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Fortune Teller Bar

Cherokee Street’s Fortune Teller Bar (2635 Cherokee Street, 314-250-6007) previously experimented with hosting a sandwich shop inside, but it found its perfect complement when it opened its doors to Ari Jo Ellis’ sausage shop the Cut. A badass chef whose métier is whole-animal butchery, Ellis is serving some of the city’s best sausages out of a kitchen no bigger than a Ladue walk-in closet. You may find after a few beers that nothing tastes better than the bratwurst and meatballs that have become her calling card. If not, she’s generally also got a delicious special or two — using the whole animal means finding ways to prepare whatever comes into her possession.

Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen