Where We're Dining: Southwest Diner

2012-08-01T07:00:00Z 2014-09-07T13:30:53Z Where We're Dining: Southwest DinerWritten by Catherine Neville Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
August 01, 2012 7:00 am  • 

Southwest Diner, which began as a breakfast-taco hot spot at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, recently opened a brick-and-mortar eatery. Southwest Diner specializes in exactly what the name implies: diner fare with a Southwest accent. Red and green chile sauces flavor enchiladas; red, with a slight bitterness and a good amount of heat, is our favorite. The Green Chile Cheese Burger is another must-have. It’s spicy and satisfying, especially when served with a gooey order of chile cheese fries. This is a diner, after all, so egg dishes abound, along with buttermilk cornmeal pancakes and malted waffles.

For a Southwest take on St. Louis fare, order the Southwest Slinger, which is covered with chile sauce and cheese. For something lighter, Wedge Salad brings a hunk of blue cheese-drizzled iceberg lettuce topped with bacon, tomato, shaved red onion and a blue cheese fritter. The laid-back, midcentury atmosphere feels very of-the-moment, as does the diner’s filling, well-made fare.

Southwest Diner, 6803 Southwest Ave., Ellendale, 314.260.7244, southwestdinerstl.com

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