New St. Louis Area Restaurants to Check Out This Summer [PHOTOS]

The weather is starting to heat up, and the restaurant opening are coming in hot. If you need plans on what to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Pizza Champ
(2657 Lyle Avenue, pizzachampstl.com)
Read our food editor Cheryl Baehr's review here.
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St. Louis Suburban Restaurants to Check Out, According to Reddit [PHOTOS]

We've shown you some great spots in the 'burbs to check out, but it made us curious. What are we missing out…

By Jenna Jones

J's Pitaria
(91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, 314-270-8005)
"I consider it the superior younger brother to Balkan Treat Box." — u/setfaceblastertostun
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The Best Burgers in the St. Louis Area Ranked, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Itching to bite into a nice, juicy burger but don’t have any idea where? Luckily, Yelpers have your back. For the burger…

By Riverfront Times Staff

#44: Big Sky Cafe
    (47 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-5757)
    Read more from Cheryl Baehr here.
    Read what Yelpers have to say here.
    Photo credit: Jason P. via Yelp
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Where to Get The Best BBQ In The St. Louis Area, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Listen, St. Louis knows its way around a grill, and it also knows how to produce the best BBQ known to man.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Navin’s BBQ
    (3559 Arsenal Street, 314-449-1185)
    “Everything we had was great! The pork belly burnt ends were a standout that we didn't plan to get. It is fun that they let you order meat by the 1/4 pound so that you can try it all.” - Tanner B.
    Photo credit: Phuong Bui
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St. Louis Chefs to Obsess Over [PHOTOS]

St. Louis has become a food city, with some of the best chefs and cooks in the country.  We know the way…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Navin’s BBQ owner and pit master Chris Armstrong may be a newcomer to the St. Louis barbecue scene, but his 'cue has quickly become a favorite within the community. With a brand named as a nod to one of Armstrong’s favorite films, The Jerk, and featuring sandwiches like "The Lou," which includes Red Hot Riplet crumbs, Provel cheese and a toasted ravioli garnish, Armstrong’s sense of creativity and humor is on full display at Navin’s. 
    
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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The Best Places in the St. Louis Area to Get Italian Food, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

St. Louis has one of the most kick-ass dining scenes around, and one of the best parts of it is our Italian…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Liliana’s Italian Kitchen
    (11836 Tesson Ferry Road, 314-729-1800)
    “We LOVE Liliana's! Came here on a whim one night because we wanted pizza but not Imo's (no shade)! We were NOT disappointed. First of all, love that they have a drive-up window. The only thing better than delicious pizza is delicious pizza you don't need to put a bra on to get. They also don't fry the fried stuff until you get there so it's super fresh and crispy -- the calamari is some of the best I've ever had (I know, in Missouri. I don't get it either but it's true). We also loved their fried artichokes! Both some with a mildly spicy aioli which is fab.” - Samantha K. Read RFT’s food editor Cheryl Baehr’s thoughts here.
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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Heated St. Louis Area Patios That Will Keep You Warm When It's Cold [PHOTOS]

The fall and winter — not to mention early spring in St. Louis — can be a real bummer when you want…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Royale
    (3132 S Kingshighway Boulevard, 314-772-3600)
    The Royale’s fire pits will keep you warm for the rest of fall.
    Photo credit: RFT File Photo
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The Best Places in St. Louis to Get Pizza, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Pizza night at your house is probably always a debate. Where do you order from when St. Louis has so many great…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Pizzeria da Gloria
    (2024 Marconi Avenue, 314-833-3734)
    It’s a pizza that  RFT food editor Cheryl Baehr calls a ”truly outstanding specimen the Neapolitan form” — and Yelp agrees. The pizza place scored four-and-a-half stars out of 54 reviews. 
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in St. Louis [PHOTOS]

November 1 marks World Vegan Day and St. Louis has plenty of amazing vegan options around the city. From new finds like…

By Riverfront Times Staff

CC's Vegan Spot
    (4993 Loughborough Avenue; 314-899-9400)
    Photo credit: Phuong Bui
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The 22 Best Steakhouses in St. Louis, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

Whether it's a special occasion or just a hankering, the St. Louis area has you covered if you're looking for a mouthwatering…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Hamilton’s Urban Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar
    (2101 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-2333)
    “One of the most delicious steaks I have ever had.  It was perfectly cooked, savory and juicy.” - Misty S.  Hamilton’s is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. 
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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The Best Food and Drink in St. Louis in 2021, According to RFT Readers [PHOTOS]

Food is arguably the thing that St. Louis does best. From burgers to barbecue to vegetarian options, we know more than one…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Best Takeout/Curbside, Best Fast-Casual Restaurant: J's Pitaria
    (91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, 314-270-8005)
    Photo credit: Courtesy J's Pitaria
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Q in the Lou Festival Brings Tasty Barbecue to Downtown St. Louis [PHOTOS]

The weekend was full of cool weather but Kiener Plaza was heated up with the sweet smells of barbecue. Q in the…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Q in the Lou Festival Brings Tasty Barbecue to Downtown St. Louis [PHOTOS]
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New St. Louis-Area Restaurants That Opened in 2021 [PHOTOS]

RFT food editor Cheryl Baehr has consistently updated us on the restaurants we've lost and gained this year. While we rounded up the…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Botanica
    (2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-1233)
    Food editor Cheryl Baehr writes that “Botanica's menu is pizza-forward,” but not limited to the dish.
    Read more here.
    Photo credit: Phuong Bui
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St. Louis-Area Restaurants That Closed in 2021 [PHOTOS]

RFT food editor Cheryl Baehr has worked tirelessly this year to make sure we were up to date on our new favorite…

By Riverfront Times Staff

 Give directions based off of the locations of businesses that are no longer open. 
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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COVID-19 Crackdown: No Vaccine or Test? No Entry At These St. Louis Places [PHOTOS]

Vaccine mandates or negative tests requirements keep rolling in. As we close in on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the light…

By Riverfront Times Staff

O'Connell's Pub
    (4652 Shaw Avenue, 314-773-6600)
    O'Connell's Pub has a fully vaccinated staff and wearing masks, making it a great place to grab a bite while remaining as safe as possible in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pub also recently announced it will require guests to be vaccinated in a Facebook post, with the owner saying:"If you aren't vaccinated or don't plan to be vaccinated, don't come. Ever." 
    Photo credit: Jaime Lees
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City Foundry STL's Food Hall Is Now Open [PHOTOS]

The highly-anticipated City Foundry STL Food Hall (3730 Foundry Way, 314-231-5700) is now open to the public! The food hall officially opened…

By Riverfront Times Staff

City Foundry STL's Food Hall Is Now Open [PHOTOS]
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Everyone Loved St. Louis Burger Week 2021 [PHOTOS]

The fourth annual St. Louis Burger Week event was the talk of the town! Burger enthusiasts discovered restaurants around the St. Louis…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Everyone Loved St. Louis Burger Week 2021 [PHOTOS]
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Some of the Delicious Burgers Available During St. Louis Burger Week 2021 [PHOTOS]

If you haven't heard yet, it's the 4th annual St. Louis Burger Week! That's right, 45+ participating restaurants across the St. Louis…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Carnivore
    (5257 Shaw Avenue)
    Photo credit: Ed Aller / @allernothingdotcom on Instagram
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30 Photos Capturing the Historic Hill Neighborhood in St. Louis

The Hill is one of the most historic neighborhoods in St. Louis. It is represented by the city's Italian community. The culture…

By Riverfront Times Staff

30 Photos Capturing the Historic Hill Neighborhood in St. Louis
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Rivalry Game Series May 23, 2021 [PHOTOS]

The Cardinals and Cubs matchup is always a primetime game! One of the oldest rivalries in the MLB battled it out in…

By Riverfront Times Staff

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Rivalry Game Series May 23, 2021 [PHOTOS]
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20 Dog-Friendly Places in St. Louis to Take Your Fur Friends

One thing about St. Louisans, they love their pets (sometimes more than humans). They love their fur friends so much that St.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Lafayette Park
    (2023 Lafayette Avenue, 314-772-5724)
    Photo credit: Riverfront Times / @riverfronttimes on Instagram
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20 Tasty Cocktails and Drinks in St. Louis

St. Louis' bar and restaurant scene has always been known for its cocktails, wine, and spirits. The city's culture is comprised of…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Yellowbelly
    (4659 Lindell Boulevard, 314-499-1509)
    Photo credit: Riverfront Times / @riverfronttimes on Instagram
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United We Brunch 2021: Drool-Worthy Food Photos From Participating Restaurants

RFT's United We Brunch returns for the 6th year! After a crazy 2020, we're excited to bring back events and an ultimate…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Beffa’s
    (2700 Olive Street, 314-571-9367)
    Photo credit: Beffa’s / @beffasstl on Instagram
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30 Delicious Foodie Photos from Locally-Owned St. Louis Restaurants

Are you a foodie at heart? Well, here is a compilation of great food photos from locally-owned restaurants that will have your…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Alpha Brewing Company
    (4310 Fyler Avenue, 314-621-2337)
    Photo credit: Whitney in the City / @whitneyinthecity on Instagram
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St. Louis Classics: The Oldest Restaurants in St. Louis

The folks at St. Louis Magazine recently compiled an awesome list of the oldest restaurants in St. Louis. Reading through it made…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Gioia’s Deli
    (1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410)
    YEAR OPENED: 1918
    YEARS IN OPERATION: 103
    Grandparent-approved Gioia's has been the hotspot to get hot salami since the end of World War I. 
    Photo credit: Jaime Lees
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The 22 Best New Restaurants in St. Louis in 2019

New restaurants open in St. Louis all of the time (we're lucky like that) so it's hard to know which of the…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Midwestern Meat & Drink
    (900 Spruce Street, 314-696-2573)
    Chef Ben Welch first gained national attention at his own counter-service barbecue joint, Big Baby Q. Now Welch is supervising a kitchen staff of twenty at the Midwestern, with Tello Carreon (who himself earned national plaudits for his work at Nixta) serving as butcher and Mary Bogacki of Yolklore doing the baking.
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Sarah Fenske
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We'll Miss These St. Louis Restaurants That Closed in 2019

While many restaurants in the St. Louis area boomed this year, others had to shut their doors. Here are some of our…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Goody Goody Diner
    5900 Natural Bridge Road, Wells Goodfellow
    Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
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The 25 Best Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Yelp

Tired of us telling you where to eat? Here are some other people's opinions. Whether a hole-in-the-wall joint or a sophisticated dining…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Blues City Deli
    (2438 McNair Avenue, 314-773-8225)
    "This is such an awesome sandwich place! For a place to have hundreds and hundreds of reviews and maintain 5 stars, this was a must try for my boyfriend and I when visiting St Louis. We went at a weird time in the afternoon, around 2pm, however it still had a line! Not huge, but it's still there. Even our driver was jealous we were going to eat there for lunch." - Mimi H. via Yelp
    Photo credit: RFT file photo
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St. Louis Restaurants That Have Been Featured on Reality TV

Yeah, yeah, so these days our food scene is getting raves from the national press. But we've long gotten raves from a…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Highway 61 Roadhouse
    34 S Old Orchard Avenue; 314-968-0061
    Featured on: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
    Guy Fieri called Hwy 61 Roadhouse "a really cool place; it's the kind of place he'd hang out in if he lived here in town. It just went really well," owner Bill Kunz says. "I think he ended up showing me the love in our episode, because traditionally they do three restaurants on an episode...Our episode was only two restaurants, and I got about twenty minutes of airtime, which is priceless."-Liz Miller
    Read more here.
    Photo: Highway 61 Roadhouse Facebook Page
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The 33 Best Brunches in St. Louis

These 32 St. Louis restaurants excel at our favorite late-morning meal. Let's face it: Much as we regularly stake our reputation on…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Best Sustainable Brunch: Indie Eatery
    There aren't a ton of family-owned restaurants serving fresh, local and sustainable food in St. Peters. This was a problem that Shannon Thompson sought to solve when she debuted Indie Eatery (7827 Mexico Road, St. Peters; 636-387-1000) in fall 2018. Her journey to opening her own restaurant and catering business is an unlikely one: For twelve years, Thompson served in the U.S. Air Force, which afforded her the chance to travel around the world (meanwhile, her husband, A.J., spent six years in the Missouri Air National Guard). After retiring from the military, the couple launched a catering company, Indie4, as an outlet for sharing the food they'd enjoyed around the globe. Two years later, the Thompsons opened the cafe, which serves organic and sustainable comfort food. With Indie Eatery's menu, Thompson is trying to put her own fresh and healthy spin on hearty classics; for instance, the cafe's take on waffles for brunch offers organic brown butter waffles with espresso brownie pieces, sea salt caramel, all-natural vanilla bean ice cream and vanilla bean whipped cream.—Liz Miller
    Photo: courtesy Indie Eatery
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