Ian Froeb's STL 100 (2018 archive)

Lemmons by Grbic

Ermina and Sulejman Grbic have introduced a generation of St. Louisans to Bosnian cuisine at Grbic Restaurant. Now, at Lemmons by Grbic, their adult children Ermin, Erna and Senada Grbic have shown one possible evolution of Bosnian-American cuisine: an organic fusion of traditional Bosnian ingredients and the Grbics’ American upbringing. Executive chef Seanda Grbic supercharges applewood-smoked chicken wings with the lush sweetness of the plum brandy rakija and a generous spike of chile heat. Cevapi pair so well with melted mozzarella that you might never order a “regular” sausage pizza again. Lemmons by Grbic is already a fun restaurant serving delicious food. Its future potential seems limitless.

Hours: Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, lunch Saturday-Sunday (closed Monday)

Last year's ranking: New this year

Opened: 2017

Must order: Smoked chicken wings ($10)