Tag: Missouri

Q39

Championship Quality Barbecue Once known for its stockyards, Kansas City is still famous for its incredibly diverse barbecue scene. It’s a true melting pot of meat, with barbecue restaurants incorporating styles and traditions from all of the country, and doing it exceptionally well. One of the city’s newer establishments, Q39 was opened by CIA graduate and national…  Read More

Where to Eat Meat in Kansas City

Barbecue Royalty Of course no one agrees on who serves the best barbecue in Kansas City and with over 100 restaurants touting the city’s claim to fame, we’re not going to try to discern who makes the best pulled pork or burnt ends. But one thing is for certain, a trip to Kansas City is…  Read More

Smoki O’s

Amazing Barbecued Pig Snoots Otis and Earline Walker first opened Smoki O’s in the Soulard Market in 1997. The barbecue carryout joint known for incredible pig snouts and rib tips soon gained a following, outgrew its market stall and moved to its current home in north St. Louis, just a few minutes from downtown. Pig…  Read More

Farmhaus

Contemporary Comfort Food Chef Kevin Willmann’s adventurous take on comfort food, combined with his locavore philosophy, make Farmhaus one of the St. Louis’ top dining destinations. The Illinois-born chef spent his formative cooking years in the Florida panhandle, and his ever-changing menu marries his Midwestern roots and Southern cooking influences. Think roast turkey with chive spaetzle,…  Read More

5 Questions: Colby Garrelts

Elevating Midwestern Flavors Credited with re-energizing Kansas City’s dining scene, Colby Garrelts is the James Beard award-winning chef behind the game-changing Bluestem, known for impeccable modernist cuisine, and Rye, a more casual eatery that celebrates his Midwestern roots. We chat with Colby about how the city’s food scene has evolved since he opened Bluestem, the inspiration behind his new…  Read More

Brasserie By Niche

St. Louis’ Beloved French Bistro Named to Food & Wine’s best new chefs list a few years back, Gerard Craft earned rave reviews for his innovative take on American fare at his restaurants Niche and Taste. Located in the Central West End neighborhood, his third restaurant, Brasserie, is reminiscent of the classic bistros you’d find on…  Read More

Brasserie By Niche

St. Louis’ Beloved French Bistro Named to Food & Wine’s best new chefs list a few years back, Gerard Craft earned rave reviews for his innovative take on American fare at his restaurants Niche and Taste. Located in the Central West End neighborhood, his third restaurant, Brasserie, is reminiscent of the classic bistros you’d find on…  Read More

Lidia’s

“Tutti a tavola a mangiare!” Located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District in a renovated freight house, Lidia’s is known for impeccable Northern Italian cuisine. When celebrated chef Lidia Bastianich opened this namesake restaurant more than a decade ago, it was her first outside of New York City, and it’s been a culinary destination ever…  Read More

Lidia’s

“Tutti a tavola a mangiare!” Located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District in a renovated freight house, Lidia’s is known for impeccable Northern Italian cuisine. When celebrated chef Lidia Bastianich opened this namesake restaurant more than a decade ago, it was her first outside of New York City, and it’s been a culinary destination ever…  Read More

Extra Virgin

For Adventurous Tapas Chef Michael Smith owns two of Kansas City’s most lauded restaurants, his eponymous fine-dining eatery and the adjacent Extra Virgin, a more casual spot with a playful atmosphere (think jewel tones, oversized paintings and a central wood-and-iron bar) and a creative menu of Mediterranean tapas. Go with a crowd and share family-style, making…  Read More

Extra Virgin

For Adventurous Tapas Chef Michael Smith owns two of Kansas City’s most lauded restaurants, his eponymous fine-dining eatery and the adjacent Extra Virgin, a more casual spot with a playful atmosphere (think jewel tones, oversized paintings and a central wood-and-iron bar) and a creative menu of Mediterranean tapas. Go with a crowd and share family-style, making…  Read More

Bluestem

Progressive American Cuisine By Bob & Sue We enjoyed a dinner at this gem of a restaurant with our friends, Lee and Terry. The Chef, Colby Garrelts, has been nominated several times for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He offers an eclectic menu which includes a lavish Caviar presentation, a fresh Spring…  Read More

Bluestem

Progressive American Cuisine By Bob & Sue We enjoyed a dinner at this gem of a restaurant with our friends, Lee and Terry. The Chef, Colby Garrelts, has been nominated several times for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He offers an eclectic menu which includes a lavish Caviar presentation, a fresh Spring…  Read More