Ben­ton Park/Chero­kee Area

Where St. Louis - - THE GUIDE -

HODAK’S— Amer­i­can. Win­ner, win­ner, chicken din­ner: fried chicken is their spe­cialty, although the menu also of­fers roast beef, burg­ers and more. Pop­u­lar with groups, fam­i­lies and any­one look­ing for a clas­sic south St. Louis din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. L

and D (daily). www.ho­daks.com. 2100 Gravois Ave., 314.776.7292. Map 4- 4H

LEMP MAN­SION RESTAU­RANT— Ameri

can. In the Lemp Man­sion, once home to Lemp Brew­ery mag­nates and now St. Louis’ quin­tes­sen­tial haunted house. Clas­sics such as Beef Welling­ton and Steak Diane served, plus chicken, seafood and pasta. Open for lunch M-F, for din­ner Tu-Sa (Sept-Dec), Th-Sa (Jan-Aug). Fam­ily-style chicken din­ner on Su from 11:30 am-8 pm. Mur­der mys­tery din­ner theater F & Sa night ($48.95). (Cards: AE DC DS MC V) www.lemp­man­sion.com. 3322 DeMe­nil Place, north of Chero­kee, 314.664.8024. Map 4-5H

THE MUD HOUSE— Cof­fee/ Tea Bar. Warm, friendly spot for a great cup of cof­fee and nu­mer­ous espresso cre­ations, plus tasty con­coc­tions for break­fast (bis­cuits & gravy, killer break­fast bur­rito, French toast), lunch and early din­ner (sand­wiches, wraps and soups; the por­to­bello Reuben is a must). B and L (daily). www.the­mud­hous­estl.com. 2101 Chero­kee St., 314.776.6599. Map 4-5G

YEMANJA BRASIL— Brazil­ian. An un­ex­pected jewel tucked into a res­i­den­tial neigh­bor­hood, this is the home of a pop­u­lar (and stiff) drink, the caipir­inha, a heav­enly con­coc­tion of limes and sug­ar­cane liqueur. Equally de­light­ful is the food, ex­otic tastes from tilapia in co­conut sauce to em­panadas. D ( Th-Su). (Cards: AE DC DS MC V) www.brazil­din­ing. com. 2900 Mis­souri Ave., 314.771.7457. Map 4-5H

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