Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "How to eat your way around St. Louis" from the Chicago Tribune
Some cities reveal their charm effortlessly. Walk out of a hotel room in London or New York, and you can easily stroll into a compelling neighborhood, its curated boutiques and trendy cafes smacking of local verve.
Other cities are less self-evident. They make you work for it. If you favor a bit of a challenge — say, discovering a metropolis by way of foodie scavenger hunt — then a few days in St. Louis are in order.
You'll need a car (St. Louis is not a pedestrian city, and public transportation is spotty), a game plan and an appetite in order to hopscotch your way through town. The sleuthing process just adds to the fun of unearthing the city's famed high/low foodstuffs.
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