January 20, 2021 at 5:27 pm #1009182Karebear1813Participant
My husband and I are taking a weekend trip to Missouri and will be passing by St. Louis. I have been to table Rock and Branson but never St. Louis and I really want to get a look at the city and see the Gateway Arch and Apotheosis of Saint Louis, even if that is just trying through the city. I’ve research places to eat and Sweetie Pies looks really good. Is there anyone that wants to give out suggestions on some really good home grown local food. I am not looking to get into a fancy place and also any good bakeries ice-cream shops too!January 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm #1009189MaterialsGirlParticipant
Ted Drewes custard stand!!January 20, 2021 at 10:59 pm #1009190
My time in St. Louis was spent at my aunt’s house and the Galleria. I grew up in the 80s and 90s when the Galleria was like super cool!!
I have yet to spend much time there as an adult so have no good advice, unfortunately.January 21, 2021 at 9:51 am #1009201Dear WendyKeymaster
Ted Drewes is definitely a favorite. I spent my summers in STL growing up but haven’t spent significant time there in recent years so I don’t have much to add except to say that Toasted Ravioli and Oooey Gooey Buttercake are local delicacies, so you could look for places that have those items on their menus.
Forest Park in pretty – and you can drive through it.January 21, 2021 at 12:56 pm #1009213Karebear1813Participant
Ted Drewes looks delicious but they are temporarily closed and apparently until Vday!
Thats a bummer. I had already picked out my concrete icecream.January 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm #1009220
Toasted ravioli!!! And my mom makes a great Oooey Gooey Buttercake!!!
I always enjoyed Grants Farm to see the clydesdales. And the zoo, although after visiting the Maasai Mara in Kenya I’m not keen on zoos anymore. However, the St. Louis zoo is free and it’s a pretty good one. Those are both outdoor activities.January 22, 2021 at 10:17 am #1009243veritek33Participant
Might I humbly suggest a restaurant called The Fountain on Locust – literally on Locust street in STL. They make THE BEST ice cream martini’s and guiness floats if you like a little alcohol in your ice cream. The building was originally a car showroom and has some awesome 1920s decor.
Also a fan of Schlafly Tap House, Pi pizza, and the aforementioned Ted Drewes.
I echo the Zoo and Forest Park – both worth seeing. Urban Chestnut brewery and Side Project brewery are amazing if you like craft beer. Side project makes sour beers aged in wine barrels. Can you tell I’m pregnant and craving alcohol at this point? lol Enjoy Misery/Missouri!January 22, 2021 at 12:05 pm #1009247
So when I was young, I LOVED the Spaghetti Factory. The one that was downtown in the old brick building. I went back once as an adult, and, I just had to laugh at my younger self.
It is a good place to get toasted ravioli though. If it’s even still around?