When one of the best-and-brightest visual artists in the City likes your spot, it’s a plus. (And he’s also a super-well-regarded deejay, did we mention?) Feast Magazine caught up with Stan Chisholm for the Booze Doodles column and here’s what he says about the joint:

Another go-to place is The Royale. It’s damn near in my back yard; I went twice yesterday. The beer’s good, the people are nice, and the walls rotate some quirky St. Louis-relevant art. Just saw a rad print of the Mississippi River system there, stylized to look like a public transit map: fat straight lines and dots. The Royale’s burgers are solid. I get mine with goat cheese, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. It comes with lettuce, tomato and onion, too, so when all the toppings drip off onto the plate, it becomes a salad at the end.

You’ll want to read the whole piece, which also throws a nod to our (more-or-less) neighbor, Sandrina’s. You can fully read the piece here.