Original article can be found on ALIVE.
This Week’s Dish: Bixby’s Introduces A Locally Inspired Winter Menu
By Katlyn Moncada
January 26, 2015
Jan. 20: Dine with local influence at Bixby’s for the introduction of its new winter menu to keep you warm while enjoying the Forest Park view from the second floor of the Missouri History Museum. Start off your meal with some bison chili or a winter caesar salad made with a mix of hearty greens, bleu cheese, croutons and cumin papadum. Or try one of the new featured dishes, which includes a smoked salmon flatbread with herb béchamel, red onion, caper, arugula, house smoked salmon and everything vinaigrette; a brie and pear panini with cranberry orange chutney and arugula on country wheat bread; and a winter vegetable tart of roasted fennel, winter greens and butternut squash. Reservations are suggested.
5700 Lindell Blvd., Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, 314.361.7313
Original article can be found on St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Bixby’s Celebrates National Soup Month in January
January 13, 2015
Bixby’s celebrates National Soup Month with soup specials to warm the soul. Add a cup of soup to any salad, sandwich or entrée for just $2.00, Monday-Saturday, through January 31.
It may be cold outside, but Bixby’s is serving up delectable hot dishes to keep you warm through the winter months. Enjoy sweeping views of Forest Park from the comfort of Bixby’s beautiful restaurant on the second floor if the Missouri History Museum.
“Whether you’re dining with friends and family or hosting a corporate lunch, nothing warms the body and soul like a hearty bowl of soup,” said Bixby’s Chef Corey Ellsworth. “Kick off the new year with locally inspired, seasonal soups, salads, sandwiches and entrées.”
Bixby’s is the premier choice for lunch and Sunday brunch. Try Bixby’s exhibition-inspired menu as a nod to the Missouri History Museum’s The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America exhibition. The menu includes Spanish- and French-inspired fare created by Bixby’s new chef, Corey Ellsworth.
Bixby’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for award-winning brunch. To make reservations, please call 314.361.7313 or visit bixbys-mohistory.com.
This fall, our chefs have worked together to create an array of new selections with the finest ingredients to welcome the Fall season at Bixby’s, where we continue to dine with a local influence.
The menu will offer items such as Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus, Acorn Squash Bisque, Sweet Potato Quinoa Falafel and many more items to help get the season started!
Don’t forget to stop by the Missouri History Museum and view The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America Exhibit!
In 1803, the United States agreed to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory—828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. The United States doubled its size, expanding the nation westward. Beyond the geographic expansion, The Louisiana Purchase remade St. Louis into an American city—and reshaped and redefined what it meant to be an American. Featuring loans from the National Archives and documents and artifacts from the Missouri History Museum’s collections, the exhibition will explore the complex negotiations related to The Louisiana Purchase and its aftereffect on St. Louis. A highlight of the exhibition is the Treaty of Cession (in French), better known as The Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The Treaty was first drafted in French and then translated into English, so it can be said that the French text is the “original.”
Organized by the Missouri History Museum in partnership with the National Archives.
By: Richard Nix Jr.
Summer is my favorite time of year. We have five kids so when they’re on summer break we go on vacation and see the sights. The Missouri History Museum is one of our favorite places to visit in St. Louis. I love taking my kids there because it’s interesting and free! Of course, I always treat the family to a great lunch at Bixby’s after the tour. Bixby’s changes their menu seasonally; the restaurant just introduced their summer menu. I’m partial to the summer shrimp boil, a hearty soup with andouille, corn, potato, okra, and snipped scallion—just like they make it in the South. My wife, Elizabeth, can’t get enough of the citrus chipotle hummus. The hummus is served with chili oil, warm pita, carrot and crisp cucumber. Some of our kids favorites include Bixby’s Midwest chuck burger, the giant (yes, it’s almost the size of my head) mound city pastrami Reuben, and the summer favorite—spinach & pea shoot salad. The refreshing salad is served with orange segments, strawberries, spiced walnuts, shaved red onion, Heritage cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Come in and try Bixby’s for yourself. Let us know what you think; tell us your favorite summer dish.
|“This is the second time we’ve had brunch at Bixby’s and this time we brought friends. They loved it, too. The offerings were a bit different this time, and all selections were wonderful. The vegetarians and carnivores among our group all had plenty of excellent, fresh, well-seasoned food. We’ll be back again.”
-Jenny W. June 2013“Our group of five old friends loved the gorgeous view of the park, the perfectly appointed table, the excellent sandwiches and salads, and the attentive, friendly server — just the right spot for a relaxing, “pampered” dining experience. The atmosphere was energetic and vibrant yet with a noise level moderate enough for our non-stop conversation — this area is a deal-breaker in many otherwise good restaurants. Crab cakes were enjoyed as were the assorted sandwiches and the raspberry sorbet as a perfect finishing touch. I have never had anything but excellent food and service at Bixby’s–a favorite St. Louis dining spot. We are already looking forward to our next visit.”
-Marian R. June 2013
“Bixby’s has never disappointed. I call it fine dining in a business casual atmosphere. The wait staff is well trained and professional. The food is of high quality and expertly prepared. The menu is inventive. On my last visit I had Green Tomato and Artichoke soup. I would have never thought of putting those two foods together, but it was one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted. I am looking forward to my next visit.”
“Bixby’s was a delightful surprise. I’m vegetarian, dining partner is not — plenty of choices for both of us. All fresh food, no food from cans, packages, boxes. Have recommended to friends already and we plan to return (soon!!) A bit pricey, but in this case you really get what you pay for, no complaints at all. Presentation/display was a joy also.”
“Bixby’s is a great spot in a contemporary setting overlooking beautiful Forest Park. It is not noisy so is a good for conversation! Food both times I have been there has been very good.”
“Bixby’s is a wonderful place to dine. The location is unique being that it’s in a museum. I loved the open atmosphere and table set up. The view of Forest Park heightened my dining experience. I would definitely return and recommend to others”
“This was our second visit. I took two people who had not experienced the brunch before. They loved it! Our waiter was wonderful too. He took the time to explain menu items and was right there when we needed something. Great experience!”
“Bixby’s view of the park only enhances the food experience it offers. The staff is welcoming, the wait-staff is very attentive without being intrusive, and the menu’s delicious selections are creative and beautifully presented. I like to bring visitors from out of town here, and they always enjoy it as much as I do.”
Don’t forget to stop by our @Anheuser-Busch Oasis Tent on the south side of the @MissouriHistoryMuseum for BBQ, beer, ice cream, shade and maybe even a chair if you get here early enough! BBQ, beverages and a break from the sun while you enjoy the Fair Saint Louis festivities. #FairSaintLouis
on the 2nd floor of the Missouri History Museum
Monday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 2:00 pm