Devils Hockey: Enterprise Center

After enjoying a hot salami lunch and a Budweiser brewery tour, it was almost time to for the game between the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues! I stopped by the The Over/Under Bar & Grill for a couple beers and took their shuttle service to Enterprise Center. It was another NHL arena checked…

Anheuser-Busch Brewery: The Day Fresh Tour

After views from the top of St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and a yummy hot salami sandwich, I went to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for the Day Fresh Tour, formerly called the Bud Light Tour. The 75 minute tour costs $10 and tickets can be purchased online. I picked up my ticket at the welcome desk…

Charlie Gitto’s, The Gateway Arch, and Gioia’s Deli

It was all about craft beer and iconic dishes during my third day in St. Louis. Later that evening, I went to the Italian-American neighborhood of The Hill for dinner at Charlie Gitto’s On The Hill. The longtime Italian restaurant is a St. Louis landmark. The popular spot is considered one the the best in…

Brunch at Sardella and Dinner at Pastaria

My first night in St. Louis involved a veggie tasting menu and late night shenanigans with some cool locals. The next morning, I woke up to cold icy weather. The roads and sidewalks may have been coated with ice, but I still made it to Sardella for brunch. The bright airy restaurant serves Italian-inspired dishes…

The Tasting Menu at Vicia

For my first night in St. Louis, I made a reservation at Vicia – a vegetable-forward restaurant serving seasonal cuisine that highlights local produce and sustainably-raised meats. I was seated at a small table near the bustling open kitchen. Perfect! My server, Kayla, was super nice and went over the menu options. I decided to…

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…

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…