A trip to Crown Candy Kitchen is as close to time traveling as you can get without having to worry about parallel dimensions or screwing up history. This Old North luncheonette opened in 1913 and they make their own candy, have a real soda fountain, and serve sandwiches that your grandparents grew up with. But what they’re best known for is their BLT, which comes with 14 slices of bacon and might make you reconsider some of your decisions. With its white wooden booths, vintage feel, and classic food, it’s the perfect place to go with someone who wishes they were born in a different decade, no DeLorean required.
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Salt + Smoke
If you’re looking for barbecue but don’t want to eat standing up off a paper plate, head to Salt and Smoke for a sit down meal full of the classics.
Hi-Pointe Drive-In in Richmond Heights is a great place to grab a burger or sandwich before going to the Hi-Pointe cinema nearby.
Fountain On Locust
The Fountain on Locust is a Midtown an old school spot with diner classics and specialty ice cream cocktails.
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Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice
When you’ve spent too much time drinking wine on a bar stool, head to Narwhal’s in Central West End for a big selection of boozy slushies.
If you only eat barbecue once, make sure it’s at Pappy’s in Midtown, and don’t leave without the house specialty ribs.
Vicia is an airy, upscale restaurant in Central West End that serves vegetable-focused food, and has a tasting menu option.
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