The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm
Oh the Gateway Arch, standing firm over the city,
Spreading your angles, for all to see.
You see where we do not,
Rising up and over, sometimes casting a shadow on me.
The sun reflects your angle and glides along your side,
As the moon rises to glow through the night.
Then the dawn of another day,
For you to shine for others – do not sway. – Ron Tittle
When traveling to St. Louis, Missouri, one of the excellent restaurants to experience some of the best barbeque (BBQ) around is Sugarfire Smokehouse. It is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
We’re doing something completely different at Sugarfire. We take the best traditions of the best barbecue cities in the U.S.A. to create a St. Louis style barbecue that’s all its own. Our award-winning barbeque tantalizes taste buds with baby back ribs, juicy pulled pork, and the best beef brisket in town. And we’re famous for our specials: meaty mashups that defy logic and even gravity. Alongside the classics, we’ve ‘cued up andouille, artichokes, cheese curds, mushrooms, and more. https://sugarfiresmokehouse.com/
I believed the positive publicity I had heard of Sugarfire and had to try it for ourselves.
You may experience a long line waiting for the mouth-watering meat and side dishes but you’ll be glad you waited, and I’m not the one to wait more than fifteen minutes to order food. This was one of the primary restaurants identified beforehand to visit so we had to experience it.
I like the beverage area – ranging from soft drinks to sweet and unsweetened tea.
The atmosphere is pleasant with the blues decor.
You can even hear live blues being played in the connecting stage area. The blues museum is connected to Sugarfire.
So, when you are in St. Louis, I think this is a must try.
And, either before or after eating at Sugarfire, why not take a carriage ride. We rode in the princess one and had a pleasant non-narrated trip through some of the historic and modern downtown St. Louis area.