St. Louis Style


Over on Chowhound, a woman by the name of Jenny Vergara posed to area Chowhounders the following scenario:

I am a foodie from Kansas City (and a big fan of Chowhound) who is using my summer to travel to six different food festivals across the U.S. My goal is to see if it is possible to truly get a “taste” of each city/state and then write about my food experiences for a local food magazine in KC.

Although I’ve lived in St. Louis since 1986, I still view many things as an outsider and had a quick response to this as it’s something I’d thought about before. I proposed the following list:

  1. American Lager–aka Budweiser
  2. Toasted Ravioli
  3. Gooey Butter Cake
  4. Slingers
  5. Pork Steaks
  6. Cracker style thin crust pizza with provel cheese

Are there other things, uniquely St. Louis, that I am overlooking?

5 Responses to “St. Louis Style”

  1. Mike Says:

    Looking over this list a depressing way to start my day.

  2. Catherine Neville Says:

    How about the St. Paul sandwich? I’m not sure you can find that anywhere else …

  3. bb Says:

    According to this wikipedia article, you are correct. I had no idea. I’ve never had one, it always looked creepy to me. How do they taste?

  4. Catherine Neville Says:

    They’re pretty good, actually. Terrene had an “upscale” version on its menu — it was one of Dave’s nods to St. Louis food when the restaurant opened. It’s got that comfort food thing going on — you have to have the pickles for that salty crunchy tang.

  5. Jenny Vergara Says:

    Hi Bill,

    Well, I am back in KC safe and sound from eating my way through the Taste of St. Louis. I can’t thank you enough for your St. Louis hit list. I managed to make it to almost all of them, and thought you might enjoy the little photo tour sneak peak of my adventures in your fine city. I’ll be back your way soon, and owe you a St. Louis Foodie treat of your choice. Enjoy! JV

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