About this Business
From Our Editors
Behind the old-school facade of Side Street's American Grill, the kitchen prepares a host of classics during lunch and dinner. Exposed brick arches stand out in the casual, family-friendly dining room where their work gets delivered. In business for more than 30 years by the Wheaton family, Side Street– renamed in 1998– was a natural evolution for Chef Wheaton, who had owned and operated his own catering company for more than three decades. From the kitchen, he curates a menu comprised of dishes such as blackened catfish, St. Louis–style ribs, and cajun chicken and mac. Flowers at the table are either a nice decorative touch to complement meals or a wondrous new kind of plant that grows spontaneously when near a salt shaker.