January 05, 2010

The Post in Maplewood is a Winner

Go inside the Post sports bar in Maplewood and read Ian Froeb's column: "Good Game: The Post Sports Bar in Maplewood is a winner." Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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The baked wings -- Don’t let the name fool ya, they’re fried first, then tossed and then baked for a crispier texture. The menu advises to "allow fifteen minutes for this treasure."
The baked wings -- Don’t let the name fool ya, they’re fried first, then tossed and then baked for a crispier texture. The menu advises to "allow fifteen minutes for this treasure."
Owners Bill Cipriani (left), a Pittsburgh native and Adrian Glass (right), who grew up in Belleville, met while working at a restaurant in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. One day Adrian gave Bill a call, and said "'I’ve got this idea for a Fantasy Sports themed Restaurant and bar,' and three years later, the Post was born," Cipriani recalls.
Owners Bill Cipriani (left), a Pittsburgh native and Adrian Glass (right), who grew up in Belleville, met while working at a restaurant in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. One day Adrian gave Bill a call, and said "'I’ve got this idea for a Fantasy Sports themed Restaurant and bar,' and three years later, the Post was born," Cipriani recalls.
The French Dip is thinly sliced roast beef dipped in au jus and topped with melted Swiss cheese.
The French Dip is thinly sliced roast beef dipped in au jus and topped with melted Swiss cheese.
The trophies line the half-wall as customers enter the resaurant.
The trophies line the half-wall as customers enter the resaurant.
The result: the medium garlic white pizza with pepperoni and sausage.
The result: the medium garlic white pizza with pepperoni and sausage.
Server Laura Feldman reaches for one of the many beers on tap.
Server Laura Feldman reaches for one of the many beers on tap.
Executive chef Anthony Wise can create a pizza where customers not only pick from a plethora of toppings, but also choose the crust preparation. It’s not about thin or thick (St. Louis vs. New York vs. Chicago); instead it’s white, wheat, garlic (white or wheat), honey (white or wheat) or Italian style crusts.
Executive chef Anthony Wise can create a pizza where customers not only pick from a plethora of toppings, but also choose the crust preparation. It’s not about thin or thick (St. Louis vs. New York vs. Chicago); instead it’s white, wheat, garlic (white or wheat), honey (white or wheat) or Italian style crusts.
And, what sports bar would be complete if it didn’t have Foosball?! Adrian and Bill, both big soccer fans, plan to try to make The Post the World Cup-St. Louis headquarters later this year!
And, what sports bar would be complete if it didn’t have Foosball?! Adrian and Bill, both big soccer fans, plan to try to make The Post the World Cup-St. Louis headquarters later this year!
The Post Bar & Grill, like any respectable sports bar, has dozens of flat screen TV’s.
The Post Bar & Grill, like any respectable sports bar, has dozens of flat screen TV’s.
Fantasy sports leagues organized by the bar have been met with great enthusiasm. These are the trophies for the fantasy football, baseball, hockey and basketball. Each winner will have his or her name engraved in the trophy. The in-house playoffs start during NFL playoffs, and this year, the winner will earn the inaugural spot on the football trophy and a $500 bar tab with an all-expenses-paid party sponsored by Miller Lite and a 46-inch flat-screen TV. Not too shabby.
Fantasy sports leagues organized by the bar have been met with great enthusiasm. These are the trophies for the fantasy football, baseball, hockey and basketball. Each winner will have his or her name engraved in the trophy. The in-house playoffs start during NFL playoffs, and this year, the winner will earn the inaugural spot on the football trophy and a $500 bar tab with an all-expenses-paid party sponsored by Miller Lite and a 46-inch flat-screen TV. Not too shabby.