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rothdan Dec 6, 2010 09:43 AM

I will start with the vietnamese pancake from Mai Lee
fresh oysters from Herbie's
filet of swordfish from Tony's
Nam sod Chicken from Thai Kitchen
Ribs from Pappy's
just a start

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Mai Lee
Musick Memorial Dr, St Louis, MO 63144

  1. alan Dec 7, 2010 04:43 AM

    Have to include my first Pork St. Paul at Park Chop Suey. I second the nomination of Pappy's ribs. The "bacon and eggs" appetizer at Five. I'm sure to think of more.

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    Park Chop Suey
    1321 Chouteau Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

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      Anne Dec 9, 2010 12:32 PM

      Chile Colorado and sour cream enchiladas at Arcelia's
      Korean chicken-vegetable soup and sweet potato noodles at Everest Cafe
      Any lamb dish at India Palace
      Vietnamese grilled chicken salad at Mai Lee
      Chocolate Jordan almonds from Bissinger's

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        Uncle Luigi Dec 10, 2010 05:27 AM

        When I was in Jr. High School, I had the most beautiful, young and fun teacher. (She and I had a lot in common... I thought) It seemed like things were going places when she let me order and Amighetti's Special when one of the teachers was making a run to the hill.

        Unfortunately the lunch for 2 ended up with me eating my Amazing Amighetti's Special with the rest of my classmates in the "cafetorium." But, I felt cool and wow was it good!

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        Amighetti's
        9438 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119

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          tonifi Dec 11, 2010 03:35 PM

          Uncle Luigi, you bring back memories...I went to school just off 'The Hill' and when we had a chance to get off school grounds we would race up to Amighetti's and order a couple of sandwiches (usually an LBI, a 'little bit of Italy', hot, for maximum aroma-appeal) and then race back to school where we would chow down on them in the lunchroom to the universal envy of our schoolmates. After a while we got smart and would pick up a few extras to auction off...we made some tidy little profits, as I recall.
          I have, as an adult, been tempted to try a similar ploy on airplanes with, perhaps, a cuban sandwich from Tropicana market or maybe a muffalata from Blues City Deli. I'm sort of afraid the TSA might seize my sandwiches, though.

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          Blues City Deli
          2438 McNair, Saint Louis, MO

          Amighetti's
          9438 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119

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            hill food Dec 13, 2010 12:12 AM

            these days TSA might very well. sad as I have to snarf down before security or be confounded inside.

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              Uncle Luigi Dec 13, 2010 11:11 AM

              tonifi, great story.

              In all the visit's to Amighetti's, I have never strayed from the special. I have known LBI-people like yourself, but never tried it. My Texan-wife is also a devout special eater. Maybe I'll take an extended trip to St. Louis and try the LBI. Then off to Missouri Baking Co. for some Amaretto Macaroons!

              Luigi

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              Amighetti's
              9438 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119

          2. FoodChic Dec 13, 2010 11:13 AM

            Gorgonzola Dip at Adriana's.

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              tonifi Dec 14, 2010 03:25 PM

              Well, now you people have done it. Tomorrow I'm going to need to try the Gorgonzola Dip at Adriana's...and follow it up with a bunch of amaretto macaroons (as a rule, I'm not a fan of Missouri Bakery's cookies, but the amaretto macaroons are AMAZING). Hmmm...maybe a black coffee and macaroons for breakfast?

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                FoodChic Dec 15, 2010 08:41 AM

                You'll be so happy!

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