Named purveyor of Best Nostalgic Treats and the most photographed restaurant in St. Louis by Alive magazine in 2010, The Fountain on Locust showcases a menu of from-scratch savory and sweet treats topped with handmade sauces and dressings. Amidst the eatery’s hand-painted art deco interior, patrons enjoy signature ice-cream martinis such as the Strawberry Blonde, which overflows with vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, and strawberry ice cream ($8), or the Standing Banana Split, featuring brûléed bananas, three scoops of handmade ice cream, and hot fudge as sweet as a love letter from a honey pot ($6.99). For a heartier treat, spoons dip into cups ($3.79) of 1 of 47 rotating soups, including Cajun corn chowder and polish dill pickle, made from scratch every morning. Tongues can also feast on the roasted Angus beef, white cheddar, rosemary-grilled onions, and house-made horseradish sauce of the hot roast beef melt ($9.79). Vegetarian, vegan, egg-free, and gluten-free choices are also available on request.