Brazilian Steakhouses in Soulard

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Provoke your palate with empanadas de camarão, pastry-encased shrimp, cream sauce, and spicy tomato dipping sauce ($9), or let fresh mussels swim to your belly from a wine-bathed marisco buzios plate ($9). Yemanja Brasil's menu of Brazilian dinner bitables organizes proteins by their proper names: de carno/porco (beef/pork), do mar (seafood), de frango (chicken), or vegetariano. Feijoada de Ogum ($17), Brazil's national dish, is a stew of black beans, dried beef, smoked sausage, and pork ribs with rice and collard greens. Or get mouth mitts on frango minas with shredded chicken in a four-cheese raisin-cream sauce ($16). Vegetarians delight in the curried seasonal vegetables of arroz feijao botafogo ($11), whereas strict dessertists feel wholly respected with decadent layers of paveé da nena (champagne cookies layered with chocolate, egg-custard cream, and flavored whipped cream topped with chocolate sauce, $6).

2900 Missouri Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

"For many Cardinals fans, Mike Shannon has become as much a part of Cardinals baseball as the 'Birds on the Bat,'" Cardinals chairman William O. Dewitt, Jr. once said. Since playing his first Major League game as a Cardinal in 1962, Mike Shannon has stayed with the organization for more than 50 years. Beyond playing on three World Series teams and becoming an Emmy-winning sportscaster, Shannon has left his mark on the local sports culture with his eponymous restaurant.

As guests walk into Mike Shannon's Grill, repurposed gym lights glint off a trophy case stocked with awards from Shannon's personal collection. On another wall, more than 500 baseballs bear the autographs of greats like Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Mickey Mantle. The Grill is far from a kitschy sports bar, however?in one room, guests sip pisco sours at a beautiful zinc bar set against walls the hue of a night-game sky; in another, they cut into steak oscar at lamplit tables in stately leather booths.

Though the menu does have an upscale slant?roast chicken with brussels sprouts, seared jumbo scallops?there's burgers and fries, too, which guests can dig into as they watch the game on one of the 18 flat-screen TVs. Outside, they can sip beers around the firepit or their most narcissistic friend on a patio that overlooks the Park at Plum Creek.

620 Market St
Saint Louis,
MO
US