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12330 Dorsett Road (Formerly "Baymont Inn & Suites") Saint Louis, Missouri 63043-3906, United States

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Where do I get the best St. Louis BBQ in the city?

by eccentricplanet

We'll be passing through Saint Louis next week on our way to Memphis, probably mid to late afternoon, with two kids. We want real, authentic, down-home, local BBQ. Who has the best that's not too far off I-55?

Thanks for any advice!


Re: Where do I get the best St. Louis BBQ in the city?

by vanderlust

Not my favorite but you might like Banderas BBQ at Hwy 141 and I55. (actually Arnold MO). I prefer Phils BBQ on Gravios road. You would have to exit I55 at Bayless and travel west about 2 miles to Gravois. Banderas is smoked meat and Jacks is all about the sauce.

Travel Tips for Saint Louis

Missouri River

by Blatherwick

The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River. At about 2,565 mi (4,130 km) in length, it is the longest river in the United States and drains approximately one-sixth of the North American continent. The combined Missouri-Mississippi river system is the fourth longest river in the world.

Much of what you want to see and do is along the river. The Archway is located there along with the downtown core. All along the river are "riverboat" casinos that don't actually go anywhere but pull up the plank every so often.

As you can tell from the picture, the Missouri is prone to flooding. Before the recent disaster in Louisiana, the 1993 flood was considered the most costly and devastating flood to ravage the U.S. in modern history. The number of record river levels, its aerial extent, the number of persons displaced, amount of crop and property damage and its duration surpassed all earlier U.S. floods in modern times. The 52 foot St. Louis Flood wall, built to handle the volume of the 1844 flood, was able to keep the 1993 flood out with just over two feet to spare.

restaurant reviews website

by LauraWest
is the web site of a hip local magazine about food.
I love to use it to find a new place to eat in the St. Louis area.
the site has a really good events calendar now, too. Quite useful! Try it!

Public Art - "Thinker on a Rock" at Wash U

by yooperprof

A recent addition to the Hilltop campus at Washington U. is this sculpture by Welsh artist Barry Flanagan. He specializes in hares - this piece is called "Thinker on a Rock." It's located in between Graham Chapel and the Mallinckrodt Center.

I've put additional snapshots of the Wash. U campus in a travelogue.

Traditioinal Cardinals BAseball

by BruceDunning

The baseball has been an avid sport for the city for decades, especially while the Busch family owned it. The stadium got renovated, but the adjacent Ballpark Village concept dried up and no one seems to know when, and if any investment will take place for shops and eateries next to the park.

Ferry Rides

by changeinlatitude

Take a drive and get off the beaten path. Take a ferry ride over to Grafton or the Golden Eagle Ferry. There are some great restaruants and some really neat historical places to see. If you do the Golden Eagle Ferry, you will end up at one of our favorite restaurants on the river, Kinders ("On and sometimes in the Mississippi") . Great bar food, a nice little shop and be sure to get one of their t-shirts. Take the River Road over the Grafton and spend the day at the Flea Market, Pere Marquette Lodge, or have lunch at the Loading Dock and watch the boats and see some beautiful Harleys. When you are ready to get back, just take the Grafton Ferry back or drive a short distance to Alton and take the Clark Bridge back.

The here is the phone number for Kinders 618-396-2535 and the number for the Golden Eagle Ferry is below along with a website that gives you all kinds of information about the ferries and The Great River Road.


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