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Feb 4th, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Where to Eat and Drink in St. Louis and Chicago

Hi everyone,

We posted two blog stories last week dedicated to the Midwestern cities of Chicago and St. Louis:

Where to Eat and Drink in St. Louis http://www.fodors.com/news/where-to-...ouis-6392.html

Where to Eat in Chicago Now: http://www.fodors.com/news/where-to-...-now-6386.html

As a born and raised Midwesterner, I'd love to hear your thoughts about what restaurants we got right (or wrong) and what new ones you'd love to try. I'm personally a big fan of Pi's Lincoln Park pizza (http://www.restaurantpi.com/) and Pappy's (http://pappyssmokehouse.com/) in St. Louis.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Duff's in the Central West End:
http://duffsrestaurant.com/wordpress/?page_id=5
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Feb 4th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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It might depend on how often you visit a city. I only visit St. Louis about every 2 years(have been a dozen times or so over the past 20 year). I think Bogarts and Pappy's area about as good BBQ as it gets anywhere. Since you mentioned pizza, what about Deweys? Drewes Custard is pretty iconic. Crown Candy is somewhere that I like. I always try to eat somewhere in the Italian area(The Hill), I think Charlie Gitos would be my favorite. Missouri Baking on the hill would be a must, IMOP.

I am actually planning a trip to St. Louis over the 4th. I plan on watching the fireworks and I have reserations at The Hyatt(right near the Arch-to avoid traffic). However, they are unable to guarantee me a spot to park my car- I'm not talking free parking, I'm talking even paid parking. So, I'm a bit concerned and considering cancelling the whole thing.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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spirobulldog, check out the Drury Inn downtown. It is in a beautiful historic building, and there's a parking garage next door. The Drury offers a wonderful breakfast spread, and a sumptuous cocktail hour, too. It is very close to the Arch.

I agree with Dewey's, in Kirkwood and Webster Groves. And Drewes Custard is a must-do.
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May 3rd, 2013, 06:39 AM
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There's another Drury Inn by Union Station. I have stayed at both. I believe the parking at the Drury Inn Union Station is cheaper. The Drury Union Station is also located in a historic building. Both locations offered excellent customer service! If you go to Missouri Baking, bring cash! Neither checks nor credit cards accepted. I found that out the hard way last week!
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