Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Recommended if you like...

***UPDATE 12/05/08*** Thanks for the recommendations. I think Stellina Pasta will be next on the list. House of India doesn't make the cut. It's not in St. Louis. I believe it is in U City or Olivette or Clayton or something like that. It is good though...

I like the function on Amazon that recommends books based on what you've purchased. Or on iTunes, where they indicate items other people bought based on the item you are viewing. You can learn a lot that way.

So I am a nut for local dining here in St. Louis. I've compiled a short list of some of my favorite places. I'm kinda stuck in a rut and I would like to hear from like minded people who regularly dine at the places I've mentioned and maybe you could make a recommendation or two for new places that I should try. Here goes:

Greek: Apollonia
African: Meskerem
Vietnamese: Bahn Mi So, Pho Grand
Chicken: Iron Barley
Hamburgers: O'Connells
Quick take out: The Pitted Olive
Bosnian: Berix
Fried Fish: Hodaks
Mexican: La Tropicana, El Burrito Loco
Steak: $=Tuckers in Soulard
Pub food: Dressels
Beers: Schlafly and Mattingly Brewing Company
Mideast: Cafe Natasha

Notice there's no French, Spanish, Italian, Indian, Chinese or seafood joints....I'm sure I'm missing some great places. If you like many/all of the above, please make a recommendation!


  1. I love Apollonia, it is the best kept secret in the STL...until now. great burger and the best Gyro salad.

  2. Breakfast - Bevo Mill
    Summer - Boat House
    Date - Bailey's Chocolate Bar

  3. I am a big fan of House of India's lunch buffet. It is fun to sample several dishes...and then you can go next door to Jilly's for a cupcake!

  4. Stellina Pasta Cafe on Watson. Don't mess the Talkin' Turkey sandwich.

    I too love Apollinia. Another Greek place I love is Gyro Company on Gravois by Hampon/Germania.

  5. Mangia Italiano is the best Italian for a South-Sider. Seriously, I've been eating there for 20 years!
    The absolute best falafel is at a little market just down the street: The Vine. No sit down service yet, but the falafel and schawarma are outstanding.
    ...O.K. I work for company, but you've got to try the new sandwiches at the Schlafly Tap Room.