Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Spot
Felix's Pizza Pub
(6335 Clayton Avenue; 314-645-6565)
Last year, RFT readers voted Felix's pizza the most underrated in town, which means we should all start paying more attention. Besides the generous slices of pizza, this unique watering hole always brings in an eclectic crowd, which includes both college students and fortysomethings. With a menu of burgers, the aforementioned pizza, quesadillas and the self-proclaimed "St. Louis' best ribs," Felix's has good eats. There's also Felix's jukebox, which favors the edgier side of the Top 40, and might inspire patrons to stay put and dance all night -- never a bad thing.
(6407 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-5600)
The culinary traditions found on Texas and Mexico border (Tex-Mex) are the inspiration for both the name and menu at Latitude 26°. The floor-to-ceiling windows that front the restaurant bring in tons of light and create a fun, airy atmosphere. Owners Tony and Kelli Almond have put together a concise menu that hews to standard Tex-Mex dishes: tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more. The beef brisket is tender and flavorful and completely worth the trip.