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
Summer in St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Muny! This outdoor theater has been St. Louis’s musical mecca for 101 years and has always been magic to me. As a little girl obsessed with musical theater, getting to see a show was always the highlight of my summer. As an adult (still obsessed with musical theater) I love watching my girls … Continue reading The Muny
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
The family and I try not to eat out too often, so when we do the food has to be delicious and memorable. Chains offer reliability and some tempting food, but there is something special about visiting a local business that is unique to St. Louis. Each month I plan to feature three St. Louis casual dining establishments that wowed me and told a story … Continue reading June 2019 Eat Local Picks
In my house, going out to breakfast is a big deal – since we love to make breakfast at home. However, there are a few breakfast spots in the St. Louis area that have won my heart and are crave-worthy. Donuts: Strange Donuts has probably been my most visited breakfast joint. There are now three locations in St. Louis (they also have one in Columbia, … Continue reading Favorite Breakfasts
The first year of my family residing in St. Louis, I was a graduate student. Fast-forward many years later to the present and still I don’t bring in big bank as a school teacher. So I know how to do family outings on a budget. All the places I will be mentioning here definitely deserve your patronage, but sometimes you just don’t have the cash. … Continue reading Free Day Out
How can I possibly say enough about The Saint Louis Zoo? People come to town and the zoo is the first recommendation out of my mouth. Almost unfailingly, they look at me skeptically. I know that look. It says, “I’ve seen animals before and I’ve been to other zoos. There can’t be anything that special about this one.” And, of course, they are very, very … Continue reading The Zoo!