Most butcher shops cut your meat for you, but few give you the skills to cut it yourself. For the experts at John’s Butcher Shoppee, sharing their skills is just a part of serving their community, something they’ve been doing for more than 38 years. The expert butchers set up shop at local Cabela’s locations, where they lead sessions on how to process deer into steaks, sausages, and ground meat. Back at their two locations, customers load up on homemade sausage, tender pork chops, and exotic meats such as elk, bison, and ostrich. The owners of the family business are often behind the counter, and take the time to cut or karate-chop a steak or pork chop to a customer’s desired size for no extra charge. Regular customers also take note of the butcher’s weekly meat raffle, dubbed Meat-O, wherein one lucky customer wins $25 in free meat to be served or bathed in however they see fit.
Being the first espresso bar in St. Louis had its drawbacks. When The Brevé Coffee Company opened its doors in 1995, the concept of a latte was unfamiliar to most residents in the downtown area, and the shop only made $58 its first day in business. But as owner Kevin Wiesehan and his wife added in flavorful small-batch-roasted coffee beans, a panini press, and savory café food, business started to boom. Brevé now has three locations throughout the St. Louis area.
In these coffee shops, baristas serve up expertly poured coffees alongside sandwiches, veggie wraps, and salads. Hand-dipped ice-cream treats with Ghirardelli chocolate, shots of house espresso, or foamy pours of root beer are both decadent and refreshing, much like waltzing with an ice sculpture of Fred Astaire.
Flanked by walls in cotton-candy pink and decorative accents reminiscent of a gingerbread house, the glass case at SweetTpieS Dessert Studio displays tiny cheesecakes, mini pecan pies, and cupcakes. Bakers glide behind the counter, adding flourishes of fondant to towering wedding cakes designed to resemble dresses, bouquets, or the frosting-filled swimming pool where the couple met. Artful cupcake towers array confections in an impressive fashion, and custom cake designs can be shrunken down into cake shots, which layer cake, toppings, and buttercream frosting made in house into push-pop form.
Craving pizza? Head on over to Festus' Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist.
You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria's drink list.
Your group can sit comfortably at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria, a local restaurant.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria's wifi.
Eat outdoors Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Folks tend to dress down at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Cyclists are in luck. Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria provides bike parking.
$15 can't buy you much, but it can buy you an amazing meal at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria serves up all three meals.
Choose your own cut of steak at Festus' Tanglefoot.
If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on Tanglefoot s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Tanglefoot's drink list.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Tanglefoot.
Tanglefoot offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Tanglefoot.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Tanglefoot to your next party or event.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Tanglefoot's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Tanglefoot.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Tanglefoot, so plan your budget accordingly.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Tanglefoot's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill in Pevely.
The food at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated.
Large groups will appreciate Hillbilly's Bar and Grill for its ability to seat them quickly.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill, known for its laid-back ambience.
At Hillbilly's Bar and Grill, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
The average check at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Hillbilly's Bar and Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.