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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Nudo House STL

Nudo House...just say it fast and you can hear what the restaurant is all about! Even better, it's near where I grocery shop a couple of times a month. YES!

Since Patience is a Ramen FREAK, we had to go right away and we have been several times since then. I order take out and it comes up SO FAST! Perfect for a meal during the week.

I've gotten to try most of the ramen dishes and my favorite, hands down, is the Hebrew Hammer. (Google the reference.) Chicken cooked in schmalz? You KNOW it had my name written all over it.

Hebrew Hammer
We finally remembered to order the spring rolls and those were a winner too.

I know there is Pho and sandwiches, but I'm really not sure I'm ever going to be able to break away from my favorite. I hope they don't mind...

Resources:

Nudo House STL = https://www.facebook.com/nudohousestl/

Mark Twain Brewing PW Pizza

The Mark Twain Brewing PW Pizza was definitely a good one since it features one of the handful of women brewers in the area AND we got to sit at the brewer's table for this one. Cat Golden was fun to sit and talk with!

Woah...the Huck's Habanero Apriot Wheat had quick the kick! Good thinking to pair it with peppers, but the beer was way too spicy for me.

Summer Pepper Salad
The BLT Pizza was an interesting pizza paired with Halley's Blueberry Saison. Nice and light for me!

BLT Pizza
The Chicken and Waffles Pizza was the most fun (and it had Gruyere!) and was well paired with the heavier Oatmeal Pale Ale. Chicken and Waffles...STILL good on a pizza too! hehe

Chicken and Waffles Pizza
For dessert, the fun to say A Wee Bit Foggy Scotch Ale, with high ABV (although referring to fog in Hannibal) was plenty heavy since it had to stand up to a very heavy Puppy Chow Rice Krispy Treat. I don't think anyone was able to make it through the entire dish!

Puppy Chow Rice Krispy Treat
I am definitely think road trip up to Hannibal needs to happen!

Menu
Resources:

Mark Twain Brewing = http://www.marktwainbrewery.com/

PW Pizza =  https://pwpizza.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Das Bevo

Well this is really embarrassing. It just turned into September this week and my last post was from the end of June. That's just sad.

I do admit that a lot has happened in that time, but I really wish I had time to write more. I was laid off at work and immediately, the first week of July, I went on a road trip visiting friends for nine days. Unfortunately, I came home with a cold and only had two days to get ready for the new job.

Without any work from home days and work days that go at a much faster pace, there isn't much writing time. Then early August brought our annual vacation, so that was another ten days gone. The summer flew by, but at least we ate and drank a lot from Milwaukee, to Iowa, to Phoenix, to Oakhurst, to Dana Point.

The one restaurant I did get to visit in July was Das Bevo, which as gotten nothing but rave reviews from, well, everyone, and my friend Jill lives down the street! Perfect meetup for us!

Das Bevo!
Jill was also a willing participant for sharing "all the things". This is definitely a place where I really would love to try everything, so I'm looking forward to going back again. I was a little happy that I did wait so long because there were plenty of open tables on a Sunday night.

Bierhall
You know we had to start with the Pretzel-Crusted Cheese Curds...amazing!

Everyone bragged about the Kraut Balls so we got some of those too.

I had to go traditional with the German board because I had to have bratwurst, sauerkraut for sure and I loved the pretzel with spicy beer mustard too! And then there was their version of potato salad as well. I probably could have split all of that.

German Board
All this with a pint and I was definitely ready for bed! hehehe

There are so many Sandwiches as well as Entrees that we didn't make it to...can't wait to go back again, although I'll probably stick with the traditional German foods. hehe

Resources:

Das Bevo = http://dasbevo.com/

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