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Sugar bee

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@schmeebee85:  Well my mouth is watering because I haven’t been able to enjoy my favorites due to the pandemic ๐Ÿ™  The Hill, Cherokee, South Grand, U-City, and then the little surprises throughout the county. I still get takeout from some of them. I literally have a list of places I plan to go when vaccinations are completed.

Did you ever got to Carl’s off Manchester? You lived nearby and so do I. Love their burgers and onion rings, and the best hangover meal is a burger plus the highly questionable but fabulous tamale with BBQ sauce.

 

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

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@katebluestone:  U City has some great places. Ever been to Mi Ranchito? Mmmmm.

I did! I actually lived right off Manchester and McKnight, so Carl’s and Trainwreck were frequent haunts. I loved the root beer at Carl’s. 

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Sugar bee

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@schmeebee85:  Yes on Mi Ranchito! But really I think my favorite is La Tejena in St Ann. Total dive and super authentic.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

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@katebluestone:  Never been. Love St. Ann, though. I’ll have to check it out. 

If you haven’t ever been, once things are safe, check out Mama’s on the Hill. It has the best toasted ravioli in the whole city, in my opinion. Absolutely amazing.

Man, I’m really missing my hometown now. I want to go back so bad. I haven’t been since we moved in July 2019, between my job and the pandemic. ๐Ÿ™

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Sugar bee

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@schmeebee85:  I think I was at Mama’s many years ago. I hope you can get back soon!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I liked living in the CWE but I did experience a lot of property crime, much more than when I have lived in other big cities. My car got broken into so many times that I ended up leaving a note on the window that it was unlocked and empty (even just leaving it unlocked without the note didn’t work because it seemed they would use a tool that broke the lock mechanism without even trying the door?). It is a great place to live, but I would definitely recommend looking for a place with secure parking. 

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Busy bee

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@katebluestone:  haha yes my mom is one of them sadly โ˜น๏ธ 

but OP, I’m from STL! People already touched on a lot, but in general I moved away at 19 and every year I go back I am blown away with how much there is to do there (and a lot of it is free).  I’m on the east coast now, but STL and thin crust pizza and gooey butter cake have my heart.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

IMO’s pizza and gooey butter cake!

 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

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@qtrfan:  ha! I ship gooey butter cake to several people regularly ๐Ÿ˜

As for Imo’s Pizza, I really think you had to grow up with it in order to love it. People who didn’t and try it think it’s disgusting, and making fun of provel seems to be a sport. I like all kinds of pizza,  including regular thicker crust and Chicago deep dish. But a bacon mushroom and onion lmo’s, cooked “well done” is sooooo good!

 

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Helper bee

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@katebluestone:  You are definitely correct.  I live in Iowa now, and my Iowa friends thinks it is the nastiest pizza ever.  My choice at IMO’s is sausage and onion with extra PROVEL cheese – heaven!  I cannot stand pizza that has thick crust.  

I have a recipe for the gooey butter cake that is so simple.  It is a hit whenever I take it somewhere.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

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@qtrfan:  I have had the homemade gooey butter cake and while it is good, I still prefer the commercially prepared ones. Whatever fake shit they put in there gives it that original flavor that I grew up on. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My favorite used to be Haas, but they closed in 2012, so I migrated to Dierberg’s. Kenzie’s is also really good. I’m a traditionalist, so when people started making different flavors like chocolate I was horrified. But then I tasted Kenzie’s and it was damn good.

Another important St Louis thing that cannot be beat his Lion’s Choice! I’ve been eating there since I was a kid and it has not changed one bit. It still tastes exactly the same and really is the only fast food that I eat. I lived on the West coast for a while, and Lion’s Choice was always the first place I stopped when I got back to St Louis. Like on the drive from the airport to my mom’s house lol ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค

 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I will say that I am a St. Louis transplant (originally from central IL) but my husband is a true St. Louisan, and I have grown to appreciate IMO’s pizza! But I love all cheese, so provel wasn’t a huge stretch for me! But he loves IMOs and he loves pizza so he orders it a lot. 

I actually grew up on gooey butter cake, my mom had an amazing recipe and my IL’s always ask me to make it for everything! I even do a pumpkin one for Thanksgiving every year. As for the commercially prepared ones, you can’t beat Park Avenue Coffee’s! 

And just saw that Gioa’s on the hill has their fish sandwich back, and I will be there like every Friday! 

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