#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
The stew is fantastic: fork-tender goat meat in a thick, smoky, piquant chile sauce, fiery enough to clear out the cobwebs without swamping any flavors. The goat is gamy, but not overwhelmingly so -- a squeeze of lime gives the meat, and the sauce, a welcome brightness. Birria is served with corn tortillas, but don't stop once they are gone. Spoon up every last drop of that broth.
7401 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Hazelwood
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.
#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