Category Archives: Traveling

Pizza Break: Pizzeoli

Ever since I moved back to St. Louis, I’ve been hearing about Pizzeoli. A local food publication ran an article about them semi-recently saying that the owner takes Neapolitan pizza pie-making very seriously. I like people who are dedicated to … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs: It’s Complicated

I have a complicated relationship to hot dogs. It all started about twenty five years ago when I ate one for the first time. I immediately fell in love. I loved the way the skin on the hot dog snapped … Continue reading

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Taum Sauk Mountain and Arcadia Valley

The summer before my freshman year of high school, I went to sleep away camp in a tiny town next to Taum Sauk Mountain in southern Missouri’s Arcadia Valley. I didn’t appreciate nature as much then, so the highlight of my … Continue reading

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Vicia

Last night, I met my friend Emma for dinner at Vicia. I’d already been there once before for lunch a month ago, right after they opened. But their dinner menu looked more involved, so I wanted to go back for … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: Toast and Jam

When I was in Ste. GeneviΓ¨ve last weekend, I went into an antique store across the street from where I ate lunch. I found a lot of random trinkets, and I also literally stumbled on the shop owner napping (more … Continue reading

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Hawn State Park and Ste. GeneviΓ¨ve

I like to spend at least one day hiking every weekend. I find that this does two things: It keeps me in shape, and it keeps me sane. No matter what kind of day I’m having, if I spend a … Continue reading

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Vista Ramen

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I like to go out to eat so much. There’s the obvious reason: It’s fun to go somewhere new and have people serve you food. But it’s more than that. I’ve realized … Continue reading

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