#93: Bavarian Chips with Welsh Rarebit at Dressel's


  • Ian Froeb
Winsor McCay, best known for Little Nemo in Slumberland, also drew a comic strip called Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend. This was a much more adult production, filled with unsettling dreamscapes. Does Welsh rarebit, that nearly perfect sauce of melted cheese and ale, really prompt such disturbing dives into the unconscious? I sure as hell hope not because I can eat the stuff by the gallon, especially at Dressel's, where it is served alongside a basket of freshly fried Bavarian-style potato chips.

These chips are browned on the outside but with enough chew to be identified as a potato rather than one more crisp dipping vehicle. The only downside? You'll likely run out of rarebit before you run out of chips. That, my friends, is a true nightmare.

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I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.


#94: Onion soup at Brasserie by Niche
#95: Baby-back ribs at 17th Street Bar & Grill
#96: Kingshighway burger at the Royale
#97: Gyro sandwich at South Grand Gyro Express
#98: Carne asada tacos at El Paisano (Watson Road)
#99: Pretzel bites at Joey B's on the Hill
#100: Hot and sour soup at Shu Feng Restaurant

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