Andria's Countryside Restaurant

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Since opening its doors Friday the 13th in November of 1989, Andria’s Countryside Restaurant has become well known as the place to go for Certified Angus Prime Beef, expert food preparation, an extensive wine list, and exceptional customer service. Owner Craig Tarpoff says, “At Andria’s Countryside, we want our customers to feel right at home from the moment you arrive.”

Bringing to the table more than 25 years in the beef industry, Tarpoff believes that knowing good beef is important, and providing the best beef available is the top priority. Andria’s Countryside Restaurant was the first restaurant nationwide licensed to offer U.S.D.A. Prime Certified Angus Beef. Since the fall of 2011, with the cooperation of PFG Middendorf, Andria’s proudly serves Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef U.S.D.A. Prime Natural exclusively – every steak, every time. Niman Ranch raises cattle naturally from birth – no hormones, no antibiotics, and never anything artificial.

Many vegetables used in the kitchen are locally grown. Some so local, in fact, that Tarpoff, Executive Chef Antoine Moussalli, and Sous Chef Jeremy Kosydor need only step outside the restaurant to harvest their own herbs and vegetables. Andria’s Countryside Restaurant’s gardens were honored with a 2010 Green Thumb Award from the City of Edwardsville’s Beautification & Tree Commission Green Thumb Committee.

“We use the best product available and present a genuine value to our customers with our wines, meat, and everything we serve. You can come to Andria’s Countryside Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, but you can also enjoy a casual evening with our lounge menu and cocktails,” said Craig, who can often be found creating desserts tableside.

Andria’s supports Hospice of Southern Illinois Facility Dog & Pet Therapy Programs by donating 10% of all wine sales for the month of February to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Magnum, pictured at left, is the facility dog at Hospice of Southern Illinois’ Community Hospice Home, Relais Bonne Eau. Magnum brings love, comfort and joy to everyone he meets and makes certain everyone from patients, their families and staff are well loved and cared for. Magnum’s job is to listen to people, give them hugs, and make them smile with his energy and enthusiasm for life. All of Magnum’s expenses are covered by Andria’s Countryside Restaurant, and Andria’s also provided the dog run at Relais Bonne Eau. Magnum loves to eat, play, nap, and continue his education with C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.

To learn more about Andria’s, go to www.andriascountryside.com. Andria’s Countryside Restaurant is located at 7415 State Route 143 and opens at 5pm Monday–Saturday. To make a reservation, call 618.656.0281. Andria’s Countryside Restaurant is privately owned and operated.