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2017 Results:

YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT

favorite new restaurant of 2016
OLIVE & OAK
102 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.736.1370, oliveandoakstl.com
2nd: Vista Ramen
3rd: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

Honorable mentions: Foundry Public House, Kounter Kulture and Grafton Oyster Bar

favorite restaurant
SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE
Various locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com
2nd: ClevelandHeath
3rd: Mission Taco Joint
Honorable mentions: Beast Craft BBQ, Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria and Sidney Street Cafe

chef of the year
KATIE COLLIER, KATIE'S PIZZA & PASTA OSTERIA
9568 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.942.6555, katiespizzaandpasta.com
2nd: Mike Johnson, Sugarfire Smoke House
3rd: Ed Heath, ClevelandHeath
Honorable mentions: David Sandusky, Beast Craft BBQ; Gerard Craft, Sardella; and Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe

favorite barbecue
SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE
Various locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com
2nd: Pappy's Smokehouse
3rd: Beast Craft BBQ
Honorable mentions: Salt & Smoke, Bogart's Smokehouse and The Shaved Duck

favorite brunch
ROOSTER
1104 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.241.8118; 3150 S. Grand Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.3447; roosterstl.com
2nd: Half & Half
3rd: Brasserie by Niche
Honorable mentions: ClevelandHeath, Cafe Osage and Prasino

favorite burger
BAILEYS' RANGE
920 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.241.8121, baileysrange.com
2nd: Hi-Pointe Drive-In
3rd: O'Connell's Pub
Honorable mentions: 5 Star Burgers, Stacked STL and Carl's Drive-In

favorite cajun/creole
BROADWAY OYSTER BAR
736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811, broadwayoysterbar.com
2nd: Boogaloo
3rd: Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill
Honorable mentions: Evangeline's Bistro & Music House, The Kitchen Sink and Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen

favorite chicken wings
SYBERG'S AN EATING & DRINKING CO.
Various locations, 314.832.3560, sybergs.com
2nd: Byrd & Barrel
3rd: Three Kings Public House
Honorable mentions: Sugarfire Smoke House, Peel Wood Fired Pizza and Culpepper's Bar & Grill

favorite chinese
LONA'S LIL EATS
2199 California Ave., St. Louis, 314.925.8938, lonaslileats.com
2nd: Wang Gang
3rd: China King
Honorable mentions: House of Wong, Lu Lu Seafood Restaurant and Joy Luck Buffet

Favorite deli/sandwich shop
BLUE’S CITY DELI
2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.8225, bluescitydeli.com
2nd: Gioia's Deli
3rd: Mom's Deli
Honorable mentions: Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium, Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery and The Gramophone

favorite diner
SOUTHWEST DINER
6803 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 314.260.7244, southwestdinerstl.com
2nd: Uncle Bill's Pancake and Dinner
House
3rd: Benton Park Café
Honorable mentions: Courtesy Diner, Chris' Pancake & Dining and South City Diner

favorite doughnut
STRANGE DONUTS
2709 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.932.5851; 107 E. Argonne St., Kirkwood, 314.394.2323; strangedonuts.com
2nd: World's Fair Doughnuts
3rd: Vincent Van Doughnut
Honorable mentions: Donut Drive-In, Old Town Donuts and The Donut Stop

favorite fine dining
SIDNEY STREET CAFE
2000 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314.771.5777, sidneystreetcafestl.com
2nd: Charlie Gitto's
3rd: Farmhaus
Honorable mentions: Annie Gunn's, Tony's and Elaia

favorite food truck
SEOUL TACO
Seoultaco.com, Twitter: @seoultaco
2nd: Guerrilla Street Food
3rd: Mission Taco Joint
Honorable mentions: Farmtruk, Sarah’s Cake Stop and Vincent Van Doughnut Food Truck

favorite fried chicken
SOUTHERN
3108 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.531.4668, stlsouthern.com
2nd: Hodak's Restaurant & Bar
3rd: Byrd & Barrel
Honorable mentions: Gallagher's, Sweetie Pie's The Upper Crust and King Edwards Chicken & Fish

favorite frozen dessert
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: Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery

Honorable mentions: The Fountain on Locust, Fritz's Frozen Custard
and Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

favorite indian
HOUSE OF INDIA
8501 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.567.6850, hoistl.com
2nd: Everest Cafe & Bar
3rd: India’s Rasoi
Honorable mentions: Himalayan Yeti, India Palace and Mr. Currys India Restaurant

favorite italian
PASTARIA
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.6603, pastariastl.com
2nd: Cunetto House of Pasta
3rd: Zia's Restaurant & Catering Co.
Honorable mentions: Charlie Gitto's, Trattoria Marcella and Anthonino's Taverna

favorite korean
SEOUL TACO

6665 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.863.1148, seoultaco.com
2nd: Oriental Spoon
3rd: Kimcheese

Honorable mentions: Seoul Garden Korean Restaurant, U-City Grill and K-Bop Food Truck

favorite mexican
HACIENDA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
9748 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.962.7100, haciendastl.com
2nd: Chava's Mexican Restaurant
3rd:
Mi Ranchito
Honorable mentions: Rosalita's Cantina, Milagro Modern Mexican and Taqueria El Bronco

favorite mediterranean/middle eastern
AYA SOFIA
6671 Chippewa St., St. Louis, 314.645.9919, ayasofiacuisine.com
2nd: Cafe Natasha’s
3rd: Olio
Honorable mentions: Layla, The Vine Cafe and Ranoush Middle Eastern Cuisine

favorite patio
JOHN D. MCGURK'S IRISH PUB & GARDEN
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309, mcgurks.com
2nd: Vin de Set
3rd: Broadway Oyster Bar
Honorable mentions: Billy G's Kirkwood, Molly's in Soulard and Sasha's on Shaw

favorite pizza
PI PIZZERIA
Various locations, 314.727.6633, pi-pizza.com
2nd: Imo's Pizza
3rd:
Peel Wood Fired Pizza
Honorable mentions: Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria, Black Thorn Pub and Sauce on the Side

favorite pub
JOHN D. MCGURK'S IRISH PUB & GARDEN
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309, mcgurks.com
2nd: The Scottish Arms
3rd: Llywelyn's Pub
Honorable mentions: Dressel's Public House, O'Connell's Pub and Seamus McDaniel's

favorite ramen
VISTA RAMEN
2609 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.797.8250, vistaramen.com
2nd: Robata
3rd: Oriental Spoon
Honorable mentions: Nami Ramen, Hiro Asian Kitchen and Midtown Sushi & Ramen

favorite romantic spot
BAILEYS' CHOCOLATE BAR
1915 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.8100, baileyschocolatebar.com
2nd: Sidney Street Cafe

3rd: Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Honorable mentions: Charlie Gitto's on The Hill, Bar Les Frères and Tony's

favorite soul food/southern
SOUTHERN
3108 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.531.4668, stlsouthern.com
2nd: Sweetie Pie's The Upper Crust
3rd: Juniper
Honorable mentions: Mom's Soul Food Kitchen & Catering, Diner's Delight and Mother's Fish

favorite steakhouse
TUCKER'S PLACE
Various locations, tuckersplacestl.com
2nd: Annie Gunn's
3rd: Citizen Kane's Steak House
Honorable mentions: 1818 Chophouse, Gamlin Whiskey House and Sam's Steakhouse

favorite sushi
DRUNKEN FISH
Various locations, 314.275.8300, drunkenfish.com
2nd: Wasabi Sushi Bars
3rd: Café Mochi
Honorable mentions: Sushi Ai, Tani Sushi Bistro and Sub Zero Vodka Bar

favorite tacos
MISSION TACO JOINT
Various locations, missiontacojoint.com
2nd: Seoul Taco
3rd: Taco Circus
Honorable mentions: Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Chava's Mexican Restaurant and Público

favorite thai
KING & I THAI RESTAURANT
3155 S. Grand Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.1777, kingandistl.com
2nd: Fork & Stix
3rd: Thai Kitchen
Honorable mentions: Basil Spice Thai Cuisine, Pad Thai Kitchen and Pearl Café

favorite vegetarian/vegan
LULU'S LOCAL EATERY
3201 S. Grand Ave., St. Louis, 314.300.8215, luluslocaleatery.com
2nd: Lona's Lil Eats
3rd: Small Batch Whiskey & Fare
Honorable mentions: Confluence Kombucha, Tree House Vegetarian Restaurant and Sacred Grounds Cafe

favorite vietnamese
MAI LEE RESTAURANT
8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood, 314.645.2835, maileestl.com
2nd: Pho Grand Restaurant
3rd: Lemon Grass Restaurant
Honorable mentions: Banh Mi So No. 1, Little Saigon Café and Bamboo Bistro


YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO DRINK

bartender of the year
ELIJAH BARNES, CLEVELANDHEATH
106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830, clevelandheath.com
2nd: Tony Saputo, Atomic Cowboy
3rd: Terry Oliver, Frazer's
Honorable mentions: Pamela Moore, The Muddled Pig Gastropub; Ted Kilgore, Planter's House; Brandon Talbert, The Sliced Pint


favorite beer bar
INTERNATIONAL TAP HOUSE (ITAP)
Various locations, internationaltaphouse.com
2nd: Three Kings Public House
3rd: The Side Project Cellar

Honorable mentions: Global Brew Tap House, Cicero's, SOHA Bar & Grill and Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

favorite brewery
4 HANDS BREWING CO.
1220 S. Eighth St., St. Louis, 314.436.1559, 4handsbrewery.com
2nd: Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
3rd: Schlafly Beer
Honorable mentions: Civil Life Brewing Co., Side Project Brewing and Perennial Artisan Ales

favorite cocktails
PLANTER'S HOUSE
1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603, plantershousestl.com
2nd: Taste
3rd: ClevelandHeath
Honorable mentions: Frazer's, Retreat Gastropub and The Libertine

favorite happy hour
MISSION TACO JOINT
Various locations, missiontacojoint.com
2nd: Three Kings Public House
3rd: 5 Star Burgers
Honorable mentions: Basso, ClevelandHeath and The Muddled Pig Gastropub

favorite sports bar
SYBERG'S AN EATING & DRINKING CO.
Various locations, 314.832.3560, sybergs.com
2nd: Amsterdam Tavern
3rd: The Post Sports Bar & Grill
Honorable mentions: Blueberry Hill, Billy G's Kirkwood and Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill

favorite wine bar
SASHA'S WINE BARS
706 DeMun Ave., Clayton, 314.863.7274; 4069 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.771.7274; sashaswinebar.com
2nd: Robust Wine Bar
3rd: 33 Wine Shop & Bar
Honorable mentions: Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, Olio and One 19 North Tapas. Wine. Bar.

favorite local winery
CHAUMETTE VINEYARDS & WINERY
24345 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, 573.747.1000, chaumette.com
2nd: Montelle Winery (tie)
2nd: St. James Winery (tie)
3rd: Augusta Winery
Honorable mentions: Cedar Lake Cellars, Wild Sun Winery and Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery


YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP

favorite bottle shop
RANDALL'S WINES & SPIRITS
Various locations, shoprandalls.com
2nd: The Wine & Cheese Place
3rd: Saint Louis Hop Shop
Honorable mentions: Bin 51 Wine & Spirits, Intoxicology and Robust Wine Bar

favorite bread
UNION LOAFERS CAFÉ AND BREAD BAKERY
1629 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, 314.833.6111, unionloafers.com
2nd: Companion
3rd: 222 Artisan Bakery & Cafe
Honorable mentions: Amighetti's Bakery & Cafe, Missouri Baking Co. and Vitale's Bakery

favorite butcher shop
BOLYARD'S MEAT &
PROVISIONS
2810 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.2567, bolyardsmeat.com
2nd: Kenrick's Meat &
Catering
3rd: G & W Bavarian Style Sausage
Honorable mentions: Mannino's Market, LeGrand's Market & Catering and Baumann's Fine Meats

favorite cakes/pastries
MCARTHUR'S BAKERY CAFE
Various locations, mcarthurs.com
2nd: Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe
3rd: Pint Size Bakery & Coffee
Honorable mentions: La Patisserie Chouquette, Nathaniel Reid Bakery and Missouri Baking Co.

favorite chocolate shop
CROWN CANDY KITCHEN
1401 St Louis Ave., St Louis, 314.621.9650, crowncandykitchen.net
2nd: Kakao Chocolate
3rd: Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
Honorable mentions: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., The Fountain on Locust and Merb's Candies

favorite coffee shop
KALDI'S COFFEE ROASTING CO.
Various locations, kaldiscoffee.com
2nd: Sump Coffee
3rd: The Mud House Coffee & Kitchen
Honorable mentions: Park Avenue Coffee, Rise Coffee, Coffee Cartel and Blueprint Coffee

favorite farmers market
SOULARD FARMERS MARKET
730 Carroll St., St. Louis, 314.622.4180, soulardmarket.com
2nd: Tower Grove Farmers' Market
3rd: Kirkwood Farmers' Market
Honorable mentions: Land of Goshen Community Market, Schlafly Farmers' Market and Ferguson Farmers' Market

favorite local grocery
DIERBERGS
Various locations, dierbergs.com
2nd: Schnucks
3rd: Straub's
Honorable mentions: DiGregorio's Italian Market, Fields Foods and Jay International Food Co.

favorite specialty food store
BOB'S SEAFOOD
8660 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.993.4844, bobsseafoodstlouis.com
2nd: The Smokehouse Market
3rd:
Larder & Cupboard
Honorable mentions: LeGrand's Market & Catering, Seafood City Supermarket and Olde Town Spice Shoppe

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