Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oldie, but Goodie

After weeks of unpredictable twists and turns, we're sticking with the sure thing this week -- St. Gabriel the Archangel in South St. Louis. We've visited St Gabe's a couple times throughout the years and it's one of my all-time favorites. Not only because it's within walking distance of my house, or that it offers Ted Drewes for dessert, but the fry is always stocked with plenty of hot food and cold beer. Plus, they broadcast the basketball games during the NCAA tournament - can't beat that.

So join us this week if you're game for good company, decent food and cold beer on Friday.

St. Gabriel the Archangel
4711 Tamm Ave
St. Louis, MO 63109

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. John Serbian Orthodox: Remember to BYOB

It was a great showing and good overall experience at St. John Serbian Orthodox in Glendale last week. Lines were relatively short, free cocktail shrimp was handed out at check-out and there was plenty of seating available. The diverse menu alone is enough reason to venture out to the tiny church on the quiet residential street. The parish offers traditional fish fry fare as well as more ethnic dishes, such as baked fish with Mediterranean sauce, stewed tomatoes and baked spinach.

Both the baked and fried fish received positive reviews, and the variety of side choices offered something for everyone. The desserts, while sold separately, were delicious and included homemade chocolate cake, cheesecake and baklava.

Really the only downside was what most would consider a biggie - no beer. Apparently I have bad karma this season because I'm two for two on no booze. Next time I'll learn from the middle-aged women sitting next to us and BYOB.

Overall Rating: 8 out of 10 fish patties