This Week's Dish: Downtown Restaurant Week Gives Back, Mission Taco Joint Gets Food Truck

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Plan on tasting some of the best of STL for the 11th annual Downtown Restaurant Week. Produced by Downtown STL, Inc. and SYNERGY Productions, more than 20 dining spots—including 360, Cielo and Fox Midwest Live!, to name a few—will be offering a special 3-course dinner menu for a fixed price of $25 per person, plus tax and tip. In addition to the dinner, guests can sip specials on Terrazas de los Andes wines and Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne as well as sponsored beers Stella Artois, Shock Top and Stella Artois Cidre. As if the dining wasn’t the best part, Downtown Restaurant Week also gives back with Operation Food Search as its charity partner. Diners can give an “extra helping” to the cause by adding a $5 donation to their bill. Find the full list of participating establishments along with the menus at

Photo courtesy of The Tavern

Photo courtesy of The Tavern

Katie Lee Collier of Katie’s Pizza and Pasta will be making her television debut on Esquire Channel’s “The Next Great Burger” on Aug. 12. The six-part competition series premiered July 21 and takes viewers around the nation as they search for the champion American classic.

Your taco cravings can now be cured with Mission Taco Joint on wheels. The popular taco eatery from Adam and Jason Tilford launched food truck service last week—it’s first appearance at Mission Taco’s Craft Beer Week Event, Taco Tuesday. Expect to see the truck around town serving up its popular dishes with a few new items to test out for its two permanent locations in The Loop and Soulard.

Aug. 3: After a soft opening over the weekend, The Tavern Kitchen & Bar officially opens its second location for dinner service tonight. Housed in the former Cucina Pazzo spot, The Tavern continues its upscale comfort food menu Monday-Saturday with brunch offered on Sunday. 392 N. Euclid, Central West End, 314.696.8400

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