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    Shangri-La Diner: Not complicated, totally casual...Vegetarian

    by LauraWest Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    The ambiance and service is totally unique here, as is the food. Your server will probably be pierced in many places! Most of the menu items are vegetarian or vegan. The most recent menu I had does offer a wild Alaskan salmon burger and a breakfast specialty with smoked salmon as of of the many ingredients. Everything else was vegetarian. You can download a file of the menu on their web site. They use no trans fats and a wide assortment of fresh ingredients. Vegan dishes are labeled as such.

    Very casual, youthful diner, but I see the Red Hat Society did a piece on them in their magazine...so if you are youthful-at-heart, as I am, you will feel welcome. It is a very neighborhood type place, that is adding longer hours as they are able. You might want to call first, to see what they are. Last time I checked in, they were open Thursday through Sunday.

    Not another place like it anywhere in the metro area! It has just celebrated its second anniversary, but Patrice, the creative owner, has been in the vegetarian food business in St. Louis for many years. She ran the Famous vegetarian Sunday Brunch at Mokabee's for years. Now she has her own place, again (anyone remember The Panache in U-City?? Before my time of residency, but I hear it was excellent & Patrice's baby),with a Sunday Brunch, too. She is a wonderful soul, and I wish her everything of the best success!

    Favorite Dish: I like the Keith's Kickin' Supreme Nachos and also, the veggie burger....hmm, I am starting to get hungry...and it is Sunday. Maybe I should rush over for the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch!!!! only $11

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    Fast Eddie's Bon Air: Good Cheap Bar Food

    by changeinlatitude Written Mar 28, 2006

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    What a fun place this is. For good cheap food, this is the place to be. A very well known restaurant located in Alton, Il, just a short drive from St. Louis or go by boat and dock at the Alton Marina and take a short cab ride.

    You must be 21 to enter and the beer is the coldest around. It does get very busy on the weekends, so don't be surprised if you get there and there is a line out the door. However, it is worth the wait, so just have a good time.

    Here is a little histroy about the bar that is on their website.

    " In the more than twenty years that Fast Eddie has owned Bon-Air, it has quadrupled in size going from 80 chairs (and a few beer cases) to over 400 chairs. And on the weekends, standing room becomes a premium commodity!

    Each weekend features the best in live entertainment: Sable, Fantasy, and Soul Reunion, just to name a few. Until you’ve played Bon-Air, you haven’t played anywhere.

    Fast Eddie’s Bon-Air is like no other. Over 4,000 half barrels of beer and thousands of cases of cans, bottles and liquor quench the thirst of our patrons every year. Some even say that Bon-Air is the #1 volume bar in the world!"

    Favorite Dish: Peel and eat shrimp. WONDERFUL.

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    Milo's: Milo's-A Hill Italian Pub

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 20, 2010

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    The food was just okay at best. It is served in a paper plate, and not all was even hot. I had the salsiccia sandwich which was good, but for $8, I have found better. Micky had a cod plate and it was grouper instead, and not that big for $10 lunch price. Beer was fine at $3.00 a pint.
    The service was simply there and the main point of the place is to serve young crowd beers in the evening out in the patio playing bocca ball

    Favorite Dish: None that comes to mind

    Sign on backside of building Corner view of the place Inside the bar area for lunch
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    Pappy's: Pappy's BArBeQue

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 20, 2010

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    The place got fame form the Man vs Food featuring the large portions recently. They make food for the day and when run out, that is it. They say they make 2,000 lbs weekday and 4,00 lbs weekends days. Full rib slab is $20, and 8 oz sandwiches are $8 without 2 sides and $11 with sides, and small is $6.38 without sides. Prices are not great given the paper plate and serve yourself style.

    Favorite Dish: The pulled pork was what we had so I guess that was it-but not so great for the price. The size was 12 oz and two sides for $12.

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    Max & Erma's: Max & Erma has Great Burgers

    by BruceDunning Written Aug 21, 2010

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    The menu looked very appealing for all its items. Even though it is a franchise operation, it certainly feels like a locally owned business. The burgers come in about 15 different varieties, and the salads sounded great too.

    Favorite Dish: The hamburger of 1/2 pound was one of the better I have experienced in a long time. It cost $10 for the combo of burger, fries and good salad.

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    Lambert's Cafe: The only home of throwed rolls!

    by Hosell Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    People who visit Lambert's Cafe for the first time are invariably amazed at the generous portions served on each order. Also I was amazed and very funny to see the throwed rolls flying i all restaurant throwed for a young boy that brings many of them in a trolley,really it was a nice and funny show to see.

    These generous servings along with our "THROWED ROLLS" have inspired many questions.Don't miss a visit here if you have the chance!.And be careful of your head! :-)

    Favorite Dish: You can choose from a huge variety on its menu: Chicken,Vegetables,Pork,Beff,Fish,Pass around,desserts,drinks.
    I had a huge and very nice steak with vegetables and I enjoyed it very much!

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  • Truffles: A Very Nice and Romantic Time

    by Starlas Written Nov 19, 2003

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    I'm so happy that you chose this restaurant, it was very nice!!! The lighting was just right and the service was awesome!!

    Favorite Dish: I had the Salmon and he had a Steak.....both of our meals were great. The menu was somewhat limited but the entree's were varied.

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    St. Louis Bubble Tea: More than Bubble Tea

    by LauraWest Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    Located on Delmar, in the U-City Loop (see other tip of mine on The Loop), this colorful, casual place has won some awards, locally. They really know how to make bubble tea and related drinks, both cold and hot. They have the machines that put the drink in a traditional, sealed cold drink container, with the colorful Japanese graphics. Fun!

    My daughter loves this place and the drinks. I can appreciate her love of the graphics & the experience of having a bubble tea.Her favorite is Honeydew, with the BOBA balls, of course!

    Not long ago, they added hot food to the menu. Update: I have tried the food! And it is very good. My friend and I agreed they give you too much to eat in one lunch. Next time, we may bring a third person & just order two dishes to share! Prices are reasonably low.

    Went here just two days ago ....there was a surprisingly good crowd, for a very cold Saturday late afternoon. But we were fortunate to find a table. Great service, too, btw

    Favorite Dish: They have many, many flavors to try, of hot and cold drinks. The food is Asian style and very informally served on styrofoam plates with plastic forks. I enjyed the vegetatian fried rice very much and would get it again, definitely.

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    Sen Thai: Authentic Pan-Asian Bistro

    by cckbp7 Written Mar 4, 2007

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    I can't say enough good things about this upscale Asian restaurant. The service was prompt, friendly and extemely helpful. The decor was impressive and the food was amazing. And with prices that won't empty your wallet, this is the perfect place for lovers of Thai food.

    Favorite Dish: Red, Green, or Yellow Curry. Tempura appetizer was excellent.

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    Mosaic: Tapas Bar

    by cckbp7 Updated Feb 12, 2008

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    Located in central loft district on Washington Avenue, this restaurant offers exposed ductwork and sensational food. The menu ranges from Pacific Rim cuisine such as potstickers to incredibly fresh scallops and oysters on the half shell. To dine at a table you will usually need to make a reservation, although the enormous bar is open to all walk-ins. I was very impressed by their wine and beer selection. They had Pilsner Urquell on tap; a rarity in St. Louis. This modern fusion restaurant made for a great dining experience.

    Favorite Dish: Humus platter

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    Caleco's: The Road Teams eat and drink here!!!

    by Donrogelio Updated May 17, 2006

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    This restaurant is one I found when I went to the National Council of Mathematics Teachers Conference. I was there 3 nights and ate there for 3 nights. The portions were AMPLE and the service was nice and friendly. I spoke with the manager, Jim Costello, and found out that many visiting major league teams and professional boxers and athletes eat at Caleco's when they are in town. Friendly place, full of locals with a good bar. Their bread rolls are baked on the premises and the best I have ever had. The menu is varied and priced right. The steaks were reasonable for the portions served.

    Favorite Dish: The St. Louis style pizza was good and typical. I liked the cajun pasta and the creamy sauce.

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    Schlafly Tap Room: Sticky Toffee Pudding

    by rgbjrcook Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    Where can you find the best dessert to have with good microbrew. The sticky toffee pudding rivals Roys famous hot chocolate souffle. Its more of a cake than pudding. The rest of the food is good too as is the stout.

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    Bar Italia: The Best of the Best

    by Rillifane Written Apr 3, 2004

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    In a city that is justly known for excellant Italian cuisine, Bar Italia stands out.

    Its owned by brothers from Eritrea, a former Italian colony on the Horn of Africa. Opened originally by a well know St. Louis photographer with a very limited menu it was bought by the Eritrean duo who had begun as waiters there.

    It moved a few years ago, going just about 100 yards down the street on Maryland Plaza in the fashionable Central West End into greatly expanded quarters.

    The food, the ambience, the staff, and even the clientele are fabulous. Frequented by the literati, politicos, media types, reformed hippies grown rich, and everyone and anyone with good taste and a few dollars for a minor splurge.

    There is a huge outdoor dining area and, if the weather is right, its a perfect perch for people watching.

    The cuisine favors the cooking of Northern Italy and the menu is extensive. Waiters, or one of the brothers, will be happy to linger over a discussion of what might suit your tastes.

    Forget your diet if you dine here and have dessert. The Diplomatico, a chocolate fantasy and the zabaglione are both to die for,

    I've had many meals in Italy and this spot in St. Louis duplicates the Italian experience perfectly.

    Favorite Dish: The veal stuffed tortellini in a cream sauce is excellent. The tiny stuffed pastas are almost light enough to float in the rich cream sauce. A cardiologist's nightmare but once (probably) won't kill you.

    The cabresse salad with slices of beefsteak tomato and artisinal mozzarella owes its perfection to the ingredients. The dish is not served unless the tomatoes at the market meet the brother's high standards.

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    The Old Spaghetti Factory: Inexpensive and Unique Italian

    by TravellerMel Updated Aug 31, 2009

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    I love the Old Spaghetti Factory (even though it's a chain) - I love that they utilize historic buildings to house the restaurant. I love the "boudoir" chandeliers, and the streetcar dining section. I'm not sure what this building was originally, but the restaurant now resides on the lower level - you access it by way of the gorgeous wood staircase. For lunch on a Saturday, I walked right in with no wait at all. My waitress was lovely - as I was dining alone, she checked back often to make sure my iced tea was full and to ask if I wanted more bread. And the prices are great - a complete meal with salad, entree, hot fresh bread, spumoni ice cream, and iced tea came to $14, INCLUDING TIP!!

    Favorite Dish: I always get the mizithra cheese in some form - this time I got the Potpourri, which is pasta with the restaurant's four most popular sauces - mizithra cheese, clam, marinara, and meat sauce. Yummy!

    Logoed Window Entryway The Bar at the entrance (main bar is downstairs) Yummy!  My Potpourri and Bread
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    Jack In the Box: Homeless Hangout on Gravois

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We had been a long time at the library and didn't see any place for lunch. Eventually, about 3, we stopped at a Jack in the Box. Bob doesn't like to eat in the car, so we went in

    Favorite Dish: Bob got a hamburger and shake and I got a #3. The place turned out to be where a homeless black man was hanging out. He asked us for 99 cents to get a hamburger. Bob said he didn't have any money, but I gave him my french fries, which he ate.

    Outside of the restaurant Part of the menu Burger Tray with shake and fries and burger (wrapped) Other side of the menu
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