My family was recently in St. Louis for the first time in almost 8 years. It was good to be home. I wasn't born in St. Louis, but my husband, kids and my mom were.
We only had about 24 hours in this city, so we left the airport and headed straight towards one of our favorite places.
Blueberry Hill is on Delmar Blvd, not far from Washington University. I love this quirky area with unusual shops and the very retro Tivoli movie theatre. I even love the sort of dated Christmas decorations that hang over the street in December. But one of my favorite things to do as I stroll in the area, is to stare down at the sidewalk at the stars honoring some of the famous folks who are from St. Louis. There's Scott Joplin and John Goodman and my favorite, Tennessee Williams.
More than a Bar
When I first visited Blueberry Hill at age 18, I was too young for the bar. But the old bar with its display of mounted wildlife isn't my favorite part anyway.
The burgers are my favorite. You can pose with the menu if you like, but you hardly need to look. You just order a hamburger and that's all there is to it.
While You Wait
While you wait for your food you can play darts. They must have 15 boards. Or you can amuse yourself with the cases, filled with memorabilia.
Music is the reason a lot of people come here. If you're lucky, you might come on one of the night's Chuck Berry performs. He does a show once a month.
Or just let the cases entertain you!
I know some aren't as easily amused as I am, but I could spend days staring in these cases at the old lunch boxes and Pez candy holders. I like this case because it makes me feel young. I don't really remember Howdy Doody that well...I must be too young!
Something for Everyone
I remember bringing Heidi to Blueberry Hill when she was about 3. She was a big fan of "Pee Wee's Playhouse" on Saturday morning. I'm not sure how many years she had to wait for Pee Wee to be retro enough for the case.
The next time we come, we'll have to hit all the other favorite places! But for this trip it was Blueberry Hill.
We picked up enough nostalgia to last until we return!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.