Are you looking for a unique culinary experience that celebrates the regional cuisine of St. Louis, Missouri? Then Bulrush STL is the place to be! Located in the Grand Center Arts District, just steps from the Fox Theater and Symphony, this contemporary restaurant and craft bar is helmed by two-time James Beard semifinalist chef Rob Connoley. His mission is to define Ozark cuisine by looking back to its origin story, when the Osage Indians first encountered immigrants and settlers who brought enslaved people to the region. At Bulrush STL, they strive to give voice to storytellers from the past through their food. They observe how each culture offered ingredients, techniques and traditions that merged to become what we now know as Ozark Cuisine.
If you're looking for a taste of this regional cuisine, then Mama Toscano's Ravioli is a must-visit. Nick Toscano and his family have been making handmade toasted ravioli since the late 1940s. They offer the original meat (a mix of beef and pork), cheese (filled with ricotta cheese) and pizza (sausages, pizza sauce and Provel cheese) ravioli. If you're visiting St. Louis for the first time, you might be surprised to learn that this Gateway City has its own style of pizza as well as many other foods that you won't find outside of the metropolitan area.
The toasted ravioli, sticky buttercake and St. Paul sandwich are practically exclusive products from St. Louis and all of them are delicious. But there's more to St. Louis' regional cuisine than just these three dishes! From gooey butter cake to pork steaks, there's something for everyone in this city's culinary scene.
From classic Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs to more modern creations like Korean-style tacos, St. Louis has something for everyone. If you're looking for a truly unique dining experience that celebrates the regional cuisine of St. Louis, then Bulrush STL is the place to be! With its focus on Ozark cuisine and its commitment to giving voice to storytellers from the past through their food, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.