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If beer and burgers aren't your style, how about wine and pasta? For the past two years, Candicci's in Ballwin has been "slowly trying to educate people in the county of what real Italian food tastes like." With customer favorites like langusto supremo, tutto mare and spidino frutta mare, Candicci's has become a dining destination in a relatively short amount of time. But if you're feeling a little less adventurous, despite the assurance from employees, Candicci's also has pizza -- always a safe alternative. There are more than 40 varieties of wine in stock, plus live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and drink specials on weekdays. Dining solo? No need to feel embarrassed; there's always a game on TV.
Hidden in an almost abandoned shopping strip, this long-standing veteran-friendly Valley Park dive still manages to be "a place where everyone knows your name." Though not much to look at from the outside, the inside is welcoming; it's highly likely that after only one visit, the bartender will personally introduce you to the regulars. Once inducted into the ranks, you will have no choice but to hear more than one of the stories that accompany Cheers' photos and memorabilia from past and present Army Special Forces. The pool table, substantial menu (including breakfast on Sundays), stage for live music on the weekends and plenty of space for the occasional drinking game offer something for everyone. Just don't be deceived by the mislabeled sign behind the bar: This is not McKenna's Irish Pub; no one is trying to fool you; they have been and always will be Cheers (since 1990). Someone just didn't know *their* name -- yet.
One of St. Louis' most beloved restaurants returns, but the new incarnation of Eddie Arzola's Dogtown Tex-Mex joint isn't your father's Chuy Arzola's. Literally: Arzola is still involved, but the driving force is his son Coby, along with Café Ventana owners Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda. The menu features crowd-pleasing favorites: tacos, enchiladas, burritos and the "secret recipe" fajitas. In general, roasted pork is an excellent choice for any meal, and the enchiladas suizas (chicken with Chihuahua cheese and cilantro-spiked sour cream) are a nice change from good ol' chicken enchiladas with ranchero sauce.
Located in the southeast corner of the Hotel Lumière, House of Savoy brings a taste of Italy to the riverfront. With a chef from Florence, authenticity is no question. From within the spacious dining room or, on nice days, the large patio, guests can enjoy flat breads, risottos, pastas, pizzas, steaks, veal, or, for a taste a little closer to home, they can even get toasted ravioli. Specialty items include zuppa di pesce -- mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops and calamari in tomato broth. The restaurant only opens for dinner and offers daily happy-hour specials.
This Washington University campus bistro offers simple, fresh eats with a focus on locally harvested products with an elegant and classical atmosphere. Only open during the school year, the bistro offers an ever-changing lunch buffet and a full dinner menu. Lunch items are prepared daily and feature a number of different hot and cold pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches and creative entrées. The dinner menu includes starters and small plates, such as roasted Missouri beets and a flatbread constructed with regionally grown toppings, and entrées. Larger plate offerings include trout served with butternut squash risotto and green beans, and a frittata with Ozark Forest mushrooms and Missouri Gouda. Ibby's also showcases live jazz on Wednesday evenings and offers an outdoor patio available for private events.
An upscale-casual Italian eatery in Dogtown, La Gra Italian Tapas specializes in small plates, pizzas and pasta. While the term tapas usually sends palates to the western side of the Mediterranean with its Spanish olives, seafood and cheeses, the dishes at La Gra maintain the European light-bite fare with an Italian flair, such as their housemade bruschetta - tomatoes, garlic and capers served chilled on a crostini - or arancini, balls of rice breaded, fried and stuffed with veggies and mozzarella. La Gra's pizzas are Sicilian style, thick and rectangular, covered in sauce and different types of cheeses, including the regular Italian varieties and the familiar St. Louis fave. Various specialty toppings include chicken spiedini, Cajun shrimp, barbecue pulled pork and the usual meats and veggies. Diners can also special order their own pasta combinations, such as linguine in a garlic-cream sauce with grilled chicken or fettuccine pesto with scallops. La Gra also offers larger entrées for hungrier patrons, including a pork chop Marsala or beef medallions with peppers, onions and gorgonzola. Reservations are suggested during busier dining hours.
Ricardo's has been cooking up Italian fare since 1989, serving as an engine of renewal in Lafayette Square. Starters include calamari and the requisite T-ravs, with sandwich, wrap and panini options as well. Ricardo's also boasts an ample selection of pastas, such as tortellini Roberto, which is stuffed with pork and chicken and covered in a cream sauce with peas and ham. Other entrees include steak, chicken, seafood and veal or, for veggie lovers, the linguine Dolano with pine nuts, fresh basil and sun-dried tomato sautéed with olive oil and fresh garlic. The lunch specials offer terrific value, but come dinner you will want to take your time, enjoy a glass of wine from the Italian-heavy list and savor several courses of hearty, comforting classics.
Part of the revamped Hyatt Regency downtown (former home of Adam's Mark), Ruth's Chris delivers its signature upscale dining experience along with views of the Gateway Arch. With a history dating all the way back to 1927 in New Orleans, national chain Ruth's Chris provides high-class meals starting with appetizers such as a "crabtini" -- lump crab meat tossed in vinaigrette and served with Creole remoulade in a chilled martini glass -- and veal osso bucco ravioli. For the serious steak house experience, diners can select from various cuts including filet, T-bone and porterhouse. Other entrées include lamb chops, ahi tuna and lobster. Vegetarians can choose three items from the potato and vegetable sides to create their own meat-free meal. End on a sweet note with desserts including crème brûlée and banana cream pie. Ruth's Chris is open for dinner only, and reservations are recommended.
Part of the revamped Hyatt Regency downtown (former home of Adam's Mark), Ruth's Chris delivers its signature upscale dining experience along with views of the Gateway Arch. With a history dating all the way back to 1927 in New Orleans, national chain Ruth's Chris provides high-class meals starting with appetizers such as a "crabtini" -- lump crab meat tossed in vinaigrette and served with Creole remoulade in a chilled martini glass -- and veal osso bucco ravioli. For the serious steak house experience, diners can select from various cuts including filet, T-bone and porterhouse. Other entrées include lamb chops, ahi tuna and lobster. Vegetarians can choose three items from the potato and vegetable sides to create their own meat-free meal. End on a sweet note with desserts including crème brûlée and banana cream pie. Ruth's Chris is open for dinner only, and reservations are recommended.
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