Bixby's Pairs Prohibition Exhibit With A Unique Lunch Menu

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

In a city as beer- and cocktail-centric as St. Louis, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when imbibing was illegal. The latest exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” takes a closer look at how this era affected our city. Bixby’s, the Missouri History Museum’s second-floor restaurant run by Butler’s Pantry, is celebrating the new exhibit through a Prohibition era-inspired menu.

Image courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Image courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

“We are offering this special menu to incorporate our restaurant with the exhibit at the Missouri History Museum,” said Greg Zigenfuss, the executive chef at Butler’s Pantry.

Through Aug. 17, Bixby’s lunch menu will offer four unique dishes paired with beers to celebrate the Prohibition exhibit. Try the Monte Cristo sandwich that nods to St. Louis’ European roots with sliced chicken breast, shaved Black Forest ham and Gruyere between slices of Companion brioche. The sandwich is served with German potato salad and apple mint jelly, and is paired with Belgian favorite Stella Artois.

Another Euro-inspired dish is the grilled G&W Grants Farm bratwurst topped with country mustard, pickled red cabbage and Gouda, that’s also served with Bixby’s German potato salad. The brat is paired with Busch Signature Copper Lager, an American Amber Lager that holds up well to the rich flavors in the dish.

For something a little lighter, go for the grilled tilapia tacos topped with a citrus slaw and paired with a crisp Land Shark lager.

Not to forget dessert, Bixby’s is also offering a Bundt cake made with chocolate milk stout that’s topped with a scoop of salted caramel gelato. All entrees are $14 including the beer pairing, or $11 without beer.

If you can’t make it out for lunch, be sure to catch a brunch at Bixby’s, which recently made the 2014 list of “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America” by OpenTable. The buffet and a la carte brunch offerings are available every Sunday from 10 am to 2pm.

Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, 314.361.7313. 

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