St. Louis Standards: Russell's on Macklind Hits the Sweet Spot

The Southampton institution is a legend for its brunch, pastry case and gooey butter cake

By Cheryl Baehr

Russell Ping will never forget the frenzy that happened every Saturday and Sunday during brunch hours shortly after opening Russell's on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue, 314-553-9994) in 2013. Though the restaurant was built to be a casual, counter-service bakery and cafe with open seating, the sheer volume of people packing the place meant that there was not enough table real estate to accommodate...

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