We have chosen to have our wedding in St. Louis. It is the city where we fell in love, and it is a city of deep meaning for both of us. We both have family in the St. Louis area, and we both have dear friends who still live there. But, a large chunk of the people we are inviting will be coming from out of town. So, we want to make sure we can show off some of what makes the city special for us. In picking Emmanuel Episcopal Church for the ceremony, and the Schlafly Tap Room for the reception, we have already highlighted a couple of our favorite places. In this series of posts, which will be intermittent from now until July, we’ll highlight some others.
The first place I thought of, when I thought of this list, was Crown Candy Kitchen. Our wedding will be in July, and July in St. Louis is hot and sticky. For many people, the place to go to get something cold in St. Louis in the summer is Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard. That’s the most famous one. Shamefully enough, though, I never made it to Ted Drewe’s in my years in St. Louis. The Crown Candy Kitchen, though, is an even older landmark, and you actually can get in out of the heat and sit and enjoy their confections. They have wonderful ice cream, malts, and chocolate candies, and they serve cheap diner-type lunch and dinner. The neighborhood isn’t the greatest, but the food can’t be recommended strongly enough.