FEAST 50: Our Readers’ 50 Food Faves

2011-07-29T21:00:00Z 2014-09-15T12:53:47Z FEAST 50: Our Readers’ 50 Food Faves Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
July 29, 2011 9:00 pm

We take food personally. Good food is a fundamental part of what makes life joyful.

When asked what their favorite food is, people typically cite something relatively simple: fried chicken from a tiny dive in the middle of nowhere, their mom's gooey butter cake, tacos from Cherokee Street.

When we sat down to discuss FEAST's first anniversary issue, we knew we wanted to give our readers a snapshot of what makes St. Louis such an amazing food city. So, rather than doing a poll or a list of editors' picks, we reached out to you, our readers, and asked what your favorite things were about the food culture in our region. It could be anything, as long as it was authentic.

The FEAST 50 isn't about the latest trends or the next big thing. It's a cross section of stories and memories and feelings about food and drink in the city that we call home.

Click the links below or to the left to see why readers chose what they did, plus our special Q&As!

1. NICHE - Mike, Ellen, Katie & Caroline Webber

2. STAFF PICK! LOCAL BOOZE - Catherine Neville, publisher

3. BILL CARDWELL - Jane Cannon

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with Bill Cardwell here.

4. B.L.A.S.T. AT THE ROYALE - Sarah Gamblin

5. THE NO. 14 AT MAI LEE - Gerard Craft

6. TOWER GROVE FARMERS' MARKET - Sarah Sontheimer

7. G&W BAVARIAN STYLE SAUSAGE CO. - Florian Kuplent

8. THE GOODY TRAIN (1950s) - Rick Forrestal 

9. FAMILY RECIPE FOR SYRIAN DISHES - John Halaney

10. CHARLIE GITTO'S DOWNTOWN - Jennifer Oliver

11. STRAUB'S CHICKEN SALAD - Rachelle L'Ecuyer

12. BISSINGER'S - By Stephanie Re

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with chief chocolatier Dave Owens here.

13. STAFF PICK! GULF SHORES RESTAURANT & GRILL - Kristin Brashares, online editor

14. MY FIRST FILET MIGNON AT PETIT PIGALLE (1954) - Pat Piety

15. NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT! THE HILL

16. STAFF PICK! BEERS AT THE BOATHOUSE - Brandi Wills, managing editor

17. CRAB RANGOON FROM PANDA - Lisa Ebert

18. MORE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN OPTIONS - Clare Brady

19. I FRATELLINI - Ellen Snyder

20. COMPANION'S EARLY BIRD OUTLET - Erin Husband

21. SASHA'S ON SHAW - Laura Miller

22. ROAD TRIP TO COLLINSVILLE - Pat Eby

23. DR. JAZZ - Denise Mussman

24. DUFF'S - Heidi Dean

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with Duff's owner Karen Duffy here.

25. STAFF PICK! MONARCH RESTAURANT AND SOUTHERN BISTRO - Lisa Triefenbach, art director

26. A PLETHORA OF LUNCH CHOICES - Jonathan Pollack

27. LEGRAND'S - Matt Seiter

28. TED DREWES - Ellen Webber

29. STAFF PICK! BEEF KABOBS AT CAFE NATASHA'S KABOB INTERNATIONAL - Catherine Neville, publisher

30. ROSALIE'S RED SAUCE - William Harpole

31. HARVEST - By Sarah Sontheimer

32. JASON MAIN AT THE WINE MERCHANT - Jennifer Johnson

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with The Wine Merchant's Jason Main here.

33. THE ITALIAN 75 AT CIELO - By Jennifer Johnson

34. CHICKEN WINGS AT PI - By Chad Michael George

35. NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT! OLIVE BOULEVARD

36. DEW DROP INN - Joe Middleton

37. STAFF PICK! MAGPIE'S RESTAURANT - Kristin Brashares, online editor

38. ENTRE - James McAnally

39. STAFF PICK! THE FRIENDLY FOLKS AT LOCAL KITCHEN SHOPS - Brandi Wills, managing editor

40. SLAY'S - Trudy Rahn

41. 33 WINE SHOP & TASTING BAR 

42. AFTERNOONS AT MIKE DUFFY'S PUB & GRILL - Matt Freeman

43. GREAT PRODUCERS

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with YellowTree Farm's Justin Leszcz here.

44. HOMEGROWN COOKBOOKS - Jane Cannon

45. STAFF PICK! FRITSCHE'S CREAMERY - Lisa Triefenbach, art director

46. RUE LAFAYETTE - Laura Miller

47. HODAK'S - Mary Schurk

48. MARGARITAS AT BARCELONA - Chad Michael George

49. CHEFS WHO GIVE BACK - Lisa Tyler

50. NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT! CHEROKEE STREET

SPECIAL Q&A! FEAST chats with The Mud House owners here.

 

 

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