Five Guys Burgers & Fries – St. Louis, MO

If there’s one thing hubby and I enjoy, that’d be a good hamburger/cheeseburger.  While we were driving around St. Louis, we noticed, again just in our neighborhood, a Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  My mom introduced us to this when we were in Fayetteville so we knew before we left town we soooo had to try it out.  And that we did.

When you enter you can grab yourself some peanuts to eat at your table, but look at those bags of potatoes!  Seriously!!!

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Kobe Japanese Grill at Westport – St. Louis, MO

So funny story… after our nap on the Friday while we were in St. Louis, we woke up around dinner time.  Somehow we decided upon this Kobe Japanese Grill, so I looked up the directions, we got in the car and we took off.  It said it was only 4 miles… yeah the 4 miles we went dropped us off in the middle of nowhere (not really… it was a neighborhood) on a street that didn’t exist.  Now what’s really funny is as we got on the road from the hotel, I noticed the GPS showed a Kobe on the map.  I questioned hubby but we decided to follow directions.  Yeah, big mistake.

After we realized we were in a neighborhood, we turned around and went back to the hotel.  I knew there were other places there by the hotel if we couldn’t find the Japenese Grill.  So we wandered around this area which btw, we found LOTS of stuff we didn’t know was there.  Finally we realized that it was on the 12th floor of one of the buildings so up the elevator we went.  Sure enough, there it was.

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A Hermann We Will Go

One thing that hubby and I should have done was eaten breakfast the morning we drove to Hermann.  By the time we got there, we were hungry and immediately hit up the Hermann Wurst Haus for lunch.  We also made sure we ate enough food because we were planning on heading to Stone Hill Winery afterwards to do their tour.  We’ve done the one in Branson and really wanted to see the main winery tour.

While we were waiting for the tour to start, we wandered around the gift shop.  How cute are these lanyards?  They hold your wine glass for you… sweet :).

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Hermann Wurst Haus – Hermann, MO

So if there’s one thing you know about my husband and me, we like to eat food :).  We’re also not afraid to try different foods either.  So on Friday of our St. Louis trip, we decided to head over to Hermann, MO and check out the wineries.  Well something you may or may not know about Hermann is it was settled by a lot of German settlers, so therefore, German food.

I told hubby that I wanted to eat somewhere in Hermann.  Now I have to share this piece right here, I googled best places to eat in Hermann and it pulled up the top 18.  Number 18 just so happened to be Hardees… lol 🙂

Anyway, back to my story, one of the restaurants that was pulled up was the Hermann Wurst Haus.  It also said they had cured meats so hubby and I plugged the directions into the gps and away we went.  From where we were, Hermann was about a 70 mile drive, which wasn’t bad and we  got to see some gorgeous Missouri country.

Once we got there,  they invited us in to do a sample tasting of some of their brats.

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill – St. Louis, MO

So one of my husbands & my favorite Italian places to eat just so happens to be Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  My love affair started back when I was a teenager down in Ft. Worth TX which just so happens to be the one I took my husband to when we started dating.  While we were in St. Louis we noticed that there was one just around the corner from our hotel, so we were sold.  We knew at some point during our stay that we had to go; Thursday night just so happened to be the day.

After we spent our day at Six Flags, we decided to go back to the hotel, get cleaned up and dressed up and head for dinner.  Btw, have I ever told you just how much I love Italian food?

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Cold Stone Creamery – St. Louis, MO

When we woke up Wednesday morning, we actually finished off our left over pizza from the night before so by the time we got up and dressed, we just decided to grab ice cream for lunch since we’d be eating dinner earlier in the evening.  There was a Cold Stone Creamery up the road from our hotel, and since we don’t have one close to home, we knew that’s where we wanted to go.

I loved their handle to enter the building.

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P.F. Changs – St. Louis, MO

Before hubby and I were going to see the Broadway Musical, West Side Story, we decided we should grab dinner.  We had a gift card to an Italian restaurant so I plugged that into the GPS and she took us to the restaurant.  We had to park in a parking garage and as we were emerging from the parking area, I started smelling something really good.  It could have been that I was really hungry :).  Anyway we came out right in front of the P.F. Changs.  I knew hubby was kind of getting tired of Italian and I asked if he’d be interested in P.F. Changs.  He was like…. um… so I knew what that meant and we entered.

One of our favorite things to do here is get the meal for 2.  You get a starter soup, an appetizer to share, 2 entrees, and 2 mini desserts.

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St. Louis take 3

Tuesday morning we had plans to do the Brewmaster Tour at Anheuser Busch so we got up and got dressed.  They said you had to be there about 15 minutes early, but we wanted to make sure we could find a parking spot.  The other thing is you had to have close toed shoes on, they checked before they even let you sign in.

After we checked in, hubby and I walked around the museum more to read the signs more in depth than we did the day before.

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