Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013


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Mission Taco
[Opened in February]

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Jennifer Silverberg
The tacos offered at Mission Taco, from left to right, are: napoles (roasted cactus, poblano, caramelized onion, goat cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa); roasted duck (shredded chile-roasted duck, crisp pork belly, avocado serrano sauce); Mofu tofu (chile grilled local tofu, avocado, arugula, ancho barbecue sauce, grilled onions); carne asada (grilled flank steak, baby arugula, creamy avocado serrano sauce, queso fresco); Yucatan chicken (achiote marinated chicken, pickled onion, fiery arbol salsa, queso fresco); Cochinita pibil (achiote marinated pork shoulder, slow roasted in banana leaf with pickled onion and ancho barbecue sauce); Baja fish tacos (wood grilled or fried, chipolte baja sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco); beef brisket birria (slow-roasted brisket, pork belly carnitas, avocado, fiery arbol sauce). Shown with grilled-vegetable quinoa and roasted street corn.

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Jennifer Silverberg
The Chorihuevo torta brings chorizo, fried egg, pickled jalapeno, smashed black beans, Chihuahua, garlic lime mayo.

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Jennifer Silverberg
Owner and chef Jason Tilford's ten-year-old son, Julian, eating some roasted street corn.

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Piccione Pastry
[Opened in April]

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Mabel Suen
Espresso hazelnut, pistachio and strawberry cannolis.

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Mabel Suen
Chocolate and coffee checker cassata cake, a rum soaked sponge cake.

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Mabel Suen
Inside Piccione Pastry, located in the Delmar Loop.

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The Libertine

7927 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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15 comments
Annette Pentecost
Annette Pentecost

I've only heard of Mike Shannons and Strange Donuts but haven't been to any on the list.

Stacey Barbeau
Stacey Barbeau

need to go to delmar... lots of yummies on that stretch!

DontBeEvilMan
DontBeEvilMan

@RiverfrontTimes I'm a little sad Starr's new BBQ place is not on this list.... but then I remember our 8 other restaurants and I understand

DontBeEvilMan
DontBeEvilMan

@RiverfrontTimes I'm a little sad Starr's new BBQ place is not on this list.... but than I remember our 8 other restaurants and I understand

johndoe
johndoe

Alumni downtown should have got a sniff. 

Tom Halaska
Tom Halaska

Lots of friends on this list. Can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

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