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2015 Results:

YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT

Favorite New Restaurant
PEACEMAKER LOBSTER & CRAB CO.
1831 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314.772.8858, peacemakerstl.com
2nd: Lona’s Lil Eats
3rd: Grapeseed
Honorable Mention: Público and Three Flags Tavern (tie)

Favorite Restaurant
CLEVELAND-HEATH
106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830,
clevelandheath.com
2nd: Pastaria
3rd: Mai Lee
Honorable Mention: Sidney Street Cafe

Chef of the Year
GERARD CRAFT, NICHE FOOD GROUP
2nd: Ed Heath, Cleveland-Heath
3rd: Kevin Nashan, Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. and Sidney Street Cafe
Honorable Mention: Nate Hereford, Niche

Favorite Wait Staff
CLEVELAND-HEATH
106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830, clevelandheath.com
2nd: Sidney Street Cafe
3rd: The Libertine
Honorable Mention: Taste

Favorite Barbecue
PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE
3106 Olive St.,
St. Louis, 314.535.4340, pappyssmokehouse.com
2nd: Sugarfire Smoke House
3rd: Bogart’s Smokehouse
Honorable Mention: Salt & Smoke

Favorite Brunch
BRASSERIE
4580 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.454.0600,
brasseriebyniche.com
2nd: Rooster
3rd: Half & Half
Honorable Mention: Café Osage

Favorite Burger
5 STAR BURGERS
8125 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.720.4350; 312 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.394,2250, 5starburgersstl.com
2nd: O’Connell’s Pub
3rd: Blueberry Hill
Honorable Mention: The Dam

Favorite Cheap Eats
FAST EDDIE’S BONAIR
1530 E. Fourth St., Alton, 618.462.5532,
fasteddiesbonair.com
2nd: Lona’s Lil Eats
3rd: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Honorable Mention: Seoul Taco

Favorite Cupcakes
THE CUP
Various locations,
cravethecup.com
2nd: Jilly’s Cupcake Bar
3rd: Sweet Art
Honorable Mention: The Sweet Divine

Favorite Deli/Sandwiches
BLUES CITY DELI
2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.8225, bluescitydeli.com
2nd: Mom’s Deli and Nora’s (tie)
3rd: Pickles Deli
Honorable Mention: Gioia’s Deli

Favorite Desserts
CYRANO’S CAFE
603 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963.3232, cyranos.com
2nd: Brevan’s Patisserie
3rd: Baileys’ Chocolate Bar
Honorable Mention: The Fountain on Locust

Favorite Food Truck
SEOUL TACO
314.863.1148, seoultaco.com
2nd: Guerrilla Street Food
3rd: Cha Cha Chow
Honorable Mention: Lulu’s Local Eatery

Favorite Frozen Desserts
TED DREWES FROZEN CUSTARD
6726 Chippewa St., St. Louis, 314.481.2652; 4224 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.352.7376, teddrewes.com
2nd: Ices Plain & Fancy
3rd: Serendipity Homemade
Ice Cream
Honorable Mention: Bobby’s Frozen Custard

Favorite Late-Night Eats
COURTESY DINER
Various locations,
courtesydiner.com
2nd: Uncle Bill’s Pancake & Dinner House
3rd: Mission Taco Joint
Honorable Mention: City Diner

Favorite Pizza
PI PIZZERIA
Various locations, 314.367.4300, pi-pizza.com
2nd: Peel Wood Fired Pizza
3rd: Dewey’s Pizza and Pastaria (tie)
Honorable Mention: The Good Pie

Favorite Patio
JOHN D. MCGURK’S IRISH PUB & GARDEN
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309, mcgurks.com
2nd: Vin de Set
3rd: Cielo
Honorable Mention: Billy G’s and Molly’s in Soulard (tie)

Favorite Restaurant to Impress Out-of-Towners
NICHE
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.773.7755, nichestlouis.com
2nd: Broadway Oyster Bar and Pappy’s Smokehouse (tie)
3rd: Blueberry Hill
Honorable Mention: Tony’s Restaurant

Favorite Seafood
BROADWAY OYSTER BAR
736 S. Broadway,
St. Louis, 314.621.8811, broadwayoysterbar.com
2nd: Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
3rd: Farmhaus and Oceano Bistro (tie)
Honorable Mention: Bristol Seafood Grill

Favorite American Nouveau
NICHE
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.773.7755, nichestlouis.com
2nd: Farmhaus
3rd: Sidney Street Cafe
Honorable Mention: The Libertine

Favorite American Traditional
CLEVELAND-HEATH
106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830,
clevelandheath.com
2nd: Annie Gunn’s
3rd: Quincy Street Bistro
Honorable Mention: Big Bear Grill and The Restaurant at The Cheshire (tie)

Favorite Cajun/Creole
BROADWAY OYSTER BAR
736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811,
broadwayoysterbar.com
2nd: Riverbend
3rd: Evangeline’s
Honorable Mention: The Kitchen Sink

Favorite Chinese
LU LU SEAFOOD & DIM SUM
8224 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.997.3108, luluseafoodrestaurant.com
2nd: Wang Gang Asian Eats
3rd: Yen Ching
Honorable Mention: Mandarin House

Favorite Eastern European/Bosnian
GRBIC RESTAURANT & BANQUET HALL
4071 Keokuk St., St. Louis, 314.772.3100,
grbicrestaurant.com
2nd: Aya Sofia and Berix Coffee Restaurant (tie)
3rd: Bosna Gold
Honorable Mention: Taft Street Restaurant & Bar

Favorite English/Irish/Scottish
THE SCOTTISH ARMS
8 S. Sarah St., St. Louis, 314.535.0551,
thescottisharms.com
2nd: John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub & Garden
3rd: Llywelyn’s Pub
Honorable Mention: Dressel’s Public House

Favorite French
BRASSERIE
4580 Laclede Ave.,
St. Louis, 314.454.0600, brasseriebyniche.com
2nd: Franco
3rd: Vin de Set
Honorable Mention: Bar Les Freres

Favorite German
SCHNEITHORST’S RESTAURANT & BAR
1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd.,
St. Louis, 314.993.4100, schneithorst.com
2nd: Urban Chestnut
Brewing Co.
3rd: Dreamland Palace
Honorable Mention: Feasting Fox

Favorite Greek
OLYMPIA KEBOB
HOUSE & TAVERNA
1543 McCausland Ave., Richmond Heights, 314.781.1299, olympiakebobandtaverna.com
2nd: Momos
3rd: Michael’s and Spiro’s Restaurant (tie)
Honorable Mention: Ari’s

Favorite Indian
HOUSE OF INDIA
8501 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.567.6850, hoistl.com
2nd: Rasoi
3rd: Taj Palace Cuisine of India
Honorable Mention: India Palace

Favorite Italian
PASTARIA
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.6603, pastariastl.com
2nd: Trattoria Marcella
3rd: Zia’s
Honorable Mention: Cunetto House of Pasta

Favorite Japanese
WASABI SUSHI BAR
Various locations, wasabisushibars.com
2nd: Tani Sushi Bistro
3rd: Baiku Sushi Lounge
Honorable Mention: Nobu’s

Favorite Korean
ORIENTAL SPOON
229 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville, 618.655.9633, orientalspoon.net
2nd: Seoul Taco
3rd: Seoul Garden Korean Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Kim Cheese

Favorite Mexican
CHAVA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
925 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.5503, chavasmexican.com
and Mi Ranchito, 887 Kingsland Ave., University City, 314.863.1880, mi-ranchito-stl.com (tie)
2nd: Mission Taco Joint
3rd: Pueblo Solis
Honorable Mention: Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen

Favorite Middle Eastern
RANOUSH
6501 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.726.6874, ranoush.com
2nd: Café Natasha’s
3rd: The Vine Café
Honorable Mention: Aya Sofia

Favorite Soul Food/Southern
SWEETIE PIE’S
4270 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.371.0304, sweetiepieskitchen.com
2nd: Juniper
3rd: Old Standard
Honorable Mention: Mama Josephine’s

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
MODESTO
5257 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8272, modestotapas.com
2nd: Barcelona Tapas Restaurant
3rd: Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas
Honorable Mention: Público

Favorite Steak
CITIZEN KANE’S
133 W. Clinton Place, Kirkwood, 314.965.9005, citizenkanes.com
2nd: Tucker’s Place
3rd: Annie Gunn’s
Honorable Mention: 1818 Chophouse

Favorite Thai
KING & I RESTAURANT
3155 S. Grand Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.1777, kingandistl.com
2nd: Fork & Stix
3rd: Sen Thai Asian Bistro
Honorable Mention: Pearl Café

Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan
LULU’S LOCAL EATERY
3201 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.300.8215, luluslocaleatery.com
2nd: Tree House
3rd: Small Batch
Honorable Mention: Frida’s

Favorite Vietnamese
MAI LEE
8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood, 314.645.2835, maileestl.com
2nd: Pho Grand
3rd: Banh Mi So
Honorable Mention: LemonGrass


YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO DRINK

Bartender of the Year
Ted Kilgore,
Planter’s House
1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
2nd: Kyle Mathis, Taste
3rd: Bess Kretsinger, Olio
Honorable Mention: Seth Wahlman, Eclipse

Favorite Bar
Taste
4584 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.361.1200, tastebarstl.com
2nd: Planter’s House
3rd: The Royale and Three Sixty (tie)
Honorable Mention: The Fortune Teller Bar

Favorite Beer List
International Tap House
Various locations, internationaltaphouse.com
2nd: Global Brew Tap House & Lounge
3rd: 21st Street Brewers Bar
Honorable Mention: Bridge

Favorite Brewery
Urban Chestnut
Brewing Co.
3229 Washington Ave., St. Louis; 4465 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.222.0143, urbanchestnut.com
2nd: Schlafly
3rd: 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Honorable Mention: The Civil Life Brewing Co.

Favorite Cocktails
Planter’s House
1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
2nd: Taste
3rd: Sanctuaria
Honorable Mention: Blood & Sand

Favorite Coffee Shop
Kaldi’s Coffee
Various locations, kaldiscoffee.com
2nd: Sump Coffee
3rd: Foundation Grounds and The Mud House (tie)
Honorable Mention: Comet Coffee

Favorite Happy Hour
5 Star Burgers
8125 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.720.4350; 312 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.394,2250, 5starburgersstl.com
2nd: Flamingo Bowl and Bar
3rd: Molly’s in Soulard
Honorable Mention: Café Mochi

Favorite Sports Bar
The Post Sports Bar & Grill
7372 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.645.1109; 763 Old Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, 314.736.1205, thepostsportsbar.com
2nd: Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood
3rd: Lester’s
Honorable Mention: The Wheelhouse

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

Favorite Winery
Chaumette Vineyards
and Winery
24345 State Route WW,
Ste. Genevieve, 573.747.1000, chaumette.com
2nd: Chandler Hill Vineyards
3rd: Montelle Winery
Honorable Mention: Noboleis Vineyards


YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP

Favorite Bread Bakery
Companion
Various locations, companionstl.com
2nd: Saint Louis Bread Co.
3rd: Great Harvest and Red Fox Baking (tie)
Honorable Mention: 222 Artisan Bakery

Favorite Butcher Shop
Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions
2810 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.2567, bolyardsmeat.com
2nd: Kenrick’s Meats & Catering
3rd: Edwardsville Frozen Foods
Honorable Mention: Baumann’s Fine Meats

Favorite Cakes/Pastries
Brevan’s Patisserie
1009 Century Drive, Edwardsville, 618.307.5772, brevanspatisserie.com
2nd: Pint Size Bakery & Coffee
3rd: La Patisserie Chouquette
Honorable Mention: Piccione Pastry

Favorite Candy Shop
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, 314.621.9650, crowncandykitchen.com
2nd: Kakao Chocolate
3rd: Rocket Fizz
Honorable Mention: Miss M’s Candy

Favorite Caterer
Hollyberry
10037 Manchester Road, Warson Woods, 314.835.9977, hollyberrycatering.com
2nd: Butler’s Pantry
3rd: Catering St. Louis
Honorable Mention: Hanneke’s Westwood Catering

Favorite Chocolate Shop
Kakao Chocolate
Various locations, kakaochocolate.com
2nd: Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier
3rd: Chocolate Chocolate
Chocolate Co.
Honorable Mention: Rick Jordan Chocolatier

Favorite Coffee Roaster
Kaldi’s Coffee
700 DeMun Ave., Clayton, 314.727.9955, kaldiscoffee.com
2nd: Sump Coffee
3rd: Chauvin Coffee and Goshen Coffee Co. (tie)
Honorable Mention: Blueprint Coffee

Favorite Cooking Classes
Dierbergs
Various locations, dierbergs.com/school
2nd: Kitchen Conservatory
3rd: Schnucks
Honorable Mention: L’Ecole Culinaire

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

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

Favorite Grocery Store
Dierbergs
Various locations, dierbergs.com
2nd: Trader Joe’s
3rd: Straub’s and Whole Foods Market (tie)
Honorable Mention: Local Harvest Grocery

Favorite Kitchenware Store
Sur La Table
295 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, 314.993.0566, surlatable.com
2nd: Chef’s Shoppe
3rd: Kitchen Conservatory
Honorable Mention: Cornucopia

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

Favorite Specialty Food Shop
Larder & Cupboard
7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995, larderandcupboard.com
2nd: Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation
3rd: Global Foods Market
Honorable Mention: Green Earth Grocery

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








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