PHOTO: LEFT TO RIGHT: MIKE KLINE / NOTKALVIN PHOTOGRAPHY / GETTY IMAGES; ALEX LAU; SPENCER PERNIKOFF
Food and Wine praised our delicious culinary scene, with many favorite from their editors/chef. And no they are not sleeping guys, they just do not want to admit, that St. Louis taste really good.
So, take a look at what good things that The Argus found in regards to the news. St. Louis’ Food Scene Is Heavily Slept on — Here’s Everywhere You Should Be Eating and Drinking:
Opening Menya Rui, one of the first and only ramen joints in St. Louis, was a risk for 2023 F&W Best New Chef Steven Pursley. But the restaurant has only been met with love and support from the community. “We have the opportunity to purvey a whole new food culture,” he says. It’s an exciting time for St. Louis — new, independent restaurants have the space to make a name for themselves while staples continue their decade-long legacies.
For the best places to eat, drink, and shop in St. Louis, follow Pursley’s lead with these incredible recommendations.
“One of St. Louis’ signature dishes is toasted ravioli. Monte Bello Pizzeria has the best because they don’t have the hard, crusty edges that assault the roof of your mouth. Instead, they are pillowy, fried, meaty dough puffs filled from corner to corner.”
Diner done right
“I’m a simple, greasy spoon man. I’ll take an $8 breakfast plate, usually with country-fried steak and gravy from Courtesy Diner and keep it pushin’.”
The sweet spot
“Nathaniel Reid Bakery makes my favorite pastries, hands down. From croissants to cakes, everything is elegant and tasty.”
“Our neighbors on the other side of our plaza, Knead Bakehouse + Provisions makes awesome sourdough loaves and doughnuts.”
“Sado by [2020 F&W Best New Chef] Nick Bognar is the place to be right now. Elegant but approachable with straight-up tasty food.”
Barbecue to beat
“The barbecue at The Stellar Hog is heavily slept on. They have killer beef ribs and pastrami. Everything is seasoned beautifully to the point where the sauce is not even necessary.”
“Louie keeps a nice wine list and even better service to complement it. All hits, no misses.”
Raising the bar
“Kira Webster and her team are pumping out some great drinks at Indo and Sado.”
Last, you don’t have to take Food & Wine’s word for it, hop on a flight and come eat for yourself. Meet me in St. Louis…..