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Relish August 2011

On the Lighter Side: La Dolce Via to Host a Pescetarian/Vegetarian Wine Dinner

It’s fair to say that this is a meat-lovin’ town. Meat-free options exist, of course, but they’re more challenging to find than, say, pork belly or a prosciutto-wrapped chop. Bacon ice cream, anyon... more »

Sep 22, 2011 4:30 AM Dining

Mike Emerson Reacts To Pappy's As One Of Zagat's "Barbeque Meccas"

When Relish first heard that Zagat (and please, it's za-GATT) had bestowed a #1 ranking for "Barbeque Mecca" to Pappy's Smokehouse , we thought we'd go straight to Pappy's owner and king of th... more »

Aug 31, 2011 4:50 PM Dining

Local Harvest Launches Friday Night Bites With an Apple Homage

Are you famous for your apple fritters? Is your Waldorf salad the star of every family gathering? Do friends beg you for your pulled pork-stuffed baked apple recipe? If you’ve got a way with Newton... more »

Aug 31, 2011 3:45 PM Dining

August's Ins, Outs, and Almosts

The following information is accurate as of a late August press date and will appear in the October 2011 issue of SLM. Note that there are 30+ restaurants slated to open in the next 90 days--tha... more »

Aug 30, 2011 6:19 PM Dining

Brenner Given Lofty Position at Robust Wine Bar

Robust isn't a corporate restaurant--far from it--but in announcing Eric Brenner as its CCO (Chief Culinary Officer), responsible for the menu design, development, and quality control, it's begin... more »

Aug 29, 2011 5:09 PM Dining

Take Heart, for Cold Winds Soon Will Blow: Schlafly Porter is First Draught of Fall

If stout is a bit intense for your beer-palate, and ale can sometimes seem a bit… wanting in robust flavors, you’ll be chuffed to hear that Schlafly has just bottled its British-style porter fo... more »

Aug 29, 2011 10:38 AM Dining

Syberg's/Helen Fitzgerald's, Joe Buck's, Market Pub House Are Winners at UCP Heartland's WingDing Challenge

Fifteen local restaurants vied to be "King of The Wing" at UCP Heartland 's inaugural Wing Ding , held last night at Crestwood Court (formerly known as Crestwood Mall and/or Crestwood Plaza). The... more »

Aug 26, 2011 2:10 PM Dining

Campisi Brothers Return to the Restaurant Biz...In Sunset Hills

The former Bella Sera Italian Grill at 11686 Gravois in Sunset Hills will be the location for the newest restaurant from the Campisi family. At one time there were four locations; according to F... more »

Aug 23, 2011 4:04 PM Dining

The New Nosh Now Open

For those of you obsessed with first-day-restaurant-itis, the relocated Nosh opened about an hour ago.  Formerly located in Maplewood, it's now inside of Bud Starr's wine shop at 1135 S. Big B... more »

Aug 23, 2011 11:47 AM Dining

First Glance: Liluma's Side Door, With Apologies to Joe Pesci, “You Amuse Me”

Next week at the new Liluma's Side Door , you’ll be able to order a trompe l’oeil dessert worthy of Bob “The Surreal Gourmet” Blumer. The “Baked Potato” features vanilla bean ice cream molde... more »

Aug 20, 2011 9:30 AM Dining

Downtown Restaurant Week: What It Is And What It's Not

Editor's Note: Downtown Restaurant Week , a national program now in its seventh year in St. Louis, was a brilliant marketing strategy, one designed to draw attention to restaurants in a specific ... more »

Aug 19, 2011 1:00 PM Dining

Next Step for Jacobsmeyer Tavern...Jacobsmeyer Brewery?

Located in a working-class, traditionally-German section of Granite City, Jacobsmeyer Tavern (better known as Jacobsmeyer's, or Jake's) has been a tavern since 1933. Owned for about the past half-d... more »

Aug 18, 2011 10:44 AM Dining

Del Taco Rides a Burro into the Sunset

Big fat taco, we hardly knew ye more »

Aug 18, 2011 10:44 AM Dining

From The "Damn Good Idea" File: Wine Thursdays at Truffles

Relish had the pleasure of dining at Truffles last night. And It was one of the better-tasting and -executed meals in recent memory. Executive Chef John Griffiths and GM Aleks Jovanovic are becom... more »

Aug 17, 2011 4:08 PM Dining

Field Master Kerman Speaks...About The Fox & Hounds Tavern at The Cheshire

Remember that really, really large stuffed grizzly bear standing on its hind legs just outside the entrance to the old Fox & Hounds Tavern at The Cheshire Inn? It’s still there. It’s still really... more »

Aug 16, 2011 5:45 PM Dining

Vegan Fare Finds Its Soul

It’s hard to imagine two concepts more polar opposite than vegan fare and soul food. The first completely eschews animal products of any kind – no butter, no lard, no eggs. The latter is renowned f... more »

Aug 15, 2011 3:05 PM Dining

The Sandwich-Lover’s Shot at Glory: The Great Sandwich Showdown Starts Today

Fancy yourself a modern-day Dagwood, building mile-high sandwiches using locally made salume , cheeses and vegetables? Maybe you’re sitting on the world’s best egg salad recipe? Or perhaps, after ... more »

Aug 15, 2011 2:10 PM Dining

Monarch Gives To Local Charities...Every Tuesday

Relish has noticed a pleasant trend in recent years, restaurants--especially the independent ones--are donating what they can to local charities. But giving "what they can" when most are just scrap... more »

Aug 11, 2011 12:08 PM Dining

"Best Breakfast Eats in Missouri:" Ann Lemons Pollack Comments on New, Local Book

To paraphrase W. C. Fields, it was an editor that drove me to breakfast and I never got to thank him. I was a breakfast-loathing kid, despite threats and pleas. As an adult, there seemed to be some... more »

Aug 11, 2011 9:59 AM Dining

Meet the New Bud, Same as the Old Bud?: Budweiser Label Change is First in AB InBev Era

When you think of Budweiser, what comes to mind first? The Clydesdales? The potent smell of malt and hops wafting from the brewery in Soulard? Drinking five cans of Bud just before losing your virg... more »

Aug 9, 2011 11:20 AM Dining