Travel Tuesday: St. Louis Eats
Happy (Travel) Tuesday everyone! I barely survived Monday, if you know what I mean ;) Since I shared my recap of the Four Seasons St. Louis last week, I thought I would share my favorite St. Louis eats. Because I was only in town for around 24 hours, I think eating three meals is pretty successful ;)
Sunday brunch: scape at Maryland Plaza
Maryland Plaza is a super cute little area, and we had brunch at scape American Bistro. It was actually voted Best Brunch by the Riverfront Times, and I can definitely see why. We got to eat outside on the beautiful outdoor porch in the back. The menu is impressive, and you will receive some beignets to munch on while you wait for your meal. On this particular day, they were filled with vanilla bean cream. YUM! I personally think they were better than any I had in New Orleans.
For my main course, I had the Pecan Praline Sourdough French Toast. This was out of the ordinary for me, because I prefer salty over sweet. However, I’ve never met a pecan I didn’t like ;) I highly recommend this dish, and it’s definitely big enough to split with someone else.
Monday breakfast: Cielo inside the Four Seasons
Cielo is conveniently located inside the Four Seasons. I know what you’re thinking, a hotel restaurant? YES. A million times yes. This is hands down the BEST hotel restaurant I’ve ever eaten. They have an abundance of choices for breakfast, and I finally got my salty here ;)
I chose the Cielo omelet, and I changed it up a bit. It had roasted shallots, oven dried tomato, bacon, and veche rossa cheese. THAT cheese y’all. I’ve never had it, but it was so so good. It was served with the breakfast potatoes & a bakery item of choice. I got a whole wheat bagel. AND you can’t beat the insane view of the Arch while you’re eating.
Monday lunch: Broadway Oyster Bar
Funny story, when I was checking out of the Four Seasons, one of my favorite Dallas Cowboys players was checking out. His name might or might not be Ezekiel Elliott ;) I’m telling you this because I was in such shock when I got to the oyster bar that it took me forever to calm down and order. I’m a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan, ok? (PS I didn’t ask him for a picture, because I didn’t want to interrupt him. WHAT was I thinking?)
ANYWAYS, I finally settled on the NOLA style BBQ shrimp. OH. MY. GOODNESS. This dish was so so good. Like beyond. It was grilled shrimp in a mixture of butter, Worcestershire sauce, and cajun spices. Obviously anything with butter is good, but this was out of this world. It almost had a slight sweet taste to it. I highly recommend this dish!
What’s your fave restaurant in St. Louis? Be sure to visit last week’s hotel review on the Four Seasons if you haven’t already. Have a great rest of the week!