Day 7, Thursday.
Thursday, Emma and I ventured out with the kiddos to the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
|This little outing was mostly about Levi getting to feed the giant koi in the Japanese Garden.|
Then we went to and grabbed lunch (to-go due to sleeping babies) at a St. Louis institution, the Crown Candy Kitchen
. I have to say that one of the best parts of this trip was that I got to go to most of my favorite places (sad face over no Bailey's Chocolate Bar this trip), but I also got to experience some new St. Louis places. Of course, it sort of just gives me more to miss, but it is worth it.
That evening my sisters and I went to another new to me place, Farmhaus
. If I had to describe Farmhaus, I would say, "It's all about the pork."
I told my sisters from the get go that I intended to embarrassingly over-document the dinner food blogger-style. With my usual lack of commitment and follow-through, halfway through the meal I was over it. But my sisters, apparently still swept up in my early zeal, reminded me to get pictures of the later courses.
|Rita's drink: This drink was not good. We actually had to send it back. It tasted like pure cloves. She had to send it back and switched over to a Cosmo. A much safer bet. I felt vindicated because I had TOLD my sisters that this drink was not the way to go, having recently had my own bad experience with "fall-themed" alcoholic beverages. Emma and I stuck to wine. |
|Sweet Potato Chip Nachos with Bleu Cheese, Jalepenos, and I don't know what else, but for sure there was a pork element. Yes please and thank you! |
|Ham Crostini. Eh. |
|Bacon-wrapped meatloaf topped with little crispy fried onions atop a bed of some sort of mashed sweet potato situation. Oh So Good! |
|Really was not kidding about the pork situation. This is pork belly (aka a blob of revoluting fat), a sausage link, and yummy cornmeal pancakes. |
|And this? This was everything you have ever dreamed of and more. Chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, whipped cream , and I don't even remember what else. All good things. |
And it is at this point, that you receive a reprieve from my incessant trip posts. I started to write Friday's post only to realize I have no more pictures from my trip. And I didn't really go out and do anything Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Except for drinks with Margaux and Rita late Saturday night. So there you go! The end.