The Gumbo Shop Surprise

24 04 2007

It’s a couple of months after Mardi Gras, but in honor of New Orleans cuisine, Dave’s Cheap Eats will take you to our neighbor to the south for some wonderfully delicious, and cheap, Cajun style food. No, I’m not talking about New Orleans, I’m talking about the southern city of Rock Hill and The Gumbo Shop.

This little piece of suburbia is an ethnic diners delight with Read the rest of this entry »





Good Gumbo Teaser

16 04 2007

What’s the best shop to get cheap gumbo in in St. Louis? You’ll have to wait a few days to see.  It will be in the latest issue of Around The Tower and since they pay me I figure I’d let you read it there first.





The Third Style Of Pizza

22 01 2007

Before I moved to St. Louis, I only knew of deep dish and regular pizza. Once here, I learned to love thin crust and I thought that was the whole of the pizza world. Then I start Dave’s Cheap Eats and supporters of jj twigs bombarded me with comments and e-mails about their favorite restaurant. Their claim to fame is a Read the rest of this entry »





Rachel Ray vs. St. Louis

21 12 2006

First, Rachel, please stop calling it St. Louie-it’s St. LOUIS!

Ok, now that that’s out of my system I have to comment on Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travel’s-St. Louis.
It’s always fun to Read the rest of this entry »





St. Louis Battle – Pizza: Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish

19 12 2006

If you spend much time exploring the local pizza establishments in the River City you will munch your way through many of those cracker crust pizza’s loving called “St. Louis Style” thin crust. But this is not just a town of thin crust. In fact, the pizza tendencies of St. Louis’ northern suburb (Chicago, IL) has crept into the pizza scene with its deep dish delicacies. In deference to this, today Dave’s Cheap Eats will host a battle of epic proportions between St. Louis thin crust and St. Louis deep dish.Let me introduce our competitors. On the traditional St. Louis thin crust we have Read the rest of this entry »





Adriana’s (on the Hill)

13 12 2006

Guess what, I actually did make it to Adriana’s for lunch. I mentioned it on this previous post. I even found it on the first try! Fortunately the reviews were a little out of date. First, they do take credit cards (yeah!). Second, there was no line out the door, even during the lunch rush. However, the reviews I read were right about one thing-this place has great cheap Italian food, though it does take a little work.Adriana’s sign and fire hydrant

First you have to make your way to the order window. This is no small task. This corner restaurant is stuffed full of Read the rest of this entry »





St. Louis Cheap Eats by the ritzy crowd

12 12 2006

It’s always amusing when the glossy city magazine aimed at the upper middle class tries “slumming it” with a cheap eat’s article. There always seems to be an air about them. Like, if the table clothes are vinyl that somehow Read the rest of this entry »