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Riverbend Restaurant & Bar 

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The po' boy sandwiches are big enough to share, though you won't want to. The standout is the cochon de lait, piled high with quarter-inch slices of tender roasted pork. The meat is so flavorful that the accompanying Creole-seasoned mayo (not to mention the optional lettuce, tomato and pickle) seems superfluous. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Riverbend Restaurant & Bar. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Riverbend Restaurant & Bar
701 Utah St. St. Louis, MO 63118
St. Louis - Soulard/Benton Park
314-664-8443
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At work in the kitchen, New Orleans native and owner of Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Sam Kogos.
Owner Sam Kogos deveining the shrimp in the kitchen at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
Owner Sam Kogos in the kitchen with his father, former New Orleans shrimper, Ted Kogos, at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
Bartender/server Laura Kajioka at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
Some of the regulars, AB workers, Tina Bagsby and Terry Morris. Beind the bar is bartender/server Alice Willson.
The peel & eat shrimp with the house-made New Orleans remoulade sauce.
The peel & eat shrimp with the house-made New Orleans remoulade sauce.
The peel & eat shrimp with the house-made New Orleans remoulade sauce.
The peel & eat shrimp with the house-made New Orleans remoulade sauce.
An off-menu special at the time of my visit: The chicken and sausage jambalaya.
The Chicken Andouille Gumbo.
Cochon de Lait Po-Boy is roasted pork with Creole mayo.
Creole Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.
The restaurant & bar sits in the shadows of the AB brewery, and its workers are many of the bar's regulars.
AB workers enjoying a drink and bite to eat at the end of their shift.
Riverbend Restaurant & Bar's dining area.
Table top.
Bartender/ server, Alice Willson, at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
Some of the AB regulars at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
Spinach-Artichoke dip at Riverbend Restaurant & Bar.
At work in the kitchen, New Orleans native and owner of Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Sam Kogos.
Owner Sam Kogos father, Ted Kogos, was in the seafood business for many years in New Orleans, and now helps out at the restaurant.
New Orleans native and owner of Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Sam Kogos.
Riverbend Restaurant & Bar sits on the southern tip of Soulard near the brewery.
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At work in the kitchen, New Orleans native and owner of Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Sam Kogos.

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