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Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Cherokee Street Festival

Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Cherokee Street Festival

Cherokee Street’s Celebration of Art, Culture, and Community – Cinco De Mayo 2017

St. Louis, MO/May 4, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, denotes a relatively minor holiday in Mexico.  It marks the Mexican army’s 1862 defeat of France in the Battle of Puebla, an early battle in the Franco-Mexican War (1861–1867).  In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has grown into a celebration of Mexican culture—the art, the music, and of course, the food!  After feeling like a cast member in a reproduction of Noah’s Ark, it appears the sun may come out just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis.

The region’s biggest annual Cinco de Mayo festivals takes place along Cherokee Street.  The annual street party draws more than 50,000 people to Cherokee Street in celebration of the rich culture and artistic community of this Southside neighborhood.  Now in its 15th year, the 2017 festival is set for Saturday, May 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The day-long, family-friendly festival will shut down Cherokee Street between Nebraska and South Jefferson Avenues.

The festival has grown into a huge multicultural celebration under the stewardship of the Cherokee Street Development League, a 501C3 nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the arts, culture and creative innovation on Cherokee Street.  The group has worked with local arts and youth organizations, as well as the St. Louis Public Schools, to provide a variety of free artistic activities for kids and families at the festival.  The St. Louis Public Schools Kids Zone will feature a water slide, bouncy houses, and interactive games.  The Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Artscope, and Justice Fleet will provide a variety of kid’s art making activities.

Festivalgoers will also find Cherokee Street packed with authentic food, drinks, music, and entertainment representing the diverse talents and multicultural backgrounds of the artists and residents that are a part of the surrounding community—more than 100 vendors in all.  There will be three stages offering a variety of live musical performances all day long, plus pro wrestling exhibitions (from Dynamo Pro Wrestling), mariachi, bull riding, giant jenga, a piñata, and more.

At 1:11 p.m. the jovial People’s Joy Parade steps off at Minnesota Ave. and Cherokee Street, winding its way through the Benton Park neighborhood before ending at Cherokee and Texas Ave.  The parade is an annual hodgepodge of crepe paper floats, homemade costumes, dancers, gigante puppeteers, Elvis impersonators, art cars, bike brigades, moving installation artists, drag queens, marching bands, Mexican wrestlers, and anyone else wanting to participate.  There’s no other parade in St. Louis, or anywhere, quite like it!

Free street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.  Handicapped parking will be along Cherokee Street, east of South Jefferson Avenue.  Although security at the event has traditionally been quite good, attendees are reminded not to leave valuables visible in their cars.  Outside food, and beverages (including wine, beer, and spirits) are not permitted on festival grounds.  And attendees are asked to leave pets (other than trained service animals) at home.

Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Cherokee Street Festival is free and open to the public (those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult).  It’s a day to celebrate the rich diversity of this south city neighborhood with a nod to Mexico’s long-ago victory over France.  With the sunny forecast for Saturday, this Cinco party promises a day of music, food, mariachis, bull riding, and lucha libre along Cherokee Street.  And then there’s the food! Authentic, fresh Mexican street food, terrific tacos, tortas, tamales, fresh corn on the cob, licuados, sopes, and more.  It’s St. Louis’ gran fiesta for Cinco De Mayos!

More Information:

Cherokee Street Development League
3407 South Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118
info@cincodemayostl.com
(314) 632-­6498

Third Time’s a Charm for STL’s Newest James Beard Winner

Third Time’s a Charm for STL’s Newest James Beard Winner

James Beard Foundation Honors Chef Kevin Nashan

St. Louis, MO/May 3, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – It’s always an honor for the whole St. Louis community when one of our own receives national recognition.  And so, it is with no small amount of pride that we report that Chef Kevin Nashan is the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Midwest Award winner for 2017.  The winners were announced at a gala at Chicago’s Lyric Opera Monday night.  It was Nashan’s third trip to the finals.  He was a finalist in 2014 and 2016 as well. Nashan is the owner and Executive Chef of two acclaimed Benton Park restaurants, Sidney Street Cafe (2000 Sidney Street) and Peacemaker Lobster and Crab (1831 Sidney Street) in South St. Louis.  The award is in recognition of his work at Sidney Street Cafe.

This year, both Nashan and Farmhaus’ Kevin Willmann were repeat finalists.  Nashan is the second St. Louis chef to win JBF Best Chef: Midwest Award.  In 2015, Gerard Craft (Niche, Pastaria, Sardella) won the JBF Best Chef: Midwest Award for his work at the now-closed Niche.  Craft was the first chef in the city to win.  Once a chef has won the Best Chef award for their region, they aren’t eligible to compete for the award again.  Only time will tell if Willmann will follow in Craft’s and Nashan’s footsteps.

In January of this year, the James Beard Foundation also honored Gioia’s Deli (1934 Macklind Ave, St. Louis) with a 2017 America’s Classics Award.  This JBF award recognizes regional restaurants distinguished by their timeless appeal, and quality food that reflects the character of their communities.

A peek at the 2017 James Beard Awards Gala at Lyric Opera, Chicago, May 1st.  Many consider the awards to be “the Oscars” of the hospitality industry.

The mission of the James Beard Foundation is to inspire and encourage the restaurants, chefs and other food and hospitality industry innovators who are bringing America’s diverse food culture to tables across the country.  The JBF Awards were established in 1990 to acknowledge culinary achievements.  The awards are regarded as one of the very highest levels of recognition in the culinary industry.  And it is with that in mind that we at STL Restaurant News offer our heartfelt congratulations to Kevin Nashan for his high achievement.

See a full list of this year’s James Beard Foundation Award winners here: https://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/the-2017-james-beard-award-winners

2017 Dine Out for Life Saint Louis

Dine Out for Life, St. Louis, MO

50+ STL Restaurants Participating in AIDS Fundraiser

St. Louis, MO/March 20, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) — Enjoy a great meal on Thursday, April 27th and support an important cause in your community.  Dine Out for Life is a win-win proposition for hungry St. Louisans.  Each year, since 1993, local restaurants have given away at least 25-percent of their day’s receipts to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS in the St. Louis community.  St. Louis is one of more than 50 communities in the US and Canada participating.  This year 58 restaurants have signed up to participate so far.  Nine are donating 50-percent of each customer’s check to benefit St. Louis Effort for AIDS.  The local non-profit provides education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease.

Here’s an interactive list of participating restaurants that lets your sort by region, cuisine, or meal and then stack by donation amount or alphabetically.  The list includes great breakfast destinations like the Bike Stop Cafe in St. Charles, MoKaBe’s Coffee House, and both Rooster restaurant locations (downtown and South Grand).  There are dozens of choices for lunch, including burger joints, craft breweries, Mexican restaurants, Asian eateries, German beer gardens, brew pubs, BBQ, and more.  Dinner adds upscale dining options, along with steak houses, tapas, Italian cuisine, taverns, pizzerias, and more.

Even your dog can get in on the giving! Stop into Four Muddy Paws at 1711 Park Ave. in Lafayette Square and pick up a treat for your furry pal, and they’ll donate 25-percent of the tab!  Maplewood’s Airedale Antics (7316 Manchester Road) is also donating 25-percent of all food sales that day.

Last year alone, 3,197 restaurants participated in Dine Out for Life Events in the US and Canada, raising $4.19 million for 54 licensed charitable organizations.  In 2016 the St. Louis community raised over $151,000.  One of the truly unique aspects of this annual fundraiser is the emphasis on helping the local community.  All of the funds are raised locally and all of the funds stay local.  April 27th is St. Louis’ chance to grab a great meal, snack, coffee, or cocktail and help our neighbors too.

Lenten Dining is Fine Dining at Charlie Gitto’s

Lenten Dining is Fine Dining at Charlie Gitto’s

Charlie Gitto’s Offers Lent-Friendly Upscale Pasta & Seafood

St. Louis, MO/March 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Everyone loves a great fish fry during Lent, but some Friday nights, you want a more upscale dining experience.  That’s where great Italian fare can really fill the bill.  Well prepared pasta and seafood can make for an unforgettable evening.  If you’re going for a nice dinner out, why settle for plastic forks and paper plates, when St. Louis’ favorite Italian restaurant, Charlie Gitto’s offers so many Lent-friendly pasta and seafood dishes?

Gitto’s has been serving fine Italian food on the Hill for more than 35 years. St. Louis diners love it so much, they’ve named it the best Italian restaurant, best fine dining establishment, and best date night restaurant in multiple publications.  They’re an OpenTable Diner’s Choice winner (2015), and are currently the #1 Italian restaurant in St. Louis based on customer reviews.

The food at Charlie Gitto’s is top tier, but the real secret to Gitto’s success is the attention to detail that’s become the hallmark of all three of his St. Louis restaurants.  Everything they do at Gitto’s is aimed at creating an incredible dining experience.  From the casually elegant decor, to the warm, attentive, personalized service—Gitto’s makes every meal a special event.  The menu is a scrumptious selection of fresh, handmade, delectable options to suit many tastes.

This may be the birthplace of toasted ravioli, but the appetizer menu at Charlie Gitto’s has some great Lent-friendly choices too.  Start with something savory, like Arancini: risotto balls, filled with fresh mozzarella cheese, served with their famous pomodoro and walnut pesto cream sauces.  Or opt for eggplant.  They do it two ways: Parmesano (baked with their famous pomodoro sauce and cheeses); or Napoleon (with layers of breaded eggplant fried, filled with layers of CG’s cheeses, roasted sweet peppers, pesto, pomodoro and Asiago cream).  Or start with a bowl of their velvety lobster bisque.

The seafood, pasta, and pizza options seem endless.  Choose from pastas like Penne Primavera, homemade manicotti, linguini with fresh clams, lobster ravioli, or one their signature dishes like Seafood Pasta Suzanne (fresh homemade tagliatelle noodles with shrimp, scallops, clams, langostino and mussels in a spicy three-pepper cream sauce), or Pappardelle with Fresh Tomatoes (homemade ribbon noodles in a San Marzano tomato sauce).  They have a nice variety of seafood options too, including salmon, tilapia, shrimp scampi, and seafood risotto—all expertly prepared.  Prefer pizza?  They do a terrific brick oven Margherita, a classic CG cheese pizza, and delicious roasted mushroom pizza with fresh spinach, CG’s cheeses and pesto.

Of course Gitto’s professionally-trained sommelier is always available to help diners select wine to perfectly complement their meal.  A wine list with hundreds of selections means there’s something everyone will love.

As the weather warms, enjoy dining al fresco on the gorgeous patio at Charlie Gitto’s original location on the Hill.  Have drinks at the Hollywood Casino patio before your meal, or drop into the Chesterfield location for a quality lunch or dinner.  Whichever location you choose, you don’t have to give up real table linens, china and crystal, or amazing food and service just because it’s Lent.  Indoors or out, on the Hill, at the casino, or in Chesterfield, Charlie Gitto’s offers diners a beautiful meal with family and friends (or that special someone), during Lent and all year long.

Charlie Gitto’s contact information:

Charlie Gitto’s on the Hill
5226 Shaw Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 772-8898
Offering Dinner:
Monday through Thursday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Charlie Gitto’s from The Hill
15525 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (636) 536-2199
Offering Lunch (weekdays) and Dinner:
Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Charlie Gitto’s at Hollywood Casino
777 Casino Center
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: (314) 770-7663
Offering Dinner:
Monday through Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Top 10 Brunch Spots Around St. Louis

Brunch Spots

Find the Perfect Place for that Perfect Meal – Brunch Spots

St. Louis, MO/December 26, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) – Brunch Spots – Many consider it the best meal of the day: brunch. St. Louis loves brunch and there are terrific places to get this old English “hangover cure” all over the metro area.  The choices run from simple bakery cafes and coffee shops to fine dining establishments.  There are scores of restaurants around town that offer brunch every weekend.  Some even offer it every day.  We wanted to know who does it best, so we did what we always do to find the best: we turned to customer reviews.

According to the folks who brunch around St. Louis, the best can be found in the city’s historic Benton Park neighborhood at The Mud House, 2101 Cherokee Street, St. Louis.  That didn’t come as a big surprise, since they’re already known as a great place for coffee, and for breakfast or lunch.  In fact, The Mud House topped our list of the best Internet cafes in St. Louis.

The Mud House’s casual, but sophisticated menu was created by Chef Chris Bork, and it has brunch written all over it.  They offer some of the most delicious breakfast sandwiches in town, all served on fresh ciabatta with a side of dressed greens.  Their English Breakfast may be the ultimate brunch choice.  It’s two sunny eggs with sautéed mushrooms and greens, baked beans, bacon, toast and jam.  You can make that vegan by subbing Match Soy Chorizo if you like.  Of course their famous Mud Slinger is a great brunch option too.  It’s roasted potatoes smothered with vegetarian black bean chili, cheddar, and red onion topped with two sunny eggs.  It comes with toast.  You can add bacon or ham, or truffled French onion dip if you like.  They also offer a Vegan Slinger made with tofu scramble and olive oil toast.  There’s also French toast with apple compote & spiced mascarpone, biscuits & gravy, grits, grilled cheese, daily quiche specials and “Dat Hash” topped with poached eggs.

Owners Casey and Jeremy Miller have kept the focus on locally sourced ingredients, expertly prepared and served in relaxing environment.  That includes the coffee.  There are cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, and cold brews.  You’ll also find some thoughtful, surprising combinations like the Rosemary & Honey Latte.  Make yours vegan by choosing almond, hemp, or soy milks.  They also offer some nice selections from St. Louis’ Retrailer Tea Company, and from Kilogram Tea of Chicago.  All that, plus free Wi-Fi! Bonus: The Mud House will be open and serving brunch on New Year’s Day starting at 10:00 a.m!

Since some of us don’t think it’s brunch without a Mimosa or Bloody Mary on the menu, we’ve noted which of the restaurants on our list serve alcohol, and which don’t.  Not all are open New Year’s Day, but they all do offer brunch on a regular basis.  So here are the best places to get brunch in St. Louis according to customers:

1. The Mud House (4.5 stars/631 reviews) Benton Park, 2101 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, (314) 776-6599. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
2. Southwest Diner (4.5 stars/364 reviews) Ellendale, 6803 Southwest Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63143, (314) 260-7244. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
3. Russell’s on Macklind (4.5 stars/299 reviews) Southampton, 5400 Murdoch Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63109, (314) 553-9994. (Full bar)
4. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (4.5 stars/136 reviews) Frontenac, 1855 South Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63131, (314) 567-7610. (Full bar)
5. Picasso’s Coffee House (4.5 stars/135 reviews) St. Charles, 101 N Main Street, Saint Charles, MO 63301, (636) 925-2911 (Coffee, Tea, Juice, Beer & Wine)
6. 2Schae Cafe (4.5 starS/134 reviews) DeBaliviere Place, 275 Union Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108, (314) 361-5333. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
7. Egg (4.5 stars/126 reviews) Benton Park, 2200 Gravois Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104, (314) 202-8244. (Full bar)
8. Caruso’s Deli (4.5 stars/108 reviews) Downtown, 1312 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103, (314) 588-1096 (Coffee, Tea, Juice, Beer & Wine)
9. Bike Stop Cafe (4.5 stars/105 reviews) St. Charles, 701 South Riverside Drive, Saint Charles, MO 63301, (636) 724-9900. (Coffee, Tea, Juice, Beer & Wine)
10. The Living Room (4.5 stars/60 reviews) Maplewood, 2808 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143, (314) 899-0173. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)

Since we love brunch, here are some other choices across the metro area that are worth checking out.  Honorable Mentions go to:

The Tavern Kitchen And Bar (4.5 stars/55 reviews) Central West End, 392 North Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108, (314) 696-8400. (Full Bar)
Cafe Madeleine (4.5 stars/29 reviews) Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110, (314) 575-5658. (Full Bar)
Milque Toast Bar in McKinley Heights, 2212 South Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104, (314) 833-0085. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)
The Egg & I in the Metro-East, 455D Regency Park, O’Fallon, IL 62269, (618) 624-3440. (Coffee, Tea, Juice)

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Central West End restaurant officially closes – Nathalie’s

Nathalie’s

Nathalie’s restaurant closed its doors for good

St. Louis, MO/December 11, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Nathalie’s, a community-stop and wholesome family restaurant that brought smiles and joy to many in attendance, recently closed their doors for good.  The restaurant, located in the Central West End of St. Louis, first announced the closure on their Facebook page in mid-October, and has ended their restaurant operation once and for all.  Nathalie Pettus, owner of Nathalie’s at 4365 Lindell Blvd., was incredibly saddened to see the doors close.  As Pettus put it for the St. Louis Business Journal this past Monday, “The restaurant business is tough, especially if you happen to be a destination one.”

Pettus attributes the restaurant’s location to part of the reason why it was not able to weather the food industry storm.  Nathalie’s was situated away from the centralized action along Euclid Avenue.  The distance, she claims, left the restaurant out of visitor’s view, and unaware it was even an option.

Nathalie’s was a farm-to-table restaurant, sourcing its meat and produce from the local Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri, which is also owned by Pettus.  The restaurant focused on providing visitors with community-raised and farmed meals, which are better for our health and the surrounding mini-economies.

Pettus has her head up, and is setting her sights on Overlook and connecting people with their farm products.  She stated, “We still have our inns, we do weddings, and we have a seasonal restaurant there.”  The farm hosts four inns, Cedarcrest Manor, Avalon House, Rackheath House, and a bridal cottage.  The farm also contains several wedding venues full of aesthetic views and styles for any kind of bride.

Prior to Nathalie’s restaurant, the space placed host to another restaurant owned by Nathalie called Savor.  That restaurant closed its doors in 2008.  Before Savor, the space was a funeral home.

Pettus is the owner of the 4365 Lindell Blvd. property, and state she plans to sell it as soon as possible.

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REVISED TOP 10 ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN ST LOUIS LIST

Top 10 Italian Restaurants

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis – Charlie Gitto’s takes the lead

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) We first published the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis list on June 27th, revised it in July and revising it again as there has been a major change in the first place rating.  For some time now, Anthonino’s Taverna, located on The Hill as well, was rated the #1 Italian Restaurant in St. Louis, however, Charlie Gitto’s has replaced it taking the spotlight as the #1 Italian Restaurant in St. Louis, MO with 566 online reviews from customers that determine the rankings.

These positions are highly competitive.  The tension is probably unimaginable to most of us as perfection is the norm for these top-rated restaurants and restaurateurs.  Big money is at stake, not to mention big reputations.

Charlie Gitto’s has been located on The Hill since the mid-1980’s.  They have grown, adding two locations, one in Chesterfield, MO on Olive Blvd and the other at Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, MO.  Charlie Gitto’s is not only the best Italian restaurant in St. Louis, but they are rated as the 6th best restaurant in the St. Louis area.

According to our public database, currently, the “Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis, MO” are:

  1. Charlie Gitto’s – Rated #6 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  2. Anthonino’s Taverna – #9 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  3. Zia’s Restaurant – #14 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  4. Roberto’s Restaurant – #14 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  5. Tony’s Restaurant – #17 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  6. Pi Pizzeria (Washington Street) #18 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  7. Cafe Napoli – #22 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  8. Pastaria – #23 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  9. Trattoria Marcella – #32 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star
  10. The Crossing – #33 of 2281 Restaurants in St. Louis – 4.5 Star

As you can see the competition is fierce with all 10 restaurants scoring a 4.5 Star rating with each having between 154 to more than 600 reviews.  To say that the competition for this position is fierce, is an understatement.   Considering that there are thousands of restaurants in the St. Louis area and to rank in the Top 10 at all is amazing, not to mention impressive, but to rank #1 is an unimaginable accomplishment.  It is amazing that one organization can please that many people.  It is a big statement about how they do business, but more importantly, it proves that they know how to serve the finest cuisine with great service to receive these kind of reviews from customers.

We would like to congratulate Mr. Charlie Gitto Jr. for this unimaginable accomplishment.  It is a well-deserved recognition that one should be proud of.   We would like to congratulate the entire staff at all three Charlie Gitto’s locations because an accomplishment of this magnitude is an example of some spectacular team work.  Great job Charlie!

Previous Article About Charlie Gitto’s

Contact information:

Charlie Gitto’s

Attention: Samantha K. Vogt, Assistant to the President

Phone: (314) 772-8898

Email: svogt@charliegittos.com

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DINEOUTSTL.COM LAUNCHES NEW INTRO VIDEO

DineOutSTL.com

DineOutSTL.com Intro Video

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) DineOutSTL.com is a locally owned/managed online restaurant directory that is dedicated to the St. Louis restaurant industry.  The St. Louis restaurant directory has been online for approximately two years offering directory listings, which include name, address, links to restaurants website and social site, menu and more.  Additionally, DineOutSTL maintains an active blog intended to inform the public about the local restaurant scene.

Consumers can find, rate and post reviews about St. Louis area restaurants.  Restaurants can subscribe to listings, featured listings on the front page or on the category page.  Additionally, restaurants can pay to have articles published on the blog page of DineOutSTL to further enhance their online visibility and increase their customer base.

Currently, some of the featured listings are; Charlie Gitto’s, Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, Talayna’s Italian Restaurant, J Green’s Pub, Magpies on Main, Imo’s Pizza in Chesterfield, D’s Place, Krieger’s Sports Grill, 1860’s Saloon and more.  If you are interested in subscribing, you can view some of these featured listings to see what you get for a subscription in DineOutSTL.com.

Directory listings are an excellent online strategy to strengthen a restaurants online presence.  Search engines monitor a websites inbound link count and quality of links to help determine where to rank a website in search results.  Your listing in DineOutSTL will assure a higher online visibility and assure that a restaurant website will rank higher in search results.  A website needs “relevant” links and mentions to rank high in search results.  DineOutSTL helps restaurants accomplish those tasks, but more importantly, it will help to increase your in-store traffic.

“DineOutSTL.com is highly optimized and properly indexed with the major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex”, says Dave Myers of St. Louis Media, LLC.  “Web design and SEO is part of our business and DineOutSTL.com is an example of the quality of work you can expect from St. Louis Media”, says Myers.

Contact information:

DineOutSTL.com

Phone: (314) 808-187 or (417) 529-1133

Email: WebTechGroupSTL@gmail.com

Video courtesy of DineOutSTL.com

DON’T FORGET ABOUT BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST LOUIS

Taste of St Louis

Taste of St Louis @ Chesterfield Amphitheater

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News)  Budweiser Taste of St Louis began yesterday.  Don’t worry you haven’t missed the best part of it.  While events were cancelled last night, events are scheduled to resume today, Saturday, September 17th at 11 am until 10 pm.  Hours for tomorrow, Sunday September 18th begin at 11 am until 7 pm.

The Taste of St Louis is the food event of the year.  This event has been voted St. Louis’ Best Food Event by St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Readers Choice Poll for three years running.  Additionally, this event supports a number of various charities.  Over the years this event has raised more than $380,000 in donations to benefit worthy missions such as Food Outreach, St. Patrick Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Blues Society, Benton Park Neighborhood Association and Soulard Restoration Group to name a few.

While we are not comfortable suggesting that you attend this event rather than visiting your favorite restaurant, it is a highly recommended event to attend.  You will more than likely find your next new favorite restaurants that will enhance your dining experience.  We obviously love restaurants!  The best restaurants deserve the support of its community.  Restaurants are an important part of our social system.

314 Hot Sauce Restaurant Row participants are – Mission Taco Joint, Steve’s Hot Dogs, Sugarfire, Strange Donuts, Ices Plain Fancy, Edge Wild, Twisted Ranch, Locoz Tacoz, Prsino, The Dam (Slow Food Fast), drunken fish, aya sofia, Pica-Di-Yo, LuLu Chinese Express, Walnut Grill, Oberweis, Cafe Blue, naked bacon, The Rice House, Dalie’s SmokeHouse, Hot Wok, Sheridan’s, Hank’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Anis, Joe Barcardi’s, Riverbend, Rearn Thai Restaurant, Michael’s Bar & Grill, Ruth’s Chris, burger809, Bayou Seasoning & Catering, tazé, Tivanov Catering Company, Tuscanos Brazilian Grill and Volpi American Crafted along with many other events, live music and more.

Contact information:

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

A NEW LOOK FOR AN OLD WATERING HOLE – MISSOURI BAR & GRILLE

MISSOURI BAR & GRILLE

MISSOURI BAR & GRILLE, ST. LOUIS, MO

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Some great news for some past old time patrons….a familiar haunt is back open for business.  Missouri Bar & Grille, fondly referred to by regulars as “MoBar,” reopened after more than year-long closure with a refurbished new look and brand new concept.  The old familiar drinking hole, opened on April 1st with a refined, modernized interior and some fun new menu items.  What used to be a cafeteria style restaurant is now a sports bar with grilled food.

Co-Owners Louis Panopoulos, along with his brother, Jim Panopoulos, wanted to honor their brother and keep his legacy alive.  Trifon Panopoulos was the owner for 33 years, before he passed away in 2013.  And he ran it by keeping it open 365 days a year, seven days a week, so the brothers have big shoes to fill.

Besides featuring an updated kitchen and remodeled bar, you can expect to see higher ceilings, new lighting and some fun entertainment items such as darts, a shuffleboard and a spirited jukebox.  The brothers are still serving popular mainstay items from MoBar’s previous menu, including steak sandwiches, gyros and toasted ravioli.  But they’ve added on crispy, thin-crust pizzas with your options of combinations sold in three different sizes.  They also now offer tasty appetizers, like chili-cheese nachos, spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips, as well as spicy feta.

They love their old time regulars but are hoping to entice a whole new younger crowd this time around. And with 3,500-square-feet of room that accommodates 97 seats, there’s plenty of room.  So, whether you’re wanting a great meal, or are looking for a fun happy hour with good discounted food and drinks, Missouri Bar & Grille is where you might want to head.

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Picture courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal

Contact information:

Missouri Bar & Grille

Louis Panopoulos or Jim Panopoulos

701 North Tucker

St. Louis, MO

Phone: (314) 202-8791

Email: missouribarandgrille@gmail.com