At Pink Galleon Billiards and Games, dozens of hot-pink pool tables make up just part of a colorful and enticing backdrop. Beach-themed decor abounds, and life-size airbrushed murals of pirates, mermaids, and nautical displays sprawl out across the walls. Since the first cue ball was hit in 1993, Pink Galleon Billiards and Games has expanded to three locations spread throughout the Saint Louis area. In addition to pool, Pink Galleon blitzes boredom with ping-pong, foosball, unlimited thumb wars, and arcade games. The family-owned business also boasts a menu of finger-friendly eats, ice-cold beers, and mixed drinks, all of which helped its South County location earn the title of Best Neighborhood Bar in South County from the Riverfront Times.
When founders J. Kim Tucci, Joseph A. Fresta, and John P. Ferrara first opened The Pasta House Co. in 1974, they wanted to elevate pasta to an art form. “Some artists sculpt, some paint, and some sketch,” they write on the restaurant’s website. “But, at The Pasta House Co., we create authentic Italian culinary delights.” A few of the locations even have giant, exhibition kitchens so you can watch as pizzas, pastas, and entrees come to life.
Naturally, The Pasta House Co.’s menu revolves around the Italian staple from which it gets its name. There are more than 25 varieties of pasta to choose from, including linguine with chicken livers and the signature lasagna, plus weekday specials such as stuffed manicotti. Meanwhile, the mangia bene menu—which translates to “eat well” in Italian—showcases the more wholesome side of Italian eating, with dishes low in fat and calories that won’t peer pressure you to break curfew.
In the family-style dining room at LuBar & Bistro, chatter from an underground bar, full-service bar drifts up the stairs, hinting at hidden revelry. A stone-fired oven for pizzas spills warmth out across the open space, skilled hands craft Italian ice cream, and spoons click against pots of housemade barbecue sauce, dressings, and marinara. Servers cruise by, transporting sandwiches and gluten-free options down to the underground lounge, where neon darts in ghosts of blue and pink off of a forest of bottles and a gleaming marbled bar. Bartenders mix drinks, ice clicking to punctuate tunes on the jukebox and occasional live music. As patrons lower glasses full of suds from Sam Adams, Hoegaarden, and Smithwick’s, big-screen TVs show sporting events and a soon-to-arrive cadre of video games—including Golden Tee—promise digital thrills. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, a breakfast buffet beckons to early risers from 8 a.m. to noon.
Good Ol' Days has been in business for 19 years and counting !! We have the some of the best homemade food that you have ever tasted and the service is unbeatable. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we are here to serve you " Food So Good, You'll Think We Stole Your Grandma " !
Founder Michelle began with a Scooby-Doo-shaped pan and 3-year-old patron, a humble operation that has since grown to proffer specialty cakes, desserts, and deli fare to customers from around Evansville and Mount Vernon. Lunch patrons delight in the reuben’s distinctively punchy sauerkraut and savory corned beef, served with chips and a crisp pickle ($6.45). Snack-inclined guests indulge in giant gooey cinnamon rolls ($2) and moist, bite-sized cake balls ($8.50/dozen; prices vary by design), which curb the shame and discomfort that follow eating an entire cake. Dessert pervades the atmosphere at Michelle’s Icing on the Cake, thickening the air and triggering a precipitation of brownie sundaes that mix smooth, rich ice cream with dolloped droplets of peanut butter and drizzled chocolate ($3.50). Michelle’s original passion for fresh-baked creations remains a consistent theme that unifies her imaginative cakes ($27. 50/8 in, $38.00/10 in), well-suited to birthday parties, bridal showers, and temporary driving permit-issuance celebrations.