#83: Provel Cheese Sticks at Biggie's Restaurant & Bar


Provel cheese sticks at Biggie's Restaurant & Bar. | Kate Bockhold
  • Provel cheese sticks at Biggie's Restaurant & Bar. | Kate Bockhold

Biggie's Restaurant & Bar (3332 Watson Road; 314-781-0060) may be Gawker's worst nightmare: It's located in south St. Louis, arguably the most "St. Louis-y" part of town. It coats beef tenderloin in white wine, mushrooms and ham, serves all of its pastas with an optional cheesy-bake and -- as its biggest offense -- serves hand-breaded Provel sticks as its signature appetizer.

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Biggie's golden, deep-fried nuggets of molten Provel could make anyone a convert. Unlike stringy and tough mozzarella, fried Provel is molten and gooey. Biggie's pairs the sticks with a chunky, garlic-laden tomato sauce that soaks up into the breading. Get a few Bud Lights in the Deadspin and Kitchenette folks, and we're pretty sure they'd throw back these beauties faster than we can say "Go Cards."

Previously: #84: The Kale, Artichoke & Smoked Bacon Dip at the Restaurant at the Cheshire #84: Crispy Pig Tails at the Libertine #85: The Meatball Sandwich at Leonardo's Kitchen and Wine Bar #86: The Bone-In Strip Steak at 801 Chophouse #87: The Roasted Chicken Spinach Flatbread at Cooper's Legendary American Pub #88: Ramen at Death in the Afternoon #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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