STL Now: Nosh on This
A new Maplewood bistro proves good things really do come in small packages.
Much like its name, Nosh‘s M.O. is simple—seasonal small plates prepared with local ingredients. Its concept is easy to stick to considering neighbors like Vom Fass, Penzey’s Spices and the nearby farmers market, which the restaurant frequents for specifc ingredients. Still, the 40-seat restaurant, which opened on Manchester Avenue in June, offers more than just a small taste of Maplewood.
The concise menu features American cuisine, from salads, sandwiches, kebobs and a handful of specialty entrees, using locally grown, free-range, grass-fed and organic ingredients. The menu when they opened included summer-inspired watermelon salad, portabella wrap, grilled chicken gouda sandwich and calamari, but it appears as though owner Paula Anderson and Chef Angela Komis were just getting started. The fall menu is a foodie’s dream and features item like artisan fatbreads and an organic apple and celery pesto sandwich (7322 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, 314.647.6966).
Photo credit: Photos by Carrie Iggulden