Relish February 2011

This Mardi Gras thing is getting out of hand in this town. Over the last several years it's gotten bigger, better, and more involved--the celebration now boasts 14 events in 7 weeks--with new events a... more

Feb 25, 2011 9:54 AM Dining

Tomorrow night is the last Saturday night in February. Apropos of nothing, it’s time to go crazy. Do something… questionable.    Grab that bottle of wine in your home that’s sufficiently expensive, r... more

Feb 25, 2011 7:41 AM Dining

In the prior three years of Manor Grove's "Soup's On" competition, Canyon Cafe entered its Chicken Poblano Chowder and medaled in 5 out of 6 opportunities. Last Sunday, at the 4th Annual event, the ... more

Feb 23, 2011 8:34 AM Dining

The following is accurate as of a mid-February press date and will be published in the April 2011 SLM. (NB: Readers will notice that one restaurant that has been on and off this list for the last thr... more

Feb 21, 2011 3:37 PM Dining

Those of us old enough to remember the heyday of Miss Hulling's Cafeterias might remember the name of Bill Hildebrand, the grandson of founder Kitty Hulling. Bill grew up in the business and, as many ... more

Feb 21, 2011 2:54 PM Dining

Yes, I know, it's another Bar and Grill, but this one at least has a slightly different theme and promises "better than average bar food." Of note is that the 10,000+ SF Tee's Golf Grill (103 Chesterf... more

Feb 21, 2011 12:18 PM Dining

Chris Fried, co owner of the Riverside Cafe at 7704 Ivory (and otherwise known as "dinerchick" on the P-D's Eat at Joe's forum), announced this morning that she was reluctantly closing the popular C... more

Feb 21, 2011 9:42 AM Dining

You will know of wasabi , of course. That blob of pastel paste you thought was a refreshing dinner mint on the side of your first plate of sushi that, tossed casually into your mouth whole, made your... more

Feb 20, 2011 10:15 AM Dining

This Sunday, B'nai El Congregation in Frontenac will host its fourth annual chicken soup cookoff. The temple's executive director, Sue Basely, says about a dozen people will convene from all over th... more

Feb 17, 2011 1:03 PM Dining


Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

We were wondering just how much of a bargain the pork bung actually was when, as Gene Autry was whining his way through Here Comes Santy Claus, the Peruvian fishmonger starting beating the life—litera... more

Feb 17, 2011 12:13 PM Dining

The lids on the smokers at Skip Steele's long-awaited Bogart's Smokehouse will flip open this Friday at 11 AM. You thought Pappy's was cool? Wait till you get a whiff of this place. Among the highligh... more

Feb 16, 2011 4:42 PM Dining

A belated congratulations to chefs Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus for being nominated for Food and Wine's "The People's Best New Chef 2011" award.  Evan Benn broke the st... more

Feb 15, 2011 5:48 AM Dining

     Peppery Cajun foods followed shortly by chalky St. Louis TUMS are an annual part of the Soulard Mardi Gras festival for many of us. Although Fat Tuesday doesn't roll around for a few more weeks... more

Feb 13, 2011 5:25 PM Dining

It's Valentine's Day again, and could caramel be the new chocolate? Only if you say it is, schmoopie. Regardless, we'll wager that even thinking so deeply about such things will earn you some seriou... more

Feb 11, 2011 12:48 PM Dining

This time of year is high season for Irish coffee. For those who haven't had the pleasure, it's traditionally a footed glass cup filled with a generous shot of Irish whiskey, black coffee and some sug... more

Feb 10, 2011 3:26 PM Dining

Salume Beddu , our town's pioneering salumeria, certainly makes tasty stuff, but for the newcomer, the numerous and exotic choices can be intimidating. And what can one do with the sausages besides sl... more

Feb 9, 2011 2:31 PM Dining

Five Bistro's chef and owner Anthony Devoti gives us a special look at the making of St. Louis Magazine 's dining editor's choice for best burger, as seen in the February issue of SLM . Video produc... more

Feb 8, 2011 2:56 PM Dining

I’m gonna make a harsh, unfair, chauvinistic overgeneralization here – women like shoes and chocolate. Gasp! Are you offended? If so, please stop reading this incendiary tract right now. If not, well,... more

Feb 8, 2011 2:44 PM Dining

In a press release issued this morning, the owners of Mango  announced they will leave their original Shrewsbury location to focus on the newer downtown store (located in the former Mosaic space at ... more

Feb 8, 2011 10:30 AM Dining

It’s always interesting to watch restaurants react, adapt, and transform themselves--or not--as times change. The restaurant at Starr’s is a good case in point. Fifteen years ago, long-time wine st... more

Feb 7, 2011 11:57 AM Dining