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Donut Stop

Rated in the top 10 donut places in America by Bon Appetit (2010), and for a good reason. The donuts are, seriously, THAT GOOD!

We make the drive across town a couple of times a month just for donuts. I usually get 6 donuts, sometimes a fritter or…

La Pizza – St. Louis

Looking for some out-of-this-world pizza? You will be hard pressed to do better than La Pizza, whether you’re here in St. Louis or in NYC. Friendly owners and staff, good sized pies…but above all else, fantastic New York style pizza, right here in …

Soulard Farmer’s Market

Open year round, Wednesday-Saturday. This is a great, historic farmer’s market right here in the St. Louis. Huge varieties, fresh from the farm. Established in 1779, it’s the oldest farmer’s market west of the Mississippi. Worth an outing just to s…

Gus’ Pretzels

Tucked away in Soulard, Gus’ Pretzels is a St. Louis quintessential. Like so many great places, family owned, family operated. Great pretzels at a great price (nowhere near mall prices). Watch the magic happen as you zip through the longish line. T…

Venice Cafe

The Venice Cafe is completely quirky. It does for restaurants/bars what The City Museum does for museums. Located in Soulard, the Venice Cafe epitomizes the atmosphere of the area.

St. Louis Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch reigns the skyline as you approach St. Louis. It stands on the west bank of the Mississippi river, as a gateway to the West, a monument to the American Spirit. The Arch stands 630 feet. Was completed in 1965 for $13,000,000 (or about $90M today). Things to do: enjoy the beautiful Jefferson […]