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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 restaurant opened in the former Sweetie Pie's in the Mangrove space last fall. more

Feb 23, 2018 4:00 AM Restaurant Reviews

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The popular South City spot serves up breakfast with a Latin American twist. more

Jan 18, 2018 2:09 PM Dining

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Restaurateurs Dave and Kara Bailey draw inspiration from their son, the eatery's namesake. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:00 AM Restaurant Reviews

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Perry, an early trailblazer for elevated dining in St. Louis, owned Jefferson Avenue Boarding House, among others more

Dec 29, 2017 2:51 PM Dining 1 Comments

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At one time, Yogi Berra had an offseason job at the legendary restaurant on The Hill. more

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Dining

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Dining critic Ann Lemons Pollack hopes for more international cuisine, better lighting, and elevated brunch in 2018. more

Dec 20, 2017 12:23 PM Dining

Ann Lemons Pollack digs into St. Louis' best brunches as part of her "Tour de Toast." more

Nov 22, 2017 9:07 AM Dining

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The cuisine was mostly French but often lightened to reflect contemporary tastes. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM Dining

The 57-minute film is paired with two other shorts, one on Crown Candy Kitchen. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:31 AM Dining

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Ann Lemons Pollack digs into St. Louis' best brunches as part of her "Tour de Toast." more

Nov 3, 2017 9:11 AM Dining

Suzanne Corbett's new book delves into "99 favorite picks that fill the plate and grocery cart with foods," old and new. more

Oct 20, 2017 8:00 AM Dining

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In a time before Bonanza Steakhouse, the late Harry Hilleary opened a chain of affordable steakhouse across the region. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:05 PM Dining 1 Comments

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

Sep 28, 2017 8:00 AM Dining

It's a great time for St. Louis carb-loaders. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:00 AM Dining

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At one time, chef Greg Perez helmed the Delmar Loop hot spot. more

Sep 14, 2017 1:53 AM Dining

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

Sep 7, 2017 12:19 PM Dining 2 Comments

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Where to spend an evening enjoying drinks and conversation more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Dining 1 Comments

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The South City restaurant was once a draw at South Grand and Meramec. more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Dining

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Busch visited Tony Faust’s Oyster House & Restaurant nearly every day, drinking wine (not beer) with his meal. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:06 PM Dining