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Since 1916 the Failoni family has been quietly turning out some of the best food in St. Louis inside this pile of bricks along an industrial stretch of Manchester. What food! A soaring lemon garlic chicken, a to-die-for Sicilian salad and a pan-fried chicken dinner on Tuesday nights that's nothing short of wonderful. On Thursday and Friday nights, Alex Jr. breaks out the karaoke machine and croons spot-on Sinatra covers. If you want to take in that show, you'll need to reserve a table in advance -- and prepare to enjoy one of St. Louis' hidden gems.
A contemporary take on the old-fashioned lunch wagon, with food prepared in a traditional commercial kitchen and dished up from the back of a modified pickup. The signature sandwich, a strange mixture of falafel and couscous, is actually the one to skip. The gyro, on the other hand, is good, featuring thin and tender strips of beef. Also available is a curried chicken sandwich. The side dish is a sack of fried naan chips with dipping sauces. Follow Falafelwich on Twitter @falafelwich.
Famous Szechuan Pavilion owner and chef Xin Cin is a native of China’s Szechuan province, and at her University City restaurant (relocated from its original home inside a former snow-cone hut in Brentwood) she showcases that region’s fabled cuisine. The chile and the Szechuan peppercorn are the touchstones here, but while many dishes feature ferocious heat (try the yu shan pork) and the peppercorn’s floral flavor and the numbing sensation it imparts, the flavors are incredibly complex, as in the earthy ma po tofu, or the dan dan noodles with chicken or pork. Xin Cin runs her restaurant with only a very small staff, so be patient. It’s worth waiting for.
Located on Dougherty Ferry Road in Kirkwood just north of Big Bend Road, Fandango's Sports Bar and Grill has just about everything a bar-and-grill patron could ask for, all packed in behind their glass doors. TVs and sports aplenty line the walls of the establishment, which also holds pool tables, dart boards, two full-service bars and live music on the weekends. The large menu at Fandango's features a slew of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and entrées, including an eight-ounce flatiron steak and orange roughy prepared grilled, fried or Cajun-style, all served with a salad and side option. Fandango's also has a full wing menu, with several different categories and subcategories. Wing-eaters can go sweet, with options such as teriyaki or honey mustard or sweet and spicy with raspberry-chipotle and Caribbean jerk wings. Spicy, citrus and barbecue wing styles are also sold, all in orders of 10, 20 or 50. The kitchen stays open until 10 p.m. regularly and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Farmers' Larder sells meat products at the Ferguson, Maplewood, Tower Grove and Wesbter Groves Farmers' Markets.
Kevin Willmann gained a following for his work at Erato on Main in Edwardsville, Illinois. At Farmhaus he takes his approach - smaller portions, intensely flavored, beautifully constructed - to the next level. The menu changes frequently, but you can't go wrong with seafood: An avid fisherman, Willmann cut his teeth as a chef on the Gulf Coast. Standouts have included escolar poached in butter and wine with grilled blue prawns and a Cajun mahi-mahi dish. An other highlight: the aptly named "Breakfast" dish, featuring a poached egg, housemade sausage and pork belly. An unpretentious but utterly delicious experience.
Farotto's has been serving up St. Louis-style Italian food since 1956. Appetizers include stuffed risotto cakes, bruschetta and, for true St. Louisans, Provel sticks. Farotto's also offers lunch combos, sandwiches, burgers and pasta. The dinner menu expands the offerings with St. Louis-style pizza, more pasta choices and entrées such as pistachio-encrusted salmon, chicken saltimbocca and a stuffed pork chop: twelve ounces of pig stuffed with portabella mushrooms, onions and blue cheese crumbles then topped with apple-walnut chutney. With its extensive list of coffee cocktails, Farotto's makes for a great escape on a chilly night. Particularly noteworthy is its wine bar, which offers a weekday happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.
Fast Eddie's may or may not be, as one of its brochures boasts, the "#1 volume bar in the world." Nonetheless, this 80-year-old, 400-seat institution is almost always packed, owing to its serving up filling if not elaborate meals for just a couple of bucks as long as you're willing to buy a drink while you're there and to retrieve your own meal from the counter. The menu has a total of seven items, the most expensive being a beef-tenderloin kebab called a "Big Elwood on a Stick," topping out at a whopping $1.99. A half-pound "Fat Eddie" hamburger is 99 cents, and individual jumbo shrimp are a steal at 29 cents apiece. And don't forget: Only patrons 21 and older are allowed, so leave the kiddos at home.
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