St. Louis Guide

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When it comes to St. Louis foods what are some things that first come to mind?  Maybe Imo's Pizza, Chinese food (St. Paul sandwich if you want to be exact), White Castles, Gooey Butter Cake, and Vess soda.  This list could go on and on.  I have spent the majority of my life in St. Louis so the food holds a special place in my heart.  I decided to share with you all some places that are great to go if you currently live in St. Louis or visiting for the first times.

 

Goody GoodySo I think it is time for a moment of honesty with you all because we are fam!  I schedule early flights not so I can spend more time with family, but so I can catch Goody Goody before they close at 2 pm.  This restaurant has been around since 1948 and it's the first stop I make once getting to St. Louis.  

5900 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, MO 63120

 

The Fountain on Locust - This is the home of over 20 different ice cream martinis, and a great place to bring the family or share a sundae with someone special.  Their aged ice cream comes from a Wisconsin dairy farm which means it more flavorful and creamy and unlike anything else in the Lou. 

3037 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63103

 

Blueberry Hill - This is a St. Louis landmark that is located in the entertainment district called The Delmar Loop.  At Blueberry Hill you are able to catch a live show, grab a drink, or dine as well.  The Father of Rock n' Roll, Chuck Berry, has played here over 200 times.  

6504 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63130

 

King & IThe FIRST Thai restaurant of St. Louis and my favorite Thai restaurant hands down.  Get the Pad Spicy with shrimp and you will leave satisfied, or try one of their many curry dishes as well.  

3155 South Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118

 

The Shaved Duck - Featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' on The Food Network, and well known for their Burnt Ends dish.  This Tower Grove establishment has live music 6 times a week and a craft beer selection that rotates weekly.

2900 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

 

Cafe MochiThe environment is casual, they have outdoor seating, creative specialty rolls, and a bomb happy hour from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  Their happy hour includes not only drinks but also your traditional sushi rolls as well.

3221 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

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Borgart's Smokehouse -  Arrive early to try this St. Louis and Memphis inspired BBQ spot or else you might miss out on crowd favorites.  My go-to includes the pulled pork sandwich and the deviled egg potato salad.

1627 South 9th Street, St. Louis MO, 63104

 

Pi PizzeriaPi has grown over the years and has several locations in St. Louis, a spot in D.C., and a recently Cincinnati location.  The amount of fresh toppings they have is endless and they have some great sides to compliment their pizza.  One of my favorite apps is their Blazing Wings featured below, and its more of a dry rub situation going on.  And I will let you in on a little secret that their sangria is underrated, and is like the unsung hero of their menu!

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Imo's Pizza - Known as the square beyond compare and a staple in St. Louis.  I will keep it 100 with you and go on the record saying this is an acquired taste IF you are NOT from Stl.  St. Louis pizza is known for being thin crust and having Provel cheese to top it off.  What is Provel cheese? It is a blend of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone.  If you are going to give Imo's a try then I recommend getting a supreme pizza.  Our supreme includes Sausage, Mushroom, Onion, Green Pepper, Bacon, Provel Cheese.

 

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard - Drop into Ted's and grab yourself a concrete and pick your mix-ins.  They have over 30 options and which is important in building the perfect dairy concoction.  What is a concrete you ask?  It is a shake that is so thick they serve it to you out the window upside down.

 

Wine TapOkay so technically this memorable establishment is located in Downtown Belleville but worth the quick drive if you live in St. Louis. With a large selection of wines, delicious flat-breads, and a retractable roof in their garden.

223 East Main Street, Belleville, IL 62220

 

St. Louis Bubble Tea - This is one of the first spots to introduce St. Louis to bubble tea, but honestly I go more for their Chinese food.  Large portions, great prices, and everything made fresh.  My order always includes sweet and sour chicken, shrimp fried rice, and a strawberry slushie.

 

The Cup - The Cup has several locations but my first love will always be the Central West End location.  This cupcakery has a calendar of flavors being served because yes they have that many options.  My favorites include Ruby, Strawberries N' Cream, Confetti, Raspberry Beret, Cardinals, and Mayan Mocha.

 

Tourist Attractions

  • The Arch - Standing at 630 feet this landmark took 2 years to construct, and 13 million dollars.  It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States and has become the symbol for all things St. Louis.  This famous landmark of St. Louis and can be pointed out in the skyline of this
  • Old Courthouse - The famous case of Dred Scott v. Sandford took place at this historical landmark located in downtown and just minutes from the Arch
  • Forest Park - This public park became a major destination after 1904 World's Fair.  The great thing about visiting St. Louis the majority of our attractions are free which include the St. Louis Zoo, Science Center, Art Museum, and History Museum.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Holds the second largest herbarium and world's first completely air-conditioned greenhouse which allowed to create a lowland rain forest.  Yall have to stop sleeping on STL!
  • Budweiser Brewery - The complimentary tour takes 45 minutes to complete and it includes a trip to their hospitality room to grab you a nice cold one and visit the stables of the famous Clydesdales
  • Entertainment - Busch Stadium & Ballpark Village, Six Flags, Flamingo Bowl

 

 

Feel free to share some of your St. Louis favorites in the comment sections below!

 

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