It's crazy to think of how much stuff we accumulate over the years. I am currently in the process of moving apartments (basically one end of the Central West End to the other) and I feel like the process of filling boxes is never ending! Like where did all this junk come from? So I was thrilled to take a much needed break from the packing to chow down on some amazing burgers this weekend.
St. Louis of course has no shortage of food events and what better way to spend a sunny Saturday than with some serious eats? Bolyard's Meat and Provisions in Maplewood hosted a Burger Battle this weekend at their fantastic shop in Maplewood. (I want to buy all my meat from them.)
It was a face off between Jeff Friesen from Sugarfire Smoke House and Alex Cupp of the soon-to-open new BBQ spot in South City, The Stellar Hog. There is so much good BBQ in this city. I feel like anyone from St. Louis knows none of those other so-called "BBQ" towns has anything on us! But these burgers weren't really barbeque per say. Both of the chefs put some epic cheese on those burgers which is naturally my fav part of any burger (hello O'Fallon Weach and Gouda cheese sauce?!?)
!Not only was the food fantastic but it was such a wonderful day to spend with friends. Beers were from O'Fallon Brewery (which is still on my list to check out their actual space!) and the fries....oh the fries... They were everything a french fry should be and I was disappointed with how full I got from the burgers that I couldn't finish them. Our table was split pretty even on the best burger. I loved the peaches on Alex Cupp's burger but in the end it was that bacon and ramp sauce on Jeff Friesen's that won my vote! And it appeared the crowd agreed because Friesen was declared the winner for the battle. But a round of applause from our stomachs was well deserved by both chefs!
Spring in St. Louis means two things: crazy weather and weekends filled with festivals. (Well three things if we want to add allergies to that list. Anyone else dying from the pollen?) There's nothing I love more than a good festival. Live music, tasty food, drinking in the street and mingling with everyone after a long winter stuck indoors.
This past weekend was the huge Cinco de Mayo festival on Cherokee Street and since it coincided with the Kentucky Derby and one of the first 90 degree days of the year, St. Louisians were out in full festival force. (Plus the Blues won! So every one was in a celebratory mood.)
Cherokee Street is one of my favorite streets in this city. It's got hands down the best Mexican (I'm partial to La Vallesana) and some of my favorite second hand stores (Future Ancestors for fantastic furniture finds and Mesa Home for quirky clothing and accessories). Plus Earthbound Brewery and Melt and Hop Shop! The list can go on and on.
Saturday it was all about dancing in the streets, drinking Mint Juleps out of pineapples and cheering on my horse during the Derby. (I picked SUDDENBREAKINGNEWS because, duh.) And in St. Louis fashion, the skies opened up on us with a fast moving thunderstorm. But no one let that put a damper on the day!
So I'm curious, what's your favorite St. Louis festival?
Oh goodness....another post starting with my amazement at how long it's been since I've blogged. Each week I say to myself, hey I need to get back to blogging. I take the photos...I think about posting...and then life gets in the way. But I guess that's what we're supposed to do, live life, not just post about it?
However, when I do l write on here, I realize how much of an incredible outlet it is. Not just as an outlet to express my thoughts but also as an outlet to share with you all the things I love about my city. I have a couple of exciting ideas for a new series of posts and I have several restaurant write-ups to do, so stay tuned!
But for now here's a look at a few of the things that brought delight to my life this week. Have a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to my blog! Here you'll find a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day life of a TV news reporter. I have a love for food, traveling and all things St. Louis. This is a place for me to write a bit more about my passions.