My friend Elise is a boss at finding cool, foodie hot spots in St. Louis. For our Galentines shindig, she suggested Olio, a gas station-turned-restaurant that serves Mediterranean food. I can only imagine your puzzled faces right now – what kind of a place is that? So, continue reading to see what it’s like:
As soon as I stepped in, I wished I had my “actual” camera to take better photos of the place! But these iPhone pics will have to do. Check out that chandelier made out of lamps! So meta.
I wasn’t too familiar with Mediterranean food, so it was an experience trying the various things on the menu. We ordered pizza, baba ganoush, some meat dish (with a fancy name), and cauliflower bruschette. Two other friends ordered a salad and sandwich, which they said were good. My favorite was the baba ganoush, eaten with the unlimited bread!
On the way out, I took a peek into their wine cellar. It wasn’t until after I left when I learned Olio is a “grown-up wine bar and eatery.” Save the drinks for another day, I guess (like the day when I can afford a $10 glass #whatthe).
Have you ever been to Olio? What other unique St. Louis eats would you recommend?
Thanks for reading!