We have some great local places that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets.
But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not.
That's where you come in.
We could throw some money at a professional food critic, but that's not exactly what Patch is all about. We'd much rather know the opinion of the fine folks that eat there day-in and day-out.
It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark.
That's why we are introducing The Friday Food Critic column, where each week we will put a different restaurant on the chopping block. You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who has the best drink specials and so forth.
The best part? You could be selected for a $10 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. Each week, we'll randomly select three reviewers from across the St. Louis area.
This week's restaurant is Saleem's West Lebanese Restaurant. Located in a strip mall on Manchester Road next to St. Louis Bread Company, this is a family owned and operated restaurant that offers a taste of Lebanon. It touts locally grown ingredients and garlice is a main ingredient here.
To review Saleem's West Lebanese Restaurant, simply click on its name. You'll be directed toward its community listing in our places directory, where you can rate the restaurant on a five-star system or write a personal review.
At Town and Country - Manchester Patch, we believe your words of wisdom are better than any food critic.
What are you waiting for? Let the reviewing begin!
About this column: If there's one thing Town and Country and Manchester are not short on, it's places to find some good food. Each week, we'll open up the book on one of the two cities restaurants so you, the reader, can tell us what it's really like.