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Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:03 am
by SharkTums
The other great thing about City Museum is that you'll find new things every time you visit! It's just such a unique place, let's hope it stays this way!

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:25 pm
by jedimaster1227
We woke up the following morning to an email from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery advising that due to Winter Storm Gia that the brewery would not open for the safety of the staff and guests originally scheduled to visit that day. It was a bit of a disappointment considering that this was a main point of our itinerary, but we totally understood the reasoning behind it. With our main attraction now canceled for the day, we started to try to figure out where else we could go, which as it turned out, there weren't many options because the brewery wasn't alone in closing. The snow from the night before and the expected snow throughout the day had led to many of the city's attractions, shops and restaurants remaining closed for the day.

We weren't ones to let that stop us so we called up anything that caught our eye and threw together a day to make lemonade with the lemons we'd been given.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Looks like you made the most of the situation. 4 Hands is spectacular. I haven't been to Shaved Duck but it all looked very good, will have to check that out next time I'm in the city.

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:15 am
by prozach626
Glad you made the best of the trip, but that mentality is kind of St. Louis in a nutshell... I'm not, but if you're a baseball fan you should stop by during one summer and catch a Cardinal's game. STL is a huge baseball city. (uhg...) Or, maybe just wait for about ten years when STStl gets it's first steel coaster since 1998 and come back for a visit.

I haven't been to City Museum in probably over ten years, despite living 30-40 minutes away. The full bar caught my eye. It seems like they have added quite a bit.

I've been to shaved duck once, and it's fantastic. We first heard of it on Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives when Guy went there and ordered thick cut gourmet bacon. Roosters is also great. They have opened up a couple other restaurants in the St. Louis area. Great breakfast and stellar breakfast drinks. You may have missed out. As far as the advertisement goes, I'm not sure if you know it, but Ted Drewes is a kind of a destination custard spot in the city.

jlp94 wrote:Great report! St. Louis is one of my favorite cities in the country.

Seriously, wtf?

Re: Photo TR: A Chilly Weekend in St. Louis

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:46 am
by tinaalsgirl
I'm glad you were able to find stuff to do while there! I live about an hour west of StL, and we got 20-22" of snow here. There is definitely more to do in St. Louis when the weather isn't so bad. You could spend a good two days just checking out all the museums and the zoo in the Forest Park area. And it's a bummer you were there during the shutdown; going up in the Arch is SO fun. I've been wanting to go back there now that they've completely renovated the museum there.

Glad you had a good trip, and I hope you guys get better weather when/if you go to St. Louis again in the future!