Hello and happy Friday, friends! Hopefully you’re as lucky as I am and you’re enjoying your day off – long weekends are the best, right? 🙂

Before I jump into this review, thank you for all of the tweets, Facebook messages, and support with my announcement of my book deal. I’m pinching myself everyday – this is crazy!

Speaking of my book, I received my first bit of press about the book. 40 South News (a local paper that covers events in Maplewood, Brentwood, and Richmond Heights) interviewed me and published an article about me, the blog, and the book! Check it out here. Again – I’m still in shock that this is my life!

Okay, let’s talk about food now, shall we?

A few weeks ago, I visited a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time: Grbic! It’s a cute little restaurant in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St. Louis.



They serve Bosnian food, and I had never had it before, so I was very excited to try it.

Inside, the place is quite beautiful – and spacious! My picture does it no justice. I’m working on the photography thang, y’all. 😉


I came with my friend Marjorie, and we wanted to start out with an appetizer. So we did, of course.

We tried the Cevapi:


It’s traditional Balkan style grilled beef sausages served with Lepinja bread. It was pretty rich and heavy, so I definitely couldn’t eat too much of it. But it was pretty tasty!

For my main course, I went with the Sarma. It’s a restaurant favorite, so I felt like I couldn’t go wrong.


Sarma is cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef and rice, topped with paprika sauce, and served with mashed potatoes.

Here’s a look at the inside:


So…how did it taste? Well…the mashed potatoes were great (but it’s pretty hard to mess that up, right?). But the cabbage rolls? Well…they were just okay. I don’t know if it was the sauce or the cabbage itself, but it was just…okay. It didn’t knock my socks off, and I wouldn’t order this again.

Marjorie, on the other hand? She ordered the Chicken Rouladen:


Looks incredible, right? This was chicken breast filled with chopped spinach and feta cheese, breaded and fried, and served with buttered potatoes and vegetables.

Marjy, you won the food game this time. This. Was. So. Good. I tried a bite, and immediately wished that I would have ordered it. It was flavorful and amazing. The chicken was juicy and tender, and the potatoes? Gosh…those potatoes! So buttery and yummy.

All in all, Grbic wasn’t too shabby. My dish wasn’t great, but Marjy’s definitely was. However, I don’t know that I’m necessarily itching to come back here. Nothing else on the menu really jumped out at me, and everything (even Marjy’s awesome dish) was very very heavy and rich.

Try it out for yourself and definitely let me know what you think!

See you next week.

Grbic Restaurant

4071 Keokuk Street

St. Louis, MO 63116

  • I had the same reaction when I went there about a year ago. But I felt like I was in a huge banquet hall. Don’t remember what I ordered but wasn’t wow’d. Wouldn’t refuse to go back, but also wouldn’t suggest it if I was picking.

  • ttt

    Agree with you and Karen. We went a couple of years ago. We really liked the Cevapi, but the rest was not particularly memorable or cheap. “Banquet Hall” is a good description.