Review Preview: Park West Grille


No, not that Middle of Nowhere.

Better to call Park West Grille a neighborhood joint, a place to drop in for a beer and a bite to eat. But even that description doesn't quite hit the target. When Park West Grille opened in January, a few colleagues asked whether I knew about this new place "in the middle of nowhere." In truth, it's not the middle of nowhere, but the eastern frontier of Benton Park West, the triangular neighborhood bordered by South Jefferson to the east, Gravois to the northwest and Cherokee to the south. Yet, knowing this, when a colleague just now asked where Park West Grille is located, I basically said, "In the middle of nowhere."

Will I stop calling the edge of Benton Park West "the middle of nowhere"? And what besides a neighborhood joint could Park West Grille be? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this week's review.

-Ian Froeb

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