With many apologies, I truly stand corrected on my initial review, with trying to find some coffee in Grandel Square.After a meeting at the office. I decided to ditch my car, and walk around the district in search of coffee.

As I strolled passed Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School, Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, many parking lots, hotel, Fox Theatre, and the now closed Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust.I was not impressed with the lack of food and coffee options, within my walking eye.

I thought about the famous Steak House, but as I turned the corner toward Grand and Washington.There stood, Stage Left Grill, and I recanted my earlier observation.

My experience at Stage Left Grill was everything I hoped for. The atmosphere was upbeat and friendly, and the food was delicious– made to order and very spectacular.

Upon arrival, I was greeted with a very knowledgeable staff, who quickly got me settled in. And of course, my first round included a cold glass of water and coffee.

Located at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, their menu has a very tempting variety of dishes.I decided on the “Taco Salads Have Fillings Too”; Fried Tortilla chips, arugula, queso fresco cheese, heirloom tomatoes, ground beef, roasted corn and peppers, and chipotle avocado buttermilk dressing. In addition to that, you can go vegetarian with out the ground beef.

Taco Salads Have Fillings Too/The Newsletter ’05

I must say, this is one of the most succulent salads I have ever tasted.However, if you are a taco fan, bring your own salsa, because it doesn’t come with the food.

Moreover, the Menu includes Opening Acts, Spotlights; Ohh Crab This Good, Don’t Be a Chicken Bout it Just Order. Center Stage; The Smashing Burgers. Showstoppers; Chicken is So Gouda, It’s My Jam. And the Stand Ins; Fries, Onion Rings and Chili; giving you that theatrical momentum.For instance, there are posters of past shows from Fox Theatre; Les Miserables, Hamilton, Wicked and The Lion King, just to name a few.

Stage Left Grill/Fabulous Fox Theatre

527 North Grand Blvd.

St. Louis, MO


Open Tues-Friday 11a.m. to 3p.m.


Fab Shakes

Shakes and Floats



Beverages; soda, coffee and tea

At last, keep in mind that the Grand Center district, is a college-education based area, with a symphony, church, Vet’s hospital, Jazz Club, artsy lofts and plenty of places to eat and see. Therefore, the scene will give cozy and not brashy. So, no it is not a huge tourisy Midtown like Kansas City’s.


Music at the Intersection coming soon to Grandel Square District

Music and heritage meet at this festival in the Grand Center Arts District.

The third rendition of Music at the Intersection, a civic-led effort presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation, will encompass multiple stages set up in streets and green spaces throughout the neighborhood. St. Louis-based musicians as well as national acts, spanning musical genres such as blues, jazz, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop, will come together in this celebration of St. Louis’ musical, cultural and artistic legacy.

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