My Top 5 Restaurants of 2010


2010 has been such a great year for me and my little blog! It’s hard to believe that I started this baby only 10 months ago! I’ve had so much fun writing, taking pictures of, and eating delicious food! With so many amazing restaurants, it’s hard to pick just 5 favorites. But I’m going to try! Without further ado, here are my top 5 restaurants of 2010 (in no particular order):




Andy took me here for our 3 year anniversary in October. That was just a couple months ago, and I’m still dreaming about those scallops. They were like buttah, yall!

City Coffeehouse & Creperie


I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited the Creperie this year. It’s probably one of my favorite breakfast/brunch places of all time. Their crepes never disappoint!


Sweet Art


Sweet Art is hands down my favorite bakery in St. Louis. Aside from their delicious cupcakes (and vegan brownies!), they also make delicious vegetarian and vegan fare. You might remember my post where I waxed poetic about the joys of Sweet Art. Why haven’t they hired me as their social media representative? I’d do a great job, I bet! *hint hint*!

Tam Tam African Restaurant

ginger juice

Tam Tam was my first foray into West African cuisine, and I guarantee it won’t be my last. Their ginger juice was so deliciously potent! Wowza! Such a friendly, down home atmosphere, too.


Milagro Modern Mexican


Milagro Modern Mexican opened this year in Webster Groves, and I’ve been a fan from day one. Expertly prepared Mexican food with an upscale flair. And with their newly expanded menu, there’s enough to keep me coming back again and again. Oh, and a little birdie told me that their horchata martini is to die for! I guess I better go back and find out for myself.

Jeff Ruby’s


And now for the bonus selection: Jeff Ruby’s! It’s too bad that Jeff Ruby’s is no longer here in St. Louis. Who could forget that gluttonous adventure my mom treated me and my sister to? Oh, it was grand. Rest in peace, Jeff Ruby’s (and if I ever visit Cincinnati, Louisville, or Belterra, I know where I’ll be headed!)


So there you have it. My top 5 (plus 1!) favorite restaurants I’ve dined at this year. What are your favorites? Have a safe and happy New Year! See you in 2011!


P.S. I’m sorry it took me so long to pick a winner for the Wendy’s contest! I picked one earlier this week, I just didn’t get a post up. Anyway, the winner is…*drumroll*


Congrats, Mez! Email me your contact info and I’ll get the giftcard in the mail to you! Smile

  • I haven’t been to any of those restaurants yet but I’ll be sure to write them down! I think I’ve done a decent job in getting around the city in the three months I’ve been here but there is certainly a food/beer culture here unlike any other. I love it!

    I had really good food at One 19 North in Kirkwood (tapas) and I’m pumped to try Square One tomorrow. Bigelo’s here in Edwardsville will always have my heart though!

    • Stephanie

      I haven’t tried One 19 North, but I’ve heard really good things about it! I’ll have to give Bigelo’s a try someday too! 🙂

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  • I’ve happy to see crepes in the top 5…because they’re my favorite!!

    I don’t even remember where I dined this year…I’ll have to look back. It’s definitely a tough choice though! 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Yes! I love crepes, too! I wish I knew how to make them. 🙁

  • Stephanie, crepes are actually pretty easy. I imagine any basic recipe that you would have in a cookbook would do. The trick is to make the batter and let it sit — unlike pancakes, you want the air bubbles out for crepes (if your recipe doesn’t specify, I would let it sit for at least thirty minutes).

    Though I’m not crazy about non-stick pans in general, a small non-stick skillet is a useful tool for successful crepe making. Pour a relatively small amount of batter in to a pan heated over medium-low heat, swirl the skillet until the batter covers the bottom, cook for a couple of minutes, flip, and you’re done.

    Once the crepe itself is made, you just fill it/top it with whatever you want. You can refrigerate extra batter for a day or two if you don’t want to make all of the crepes at once.

    • Stephanie

      Thanks for the tips! I’ll give this a try and let you know how it turns out! 🙂

  • Dexter

    A great list! I’ve been to a few of these myself. A friend of mine recently dined at Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet in Kirkwood, MO and said it’s a must-try! Great food and atmosphere for a Friday or Saturday night dinner.


    • Stephanie

      Thanks for the recommendation, Dexter!

  • Mark

    Thanks! I’ll have to check these places out and let you know what I think. Another great place to get your eat on in STL is Villa Farotto in Chesterfield. The best toasted ravioli ever! Period! Check ’em out!

    • Stephanie

      thanks Mark! I’ll check Villa Farotto out!

  • Thanks! I’ll have to check these places out and let you know what I think. Another great place to get your eat on in STL is Villa Farotto in Chesterfield. The best toasted ravioli ever! Period! Check ‘em out!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll have to check out Villa Farotto!

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