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Friday, June 30, 2017

Southern

Yes, we know we're a little late to this game, but it took getting up early for the ALS walk to get us out of the house and in need of some lunch!

We shared a Buttermilk Biscuit with flavored butter a sweet fruit-flavored jam.

Buttermilk Biscuit
Since I could tell it was going to be a lot of food, I only ordered two chicken tenders, one Original and the second one Mild. The Mild was not too bad at all!  The dippin' sauce was a tame mayo-based sauce too.

And you know I ordered a side of Mac + Cheese Casserole!

Chicken Tenders with Mac + Cheese Casserole
 Patience ordered her favorites: 2-piece thigh, Medium heat. with two sides: Pickled Beets and Southern Greens with Smoked Pork.

2 piece thighs with pickled beets and greens

If I ever make it back, I might be daring enough for a Medium....how hot do YOU like it?

Menu
How hot do you want it?
Resources:

Southern = https://www.stlsouthern.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Piccione Pastry

We have walked by Piccione probably hundreds of times and finally, while sitting at the intersection, we saw a sign for brunch!

Luckily, we had brunch plans with Nathan that weekend!

He had the largest breakfast since he ordered a Popover along with a Frittata. The potatoes were a popular side option.

Popover

Frittata
I kept it simple with the Sausage Breakfast Panini and upgraded to a side of fruit!

Sausage Breakfast Panini
Patience surprisingly skipped Ricotta Panackes to try the Piccione Benedict that was smothered with hollandaise. Check out the pretty crispy pancetta on the side.

Piccione Benedict
Only a few items and crazy affordable. Plenty of seating!

Resources:

Piccione Pastry = http://www.piccionepastry.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hi-Pointe Drive-In

I had a day off so that meant a chance for a good lunch! Since this was my first time, I went with my favorites, but I certainly hope to go back some time to try all the other items!

I got a double patty... I think a single would have been fine!

Hamburger double patty with cheddar
Washed it all down with a  cold chocolate shake. Perfect for summertime!

Chocolate Shake
I had to save the mac and cheese side for later... way too much.

Mac and Cheese
All the sandwiches that came out seemed pretty huge so you can share them for sure.

I even wanted to try some of the specials on the board... so bring some friends so you can try a few things!

Specials Board
Resources:

Hi-Point Drive-In = http://hipointedrivein.com/

PW Pizza Oskar Blues Beer Dinner 2017

I believe Oskar Blues has done a PW Pizza beer dinner recently in the past, but looking through my blog, I don't see that I've attended one, so their beers are fairly new to me. I do see 'em in the store all the time.

A cleverly named Mamma's Little Pils started things off. Still a little too hoppy for me at 35 IBUs. This was paired with a beautiful Radish Trifecta Salad.

Mamma's Little Pils
The Priscilla American Wit (where fun and fantasy meet?) really helped cut through all the goat cheese on the "Wheat Wit?" Pizza. Of course the Wheat Crust was used for this one!

"Wheat Wit?" Pizza
The high ABV (8.7%) and high IBU (60) G'Knight was definitely needed to cut through the Romesco Sauce on the Charred Shishito Pizza. Monterey Jack, chicken, corn, and red onion made for a heavy pizza.

Charred Shishito Pizza
And the funniest laugh was for the Old Chub Scottish Ale served with the dessert course: Caramel Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream.

Caramel Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream
Certainly a brewery that doesn't take themselves too seriously!

Resources:

PW Pizza = http://pwpizza.com/

Oskar Blues Brewery = https://www.oskarblues.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Snax Gastrobar

Since Snax is another Stanley and Arlene Browne restaurant, the cocktail menu, wine list, and draught beers list is well done.

Rieger 75 cocktail for me...bottle of wine for Jamie and Shannon....and a beer for Patience. Everyone was happy!

Rieger 75
I went with my usual attack of focusing on the small plates for the first time at a new place. I ordered two starters: Pickled Bits and Cheesy Bits!

Awesome cheeses: Morbier, an aged cheddar, and a triple creme. Heavenly. Fairly upscale for a "casual" restaurant.

(Why yes, there ARE Meaty Bits and Bar Kibble for more fun dish names to say!)

Pickled Bits

Cheesy Bits
I was leaning towards ordering a sandwich until I heard that the "seasonal vegetable salad" was an heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella and basil.

Heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella and basil
Our server said that Meatloaf and the Burger were their best sellers and Patience had a hankering for meatloaf, so that worked out. It is a blend of beef and pork with a sweet and spicy glaze and included mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrots!

Meatloaf
Shannon stepped up and ordered the double patty burger with cheese, which I got a third of (AND SO MANY FRIES!!!)

Burger
Jamie appeared content with the BLT, but I was just happy I got his fries too! :)

BLT
With a healthy main course, I also added a side of Mac N Cheese. I had to take most of this home and it made for a perfect lunch the next day!

Mac N Cheese
Since I was pretty full, I had to settle for a "shooter" of ice cream. Isn't it cute?!?!?! Baby scoop of chocolate Serendipity ice cream!!

Ice Cream Shooter
Jamie and Shannon were all in with three scoops of Cookie Monster ice cream. (It's not just for kids!!)

Cookie Monster ice cream
And Patience managed to finish off her Creme Brulee with no problem.

Creme Brulee
It was a beautiful evening and we sat outside at picnic tables. (Sorry for all the shadows in the pictures.) Since it is more of a casual place, kids were everywhere so just a heads up that it's not near as fancy as the last two restaurants that stood at this location.

Resources:

Snax = https://www.snaxstl.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon