I did a post, St. Louis Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites thanks to input form Stan Garfield. He sent me an update recently. Chili: OT Hodge Chili Parlor (chain) is no longer open. However. He replaced it with two new ones from Triple D on the Food Network.
Sweetie Pie's – from city guide – “Robin Montgomery is the ''sweetie'' behind the melt-in-your-mouth soul food at Sweetie Pie's. This former back-up singer in Ike and Tina Turner's Fabulous Music Review grew tired of performing after 40 years as a professional songstress. She now shares her love of soul food and memorabilia with customers in an ultra-pink diner known for its friendliness and hospitality. Photos of Robin as an ''Ikette'' and performer adorn the walls. If you're lucky enough to catch the owner between tasks, she's happy to recount a bit of the history that goes with the pictures. Rock 'n' roll history lesson aside, the food at Sweety Pie's steals the show. Home-style favorites like chicken and dumplings, collard greens and cornbread make this cafeteria-style venue a must-eat on your list of dining experiences, especially given the bargain-basement price. -- Fontella Bradford.” Here is another view. It is located at 4270 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 Tel: (314) 371-0304.
Iron Barley – from its web site – “Tom Coghill, a long-time Southsider and veteran chef of many local establishments, most recently Frazier's Brown Bag. He brings his unique vision of great food and great beer to St. Louis. In addition to being able to cook up a feast that will bring a tear to your eye (only because your stomach doesn't have enough room for more) Tom is an award-winning homebrewer with years of experience at the brew kettles.” It is located at 5510 Virginia Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111 Tel: (314) 351-4500