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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,…

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…

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…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Salt + Smoke’s Brisket

There are a lot of things to like about Salt + Smoke, like owner Tom Schmidt’s sultry voice and his Leonidas beard, dense as Germany’s Black Forest, dark as…

Dining Out: St. Louis

I Love Juice Bar

Wasn’t it great complaining/humble-bragging to your coworkers at work the last few days about how you’re still full from Christmas feasting, when you expertly prepared that whatever? First of all,…