Sheltering in Place STL Dining

So during quarantine, I have the time to cook, but I want to support local businesses and I just want to switch it up sometimes!  Birthdays and just now Mother’s day have encouraged my family to bring some restaurant meals home.   There are a couple of good lists of restaurants now offering curbside or delivery included in the links here:   https://www.kmov.com/news/list-st-louis-area-restaurants-open-for-carryout-curbside-service/article_fa68b1d0-6dfc-11ea-a332-13cbfa6220b6.html https://www.stlmag.com/dining/st-louis-restaurants-carryout-curbside-delivery-coronavirus/ Recommendations Now … Continue reading Sheltering in Place STL Dining

Nostalgic Southern Illinois Eats

In this post we’re going to take a little detour about 40 minutes from downtown, to Southern Illinois!  I now live close to St. Louis proper, but I grew up on the Southern Illinois side with the wonders of Sacred Grounds, Lotawata Creek, and King Louie’s.  All of these establishments are worth a jaunt across the river. SACRED GROUNDS Sacred Grounds, true to it’s name, … Continue reading Nostalgic Southern Illinois Eats

Eckert’s

Every year around mid-September my family starts thinking about Eckert’s.  If you’re not from St. Louis, the name Eckert’s might not mean much, but for my family it means fall, apple crisp, and hayrides!  Eckert’s is a family owned orchard with several locations.  My family most often visits the Belleville, Illinois location, about 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, but there  also locations in Grafton, … Continue reading Eckert’s

Art Hill Film Series

Art hill has been one of the most beautiful, scenic spots in St. Louis for over 100 years, as it looks down on three sky-high fountains and palace balustrades.    Now imagine sitting on this beautiful hill with food from amazing food trucks, live music, and a favorite movie and you have the Art Hill Film series. On Friday nights throughout the summer, films catering … Continue reading Art Hill Film Series

July 2019 Casual Dining Picks

July in St. Louis is like living in a sauna that doesn’t turn off.  If you don’t want to heat up your kitchen and enjoy someone else’s air conditioning, here are some suggestions of some delicious retreats! Grace Meat + Three I happened to visit this restaurant out in Tower Grove on National Fried Chicken day, which they were celebrating in style with ½ off … Continue reading July 2019 Casual Dining Picks

Still 630 Whiskey Distillery

Most people would consider me behind the curve when it comes to alcohol consumption and that is particularly true when it comes to whiskey.  Until I was 35 I had only had whiskey once in a terrible Irish Coffee at an undisclosed bowling location. At 35, my family got the opportunity to visit Ireland.  I know where your mind just went: the Jameson Distillery or … Continue reading Still 630 Whiskey Distillery

A Day Out in Historic St. Charles

Few places in the St. Louis area transport you back in time like St. Charles’s Historic Main Street.  Right off the Missouri river, Main Street was an important trading stop that helped St. Charles become the Missouri state capital from 1821-1826.  Most of the houses on Main Street date from the German influx in the early 1900s and, through preservation efforts, many have been converted … Continue reading A Day Out in Historic St. Charles