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Dressel’s Public House and its Porchetta “Louie” Featured in Show Me St. Louis on KSDK

Dressel's Public House and its Porchetta "Louie" Featured in Show Me St. Louis on KSDK

KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis reminds viewers about a local landmark, Dressel’s Public House, a favorite Welsh-style pub in the Central West End of St. Louis MO

ST. LOUIS, MO/August 07, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Dressel’s Public House, a welsh-inspired pub located in the Central West End of St. Louis, MO, is featured on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis. Dressel’s showcased it’s farm-to-table cuisine, craft beer and cocktail selection and its dedication to bringing the cultural arts to their customers’ dining experiences.

KSDK’s Heidi Glaus interviewed Benjamin Dressel, owner and operator of Dressel’s Public House, and rediscovered the Central West End pub’s charming decor, outstanding lunch, dinner, and brunch menus, and extensive craft beer, specialty cocktail, and wine list, calling it her “new favorite spot”.

Jon and Barbara Dressel opened Dressel’s Public House in 1980, and son, Benjamin, took it over in 2005. While Dressel’s Public House maintains an old-world, Welsh setting, Benjamin added his own touch by introducing farm-to-table cuisine and paying special attention to the pub’s craft beer selections.

Ms. Glaus emphasized Dressel’s attention-grabbing dish, the Porchetta “Louie”, for its rise to fame on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. “After roasting the pork in herbs and secret ingredients, It goes into a fry pan…sizzle, sizzle, sizzle…we add beer and pepperoncinis and a lot of cheese, and it all gets melted into a hot, gooey, yummy mess,” says owner, Benjamin Dressel.

“The most popular things we do, I suppose, are the more pubby things,” says Dressel, “our burger probably sells more than anything else on the menu.” Ms. Glaus quotes photojournalist, Randy Schwenker, saying it’s the best burger he’s had.

Glaus also gives a shout out to the Truffled Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque, and the “massive” Dressel pretzel, which is essentially a “loaf of pretzel” served with rarebit, a classic Welsh cheese dip.

Glaus also mentions that dining here makes one feel “miles away from the Show Me state” as the Dressel family injects inspiration from their time living in Wales into the pub, even down to the tiled floor design, a reproduction of a dining room floor at the “King Arthur”, a famous Welsh pub near Ben Dressel’s favorite surf beach.

KSDK aired the interview with Dressel and tour of the Dressel’s Public House on Show Me St. Louis on Friday, August 4, 2017, and its generating quite the buzz. The spot can be viewed at http://www.ksdk.com/ and Dressel’s Public House menu can be seen here: http://dresselspublichouse.com/food-drink/.

“Dressel’s is a cultural icon,” says Ben Dressel, “and I am proud to carry it on.”

About Dressel’s Public House

Dressel’s Public House is a Welsh inspired pub located in the Central West End of St. Louis, MO serving craft beer, specialty cocktails, and local farm-to-table cuisine for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays.


Source: News provided by Dressel’s Public House – distributed by 24-7 Press Release – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC


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Mike Flamion

Dine Out For Officer Mike Flamion – Officer & Family Needs The Help of Their Community!

BALLWIN, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – On July 8th, 2016, Ballwin, MO police officer, Mike Flamion, was shot from behind after pulling a car over for speeding.  While walking back to his car to make a records check he was shot in the neck.

Alleged shooter is Antonio Taylor, whom is in custody.  Bond was set at $500,000 and his next court date is scheduled for July 27, 2016.

Regrettably, Officer Flamion will need long-term medical care.  The response from the local community is overwhelming.  There has been a GoFundMe page created with a goal of $250,000 and there has already been almost $150,000 raised to help the family.  Lives have changed forever with this outrageous act of violence.

While this is not our typical editorial content that we write about.  We are publishing this article to help get the word out to help the family.  The local restaurant community has responded with a Dine Out that involves several area restaurants offering to donate a percentage of their sales on Monday, July 18th, 2016 to the family.  Please visit one of the following participating restaurants:

  • Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar – 20%
  • Applebee’s – 15%
  • McDonalds – from 5 am to 11 pm – 20%
  • Firehouse Subs – 15%
  • St. Louis Bread Company – Ballwin, Wildwood & The Valley – 20%
  • 6 North Café – 15%
  • Cecil Whittaker’s – 20%

There has been a Facebook Event page created to help promote the event.  Please visit and let’s show the world how “good” St. Louis can be.  With the increase in violence there needs to be an increase of love and compassion for those that suffer as a victims by the violence.  Please visit the GoFundMe page and donate.  If not, please eat at one of the restaurants listed so the community can get money to the family to help them navigate through this terrible heartbreaking experience.  In addition to your financial support a few prayers would be appreciated by the family.

Picture courtesy of KSDK.com