Southwest Diner, Craft Beer, and Pappy’s Smokehouse

My third day in St. Louis consisted of more tasty eats and some craft beer. I started off the day at Southwest Diner. The casual Southwest-inspired diner is a breakfast hot spot. One of St. Louis’ iconic dishes is the slinger and Southwest Diner makes their own version. The Southwest Slinger has two burger patties,…

Off to St. Louis: The Shaved Duck

I took time off in February for another hockey trip! The previous year, I met a friend in Las Vegas and California. This year I took a solo trip to St. Louis and Chicago. I’ve been to Chicago before, but it would be my first time traveling to Missouri. Off to St. Louis! I arrived…

Lewis Barbecue, FIG, and Proof

The first half of my day consisted of a delicious breakfast, city tour, and some craft beer. After a couple Revelry Brewing beers, I walked over to Lewis Barbecue for lunch. The popular barbecue restaurant is known for their Texas-style house-smoked meats. John Lewis grew up in El Paso, Texas and eventually made his way…

I’m Back From St. Louis!

I recently returned from a 4-day trip in St. Louis, Missouri! It was my first stop before heading to Chicago. I mainly went for a hockey game, but of course I had to check out the restaurants, bars, and attractions! I stayed downtown in a hotel that was formerly a bank. My first meal ended…

Secret Sauce Tour with Tennessee Whiskey Tours

I’m not much of a whiskey drinker, but I was excited to check out some of Nashville’s local distilleries. I took the Secret Sauce Tour with Tennessee Whiskey Tours one afternoon where we took a behind-the-scenes look at three local craft distilleries and had a tasty barbecue lunch a Peg Leg Porker. It costs $108…

Lunch at Central BBQ

After seeing the National Civil Rights Museum, I walked over to Central BBQ nearby for a brief lunch before heading back to my hotel. I heard it was one of the best spots for Memphis-style barbecue. You place your order, take your number, and seat yourself. I sat at the bar. They have some local…

A Peabody Cocktail and Rendezvous Ribs

Several hours have already passed since I arrived in Memphis. It was midday and I took a short stroll to the Peabody Hotel. The historic hotel is home to the world famous Peabody Duck March and a few great dining options. Located within the charming Grand Lobby of the hotel is The Lobby Bar. I…

La Barbecue

It was a cool Saturday afternoon and the light rain had stopped. It was time to go out for  lunch. It was time for more barbecue! This time I headed to the other top-rated BBQ joint in town, La Barbecue, located in the Aztec Food Trailer Park. I already experienced Franklin the day before, and now…