|Burgers Battle It Out at Bailey's Range|
There’s a new stop on the St. Louis culinary scene from local restaurateur, David Bailey: Bailey's Range. St. Louisans will be familiar with Bailey’s other endeavors Bailey's Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square and Rooster and Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar located in downtown St. Louis. While each of Bailey’s other locations are established St. Louis favorites, Bailey’s Range acts as the hipper, cooler and eco-conscience sister to the other restaurants. The concept for Bailey’s Range is simple: To serve the highest quality, Missouri-raised 100% Beef in an urban environment. Walking into Bailey’s Range, you get the feel of being inside an upscale, shabby chic barn. Like Rooster and Bridge before it, David Bailey has transformed a vacant downtown building and redesigned it with a unique and modern feel, while keeping the original brick and piping intact. Over-sized, pastel milk jugs hang above a modern family-style table. Fresh-cut flowers adorn every table and water is served in thin mason jars.
But, it’s the food that’s the centerpiece of this Bailey’s experience. Everything from the buns to the pretzel rolls to the ice cream is made from scratch, with extra care to avoid adding artificial ingredients.
|The "Dave's Smoked Burger" (smoked beef, caramelized onions, fontina cheese, lettuce and tomato with their "crazy ketchup" on the side)|
Donna and I sample the "The Classic" Float (organic root liqueur, Fitz's root beer and homemade vanilla ice cream)