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St. Louis...More Than The Arch

Updated: Apr 13, 2019

So my friend Erica called me one night and asked if I had ever been to St. Louis. I hadn’t. She suggested we go the next day. Me not having anything to do said “Sure! Lets go!” The next morning we were on a flight headed to STL!

Now, I must admit, our main focus was FOOD! We both were familiar with a family restaurant called Sweetie Pies. We had seen it on The Food Network as well as watched the restaurant owner’s reality show. We landed and headed to find the train. And that’s where the adventure started.

We stepped outside and the wind almost blew us away! We were not prepared. We finally figured out which train we were supposed to bw on (so we thought) and were on our way! After riding clear across town, we realized we were on the wrong train! But heck, we just chucked it up to sightseeing. We got on the right train headed to what we THOUGHT was food and ended up at the ARCH.

It was AMAZING!!! It is definitely a sight to see at least once! The only downfall was it was under construction so we couldn’t go in but we got some great selfies!

Across the street was a small yet beautiful and informative STL museum. It had some of the prettiest architecture, statues, and art. We took our time and soaked it all in. But by this time, I’m starving!!!

We got an uber, who was hilarious and helpful, and made our way to Sweetie Pies! When we got there, the co owner was just opening the door. We walked in and was greeted by the smell of southern soul food goodness that bought tears to my eyes and joy to my soul! When I tell you the food was AMAZING! Listen, I don’t like everyone fried chicken but I ate their three piece and looked around waiting for more to fall from the sky. The macaroni and cheese was a heap of creamy goodness. The sweet tea was right at the brink of giving you lock jaw (in a good way) but backed off just before you could squint your eyes from the sugary goodness. And the excellent service made the dining experience even greater! They were super friendly and very gracious. When they found out we work for Southwest Airlines, they pulled up a seat and asked questions and talked like we were family! What a great time!

On our way to the airport, we stopped and got a raved and recommended dessert called Gooey Squares. They were tasty sugar squares with a variety of added flavors. That was it! I was officially in a food coma!

Needless to say, the flight back home was filled with sleep, slobbering, and snoring! I definitely recommend visiting STL if you haven’t already. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


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