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Lake Forest Pastry shop in Clayton Missouri

When in STL, be sure to try Russell's Bakery in Fenton. They have Gooey Butter items that are TO DIE FOR. Esp. the chocolate gooey butter dessert. Really. Trust me.

Jun 30, 2014
spoonball in Great Plains

Loma Linda Mexican in Toledo

Just found the margarita recipe;

12 oz. Tequila
4 oz. Rose’s lime juice
4 oz. Triple Sec
dash powdered sugar

Freeze overnight.

Jul 18, 2012
spoonball in Great Lakes

Where are there any nice looking corn skewers?

Jun 01, 2011
spoonball in Cookware

Fort Myers Restaurants?????what the heck?

Recently discovered Farmers Market Restaurant on Edison, near the City of Palms ballpark. Southern downhome cooking. Tasty. Cheap. NOT dietetic. Try it after a ballgame.
Motto: "Put a Taste of the South in Your Mouth" and "Food is So Great, You’ll Sop your Plate”

Also love Brew Babies, just across the bridge in Cape Coral, off Del Prado. Good food, al fresco dining. Live music.

May 20, 2009
spoonball in Florida

Marco Island/Naples

Haven't been to Marco in a year. Did some research then and these were recommended. Don't know if they are all still in business.

Marek’s (nicest/expensive), Al Paradeis (off island on US41), Conrad’s, Snook Inn, Arturo’s (pretty/Italian), Island Café, Old Marco Pub (divine Italian/seafood), Andre’s, Sala Pepe (resort, expensive), Blue Heron (Capri), Old Marco Inn (historical, piano player), The Deck (entertainment good, food marginal), Verdi’s, House of Mozart, Cocomo’s, Hoot’s (breakfast), Nene’s (breaksfast), Cafe de Marco (no atmosphere, but shrimp are "world famous"), Kretch's (big following, not crazy about it)

Goodland: a little fishing village at the end of Marco island, has kind of a Jimmy Buffet feel, a couple of good restaurants, fishing boats for hire. On Sundays there is a beer fest during season.

May 20, 2009
spoonball in Florida

New St. Louis restaurants?

I've been gone from St. Louis since Christmas. What are some of the worthwhile NEW restaurants in and around St. Louis?

What is the quintessential food of your town?

St. Louis:
Toasted ravioli (deep fried, served as appetizer or entree)
Ted Drewes' frozen custard
Anheuser-Busch beer
Fitz' Root Beer

Gooey butter coffee cake
Imo’s Pizzas (thin crust, provel cheese)
Pork steaks
White Castle “bellybomber” – hamburger for the strong of spirit

Top it off with a hometown-produced Tums antacid

May 20, 2009
spoonball in General Topics

Herbies 72 in STL

I believe you can order from either menu no matter where you sit. So I would sit in the bistro area (glassed in section at the sidewalk a la NYC) and make up your mind about which food you want.

Lake Forest Pastry shop in Clayton Missouri

Lake Forest replacement is in business just west of its old location. They still have gooey butter coffee cake. Not sure about the rest.

Lake Forest Confections - Hand Dipped Chocolates, Truffles & Candies
7801 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 721-9997

May 20, 2009
spoonball in Great Plains

eating with kids in Naples

I have a whole file on visiting the area that I would be glad to send you if you email me at Put Naples restaurants in the subject please.

• Blue Water Bistro, seafood, Estero
• Boathouse, waterview
• Buffalo Chips, great wings, dirt bar, Bonita
• Charlie Chang’s, North Naples .. like PF Chang's only with outdoor dining on the Cocahatchee River
• Cove Inn, Naples, GREAT for breakfast
• Doc’s Beach House, Bonita Springs - great for sunset view, below adequate food
• Hyatt Regency Coconut Point -- eat around the pool
• Ridgeway, American gourmet, Naples outdoor garden
• Ritz Gumbo Limbo Beach Pavilion, only lunch, outside overlooking Gulf Silver Spoon, Naples, Waterside Shops, tasty and reasonable
• Swan River Seafood
• Tommy Bahama’s, Naples, Caribbean
• Turtle Club, good food, awesome Gulf view, eat right on the sand, upscale

Apr 30, 2009
spoonball in Florida

Dalton, Georgia

Any place decent besides the national chain restaurants in Dalton, Georgia? We travel through there four times a year and would love to find a tasty spot.

Fort Myers' best kept secret

I've been living in the area for 10 years and JUST found out about the Roadhouse Cafe at McGregor and San Carlos. We ate there this week before the James Taylor concert at Barbara B Mann. Great food (mostly seafood and Italian), elegant atmosphere, live jazz ... all in a rundown mall that has a Big Lots in it. What a surprise.

Apr 30, 2009
spoonball in Florida

STL area lunch rec with river views?

View of river from Point of View restaurant

dinner in Branson?

Anyone have a restaurant or two to recommend in Branson? We are going for three Christmas shows in December (4 couples in all). Good food a priority, price is not. We have tickets for shows already so we just need to make dinner reservations. Thanks.

STL area lunch rec with river views?

The restaurant at the top of the Laclede Gas building isn't outdoors but has grand views of the riverfront. : Point of View Restaurant – Top of the Laclede Building, 30th Floor, 720 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101, (314) 421-5941

Four Seasons has a restaurant on the second floor with partial view of the river AND outdoor seating.

Millennium Hotel's Top of The Riverfront restaurant revolves and has views of the river.

My Just Desserts Restaurant
31 East Broadway
Alton, Illinois 62002
(618) 462-5881 Enjoy some of the best sandwiches, home made breads, and home made desserts anywhere while enjoying a view of the Mississippi River.

Many of the casinos, which float on the river, have restaurants.