#77: Falafel at Kabob House
The humble falafel at Kabob House might be the least photogenic piece of heaven you'll ever eat. They are fried a dark, dark brown, but they aren't burnt, the crisp exteior yielding to a moist interior. That interior isn't merely a vivid green but damn near fluorescent. Don't allow either color to put you off: These are delicious, the bright seasoning so complex that, after many attempts, I've given up trying to isolate the individual spices.
At any rate, you won't have to look at them for very long. Eaten by themselves or dabbed with tahini sauce and wrapped in a piece of pita, they'll all be devoured soon enough.
4940 Christy Boulevard
$3.50 (sandwich)/$6.95 (plate, pictured)
I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.
#78: A slice with pepperoni at Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza
#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
#80: Banh mi dac biet at Phuc Loi
#81: Prosciutto bianca pizza at the Good Pie
#82: Gold Coast Chocolate ice cream at Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
#83: Hot salami (salam de testa) at Gioia's Deli
#84: Veal parmesan sandwich at Biggie's
#85: Nachos (with jalapeños and extra cheese cup) at Busch Stadium
#86: Lobster bisque at Café Ventana
#87: Calamari fritti at Mangia Italiano
#88: Brisket sandwich at Winslow's Home
#89: Paletas at La Vallesana 2
#90: Spaghetti and meatballs at Sugo's Spaghetteria