by Ian Froeb
Assuming that St. Louis hasn't melted into a pool of molten steel and Provel before then, the eighth annual Downtown Restaurant Week will run from Monday, August 20, through Sunday, August 26. Surely, you know the drill by now: Twenty downtown restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25 per person, tax and tip not included. The restaurants will also collect "Extra Helping" donations to support Operation Food Search.
You can view the participating restaurants' menus on the Downtown Restaurant Week website. As the week approaches, I'll once again provide my analysis of which menus promise the most bang -- or at least the most interesting choices -- for your $25. Page through to see which twenty establishments are participating in Downtown Restaurant Week 2012.
Anthony's Bar (10 South Broadway; 314-231-7007) Blondie's Coffee and Wine Bar (1301 Washington Avenue; 314-241-6100) Carmine's Steak House (20 South Fourth Street; 314-241-1631) Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) Clark Street Grill (811 Spruce Street; 314-552-5850) Copia Urban Winery (1122 Washington Avenue; 314-241-9463) The Dubliner (1025 Washington Avenue; 314-421-4300) Gio's Ristorante & Bar (701 Market Street; 314-241-2424) Harry's (2144 Market Street; 314-421-6969) Jim Edmonds Steakhouse (1900 Locust Street; 314-588-8899) Lola (500 North 14th Street; 314-621-7277) Lombardo's Trattoria (201 South 20th Street; 314-621-0666) Lucas Park Grille (1234 Washington Avenue; 314-241-7770) Mango Peruvian Cuisine (1101 Lucas Avenue; 314-621-9993) Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood (620 Market Street; 314-421-1540) Mosaic (1001 Washington Avenue; 314-621-6001) Rosalita's Cantina (1229 Washington Avenue; 314-621-2700) Ruth's Chris Steak House (315 Chestnut Street; 314-259-3200) Stadium Sports Bar and Grill (999 North Second Street; 314-881-7777) Top of the Riverfront (200 South Fourth Street; 314-241-3191)