Lots of positive changes since the new ownership. The name of the restaurant is now Pumpernickles Delicatessen. I have eaten here before and after the new ownership change, April 2012. The restaurant has gone through a renovation, new booths, new table tops and chairs. The bathrooms are brand new and very clean. The decor is very comfortable with a contemporary look and feel.Deals - I've been there on Sunday's and Monday's when the restaurant is pretty busy. Monday they offer a great deal: 1/2 off the price of a Non-Specialty sandwich with the purchase of a beverage. Pick Two offered anytime and another good deal. - I've had the chicken salad sandwich and it was very good. I usually get the "Pick Two", which is a 1/2 of sandwich and choice of soup or salad. I get 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich and the Mish Mosh Soup (basically a mix of most everything else in addition to the traditional chicken noodle soup) The soup is great. In addition to the chicken noodle soup, it has a matzo ball, kasha, and had pretty good chunks of pulled chicken. All for only $7.99 (add $1.00 for the Mish Mosh Soup).Other foods I've tried - The cheesecake is pretty darn good here.Corned Beef - Since the new ownership the portions have increased and even the slice of rye bread is a bit thicker. Corned beef sandwich is very good and enough meat to satisfy. Want more, then order the NY size. The basic sandwich is $8.50 and if you want all lean you can get it for a little more. The NY size sandwich is $13.50.Salami - I've had it and pretty good too.Smoked Fish - Bagels and Lox: I've had it and really good. They even have hand carved off the fish Nova lox for only an additional $1.00 when getting the platter; and the Nova lox platter is only $11.99. Comes with the normal sides of choice of bagel, capers, onion, cream cheese, and tomato.
I looked up Booster's Cafe after reading about it in St Louis Magazine. As I entered the door I felt like I was back in 1985 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Why? The owner/managers first opened an American style restaurant there where one could get a real hamburger and fries, pancakes and other food that reminded an American of home. I was elated to find them in St Louis after so many years and the food lived up to my expectations. Gone are the hamburgers and in their place is a breakfast that is out of this world as well as sandwiches, soups and other delights. The carrot-ginger soup was smooth and tangy, although I would have liked a stronger ginger taste, it was devine. I am going back today and taking some of my family because this is a place that deserves lots of business for what it meant to so many Americans abroad and the delightful food they have brought St. Louis! Check it out!
Visiting from out of town, we were a little doubtful of the quality of The Feasting Fox due to quick judgments of the remotely sketchy surrounding area. However, we were in for quite a surprise! The restaurant is a quiet place (with video surveyed parking) with gorgeous antique decorations and comfy booths and tables. Though not every item is German originally, it was all delicious and in generous portions, especially the weinerschnitzel (chicken), toasted ravioli, sausage sampler, and black bean soup. The waiter was very attentive and extremely helpful when discussing food allergens with us and the chef, and even ran after us when we forgot our credit card. The Feasting Fox is certainly a diamond in the rough.