Cunetto – St. Louis, The Hill

   The worship team from Schweitzer is going to a workshop at La Croix in Cape Girardeau this weekend. On the way there we visited a Saturday evening service in St. Louis then headed to Cunetto on The Hill for dinner. Above you can see the remnants of several people’s food, also known as my supervisor’s tasting platter. I ordered …

Clary’s Tasting Menu

 Last night for Sarah’s birthday we went to Clary’s for dinner. The restaurant was fairly slow on a Monday night, and as such the service was almost annoyingly attentive. We decided that for the birthday dinner we would do the chef’s tasting menu that Clary’s offers with a small modification — Sarah’s not a fan of gumbo or the soup …

Smoked Pork Chops For Lunch

I’d fired up the smoker to cook for the meat/xbox fiesta Steve Kirks and I were having on Friday night (I promise a post about this too). Sarah was going home to a bridal shower for her sister. She called on her way home from work — she took half the day off — and I asked her to pick …

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

Okay, so Steve Kirks has had a couple of bbq experiences at my house and now has posted about the Smokey Mountain Cooker on his blog. I think it’s a ploy to make me post more, well guess what Steve, it worked. I’ve been pondering what to post about this smoker for awhile, mainly during my blog hiatus. I have …

Agrario: Mmmmm

Last weekend Sarah and I met several of her coworkers for drinks at Bodega and dinner at Agrario. I have to say the food in Eric’s restaurants never disappoints. I had the pan seared dover sole, which was served with an onion quiche. I’ve had sole before, but this was probably the best. It was tender and moist. I think …

Salmon Cream Cheese Spread

I really like smoked salmon cream cheese. I was horrified when Panera (St. Louis Bread) pulled it from their regular cream cheese flavor offerings. My standard  there was an asiago bagel with smoked salmon cream cheese – now I settle for the sun-dried tomato. When I got the smoker I knew that smoked salmon would be something I would have …

Patton Alley Pub: Pork Tenderloin

Most people who know me, or read this blog, know I’m a huge fan of Patton Alley Pub. They’ve got some of the best burgers in town and it’s impossible to beat their happy hour specials (half price domestics on tap and half price appetizers). Sarah met me there for dinner on Friday and we invited her coworker Paula and …

Tasia

Sarah and had the opportunity to eat at Tasia for the second time last night. Once again the food was outstanding. I’ve decided that restaurant reviews really require two visits (or at least different entrees to be fair). Last time we went with our friend Katie, this time it was just us. Tasia, which has the slogan a taste of …

Calzones & Pokey Sticks

DSCN0228.JPG Originally uploaded by kerner. We love to make pizza at home. The problem with homemade pizza is that you have to plan ahead enough to let dough rise (otherwise dinner is after 9pm). Last weekend we encountered just such a situation and discovered happily that the Breadeaux Pizza near our house will sell balls of dough for $2. We …

Serrano Ham

We went out with some friends last night for the First Friday Art Walk and started at the Bodega Bar above Agrario. I really liked the Bodega Bar — I’ve been there for a few events and private parties in the past, but never just to drink. It’s swanky, has good and relatively cheap appetizers and a real drink menu …

Santa Fe: Tomasita’s

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Tomasita’s Originally uploaded by kerner. Last night for dinner we went to Tomasita’s. A restaurant that came highly recommended. It didn’t let us down. The wait was a bit longer than any place we’ve been in Santa Fe, but the food was great (and afordable). The restaurant posts warnings that the chile is spicy and that they’re not responsible if …

The Shed

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DSCN9884.JPG Originally uploaded by kerner. Today for lunch we took the advice of Ranse (one of the partner’s at Sarah’s firm) and several people we spoke to in Santa Fe and had lunch at The Shed. The Shed is famous for northern New Mexican cuisine, particularly using red chiles. The Shed has been a Santa Fe establishment since 1953. The …