Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Road Trip Day 2: Dessert and More Dessert

Day two started out with continental breakfast from our hotel (they had a pancake machine!) and then we were back on the road. Our next stop was St. Louis, MO.

I got some really good pictures of the Arch.

A bridge beside the Arch.

The Saint Louis Cardinals stadium downtown.

We headed to Iron Barley for lunch. This was another Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives place and once again Guy Fiera did not dissapoint.

I ordered the beef and cheese and honestly I was a little concerned when it came out. All for no reason though. This sandwich was yummy!

Momma got the bean and ham soup.

A local guy suggested we try the PB&J Blaster pie for dessert. I don't even like jelly and this pie was scrumptious! (Btw, I'm running out of unique words to describe all the yummy food we've had). This pie is a peanut butter freezer pie with a strawberry cayenne jelly and habernaro sauce. It was a pie with a kick!

And just to let you know how nice the owners were... the guy that suggested the pie to us; they gave him a piece on the house.

Here are a few houses in St. Louis.
I was surprised that almost everything was a duplex.

Our next stop in St. Louis was Gooey Louie's.

How cute is that sign?

The sign that wasn't cute was the one on the door that said they were closed because they were sold out of cakes. This wasn't stopping us though. We got the attention of the guy mopping inside and told him that we had came all the way from North Carolina for a Gooey Louie butter cake. So he was extremly nice and let us in to buy one. The sign was posted because their oven had quit working the day before and they had closed the store to catch up on their cake orders.

The inside of the store was adorable.

The butter cake was very good. It has a cream cheese taste and was gooey on the top almost like it hadn't cooked long enough. It was worth the stop.

All in all, I was not impressed with St. Louis. The food was yummy but I enjoyed Nashville a lot more.


Ruth said...

That pie sounds wonderful! Glad you are enjoying the trip.

Allyson said...

My companies HQ office is in St.Louis and whenever someone visits from corporate they bring a butter cake! It is a guilty pleasure for sure!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The Arch is so cool! That's great that you were able to see it!