In March, a dining destination featuring eclectic contemporary American cuisine quietly opened in St. Louis’s Lafayette Square neighborhood.

Red Car Wine’s estate vineyard occupies the northwest corner of King Ridge Road above the coastline of California’s Sonoma County, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level.

Late last year, the area’s second Global Quesadilla Company opened in Creve Coeur, offering quesadillas, wraps, salads and nachos with a variety of internationally inspired toppings and fillings.

In early April, Chase Club held its grand opening at The Chase Park Plaza. The restaurant pays homage to the space’s former life as an iconic hotel bar of the same name from the Roaring ’20s. 

Fries and bubbles fuel a primal desire to consume fat and salt while embracing just the right amount of sophistication.

Diners desiring the Dongbei style of cuisine common in northeast China can now enjoy it in a restaurant in University City’s pocket of Chinese businesses: Cate Zone Chinese Cafe.

Although South Africa hasn’t drawn much praise from the international wine media, the nation has a long winemaking history, dating from the 17th century, and circumstances there have been changing.

One of the area’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year took place last month in St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community as Vicia greeted its first guests.

Lovers of the arts can enjoy a glass of wine while appreciating the local creative community in The Dark Room, now operating under the umbrella of the nonprofit Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Although I don’t know all that much about Filipino cuisine – or adobo for that matter – I do know about tofu, especially crispy, baked tofu.