St. Louis in August?

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2014/07/22 12:50:38 (permalink)

St. Louis in August?

My buddy and I are heading to St. Louis to catch the Red Sox play the Cardinals during the first week of August. This is a true MAN-cation, so we're looking for real manly roadfood! Checked the forums, but I'm still looking for some local, affordable places that showcase the city and surrounding area.
 
Any help??
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    buffetbuster
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 13:41:05 (permalink)
    Is barbecue manly enough for you?
     
    Pappy's Smokehouse is deserved of their fame and comes highly recommended. Just beware of the long, long lines.  I also ate at Bogart's Smokehouse a few months ago and came away impressed. 
     
    You should also check out O'Connell's Pub, which makes an outstanding roast beef sandwich. 
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 13:48:30 (permalink)
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/carls-drive-in-brentwood
     
    One of the best burgers I've had and great home-made root beer.
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 14:02:49 (permalink)
    Earlier, I assumed you already knew to hit Ted Drewes for frozen custard, but just in case.....  No trip to St.Louis is complete without a at least one stop at Ted Drewes.
     
    And if you want to talk about manly food, how about the Heartstopping BLT from Crown Candy Kitchen?

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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 16:05:10 (permalink)
    And don't forget the Goody Goody Diner, for "The Wilbur" and excellent fried chicken and waffles.
     
    Or at least, that's what we had there a couple of years ago. I just read that it has new owners, so caveat emptor.
     
    http://www.stlmag.com/dining/After-60-Years-A-Change-in-Ownership-at-Goody-Goody-Diner/
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 16:44:28 (permalink)
    I will miss chatting with Mr. Connelly during visits, but he is surely entitled to his retirement.  Good for him!  And I like hearing the new owners plan on keeping things the same.
     
    Thanks for posting this rumaki!
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 17:28:02 (permalink)
    I've spent the last 4 years regularly visiting St. Louis and second or third every choice above.  I'll add in the Italian neighborhood called The Hill which has over 40 restaurants and specialty stores in an interesting mix of old school residential and mom and pop businesses.  Strongly recommend a visit, it even has it's own map.  For sandwiches on The Hill, Amighetti's is always good.  Several real good dinner spots! 
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 18:39:36 (permalink)
    I agree the hill is the place to go.
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/22 21:21:48 (permalink)
    I second Pappy's
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/25 14:07:57 (permalink)
    Skookummike - What are some of your must do stops and have you found any new ones to share with the group? 
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/25 15:31:48 (permalink)
    Let me second BB's mention of "O'Connell's Pub" The Roast Beef Is Cut to order.. The Cheeseburgers and O.R.'s are Great, and it will NEVER be called a "FOO-FOO" Locale that's for sure !
    Here's their Menu Board and our Roast Beef and  Burger with Onion Rings
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/25 15:40:46 (permalink)
    For those who are secure in their "manly roadfood", I thought I would suggest this place
     

    post edited by wanderingjew - 2014/07/25 19:24:20
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/25 19:22:29 (permalink)
    WJ,
    I think it is time for another one of those "Step up to the Bar, Mizvah, My Boy,"
    We need to renew your Chat with the Mayor Time !
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/25 19:25:39 (permalink)
    mayor al
    WJ,
    I think it is time for another one of those "Step up to the Bar, Mizvah, My Boy,"
    We need to renew your Chat with the Mayor Time !




     
    Hey,come on Al, a lady's luncheon and tea house can be just as manly as a burger or bbq joint! 
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/26 13:00:37 (permalink)
    Pappys or Bogarts for excellent ribs; I like Pappys best....
    Don't overlook SugarFire Barbecue; best brisket and inventive sides; only been in business three years and getting some serious attention; it's that good.
     
    http://www.sugarfiresmokehouse.com/
     
    Agree on Carl's or OConnell's for hamburgers.  Carl's also has excellent rootbeer.  Blueberry Hill also has good burgers.
     
    The Hill can be hit or miss; try Charlie Gittos; Favazzas or Cunneto's.   The first two are better quality; Cunnetto's is guaranteed to bust your belt buckle; enormous pasta portions; good; but not as  good as the first two; also less pricey, though.
     
    Crown Candy also has a good chili dog besides the BLT.
     
    Good diner greasy spoon breakfast can be had at Courtesy Diner in addition to Goody Goody.  Try Goody Goody if you can, though.  It's a landmark.
     
    Good beer at Schafly Tap Room or Bottleworks.  In either location, fish and chips are excellent; as are most of the sandwiches and especially the sticky toffee pudding dessert.
     
    http://schlafly.com/tap-room/
     
    As a snack, buy excellent Polish kielbasa at Pietkutowskis' European Style sausage; rough neighborhood; not open at night; but a family owned market and sausage maker.  the krakow sausage is also very good...think polish sausage with whole chunks of cured pork loin mixed in.
     
    http://piekutowskimeat.webs.com/
     
    And for seriously strapping on the feed bag; Sweetie Pies has good soul food; while the family are pretty much celebrities from the TV show; the food is still very good.  I like the smothered pork steak.
     
    http://sweetiepieskitchen.com/menu/
     
    enjoy.
     
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    rumaki
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    Re: St. Louis in August? 2014/07/27 12:22:43 (permalink)
    I forgot about Sweetie Pies.  I had a good dinner there -- though not as good as at Niecie's in Kansas City, which is similar -- on the same trip when I ate at Goody Goody diner and Crown Candy Kitchen.  They were doing filming for a TV show the week I was there, so I didn't know whether fame had adversely affected the quality since then.
     
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