (thanks, whomever invented breakfast tacos!). With that in mind, we've…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Taco Circus
    4258 Schiller Pl. 
    St. Louis, MO 63116
    (314) 320-8884
    
    If you're looking for quality at an unusually affordable price tag, Taco Circus is your place. Plus, it's one of the few places in town offering breakfast tacos. Be sure to try the breakfast sausage taco. Photo by Mabel Suen.
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12 Mouth-Watering Photos of the Grove's New Vincent Van Doughnut Location

Vincent Van Doughnut (1072 Tower Grove Avenue) opened the doors on its new shop in the Grove this week, and the delicious…

By Riverfront Times Staff

12 Mouth-Watering Photos of the Grove's New Vincent Van Doughnut Location
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16 Tiny St. Louis Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

Sure, we love our big and fabulous restaurants -- nobody enjoys having to wait for a table, after all. But there's just…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Melo's Pizzeria
    2438 McNair Rear
    St. Louis, MO 63104
    (314) 833-4489
    
    Big things are happening at this tiny shop in Benton Park. We're talking amazing Neapolitan pizza, coming to you courtesy of the same family that brought you Blues City Deli. Grab a window seat or a spot in the small courtyard and indulge. Photo by Mabel Suen.
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14 Places to Find Amazing Cupcakes in St. Louis

Don't worry about jumping on the trend bandwagon when it comes to cupcakes -- the fact is, they're delicious and a genius…

By Riverfront Times Staff

14 Places to Find Amazing Cupcakes in St. Louis
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St. Louis' Signature Foods: a Countdown

We all love pork steak, Provel and toasted ravioli, but which do we love best? After rigorous research and careful scientific analysis,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

#1 Toasted Ravioli
    
    Why it's the best: So we've made it to the top of the list, the No. 1 spot and the St. Louis food of all foods: toasted ravioli. Only in St. Louis could someone take an idea as seemingly unappealing as deep-fried pasta and turn it into the official state appetizer. This combination of meat, bread and dipping sauce is what we all dream about when we're hungry, a food good enough to earn its own nickname. And is there ever a bad version anywhere? Even the lousiest kitchen can't fuck this one up. Just when you thought pasta couldn't get any better, St. Louis breaded it and threw it in a fryer and created one of the most wonderful foods in the country. Thank you St. Louis, and thank you, toasted ravioli. Thank you for everything. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock / Niki C.
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Here's Where to Find Awesome Pizza in St. Louis

We can generally all agree that pizza is a gift from heaven -- but not all pies are created equal. That's why we've…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Pizza Head
    3196 S. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63118
    (314) 266-5400
    
    Pizza Head offers New York-style pizza so perfect it could bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened East Coaster. A simple cheese slice, for instance, is everything you want in a pizza — chewy crust, tangy tomato sauce with just a hint of garlic and herbs, and gooey cheese that is so molten it burns the roof of your mouth. It's perfection. This punk pizza joint also offers cashew cheese and faux meat options, making Pizza Head the premier STL destination for pizza-loving vegetarians and vegans.
    Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen
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50 Photos That Prove RFT's United We Brunch Was a Total Blast

Riverfront Times readers came together at The Moto Museum on Saturday morning with one thing in mind: brunch. And lots of it.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

50 Photos That Prove RFT's United We Brunch Was a Total Blast
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