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I thought it would be cool to have a thread -- akin to the Breakfast and Supper threads -- where we talk about the trips we've booked that we're looking forward to taking.   Cameron and I are going

Excellent!   False modesty will get you nowhere on this board. A Latin scholar spending a year doing research in Rome, eh? I look forward to your posts. By the way, when the woman said the pigs w

I hope you'll be sending us occasional reports about life in Rome.

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I would love to go to St Louis. Never been. Kansas City is... okay, but terribly quiet. Still, barbecue and steak, as they say. And the talking Winston Churchill statue.


If you go, attend a baseball game. It is a great baseball city.


The Italian food doesn't suck either.


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I went to school in St Louis some years back..generally enjoyed the city and it's changed a whole lot. I "need" to live near an ocean so I didn't think of staying.


The "Hill" used to have some great Italian food, STL has an unusual pizza style..cracker thin crust and provolone cheese, cut irregularly..not slices. I was shocked when I first had it; coming from NY...but I grew to really like it..sometimes miss it. Toasted ravioli (just what it sounds like) w/marinara sauce was also pretty tasty, and I don't think I've seen it outside STL.


Road trips to KC meant Arthur Bryants BBQ :)

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For anyone coming to St. Louis here's where you need to eat:






Sidney Street Cafe

Pappy's Smokehouse



I know St. Louis has a reputation for Italian food, but unfortunately it is more of a myth than reality. Sure there is the Hill where there are many Italian restaurants, but most are terrible in that all you find is red sauce poured over mountains of noodles. It's a product of hometown loyalty skewing reality. The best Italian restaurant in my opinion is Acero.



St. Louis has some decent restaurants and it has come along way in recent years, but anyone coming from cities like Chicago, NY, SF will not find anything too enlightening. Farmhaus, Niche, Monarch and Sidney Street Cafe are the city's best and are all run by chefs who really care about what they do and are trying very hard to make progress.

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Could you do some vicarious eating for me in KC?


Oklahoma Joe's on the Kansas side has really good onion rings.


Chocolates from Christopher Elbow. Mmmmmmmmm.


Chocolate malted concrete from Foo's Frozen Custard is good, too.


I want to go to Kansas City, too!





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I'm going to Kansas City.

Kansas City here I come.

I'm going to Kansas City.

Kansas City here I come.

They've got a crazy way of loving there.

And I'm gonna get me some.

I will be there between the 21st and 23rd.

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Just back from Oklahoma Joe's.


Fucking Wow.


Did you have the onion rings? If you did, do you have any pictures so I can pretend I'm eating them, too?


If you don't mind straying from bbq, Al Habashi had really good schwarma. It was so good it was the only place we hit twice (other than Foo's Fabulous) during our short stay there. Actually, we sort of went there three times, because we got falafel to-go to eat at the airport.


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