Photo by Gabe Hartwig, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Baileys' Range

Even by his standards, Dave Bailey had a busy 2014. He debuted a vegetarian restaurant, Small Batch, in midtown and a second, larger Rooster in Tower Grove South; he also announced plans to open a barbecue restaurant downtown. At Baileys’ Range, it’s been business as usual, which is fine by me. Actually, the burger joint delivers a more consistent product now than when it opened in late 2011; the burgers I’ve eaten there recently have always been the requested medium-rare. Baileys’ Range continues its monthly battle between two burger specials, but my go-to order remains a classic: a cheeseburger with the top-notch fries, with a side of cheese sauce.