One great thing about friends from out of town is the new restaurants you go to. You go to the city-ish places you may not have yet discovered or know about but have only talked about ever since you have been here.
Not this gang.
We ventured to one of J's and my favorite places in the city with the gang and then onto everyone's favorite Chocolate Bar. Lovely, as always. Except the waiter, but that's ok. He went ahead and included his 20% so I think he's ok without my approval. What we discovered at the Chocolate Bar was printed on the chocolate brown menus in the faint beige font was "visit our sister restaurant Roosters".
So we did, today.
Loved it, loved it, loved it. And this is reason number, er, 18 why I love it when friends like Summer D come in town to visit. You read things, as difficult as they may be to make out in the dim lighting that restaurants may provide for those forced intimate settings, and you actually go there the next morning. We didn't just talk the talk.
St. Louis downtown is lacking in everything but smell, but next to this restaurant was a great little store, Uma. Now I love Uma. I think I'm obsessed with Uma. Uma had the fireplace that Jordan and I have been wanting to put in our house for about 3x the price.
What caught our eye was the black, green and orange toilet paper in the window. Odd. Oddly soft too.
Anyway, so much to love and so much to turn down in that store. Another day perhaps.
All you St. Louisans should visit Roosters. Yummy.