University City and East Loop Restaurants Make Ian Froeb’s STL 100 Restaurants
Congratulations to the nine University City restaurants and four Delmar (East) Loop restaurants who made Ian Froeb’s STL 100 list. These restaurants not only stand out for quality cuisine and service, but also reflect the current character of the region’s dining scene. See selected University City and East Loop restaurants below, or click here to see all 100.
Guerilla Street Food
Cate Zone Chinese Cafe
Fork & Stix
Mission Taco Joint
St. Louis Soup Dumplings
Salt + Smoke
Tai Ke 台客
On opening three years ago, Tai Ke garnered attention as the only Taiwanese restaurant in St. Louis and as a part (if one complicated by history and geography) of the boom in regional-Chinese restaurants in the area. But Tai Ke was notable solely on merit, and on a recent visit I found it even better. My favorite dish, the braised beef-noodle soup, revealed a more complex flavor, the meat’s essence unfolding in layers contrasted by spices and the tang of pickled mustard greens. Tai Ke offers a wealth of dishes to hook first-time visitors: the signature Three Cup Chicken, the hakka stir-fry and the sticky-rice hot dog among them.
Hours: Lunch and dinner daily
地址：8604 Olive blvd., St. Louis，MO 63132
Last year’s ranking: Rest of the Best