DINNER & A SHOW: Plush + Javier Mendoza

2012-02-09T06:00:00Z 2014-09-16T13:07:20Z DINNER & A SHOW: Plush + Javier MendozaWritten by Amy Burdge Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
February 09, 2012 6:00 am  • 

A newcomer to Midtown, Plush offers up tasty meals and live shows in a space that's all its own.

Decorated in a shabby-chic sort of way, the vibe is comfortable and kitschy. It's the kind of place that feels a little like grandma's kitchen plus your best friend's first apartment. Things are a little mismatched but perfectly balanced.

The menu, filled with homemade goodness and comfort classics, evokes those same feelings. The shepherd's pie potato skins put a new twist on the usual potato-skin starter. Big, meaty potatoes are hollowed out and stuffed with ground lamb, carrots and peas. The skins are served on top of brown gravy, which I recommend spooning over the top.

For a little green goodness, give the spinach salad a go. The simple, clean spinach is complemented with tomatoes, cranberries and almond slivers. A light, bright honey tarragon vinaigrette brings the fresh flavors together.

The main event is the braised short rib sloppy Joe, generously spooned between house-baked challah and topped with crispy, delicate fried onions.

The beauty of Plush is that it doubles as an entertainment venue, so you can make an entire evening out of a trip there. Drop by for dinner on Saturday night, and stick around after your meal to take in the pop-rock rhythms of St. Louis' own Javier Mendoza.


Plush, 3224 Locust Street, Midtown, 314.535.2686, plushstl.com

Javier Mendoza at Plush, Sat., Feb. 11, 10pm

Amy Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.

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