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Dining Out: St. Louis

Frankly on Cherokee

I’m a very lazy person who doesn’t really want to spend the time giving you the backstory on Frankly on Cherokee, so before you continue reading this piece,…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Grace Meat + Three

Anyone who had eaten Rick Lewis’ food before Southern knew he was capable of far more than just serving up fried chicken and a few sandwiches (remember when…

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

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

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…

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

Chris Bolyard’s Living Room Pop-Up

It’s quarter to six and I’m standing in Living Room cafe’s galley kitchen. Chef, owner, and butcher of Bolyard’s Meat and Provisions, Chris Bolyard, is to my right, setting…

Dining Out: St. Louis

Luau at the Four Seasons

You always want what you can’t have, and growing up, that was pork for me. Like a lot of Jewish kids, I grew up in a half-heartedly Kosher…