There seems to be a surge of interest in Mexican food lately in St. Louis. There’s just something about the deep, rich flavors that the keep us coming back for more and excited to try to the next new destination.

We’ve got a way to do just that, and immerse yourself in an entire evening of the culture on Sun., Feb. 26. That night, one of the most enduring Spanish-Mexican influenced bands – Los Lobos - is coming to The Sheldon Concert Hall. The musicians will bring their special brand of rock ‘n’ roll in promotion of their first new album in four years, “Tin Can Trust.”

Before you get to The Sheldon, drop by MEDIAnoche for dinner. Clayton’s newest Mexican hot spot (which masquerades as Half & Half in the daytime) offers a contemporary menu that’s sure to get you in the swing of the evening.

MEDIAnoche is a great place to break away from what you might traditionally order at a Mexican restaurant, with the Sopa de Aguacate making for a nice way to begin the meal. Topped with two grilled shrimp and finished with a touch of chile oil, this chilled avocado soup is beautiful and spring-like in its presentation. Turn up the volume with the Dos Carnes, which feature tender and flavorful seared hangar steak and braised beef cheek. Salsa borracha adds an explosion of flavor, and poblano gratin provides just the right comfort edge to the dish.


MEDIAnoche, 8135 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.725.0719,


Los Lobos on Sun., Feb. 26, The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., 314.533.9900,

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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