In the middle of May, we were lucky enough to fly back home for the start of a much needed family staycation. I say staycation because we came back to our home state and families to spend time with them before moving on to our next duty station. While in town we played the local tourist and ate our favorite local grinds. Due to the fact we were without our local favorites for 4 years, I want to share with you all the amazing eateries we have here in case you ever visit. Why would you visit ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI you might ask- because it is home to one of a few VCP locations when you ship you car! So grab a hotel room and read the following places to eat while in town. In no particular order:
Lion’s Choice: It says it right there on the cup! Best thing to eat is their original roast beef sandwich on a wheat bun with cheddar cheese and extra seasoning. I love how their cheese is not just a slice, but like nacho cheese and the seasoning is to die for. I pour it all over everything.
2. Steak n Shake: Num Num Num. Chili 5 way is the only way to go. I also enjoy their frisco burger and shakes!
3. Penn Station: Subway on crack folks. This place is awesomely good.
4. St. Louis Bread Co. aka Panera Bread: Is that, is that really…. a bacon turkey bravo?! You guessed it right! Did you know that only in the St. Louis metropolitan area and a few other cities out side St. Louis is it called the St. Louis Bread Co. Why is it not called Panera bread? For the fact that it orginated in St. Louis (well Kirkwood, Missouri). That’s right all you awesome readers, I come from the home of St. Louis Bread Co. I will blow your mind even more- I worked there for 4 years!
5. Imo’s Pizza: I have a little pet peeve when I order pizza. To many restaurants are confused with the real definition of what Chicago vs New York pizza is. Then when I ask for St. Louis style pizza they are totally and utterly confused. They like to tell me that St. Louis style is Chicago style. Um, no sorry. I worked at Imo’s for two years and I made the pizzas. So here is some education for you all out there in bloggy land. Chicago style is a deep dish, I don’t know and don’t care what New York is and St. Louis style is a thin crust pizza, normally with a sweeter pizza sauce cut into squares; not triangles. Try it just once. The closest we could get on the rock was ordering a thin crust Papa John’s pizza and asking to have it square cut.
So there you go folks; a little run down on some of my favorite places to eat while in town. There are several more, so if you want to know just ask!