Sunday, May 21, 2017

St Louis Zoo and Forest Park

We've been on the go a lot this spring and we wanted to show you a few pictures from a recent weekend in St. Louis. We were in St. Louis to see one of our favorite Georgetown fair queens graduate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and we couldn't pass up the chance to cross the river and spend a little time in one of our favorite cities.

St. Louis is famous for barbecue and we were quick to find our way to Pappy's Smokehouse. Pappy's actually advertises themselves as the best Memphis style bbq in St. Louis, so you'll have to figure out that part on your own. What we can tell you is we waited in line for about 20 minutes before we hit the order counter on a Sunday right at lunch rush and you'd better know what you want to order by the time you hit hit the register. We spent most of the time in line checking out the menu. We waited maybe 5-10 minutes for our food to be brought to our table. Bottom line: Joe says these are some of the best ribs he's had anywhere in the country, and the burnt ends are so good alone you won't want to use too much sauce. Higher recommended.

We also spent a few hours in Forest Park, and because there is no general admission charge to enter the St. Louis Zoo, we went in to check on the elephants. Being in Forest Park reminded us just how cool this place really is - not all cities have an enormous green space filled with parks, golf, museums and a world class zoo. History buffs will remember St. Louis hosted the worlds fair, and we actually parked near the pavilion and walked to zoo's north entrance. We had a lot of fun in St. Louis and we can't wait to be there again, so be sure to say high if you see Josh and Joe Travels!