NY Post Likes Nico and Seoul Taco, Mission Taco Reveals Menu
A look at what's going on in the restaurant world in University City and the Delmar Loop.
Sauce Magazine has a preview of the draft menu. Quoting from Sauce:
The tightly focused menu begins with a handful of shared appetizers. Highlights include crab taquitos as well as roasted mushrooms with huitlachoche, goat cheese and arugula presented in a fried corn masa base called a huarache. A la carte tacos include popular choices such as baja fish and carne asada, but Mission gets creative with quite a few others, such as the chile-roasted duck with crisp pork belly and avocado serrano sauce.
The menu also beckons for vegetarians with options like a roasted cactus taco or one featuring the local product Mofu tofu. The restaurant will feature giant Mission-style burritos wrapped in house-made tortillas, plus tortas served on telera rolls from Diana’s Bakery. Diners looking for a square meal can round things out with side dishes like fire-grilled vegetable quinoa and chayote calabacitas.
New York Post Loves the Loop
The New York Post recently wrote about the culinary revolution taking place in St. Louis. In "Beyond the BBQ in St. Louis: A food and drinks scene emerges in the land of Budweiser," the Post gives some serious love to Nico and Seoul Taco.
Quoting from the Post:
Mediterranean restaurant Nico opened about a year ago in the heart of the funky University City neighborhood, across the street from the storied Blueberry Hill bar and restaurant, where Chuck Berry still makes an occasional appearance. Not content to coast on proximity to fame, Nico deftly hop-scotches through the flavors of France, Italy and Morocco — a bouillabaisse here, a lamb burger there.
Patio seating and a strong cocktail program round out the offerings — and explain why Nico’s has already been named a reader favorite by the local alt-weekly.
Also in University City is the new brick-and-mortar location of Seoul Taco. Co-owner David Choi got his culinary start in a food truck — who doesn’t these days? — but he’s now slinging bulgogi from a storefront a block away from Nico.