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Budget Crunch: 10 delicious dishes and sweet deals to try right now

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Welcome to Budget Crunch, wherein intrepid reporter Byron Kerman offers 10 tips on delicious menu items and sweet deals happening now. Got $10? Grab a friend and sample, split and stuff yourselves with these steals.



1. Soulard’s Epic Pizza & Subs has fun creating wild flavors for pies like the Toasted Ravioli Pizza. It starts with pizza crust and an egg wash, topped with toasted-ravioli meat filling, Provel and mozzarella. After a final sprinkle of bread crumbs, it’s baked and served with a side of marinara. You can order it anytime, by the slice for $3.75 or whole for $17 to $20.

2. Speaking of T-ravs, in honor of National Ravioli Day on March 20, all three Charlie Gitto’s locations will offer half-priced toasted ravioli for $5. Its version of the cute little fried pasta pockets is tasty as heck and a window into the Italian St. Louis of old; Charlie Gitto’s claims to have invented the app in 1947.

3. The Saint Louis University’s School of Law’s restaurant, The Docket, is offering a real bargain for those who like to load up at lunchtime. The Chef’s Table is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A recent spread included beef stew, fried chicken, various salads, couscous, mac-n-cheese and veggies. The buffet, which changes daily, is just $10.



4. When a kitchen of Truffles’ caliber puts out a scrumptious lunch for just $5 Tuesday through Friday, it’s worth taking note. Recent blue-plate specials have included a barbecue burger with Parmesan fries, a braised beef short-rib burrito with salad, and chicken and white bean chili with crispy tortillas, sour cream, and shredded white cheddar. All meals include a draft beer, too. You’ll have to hit Truffles’ Facebook page for the magic daily password, though.

5. At the CWE’s Crepes Etc., the weekly Waffle Wednesday deal means all waffles are $5. That includes menu selections like the malted waffle with fresh seasonal berries and cream, the buttermilk-pecan waffle, and the occasional off-menu special waffle du jour.

6. Kids adore the make-your-own-pizza experience Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at the O’Fallon, Mo., location of Stefanina’s Pizzeria. The kitchen brings the ingredients to the table, where kids 12 and younger are invited to adorn their mini-pizzas with up to three toppings for $5. Then, their creations are baked and brought back to be served to the grateful artists.



7. The revamped brunch menu at Mangia Italiano includes goodies like a chicken and waffle sandwich, an egg sandwich starring prosciutto and blue cheese, smoked salmon hash with poached eggs and bacon, a mixed-green salad with roasted duck and fried eggs, and a build-your-own frittata dish. The bloody mary crowd has not been ignored; a new 65-item build-your-own-bloody buffet is $11 (and $8 for a non-alcoholic version).

8. If you’ve not yet tried new Italian hot spot Cucina Pazzo (or if you have), consider the deals to be had during the restaurant’s weekday happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Half-priced appetizers and drinks means that appetizers like the “ricconi,” fried ricotta with crispy pepperoni, basil blossom and tomato confit, or the mortadella corndogs with Moretti beer cheese, jalapeño honey mustard and basil-fennel salad, both go for just $4.50.  

9. If you’re the sort of human who balks at Buffalo sauce, reconsider your predilections and try the pulled-chicken Buffalo sandwich for $8.75 at the Gobble Stop Smokehouse. The Creve Coeur barbecue hut has crafted a mild Buffalo sauce that, when tossed with pulled chicken and served on a bun with onion and pickle, sits astride the border between tangy and spicy just so.

10. There are 32 seats at the 801 Chophouse bar, and those are the only seats where you can order $1 oysters on the half-shell during the restaurant’s weekday happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. The little guys normally go for $3 to $6 each, so grab a seat early and get to slurping.




31 Days of Salad: Epic’s Farmer’s Market House Salad

Monday, January 27th, 2014



One bite and you know that this salad came from a pizza place. The Farmer’s Market House Salad at Epic Pizza & Subs is one that changes. Right now, you’ll find pickled peppers, cucumbers, bell peppers, salty feta cheese, red onion and tomatoes. You pick the dressing, from standard ranch to a lemon vinaigrette. We got the balsamic, which was laced with dried oregano and a delicious accompaniment to our veg-loaded salad.



Sneak Peek: Epic Pizza and Subs

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

121411_epicEpic Pizza and Subs opened this week at 709½ Ninth St., next door to International Tap House in Soulard. The menu touts wood-fired pizzas, hot and cold sandwiches, a variety of salads and time-tested Italian-American apps like t-ravs. Desserts, beer and wine are also available. For more details on what Epic owner Todd George is offering to hungry diners, click over to our Sneak Peek of Epic on the Sauce Facebook page.

The Scoop: Comings and goings: an “epic” arrival, Indian eats and an adios

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

100211_EPICAnnouncements of new arrivals and farewells are occurring at a frenzied pace these days. Among the latest wave of hellos and goodbyes:

As we announced back in June, Epic Pizza and Subs should open next Wednesday, according to co-owner Todd George. Look for nine specialty wood-fired pizzas (including a pizza of the day), plus hot and cold sandwiches, a variety of salads and the time-tested Italian-American apps St. Louisans have come to expect (translation: t-ravs). The small eatery, located at 1709½ Ninth St., next door to International Tap House in Soulard, will have a limited selection of desserts, and beer and wine will be available. The Epic website is still under construction, but you can follow the eatery on Twitter @EPICstlouis.

In other news, an Indian and Pakistani restaurant may be coming to University City. Ian Froeb of the Riverfront Times reported on the signage suggesting the arrival of a fast food joint serving these ethnic eats at 6800F Olive Blvd., at Ferguson Avenue.

And it’s adios to Señoritas Pique. The sister restaurant to Señor Pique – both owned by Angel Jiminez Gutierrez – closed less than a year after opening. The hat tip goes to Froeb who first had the news of the shuttered restaurant at 3730 S. Lindbergh Blvd., near East Watson Road.

The Scoop: Former Lumière Place GM looks to open Soulard eatery

Friday, June 10th, 2011

061011_PizzaTodd George, former senior vice president for Pinnacle Entertainment and GM at Lumière Place and River City Casino, has hopes of soon opening a restaurant in Soulard. George and his business partner, Mario Maesano, former vice president of marketing for Pinnacle, signed a lease last week at 1709½ Ninth St., next door to International Tap House (iTap). The ink was for plans to open a pizza and sub shop tentatively named Epic Pizza and Subs.

The menu, like the space that Epic Pizza and Subs will occupy, will be on the smaller side, according to George. In addition to pizza, signature items will include a Philly cheese steak, burgers and hot ham sandwiches. The restaurant will also be taking advantage of its proximity to Soulard Farmers’ Market to offer as many locally grown and seasonal ingredients as possible.

George and Maesano are also excited about Epic Pizza and Subs’ other potential new neighbor: iTap. George has been in discussions about his new venture with iTap co-owner Sean Conroy, whose bar does not offer food on-site but does allows guests to bring in eats from outside vevnues. “It’s potentially beneficial for both of us,” said George. “ITap has become a place for people to hang out, have amazing beer and sample food from the local neighborhood – whether from Bogarts, Joanie’s [Pizzeria], Llewlyn’s … They encourage people [to bring in food] and it keeps people in the community.” The space that Epic Pizza and Subs will occupy has an interior door connecting the restaurant to the popular beer bar, and George expects that door to remain open during business hours.

Next week, George will be presenting his plan to the Soulard Business Association. He hopes to open Epic Pizza and Subs within 60 to 90 days, pending receipt of a business license and completion of a minimal build-out. Epic’s website, epicpizzaandsubs.com, should be up and running soon.

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