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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Saucy Porka Offers a Thrilling Blend of Culinary Traditions [PHOTOS]

The Asian Caribbean–inspired restaurant seamlessly fuses seemingly disparate cuisines into something that seems less like a mix-up of the two and more…

By Jaime Lees

Mexi Pho with pork carnitas in a pho broth with Chinese noodles, topped with bean sprouts, fresh basil, cilantro, jalapeños and scallions.
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Basil India Serves Masterfully-Executed Indian, Indo-Chinese and Thai Fare [PHOTOS]

Some of the best dishes in St. Louis can be found at Basil India where Chef Madan Chhetri is a wizard in…

By Jaime Lees

Chicken tikka masala made up of chicken simmered in a rich flavorful Indian sauce.
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Suburban St. Louis Area Restaurants to Check Out [PHOTOS]

People say that the city reigns supreme when it comes to dining, but there are plenty of gems in suburbia. In that…

By Jenna Jones

Twisted Tree
(10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills; 314-394-3366)
Read more here.
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Silver Pancake House Offers Simply Delicious Breakfast Fare [PHOTOS]

Silver Pancake House offers classic breakfast options that are prepared with the attention to detail that you'd find at an upscale restaurant.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Garden omelet and french toast with blueberries.
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Chicken Scratch Crafts Food So Good That It Will Make You Lose Your Mind [PHOTOS]

Chicken Scratch holds in its space at the City Foundry Hall some glorious birds to bite into. Succulent rotisserie chickens, a crispy…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Crispy chicken sandwich with chicken breast, dill pickles and lettuce
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St. Louis' Tempus Pays Attention to Every Detail [PHOTOS]

If you want fine-dining quality food that isn't intimidating, drop into Tempus in the Grove. Chef Ben Grupe's new spot, Tempus will…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Croquettas with country ham, olives and sherry vinaigrette.
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Chicken Seven Serves Dazzling Fried Chicken and Korean Street Food [PHOTOS]

From fried chicken to tteokbokki to Korean corn dogs (the offspring of a massive mozzarella stick and a cinnamon sugar doughnut), Chicken…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Cheese is life.
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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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Visit St. Louis Kolache For the Perfect On-the-Go Meal [PHOTOS]

This St. Louis favorite serves up both sweet and savory pockets of perfection. Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "St. Louis Kolache's Czech Comfort…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Sweets include s'mores, blueberry and apple pie toppings.
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Sides of Seoul's Loyal Following Can't Get Enough of Their Korean Food [PHOTOS]

Sides of Seoul serves full menu of Korean dishes, ranging from kimchi to tteokbokki and everything in between. Read Cheryl Baehr's review…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Kimchi jjigae, or fermented kimchi soup with pork and tofu, topped with scallions.
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UKraft Offers St. Louisans a Healthier Alternative to Fast Food [PHOTOS]

Ukraft caters to a wide variety of dietary needs and focuses on serving people who are working in offices. Read Cheryl Baehr's…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Honey apple salad with antibiotic-free chicken, apples, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, cucumbers, almonds, granola and honey-apple vinaigrette.
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Timothy's the Restaurant Provides Top-Notch Elegance [PHOTOS]

The dimly lit dining spot is everything you want and more. Read Cheryl Baehr's review here: "Timothy's the Restaurant Is a Love…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Scallops with smoked paprika, edamame smash, saffron corn broth and grilled corn.
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Nobody Grills Meat Like St. Louis' Asador Del Sur [PHOTOS]

From bone-in ribeye to grilled prawns to tender boneless chicken thighs, Asador Del Sur is the place to go for juicy, grilled…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Bone-in ribeye with asparagus.
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The Smashed Burgers at Jack Nolen's in Soulard are Heavenly [PHOTOS]

Cheeseburgers just don't get any better than this. Read Cheryl Baehr's review here: "Jack Nolen's Survives to Deliver Perfect Burgers" Photos by…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Double cheeseburger with four-ounce beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.
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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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The Drawing Board Offers Elevated Versions of Your Favorite Bar Foods [PHOTOS]

The south-city bar impresses with high-quality versions of pub favorites like smash burgers and falafel sliders. Read Cheryl Baehr's review here: "The…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Double smash burger with four-ounce beef patties on a brioche bun.
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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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The Best Restaurants In the St. Louis Area, According to Yelp [PHOTOS]

St. Louis has a diverse and delicious food scene, making it hard to pick what exactly you want to eat. While our…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Melo’s Pizza
    (2438 Mcnair Avenue, 314-833-4489)
    “The best Pizza in St. Louis.” -Paul P.
    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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Sisters Sandwich Shoppe in Southampton Is Charming and Delicious [PHOTOS]

Sisters Sandwich Shoppe owners Tracy Calabro and Jules Karagiannis originally began as coffee shop owners in the Southampton neighborhood. But, when residents…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Au Jus Shouldn't Have sandwich with roast beef, provolone, and roasted red pepper and garlic dressing on a hoagie with mushroom au jus.
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Iconic St. Louis Restaurants [PHOTOS]

From upscale steakhouses to 24-hour diners, St. Louis has quite a selection of iconic restaurants. This collection will grow as we continue…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Pat Connolly Tavern
    (6400 Oakland Avenue, 314-647-7287)
    This bar and grill on the corner of Oakland and Tamm avenues has been a part of St. Louis culture for 79 years. The Dogtown landmark is famous for its fried chicken, fried fish and burgers.
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Andy Paulissen
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Creole with a Splash of Soul Dishes Up Jaw-Droppingly Flavorful Food [PHOTOS]

From Creole chicken-and-shrimp nachos to crab cakes to fried green tomatoes to gumbo and more, Creole with a Splash of Soul serves…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Creole shrimp and grits with Creole-style sausage, cheddar, shrimp, parmesan and house seasoning.
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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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Afandi Serves Beautiful Middle Eastern Food with Deep History [PHOTOS]

The pastries alone are enough to make the visit to Afandi worth it, but that's only part of the story. Read Cheryl…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Fried red snapper with biryani rice, bulgur, pickles and arugula.
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Chicken Out Is Cluckin' Good [PHOTOS]

These magical sandwiches feature a "plump, tender piece of meat that, when pierced, reveals its juices." Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Chicken Out's…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Chicken Out sandwich with fried chicken, pickles and Duke's mayo on a Martin's potato bun, with crinkle fries.
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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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