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5 Ferguson Restaurants You Should Visit This Week

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Growlers at Ferguson Brewing Company. | Pat Kohm

With so much bad news coming out of Ferguson this week, it's reassuring to see people building up the community and supporting each other. In that spirit, we'd like to suggest five of our favorite Ferguson restaurants that could use some love.

See also: Ferguson: An Updated Guide to Restaurants Along Florissant Road

Ferguson Brewing Company
(418 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-521-2220)

There's no shortage of craft breweries in St. Louis, but Ferguson is one of our favorites. Along with favorites like the Munich Dunkel and seasonal Peach Wheat, the former Hill Brewery also crafts wildcards like last year's Watermelon Saison. The food ain't bad either -- its sweet habanero wing won overall favorite at the 2012 UPC Heartland Wing Ding competition.

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Strawberry shortcake at Cork Wine Bar. | Jennifer Silverberg

Cork Wine Bar
(423 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-521-9463)

Prefer wine to beer? Head to this chic wine bar in Ferguson. Opened in 2009, Cork Wine Bar has bottles at nearly every price point, and many are available in three- or six-ounce pours. You can also get flights for between $10 and $15. Each wine comes with tasting notes; order some flatbread or sliders to go with the vino.

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All aboard! | RFT Photo

Whistle Stop Depot
(1 Carson Road, Ferguson; 314-521-1600)

Ted Drewes isn't the only frozen-custard stand in town. Whistle Stop serves up its treats with whimsy -- watch the train roll by as you sip a malt or chow down on a waffle cone. There's an old-timey piano, too, and plenty of Ferguson history in the adjacent mini-museum.

Faraci Pizza North
(520 South Florissant Road; 314-524-2675)

Family-owned Faraci Pizza has been making the same pies since 1968 with their grandmother's early-twentieth-century recipes. Owners Joseph and Dorothy retired in 1998, but their son Pete runs Faraci North while older brother Vince expanded the restaurant to Ellisville. Ferguson boasts the original location, though, so stop by and patronize one of the oldest and best pizza joints in St. Louis.

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The Corner Coffee House. | Google Street View

Corner Coffee House
(100 North Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-521-4600)

Yes, you can get a hearty breakfast for around five bucks. The Corner Coffee House has fresh-baked pastries and pies every morning, not to mention specialties like chocolate-vanilla caramel espresso. Stop by for sandwiches and wraps during lunch.

If you're looking for more places to visit in Ferguson, Ian Froeb over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a few picks, too.

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at Nancy.Stiles@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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analogordigital
analogordigital

Considering what all is going on in Ferguson as of late..... No thanks! I will wait for the s**theads to get their act together first. No need to drive over there for molotov coctails, tear gas, bullets, and looting. 


I will wait for the crap to die down, and then, maybe just then, I might consider it. 


Ferguson, has a very, very, very steep hill to climb in my mind. 


Alicia Hooper
Alicia Hooper

Actually William quite a few people care. It's easy to be sarcastic when it doesn't affect you. Anyway, take care and be blessed.

William Allie Banks
William Allie Banks

The article is promoting people to go there..wow..attention span problems?

William Allie Banks
William Allie Banks

Where...oh in your mind no wonder no one else can see what you're talking about

Josh Albers
Josh Albers

Its also free to the first 100 looters threw the door... After that will trade for weaves and 40s

Josh Albers
Josh Albers

There food is to die for... Lol ... People are going to be breaking down the doors to go to these places...lol

Jodi Lee
Jodi Lee

Sorry, not visiting Ferguson for any reason. Blame the thugs.

monstromo1
monstromo1

There's been nothing violent near any of these places. Anybody with a map can see how large Ferguson is. I had a beer at the brew pub myself last week. These are great restaurants everyone could check out. That said, you could also try the businesses on West Florissant near Canfield Green. Broaden your horizons, try something new, expand your network and maybe help bridge a gap that's been a detriment to St Louis.

Violet Jones
Violet Jones

Wtf is the rft is on that motivated them to post this....because I clearly need some. #delusional

Violet Jones
Violet Jones

I'd rather be shot at sunrise than patronize a business in Ferguson right now.

Cal Winter
Cal Winter

Saddle up the Humvee and go out on the town.

Joshua Young
Joshua Young

Most of the problems are not in the main downtown area. If you don't know what you are talking about, don't suggest people stay away from these businesses. Ignorant morons.

Nicholas Stanley
Nicholas Stanley

Only reason anybody should travel to Ferguson Mo is for target practice!!!

Thea Galantowicz
Thea Galantowicz

RFT, seriously? Of course people are going to absolutely object! Near the fury or not, people are scared and I say this is NOT the time to promote fun eateries in the town of Furguson! Don't see why this was posted even with the edit of knowledge of the current events. Ugh.

Sanjay Bose
Sanjay Bose

Did u saw the VIDEO where MONSTER MIKE threatning poor STORE CLERK with a gun, robbing store . Dont u care about that store clerk who was threathend & shop owner whose shop was robbed & burned . R they not human being & have family to feed . Do u think that boy doing such crime is innocent. Cop has done right by shooting him & saving many lives HE KILLED A gang THUG OK. And this riots r only excuse to rob , steal the stores & shops , these people want all things FREE ,they doing just Wat MONSTER MIKE did ROB, u work hard they rob & u dont defent just what they want (JUST WATCH THAT VIDEO OF MONSTER MIKE IN THE Store) mike friends had even admitted robbing store ITS GANG

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

I am from Jefferson County, but will make a point to eat at one of these restaurants to support the people of Ferguson. We have to heal our town. When the outsiders are gone we will be the ones left to support each other. God Bless ya'll.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Best to keep your self , clocked unlock ed an ready to rock.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

You are HILLARIOUS! ....good luck with that YO no way

Marc D McNew
Marc D McNew

Did not go there before this all happened an won't be going there now

Jon Link
Jon Link

Faraci's and Ferguson Brewing are really good. Solid choices in this article!

Heather Scott
Heather Scott

Just beware of people looting and setting these places on fire in the name of peaceful protesting!!

Dave
Dave

Visit them now before their gone!

Jo-Anne Rehme Verheyen
Jo-Anne Rehme Verheyen

Ferguson Brew House has great food AND beer...patronize them..don't let the asshole looters destroy it!!

Starlett Renken
Starlett Renken

I will not be going to any of them due to violent act of stupidity.

David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Cold day in hell before going any where near da hood.

Vivian Brotherton
Vivian Brotherton

What a bunch if ignorance. They don't know what they're talking about. Thank you!

natagrem
natagrem

I don't fucking think so, RFT. 

Alicia Hooper
Alicia Hooper

Do yall even know the geography of that area?? Downtown Ferguson is nowhere near the part of Ferguson that is being attacked. Its actually closer to UMSL. Smh... thanks RFT for posting this.

JenSTL
JenSTL

These businesses/communities are hurting and as conscientious community members we need to support a hurting community. So, this is the PERFECT time to post this.

JenSTL
JenSTL

Julie, you are a major part of the problem! This kind of attitude is what fuels the problems in Ferguson.


JenSTL
JenSTL

Funny you should bring up stupidity . . .

natagrem
natagrem

"Downtown" Ferguson? lol. That city is so teeny tiny it doesn't even matter. 

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