‘Iconic Restaurants of St. Louis’ by Ann Lemons Pollack Highlights Local Foodie Landmarks | Food

Blueberry Hill photo by Andrew Jansen

From Annie Gunns in Chesterfield to Woofies Hot Dogs in Overland, Ann Lemons Pollack’s legendary St. Louis restaurants extend alphabetically through 41 popular restaurants in all walks of life across the metropolitan area.

Heading to Joe Edwards’ landmark Blueberry Hill in U City? Pollack got you covered. Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In Restaurant in St. John? The same goes for. The Schlafly Tap Room in the Downtown West neighborhood of St. Louis? Likewise.

South Carolina’s Arcadia Publishing has just published Pollack’s book through its department for the American palate. The standard paperback is 160 pages long, including an index and black and white photos of its 41 subjects.


Two years ago, Pollack published Lost Restaurants of St. Louis to starving readers through the same publisher. The new volume should combine with it quite well.

At the famous restaurants, the spotlight is on Ladues Mai Lee, Sidney Street Cafe in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis, and (soon from downtown St. Louis to Clayton) a joint called Tony’s.

Pollack claims to have a daunting background in the culinary industry. Her biography on the Arcadia website states that she “reviewed restaurants, wrote cooking columns, traveled to eat, and dared to cook and cook for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch restaurant critic, the late Joe Pollack then marry him. Together they have written three guidebooks to eating in St. Louis and many food and travel stories. “

Arcadia Publishing, 420 Wando Park Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 843-853-2070, arcadiapublishing.com

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