Showing posts with label St. Louis MO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Louis MO. Show all posts

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sausage Pizza with Provel Cheese at Imo's St. Louis Style Pizza

Sausage Pizza with Provel Cheese at Imo's St. Louis Style Pizza

One of my daughter's friends is from St. Louis, and she told us to be sure and check out Imo's Pizza while were in the area. We didn't have time while were in St. Louis, but on my return trip to California I passed back through Missouri and was able to visit Imo's. What a treat!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis

St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis
St. Paul sandwich at Wong's Inn in St. Louis
On my last visit to St. Louis, I had the St. Paul sandwich at Old St. Louis Chop Suey. This time, I tried the one at Wong's Inn Chinese Restaurant.

Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

View from the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

Built in 1965 with a height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the tallest stainless steel monument in the world. It greets visitors from the west bank of the Mississippi River, but the best part is taking the elevator up to the top. From there, you can look out over the city and far beyond.

Prince of Royale bacon and egg steakburger at Steak 'N Shake in St. Louis

Prince of Royale bacon and egg steakburger at Steak 'N Shake in St. Louis

Having tried our first Freddy's and Waffle House on our cross-country road trip, my daughter and I were on the lookout for more regional food chains. We spied a Steak 'N Shake near out hotel and had to give it a try. (We also got to try White Castle the night before, but I was too tired to remember to take pictures.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

St. Paul sandwich at Old St. Louis Chop Suey

St. Paul sandwich is egg foo yong inside two slices of plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and a pickle
The St. Paul sandwich is egg foo yong inside two slices of plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and a pickle
For something unique, visit St. Louis for a sandwich called the St. Paul. This is egg foo young (or is it egg foo yong?) inside plain bread with mayo, lettuce, and pickles. I had a couple: beef, and also the special (shrimp, beef, chicken, and pork).

Let’s face it: the St. Paul is not a good-looking sandwich. But what it lacks in appearance, it more than makes up for in taste.

Legend has it was named after the city where its creator was born.


Everyone gets their St. Paul to go.
You can find the St. Paul in many Chinese restaurants in town. I went to Old St. Louis Chop Suey where everyone was getting their sandwiches to go.

Old St Louis Chop Suey on Urbanspoon

Pretzel Sandwich at Gus' Pretzels

The pretzel at Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis
The pretzel at Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis
Gus' Pretzels in St. Louis makes warm, fresh pretzels. But why just get a pretzel when you can get it wrapped around a sausage and call it a pretzel sandwich?

At Gus', walk in and order, then take it to go. There's no seating but there's plenty of parking and a couple of parks around the block.

Salsiccia pretzel sandwich is delicious with plenty of fennel seeds
Bratwust pretzel sandwich
And for dessert -- the cinnamon sugar pretzel. It's served hot and it's sweet.
Gus' Pretzels reminds me of the Center City Pretzel Company in Philadelphia -- you can't beat a fresh pretzel!

Pretzels and beer are a great combo -- and the brewery is right across the street!
TIP: Closed on Mondays.



Gus' Pretzels on Urbanspoon

Concrete at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

The Concrete at Ted Drewes is too thick to drip
A St. Louis tradition since 1929, Ted Drewes serves frozen custard in many flavors. Custard is different from ice cream because it has a lot less air so it's thicker and creamier. It also has less butterfat than ice cream, but you would never know since custard tastes creamier than ice cream.

You can get the frozen custard in a sundae, but I got the concrete which is Ted Drewes' custard made into a milkshake. I got cookie dough which was full of lots of cookie dough chunks.




Don't be put off by the long line, because there are many windows and they keep things moving. I was there on a rainy day and even then it was crowded! This is a popular place.

Ted Drewes is located on Historic Route 66
Ted Drewes reminds me of the frozen custard at Caliche's in Las Cruces. Both are creamy and delicious, and both places have a huge menu to pick from.

I found Ted Drewes in 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places to Eat Them which is one of my go-to foodie books. You can buy it on Amazon (and I highly recommend it):



Ted Drewes Frozen Custard as seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate and Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel.

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