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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.
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?
This week I had the treat of going to dinner and lunch at Katie's Pizza and Pasta located near McKnight/Rock Hill Rd and Manchester in the new shopping center. I have always loved Katie's Pizza on Clayton Rd near St. Mary's Hospital and was excited to hear about her new location so close to my house! The biggest differences at the new location are the pizzas are wood-fired and she has pasta dishes. Not all of the menu items are duplicated here from the Clayton Rd location.....some new ones have been added! I loved Ted's Kale Cobb Salad and the Kupp's Egg Pizza that I had at lunch. When I was there for dinner I enjoyed the PAPPARDELLE WITH WILD BOAR RAGU pasta dish and a Fried Artichoke Salad. Everything is so good and they have a great beer selection! I am not a big beer drinker, though the GOOSE ISLAND SOFIE was delightful!
Yesterday I had lunch at Gamblin's Whiskey House in the CWE. I was joined by a cousin who I had never met from Virginia. She was in town for a convention. What a treat. She said after meeting the St. Louis relatives that she had met her "tribe". I think she bonded with Aunt Bunny over an affection for leopard print clothing. She is "horsey" and even ran the mounted ranger program in NYC after being in the equestrian competition in the Olympics when she was younger.
Gamblins Whiskey House was really yummy. I have been trying to get in for dinner for a few weeks, though they have been too busy. I had a delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf.
Last night we had the treat of trying out the new Cucina Pazzo on Euclid that occupies the former Duff's space. The service was speedy & delightful and the food delicious! I was really surprised since it just opened, though the management and staff know what they are doing!
I discovered Red Fox Bakery at the Clayton Farmer's Market. Delicious and beautiful baked items. They really don't have a storefront yet so I don't know where to tell you to go now that the outdoor markets are over.
I seem to be writing about food a lot lately....it must be the body trying to pack on a few extra pounds for the winter. Last week I finished off a lovely lunch at Olio with a treat at La Patisserie Chouquette across the street. Bright, pretty and yummy.
I had my second visit to Russell's on Macklind in South City last week for lunch. What a brilliant idea...two of anything...I had two different halves of a sandwiches, though you can have soup and a sandwich, salad and a sandwich, soup and salad....you get the idea...I guess you can also have two soups and two salads!
Call me a late to the party, though I finally made it to Mission Taco on the Delmar Loop today for lunch. Darn I say that I like their tacos more than Gringo in the CWE? They were delicious. I particularly liked the grilled fish taco....though the Beef Brisket Taco and Yucatan Chicken tacos were perfect also!
I recently had dinner at Farmhaus and was so glad to reconnect with this restaurant. Mentally I always feel it is out of the way, so I forget about it....though it is practically just off McCausland. The food is fresh and inventive. I need to go back soon!
Earlier this week I took my sons and mother to The Libertine for dinner. It was an eventful night. My Aunt (not Aunt Bunny....her sister) was having some leg issues and I took her to St. Mary's to be evaluated. Usually it takes forever to get through the emergency room, so I got her situated there and then scurried off to pick up my mother and sons for dinner. (I may sound a little uncaring to leave her at the emergency ward, though this is the 5th time on the last few months that I have been there with her. Thank goodness that it was not a 3 AM call like it has been.) The moment we pulled up to the valet to go into The Libertine in Clayton, the hospital called and said that she was ready to be picked up. I have been used to them admitting her overnight. So now the four of us sped away and picked her up from the hospital to take her home. After we got her comfortable in her bedroom...we zoomed back to The Libertine.
By this point we were all starving and ready for a glass of wine. The restaurant is sharp looking and fun. This is one of those places that has a ton of specialty drinks covered in a 20 page menu and a 1 page dining menu. We really enjoyed our meal. My sons said that their favorite was the roasted califlower side. It really was special. My mother was excited to see She-crab soup on the menu. The food is Southern-inspired. The grits on the side of the "three-bird" entree were delicious. The only miss was the sunflower seed risotto, which really was too salty.
With our California-like weather today, it was perfect to have lunch at Olio on Tower Grove Ave. I felt like I was on vacation! Jen, my friend, joined me. Egg Salad and Crab Tartines! Roasted Califlower dip! Yum! I wish I could have had a glass of wine, though I would have had to have a long afternoon nap.
Last Saturday night I went to Table with a group. The Table (1821 Cherokee Street) is the creation of the same people who have Home Wine Bar in Maplewood. We kept getting so many yummy plates to sample I can not start with what I liked the most.....you really have to go to experience their inventive cuisine and drinks.
Last night Gringo was open for business in the CWE at the corner of McPherson and Euclid. I had two tacos: one red snapper and one grilled octopus. The space is lovely with large windows that look out onto all of the fun action of the CWE.
And CWE Artist and Gallery Owner, Charlie Houska with the Owners of Pi and Gringo- Chris Sommers and Frank Uible
Sometimes I forget about Bobo's Noodle House on Skinker near Kayak's. I am glad I did not forget about it yesterday for lunch with my cousin....I love the Lemongrass Beef. It reminds me of Zoe's Pan Asian when it was down on Euclid at McPherson.