They got the goodies

If you ask 8 Dollar Deli’s owner Roger Morgan what makes a delicious deli sandwich, he’ll tell you that it’s the goodies. His vibrantly colorful restaurant just opened last Thursday at 6600 Delmar Blvd., a space that used to be occupied by Smoothie King.

| Senior Scene Editor

Portobello mushrooms and pole dancing: A look at a new health-focused spot on the Loop

As a new combined restaurant and fitness center, It’s A Wrap on the Delmar Loop aims to make local residents healthier, fitter and happier. I went there for the first time this past Sunday, excited to see what owner Chris Alexander was doing to make his vision for the community a reality.

| Staff Writer

‘America’s Next Great Restaurant’

You’ve seen him as an iron chef, you may have seen him as a judge on “The Next Food Network Star,” but now Bobby Flay has a new role: mentor and investor on NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant.” Ten ordinary people will compete with their pitches for the next great fast-casual (a.k.a. “classy” fast food) American restaurant.

| TV Editor

Stepping Out: Océano Bistro

If these wintery days have you in a somber mood, Océano Bistro is sure to put a smile on your face. With a largely seafood inspired menu, each dish is an ode to a coastal city filled with warm sunrays.

| Scene Reporter

Best restaurant

Located in a midtown parking lot tucked away off Olive St., Pappy’s is known for its almost absurdly delicious Memphis-style ribs. “Pappy’s is the single best meal you can get in St. Louis. By far the best barbeque I have ever had. It’s all about the ribs,” said senior Adam Savaglio, a frequent diner.

Fritanga

Imagine biting into a lightly fried enchilada with layers of golden brown dough and a juicy pulled chicken filling. If you’re already hungry, then you can feed your imagination at Fritanga, a cozy one-room restaurant that provides authentic Nicaraguan food for decent prices.

Sarah Netta | Stepping Out Columnist

Clayton Sushi Crawl

You may think a “Wash. U. Roll” will satiate your sushi cravings, but you shouldn’t settle for it. Just a few minutes’ drive away in Clayton are three decidedly different takes on raw fish.

| Scene Columnist

Stepping Out: Bobo Noodle House

Bobo Noodle House is the perfect solution for the hungry Washington University student who is in the mood for a special meal but not willing to brave the cold for too long.

| Stepping Out Columnist

Cooking up a dream in St. Louis: Gerard Craft

Just as a painter possesses the intuition to create the perfect brush stroke, so too does a chef use his talent to make braised pig’s head with the same level of refinement. St. Louis’s own Gerard Craft is such an artist, whose work can be seen at his restaurants Niche and Taste by Niche in Benton Park.

| Scene Reporter

House of India

Every day from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., House of India holds a lunch buffet. Classic Indian dishes are offered in addition to a few unique ones you may not have tried before.

| Scene Reporter