Robbie Cassell

Robbie Cassell (7)

Robbie Cassell, aka The STiCKMAN, has owned several restaurants and eating ventures of various sorts throughout the St. Louis area.  He loves to eat, but he also loves to share his good eating “discoveries” with his friends.  And that’s what he’ll do here: open our eyes to some good eatin’ places.

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:24

What do you do when you watch a bad movie?

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EAT FRIED CHICKEN There’s nothing worse than getting up too early on a Sunday Morning, finding nothing on TV to watch, and then putting in a terrible movie. Yes, The Family, starring one of my all time faves, Mr. Robert Dinero, stunk. That’s being kind. I must admit, I watched…
Monday, 14 October 2013 14:59

These are a few of my Favorite Things.....

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Yes, I stole the line from one of my favorite movies, The Sound of Music (really Robbie?). These are a few of my favorite things: crisp fall days, football, old time taverns, and of course, burgers. At Lloyd and Harry's in Old St. Charles, this is exactly what you get.…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:43


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Was it Chinese, Taiwanese, or Korean? It’s All Three! When I go to dinner there are two things that can make an evening memorable other than the food. First, it never hurts to have a good companion to eat with, and second, the owner who goes out of their way…
Friday, 28 June 2013 11:27

Carl's Drive In

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I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Been Here Some 80 years ago, when Manchester Road was still gravel, a small restaurant was built in Rock Hill.  For years I heard people say “let’s go get a burger at Carl’s Drive-In”.  To be honest, I guess I just never thought about going…
Who ever said it’s not like it used to be has obviously never been to Frank and Helen’s in University City. Recently a group of friends and I decided to take a trip back in time and visit an old favorite that my family started going to in the late…
Monday, 29 April 2013 16:11

Pennie's BBQ: A Meat Lover's Paradise

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It’s Saturday afternoon, I’ve been putting in a new garden in my yard and I’m hungry. I want some meat and potatoes, and lots of it. Where should I go?  As my mouth watered thinking about a steak, ribs, or maybe even a ginormous burger, it hit me; some twenty…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:16

Questioning the Reviewers

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What does it take to be a restaurant reviewer? Are they journalists or do they have degrees in Culinary Arts? Maybe they have Masters degrees in Restaurant Management. Have they ever worked in restaurants like most of us have at some point in our lives?