Monday, August 24, 2009

malt o meal

St. Louis has an interesting combination of restaurant chains that I recognized from my time living on the East Coast and on the West Coast. Just this past weekend, I saw White Castle, Del Taco, Jack in the Box, Church's Chicken, First Watch and El Pollo Loco.

The flame-grilled chicken at El Pollo Loco is a favorite of mine. Bill Smith, a former co-worker from KROQ met me there for dinner on Friday. Bill is now in a band called Glitch Factor. Our food beat the heck out of the supposedly grilled chicken I had at KFC a few weeks ago.

Without taking anything away from El Pollo Loco, the best meal of the weekend was not at a chain restaurant but at a St. Louis original. A former radio guy turned successful real estate agent, Bruce Butler, invited me to meet him for lunch at the Crown Candy Kitchen, a local institution since 1913. Bruce said the BLT and the milkshakes were "strong." He was right.

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Blogger tony w. said...

We went to St.Louis last year about this time and it was a great trip the food there was really good. We ate at El pollo Loco and i still have cravens for that chicken. ps. looks like that milk shake was pretty good to.

Blogger Laura said...

didn't man v. food have a challenge at the crown candy kitchen?

Blogger the_fool_monty said...

That picture of you drinking the milkshake cracked me up.

Anonymous Taylor C. said...

Gotta have thick milkshakes. Those are always the best!

Blogger That Chick Over There said...

The milkshake looks almost painful.


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