Born out of the love for BBQ, and the desire to raise it to a higher level, the crew at Bogart's Smokehouse invites you to experience our spin on America's favorite food.
From the succulent pulled pork, smoky beef brisket and apricot bruleed ribs, to the moist turkey, smoked prime rib and melt in your mouth pastrami, we strive to bring you the freshest, most flavorful dining experience around.
Roberto's Trattoria is top rated among fine dining Italian restaurants in St Louis, and the best gourmet italian restaurant in St Louis. Tucked away in the Concord Plaza shopping center on Lindbergh, is one of the best fine dining Italian restaurants in the area. Roberto's will take you on an authentic culinary trip to Southern Italy. At Roberto's Trattoria you will enjoy classic, Italian cuisine. Savor authentic, gourmet dishes made with the finest ingredients as you dine in our upscale restaurant. Our dinner menu is filled with classic dishes prepared with great care and personal attention by Chef Roberto Zanti and his professional staff. Our elegant atmosphere is where many friends stop by for dinner or just for a drink and an appetizer in our bar. Larger parties can be accommodated in our beautiful private dining room. It's the best Italian restaurant in St. Louis for fine dining, with excellent service, and reasonable prices. With much attention to detail and using the freshest gourmet quality ingredients, our professional staff will give you a dining experience that you will never forget. Roberto's Trattoria is the perfect answer for travelers looking for the best place to dine in St. Louis.
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard and Christmas trees for decades, with an attention to quality that has made his trees and custard the finest in St. Louis.
It all started when Ted Sr. opened his first ice cream store in Florida in 1929, followed the next year by an other store on Natural Bridge in St. Louis and the South Grand store in 1931. In 1941 the family opened a second south side stand which is the current Chippewa location, old route 66. By 1958, the south side stands were all that remained.
According to Ted Jr., the success of the operation has brought it nationwide attention in the form of offers to franchise the stands. He said such offers pour in quite frequently. However he has never agreed to franchise and he says that he never will.
"It is a matter of quality. Franchising could lead to mediocrity," Ted notes with a shake of his head.
Ted credits much of his success to his father. Ted Sr. was a St. Louis attraction, winning the tennis Muny championships each year from 1926 to 1935. He also won the National Public Parks title four straight years in the middle 1920's.
"I remember just before dad died, that was nearly 31 years ago, I asked him then if he was ever mad that I didn't become a tennis star like him," Ted said. "He said, how could you? You were always working."
And it is work that brings Ted to Nova Scotia each fall, where he personally selects the best Canadian balsam Fir Christmas trees to bring home to St. Louis.
Like Ted's Frozen Custard, a Ted Drewes Christmas tree has become a St. Louis tradition for many, and he's happy about that.
"We have people buy their trees from us year after year, and they don't even know we sell ice cream!" Ted exclaims.
Welcome To Pappy's Smokehouse
“We’ve got nothing to hide so the sauce is on the side!”
~ Owner, Mike “Smokey” Emerson
What’s our secret? We prepare delicious, juicy Memphis Style BBQ daily using only the best ingredients. We start by slow smoking our meats from 4-14 hours over apple or cherry wood and finish them off with a selection of three delicious sauces and your choice of sides all prepared fresh in house. Choose from one of three superb sauces:
PAPPY'S ORIGINAL- the classic, tangy with a kick
SWEET BABY JANE - in honor of Mike’s granddaughter and as sweet as Jane herself
HOLLY'S HOT SAUCE -Texas style hot sauce, muy caliente
Enjoy em at Pappy's and take em home for yourself-all sauces are available for purchase.
If you leave here hungry, it’s your own fault!
Stomach on empty? Try the lunch special! A pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich with your choice of side and soft drink or tea all for just $6.38! Available M-F from 11am-2pm.
SLU and Harris-Stowe students/faculty show your ID on Saturday and Sunday to get the weekday lunch special prices on the weekend.
Pappy's is open M-S from 11-7 or 8 (we sell out around then)
and Sunday 11-around 4 (we sell out fast on week-ends)
if you're coming later in the day it's a good idea to call ahead.
*to go order's cannont be placed through email, to place an order to go please call: 314-535-4340
Never Forget What Gotcha Here
Pappy’s Smokehouse would like to say a special thank you to our BBQ friends Mark Renaud, Cowboy Kelly Dallas, and Skip Steele.
Ruiz' Mexican Restaurant
In the long hot summer of 1966, Jose’ Ruiz, along with his parents, opened a Mexican restaurant. Jose’s friends and family were convinced he was nuts. Few people in St Louis had ever seen a Mexican, much less ever tasted Mexican food. And to certify Jose’s insanity, he was opening his Mexican restaurant far north of St Louis, in the fields outside the small town of Florissant. Who in their right minds would drive that far? Only months aer opening, the little four-table restaurant was boasting of lines wrapped around the building. Jose wasn’t crazy anymore.
The history of Ruiz’ is long and colorful. Jose and Tencha always promised a book. The book was never written, but the stories continue to be told by our family, friends and long time customers. Inside these walls, our grandparents, parents and children have lived their lives. Ruiz is our home, where our family stories are born. You will probably not visit another place like this today. A business that has been treasured by four generations is rare and a business that has stayed in the same location for four generations is even rarer. Our family loves this place, and we are proud to welcome our customers to our home. Doug and Marisa (Jose and Tencha’s daughter), and now Rachael, Chloe and John Alexis (three of Doug and Marisa’s children), promise to continue the tradition of our family business. All four generations have each added their personalities to Ruiz’. So this, the fourth era has begun. Have Fun Rachael, Chloe & Lex, and add many more interesting stories to our family’s history.
Deweys make a great sauce with just a little kick to it. And the dough is really sweet! It makes for a great combination! We always add the Grape and Walnut Salad too, because we love the house basil dressing!
The atmosphere is really nice, the service was very good and the pizza was also very good. It was also reasonably priced and the pizza came quickly.