by Cheryl Baehr
Simon and Angelica Lusky have a sacred responsibility: feeding the St. Louis Cardinals. Perhaps it is merely a coincidence that ever since Mr. Lusky came on the scene as their nutritionist, the Redbirds have been on a tear. (OK, they have always been winners, but Lusky has kept up the streak.) Could Atlhete Eats' (2837 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5566) bibimbap bowl be the key to their success?
Diners looking to eat like a Cardinal can drop by the Luskys' Athlete Eats storefront to nosh on this whimsical take on the Korean mainstay. In place of rice, Athlete Eats' bibimbap bowl begins with "caulirice," freshly roasted cauliflower that is grated to resemble grains. On top, the Luskys pile on shiitake mushrooms, peppers, edamame, pickled carrots and the patron's choice of protein -- the fork-tender roasted pork loin is a must-try. A sunny-side-up egg crowns the dish, and a side of sweet and spicy chile paste lets folks add their desired level of spice. It's the taste of victory.
Previously: #64: Salt + Smoke's Beef Brisket #65: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites at Lulu's Local Eatery #66: Home Wine Kitchen's Shortbread Sea-Salt Biscuits #67: Death in the Afternoon's Grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich #68: The Brisket Burger at Three Flags Tavern #69: Siam's Kimchi Hot Pot #70: Urban Chestnut's "Strammer Max" #71: "Mom's Special" at Mom's Deli #72: Broasted Chicken at Frank & Helen's Pizzeria #73: Parmesan Chicken Broth at Bocci Wine Bar #74: "Burger" at Small Batch Whiskey & Fare #75: Smoked Salami Sandwich at Adam's Smokehouse #76: Gyro on Pita at Olympia Kebob House & Taverna #77: The Johnny Cake at TreeHouse #78: A Classic Glazed Doughnut from Pharoah's Donuts #79: Skordalia at the Purple Martin #80: Beef Brisket Birria Taco Taco at Mission Taco Joint #81: Cappuccino from Sump Coffee #82: The Salted Caramel Croissant at Pint Size Bakery #83: Gnocchi at the Good Pie #84: Truffled Tater Tots at Blood & Sand #85: Marinated Feta Cheese at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House #86: Chorizo and Egg Sope at Spare No Rib #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