OT: St Louis travel

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Hans Sprungfeld, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. whaler11

    whaler11 Head Happy Hour Coach

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    I can only offer thoughts and prayers.

    St Louis makes New Haven look like Paris.

    The BBQ is really good though.
     
  2. Robertelamin

    Robertelamin

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    You know how people here say never go east of the river? Well ignore them go east of the river to America’s hidden gem, East St Louis! It’s hot, hot, hot!
     
  3. CAHUSKY

    CAHUSKY UConn Class of 2013

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    Only if you’re looking for strip clubs.
     
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  4. olehead

    olehead Pray to St. Anthony that we find some game.

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    You and your family would enjoy the zoo. It's in Forest Park ( a beautiful park I might add) and the zoo is free. The zoo is near Washington U. and an area called the Loop. The Loop is filled w/ fun places to eat and a cool record store, the name escapes me. Have fun in the Lou.
     
  5. olehead

    olehead Pray to St. Anthony that we find some game.

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    It's actually provolone, go to Imo's to try it out
     
  6. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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  7. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Hoping to see something that looks like basketball

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    That's just a dumb and inaccurate description. But people can go see for themselves. Imo's Pizza | The Square Beyond Compare

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  8. Guapo

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    I've had it before; it's just not for me.

    Obviously my description was over the top; I will say the rest of the Italian food on (in?) the Hill is very very good.
     
  9. Guapo

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    Has anyone mentioned Drewes Custard?

    I think I saw someone mention the zoo; that is really great.
     
  10. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    yeah I mentioned both. really have to hit them both if you're in STL. Cousin got married at the Zoo and it was an incredible venue for it
     
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  11. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Hoping to see something that looks like basketball

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    I'm not sure I even think of Pizza as Italian food anymore. It's so variable. I certainly don't think STL style beats New Haven 'Apizza' but I actually prefer it to our Greek "House of" pizza. It's similar to what Massachusetts calls South Shore "bar pizza".

    Definitely agree that the zoo is excellent. St. Louis in general is a little older, and more gritty than I think you find in most midwestern cities that aren't Chicago. Way out in the outer western edges you've got modern suburban sprawl, but it looks nothing like say, Dallas for the most part. Lots of brick homes on small lots, and the "towns" are geographically tiny. Clayton has several high rise office buildings but a population of only 16,000.
     
  12. Spokesbender

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    A bit too sweet for my liking. It's nowhere near as revolting as St Louis pizza. Swiss cheese has no place on a pizza.
     
  13. Peacefrog

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    My company's HQ is in St Louis and I go here one week every month. I haven't read through all the responses so I apologize if there are some repeats. I did see a few references to pizza; I'm not sure what others have said but I am yet to have an above mediocre pizza in St Louis and Imo's is repellent. CT residents are spoiled with excellent pizza and I would recommend choosing some other cuisine. The toasted raviolis are fine and all but I'd skip the Italian altogether. Pappy's is the more famous BBQ place and it is quite good but I think Sugarfire is better. I love their sausage actually and they always have interesting specials. I once had a smoked, bone-in short rib there and it was one of the better BBQ dishes I have ever eaten. The Central West End has a nice concentration of good restaurants; my favorites are out in Clayton. 801 Chophouse and 801 Fish House.
     
  14. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

    Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Could be, or enhanced likelihood of being shot. Lovely area!