The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2013 names the "Best Dish" of the year.
Maybe you could engineer a sandwich more capable of quelling a hangover than the Shack-Which at the Shack Pubgrub (3818 Laclede Avenue; 314-533-7000), but why bother, when the Shack-Which already exists? The sheer size of the thing is overwhelming: two slices of lightly toasted rustic French bread, each by itself the size of a dinner plate (OK, a smallish dinner plate, but still), bracketing a meat of your choice -- and your options are numerous: steak, chicken (grilled, blackened or fried), turkey, pastrami, pulled pork, pork belly, ham, or bacon and egg -- oozing with melted provolone and topped with piquant coleslaw, tomato slices and a heap of crisp, thick-cut french fries.
|One of the "Shackwiches" at the Shack Pubgrub | Jennifer Silverberg|
Yes, you read that right: The fries are part of the sandwich.
But wait. There's more.
See Also:More »
- Ian Froeb's RFT Review of the Shack Pubgrub (2012)
- Jennifer Silverberg's RFT Slideshow of the Shack Pubgrub (2012)