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St Louis Restaurants

St Louis restaurantsStLouisRestaurants.com formally STLGourmet.com (we changed it because we aren't always so fancy) was launched in 2006 to provide diners with a quick, efficient, and effective way to find restaurants in the greater STL metro area. What type of restaurant are you looking for?  We have a social internet page on the facebook and that would be fantastic if you like it but we don't update it all that often or run specials or coupons. Our goal is for this and our other sites to be an efficient tool for you to resource at your leisure. Thank you for visiting the site. Tip your busboy. Saint Louis offers so many enduring neighborhoods and communities in the metro area and each offers a wonderful variety of local dining options. Looking for info about new places that have recently opened? 

St. Louis Restaurants and Dining Guide

restaurants St LouisWhat are the best places to have a nice meal with your friends? Who has the best food? Our goal with this site is to present the best places to eat for our hungry, thirsty visitors by providing a comprehensive guide to the best local dining venues, food service providers, catering companies and nightclubs. Our town is fortunate to host a diverse selection of top dining establishments, award winning chefs, and many renowned dining destinations all over town. Looking for that wonderful place to eat? Have a taste for a certain type of cuisine? In need of that perfect location for your next private party or banquet ? Many dining establishments offer different options so you are certain to find one that is suitable. 

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What Do Chefs Mean When They Describe Their Cuisine as Fusion? Anyone who is at all interested in different types of food is sure to have come across the term 'fusion' cuisine at least once. Fusion foods are quickly becoming popular, especially among newer dining establishments in busy cities that want to stand out. But what does fusion mean? If you're like most, you have no real idea and wouldn't be able to say whether fusion means that they serve their dishes blended, or some other exotic format. Lucky for you, it's nothing quite as bad.   Read more


Whether you are looking to hire a Saint Louis catering company for a grand celebration such as a wedding reception or a birthday party, or for a simple event such as a wake or a low-key anniversary, you want to choose a catering company that is guaranteed to deliver. It has been said that if the lights are the poetry of a party; the food is it's prose.


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St. Louis restaurants.

Benefits and Joys of Dining Out With Friends in St. Louis

stl restaurantsTry New Foods - If you're the type who likes to explore or try new things, then dining out is a great way to go. Not only do you get someone to prepare foods for you, you can often choose foods that you haven't even heard of before. While not all restaurants carry an exotic menu, many do, especially if you live in a larger city. If you live in a smaller town, then you may have to drive to a bigger city to try truly authentic exotic cuisine but you can still enjoy a variety of dishes, or try everything on the menu at one of your local restaurants. If you live in a city with a variety of restaurants, you could soon try much of the world's cuisine, without ever leaving home.


Have a Fun Social Activity - Food is extremely social, especially if you go somewhere that allows you to have a few beers or glasses of wine with your food. You can have a few drinks, enjoy your meal, discuss the food, the drinks, or whatever else you like, and not have to worry about getting drunk, being in a club that's too loud to talk, or having to keep ordering drinks, like you would in a bar. Restaurants are a great place to sit down and have a conversation, which is great for socializing.

Share Hosting - Whether you're accustomed to spending time with friends or not, you can choose to share hosting, especially if you're just going out with one or two friends. Rather than one person picking the location every time, everyone always going over to the same persons house, or arguing about which restaurant you want to go to, you can easily make going out a lot of fun by letting one person choose the destination each week, and bringing everyone there. If you live close together, you can carpool as well, so that some can enjoy wine with the meal.

Spend Less Time Cooking - For most of us, spending time with friends is the important part, and if you have to cook dinner, then you just don't get to do that. Instead, you get to spend time at a table with your friends, while someone else does the cooking.

Get Closer With Friends - Eating out is a great way to socialize with friends and it allows you to do something fun together. Because restaurants cater to a variety of budgets, you can choose something within everyone's budget and split the check, or allow each person to choose one week of a restaurant and then they cover the bill for that week. Restaurants are a unique way to socialize because

Enjoy Food - While you may be able to cook a restaurant style multiple course meal on your own, you won't be able to do so and hang out and enjoy it with your friends. If you do, then you'll constantly be going to the kitchen. If you can't cook that well, then dining out has an even better advantage, in that the food will taste great without you having to go through great lengths to either prepare or order it in.

Save Time - If you have a busy schedule then the last thing you want to do is go home, eat, shower, and get ready to go out. Instead, you can either go straight out, or go home for a quick shower and then go straight to dinner, rather than spending time cleaning up and cooking at home. Dining out is a great way to relax, because you literally do not have to worry about anything other than what it is you want to order.

For dozens of countries, food is the best way to socialize, and for good reason, it allows you to easily enjoy yourself while still giving you room to talk. You can try new things, or an old favorite, enjoy a drink of your choice, and spend time with whatever friends that you like.