Bad Thing: Corey Patterson got ANOTHER at bat.
Predictable Thing: Corey Patterson struck out.
Good Thing: Jaime Garcia struck out 6 in 6 innings.
Bad Thing: Arthur Rhodes coughed up a HR to Jay Bruce.
Good Thing: Ryan Theriot was not playing shortstop.
Bad Thing: Neither was Tyler Greene.
I'm bored with a team that's only called up a couple of players when they are obviously out of it in September. Show me the kids. Now, the long awaited part one to what will eventually be VEB's Guide to the Lou. Feel free to chat amongst yourselves but if there's any comments on the format of the guide, I'll check back for those and take them into consideration.
If there's a food joint that I left off and you feel strongly about, leave a comment on that as well as WHY you like it. (I could use some extra details on the ethnic recommendations from the original thread -- namely the Thai and German.) I haven't eaten everywhere people. Try and keep it near the ballpark or downtown STL. Original thread. Not everyone's going to agree on what does and doesn't make the list but I don't want to leave off anything really good.
Type of Food: Sushi
Location: 1228 Washington Ave
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Yes; 1.1 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: Because it's the best sushi in downtown St. Louis. Fresh fish, a casual atmosphere and reasonable prices.
Type of Food: BBQ
Location: 3106 Olive Street
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Kinda; 2.4 mi (map)
Location: 1627 9th Street
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Yes; 1.2 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: It's the best BBQ in St. Louis. You'll find a lengthy line at Pappy's every day at lunch -- so much so that the owners opened another restaurant called Bogarts. Same great BBQ. Limited seating.
Type of Food: Pizza
Location: 400 N. Euclid
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: No; 4.5 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: They've won awards for pizza! Pi is the upscale pizzeria of St. Louis best known for it's deep dish pizza.
Location: 742 S 4th St
Withing Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Yes; 0.3 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: The first question you'll get if you are from St. Louis is what high school you went to. The second question is whether you like Imo's pizza. The famous thin crust pizza with it's provel cheese is something you'll either love or hate but you'll always be able to argue with St. Louis natives once you've had it.
Type of Food: Fine Cuisine
Location: 1831 Sidney St
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Kinda; 2.2 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: Gerard Craft - he's famous (well, chef famous) and if you're looking for fine dining in St. Louis, Niche is the place.
Type of Food: Italian
Restaurant: The Hill
Location: 5000 block of Shaw Hill and adjacent Streets
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: No; ~5 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: Depending on who you ask, you'll get different recommendations on which restaurant is the best Italian on the hill. There's lots of choices and it's virtually impossible to find a bad restaurant there.
Restaurant: Charlie Gitto's
Location: 207 N. 6th St
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Yes; 0.4 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: It's closer than the hill and has a rather expansive menu beyond the Italian cuisine. Cardinal and baseball memorabilia is featured as decoration. Also, ravioli.
Type of Food: Dessert
Restaurant: Crown Candy
Location: 1401 St Louis Avenue West
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Don't Walk Here; (map)
Why You Should Go: Crown Candy has been around since 1913. They make their own chocolate and assorted candies. They were on the Food Network for their 5 malt challenge.
Restaurant: Ted Drewes
Location: 4224 S Grand Blvd
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: No; 4.6 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: It's really good, guys! And gals! Thick frozen custard and some Cardinal themed desserts.
Type of Food: Grease Bomb
Location: 622 Chouteau Avenue
Within Walking Distance of Busch Stadium: Yes; 0.5 mi (map)
Why You Should Go: You're completely plastered and you're looking for something to soak up the booze.
Type of Food: Cardinal Affiliations