Updated: Feb 8
I’m excited to share a couple of great dining experiences that I had recently while traveling with my daughter to St. Louis, Missouri. First, I have to say, it felt so good to be out and about and definitely felt good to be able to dine in. There’s truth to the old saying, “You never miss your water until the well goes dry.” I never missed dining out until I couldn't do it! My daughter decided to get her car serviced at the dealership which was 2 ½ hours away from us but we were ok with that as we were planning on staying overnight and going hiking the next day. Long story short, the hiking was canceled due to the challenges with the Midwest winter weather but we did get to dine at some scrumptiously delicious places (one was dine in and the other was contactless curbside pickup) These places were highly recommended by the guy at the car dealership who lived in the area.
Before I get into the places we dined at, I want to suggest that if you’re not familiar with an area and you need recommendations on the best places to eat, ask the locals. It gets to be really tiresome and weary reading all the online reviews. The reviews are very helpful for sure, and I use them all the times, especially with local places. But when you don’t know the area, it can be daunting which tends to suck all the fun out of eating out, at least for me. I mentioned to my daughter, after reading a lot of reviews and still not being sure, “Why not ask the people at the dealership, they might have some good recommendations?” Bingo! She not only got her car serviced, we got raving reviews on a few of the local restaurant which I’m eager to share with you. So go for it! Muster up the courage to ask a complete stranger if they can recommend a good place to eat.