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Augusta, Missouri and Katy Trail

I second Augusta Winery for some pretty good wine, and Augusta Brewery as a good place to grab some lunch.

Aug 18, 2010
geochic in Great Plains

I Love Living in Houston!

I don't understand the recent bashing either. Everything I have tried there has been good as well. The times I have gone though, it hasn't been extremely crowded. We have had no problems getting a table... perhaps because we always end up going on a weekday evening. I'm glad they were on DDD (even if I'm the only one). We have recently moved to the area, and if it weren't for them being on the show, we probably never would have found it.

Aug 18, 2010
geochic in Houston

STL Help me narrow my choices...

Another tapas option is Barcelona in Clayton.

Apr 06, 2009
geochic in Great Plains

Women's Final 4 - Looking for 4 days of great food in St Louis

There is a microbrewery close to Pappys, Buffalo Brewing Company. However, I don't know if they have TV's or not.

http://www.buffalobrewingstl.com/

Apr 06, 2009
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Women's Final 4 - Looking for 4 days of great food in St Louis

If you go to Blueberry Hill, grab a burger. They serve some of the best burgers in St. Louis.

Apr 06, 2009
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Women's Final 4 - Looking for 4 days of great food in St Louis

Lil' Mickey's in St. Peters has pork steaks on the menu. I haven't had one from there so I can't attest to if they do it well or not. The rest of their selections don't dissapoint. It's probably not worth the drive though unless you really want to try a pork steak.

Another choice for ethnic on South Grand (vietnamese in this case) is Pho Grand. The food is great, it's usually quiet and casual, and the prices are very modest.

Apr 06, 2009
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Women's Final 4 - Looking for 4 days of great food in St Louis

Don't skip on dessert at Crown Candy? The malt is the dessert! Or, maybe the malt is the meal and the BLT is the dessert. ;-)

A word of warning... last time I got shark chunks at Sybergs they were really dry. Also, the wings have a mustardy sauce, so steer clear of them if you don't like mustard.

Apr 06, 2009
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Women's Final 4 - Looking for 4 days of great food in St Louis

I agree. I think of Uncle Bills of more of a late night spot. Blame it on my college years I guess.

Apr 06, 2009
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Moving to Creve Coeur, MO, any good restaurants?

Thanks! I'll definitely have to stop by and give it a try one of these days.

Apr 06, 2009
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Moving to Creve Coeur, MO, any good restaurants?

I've been wanting to try the Jamaican place. Have you been there? I'd be interested to hear how it is.

Apr 03, 2009
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Best Creole/Cajun or Po Boys in STL

Louisiana Cafe in O'Fallon (MO) has great creole/cajun food. The owner/cook is a transplant from Reserve, LA. They have Po Boys as well, but I have not yet had them. Their etoufee, jambalaya and gumbo rival those made by my old roommate's Louisiana born and bred mother. Just don't let its gas station location scare you away.

Apr 03, 2009
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German food in St. Louis?

The St. Charles Vintage House on Main Street in St. Charles is pretty good! We really like their schnitzel. Sauerbraten is on the menu, but I have not personally tried it.
http://www.stcharlesvintagehouse.com/...

Feb 24, 2009
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Best St. Louis Mo. Ribs - Mom & Pop or Hole in the Wall

I second Lil Mickey's. It is a bit out of the way if you are going to be downtown, but I recommend it to anyone willing to head out that way. The ribs, tips, pork, brisket, chicken and sausage are great. I have not tried it from there yet, but they do have pork steaks on the menu. The barbecue is served wet unless you request it dry. The sauce is a Memphis style sauce, which makes sense since, as FOTD mentioned, the owners are kin to the Neely's.

Feb 06, 2009
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Bread in St.Louis MO

I don't know that "the average St. Louisan thinks Panera makes great bread" as much as St. Louisans settle for Panera. I can't say I've ever heard anyone rave about bread from Panera... other than maybe the asiago cheese bagels (which in my opinion are highly overrated).

Oct 17, 2008
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Lent's long over - where's a good fish fry in the STL?

I don't know where you're coming from, but I passed by a VFW hall on Old 94 the other day with a sign out front that says it has fish frys every Friday. I think it said 3pm - 8pm on the sign. I think this is the place: http://www.vfwwebcom.org/mo/post2866

Oct 02, 2008
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Something new in St Louis

How about one of the Vietnamese or Thai places on South Grand? There are several just south of Tower Grove Park. Pho Grand has a nice atmosphere, good food and is inexpensive. Others that I am not as familiar with are King and I and Lemongrass.

Oct 02, 2008
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Any good food in Branson?????

The College of the Ozarks is just South of Branson, near Hollister, and it has an excellent restaraunt... not your typical college food by any means.

Aug 06, 2008
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Need Recs - Lunch on The Hill in STL

True, Rigazzi's isn't actually a "foodie" stop, and it's far from refined. I think those are the kinds of places that really get mentioned on here in a good light. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the more sophisticated meals just as much as the next person. But, if you're not feeling too uppity, I don't think it's all that bad. It really is more of a bar type atmosphere than a gourmet cooking kind of place, but sometimes it's nice to just kick back a little. My family and I used to go there rather frequently when I was younger, and while it has actually been a couple of years since I have been there, I can't say I have ever had a bad experience. Although, for me personally, going to Rigazzi's is probably just as much about a little bit of nostalgia as it is about the food... maybe even a little more. I have yet to eat at Cunneto's or Lorenzo's though, so maybe after doing so I will see the light, so to speak.

Aug 01, 2008
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StL - Mike Duffy's pizza?

Yup! I haven't been to that location, but I've been to the one near Clayton and 141. I really like their pizza. It is LOADED with toppings. It is St. Louis style though, so don't order if you don't like thin crust and provel (although the toppings tend to overpower the cheese on their pizza).

Jul 30, 2008
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Restaurants in St. Charles County, MO

I agree... the onion rings are amazing, and the beer is good, but other than that, the food hasn't really been anything to write home about, so to speak. Not bad, but not really great either.

Jul 22, 2008
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Need Recs - Lunch on The Hill in STL

I actually really like Rigazzis. It is far from gourmet, but I've never had a bad meal there. If you go, expect a more cozy atmosphere, you won't find white linen table cloths here. The prices are very reasonable too.
http://www.saucemagazine.com/rigazzis/

Jul 22, 2008
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Restaurants in St. Charles County, MO

Thanks! I've been wanting to try Crazy Sushi for a while... just wasn't sure if it was any good. I'm always up for new pizza places too!

Jul 18, 2008
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Restaurants in St. Charles County, MO

This is a very open ended question, but I want to start mixing things up a bit and trying some new places. What are some of your favorite restaurants around the St. Charles - St. Peters - O'fallon area? I'm open to all types of cuisines and atmospheres. Thanks!

Jul 15, 2008
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STL - comprehensive sushi list

I'm sure since they are aiming for the upscale market and the fact that there is a Four Seasons hotel attached that they will have some sort of standard... however, for that same reason, they will likely charge an arm and a leg for it.

Dec 21, 2007
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good last minute st louis caterer or restaurant that caters

Another option is Kenricks Meat Market www.kenricks.com or the Pasta House. Both of them do catering, either drop off or with service.

Dec 21, 2007
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The Very Best St. Louis Restaurants.......

At least nobody recommended White Castle...

Dec 06, 2007
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Fresh nutmeg in KC?

I guess I'm old fashioned... a mortar and pestle works great for me.

Dec 06, 2007
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STL downtown Charlie Gitto's, I don't get it

I think most of the Italian places in St. Louis aren't so much Italian as a kind of a bastardized, Americanized Italian. Nonetheless, I still enjoy several of them... of course, I don't go into them expecting to necessarily get really authentic Italian fare.

Dec 06, 2007
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STL: What's new and worthy? A StL-born Boston Hound wants your recs...

Try checking out the restaurants at stlouisoriginals.com.

Dec 06, 2007
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St. Charles MO

I'm a little slow on this one, but in case anyone is still interested, there is a really good German place on Main Street just South of the intersection with Resevoir Ave. called The Vintage House. We've only been there once, and it was on a weeknight, but our experience was very good and I can't wait to go back. It's kind of off the beaten path from all of the shops and everything, so it might not be within reasonable walking distance (at least not when it is freezing or below freezing out).

Dec 06, 2007
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