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The Writing is on the Wall: The Shack Breakfast & Lunch is a hit!

The Writing is on the Wall: The Shack Breakfast & Lunch is a hit!

The Shack in Frontenac, MO – Breakfast & Lunch

FRONTENAC, MO/August 19, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The Shack in Frontenac dazzles the pallet with intriguing dishes spiced with humor.  Plan on arriving a little early and before the stomach growling so you can enjoy scanning the menu where you’ll find amusing names such as the Witness Protection™omelet (avocado, mozzarella & tomato); the Gringo Killer™ Skillet (chorizo, onion, bell peppers, green chili salsa & Shack cheese); or the If Tim & Biebs Went to Prison Skillet (fried chicken breast on a biscuit smothered in gravy, sharp cheddar cheese & green onions) and Plates such as Ma…The Meatloaf (bacon-wrapped meatloaf stuffed with onions & peppers served over crispy hash browns & topped with homemade gravy and two sunny side eggs), or the Love Me Now Hate Me Later™ (breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, tater tots, crushed Fritos & cheddar cheese nestled on a bed of chili smothered with Shack cheese and topped with green onion); or the Why The French Hate Us™ (Toasted Croissant stuffed with two sausage links, scrambled eggs, covered in Shack gravy and cheddar cheese); or the Do It Yourself Meg Ryan; or the Up The River Without a Paddle (Smoked salmon, thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato & peppercorn aioli on a brioche bun); or the Cease & Desist (1/4 seared double stack burger, shredded lettuce, peppercorn aioli, bacon jam, white cheddar, tomato and red onion); or the Ta-Ta Tacos* (beer-battered panko-breaded tilapia, cabbage, salsa fresca, queso blanco, and avocado spread; and many more. * – Note: For each taco order sold, one dollar is donated to the TaTa Sisterhood organization, which provides financial and motivational support for women battling triple negative breast cancer.

There’s plenty of sweet love at the Shack Griddle with a variety of Belgian Waffles, Pancakes such as The King Lives (chocolate chips, bacon, banana & peanut butter drizzle); and French Toast Brioche such as the Merica (strawberries, blueberries, marscapoe honey glaze topped with whipped cream and powered sugar).

If you like your sandwiches hard pressed, you might enjoy a Panini, which they have several such as the Rubin, or Turkey Foccaia, and the Wicked Good Turkey to name a few.  Sides include Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Pot Tots, Fries, Homemade Chips, and more.

The Shack salads are huge and big enough for sharing.  Among their savory dressings, their white balsamic vinaigrette stands out and is absolutely fabulous.  For those sustaining healthier habits there are options such as egg white omelets, skillets, Avocado Focaccia, Granola & Fruit Parfaits, Fresh Fruit and more.

The Shack also specializes in Gluten Free cuisine with dedicated skillets and fryers when preparing all gluten free meals. The GF Menu includes omelets, skillets, pancakes (YES pancakes), chicken Strips & Buffalo chicken (breaded in-house with wheat free flour); a variety of Sammies served on gluten-free buns such as the S.O.B (chicken, bacon, tomato, jalapenos, avocado spread and pepper jack cheese), a Philly, and the Caprese to name a few. And don’t forget the yummy smoothies (which are non-fat and gluten free) such as “UR My Boy Blue (blueberry), Billy Bob’s Straw (strawberry) and Gone ‘Biebs” (banana).

As you’ll note during your visit, The Shack’s witty theme is tied into every aspect of the dining experience. The hipster barn vibe with re-purposed wood throughout, most of which are sharpie decorated with colorful autographs by happy patrons enhances the fun mood for enjoying breakfast or lunch with family, friends, colleagues, a date or perhaps a morning cocktail with a quick bite at the bar. Will that be a mimosa with your breakfast? Or how about one of these clever concoctions: Good Mooning (Blue moon, Amsterdam Peach, St. Germain, cranberry & orange juice) or a Meaty Mary (Zing Zang Tomato juice, Cucumber Vodka, Shack-seasoned rim bacon, cheese, that comes with a Beef Jerky Straw), or perhaps one of the Shack’s Cereal Killer Boozie Shakes such as: I Do What I Want (Coco puffs, Yogurt, Bailey’s & Frangelico), or Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That (Yogurt, Loopy Vodka, Froot Loops, strawberries & blueberries), and others to kick up the party.

The Shack is managed by the OG Hospitality Group (which also manages The Corner Pub and Grill, and the award wining 2011 Restaurant of the year, The Tavern Kitchen and Bar)

The Shack additional locations are in Valley Park and Chesterfield.

The Shack – Frontenac:
731 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: (314) 736-5900

Breakfast: (7 days) 6:30am – 2pm
Lunch: (Mon-Sat) 11am – 2pm

The Shack – Valley Park:
13645 Big Bend Rd. Ste.105
St. Louis, MO 63122
(636) 529-1600

Breakfast: (7 days) 7am – 2pm
Lunch: (Mon-Fri) 11am – 2pm

The Shack – Chesterfield:
14810 Clayton Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 220-9367

Breakfast: (7 days) 6:30am – 2pm
Lunch: (Mon-Sat) 11am – 2pm


Italian Food Inspired by Tuscany at Brio Tuscan Grille

Italian Food Inspired by Tuscany at Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Tuscan Grille, Frontenac, MO

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 5, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The minute you step into Brio Tuscan Grille, it’s like you’re transported to Tuscany.  My favorite restaurants are those that have that five star vacation ambience.  This is one such restaurant with its palatial high ceiling framed by tall rounded pillars with crown molding connected to the warm colored Tuscan textured painted beams that match the textured walls.  Flowing white fabric is draped from the center ceiling to the outer pillars and tall luxurious green palms are strategically placed throughout the restaurant.  Beautiful hanging light fixtures accent the lavish décor with a soft glow.  The exterior green and white awnings can be seen through the colossal windows and doors out to the beautiful dining patio.

While the atmosphere is stimulating you, a friendly server delivers Brio’s signature Flax Seed Crackers and freshly made sour dough bread with fine butter to snack on while you look over their expansive menu.  Lunch features Bruschetta (such as Roasted Red Peppers, Sliced Steak or the Chef’s Seasonal), Small Plates (such as Roasted Garlic Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Parmesan Flatbread; Beef Carpaccio; Spicy Shrimp & Eggplant; Calamari Fritto Misto; Tomato Caprese; Burrata & Ciabatta; Margherita Flatbread; Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread; Prosciutto & Burrata Pizza);

Soups and Side Salads include Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad, Kale Caesar (Crispy pancetta, tomatoes, chopped egg, croutons), Brio Chopped Salad (Chopped greens, tomatoes, black olives, red onion, cucumber, Feta, red wine vinaigrette), Wedge Salad (Gorgonzola, bacon, tomatoes, creamy Parmesan dressing)

Entrée salads feature: Kale Caesar Grande, Strawberry Balsamic Chicken (Mixed greens, thinly sliced grilled chicken, grapes, spicy pecans, Gorgonzola, herb vinaigrette), Grilled Salmon (Tomatoes, grilled asparagus, Feta, crispy shoestring potatoes, balsamic vinaigrette); Grilled Steak (tricolore lettuce, tomatoes, Gorgonzola, mushrooms, spicy pecans, cream horseradish balsamic), and Pesto Chicken & Quinoa (red peppers, asparagus, quinoa, faro, cucumber, chickpeas, tomatoes, Feta Arugula, creamy herb dressing).

Brio’s top chef inspired specialties feature: Mezza Grilled Chicken Marsala, Mezza Chicken Milanese (Crispy Romano chicken, herb pasta), Shrimp Mediterranean (Spicy grilled shrimp, orzo, faro, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, spinach, Feta, pesto vinaigrette), Mezza Chicken Limone (Lemon, capers, roasted vegetables, Yukon gold mashed potatoes); Grilled Salmon Fresca (Grilled asparagus, sweet potatoes, spinach, red peppers, pesto vinaigrette, Feta, tomatoes, balsamic).

Pasta selections include: Pasta Pesto, Mushroom Ravioli Di Bello, Pasta Brio (Rigatoni, grilled chicken, mushrooms, roasted red pepper sauce), Pasta Alla Vodka (Ricotta filled pasta, spicy tomato cream, pancetta), and Campanelle Carbonara (Grilled chicken, bacon, spinach). Additional pasta selections are included within the 2 Course Lunch Plates such as: Mezza Fettuccine Alfredo, Mezza Lasagna Bolognese.

Sandwiches options include Burger Americano, and Pesto Chicken Club (which is also available on the 2 Course Lunch Plate).

The Dinner menu includes larger portions of the lunch options plus the following Grilled Dishes: Center Cut Filet, New York Strip, Grilled Chicken Breast, Fish of the Day, Grilled Pork Chops, Lamb Chops with special additions: Jumbo Crab Cake, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Spicy Black pepper Shrimp. The Seafood line up features: Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp Risotto & Broiled Lobster Tail, Shrimp Mediterranean, Pesce Picatta, Shrimp & Lobster Fettuccine, and Crab Cakes.

A wide variety of decadent desserts are on both menus and include petite Treats such as Dolchino Trio, Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake, Crème Brulée and Chef’s Seasonal Dolchino.  Desserts for sharing feature warm chocolate (with Vanilla bean gelato), Cheesecake (Caramelized sugar, anglaise), Tiramisu and Gelato.

Weekend Brunch includes the lunch items and breakfast favorites such as Scrambled eggs & bacon; Omelets, Berries & Cream French Toast; Ham & Biscuit Benedict; Shrimp and Grits.

Enjoy the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa with top chef inspired Italian cuisine at Brio Tuscan Grille in Frontenac!

1601 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Reservations – Phone: (314) 432-4401

Hours of Operation
Sun-Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am-11 pm
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday until 3:00 pm


Shack – Breakfast & Lunch

The Shack – Breakfast & Lunch

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – To some, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It symbolizes waking up, getting the day started and spending time with loved ones.  At Shack, it is all that and then some!  Looking through the Shack menu, one’s mouth is guaranteed to water while his heart laughs at the witty, one-of-a-kind menu selections.  Tim Kimmell, kitchen manager at the Valley Park location, said the item names seem to be a big hit among customers.  “One of the reasons we stand out to guests is because of the comical names we use to introduce our dishes,” Kimmell said, referring to item names like The Kitchen Sink, Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em and Make a Grown Man Cry.  “Not only are our dishes’ names funny, but they taste great!”  Shack’s breakfast menu has something for everyone with its wide selection ranging from omelets to pancakes to skillets to healthy choices (some of which are gluten free, depending on location).  A crowd favorite, Gringo Killer, is a two-egg skillet with chorizo, onions, bell peppers, green chili salsa and special SHACK cheese, all served with hash browns.  For those with more of a sweet tooth, Because We Can E-Z, another crowd favorite, treats customers to a scrumptious french toast sandwich stuffed full of eggs, sausage and bacon, all served with hash browns.  But the fun doesn’t stop there.  Shack also offers a variety of tasty smoothies, cereal shakes, adult swim beverages and boozy shakes, some of which are even fat free and gluten free.

Shack also offers lunch but is most well-known for its succulent breakfast menu.  In fact, Shack has been recognized repeatedly for its mouth-watering menu. St. Louis Post Dispatch GO!  Magazine named Shack #1 for breakfast for 2016; STL Magazine named Shack as “Best Breakfast in the County” for 2015; and Shack was also named “Best Restaurant of 2015” by STL Magazine, and these are just a few of the awards.  The Shack offers patrons two locations, one at 13645 Big Bend Rd., in Valley Park and another at 731 S. Lindbergh BLVD., in Frontenac.  Hours of operation vary by location, but more information can be found at http://www.shackstl.com/.

Contributing Editor – Elizabeth Choate