The 75 Most Exciting Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Sauce

"What's your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?" It’s the question you ask us at Sauce Magazine the most: when we’re out for…

By Sauce Magazine

Menya Rui owner Steven Pursley
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Tiny Chef Melanie Hye Jin Meyer's 14 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

It’s a rollicking ride through Melanie Hye Jin Meyer’s list of favorite restaurants. Like the flavors at her micro-eatery Tiny Chef (located…

By Alexa Beattie

Melanie Hye Jin Meyer, chef-owner of Tiny Chef in the Silver Ballroom
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Chilanguita Adds Some Mexico City Spice to Lindenwood Park

Chilanguita Mexican Kitchen (6997 Chippewa Street, 314-833-3055) opened in Lindenwood Park early last summer, bringing with it the flavors of Mexico City,…

By Jessica Rogen

Chilanguita
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Westport Social Was the Place to Be for Derby Day

The RFT and Westport Social threw a party Saturday to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports — and St. Louis turned…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Westport Social Was the Place to Be for Derby Day
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Where to Find the Best Mexican Food in the St. Louis Area

From savory street tacos to sizzling fajitas to succulent slow-cooked birria and more, the St. Louis area has many options when it…

By Riverfront Times

Taqueria Durango
(10238 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-429-1113)
There was a major fire at Taqueria Durango in early 2020 but somehow the eatery came back even better than ever. Loyal customers rallied around the legendary Page Avenue spot and gave the owners strength to rebuild and thrive. Stop in to try their celebrated al pastor (marinated pork), asada (steak), lengua (tongue), tripas (tripe) and barbacoa (shredded beef) tacos.
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Olive + Oak​ Chef Jesse Mendica Risk's 8 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

Jesse Mendica Risk, executive chef at Olive + Oak, loves eating out, but as a chef married to another chef (Clover and…

By Sauce Magazine

Jesse Mendica Risk, Chef at Olive + Oak in Webster Groves
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A Wannabe Hustler’s Guide to St. Louis’ Best Pool Tables

Whether you know it as pool, billiards, 8-ball or our personal favorite, snooker, the game of hitting numbered, colorful balls around on…

By Paula Tredway

Maplewood’s Irish bar Foley’s (3522 Greenwood Boulevard, Maplewood) is the perfect place for good old friendly competition between neighbors. Foley’s is home to two tables, which cost $1 to play, and sees an in-house league on Mondays and other leagues on Wednesday and Thursday, so the expertise level here varies. Oh, and smoking is permitted, so do with that what you will. Foley’s open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
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Steve’s Hot Dogs Founder Steve Ewing’s 10 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

When Steve Ewing, the founder and co-owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs and Steve’s Meltdown, talks about cake, he sounds like he’s talking…

By Alexa Beattie

The massive four-patty The Captain burger at Mac's Local Eats in St. Louis
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13 New St. Louis Restaurants You Should Try ASAP

At Sauce Magazine, we make it our mission to try every new restaurant that opens in the St. Louis area. That allows us…

By Sauce Magazine

Dishes from Burger Champ in Maplewood
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The 4 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers from St. Louis Breweries

Non-alcoholic beer isn’t what it used to be. Some of us are old enough to remember when you needed to stay sober…

By Tony Rehagen

Wellbeing Brewing was ahead of the curve on the NA trend, and its Victory Citrus Wheat is a standout.
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Dressel's Pub Is a St. Louis Classic — For Good Reason

Dressel’s Pub (419 North Euclid Avenue) has long been one of St. Louis’ finest Welsh pubs, with authentic dishes, tasty pints of…

By Paula Tredway

A selection of items from Dressel's Pub (clockwise from top left): grilled chicken sandwich, beer-battered Norwegian haddock, Dressel's pretzel, Cuban street fries and lamb burger.
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Grace Meat + Three Chef Rick Lewis' 12 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

Rick Lewis, the chef and co-owner of Grace Meat + Three in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, says that the demands…

By Alexa Beattie

Grace Meat + Three owner Rick Lewis
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St. Louis Wing Week Is Back April 8 and We've Got the Highlights

If you love both trying new restaurants and the succulent taste of chicken wings, this upcoming week was made just for you:…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Bootleggin' BBQ (4510 Chouteau) A half-pound of wings are rubbed in the house Flappers rub, smoked and then fried to order. You then have your choice of tossing them in a house sauce or rub, along with your choice of dipper.
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12 Great Places to Eat Near Busch Stadium, According to Sauce

With the Cardinals home opener taking place on Thursday, April 4, and a full season of games ahead, you may be wondering…

By Lauren Healey

Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis
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A Food Lover’s Guide to the Hill, St. Louis' Premier Italian Destination

When it comes to specialty food shops and restaurants that have stood the test of time, no St. Louis neighborhood does it…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Joe Fassi Sausage & Sandwich Factory
Details: 2323 Sublette Avenue, open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.History: This vintage sandwich shop is the latest iteration of a business operated by the same family in the same location for 98 years and counting.Menu: Hot sandwiches are a specialty, with customer favorites including sandwiches utilizing the housemade salsiccia, meatballs and Italian sausage. However, Fassi’s offers combinations of layered meat and veg to suit all tastes, with condiments including the house special dressing. Pair your sandwich with soup, salad or the pasta of the day.Vibe: Hole-in-the-wall neighborhood sandwich shop that transports you to an earlier era of the Hill: green-and-white tiles, red neon and the “Wall of Fame” featuring old newspaper cuttings highlighting the accomplishments of local heroes like Yogi Berra.
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Ballpark Village Steps Up to the Plate with New Menu Items, Attractions

Ballpark Village is kicking off this year's Opening Day celebrations with new menu options, memorabilia and interactive exhibits at the St. Louis…

By Zachary Linhares

People gather at Ballpark Village on Thursday, March 28, 2024.
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The Best Things to Eat at City SC’s Citypark Stadium in 2024, According to Sauce

St. Louis City SC is back for its sophomore season in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the soccer club’s Citypark continues to…

By Sauce Magazine

Tacos from Seoul Taco
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St. Louis City Restaurants That Are Actually Open on Monday

Eating in St. Louis can be brutal on Mondays. After enduring the first day of the work week, it can be hard…

By Jessica Rogen

Blues City Deli
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One Man's Ultimate Guide to Day Drinking in Maplewood

There are a lot of great walkable neighborhoods in St. Louis, and almost all of them have a very definable niche. There's…

By Collin Preciado

Maplewood is good and weird.
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All the Oyster Lovers We Saw at Schlafly's Stout and Oyster Festival

The Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival kicked off this past weekend as hundreds of St. Louisans swarmed the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot…

By Riverfront Times Staff

All the Oyster Lovers We Saw at Schlafly's Stout and Oyster Festival
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The 5 Best St. Louis-Style Pizzas, Chosen by RFT’s Staff

Sure, it gets a bad rap from outsiders, but when you’ve grown up with it, few things taste as great as St.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

BJ’s Bar & Restaurant
The charmingly old-school BJ’s Bar & Restaurant (184 West Washington Street, Florissant) has the distinction of having been honored multiple times for serving the best St. Louis-style pizza in the region — without actually using Provel. That’s right, the cheese here is mozzarella, but the sweet sauce and thin-crusted square-cut pies means we’ll still count it. The crust here is the star of the show, with a flaky crispiness reminiscent of a non-pizza pie. Delectable.
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The Indian Cuisine at Black Salt in Chesterfield Will Take Your Breath Away

Black Salt (1709 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-204-6441) has brought flavorful Indian cuisine to the Chesterfield area since March 2023. Co-owners Raj Pandey…

By Paula Tredway

Black Salt's lamb chops are chargrilled and served with creamy saffron sauce.
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Top 5 Fish and Chips in St. Louis

Whether you're a Catholic compelled to avoid meat on Fridays during Lent or just a pescatarian looking for a slightly less healthy…

By Sarah Fenske

Dressel's Pub 

  

   If you can somehow resist ordering a lamb burger at Dressel's Pub (419 North Euclid Avenue), the fish and chips is a terrific alternative, with Norwegian haddock that critic Alexa Beattie describes as bearing "blisteringly clean, snowy flesh." It comes with pickles and what the Brits would call "crisps" — more akin to potato chips than fries.
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St. Louis Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2024

Fish fry season begins early this year, and St. Louis is stoked — not just the Catholics, either. Fish fries are more…

By Riverfront Times Staff

St. Louis Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2024
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Top 5 Veggie Burgers in St. Louis

Put down that fake meat burger. St. Louis has impossibly better veggie burgers that excel far beyond any corporate-engineered beef imitation. Made…

By Jessica Rogen

The Signature Station Burger is a housemade quarter-pounder with cheddar, pickles, jalapeño, lettuce, tomato, onion and pub sauce.
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Idol Wolf Creates a Magical Spanish Dining Experience in Downtown West

Idol Wolf (1528 Locust Street, 314-325-0360) is a breathtaking Spanish restaurant with an artistic flair located in the 21c Museum Hotel in…

By Paula Tredway

Idol Wolf
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United We Brunch 2024 Brought Food Lovers to City Winery

Everybody's favorite brunch event was back this weekend — and better than ever. The annual food event, now sponsored by Sauce Magazine,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Revelers celebrate brunch at the 2024 United We Brunch Event.
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The Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis

Dark corners, white tablecloths, moody lighting, tiny tables where you simply must brush up against each other, menus full of luxe and…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Russell's on Macklind
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Our Critic's 5 Favorite Things to Eat in St. Louis

Over the past 11 years, I've had the privilege of spending my work life exploring the St. Louis dining scene and being…

By Cheryl Baehr

O+O's eggplant parmesan.
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Mainlander Adds a Stunning Supper Club to the Central West End

Dining at Mainlander (8  South Euclid Avenue) is not only a great meal, it's an experience that transports diners to mid-century America,…

By Jessica Rogen

Mabel Suen
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Top 5 Pepperoni Pizzas in St. Louis, Chosen by Our Critic

In a sea of incredible Neapolitan-style Margheritas, New Haven-inspired white clam pies or even a good ol' cracker square with Provel, the…

By Cheryl Baehr

A selection of items from O+O Pizza: arancini, cocktails and the OG pepperoni pizza.
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Shay's Creole Smokehouse Features One of St. Louis' Great Pitmasters

One bit of Shay Landry's Reuben — stuffed full of succulent, smoke-laden meat — and you'll know that you're in the presence…

By Jessica Rogen

Shay’s Creole Smokehouse features a blend of Cajun, Creole and barbecue specialties.
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