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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
Owner/Chef of Herbie's in the Central West End plans to open a new diner in the old Lester's spot! Seeking to do something of Herbie's quality, but in a different level of dining. The new diner will have a much different look than Lester's which closed its doors in November. With food available until 3AM, and blue plate specials available on the weekend this is truly going to be a great addition to the Central West End. Read more about it HERE. Website for the new restaurant HERE.
Aaron Teitelbaum- chef/owner of Herbie's Vintage '72 and formerly Monarch
Over the weekend I stumbled into Amy's Corner Bakeshop in The Grove area of the CWE. It was cute and I had a nice turkey club sandwich. The Grove is becoming a vibrant and fun place to hang out. How it has changed over the last 10 years. Click HERE for Amy's website.
Last week I checked out Winfield's Gathering Place in Kirkwood. Owned by Mark Winfield and former St.Louis Cardinals player Jimmy Edmonds. The space is the original St. Louis Bread Co located at Woodlawn and Manchester Roads. The featured items are a large selection of BBQ. I decided to check out the Lobster Wontons for an appetizer and Herbed Grilled Salmon. Both were excellent. I need to try the BBQ, though was just not in the mood when I was there. They do not take reservations, except for large groups. The wait was not more than 15 minutes on a Thursday night.
On these cold and slushy days having lunch delivered to my Clayton office is so nice. We recently discovered Sauce on the Side. I have driven by their location on Forsyth often and for some reason thought it was a BBQ place. They have Clayton and Downtown locations. Their calzones are a treat, though I warn you that you may have to take a nap at work after eating one. Yesterday I needed to stay perky and tried their Smoke House Salad- adding some chicken....very good! Click HERE for their menu and website.
I have heard absolutely raving reviews about this fun restaurant located in Augusta. I am itching to try it myself. The food looks good, and they appear to have a pretty diverse menu which always makes for an exceptional dining experience. It is even family friendly, so you can enjoy it with family after a day of wine tasting and pecking around in the shops that Augusta has to offer. Avid cyclist of The Katy Trail might also enjoy that The Silly Goose will soon be featuring call-ahead picnic baskets packed with delicious food starting this spring, a great way to enjoy a meal without a long intermission on the days ride or even have a more intimate experience with a friend or lover.
Does anyone know why the goose is silly and not the duck? Am I the only one who has wondered this?
This week I visited Grapeseed located at 5400 Nottingham located in the fun SOHA neighborhood. Close to one of my favorite restaurants- Russell's and Julie Malone's art gallery.
This restaurant is a winner! The frites were served with an aioli dipping sauce and the yummiest catsup spiced with a hint of curry! The Shrimp and Grits are delectable.... And the Flatiron steak was local and flavorful.
I will be back when Julie has her next big Art Opening!
My new favorite place for lunch or even a quick breakfast bite is Whitebox in Clayton. It is a fantastic addition to the area located near the Ritz-Carlton and across from the Carondelet Plaza. A delicious, upscale take on salads, sandwiches and pastries...I love the Pesto Veggie Salad- though I add Chicken.They even offer selective delivery and catering, a good way to make a boring office meeting more exciting.
I have heard so much about Three Flags Tavern recently that I had to check it out. Mostly what I have heard is that the food is great and it is hard to get a reservation.
It was easy to get a 7:30 PM reservation on Tuesday night.
The food was really good. I need to go back and try some more menu items. I heard the Brisket Burger is yummy... and the Lamb Burger. I had the pork and my guest had the trout. The only negative was the Fried Smelt appetizer. Most of the pieces were delicious with the Lemon Aioli dipping sauce, though I did eat a couple that had a really strong fishy taste.
Last night I checked out Avenue in Clayton located at 12 N. Meramec. This stylish new restaurant is from the same people who brought you Pomme at a new location. We did not have a reservation and waited for 20 minutes, which was not bad.....because this is the place to go! I must have know 1/3 of the restaurant goers. The food was good....I had a nice seared Grouper and started with some pumpkin-filled ravioli with prosciutto.
I checked out Death in the Afternoon yesterday for lunch.....they are not open for dinner. The restaurant is stylish and perched on the edge of the City Garden. My experience was a delight. I tried their double burger which has the cheese on the inside of the patty.....decadent. You can rent the space for parties in the evening.
Last night I took my sons, brother and my friend, Charlie to dinner at Planter's House located at 1000 Mississippi in the Lafayette Square area. The famous duck burgers were the attraction and specialty cocktails!
And now for photos taken through their crystal clear specialty ice cubes!
Last night we checked out Old Standard Fried Chicken located at 1621 Tower Grove Ave. There was a little bit of a wait since they don't take reservations, though it was worth it! Everything was so good and I will definitely be back. We even had dessert!
This week I had pleasure of eating at Peacemaker this week in the old Niche space in Benton Park. The food was great....I had the Peacemaker Hogie. The design of the restaurant is perfect....very well stylized!
Today I was on Chippewa and popped by Le Grand's for lunch....my first time. The Legend Club served warm was one of the best sandwiches I have enjoyed. It was sort of like Imo's Meat Lover's Pizza in a sandwich. Located at 4414 Donovan a block off of Chippewa....in an old Tom Boy store. The only thing better than the sandwich was the nice lady at the check out line...she somehow squeezed about 5 endearments into our transaction....I wish I wrote them down....though they were all better than calling me "Peaches".
I went to an event at Truffles in Ladue earlier this week for the Dielmann Sotheby's team of Peddle for a Cause. Their Truffle WIld Mushroom Risotto is worth the trip.....so good. Their hamburgers are also a treat. I walked by their new butcher shop that has opened in a adjoining space. Read more HERE
Yesterday I went to a little preview luncheon at Mary Ann's Tea House in the back of Enchanted Embellishments. Located at 4732 McPherson Ave in the popular CWE. I had a cup of their Mushroom Brie Soup which was perfect. All of the other food was exceptional. They are now open for lunch!
Jilly's Cupcakes have always been a guilty passion for a sweet bite...well their beef brisket sandwich is even more irresistible! They have recently opened up an ice cream parlor near their McKnight and Delmar establishment. I had to try it out so I could inform my dear blog readers. I tried the German Chocolate Cake ice cream, though the Peach Cobbler is next on my list! Click HERE for the website.
My son Teddy and I went to Planter's House last night to check out their Duck Burger that everyone in town is raving about. It was really to die for! The french fries were the best I have had in St. Louis. The cocktails were inventive and fun also! (He is 21 now!)
Saturday I went to Juniper on Boyle in the CWE for the first time. The highlights of my meal were the hush puppies, Brussel Sprout Salad and the Shrimp Toast appy. My Shrimp and Grits were good, though I am spoiled from dining on them in New Orleans at various restaurants.
The other day I was looking for a place to have lunch and decided to try Meshuggah Cafe in The Loop. I must have walked by this place a hundred times over the years and never ventured in. I had a delicious Curry Chicken Flatbread Pizza. Try it! Find out more HERE
The other night I met some new clients at Taha'a Twisted Tiki on Manchester in The Grove. On a cold winter night, it was fun have a tropical drink. The atmosphere is fun and the back patio will be the place to be when the weather gets warm. I have to rave about their Edamame Hummus Dip....very good! I also had some hamburger sliders. This restaurant is from the same people who own Sub Zero and the new Gamblin's Whiskey House in the CWE.
This week I checked out the cocktail scene at the new Planter's House in Lafayette Square area. It was a cool space. I did not dine there yet, though the food looked good. Located at 1000 Mississippi at Chouteau.
I discovered Kim Son last year. The food is fresh and tasty...& the service attentive. We went Saturday night for dinner and my son had the crispy noodles which are the triangle items around the dish. So good. I had lemongrass chicken. The grilled pork rolls were lovely to look at and delicious. Located at 8080 Olive near McKnight...though it is sort of behind a retail building off Olive. Open for lunch and dinnerr....try it!
Bar Les Freres just opened their new room to allow for more diners. I love the decor, sort of ancestral French chateau! I went with my mother and brother before seeing the Garden Glow. I had lamb, which I just love, with decadent scalloped potatoes and asparagus.
Burrata is all the rage now! Last night my friend, Dean, made a wonderful Burrata appetizer. Roasted butternut squash, a little honey, olive oil, salt and pepper served over arugula...served with sliced french bread....so good!
Katie's Pasta and Pizza in Rock Hill is serving up yummy Burrata plates also. Last week I went with one of my son's and we enjoyed the Burrata Prosciutto and Fig appetizer.
I was checking out Sauce Magazine's Blog and saw that the old Salt restaurant (on Lindell in the CWE) location was going to be opening again under the name- Nathalie's. Nathalie Pettus owns the "building and lot" and is the proprietor of Overlook Farm up in Clarksville, MO. I know it is going to be yummy and filled with local produce from lush Pike County. Did you know that she has green houses up near Overlook Farm and raises her own Tilapia?