No matter how many layers one dons, it's nearly impossible to stay warm in this frigid February weather -- unless one heads to Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) for a bowl of its steaming hot ramen.
Death in the Afternoon's version of this classic Japanese dish is a kaleidoscope of textures and flavors. The ingredients change seasonally: On one visit, the tonkatsu version consisted of tender pork loin and belly steeped with noodles, exotic mushrooms and a soy-soaked soft-boiled egg in a delicate housemade broth. Whatever the exact contents, one thing remains the same: This dish is a searing-hot bowl of comfort, made even more spectacular by the views of a winter wonderland: Citygarden.
Previously: #89: Spare No Rib's Pulled Pork Sandwich #90: The Baklava at Vinnie's Italian Beef and Gyros #91: The "Bianca" Pizza at Pizzeoli #92: Dumplings at Lona's Lil Eats #93: A St. Louis-Style Pizza from Frank & Helen's Pizzeria #94: Singapore Mei Fun at Bek-Hee #95: The Monte Cristo at Three Flags Tavern #96: The Meatloaf Blue Plate Lunch at Farmhaus #97: Comet Coffee's Chocolate Chip Cookie #98: Canestri Cacio e Pepe at Pastaria #99: The Granola Pancakes at Whitebox Eatery #100: Chicken Noodle Soup at Grove East Provisions
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