In his 2010 review, Riverfront Times reporter Ian Froeb revealed the origin of Ernesto's Winebar?s distinctive name. Instead of honoring a chef or long-lost relative, the name pays homage to the owners' love for Ernest Hemingway's simplistic style. Chef Stephanie Hay has risen to the challenge, translating the clean complexity of The Sun Also Rises or the masculine energy of Green Hills of Africa into a menu of tapas and hearty entrees. Diverse flavor profiles mimic Papa Hemingway?s wanderlust, corralling global flavors including chili lime, wasabi tobiko, and even red pepper sauce to create festive tapas such as the truffle-infused grilled cheese, which was named the best grilled cheese of 2010 by Riverfront Times.
The cheese-and-charcuterie menu details hearty repasts from all corners of the globe, with plates of smoky blue cheese from Oregon and salchich?n white pork from Spain joining notes of green peppercorn, tomatillo, and even brown sugar for nods to Latin America and the Mediterranean. Ernesto's has also gone to great lengths to locate wine varietals from France, Germany, and Spain for pairing with large steaks and seafood entrees delicately saut?ed in a wide array of wine sauces.
Ernesto's butter-hued walls appear to melt in the light from wall sconces and flickering red candles. Above lush hardwood paneling, several framed photographs offer a glimpse of Hemingway at his most virile??aggressively writing at his desk, and using a large steak as a body pillow. For a touch of warmth during fall weather, patrons can also retreat outdoors, where a mammoth brick fireplace casts rich glow on Ernesto's sleek cobblestone patio.
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag's drink list. Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag is great for families with kids. With plenty of room to go around, Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag also offers a private area perfect for large groups. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag is ultra casual. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag also offers catering.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag.
The menu at Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Designed for pint-probing neophytes of the 21-plus persuasion, Beer School opens an interactive window to the world of brewski connoisseury at the historic Anheuser-Busch brewery. A flight master begins your session with a beerscape rundown, including the effects of individual ingredients on the final product, as well as the secret reason behind each draft-filled flagon’s frothy top. The half-hour class also includes ample taste testing in order to differentiate the elemental baseline of Budweiser from other Anheuser-Busch elixirs. Following the class, pupils receive certificates of tasting completion and hop on a complimentary hops tour.
Sometimes the only way to fully appreciate a beer is to see where it came from. Before popping into the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, visitors of all ages can take a complimentary tour of the step-by-step brewing process in the historic brewhouse. When the tour comes to an end, stop by the Biergarten to sample from 18 suds on tap. The menu offers single-beer and four-beer-flight pairings for every appetizer and entree.
Sometimes, putting a brush in the hand of a kid can change everything. At South Broadway Art Project, a local non-profit, that's just one of their many goals. Visitors of all ages are welcome at the colorful studio, where free and affordable art programs encourage community members to try their hand at painting, drawing, pottery, and even fashion design. Meanwhile, open studio encourages creatives to stop by when inspiration strikes to take advantage of materials, instruction, and ample studio space.
The flavors of the South mingle with the Cajun spices of the Louisiana bayou at Sister Cities Cajun and BBQ. On the barbecue side, pit masters smoke meats slowly to create juicy prime rib or tenderize pork shoulders so the meat pulls right off the bone. They pair these Southern staples with a range of sides, from the fried-potato salad to the classic red beans and rice. On the other side of the menu, chefs cook up spicy dishes featuring fresh seafood. They blacken catfish for traditional po' boys and add shrimp to everything from stuffed mushrooms to tacos topped with a Cajun slaw. Staffers don't just offer food for the stomach, however. They also provide food for the mind with their in-house book exchange.