restaurants

My Groupon Rule

My Groupon Rule

I’ve written about how much I love daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial; given their success, you probably do to. However, I have one rule about this sites that I want to share, and I want your opinion about it. I think it’s a rule worth following, but I understand if others have different […]


Wingfest 2010

Wingfest 2010

Last weekend, Trevor had people over for Pizzafest 2010–basically, a bunch of people went out during halftime of the Rams game, picked up pizzas from different restaurants, and brought them back to Trev’s place to try. It was a lot of fun, so I decided to host a similar function this week, but with buffalo […]


The Best Food in St. Louis

Having lived in St. Louis for over 10 years, I’ve developed intimate relationships with specific restaurants and food selections. Thus I present to you my Best of St. Louis list. Bookmark this page if you ever decide to visit St. Louis, and comment below if you disagree or have something to add. I’ve listed these […]


How Is Everything?

What do you say when the waiter or manager at a restaurant comes up to the table and asks, “How is everything?” You know what you say. Regardless of how the food tastes, you say, “It’s great!” You do this for a few reasons: You know it’s the answer that he wants to hear. That […]


Random Restaurant Ideas

Random Restaurant Ideas

A friend of mine is thinking about starting a restaurant. If he goes through with it, I’m sure I’ll be posting about it in the future. Sharing in his excitement has made me look back on some of the restaurant ideas I’ve had over the years–some of these are concepts, parts of restaurants, while others […]


Best. Burger. Ever.

There are a lot of great burgers in St. Louis. O’Connell’s. Seamus McDaniel’s. Hardees. None are better than the Liluma cheeseburger. If you come to St. Louis, get this burger. It’s so good that it didn’t even occur to me to add condiments when I ate one today. Didn’t even think about it. The meat […]


Pet Please #7: The Forgotten Milkshake Phenomenon

I had the pleasure of going to St. Louis’ shining star in the north of the city, Crown Candy Kitchen, on Saturday morning. The place was packed, and many people who were in line before the restaurant even opened were stranded outside for over an hour. As with any olde fashioned candy shoppe, Crown Candy’s […]


Pet Peeve of the Hour

The Pet Peeve: When you call ahead to order a pick-up lunch from a nearby restaurant, wait the alloted time before arriving, and the order isn’t ready when you get there. Call me picky, but that’s the kind of thing that makes me not want to patronize that restaurant in the future. Thanks for ruining […]


Black Thorn Review: Of Mice and Pizza

I had this whole glowing review written in my head even before I arrived at the Black Thorn Pub (St. Louis) on Friday. I’d been there before, so I was fully prepared to rave about their pizza and their shuffleboard table, insist that you go there, and further insist that you share a few slices […]


The Best Restaurant in St. Louis

The best restaurant in St. Louis is Iron Barley. That’s all I really need to write. It’s one of those places that you have to try for yourself, and you’ll never want to eat anywhere else. Iron Barley’s secret is the smoked flavor infused into almost all of their meats. It’s this rich, heavenly flavor […]


The Burger Bar

There seems to be a new trend of restaurants called “burger bars.” They’re nice, posh restaurants that employ attractive servers and offer expensive drinks and expensive burgers on their menus. As far as I can tell, the concept was created when some dude had the following internal dialogue: “I totally want a burger for dinner […]


Buy Me a Pizza Pi

Lately I’ve been infatuated with pizzerias that have stories behind them. Last Tuesday, a coworker informed me that a parishioner who used to live in San Francisco loved his local pizzeria so much that when he recently moved back to St. Louis, he bought the recipe for the sauce and opened his own restaurant here. […]