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Readers' Choice

2014 Results:


Favorite New Restaurant
The Libertine
7927 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, 314.862.2999, libertinestl.com
2nd: Planter's House
3rd: Element and Mission Taco Joint (tie)
Honorable Mention: Juniper: A Southern Table & Bar

Favorite Restaurant
Sidney Street Cafe
2000 Sidney St.,
St. Louis, 314.771.5777, sidneystreetcafe.com
2nd: Pastaria
3rd: Pappy's Smokehouse
Honorable Mention: Mai Lee Restaurant

Favorite Chef
Ed Heath,
2nd: Gerard Craft, Niche family of restaurants
3rd: Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe and Ben Poremba, Elaia and Olio (tie)
Honorable Mention: Josh Galliano, The Libertine

{Mike Emerson of Pappy's Smokehouse, your favorite barbecue}

Favorite Barbecue
Pappy's Smokehouse
3106 Olive St.,
St. Louis, 314.535.4340, pappyssmokehouse.com
2nd: Bogart's Smokehouse
3rd: Sugarfire Smoke House
Honorable Mention: Shaved Duck

Favorite Brunch
Half & Half
8133 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.725.0719, halfandhalfstl.com
2nd: Brasserie by Niche
3rd: Rooster
Honorable Mention: Cafe Osage

Favorite Buffet
Everest Cafe and Bar
4145 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.531.4800, everestcafeandbar.com
2nd: House of India Restaurant
3rd: Cielo Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: The Emperor's Palace

{The Breakfast Waygu Burger at Blueberry Hill, voted favorite place to get a burger}
Favorite Burger
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.727.4444, blueberryhill.com
2nd: 5 Five Star Burgers
3rd: O'Connell's Pub
Honorable Mention: The Dam

Favorite Cheap Eats
Fast Eddie's Bon Air
1530 E. 4th St., Alton, 618.462.5532, fasteddiesbonair.com
2nd: Mission Taco Joint
3rd: Southwest Diner
Honorable Mention: Seoul Taco

Favorite Cupcake
The Cup
Various locations, cravethecup.com
2nd: Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe
3rd: The Sweet Divine
Honorable Mention: Sarah's Cake Shop

Favorite Deli
Blues City Deli
2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.8225, bluescitydeli.com
2nd: Pickles Deli
3rd: Mom's Deli
Honorable Mention: Gioia's Deli

Favorite Desserts
Cyrano's Cafe
603 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963.3232, cyranos.com
2nd: Baileys' Chocolate Bar
3rd: Element
Honorable Mention: The Fountain on Locust

Favorite Food Truck
Guerrilla Street Food
314.529.1328, guerillastreetfood.com
2nd: Seoul Taco
3rd: Lulu's Local Eatery
Honorable Mention: Cha Cha Chow

Favorite Frozen Dessert
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa St., St. Louis, 314.481.2652 and 4224 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.352.7376, teddrewes.com
2nd: Bobby's Frozen Custard
3rd: Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
Honorable Mention: Annie's Frozen Custard

Favorite Gluten Free
New Day Gluten Free
15622 Manchester Road, Ellisville, Missouri, 636.527.5000, newdayglutenfree.com
2nd: PW Pizza
3rd: Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop
Honorable Mention: Frida's Deli

Favorite Late Night Eats
City Diner
3139 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.772.6100, citydinerstl.com
2nd: The Dam
3rd: Mission Taco Joint
Honorable Mention: Uncle Bill's Pancake & Dinner House

Favorite Pizza
Pi Pizzeria
Various locations, restaurantpi.com
2nd: Dewey's Pizza
3rd: Mad Tomato Italian Kitchen
Honorable Mentions: The Good Pie and
Peel Wood Fired Pizza (tie)

Favorite Patio
McGurk's, John D. Irish Pub
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309, mcgurks.com
2nd: Vin de Set
3rd: Billy G's Kirkwood and Molly's in Soulard (tie)
Honorable Mention: Sasha's on Shaw

Favorite Spot to Impress Out-of-towners
1634 Tower Grove Ave.,
St. Louis, 314.932.1088, oliostl.com
2nd: Pastaria
3rd: Blueberry Hill
Honorable Mention: Pappy's Smokehouse

Favorite Seafood
3257 Ivanhoe Ave.,
St. Louis, 314.647.3800, farmhausrestaurant.com
2nd: DeMun Oyster Bar
3rd: Tavern Kitchen & Bar
Honorable Mention: Oceano Bistro

Favorite American, nouveau
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.773.7755, nichestlouis.com
2nd: Sidney Street Cafe
3rd: Elaia
Honorable Mention: Farmhaus and Five Bistro (tie)

Favorite American, traditional
Annie Gunn's
16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636.532.7684, smokehousemarket.com
2nd: The Restaurant at the Cheshire
3rd: Eleven Eleven Mississippi and Harvest (closed) (tie)
Honorable Mention: Herbie's Vintage 72

{Some of the Broadway Oyster Bar staff, your favorite Cajun/Creole}

Favorite Cajun/Creole
Broadway Oyster Bar
736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811, broadwayoysterbar.com
2nd: Riverbend Restaurant & Bar
3rd: Boogaloo
Honorable Mention: Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill

Favorite Chinese
Lu Lu Seafood Restaurant
8224 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.997.3108, luluseafoodrestaurant.com
2nd: Wang Gang Asian Eats
3rd: Yen Ching
Honorable Mention: HIRO Asian Kitchen

Favorite Eastern European/Bosnian
Grbic Restaurant & Banquet Hall
4071 Keokuk St., St. Louis, 314.772.3100, grbicrestaurant.com
2nd: Bosna Gold
3rd: Aya Sofia Restaurant
Honorable Mention: HandleBar

Favorite English/Irish/Scottish
The Scottish Arms
8 S. Sarah St.,
St. Louis, 314.535.0551, thescottisharms.com
2nd: Dressel's Public House and The Dubliner (tie)
3rd: McGurk's, John D. Irish Pub
Honorable Mention: Llywelyn's Pub

Favorite French
Brasserie by Niche
4580 Laclede Ave.,
St. Louis, 314.454.0600, brasseriebyniche.com
2nd: Atlas Restaurant
3rd: Cafe Provencal and Stone Soup Cottage (tie)
Honorable Mention: Bar Les Freres

Favorite German
Schneithorst's Kaffee Haus
1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue, 314.993.4100, schneithorsts.com
2nd: Dreamland Palace German Restaurant
3rd: Roemer Topf Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Bevo Mill

Favorite Greek
Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
1543 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, 314.781.1299, olympiakebobandtaverna.com
2nd: Momos
3rd: Gyro House
Honorable Mention: Spiro's Restaurant

Favorite Indian
House of India Restaurant
8501 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.567.6850, hoistl.com
2nd: India's Rasoi
3rd: Taj Palace Cuisine of India
Honorable Mention: Haveli

Favorite Italian
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.6603, pastariastl.com
2nd: Zia's and Trattoria Marcella (tie)
3rd: Cunetto House Of Pasta and Paul Manno's Cafe (tie)
Honorable Mention: Acero

Favorite Japanese
Wasabi Sushi Bar
Various locations, wasabisushibars.com
2nd: Tani Sushi Bistro
3rd: Cafe Mochi and Kampai Sushi Bar (tie)
Honorable Mention: Chop Shop

Favorite Korean
Oriental Spoon
229 Sanatorium, Edwardsville, 618.655.9633, orientalspoon.net
2nd: Seoul Taco
3rd: Seoul Garden Korean Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Asian Kitchen Korean Cuisine

Favorite Mexican
Chava's Mexican Restaurant
925 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.5503, chavasmexican.com, and Mission Taco Joint
6235 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.932.5430, missiontacostl.com (tie)
2nd: La Vallesana Tacos & Ice Cream
3rd: Taqueria El Bronco
Honorable Mention: Mi Ranchito

Favorite Middle Eastern
6501 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.726.6874 and 200 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.984.8899, ranoush.com
2nd: Cafe Natasha's Kabob International
3rd: Aya Sofia Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Vine Mediterranean Cafe & Market

Favorite Soul/Southern
Sweetie Pie's
4270 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.371.0304 and 3643 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.371.0304, sweetiepieskitchen.com
2nd: Juniper: A Southern Table & Bar
3rd: Quincy Street Bistro
Honorable Mention: The Kitchen Sink

Favorite South American/Pan-Latin
Mango Peruvian Cuisine
1101 Lucas Ave., St. Louis, 314.621.9993, mangoperu.com
2nd: Fritanga Nicaraguan Cuisine
3rd: Yemanja Brasil Restaurante
Honorable Mention: Maya Cafe

Favorite Spanish
5257 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8272, modestotapas.com
2nd: BARcelona Tapas Restaurant
3rd: Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas
Honorable Mention: One 19 North Tapas & Winebar

Favorite Steak
Tucker's Place
Various locations, tuckersplacestl.com
2nd: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
3rd: Citizen Kane's Steakhouse
Honorable Mention: 801 Chophouse and The Tenderloin Room (tie)

Favorite Thai
King & I Restaurant
3157 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.771.1777, kingandistl.com
2nd: Sen Thai Asian Bistro
3rd: Basil Spice Thai Cuisine
Honorable Mention: Thai Cafe

Favorite Vegetarian
Tree House Restaurant
3177 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.696.2100, treehousestl.com
2nd: Frida's Deli
3rd: PuraVegan Cafe & Yoga and
Sacred Grounds Cafe (tie)
Honorable Mention: Lulu's Local Eatery

Favorite Vietnamese
Mai Lee Restaurant
8396 Musick Memorial Dr., Brentwood, 314.645.2835, maileerestaurant.com
2nd: Pho Grand Restaurant
3rd: Banh Mi So 1 - Saigon Gourmet
Honorable Mention: Mi Linh

Favorite Waitstaff
410 Market St., St. Louis, 314.231.7007, tonysstlouis.com
2nd: Niche
3rd: The Restaurant at the Cheshire
Honorable Mention: Cardwell's at the Plaza


Favorite Bartender
Ted Kilgore, Planter's House
1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
2nd: John Fausz, Olio
3rd: Tony Saputo, (formerly) Eclipse Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Travis Garner, Planter's House

Favorite Bar
Planter's House
1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
2nd: Taste
3rd: Brennan's Wine, Food & Tobacco and The Royale (tie)
Honorable Mention: Three Sixty 360

Favorite Beer List
Global Brew Tap House & Lounge
112 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, 618.307.5858 and 455 Regency Park, O'Fallon, Illinois, 618.632.1818, globalbrewtaps.com
2nd: International Tap House
3rd: Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar and Tripel (closed) (tie)
Honorable Mention: 21st Street Brewer's Bar

Favorite Brewery
2100 Locust St., St. Louis and 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com
2nd: Urban Chestnut Brewing Co
3rd: 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Civil Life Brewing Co (tie)
Honorable Mention: Perennial Artisan Ales

Favorite Cocktails
4584 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.361.1200, tastebarstl.com
2nd: Planter's House
3rd: Eclipse Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Blood & Sand

Favorite Coffee Shop
Sump Coffee
3700 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 917.412.5670, sumpcoffee.com
2nd: Kaldi's Coffee
3rd: Sacred Grounds Cafe
Honorable Mention: The Mud House and
Park Avenue Coffee (tie)

Favorite Happy Hour
Cafe Mochi
3221 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.773.5000, cafemochistl.com
2nd: Water Street
3rd: Milagro Modern Mexican
Honorable Mention: Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge

Favorite Sports Bar
Various locations, lestersrestaurant.com
2nd: Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood and The Post Sports Bar & Grill (tie)
3rd: Amsterdam Tavern
Honorable Mention: Friendly's Sports Bar & Grill

Favorite Wine Bar
Robust Wine Bar, Shoppe & Cafe
Various locations, robustwinebar.com
2nd: Sasha's on Shaw
3rd: 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar and Olio (tie)
Honorable Mention: Balaban's Wine and Tapas Bar

Favorite Winery
Chandler Hill Vineyards
596 Defiance Road, Defiance, Missouri, 636.798.2675, chandlerhillvineyards.com
2nd: Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
3rd: Montelle Winery
Honorable Mention: Mount Pleasant Winery and Noboleis Vineyards (tie)


Favorite Butcher Shop
Kenrick's Meats & Catering
4324 Weber Road, St. Louis, 314.631.2440, kenricks.com
2nd: Straub's
3rd: Baumann's Fine Meats and
G & W Meat and Bavarian Style Sausage (tie)
Honorable Mention: Hanlen's Meat Shoppe & Catering

Favorite Cakes/Pastries
La Patisserie Chouquette
1626 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.7935, simonefaure.com
2nd: Brevan's Patisserie
3rd: Piccione Pastry
Honorable Mention: Pint Size Bakery & Coffee

{Sweets from Crown Candy Kitchen, your favorite candy shop}

Favorite Candy Shop
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, 314.621.9650, crowncandykitchen.net
2nd: Kakao Chocolate
3rd: How Sweet is This (formerly Oh Lolli Lolli) and Merb's Candies (tie)
Honorable Mention: Miss M's Candy Boutique

Favorite Caterer
Butler's Pantry
1414 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.664.7680, butlerspantry.com
2nd: Hollyberry Baking & Catering
3rd: Catering St. Louis
Honorable Mention: Kenricks Meat & Catering

Favorite Chocolate Shop
Kakao Chocolate
7272 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.645.4446 and 2301 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.2310, kakaochocolate.com
2nd: Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
3rd: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co.
Honorable mention: Rick Jordan Chocolatier

Favorite Coffee Roaster
Kaldi's Coffee House
Various locations, kaldiscoffee.com
2nd: Sump Coffee
3rd: Chauvin Coffee Roasters and Kuva Coffee Roasters (tie)
Honorable Mention: Blueprint Coffee

Favorite Cooking Class
Various locations, dierbergs.com/school
2nd: Kitchen Conservatory
3rd: Schnucks
Honorable Mention: Pie Oh My!

Favorite Doughnut Shop
Strange Donuts
2709 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.932.5851, strangedonuts.tumblr.com
2nd: World's Fair Donuts Shop
3rd: Donut Drive-In
Honorable Mention: Vincent Van Doughnut

Favorite Farmers Market
Soulard Farmers' Market
730 Carroll St., St. Louis, 314.622.4180, soulardmarket.com
2nd: The Land of Goshen Community Market and Tower Grove Farmers Market (tie)
3rd: Schlafly Farmers' Market
Honorable Mention: Kirkwood Farmers' Market

Favorite Grocery Store
Various locations, dierbergs.com
2nd: Trader Joe's
3rd: Fields Foods
Honorable Mention: Straub's

Favorite Kitchenware Store
Sur La Table
295 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.993.0566, surlatable.com
2nd: Chef's Shoppe
3rd: Williams-Sonoma
Honorable Mention: Cornucopia

Favorite Liquor Store
Randall's Wines and Spirits
Various locations, shoprandalls.com
2nd: Lukas Liquor Superstore
3rd: Friar Tuck's
Honorable Mention: The Wine and Cheese Place

Favorite Local Bread
Companion Clayton
8143 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.352.4770, companionstl.com
2nd: 222 Artisan Bakery
3rd: Black Bear Bakery
Honorable Mention: Great Harvest Bread Co.

Favorite Specialty Food Shop
Global Food Market
421 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.835.1112, globalfoodsmarket.com
Jay International Food
3172 S. Grand Blvd.,
St. Louis, 314.772.9393, Facebook: Jay International Foods
2nd: Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation
3rd: Salume Beddu Salumeria
Honorable Mention: Green Earth Deli & Grocer

Favorite Wine Shop
The Wine and Cheese Place
Various locations, wineandcheeseplace.com
2nd: Parker's Table and The Wine Merchant (tie)
3rd: Bin 51 Wine & Spirits
Honorable Mention: Starrs

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