October 26, 2011

The Block

This week, Ian Froeb reviews the Block, a four-month-old venture in Webster Groves and the newest offering from a member of the Del Pietro family. Jennifer Silverberg dropped by and got these photos.
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The Block brings fresh cuts and local ingredients to its Webster Groves restaurant.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block brings fresh cuts and local ingredients to its Webster Groves restaurant.
At the Block, they sell some of their house blend herb and spice mixtures as well as t-shirts.
Jennifer Silverberg
At the Block, they sell some of their house blend herb and spice mixtures as well as t-shirts.
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Family Style Platter is house-cured meats, potted pig, apple and raisin chutney and country bread.
The Block offers daily flatbreads. The day of our visit, there was a roasted pork, local golden apple, blue cheese and a cider honey reduction.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Block offers daily flatbreads. The day of our visit, there was a roasted pork, local golden apple, blue cheese and a cider honey reduction.
The roasted Double Star Farms Amish chicken is served with honey-roasted carrots, turnips and spinach as well as red potatoes.
Jennifer Silverberg
The roasted Double Star Farms Amish chicken is served with honey-roasted carrots, turnips and spinach as well as red potatoes.
Here's Rensing's Farm pork chop with sweet-potato-and-bacon hash, braised greens and a grain-mustard pork sauce.
Jennifer Silverberg
Here's Rensing's Farm pork chop with sweet-potato-and-bacon hash, braised greens and a grain-mustard pork sauce.
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Missouri trout at the Block is cornmeal-encrusted with roasted cauliflower, green beans, crispy onions and herb butter.
The Rocky Road: Potted chocolate with housemade marshmallows.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Rocky Road: Potted chocolate with housemade marshmallows.