Monday, April 15, 2013
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reader suggests the dish, saying he craved green chile enchiladas and "found an excellent version at Southwest Diner."
Readers of Maplewood-Brentwood Patch are fairly familiar with Southwest Diner at this point. The restaurant, which is located just outside the borders of Maplewood, drew plenty of attention when we learned that a graduate of Brentwood High School would be co-owner. We also shared links to reviews of the restaurant on Feast and Riverfront Times. The diner's most recent attention came from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after one of the newspaper's readers shared his suggestion for the restaurant's green chile enchiladas. "When I lived in New Mexico, I had easy access to green chile chicken enchiladas, so I never bothered to master the dish. Since moving back to Missouri, I crave them and recently found an excellent version at Southwest Diner…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The reviewer found himself wanting a Southwest breakfast at lunchtime.
The reviewer from Feast Magazine was looking for breakfast, at lunchtime found himself at the Southwest Diner. He said he's fond of the breakfast burrito, and describes how to order it: "...those in the know will ask for it served up “Christmas style,” resting atop opaque pools of smoky red and spicy green chile sauces that capture the soul of this unique and beautiful Southwestern state. Looking to go all out on this dish? Ask for it “enchilada style” as well to ensure the burrito is smothered in sauce and cheese - a gut buster of the highest order." Read the complete review in Feast. Also in Patch: http://www.feaststl.com/online-exclusives/out-to-lunch/article_cd898b6e-f92c-11e1-87ce-001a4bcf6878.html
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The new diner on Southwest Avenue, just blocks from Maplewood, often has lines out the door.
Co-owners Jonathan Jones and Anna Sidel opened The Southest Diner, at 6803 Southwest Avenue restaurant in June. I drove by it twice on Saturday, and both times a line extended outside the door. I've eaten there several times and enjoyed my meals. A reviewer from the Riverfront Times liked the decor, the coffee and the cleanliness, but wasn't thrilled with some of the dishes. He tried Jonathan's Famous Fiery Scramble, Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy and Red-Chile Mexican Enchiladas, among others. Read what this reviewer said in the Riverfront Times. Have you been here? Do you agree? Gives us your take in the comments. By the way, they will be closed on Labor Day. Also read, in Patch:
Friday, June 22, 2012
The breakfast/lunch diner styled to look like it's in northern New Mexico is now open. It's on Southwest Avenue, east of Maplewood.
My waitress at the Southwest Diner had a cactus tattoo. No kidding. She said it was a coincidence, but that it didn't hurt getting hired. I had to try the new diner out, having driven by it for months with the "coming soon" sign in the door. Thursday morning was the diner's second day open. I had a basket of hot sopapillas, served with honey. I'll be back for Jonathan's Famous Fiery Scramble. The Southwest Diner is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It's at 6803 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis. Read previous Patch articles on the Southwest Diner:
Friday, June 8, 2012
Green chilies are already on the stove.
The Southwest Diner, a few blocks east of Maplewood on Southwest Avenue, will open its doors in 10 to 14 days. That's the word from Jonathan Jones, who is partnered with Anna Sidel in opening the diner. It will specialize in northern New Mexico fare. He and Sidel were taking care of details on Thursday afternoon. "Everything is done as far as the city and the state, so it's all on us now," Jones said. They shopped local antique stores to add to what they found around New Mexico to give their restaurant the right feel. A 1951 map of New Mexico hangs on a wall. He said they need to finalize the menu and train the staff. Green chili sauce for their regular gig at the Tower Grove Farmers Market was on the stove, so it already has the right …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Southwest Diner on Southwest Avenue: Diner food with a New Mexican accent.
Soon there'll be one more restaurant on the Maplewood scene, at least, right on the edge of Maplewood. Brentwood High School 2002 graduate Anna Sidel, has partnered with Jonathan Jones to start up the Southwest Diner, on Southwest Avenue just east of the Maplewood city limit. The location is fortunate, because they’ve spent time in New Mexico, and plan on serving Southwest–flavored food for breakfast and lunch. “Southwest on Southwest,” is painted on the window. They’ll be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. It will be a combination of southwestern and traditional diner food. “We’re going to have New Mexican specialties,” Sidel said. “A lot of Mexican ingredients, that are really easy to combine into breakfast foods like …