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The regional alternative paper is
The Riverfront Times.

St Louis Local Music Site.  Punk Rock Shows here at st. louis punk.
St Louis
Night Times Magazine.  The trouble in river city lists have events for St. Louis and Kansas.  Real Rock.  Sign up before you trip.
St Louis
Concert Web.  Weekly burlesque shows from the Alley Cat.

Lacledes Landing and the Central West End are two big bar/club areas in St. Louis.

Regional Specialities:
Toasted Ravioli-many restaurants in the area have this appetizer on the menu.  Its not toasted though, its actually breaded and fried and served with a tomato dipping sauce.
Gooey Butter Coffee Cake is available at many local bakeries and supermarket. 
Another Regional specialty is the St. Paul sandwich.  Its not available anywhere else.  Its basically an egg foo young patty with pork or such on white bread with Mayo and tomato and is very cheap and available only at most every local chinese restaurant.

I have been doing a lot of research about St. Louis and only one place has come up in almost everything I read about the place-Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.  They Specialize in "concretes" which are extra thick shakes they serve to you upside down.  There are various locations, but I am listing the original on old route 66 at 6726 Chippewa, St. Louis (304) 481-2562. 
Caution!!!!  During winter, Ted Drewes is Closed!!

City Museum-
Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem. A small section of the City museum houses this department with Exhibits on Corn Dogs and Giant Underpants. 701 North 15th Street

Currently, the bars in St. Louis are only open until about 1:30 am, but this will soon change to 3 am for many clubs and bars.

Tangerine-1405 Washington Ave-St. Louis, MO 63103  This is odd.  Its a vegetarian restaurant by day/tiki lounge by night with guest djs.

The Bars at Lacades Landing and Union Station Areas tend to be touristy or Frat Boy oriented.  The clubs around Washington Street seem to a little bit hipper. 

Way Out Club sounds like the joint I would go to if I lived here. The Way Out Club hosts an eclectic blend of quality live music including punk, rockabilly, garage, surf, folk and alternative, just to name a few.  2525 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63104


There is a bar/bbq restaurant called
The Firehouse that has bands as well as a dance club.  It is at 3221 Olive St.  Tel-(314) 533-5263.

There is a great online article about
St. Louis Dining at the website Sally's Place.

LIVE MUSIC CLUBS-Tickets for many shows available on
The Way Out Club-2525 S Jefferson-tel: (314) 664-7638
-voted best place to hear live music, it is said to be one of those clubs you enjoy heading to, whatever band is playing.
Blueberry Hill -6504 Delmar Boulevard , St. Louis (314) 727-0880-Live music club/restaurant/bar with what is said to be the best burger in the city.
Mississippi Nights-914 N First St , St Louis (314) 421-3853
Creepy Crawl-412 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis (314) 621-9019-punk rock club.
The Hi Pointe-1001 McCausland Ave.,St. Louis, MO 63117
The Pagent-6161 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis.-314-726-6161
Galaxy -1227 Washington Ave.-St. Louis, MO (314) 231-2404-bands like the Donnas play here.
The Rocket Bar-2001 Locust-314-588-0055
The Billiken Club is located in the lower level of Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center in Midtown Saint Louis. The BSC is located at 20 N. Grand Boulevard (at the Northeast corner of Grand Boulevard and Laclede Avenue) with lots of great touring bands.
The Wedge-Live music/pizza joint-located at 442 Bates Street At the wedge formed by Bates, Virginia and Compton , St. Louis, MO  63111  314.351.1200
The Tap Room-2100 Locust-You have to look real hard to find the live music link waaaay at the bottom, but they get some great bands.....

Dance Clubs-
Velvet Lounge1301 Washington Ave at: Tucker-tel: (314) 241-8178-voted best dance club in St. Louis, this place gets lots of celebrity DJs like Alex Reece.
Karma-1624 Delmar Boulevard , St. Louis (314) 621-8057 just off the Washington St. Club area.  Also home to medium sized alt band gigs.

Record Stores-
Sound Revolution-10075 Lewis And Clark Boulevard-St Louis-tel: (314) 388-2666
Euclid Records-4906 Laclede Ave.-St Louis-tel: (314) 361-7353
Vintage Vinyl-6610 Delmar Blvd.tel: 314-721-8115

Amusement Parks-
Six Flags St. Louis-Eureka, Missouri-144 Allenton/Six Flags Road, Eureka, Missouri 63025 Phone Number: (314) 938-4800
Timberwolf at Worlds of Fun
Kansas City

There are a million bbq restaurants, but the guys from
GAS have been touring bbq joints and have reviews of all the Kansas city places....

The weekly alternative paper is the
Pitch Weekly-whatever the hell that means.  Local  Burlesque can be found by going to the KC Society of Burlesque page.  More events here. Unusual Events can by found at the Pistol. Rockabilly parties by the Hepkat can be found here.  The annual KC Fringe festival here. Bobbys loft seems to be the only punk scene in town.

Live Music-
Daveys Uptown Ramblers Club-3402 Main Street-Kansas City, MO 816-753-1909
Grand Emporium-3822 Main St.-Kansas City, MO  (816) 531-7557-no longer a live music venue
Fred P. Otts-4770 JC Nichols Parkway-Kansas City, MO 816-753-2878-Burger joint with live music occasionally
The Hurricane-4048 Broadway,Kansas City, MO (816) 753-0884-Dance/band club
The Riot Room-punk-y kind of club.4048 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
The Beaumont Club- The Beaumont Club is located at 4050 Pennsylvania in the Westport area of Kansas City, Missouri. The club is block North of Westport Road on Pennsylvania
Korruption-Kansas City's only Soviet Cold War Throwback Bar.-1717 W. Ninth St., Kansas City, MO 64101-has the occasional punk rock show too
Knuckleheads Saloon-2715 Rochester, KC MO 64120 -This is a country blues joint.  The reason its on here is there annual Elvis show and they have some vintage rockabilly too.
Crosstown Station-1522 McGee Street - Kansas City - MO - 64108 ::: 816-471-1522
Record bar-records, food, live music-1020 Westport Rd, KC, MO 64111

Record Stores-
Vinyl Renaissance-10922 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, MO (suburb of KC)
Seventh Heaven, 7621 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64131

Amusement Parks-
Worlds of Fun-4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161
Phone Number: (816) 454-4545

A coupon book for theaters, museums, etc is available from the
Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City, 1100 Main Street, Suite 2550, Kansas City, Mo. 64105; (800) 767-7700

Where to Stay

The Hotel Savoy , 219 West Ninth Street, (800) 728-6922, 22 rooms ranging from $79 for a standard room to $120 for a two-person suite ($20 extra for each additional person).

Some comfortable, well-appointed suites can also be found downtown for $89 to $150 at the 100-unit Historic Suites of America , 612 Central Avenue; (816) 842-6544, www.historicsuites.com. Amenities include a breakfast buffet included in the rate and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Where to Eat

The Savoy Grill, 219 West Ninth Street, (816) 842-3890, is open Monday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. Prime steak choices range from a brochette of beef on rice for $17.75 to a $49.75 chateaubriand for two.

Sidney's Diner, 3623 Broadway, is open all night- Diner food.

Arthur Bryants BBQ-1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City 64127, tel: (816) 231-1123
Gates BBQ-3205 Main Street, (816) 531-7522 and other Various Locations
Hayes Hamburgers and Chili-2502 NE Vivion Rd KC Mo 64118   -one of the best slider type burgers we have ever had
Strouds-1015 E. 85th St.,Kansas City, MO , 816-333-2132-famous pan fried chicken but the best thing are these Cinnamon Rolls they serve.

TOWN TOPIC, INC.-2021 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO
(816) 842-2298  24 hour old timey burger joint.  See the review on Holly Eats.com

Winsteads Drive Inn-101 Brush Creek Boulevard, Kansas City, MO, 816-753-2244-The sign is the same, but the inside was made sort of Dennys like, but this place makes amazing THIN, SO SO THIN burgers that are incredible, plus several awesome types of shakes, including one frosty style, along with Cherry Lime sodas and incredible onion rings, which you can order half and half with fries.  !!!  This location is also by the art museums famous Giant Shuttlecock.
Branson, MO
Not a lot of Hip in Branson, but you can Drive to Springfield, MO to escape as its a college town and maybe go to the

Amusement Parks-
Silver Dollar City-100 Corporate Place, Branson, MO 65616  (800) 952-6626

If you are in Branson, Drive over to Ozark for the throwed rolls at Lamberts for sure
Dannas BBQ-Built in 2001, burned down in 2002, Reopened 2003-good bbq Joint 963 St. Hwy 165 , Branson, Mo., 65616
417-337-5527 Closed Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Billy Bob's Dairy Land-1510 W 76 Country Blvd - Branson, MO 65616
417.337.9291 ,  big burgers, handmade every day
The Shack Cafe-108 S Commercial St, Branson - (417) 334-3490 Chicken fried steak and your meat and threes...

Carthage, MO

Drive In Theater-
66 Drive In Theater, 17231 OLD 66 BOULEVARD , Carthage, MO 417-359-5959-highly recommended by drive in enthusiasts.

Columbia MO

Maneater Student paper-check their city listings

Record Stores
Salt of the Earth-207 S. Ninth St. 874-0045-Indie specialists
Slackers CDs & Games-1020 E. Broadway, Suite G- 442-3133
Streetside Records-222 E. Broadway-875-7105
Whizz Records, 23 N. 10St, Columbia, MO, Phone: 443-1222

Live Music
The Blue Note-17 North 9th St, Columbia MO 65201 573-874-1944
Music Cafe -120 S. 9th St.,Columbia, MO (573) 815-9995
MOJO's -1013 Park Ave.-Columbia, MO  (573) 875-0588-pretty poppers the Waxwings will play here.
Eastside Tavern-1016 E. Broadway
Hearnes Center -260 Hearnes Center-Columbia, MO (573) 882-2056-the big acts play here.  Weezer, etc.

Osceola, MO
On the great back road Rt. 13, Cheese Shop Osceola Cheese makes a welcome stop.  Tons of cheese and store made snacks, jams, mustards and tons more. 
Osceola Cheese Company, 3700 NE Hwy 13, Osceola, MO 64776

Richland, MO
A friend had mentioned a restaurant that is in a cave near St. Louis.  You drive along and get to a gravel road with a small sign that says "Caveman BBQ" which was a previous incarnation of the restaurant.  The gravel road is a little unsettling but after a couple of miles you get to a parking lot, where you are picked up in a van and driven up to a driveway where you take an elevator up to a fancy restaurant in a cave.  The furnishings aren't that nice, but there are waterfalls and a live piano player when we were there and the food was pretty reasonable and good.  And its in a cave!
Closed January and February-
The Cave
26880 Rochester Rd.
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 765-4554
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Salem, MO
Bo's Hollow-22516 Bo's Hollow Lane-Salem, Missouri, 65560 replicates a vintage ozark town.  Its hard to get to and very unusual.  BBQ joint, home made Jerky, Model A rides and more.

Sedalia, MO

Eats-Wheel Inn Drive In-Home to the Guberburger, a hamburger covered with peanut butter.  This restaurant was featured in PBS's Hamburger America.
1800 West Broadway Boulevard-Sedalia, MO 65301

Ozark, MO(near springfield)

Lamberts cafe-southern food.  Famous for throwing big dinner rolls around the room. also locations in Sikeston, MO,  and Foley, AL.  One of the best meals we ate on our big road trip in 2009.   Heaping portions of food like Chicken and Dumplings, Ham, Roast Beef, all served with sides and "pass arounds", even more side dishes for you to enjoy.  Delish!


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