posted on October 04, 2013 00:00
Modeled after the Taste of Chicago and introduced to the St. Louis area only a few years ago, The Taste of St. Louis has been an annual event that just keeps growing. The Taste of St. Louis has added a magnificent touch to the growing St. Louis food scene and the vibrancy of downtown. The Fred Flintstone "like" ribs from Sugarfire Smokhouse and the unapologetic Philly Cheesesteak Wontons from the Rice House, make this event worth attending. Don't sit in the St. Louis heat to drink a beer and get a burger, you can do that at home! After speaking to a few participants, food and culture were the obvious reasons why individuals keep going year after year. A cute couple from Granite City stated that they attend because they can collectively eat an eccentric mix of foods in one spot. In addition, they get an experience of food, city culture, and free concerts. A lot of food events are swarming with the bureaucratic corporate cockroach sponsors that shove commercial beer samples, free stickers, "please sign-up for this tables" down your throat; this one did too. However, it was nice to see local spots get a little shine. I got a chance to stalk a few local joints, these two really stuck out. Expect to see more from these guys in our Fat Food Friday November articles.
How do you like your meat? The grass fed meat movement; dreadlocked cashiers, and tattooed professional smokers manning the grill. Tall, dark, handsome and juicy on the inside. That's just the ribs. If the picture doesn't make you hungry, then our photographer sucks. Check this place out, smoked meat, burgers, fries, and some of the best hospitality you can find in the Lou'.
9200 Olive Blvd
St. Louis, MO
The Rice House:
Not only is the business owner cool as hell, but he prides his business on fusing Asian cuisine with Soul Food, American Cuisine, and whatever else he feels like. The Philly Cheesesteak Wonton was heavily on display during the Taste of St. Louis. In St. Louis terms, it was "fire." Ribeye Meat, peppers, onions, stuffed in wonton paper and fried. OMG. Drive out to Florissant, you won't be disappointed. Chef Kenny Truong, you rock, stay classy! Yes, they have fried rice, and they specialize in St. Pauls. If you don't know what a St. Paul is, we will help you in a few weeks.
8438 North Lindbergh Blvd
Florissant, MO 63031
M-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.