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St. Louis, MO


Jason and his brother Adam of St.Louis opened Tortilleria on a $20,000 shoestring; at Barrister's, they produced a gastropub and proved that a cursed location wasn't; and at Milagro Modern Mexican, Adam and Jason Tilford gave St. Louis its first taste of huitlacoche ('Mexican truffles') and salmon grilled in banana leaves, while sparing us the inveterate serapes, sombreros, and kitschy saguaros. In February, in the Delmar Loop, the above themes all came together at Mission Taco Joint, a gathering place for beer, brown booze, a dozen types of chef-inspired tacos—even a bodega.