Happy Halloween! The holidays are finally upon us. Soon it will be Thanksgiving, and then Christmas and Hanukkah, then New Year's, then Valentine's and... okay, I'm getting ahead of myself a little bit. But I'm pumped. And not just for the holidays. October 2018 was a RECORD month for GiftAMeal. 11,980 meals were provided this month to put us at 184,190 total meals provided to date! WOW. You all are using GiftAMeal like it's going out of style (which, of course, it's not).
As always, we owe a HUGE thank you not just to you users, but to our partner restaurants. Take a look at the restaurants that you all frequented the most this October:
1. Three Kings Public House
Three cheers for Three Kings! Hip, Hip, HAPPY HOUR! Check out Kings' happy hour at all three locations here. You're in for some sweeeeet deals, awesome drinks, and delectable appetizers. Yes, delectable. That's fancy speak for delicious.
2. Gingham's Homestyle Restaurant
A classic GiftAMeal restaurant, Gingham's is open 24 hours every day of the week. It’s a family-friendly spot that serves your favorite comfort food around the clock. Enjoy some awesome diner food in a terrific atmosphere.
3. Chris' Pancake & Dining
BREAKFAST FOOD ALL DAY! Now that I have your attention, check out Chris' Pancake & Dining. Their diverse menu ranging from Mediterranean omelets to breakfast quesadillas is quite exceptional, if I do say so myself. And I do say so. I just did. It's great. You'll love it. Go there.
4. Gregg's Bar and Grill
Consistently a top 5 GiftAMeal restaurant, Gregg's Bar and Grill is one of our users' favorite spots. Amazing food, a great atmosphere, friendly staff... this place has it all. Definitely a great spot to go with friends!
5. Seoul Taco
The only Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant I've ever been to, Seoul Taco is a fan-favorite. They have tacos, they have burritos, they have this awesome thing called a Gogi Bowl, they have it all. Kick back in a sweet atmosphere with colored radios, stylin' wall illustrations, and a food truck plastered on the side of the restaurant. Yeah, it's a cool spot.
6. Walnut Grill
Nobody does casual dining quite like Walnut Grill. With an emphasis on community and nutrition, Walnut places the utmost importance on fresh food and a fresh environment. Since 1999, Walnut Grill has always been prided itself in representing “sophistication, simplified.”
7. The Vine
Tarzan may not be swinging on this vine, but you should be. The Vine is an awesome Mediterranean restaurant located in Tower Grove in St. Louis. Its awesome owner, Savannah, truly cares about the community and is super helpful to us at GiftAMeal - shout out to her! Support a restaurant that does it right, and has amazing food.
8. Zia's on the Hill
A is for Apple, B is for Banana, C is for Carrot, Z is for.... Zia's of course! Zia's is located on the Hill in St. Louis, a cozy neighborhood full of charming Italian restaurants. Zia's is a must try for both lunch and dinner.
9. Rich & Charlie's
Opened in 1967, Rich & Charlie's has a rich history and delicious food. Two locations are on GiftAMeal in Crestwood and South County. If you want a place that has valued food and customer service for the last 50 years, Rich & Charlie's is for you!
10 (tie). Bloom Café
Bloom Café serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program. The café is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Need to connect to WiFi and get some work done? They've got that covered, too.
10 (tie). The Greek Kitchen
Re-opened in Kirkwood this summer, The Greek Kitchen is spectacular. Owner Lisa Nicholas spent many years honing her craft of preparing fantastic Greek food in the tradition of Old World Greek recipes. A passion of Lisa's is creating wonderful specials with a creative flair on selected nights. Like Lisa always says, "No one leaves our restaurant hungry."
Rounding out the Top 25...
12. Frank & Helen's
13 (tie). Lona's Lil Eats
13 (tie). Vitality Bowls
15. The Gramophone
16. Turn Restaurant
17 (tie). Cafe Piazza
17 (tie). Northwest Coffee Roasting Company
19 (tie). Gioia's Deli
19 (tie). Ibby's
21. Tower Grove Creamery
22 (tie). Anthonino's Taverna
22 (tie). Cousin Hugo's
22 (tie). The Slider House
25. Ferguson Brewing Company
Did your favorite restaurant not make the cut? Make sure to use GiftAMeal there this month to help them appear on the November 2018 Top Restaurants list!