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Just a non-BBQ, almost sans protein, St Louis restaurant review. Enjoy.

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  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1346
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'


      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    Just a non-BBQ, almost sans protein, St Louis restaurant review. Enjoy.

    I thought this chef's approach unique enough, and interesting enough in regards to his severity of austerity style, and preservation of resources, to share here within the PIT. I would say this read is a step beyond brief, but no longer. In that I was fascinated the read was short enough.

    My reservations are for Saturday - a day usually reserved during football season to be spent with my grills, but this event is important. And will serve to remind my wife that, I at times, am thoughtful of her.


    I love St. Louis. That is an odd thing to say about a city that embodies the problems of urban living without the offset of ethnic stovepipes of activities that can afford seclusion. St. Louis delivers eclectic experiences in abundance, with occasional world-class flair. It's these hidden diamonds in the rough, the Midwest ethos, and the naked approachability of the people here, some of which may become true friends without warning, that makes living here an unforgettable moment.
  • EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3173
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    I'd eat there! (Depending on how expensive it is). ;-)


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      The top plate - 12 tastings - is $ 75.00. About $ 200.00 less than the same thing in Manhattan.

    • EdF
      EdF commented
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      Not that bad for a special occasion. But then, I do eat in Manhattan often enough!

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      See its only been open for a couple months. May be a good thing you getting in early, could be paying Manhattan prices in the near future
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 11852
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      Pizza insert
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      lots of probes.

    I hope you enjoy it, but that's waaay too fancy for me.


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      The table-spoon sized entree comes with its own wine pairing. It's an acquired taste in the activity itself.
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 5944
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    Here's a link to the restaurant website: https://www.savagestl.com/


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      Thanks - I didn't think to provide the link, duh. I'm hoping a few of our Lou pit members will see this too.
  • TechSmoker
    Club Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 93
    • New Era, MI
    • Cookers
      • Grilla Silverbac Alpha
      • MasterBuilt 200772115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
      • Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
      • Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Red
      • Char Baskets
      • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbeque and Grilling, Meathead Goldwyn
      • Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen
      • Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin
      • Wicked Good Barbeque: Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart
      Favorite Meats
      • Brisket
      • Ribeye
      • Pork Spareribs
      • Bacon

    If I spend that much on a meal, I want to feel miserable because of how much I ate, not how much it cost.


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      I honestly didn't think $ 75 for the top plate was much. My wife can spend that at Chipotle..
  • Frozen Smoke
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1528
    • Northern Mn

    I'm not near sophisticated enough. I didn't even understand half your post!! Been living in the northern wilds too long I guess!


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      I'm from the tundra too. Actually, the LOU doesn't have many, if any, dress-to-atmosphere places. If it does, I don't know about them because I can't afford them.

    • FireMan
      FireMan commented
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      To quote Kent Rollins, “Ya can’t get full on fancy”. Some people like fancy, I like full.
  • Buck Flicks
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 341
    • Dee Eff Dub, TX

    I also like ST Lou. I've probably spent more time there than anywhere outside of Dallas/FW or either of my Granparents' homes. I've gone once or twice a year since 2007.

    Salt + Smoke is my favorite restuarant. Very solid BBQ and excellent whiskey bar.

    I'm not a huge fan of STL style pizza though, with the velveeta style cheese. It's not bad, but it's just slightly ... off-putting to me.


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      No one here likes the pizza. My wife, from Chicago, was 'somewhere' with gals and said 'Imo's Pizza Sucks'. Mrs. Imo then said - not if you grow up here, it's an acquired taste.

      Ha HA - no it's not....

      The Lou's Dogtown Pizza rules. Just got into stores a couple months ago. Good for them.
  • Buck Flicks
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 341
    • Dee Eff Dub, TX

    If there's a JJ Twig's near you, their double decker pizza is very good. I haven't been to Imo's, but last time I was there this June, we went to Stefanina's, which is similar to Imo's and I thought I was eating ballpark nacho pizza.


    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1085
      • Wilson County, TX
      • PrimoXL
        Maverick 732
        Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
        Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
        Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
        Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

      Agree with your sentiments about STL. Lived there 20 years and loved it. It’s our second hometown. Two daughters still live there. I’ll see if they have tried Savage.


      • Potkettleblack
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 1886
        • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
        • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330
          Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
          For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
          Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi
          Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something)

        Lived in St. Louis for four years, married a local, returned often until her mom moved away. It's a secret city. There's great stuff there, but you have to know a local or work hard to find it. Or know your way around town. It was a year before I could find a few good places, but my future wife took me to all of them, and then I started to find them on my own and introduce her.

        Love that town.


        • Ahumadora
          Club Member
          • Oct 2015
          • 1878
          • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

          Last time I was in St Louis was 2004 . I was Exporting a Hearse from Philadelphia to New Zealand. The trucking company let me down at the last minute and I had it booked in a container leaving from Los Angeles. So, I got a red eye flight from Los Angeles to philly, collected the hearse (2001 Cadillac) and started driving like crazy to get back asap (2700 miles).
          Blowing through St Louis and the cops light me up. I slowed down and he gave me a dirty look and continued. Ended up at roadside rest stop near there and slept in the back of it for a few hours. In the morning I staggered out the back of the hearse. A couple were walking their dog and seen me. You should have seen the look on their faces thats my last experience with st louis.


          • Nuke em
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 746
            • Nj

            Lol. Great story. What I would give to be a fly on the hearse when that happened




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