by Cheryl Baehr
When our server at the Restaurant at the Cheshire (6300 Clayton Road; 314-647-7300) placed the dish of molten kale and bacon-flecked dip before us, she made a bold claim: "This is going to change your life." She wasn't joking.
The Restaurant at the Cheshire's kale, artichoke and smoked bacon dip is like the world's best spinach artichoke dip made even better -- sweet, smoky bacon pairs perfectly with the rustic green, giving it a hearty, savory taste that cuts through the creamy cheese. A dash of spicy salsa adds a slight kick to this sumptuously rich dish. Thankfully, it's served with crispy, paper-thin tortilla chips -- this allows diners to maintain a level of decency by preventing them from drinking straight from the bowl.
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