Dining Out: St. Louis

Eating on Olive Blvd.

Some say that the county is a depressing wasteland full of chain restaurants, McMansions, and white women who inexplicably voted for Donald Trump. Those people are…not really wrong….

Dining Out: St. Louis

Bolyard’s Biscuits and Gravy

There is a shortage of good weekend breakfast options in St. Louis. That’s started to change with restaurants like Vista, Sardella, and Reeds opening for brunch, along with breakfast-specific spots…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Balkan Treat Box

Balkan Treat Box is the best food truck in St. Louis. Hell, I’d even go so far as to say the food coming out of this is more flavorful…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Vista Ramen

I’ve effusively written about restaurants that do modern Asian well in the past, with places like D.C.’s Maketto and Singapore’s Candlenut being some of my favorite restaurants I’ve ever…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Mac’s Local Eats

I’ve been hesitant to share anything with you fine people about Mac’s Local Eats because, frankly, I don’t want you there. To be clear, I’m writing this because…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Big Baby Q

Every restaurant has a different vibe. It’s not just how the restaurant looks, but how it makes you feel. For example, eating lunch at Vicia makes me feel…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Pie Hard

“We wanted to dedicate our truck to the greatest hero this nation has ever known: John McClane,” chef/owner Michael Pastor tells me. “The documentary about his actions, Die Hard,…


Matt Wynn’s Corn Soup

There are two things you need to know about this post: #1: Matt Wynn is a talented young chef in St. Louis. He’s worked at Hearth, Craftbar, Craftsteak,…

Dining Out: Nashville

City House

Here’s how I ended up at Nashville’s City House: a friend told me to go. I didn’t look at the menu. I didn’t even ask him what to…


Peach & Chamomile Panna Cotta

St. Louis summer can be brutal. Oppressive humidity, days where it’s as hot as the desert, spiders. Sometimes I wonder why anyone decided to settle here. On the other…

Dining Out

Olio City

“Is Whiskey and Soba dead?” No. Much like Batman in the time between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, I needed to step away for a bit. There were a…

Guerrilla Alliance Dinner: Shrimp Sinigang

Dining Out: St. Louis

Guerrilla Alliance #1: Nowell Gata

My introduction to Filipino food is the way I wish I could be introduced to all cuisines: a massive neighborhood potluck, 20-plus dishes, all cooked by moms, aunties, and…