Kirkwood: A Culinary Tour of a Commuter Town Tranformed Into a Dining Destination

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Sunset 44 Bistro
(118 West Adams Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-6644)
With a menu described as "regional American" you know you can pretty much count on a wide selection, with everything from German, French and Asian-inspired foods. Avocado tacos, for example -- three pieces of tempura-fried avocado sit inside both corn and flour tortillas, garnished with cabbage. And it's vegan friendly! Then there's Avila stew with scallops, salmon, lobster and an Angus beef tenderloin medallion served with a red-wine reduction sauce. Desserts include crème brûlée, bananas Foster pound cake and a rich, layered chocolate mousse napoleon. A taste of fine dining across an eclectic menu, sounds good to us.

See also:
- Fresh, Bright Vegetarian Fare Shines at Sunset 44 Bistro in Kirkwood

Kirkwood Ice and Fuel
(215 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-822-0494)
Though no longer supplying ice or fuel, at least not in the traditional sense, Kirkwood Ice & Fuel offers pub grub and a boatload of TVs for all your sports-watching needs. The food is solid bar fare -- wings, T-ravs and nachos along with salads, burgers, hot dogs, wraps, sandwiches, pizza and steak. A special dish is the delicious fish tacos meant to be enjoyed with Sol beer. On the weekends, this is one of the more popular spots for the younger crowd -- especially St. Peter's and Kirkwood High alumni -- who reunite on weekend nights and during football games.

See also:
- Best Neighborhood Bar (West County) - 2012

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