St. Louis is a place full of incredible food, interesting businesses, some of the nation's best breweries and some of the country's most creative people. Meet St. Louis is the podcast taking you behind the scenes with the brewers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and artists who make St. Louis more than just the Arch.
Episode 116: Johnnie Brock's Dungeon
Episode 116: Johnnie Brock's Dungeon by Meet St. Louis
Episode 115: Gourmet Soul
Lavinia McCoy started Gourmet Soul because the pieces fit together; the timing, the funding, and of course the love that goes into her cooking.
The catering and carryout spot in Downtown St. Louis offers up soul food with a twist.
It starts with family recipes and is carried out with the help of family, whether it’s mom stopping by or AJ Martin, her younger brother who helps run the restaurant. Soul food means a little something different for everyone, but for Lavinia, it’s all about love.
And helping spread the love around St. Louis is Frank Williamson, the organizer of Black Restaurant Week.
He joined us on the podcast with Gourmet Soul to talk about the week that is all about supporting Black-owned restaurants.
Gourmet Soul is one of the spots serving up specials on the week of October 31-November 7.
You can find all the restaurants and more details: https://www.facebook.com/stlblackrestaurantweek/
Episode 114: Patty's Cheesecakes
Like many great ideas, it all started with a family recipe.
Pat Upchurch has been cooking with her father and grandmother since she was a child and when her grandmother passed on her cheesecake recipe and mixer, an idea for a business grew.
Patty’s Cheesecakes are beloved across St. Louis, especially in their mini format.
Upchurch works out of the Baker’s Hub in Chesterfield, a unique communal kitchen housing several local bakeries, and she’s excited to announce she has signed on to open up in the City Foundry Food Hall.
The long-awaited project is not quite open yet, however.
Progress at the City Foundry continues, but they plan to hold off on opening until its safe to do so.
Keep an eye peeled for Patty’s Cheesecakes and other great food vendors once the development opens. In the meantime, don’t miss out on Pat’s creations.
On the podcast, she shares how the business started, some tips of preparing for holiday baking ,and where she draws inspiration for her unique flavors.
Episode 113: Beets & Bones
Episode 113: Beets & Bones by Meet St. Louis
Episode 112: Big Heart Tea Co.
Episode 112: Big Heart Tea Co. by Meet St. Louis
Episode 111: Big Muddy Adventures
For “Big Muddy” Mike Clark, the rivers have always fascinated him, but it was his first ‘source to sea’ trip that made him realize it was something he could do for a living.
In 2002, he founded Big Muddy Adventures, the first professional guide company providing access to the wild wonders of the Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers.
Mike joined us on the podcast to talk about exploring the rivers, seeing St. Louis from a new perspective and cooking with some of the city’s best chefs over an open flame.
Sit back, plug in, and enjoy!
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Does a great job interviewing local restaurants and businesses I may not have heard of otherwise. I keep a list of places in St Louis that I want to visit and many on that list came from this podcast.
Keeping up with STL!
I moved out of St Louis when I was 24 and still have my family there- this podcast is so great keeping me up to date on what to eat and do when I visit and now, as I prepare to move back full time 13 years later, I’ve got a list of places to try thanks to this podcast! So happy to hear the stories behind the businesses that all seem to have such an amazing sense of community! Thanks for keeping the spirit of STL going and keeping those of us that have been away abreast of all the new things to do! Can’t wait to come home again!
I love this podcast! Thanks so much for the recommendations for businesses to visit in STL!