Poll: What is the Best St. Louisey Thing?

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Best STL Options

St. Paul Sandwich
1
1%
Gooey Butthole Cake
9
13%
STL-style pizza/Imo's
12
17%
Slinger
4
6%
Park Steaks
13
19%
T-Ravs
16
23%
A-B Tour
7
10%
Schlafly
7
10%
 
Total votes: 69

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Poll: What is the Best St. Louisey Thing?

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When out of towners come to STL and want a slice of St. Louisey goodness, which of these STL institutions do you recommend?

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.

You can choose multiple things.

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Slinger, park steaks and Schlafly.

I would recommend the t-ravs at Salt + Smoke....I've never understood the fascination with gooey butter cake.

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City Museum.

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But if we are talking about something to stick in your mouth, I think gooey butter cake is the most unique. Because people eat it and wonder how everyone in St. Louis is not diabetic.

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Ted Drewes

....and maybe something related to Cardinal baseball.

The restaurants on the Hill have kind of worn on me, but would still take out-of-towners.
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Gooey butter cake is amazing and I could eat it all day. But it has to be thick (one place that my company ordered from for sales reps to send to customers was way too thin) and I prefer the middle pieces as opposed to the edge. Basically, I want the parts that will kill me quickest.

I would have voted St. Louis style pizza but it is just borderline I think. I'm also not a fan of the Imo's that delivers to me so I've soured on them. Cecil Whittaker's and St. Louis Pizza and Wings are my current go to.

Pork Steaks that have been grilled and then simmered in bbq sauce all day? Yes. Yes. Yes.

Slingers are just awesome. They are something that everybody should try at least once and if you don't like them, I don't know if we can be friends. You don't have to eat one ever again, you just have to accept the fact that it is a glorious combination of foods that really shouldn't be so wonderous together.

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It's the City Museum and it's not even close.

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Gus' Pretzels, not really unique as a food but the place and location is very St. Louisey.

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Schlafly is good. Don't get me wrong. But if I were wanting to impress guests, I'd probably give them Urban Chestnut instead.

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GeddyWrox wrote:Schlafly is good. Don't get me wrong. But if I were wanting to impress guests, I'd probably give them Urban Chestnut instead.
I was sitting at Alton's Old Bakery Brewery next to an old-timer who travels to breweries - he did a double take when I recommended Ferguson Brewing Co. (he was going to nearby Florissant for a beer can collector swapfest).

food and beer are pretty good, and you can tell your friends back home how you drank beer in Ferguson.

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