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Remembering St. Louis' 'lost' restaurants with local food writer Ann Lemons Pollack

Ann Lemons Pollack's new book "Lost Restaurants of St. Louis" takes local readers on a nostalgic trip down culinary lane.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

Rossino’s and Café Balaban are two restaurants many St. Louisans remember fondly. They're among the more than 40 restaurants highlighted in Ann Lemons Pollack’s new book “Lost Restaurants of St. Louis.”

Pollack recalls bygone eateries that loom large in memories. She also profiles three iconic restaurants that still exist and even traces the food history of the 1904 World’s Fair.

On Friday, she joined host Don Marsh on St. Louis on the Air to talk about the book, which also includes some recipes from area restaurants that are no more.

Listen to the discussion:

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