I read about Roosters, and their amazing crepes, on the Design Sponge city guide. Then my friend Hailee mentioned it when I asked her for some STL suggestions. I figured I'd be foolish if I didn't go check it out after two separate recommendations.
(to be fair to Roosters, they spelled "hope" correctly - someone had just erased the "e")
You guys. Holy crepes. I ordered a bacon, Vermont cheddar and caramelized onions savory crepe + the classic sweet crepe with Nutella, bananas and strawberries. Oh. So. Yummmm. I need another, like right now.
Moving on... I think I first heard about gooey butter cake when watching the Food Network. Momma and I have a recipe for a gooey pumpkin butter cake bars, and they're pretty bomb dot com. Anyway, after I did some more research, I discovered that the gooey butter cake originated in STL - and Park Avenue Coffee makes over 40 flavors. Sheesh!
These little squares might look sweet and innocent - but boy do they pack a rich punch! And to be honest, I think the bars that Momma and I make are a bit better. But I am probably biased. Momma does everything better!
And the thing that surprised me the most was that my favorite meal from the trip was the restaurant that Chris recommended - The Over/Under Bar and Grill. We ordered the pretzel sticks & the spinach-artichoke fondue, and all I have to say is that my mind was blown by the flavors. Seriously some of the best food I've ever eaten. Delicious!!
So, I've shared my favorite St. Louis eats. Now it's time to showcase the treats that had me squealing with excitement as I stumbled upon them while exploring the city: the birthday cake statues to celebrate St. Louis's 250th birthday! (I just wish I'd had time to explore the city further and find more cakes.)
We spotted this last cake on the way to the Cardinals game... and speaking the game, I'm taking you to Busch stadium in tomorrow's post. Let's Go Cards!