Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Veggie Burger

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One of our favorites, at Small Batch. | Caroline Yoo

St. Louis is a barbecue town -- we're a city full of meat-eaters. But that doesn't mean there isn't a good veggie burger to be had. Whether you're an herbivore, omnivore or carnivore, you can enjoy a patty made of something other than beef. So, what's the restaurant that should get more love for its veggie burger?

See also: See also: #74: "Burger" at Small Batch Whiskey & Fare


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What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Veggie Burger?

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The "burger" at Small Batch. | Caroline Yoo

Our latest on the countdown of Gut Check's 100 favorite dishes was the "burger" at vegetarian and whiskey restaurant Small Batch Whiskey & Fare (3001 Locust Street; 314-380-2040). It's made of a corn fritter and topped with Chihuahua cheese, guacamole, black bean salsa and rooster sauce. That got us thinking -- there have to be other delicious veggie burgers that even us omnivores can enjoy.

See also: #74: "Burger" at Small Batch Whiskey & Fare

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Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Winery Is...

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More wine! | Graham

One of our favorite things about St. Louis in the summer is going to wineries. And we know which one we'll be checking out next. This place got almost 50 percent of the vote, a margin we haven't seen in a while. Your pick for St. Louis' most underrated winery is...

See also: Rack House West Winery Pops the Cork in Cottleville

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Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Winery

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Ode to a grape? | Graham

We plan on spending all the weekends we can this summer at wineries. Napa Valley is 2,000 miles away, but there are award-winning vineyards right here in Missouri. We tallied up the reader suggestions for the winery that should get some more love; vote for your favorite after the jump.

See also: Cooper's Hawk Brings Napa-Style Winery to Town & Country

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What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Winery?

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Inside Copia Urban Winery. | Jennifer Silverberg

This edition of underrated/overrated was inspired by a reader's e-mail who had a suggestion for an oft-overlooked local winery. We figured there are lots more to love, and we want to hear about them.

See also: Rack House West Winery Pops the Cork in Cottleville

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Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Doughnut Is...

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Donut Drive-In. | RFT Photo

Gut Check readers are pretty vocal when it comes to doughnuts. We're always hearing about new places all over the city and county, especially when we do our delicious blind taste tests. The vote is in, though, and there's one place we'll definitely be going to soon.

See also: A Blind Taste Test of 5 Doughnuts Including Strange, World's Fair and, Yes, Schnucks

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Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Doughnut

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The french toast doughnut from Vincent Van Doughnut. | Brian Marsden

We knew you guys would come through when it came to nominating St. Louis' most underrated doughnut. The breakfast classic is red hot right now, and we have so many new places to check out. We narrowed it down to four places with the most nominations, so now it's time to vote. Don't forget -- you can write in a nomination, too.

See also: The Eight Best Doughnut Shops in St. Louis

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What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Doughnut?

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A treat from last month's Tour D'onut. | Jon Gitchoff

Every time we write about doughnuts, we get tons of feedback from readers. We get even more feedback when we do our blind taste test of the breakfast treats (a.k.a. Game of Dones) -- you all have very strong opinions about where we should go next. That's why this week's edition of Overrated/Underrated is a no-brainer: what is St. Louis' most underrated doughnut?

See also: Game of Dones: A Blind Taste Test of 6 Doughnuts Including Reigning Champ Pharaoh

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Sam Kogos Talks Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Your Pick for St. Louis' Underrated Cajun/Creole Restaurant

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Chicken and sausage jambalaya. | Jennifer Silverberg

Even though we've named Riverbend Restaurant & Bar (701 Utah Street; 314-664-8443) one of the best Cajun/Creole restaurants in St. Louis ever since it's been open, it's perpetually underrated. Owner Sam Kogos thinks it may be because of Riverbend's out-of-the-way location. If you do find it, Kogos is certain you'll be surprised by the food.

See also: Riverbend Restaurant & Bar's Red Beans and Rice: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

"We're serving what I think is the most authentic Cajun/Creole food in town," Kogos tells Gut Check. "Me and my cousin, who is my chef -- we're the only ones in town who actually were born and raised in New Orleans, had a restaurant in New Orleans, cooked in New Orleans."

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Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Cajun/Creole Restaurant

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Gumbo at Sister Cities Cajun and BBQ. | Mabel Suen

You guys love New Orleans cuisine more than we thought. We got a lot of feedback in our latest poll, and now it's time to take it to a vote. We tallied up the restaurants mentioned the most and narrowed it down to the top four. You can also write in your own if you think we got it wrong.

See also: What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Cajun/Creole Restaurant?

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