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My new favorite place in St. Louis is Small Batch, right down Locust Street from my old favorite place in St. Louis, The Fountain.

Feb 21, 2014
Doug in Great Plains

Raclette grill in St. Louis

Are there places to buy (or maybe even rent) a raclette grill in St. Louis?

I found raclette cheese at the giant Dierberg's in Des Peres and want to try this dish that I had in Zurich.

Jan 16, 2014
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis: clam roll and lobster roll

Is there anyplace in St. Louis that serves a clam roll? My favorite clam rolls were the ones served by Howard Johnson.

And how about lobster rolls in St. Louis. My favorite lobster rolls are the ones served at Mabel's Lobster Claw in Kennebunkport ME, but I don't expect that St. Louis can match those...

Jan 06, 2014
Doug in Great Plains

Branson for locavores

College of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to dine.

I am a vegetarian and I was very impressed by the take-out counter at Country Mart 1447 SR-248, Branson, MO 65615. The Country Mart has a Starbucks as well.

Jun 07, 2013
Doug in Great Plains

STL general area (wide net) question

The Tavern in Valley Park has wonderful food, but it no longer serves lunch.

Jun 07, 2013
Doug in Great Plains

Saturday Night in St. Louis

Do you have a restaurant in Austin where the only decoration in the place is a talking deer head on the wall? Do you have a restaurant that grills its hot dogs in grape jelly? If you answered no, then head to Iron Barley while you are here. Will need to drive there from downtown.

Apr 15, 2013
Doug in Great Plains

British Honeymoon Couple, 5-6 May 2013 Springfield and Oklahoma

If you are doing Route 66, try the Eat-rite diner in St. Louis, which is a designated Route 66 landmark. It is the exact opposite of fine dining.

Corner of Chouteau Ave and S. 7th Street.

Jan 21, 2013
Doug in Great Plains

British honeymoon couple May 2013 St Louis

Route 66 was established in 1926, 13 years after Crown Candy Kitchen was established in St. Louis. I heartily suggest having lunch at CCK --- you can experience an American malt and an American sandwich in a place that has not changed much since it opened.

Dec 10, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

Between Busch Stadium and Gateway Station (Amtrak) STL

Very close to Busch Stadium, on your way to the Amtrak Station:

1. CLARK STREET GRILL in the Westin. A favorite of mine

2. J. BUCKS - a favorite of baseball fans

Jul 10, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

Foodie from Chicago Coming To STL....need restaurant recommendations ?

I think you may enjoy restaurants that have good food but are different from what you have in Chicago. 1. Iron Barley has zero decor, so they can focus totally on the cooking. Big Ed's Chili Mac's diner is a classic, at 3523 North Broadway, but only open weekdays for breakfast and lunch. If you don't have Bosnian restaurants in Chicago, then you would enjoy Grbic's. The Fountain On Locust is worthy, and your husband will be glad to find out that Crown Candy Kitchen has not changed since he lived here...

Jun 06, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

STL right this minute

I like the restaurant right in the Hilton, called 400 Olive.

A short walk up Broadway will take you to Tigin's Irish Pub.

May 04, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

Back to St Louis for shopping trip.

For your hotel, at the intersection of I-44 and MO 141, there is a Hampton Inn and a Drury Inn.

I have always been happy with my stays at Drury hotels.

Not too far up 141 is a very nice frozen custard stand in Valley Park called Fritz's.

Mar 07, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

Casual Date Night in STL?

It is hard to find a place more casual than Iron Barley, and it is hard to find a place with better food than Iron Barley.

Jan 27, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis: Breakfast on Laclede's Landing

Are there any restaurants on Laclede's Landing that serve breakfast? Or maybe an early lunch?

I am looking to gather some friends together around 9:45 AM on a Saturday morning. I will then be leading them on a walking tour of the Landing, admiring the architecture.

Jan 09, 2012
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis: has anyone been to Al's (north of Laclede's Landing)

Most of the online reviews I can find are years old. Of course, it seems that Al's appeal is based on the fact that it hasn't changed in years. If you have been to Al's recently, do you recommend it?

Dec 27, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Tripe Sandwich in St. Louis?

There is a big sign on the side of JoJo's House Of Ribs that says "TRIPE SANDWICH OR COMBO". They are located cattycorner from Proctor and Gamble in the Near North Riverfront: 182 East Grand Blvd. (I am guessing that this is the former legendary Shrimp Shack.) Website is http://jojoshouseofribs.com/

Dec 27, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Lousy Experience at Home Wine Kitchen, St. Louis

Had a very nice lunch with very nice service at HWK last week

Oct 07, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Please help! Going to St. Louis Fri - Mon next week.

Since you are renting a car on the Saturday, I am suggesting Crown Candy Kitchen for lunch (an ice cream parlor unchanged since 1917) and Iron Barley for dinner (note that the place has not spent one penny on decor, their total focus is on the food).

Your Hitlon has a pleasant restaurant in the lobby called 400 Olive. Walk north on Broadway and you come to a nice place called Tigin's Irish Pub at the corner of Washington. If you turn left on Washington and keep walking, you will be overwhelmed with eating choices. I suggest Mango Peruvian.

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Iron Barley
5510 Virginia Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 Saint Louis Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63106

Irish Pub
PO Box 176, Montrose, SD 57048

Sep 23, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis Recommendations - Washington Univ

I suggest a gift certificate to Coco Louco Brasil in the Central West End. 512 N Euclid Ave · Saint Louis · (314) 367-1600. They have a fabulous Sunday brunch, including both familiar brunch items and Brasilian brunch items. The Brasilian equivalent of tres leches cake is not to be missed.

Jun 17, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Why Yelp Sucks!

I find Yelp very helpful. Best part: an establishment can respond directly to a review, making it truly democratic.

Jun 17, 2011
Doug in Food Media & News

One amazing lunch in St. Louis - Help?

If you are visiting the Arch, you will probably be parking in the parking garage to the north of the Arch. The garage entrance is on Washington Avenue. Just a short walk up Washington is Tigin's Irish Pub, where you will get a nice lunch that will fit your mother's budget.

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Irish Pub
PO Box 176, Montrose, SD 57048

Jun 06, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Need Recs near Westport Plaza/Maryland Heights

Raj's Rasoi has the most flavorful Indian food I have ever eaten. It is good food served in a non-descript room in a non-descript strip mall in a non-descript area of Maryland Heights. Definitely worth finding. (NOTE: it is vegetarian). http://rajs-rasoi.com/

Jun 03, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

What's new, St. Louis?

Since you mentioned India Palace (the tornado hit the one-story industrial building next door, but did not damage the high rise hotel that contains the India Palace).

I prefer Raj's Rasoi in Maryland Heights. No decor to speak of, but very flavorful food. Everything is vegetarian.

May 24, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Meglio's-- St Louis/Bridgeton

Had lunch at Meglio's today. Very very satisfied.

Excellent tomato basil soup. A hearty fettucine alfredo. Both for 8 bucks.

Some interesting items on the dinner menu, including a white pizza, which I have only seen on menus in Albany, New York.

Mar 18, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis first timer- Recs Please

If Utah does not have Bedouin restaurants, try Al Waha.
If Utah does not have Bosnian restaurants, try Grbic.
If Utah does not have adult soda fountains, try The Fountain On Locust
If Utah does not have izakayas, try Izakaya Ren

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Grbic Restaurant
4071 Keokuk St, Saint Louis, MO 63116

Mar 18, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

St Louis restaurant reminiscent of the year 1931

I want to take someone out for her 80th birthday, which means she was born in 1931.

What restaurants do we have in St. Louis that will remind her of her childhood?

Crown Candy Kitchen, of course. Any other suggestions?

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Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 Saint Louis Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63106

Mar 13, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

St Louis Dining for a Group

In the Central West End is a wonderful Brazilian restaurant called Coco Louco Brasil. The lunch menu is in the low end of your price range, and the dinner menu is in the high end. Vegetarians have a number of options.
Their website does not talk about their brunch, but it is delightful.

Mar 11, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

St Louis for a week

Your hotel is on Jefferson, and it is a short drive south to our Nicaraguan restaurant: Fritanga.

A few more blocks to Kakao artesinal chocolates

Your theater is in Grand Center. Just a few blocks east is The Fountain On Locust. Your kids may get a kick out of the decor. You have to be 21 and over to order some of their ice cream drinks, however...

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Fritanga
2208 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104

Mar 11, 2011
Doug in Great Plains

Best spots downtown St. Louis for lunch?

I have never been disappointed by lunch at 400 Olive.

Likewise, Clark Street Grill and Anthony's Bar.

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Clark Street Grill
811 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Dec 14, 2010
Doug in Great Plains

St. Louis: need to know best thin-crust pizza - by Sat NOV 06, please

Anthonio's Taverna was the choice: thin-crust pizza plus a good beer list

Nov 08, 2010
Doug in Great Plains