2009 in Review: November


November was all about Thanksgiving -- though not in the traditional sense. No, our Thanksgiving was all about booze. (Or maybe that is traditional.) Anyway: The Beertender told you what beers to drink with Thanksgiving dinner, the Noble Writ discussed how to pair wines with your feast, and we listed what you need for a true dive-bar Thanksgiving. The rest of the month after the jump.


Mobil gives Tony's four stars....St. Louis Pizza Haus closes....A new chef and menu for the Delmar Restaurant & Lounge....Sanctuaria opens in the Grove, serving "wild" tapas....Gerard Craft opens Brasserie by Niche in the Central West End....Washington University takes a stand against underpaid tomato pickers....Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar opens in Chesterfield.


New York discovers gooey-butter cake, while Seattle enjoys St. Louis cuisine....The dirtiest coaster you've ever seen....The battle of the "late-night" Doritos....A babe smackdown: Tilted Kilt vs. Brick House Tavern + Tap....NBC deems PETA's Thanksgiving ad too uncomfortable for TV.


Java Enabled judges the Midwest Regional Barista Competition....Chef's Choice profiles Sleek executive chef Steven Caravelli....Throwback of the House celebrates the Brady Bunch with Polynesian Green Beans....The Sneak attends the St. Louis International Film Festival....The Novice Foodie encounters the Clandestine Chef....Farmers' Market Share wants you to use real maple syrup....Drink of the Week goes old school with a Manhattan....The Dive Bomber and Ted Nugent, together at last....Stuck to My Ribs finds tasty hot dogs at Home Depot....The Sweet Scout explores deep-fried desserts.


The Terrace View
Molly's in Soulard
Phuc Loi
Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery

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