Really fun city with a sprawled out neighborhood architecture. Nothing is really centrally located but everything is within 15 minutes of each other - meaning convenient to a certain point! The park in the middle of the city is absolutely incredible. Think Central Park but bigger, cleaner, safer and with significantly more things to do inside... and, best of all, it's totally free. St. Louis is known for it's BBQ and sauces - and let me tell you, it lived up to the sweet hype!
Guerilla Street Food: The 2 co-owners are fun and super embracing! They tend to stay closer to traditional Filipino flavors and do a great job representing the culture. I definitely respect this place and I love what they're doing. Chef Brian Hardesty is absolutely killing it!
The Fountain on Locust: An art deco take on old school prohibition era ice cream shop. The employees/owners are just as eclectic as the food as young chef Alex Johnson takes American classics and flips them on their heads with out-of-country experiences. The interior was amazingly fun and hand drawn. The ice cream here is done in-house and tastes amazing... definitely the major draw here!
Gamlin Whiskey House: Without a doubt one of the most organized, fun, and hospitable place we've visited! The people were amazing, fun and kind. The food, by chef Ryan Cooper, was classic and simple but delicious nonetheless - highly recommend!
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Rent a car, because you'll need one to get anywhere! If you're planning your trip, make sure to take into consideration the atmosphere during baseball season. Get tickets to a game and really soak in the city and it's baseball energy. Hands down, the people are what make this city the amazing place that it is.
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