Guess Where I'm Eating This Pasta Pomodoro and Win $20 to Chinese Noodle Cafe

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Photo by Sarah Fenske
Pasta pomodoro. But where is it from?
"Pomodoro" is the Italian word for tomato -- a word that literally translates to "golden apple." And that makes Pasta Pomodoro one of the simplest options on any pasta menu. It typically involves olive oil, fresh tomatoes and basil. Sometimes, as in the preparation depicted above, it'll contain a soft cheese, like goat.

So where did we eat the plate of pasta in question? Could be any one of St. Louis' dozens of Italian restaurants, and we're not about to make things any easier by giving you a hint.

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Shrimp Po'Boy and Win $25 to Cyrano's (UPDATED!)

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A delicious po'boy. Is that side of cucumber salad a clue? You tell us.
UPDATE: We have a winner! As reader Arzzp9 first guessed correctly, the sandwich in question comes from Benton Park Cafe. We'll be sending her prize in the mail shortly. Thanks to all who played, and see you again next week.

Original post follows....

Ah, the classic shrimp po'boy -- a Louisiana invention featuring meat of some sort on a French baguette, crusty on the outside, soft in the middle. Get it dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo, and gobble it down.

There's plenty of good 'Nawlins-style food to be had in St. Louis, even at places that don't necessarily specialize in it. Thank the Mississippi, which kept our cultures connected even as St. Louis became identified with the Midwest rather than the South.

Think you know where we ordered this particular po'boy? Leave your best guess in the comments. If you're the first correct answer, we'll give you $25 to Cyrano's (603 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-3232).

Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. Employees of the restaurant in question and the Riverfront Times are not eligible.

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at sarah.fenske@riverfronttimes.com




Guess Where I'm Eating This Pizza and Win $20 to La Tejana [UPDATED]

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Neapolitan-style pizza with white bechamel sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh Mozzarella, fresh garlic, fresh rosemary and hand-grated parmesan. | Nancy Stiles

UPDATED: Commenter Pythagoras314 was the first to get it right: We were at Pizzeoli [1928 S 12th Street, Soulard, (314) 449-1111]. Thanks to all who played!

Dare we say it: St. Louis is enjoying a pizza renaissance. We know the trendy food right now is fried chicken, but we're seeing a boom in Neapolitan pizzerias. This is especially good news for those of you who just can't stand St. Louis-style pizza. If you think you know where we got this pizza with white sauce, olive oil, mozzarella, garlic, rosemary and parmesan, you could win free food.

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This Burger and Win $25 to Cyrano's [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Burger and Win $25 to Cyrano's [UPDATED]

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A classic burger and fries. | Nancy Stiles

There's really nothing better than a great burger. We were lucky enough to visit one of our favorite burger joints last week -- do you know where it was? If you can guess, we'll hook you up with some free food.

UPDATE: Commenter kevindern got it right -- we were at Carl's Drive-In (9033 Manchester Road, Brentwood; 314-961-9652).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This Barbecue Plate and Win $50 to Hwy 61 Roadhouse [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Barbecue Plate and Win $50 to Hwy 61 Roadhouse [UPDATED]

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Pulled pork, mac & cheese, bologna and fries. | Nancy Stiles

Ever since the temps have gone up, barbecue has been calling our name. We got a delicious barbecue plate last week with pulled pork and bologna. Think you can guess where we ate it? Be the first to get it right and you'll win some free grub.

[UPDATE:] Commenter sauerpower83 was right -- we were at Salt + Smoke (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This Tortellini and Win $20 to La Tejana [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Tortellini and Win $20 to La Tejana

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Meat-filled tortellini in a light cream sauce, mushrooms and peas, seasoned with prosciutto. | Nancy Stiles

We are champing at the bit for patio season, but it's just out of our reach. Unfortunately, we ate this hearty tortellini dish inside, but it was still awesome. Think you know where we got it? Take a guess and you could win some free food.

UPDATE: Commenter dudd got it right -- we were at Bar Italia (13 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-7010).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating Kale Caesar Salad and Win $30 to La Tejana [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating Kale Caesar Salad and Win $30 to La Tejana [UPDATED]

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Kale caesar salad. | Jessica Lussenhop

It's so warm out, we're giving away free food! OK, we do it every week, but we're pretty happy that spring has finally sprung. If you can correctly guess where we got this kale caesar salad, you could win some free grub.

UPDATE: Commenter seanmcelroy got it right -- we were at Winslow's Home (7213 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-7559).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating These Enchiladas and Win $20 to Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium

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Guess Where I'm Eating These Enchiladas and Win $20 to Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium [UPDATED]

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Enchiladas with chicken, spinach and Monterey jack enchiladas topped with tomatillo sauce, marinated vegetables, and queso fresco. | Nancy Stiles

Not all enchiladas have to be drenched in refried beans. We ordered a very large margarita and pretended it wasn't snowing outside with this Mexican staple. If you can guess where we got these enchiladas, we just might hook you up.

UPDATE: Commenter cranky.crankerson got it right -- we were at Cantina Laredo (7710 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-2447).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This White Pizza and Win $25 to Dao Tien [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating This White Pizza and Win $25 to Dao Tien [UPDATED]

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Pizza with white sauce, mushrooms and pancetta. | Nancy Stiles

We love a build-your-own pizza option, especially when that comes with happy-hour prices. Think you know where we got this pizza topped with white sauce, mushrooms and pancetta? Take a guess and you could win some free food.

UPDATE: Commenter seanmcelroy got it right -- we were at Basso (7036 Clayton; 314-932-7818).

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This Lobster Mac & Cheese and Win $50 to Hwy 61 Roadhouse [UPDATED]

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Guess Where I'm Eating This Lobster Mac & Cheese and Win $50 to Hwy 61 Roadhouse [UPDATED]

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Lobster mac & cheese. | Nancy Stiles

Forget the snow -- we want to help you keep the good times rollin'. If you're not frozen solid after this weekend, take a guess at where we got this lobster mac & cheese. We just might hook you up.

UPDATE: Come on, Gut Checkers! Nobody got it right for the second week in a row. We were at Walnut Grill (1386 Clarkson/Clayton Center, Ellisville; 636-220-1717). PS to the person guessing every restaurant in town with different email addresses -- you're ruining it.

See also: Guess Where I'm Eating This Lamb and Win $25 to Dao Tien

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