by Cheryl Baehr
St. Louis has its fair share of taquerias, but my hankering for a good sope had gone unsated for far too long. This changed when I discovered Spare No Rib (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-202-8244), the seemingly odd marriage of Mexican and barbecue that opened last November in Benton Park. See Also: Spare No Rib's Mexican and barbecue are an (unlikely) match made in heaven
I wasn't sure what to expect of the restaurant...or of its chorizo and egg sope. At only $3, I figured I would be served a small, appetizer-sized portion. Instead, a large, freshly made tortilla bowl arrived, filled with an overabundance of toppings -- mild, succulent chorizo, rich beans, creamy guacamole, lettuce and a sprinkling of queso fresco. Topped with a sunny-side egg that oozes over the dish, it is a delicious, filling meal unto itself -- and possibly the best dining bargain in St. Louis.
Previously: #87: Duck Burger at Planter's House #88: WildSmoke's Smoked Chicken Wings #89: The Duck Prosciutto Flatbread at Bella Vino #90: The "Dam Burger" at the Dam #91: The "Hog Mess" at Blind Tiger #92: Khao Soi at Fork & Stix #93: The "Smokehouse Club" Sandwich at Bud's Smokehouse #94: Cafe Natasha's Yogurt Dip #95: Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette #96: The Libertine's Fried Chicken #97: Pork Belly at Element #98: M'Lwee at Baida #99: Breadbasket at Juniper #100: Bucatini All'Amatriciana at Pastaria