Missouri Food & Dining February 26, 2017
9 Missouri Restaurants That Put A Twist On Childhood Favorites
Just because we enjoyed these classics as a child doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a remake of them today as adults. These 9 spots in Missouri are raising the bar when it comes to nostalgic favorites and you should definitely try them out!
1. Betty Rae's - Boozy Ice Cream Floats and Shakes
Shakes aren't just for the kids anymore. In addition to delicious gourmet ice cream, Betty Rae's delivers a fine selection of boozy shakes and floats. For example, their White Russian consists of Vodka with Vanilla Bean and Coffee ice creams and their Buffalo Sweat Float is a pairing of Tallgrass Brewery's Oatmeal Cream Stout, with Vanilla Bean or any flavor ice cream. They closed during the winter, but will be back open starting on Wednesday March 1st.
7140 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
2. Harold's - PB&J Donut
For a quick and easy sandwich, PB&J was usually the way to go as a kid. Harold's changes things up by creating a delicious PB&J donut. That counts as a lunch, right?
114 S 9th St Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65201
3. The Royale St. Louis Bar & Grill - Top Shelf Grilled Cheese
This vibey neighborhood pub in St. Louis raises the bar for grilled cheese with their savory blend of cheddar, provolone, tomatoes, and pesto in between two slices of bakehouse white bread.
3132 S Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
4. Askinosie Chocolate - Single Origin Sipping Chocolate
Forget about Swiss Miss, you'll feel like royalty when you sip on Askinosie's delicious Single Origin Sipping Chocolate. The cocoa beans used for this delicacy are sourced directly from farmers in Mababu, Tanzania. Feeling pretty worldly yet?
514 E Commercial St.
Springfield, MO 65803
5. Bristol Seafood Grille - Lobster Mac 'N Cheese
This isn't the mac 'n cheese you make with powder cheddar from a box. Bristol Seafood adds delicious lobster and chives to their cheesy noodle side dish.
11801 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
6. Heirloom Bakery & Hearth - Homemade Poptarts
I can confidently say that I gained the "Heirloom 5" when this spot opened up in Kansas City. Their ingredients are always fresh and sourced locally and they create the best baked goods in town. They're mostly famous for their mouthwatering, homemade poptarts. How could you say no to flaky pastries stuffed with a fresh blueberry or strawberry filling?
401 E. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
7. The Brick - Meatloaf Sandwich
You absolutely must stop at The Brick while in Kansas City. Their meatloaf sandwich was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and it's a delicious blend of meatloaf, pepper jack cheese and house- made spicy chipotle ketchup on toasted wheatberry bread.
1727 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
8. Billy Gail's Cafe - Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Not much has changed about this childhood classic, except for the fact that it's massive. If I had a pancake this big as a kid, I would have been in heaven.
9. Milque Toast Bar- Nutty S'More Toast
Skip the campfire and head straight to this toast bar with nutella slathered on toast and marshmallows toasted on top.
2212 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Can you remember what your favorite snack or meal was as a kid? Where do you go to enjoy it now? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!
Address: 11801 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141 Address: 401 E. 63rd St. Kansas City, MO 64110 Address: 1727 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108 Address: 2212 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 Address: 3132 S Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63139 Address: 114 S 9th St Suite 102 Columbia, MO 65201 Address: 514 E Commercial St. Springfield, MO 65803