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what do you know about st. louis?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tom Petty, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    taking the wife and the heartbreakers to st. louis next week. we'll do a cardinals game, the arch and whatnot, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

    any ideas on quality places to eat with a coupla minors in tow?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Not really a place to sit and eat, but make sure you and the family sample Imo's Pizza. St. Louis delicacy.
  3. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    Lots of fun things for kids to do and many of them are free. The zoo is excellent and its free.
    There's also the Science Center, Grants Farm and the St. Louis Children's Museum. Both the Science Center and the Children's Museum are very hands on with lots of things for kids to do.

    The Italian food in the old Italian neighborhoods up on The Hill is outstanding. St. Louis might be in the Midwest but it has a lot of old-world ethnic appeal with many old traditional neighborhoods where you can get Italian, German and other ethnic foods.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Some great restaurants in Soulard, as well.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    thanks for the info so far.

    everybody else, please feel free to pile on.
  6. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Here's one key tip: Order your Gateway Arch tickets online before leaving. Otherwise, there's a wait of several hours, if you can get onto it at all.

    Forest Park is tremendous with kids. The St. Louis Zoo there is free and asks only for donations. Huge park to the west of downtown. There's also a Science museum, although we've never been in it - looks nice, though.

    A lot of quality restaurants in The Hill neighborhood for outstanding Italian.
  7. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Ditto about the Science Center. That was the highlight of our trip last year for my daughter.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Echo The Hill for Italian food. A must-do.

    For a diversion around game time, the National Bowling Hall of Fame is right across from the stadium, and is worth killing an hour in.

    And once the lil' heartbreakers are in bed, it's down to the landing for cocktails and gambling if you're so inclined.

    Make sure you try a frozen custard (I forget the place, someone else will give you the name, but they're all over) and toasted ravioli, two things you really can't get anywhere else.
  9. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    We ate at a joint called Fritz's near SLU. They brew their own root beer and wasn't too expensive.

    The Anheuser-Busch brewery was neat too. My girls (8 then and 4) liked it, and of course, you get two free brews at the end.

    I found St. Louis a tough city to get around. Signs don't really exist to tell you where stuff is. Good luck!
  10. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    Frozen custard?
    How could I forget the frozen custard at Ted Drewes?
    You absolutely have to go to Ted Drewes.
    In addition to the other things on the list I offered.
  11. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Doubt it's the same, but may be...but Fritz's Frozen Custard in Florissant is the best thing about that whole area. Fuckabuncha Ted Drewe's.

    The zoo is a great suggestion, as well.
  12. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    Nice. Real nice.
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