“Meet me in St. Louis, Louis…”

by Jenn (eating bender) on July 13, 2008

The title of this post was inspired by this song as well as by the fact that I visited St. Louis this weekend! I suppose I could have used a more modern version of a St. Louis-inspired song:

But I digress.

The trip was a lot of fun! I enjoyed seeing my family and we had some fun visiting the science museum, going out to breakfast/dinner and simply hanging out together. I shared information about my blog with them, so HI EVERYONE! if you’re reading :mrgreen: Hope you enjoy!

I’m pretty tired out but wanted to post highlights from the weekend. We went out to breakfast to a restaurant called First Watch on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Saturday, I got the Greek omelette with black olives, spinach, feta, red onion and red peppers. It came with fresh fruit and an English muffin.

On Sunday, I got the Healthy Turkey omelette, which came with turkey, spinach, feta cheese and tomatoes. There was fresh fruit and an English muffin on the side with this one, too.

Both breakfasts were excellente! I highly recommend this restaurant because they have plenty of light options to choose from and are very accommodating (cook with spray, no butter, etc.) too.

We also went to an Italian neighborhood near the city called “The Hill”

We ate dinner at a restaurant called Charlie Gitto’s. I started off with some fresh bread and a small spinach salad, and ordered the chicken marsala for dinner.

It was good stuff – it came with a sweet potato (the muffin-like thing in the top left of the picture) and some grilled zucchini. Of course it still has nothing on my dad’s recipe 😉 But delicious nonetheless!

After dinner we went to a place famous for its frozen custard – because really, what better way to end the evening? It was called Ted Drewes, and I got the strawberry concrete – YUM!

So those were the foodie highlights of the weekend – plus some airport food and a few trips to Starbucks 😉 I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I’m playing catch-up on the blogs but will be reading them all soon!

“See” you for more tomorrow – have a Merry Monday! :)

1 Heather July 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Ha, I love that you included Nelly in your post. A girl after my own heart! It sounds like you had a great time on your trip, though!

2 ChocolateCoveredVegan July 14, 2008 at 7:08 am

I love that movie!

3 VeggieGirl July 14, 2008 at 7:32 am

Like ChocolateCoveredVegan, I too love that movie – such a classic!! :0)

Oooh, looks like you ate deliciously, as always – that strawberry concrete looks so creamy!!

4 Erica July 14, 2008 at 8:12 am

Those breakfast choices look fab! I want some strawberry concrete for lunch :)

5 sweetsandsweats July 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

Hehe, I hit up the frozen custard last night too. Yours looks MUCH better than mine.

Glad you had a great weekend! It is always interesting explaining to family about the food blog and then taking pictures of your food at a restaurant. Mine just laughs at me and attempts to enhance a photo by artistically setting up the silverware or something humorous.

Glad you had a good trip!!

6 Mark Salinas July 14, 2008 at 10:14 am

Why do immediately get hungry after I visit your site? :)

7 oatmeal July 14, 2008 at 10:22 am

Wow! Those are amazing breakfasts! Love it when restaurants offer healthy choices 😀

8 Jenn July 14, 2008 at 10:34 am

Heather ~ Ha! I thought it was fitting for this post :)

CCV ~ I’ve actually never seen it, but I probably should if I’m going to use the song 😉

VeggieGirl ~
It was definitely creamy – it melted pretty fast in the heat and humidity!

Erica ~ Strawberry concrete for lunch sounds like a perfect idea!

sweetsandsweats ~
My family does the same :) My dad will put meals in fancier dishes so as to look more “visually appealing” haha!

Mark ~ Ah yes, the joy of the food blog world is a continuously grumbling stomach :)

Carmen ~ Me too! It makes eating out that much more fun and enjoyable!

9 ashley July 14, 2008 at 10:40 am

I love First Watch! They do have tons of healthy options.. which isn’t very common! And Strawberry Concrete? YUM! I;m glad you had a good time!

10 Leigh July 14, 2008 at 11:35 am

those breakfasts look perfect, and now i’m craving eggs.

11 glidingcalm July 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm

oh em freaking GEE Jenn! You are so hilarious to put Nelly on your post. I was curracking up listening to that song and then looking at your delicate omelet. Hilarious.

12 Jenn July 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm

ashley ~ Yep, First Watch is pretty much awesome :) Thanks!

Leigh ~ The craving continued for me as well – I chose eggs over my oats for breakfast this morning, too!

Em ~ Haha, I was hoping someone might get a kick out of it :)

13 Ash July 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Hi Jenn – I’ve never commented but check in on your blog occasionally because I graduated from Northwestern and like to reminisce via your posts. But now that you’ve gone and visited STL too, I had to break the silence, because that’s where I grew up!

LOVE that you went to Ted Drewes. I always make a point to get some frozen custard when I go back home. And taking out of town friends to get some is fun too. They always think it’ll just be ice cream, but it’s so much better than that! Oh, and next time you go to St. Louis, you have to get some toasted ravioli. Another pride and joy of the city. Let me know if you go back soon and need some recommendations!

14 Jenn July 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Ash ~ Thanks for reading – GO Wildcats, haha :) My mom grew up in STL too! I completely agree, Ted Drewes is not your average ice cream, or even your average frozen custard, for that matter – it’s definitely the best I’ve ever had anywhere! I will have to try the toasted ravioli next time, too – thanks for the tip! I will be sure to let you know the next time I go back!

15 Sarah July 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

yum everything looks good like always. now i’m craving fro-yo or ice cream. i see some in my near future. i’m glad you had such a great weekend!

as for the adora discs—i really like them because they’re basically just an excuse to eat chocolate, which is always a good thing : ) They are pretty expensive though and the bag only has 30, so you go through them pretty quickly. They sell them at Whole Foods, and Walgreens (i forgot to do a price comparison though). I would definitely say they are worth a try but I don’t know if I’m going to keep buying them permanently just because it is pretty pricey.

16 thattallgirl July 14, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Looks like yo had an eventful weekend! I really need to go to St Louis some time. Really, I live close (kc area), but just haven’t found someone to go with me.

17 Jenn July 14, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Sarah ~ Thanks for the tip on the adora discs! It was the pricing that has kept me from buying them. I would love the opportunity to eat chocolate for my health, haha, but I wish you got more for the buck – maybe I will go for it sometime, though!

thattallgirl ~ You should definitely go – there’s a lot to do! The arch is pretty awesome!

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