The Riverfront Times has a recuring series this year named the Gut Check One Hundred 2013 which lists the 100 dishes you just have to try. They believe these restaurant menu items define St. Louis dining for 2013.
So far there are 8 places/dishes discussed.
While we're on the subject of the RFT and food, how about their 6 favorite sports bars for food?
1. Barrister's in Clayton
2. Joe Buck's downtown St. Louis
3. Lester's in Ladue
4. Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood downtown St. Louis (Note: he's opened a new place in Edwardsville)
5. The Post Sports Bar & Grill in Maplewood
6. Sportsman's Park in Ladue
It looks like most of these could be sports bars except for Mike Shannon's which is more of a true restaurant.
Want a bar in which to watch the Billikens in the NCAA tournament? You need to get to Humphrey's.