Anything new in St. Louis
- michael messier
Does anyone care to comment on any new restaurants, or good, bad, or indifferent dining experiences in St. Louis and environs?
It seems that, though I've never been to any, the weekly lunches/dinners (?)offer by various "ethnic" churches might be a good topic of discussion.
You know, I've never tried any of the 'church' type dinners, unless you count the Greek Festival at the Feast of the Assumption church, which is wonderful. I would also love to hear from anyone who has tried them. (There's a Czech church down on 12th Street that I've heard about, never been.)
We've got a new Indian/Pakistani place in the neighborhood. ZumZum on Grand near Shenandoah. They're sure not fancy (and it's in one of those storefronts where businesses always seem to fail, like they're cursed or something.) But the vegetable biryani was very good, not too hot but very flavorful. And cheap. You should give it a try if you don't mind styrofoam. But don't bother with the naan bread, it's the same stuff you can buy 4 blocks away at Jay Foods. We have kind of a dearth of take-out-style ethnic places, so I'm hoping they succeed.
Our Lady of Victories Church on 3rd and Gratiot (by the triple highway interchange) serves a wonderful Hungarian-based (stuffed peppers, rouladen, etc.) brunch weekdays and some Sundays. Very cheap, too.