St. Louis Mo – I recently had the good fortune of being sent on a business trip to St. Louis… okay maybe not exactly good fortune because I was hoping to be sent somewhere with a beach, but it actually turned out to be pretty fun. First night in I went and explored the downtown area and ran across Bailey’s Range. I ordered the PB&J with fries with the house cheddar sauce, with a sundae of brownie chunk and pistachio. Definitely have to say, that not only did it meet, but it far exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Granted I was hungry but I ate there 3 times total while I was visiting and I got the pistachio brownie chuck sundae all three times just in case you were wondering… it was that good!
Speaking of good, that reminds me of Pappy’s BBQ as well. Everyone we talked to said for BBQ that was the place to check out, and I’m sure glad we did. There was a huge line there and we had heard before hand that you need to get there not too late because once they run out of meat for the day you’re out of luck. Well we got there in just the nick of time, and even with the long line it moved really smoothly, and before long I was enjoying a half rack of ribs and sweet potato fries with baked beans. Sometimes places with all the hype just can’t live up to it, but that wasn’t the case here at all. Myself and the 3 co-workers I went with all agreed that it was a definite winner and we went back a second time because it was so good.
Now the other place that we had heard alot about was the Hill in St. Louis which is their Italian neighborhood. Driving through it there were a ton of cool little deli shops and restaurants. Now here is where we struck out. We all heard about the great Italian food so we really had high hopes, but we tried Rigazzi’s and also Guido’s Pizzeria and I’ve had better pizza from a microwave than at Rigazzi’s and Guido’s wasn’t bad, but just wasn’t anything to right home about either.
Anyways I don’t think I’d plan on moving there anytime soon, but I know if I’m stopping by or driving through St. Louis I’ll definitely stop by Pappy’s or Bailey’s Range if I get a chance. Also, St Louis is known for all its free entertainment and and you can check out a list of the top 15 free attractions here.