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.
Mr. Wizard’s Frozen Custard And Yogurt
Warm weather means cold treats, and if you’re not eating frozen custard at Mr. Wizard’s in Richmond Heights, you’re doing it wrong.
Wild Flower Restaurant, Bar & Catering
With indoor and outdoor seating and the large menu, Wild Flower in Central West End is a great option with a group for dinner or brunch.
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If you only eat barbecue once, make sure it’s at Pappy’s in Midtown, and don’t leave without the house specialty ribs.
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.
Nixta in Tower Grove is one of the best and most uniquely decorated spots in the city, serving Mexican food that you need to try.
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