Snibo's serves a menu of hearty American pub fare. Share an order of jalapeño poppers ($7.50) to kick off the friendly feeding frenzy, or divide the brick-oven-baked thin-crust pizza ($11 for 16") among 16 friends with 1-inch mouths. Deep-fried catfish fillets ($9) swim over delighted taste buds, and savory gravy dances over slices of succulent meatloaf ($8) in a comfort food soiree. Tasty sandwiches include the juicy bacon cheeseburger ($8.25), and a chicken-breast sandwich ($9.50) comes with cottage cheese and a salad with egg, bacon, and mozzarella.
To accompany a menu that sates appetites with hearty pub eats, including their popular $0.99 burgers, The Babylon houses more than 20 whistle-wetting draft beers. Patrons may also reserve a party room for free and come in on Saturdays for live musical performances.
Everything from the pickle spears to the guacamole finds the deep fryer at Kokomos Bar and Grill. The crispy fried appetizers complement a selection of unimpeachable pub food. There's a half-pound burger with sautéed mushrooms and swiss cheese, and another one with bacon and Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce. Also on the menu are cheesesteaks and pizzas for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. For entertainment, guests can toss darts at a dartboard, arcade game, high-definition TV, or occasional live-music act.
Owner Zebrina Looney and her energetic, multicultural staff empathize with clients who have been stung by the arrogance that sometimes permeates swanky salons. That's why they take pains to communicate style suggestions and treatment details in a way that clients can understand, infusing strands with glamorous formal and everyday styles in a non-intimidating atmosphere. The employee roster brings together fresh beauty-school graduates and veteran stylists who all share the same love of hair and dipping french braids in french dressing. Their diverse career accomplishments include publishing work online and in magazines, styling for professional photo shoots, and serving as educator for premium hair-product manufacturers such as Paul Mitchell and Biolonic.
A flat-screen TV and complimentary coffee, soda, and snacks contribute to the salon's laid-back atmosphere, and decor accents of wrought-iron wall art and granite countertops exude an aura of streamlined sophistication.
Every Thursday through Saturday night, two pro piano players sit down at Jive and Wail's two baby grand pianos and proceed to bang out Top 40 hits from a plethora of eras, including time that has not yet come to pass, though these future-songs cannot be heard by present-day ears. Audience participation is not only encouraged but demanded by the dueling pianists—who are not above threatening their audience with atonal jazz if no song requests are forthcoming. Once you've made your request, the bar's high-tech sound system makes sure you won't miss it while refreshing your tipple at the full-service bar.
A new player in the O'Fallon restaurant scene, K Pub & Grill shakes up the dining experience with an expansive pub menu and a smoke-free atmosphere. Pummel hunger pangs with the beef brisket in a zesty barbecue sauce ($13.99), or slap them with the chili-teriyaki-glazed tails of crispy fried jumbo shrimp (10 for $12.99). Seven specialty pizzas, including the Philly beef and cheese, slathered in A1 steak sauce ($15.99), vie silently for gustatory attention. A carnivorous theme runs through the menu, with wings available in barbecue pork ($6.99) and superhot chicken ($6.29). Flame-retardant mouths can test their strength by taking the hot-wings challenge, a 15-minute eat-off that ends with a photo on either the Wall of Champions or the Wall of Shame.
At DeCarlo's Bar and Grill, chefs take an innovative approach to burger making. Rather than piling toppings on the outside of the burger, they stuff flavorful ingredients—such as pepper jack cheese, bacon, or jalapenos—directly between two quarter-pound patties. These signature burgers ooze juicy fillings and gossip with every bite, and they star on a menu of pub fare also populated by hearty sandwiches, fried appetizers, customized pizzas, and a variety of draft beers and cocktails.