New to Town: Food for the Soul

By Catherine Rolwes
In Culture, Interviews

 

Everyone’s idea of comfort food is different—but whether it’s Grandma’s apple pie or Dad’s macaroni and cheese, the key ingredient is nostalgia. Two new STL eateries are taking you back to the good old days with comfort foods both sweet and savory.
An upcycled retro cafe? in Carondelet, Melt (7700 Ivory Ave.) brings to the table a menu chock full of waffles, ice cream, specialty alcoholic drinks and milkshakes served in mason jars—perfect for an evening of going for the high score on the pinball machines.
Meanwhile, Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Ave.) in Ellendale takes home-style cooking and adds some spice with a New Mexican twist. The diverse menu includes favorites like buttermilk cornmeal pancakes, biscuits with chorizo gravy and green chile cheeseburgers.

 

2940_1045.jpgMelt Breakfast Sundae

 

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