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Ann Lemons Pollack

Ann Lemons Pollack  began writing about food in 1984 for St. Louis Dining. It would be another 10 years before she married (and cooked for) St. Louis Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Joe Pollack. A one-time picky eater, Ann has written for the Post-Dispatch, New Orleans Menu, Sauce Magazine, and Ladue News, among other publications. She and her late husband wrote three guides to St. Louis restaurants, as well as numerous travel pieces featuring the U.S., Western Europe, and Southeast Asia. She’s currently at work on a non-guide book.

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The variety of restaurants was surprising, with at least 11 different national cuisines represented. more

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Discover the top spots around town that serve this quintessential culinary combo. more

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These unassuming spots offer a twist on the classic sammy. more

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Take a tour of New Orleans-style sandwiches offered around town. more

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David Tallichet opened the first restaurant—named for the famous WWI unit—in California and later opened other locations, including one here, near McDonnell Douglas, in 1978. more

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Beer, wine, music, elevated food offerings...and more beer, on Friday night and Saturday. more

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Opening in the late ’60s, the St. Charles restaurant became a hot spot almost overnight. more

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The latest entry in Ann Lemons Pollack's series on the brunch scene in St. Louis more

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Owner Frank Mormino served sandwiches so thick, they were the subject of a wire service story a few years after Europa 390 opened. more

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Owner Derek Schulze uses ingredients from his family’s farm outside of Warrenton, Missouri. more

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The latest entry in Ann Lemons Pollack's series on the brunch scene in St. Louis more

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The Daily Meal gave Sweetie Pie's the No. 52 spot, while Kansas City's Stroud's is No. 13. more

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Located at the corner of Lindbergh and Lemay Ferry, Dohack’s was a stalwart of South County for 80 years. more

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The intrepid chef at one time owned the renowned Fio's La Fourchette in St. Louis. more

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A former Chinese restaurant at the corner of South Kirkwood Road and Big Bend has been transformed into a barbecue joint with ranch-style décor, ample parking, and lots of families. more

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Located in the former Felix's space, the eatery's name is an homage to nearby Turtle Park. more

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Ann Lemons Pollack digs into the region's best brunch restaurants. more

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Ann Lemons Pollack digs into the city's best brunch restaurants. more

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Olive + Oak’s sister restaurant flourishes next door. more

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The Clayton restaurant was one of the first excursions beyond Kansas City for the then-fledgling Gilbert/Robinson restaurant group, which went on to open Houlihan’s. more

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