Sauce Journal – 6 new St. Louis-area eating places to do this month

6 new Louis-area eating places to do this month

Menya Rui
From the intimate 24-seat eating room to the Japanese noodle machine to the road spilling down the sidewalk, each element of Menya Rui in Lindenwood Park evokes the tiny noodle outlets of Tokyo. Then, after all, there’s the ramen – chewy, recent noodles can be found in three types: ramen, tsukemen (chilled noodles dipped into concentrated scallop aroma broth) or mazemen (a brothless noodle dish with an assortment of toppings). The concise menu is accomplished with a crisp, pickled cucumber salad and impossibly juicy, crisp fried hen karaage. Chef-owner Steven Pursley’s years of expertise working in ramen joints in Japan, a few of St. Louis’ best eating places, and his standard pop-up sequence Ramen x Rui have led to this well-oiled machine, and it is one thing particular.
3453 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.601.3524, Fb: Menya Rui

tsukemen at menya rui // picture by michelle volansky

Micro Meadows
Small-scale microgreen grower Micro Meadows has opened a café and store that includes super-fresh salads made with their greens; seize one to go or eat it there, paired with a regionally made kombucha or Mighty Sort seltzer. Made with broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, arugula microgreens and extra, the blended microgreens are a welcome change of tempo from the standard lettuce and child spinach. The fiesta verde was elegant, with roasted corn, black beans, shredded sharp cheddar and tortilla strips dressed with a subtly candy cilantro-lime French dressing. We additionally cherished the signature summer time salad with recent strawberries and blueberries, in addition to a sprinkling of feta and maple-glazed pecans in a maple-balsamic dressing.
2422 Taylor Street, Wildwood, 636.893.3372,

The Rose Barrel
The Rose Barrel brings upscale consolation meals to Ballwin. The truffle-Swiss burger is topped with mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil on a sturdy brioche bun – all taken up a notch with a garlicky Parmesan-truffle oil aioli. Professional tip: For no cost, improve your facet of normal fries to the frivolously breaded candy potato fries, which have been salted to perfection. We additionally tried the crab Rangoon appetizer particular; generously stuffed and crispy, they’re served with a wealthy and creamy sriracha-chile dipping sauce, paying homage to the sweet-and-sour sauce the dish is often served with. Pair your meal with a minty blueberry mojito, which is extremely refreshing with its delicate steadiness of rum, easy syrup, a splash of soda and lime juice.
15483 Clayton Street, Ballwin, 314.370.1676,

margherita pizza at fordo’s killer pizza on the meals corridor in metropolis foundry stl // picture by michelle volansky

Fordo’s Killer Pizza
At Fordo’s Killer Pizza, the latest restaurant from Area of interest Meals Group, Neapolitan-style pizza crust reigns supreme. Tucked within the again nook of the meals corridor at Metropolis Foundry, you will discover Fordo’s wood-burning pizza oven firing pizzas with pillowy, chewy dough and toppings that vary from conventional to unconventional. The traditional margherita and marinara let the sauce shine – it is easy, candy and acidic. Creative pizzas, just like the taco pizza with salsa verde, beans and carnitas, had bursts of warmth from jalapeños and a pointy end from cilantro and lime. Notable starters embrace salads — a traditional Caesar salad and the blended greens with orange-thyme French dressing and mozzarella — made with remarkably recent greens, and smoky charred carrot hummus with salty feta and a young herb salad topper. There will likely be a line, however the meals at Fordo’s – particularly the pizza – is unquestionably definitely worth the wait.
3730 Foundry Method, St. Louis,

he bandera plate at la oaxaqueña // picture by lauren healey

La Oaxaqueña
This new Oaxacan restaurant is a bit tucked away (search for it on the bottom of the property the place USA Halal Meat is positioned), however you will know you’ve got made it once you see the brightly coloured paint framing the doorway. The breakfast tacos are a good way to begin the day with scrambled eggs, a shiny and punchy pico de gallo, shredded cheese and cilantro encompassed by sturdy, housemade blue corn tortillas. The bandera options a mixture of three enchiladas: beef with creamy cheese dip, hen with a smokey mole, and cheese with spicy salsa verde. The tlayuda is an iconic and pleasant Oaxacan dish with a hardened corn tortilla that homes refried black beans, asiento (unrefined pork lard), cabbage, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, salsa and the meat of your selection – we suggest the al pastor (pork), which was tender and piquant.
2925 Lemay Ferry Street, Mehlville, 314.200.8212,

Honey Bee Tea
Honey Bee Tea‘s area is cozy and luxe with gleaming gold signage and plush banquet seating. An expansive menu runs the gamut from traditional milk tea favorites to colourful, fruit-forward lattes. Okinawa milk tea is dripping in roasted brown sugar with recent, springy boba bobbing alongside the underside. We suggest capping it off with a crème brulee topping for much more candy, toasty taste. For a mellower deal with, strive the ube-taro latte, a gorgeously purple non-caffeinated milk drink subtly infused with ube’s candy potato-like taste. Do not miss the dessert case in your manner out and get an Instagram-worthy slice of pandan-coconut crepe cake. Every satisfying chunk sinks via gradient layers of sentimental, skinny crepe and shiny fruit taste.
429 Lafayette Heart Drive, Manchester, 636.220.8316,


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