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.
Broadway Oyster Bar
Spend a whole day at Broadway Oyster Bar in Downtown: eat and drink New Orleans classics on their patio and then stay for the nightly live music.
The Crow’s Nest
The Crow’s Nest is a bar in Maplewood that’s perfect for a first date or a low key night - with beer specials, pinball machines, and bar food.
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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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