Drop that Dunkin' Donut! What you need is a cherry-cheese danish from the Missouri Baking Company (2027 Edwards Street, 314-773-0468). Really -- these might well be the tastiest danish in St. Louis.
Two and a half pounds of butter and three generations of family tradition go into each batch, and what comes out is an iced slice o' heaven. A layer of rich, creamy cheese filling is layered with tangy cherries and surrounded by a ring of flaky buttery dough, all topped with a light glaze. Trust us, at $1.10 a pop, the only thing you'll be second-guessing is your decision to buy only one. The Missouri Bakery Company has called the the Hill home since 1924. That's given it plenty of time to create quite a following of hungry St. Louisans, so arrive early to beat the rush.
Beginning last year, RFT restaurant critic Ian Froeb counted down -- in no particular order -- 100 of his favorite dishes in St. Louis. Now Gut Check has taken up where he left off. Check back frequently as we detail our 100 favorites, and don't hesitate to send us yours, too, either via the comments thread or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#95: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse #96: Egg Salad Sandwich at Township Grocer #97: Cheeseburger and Fries (Extra Crispy) at O'Connell's Pub #98 Mussels & Fries at Brasserie by Niche #99: Beef Taquitos Mexicanos at El Indio #100: Spinach Artichoke Dip at Cafe Eau