As devoted Catholics in the early '60s, Ed and Margie Imo would wait until after midnight every Friday night to pickup meat-topped pizzas from their favorite local St. Louis pizzerias. Tired of going out so late, they were inspired to make a change. In 1964, they opened their first Imo's Pizza to offer what was then an innovative concept—home delivery. As a nod to Ed's career cutting squares of linoleum, the duo's pizzas were always cut in squares and used as tiling to construct restaurant's floor. Today, the Imo's franchise encompasses more than 90 stores, and hasn't strayed from their square slices and pledge to never-frozen ingredients. The thin-crust pies are layered edge-to-edge with 100% provel cheese, homemade sauce, and more than 15 meat and veggie toppings.
Scooping ice cream in the summer is a common way for high-school kids to make some extra cash to put toward their college funds. But for a group of high-schoolers from St. Charles, the lure of money wasn't the only reason to get into the ice cream business. They also wanted to gain some real-world business experience, so they opened their own mobile ice cream truck, Coneheads LLC, which doles out packaged ice cream favorites on hot days.
From their window, they serve up Klondike Choco Tacos, Blue Bunny cookie ice cream sandwiches, and tangy red, white, and blue bomb pops. The team also works special events, such as birthday parties. For an extra-special treat, they even allow birthday kids to achieve their dreams of being an ice cream man or a magnanimous and just lord by serving their friends from inside the truck
Bizzy Beads and Gifts is a lively crafting hot spot that boasts a multitude of multihued beads and jewelry-making supplies for all occasions, and fetes wearable art aficionados with a wide range of classes ideal for continued craft education. Create ravishing rings or elegant earrings from the store's array of cylindrical adornments with a dazzling 8 mm Swarovski bicone bead ($0.70 each), a 10-gram tube of Japanese seed beads ($2.25) or a 6 mm miracle bead parting the bead sea with its iridescence ($0.25 each). Ensure the security of your new item's optimal glitz with crimp pliers ($13.95) and a package of 10 sterling-silver ear wires ($9.25).
In 2013, after more than a decade in business, the owners of Wild Horse Grill felt like they needed to shake things up. So they brought in Executive Chef Ray Carpenter, a Travel Channel-featured pro renowned for his prior work at Niche Restaurant and Prime 1000 Steakhouse. His two biggest influences on the menu have been an emphasis on using local food producers and a balance of classic and contemporary techniques and flavors.
But even the most conservative palate can embrace Carpenter's modern style. It's subtle?from the sous-vide cooking method he uses to inventive sides like the mushroom hash he pairs with Maple Leaf Farms cherry-wood-smoked duck. Still, Wild Horse's steaks remain a hugely popular draw, with Black Angus cuts aged at least 28 days before being plated as 8-ounce filets or 32-ounce bone-in rib eyes.
The restaurant is known for its quality, yet it's far from stuffy?every weekend there's Fried Chicken Sunday and on Wednesday evenings guests can bring their dogs to the patio, which was voted to the top 10 most dog-friendly patios by the Riverfront Times. Wednesday evenings are also the grill's Pups on the Patio night, where a portion of the purchases of customers with dogs is donated to animal shelters.
No Chesterfield area restaurant or bar compares to the neighborhood bar & grill atmosphere of Longstreet Grill. With the help of an excellent staff, Jon "Happy" Harris has continued to provide excellent service of great food at an affordable price. It is our goal to make every guest feel like part of our family.
Surf Dogs is a restaurant with a relaxed theme of “sand and surf” to allow our guests to escape from the hustle of everyday life and retreat back to a vacation at the beach. Pictures of local families, taken while on vacation, adorn the walls along with a variety of other surfing style decorations.