Thursday, May 29, 2014

Joey B's on the Landing and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Saint Louis MO

I blame Judy Garland, but until I saw the Sex and the City movie (the first one), when Jennifer Hudson set me straight, I thought that "Saint Louis" was pronounced "Saint Louie".  Our next major stop on Route 66 after Springfield was indeed Saint Louis, home of the Gateway Arch.  We travelled up to the top of the Arch to admire the view:

However, be careful when you get into the little egg capsules that take you up there - I bumped my head getting in one on the way down.  The Arch centre also contains a museum of Wild West artefacts - beware of the bison.

After that, it was over to the Landing for some lunch.  Tim and I headed to Joey B's on the Landing, a sports bar.  I ordered a Bud Light in a very cool aluminium bottle:

To go with it (as I am not one for liquid lunches), I ordered the Ranchero Chicken Wrap ($7.99) - charbroiled chicken, jalapenos, lettuce cheddar cheese and salsa.  It  comes with fries, but for an extra $1.59, you can upgrade to the soup of the day, which is what I did:

I have no memory of what kind of soup this was, although I do recall it being spicy.  I was fascinated by the fact that soup in the US is served with crackers - here, it is served with chunks of bread. 

It was then time to go back to our Route 66 odyssey, where we stopped at a Route 66 icon, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard:

Frozen custard must have at least 10% butterfat and 1.4% egg yolk, and it contains less air than icecream, hence it is much smoother.  The custard is sold as a "concrete", and the regular size costs $3.90.  I ordered Heath Bar flavour:

Here's the sign denoting that Ted Drewes is indeed on Route 66:

Saint Louis turns 250 this year, and there are birthday cake art installations all over town.  Here is the one at Ted Drewes (I found 7 in all of the 234 cakes):

We were not yet finished for the day, and in the afternoon, we ventured to the Budweiser Brewery for a tour:

They have some very fancy stables with stained glass windows for their famous Clydesdales:

There were numerous tastings along the way, and for our last tasting, we could choose what we wanted from the bar.  I ordered a Straw-ber-rita:

This was pretty good and went down smoothly after the beer tastings.  The other ladies wanted one too, because they asked me what it was.  It was kind of like a fire engine cocktail - ie dangerous in that it tastes like soft drink.

The Budweiser Brewery had its own birthday cake out front:

I really wanted to try some gooey butter cake while in Saint Louis, but it was not to be.  As you can see, we had a great day out in Saint Louis - and I now pronounce it correctly.

710 North 2nd St
St Louis, MO
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6726 Chippewa
St Louis MO
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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I loved reading about the frozen custard aka concrete! And yes the shops there are very proud to be on Route 66 aren't they. It's very well marked and I'm sure they do very well out the location.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, yes, you don't normally associate the word "concrete" with something good to eat!

Kayte said...

Okay, St. Louis, somewhere I am very familiar with as Mark was born in St. Louis and all his mother and father's families still live there...many trips to St. Louis for weddings, graduations, vacations, funerals, etc. etc. Familiar with all that you showed, including the custard! lol Soup comes with bread most places here as well, only the less expensive places serve crackers with it...and I was really surprised you ordered soup as that is not a particular favorite of yours if I remember right. :-) There are so many other wonderful things to see and do in St. Louis! Come back, we'll go together. lol