Boogaloo in St louis- fun
fun food, at reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere: They have swings to sit on at the bar and a car section to sit in in another area, aligator-type texture on the walls. The theme is carabean/cuban/island cheer. Good Jambalya, nice crab empinadas and some interesting sounding desserts- the coconut creme brule was a bit off in texture although the flavors were great!
The location is interesting- Maplewood just East of Big Bend, next to Penzeys.
I felt Boogaloo was just ok. I don't have anything glaringly negative to say about it, but found it to just be a bit ho-hum. Maybe a touch overpriced for what it is.
I do think it would be a nice place to hang out with a group of friends, however on a nice day with the doors open. All I need now is the group of friends right?
...and...Mike Johnson has certainly turned into a restaurnat creating machine, it's to bad the only ones that can stay in business are the Tapas ones. (i.e Barcelona).
I dearly miss Cafe Mira as I really enjoyed it, but I knew it was going under upon first opening when he was insisting on making his pancetta in house. With Volpi in St. Louis, there's really no reason to waste foodcost on something like that.