St. Louis has plenty of barbecue spots, but Salt & Smoke is the move when you want to eat great ribs, and still go somewhere nice. This Delmar Loop staple is always slammed, but just go grab a seat at the bar and work through their pages-long bourbon menu or drink a cocktail while you wait. Once you get seated, go for the the prime brisket and ribs, along with the white cheddar cracker mac and cheese and green beans, if you’re truly in need of vegetables.
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Pi Pizzeria serves some of our favorite pizza in the city, and we’re especially fans of their Delmar Loop location for the outdoor seating.
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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.
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.
Half & Half
Come to Half & Half Clayton for breakfast or brunch, you might have to wait, but their s’mores french toast is worth it.
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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.
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.
Going to Sardella in Clayton is like a little getaway, from the blue-tiled walls to the creative Italian dishes.
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