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. […]