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Old 05-17-2018, 10:07 AM
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Going in early June. Was just there on a rush trip, and stayed in the Brentwood area. Not bad, but not all that much to do.

Where should I be looking. On site parking, and a low probability of getting shot or mugged are high priorities. Any must see's in the area I should do while I'm there. Site seeing will be limited to evening hours.
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In laws live there. Baseball game at Busch Stadium and touring the Budweiser plant are about it.
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In laws live there. Baseball game at Busch Stadium and touring the Budweiser plant are about it.
About what I figured. My sister is in the beer business, and basically said to skip that. No desire to sit through a baseball game solo.

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Going up in the arch is cool.
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If you are adventurous I suggest seeing East St Louis. It's .... interesting...
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Going up in the arch is cool.
This. ^^ Its been a while and dont know how thug it is these days but they used to have a pretty decent casino boat that you could go out on at night.
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If you are adventurous I suggest seeing East St Louis. It's .... interesting...
I'm pretty sure he'll get shot or mugged there.
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Had a cousin who traveled to St Louise for a meeting. His company put him up in what was supposed to be a "business class level" hotel.
He said even though hotel and his room where clean and well maintained, something just wasn't right with the sheets on his bed.... He woke up the following morning with pink-eye.

Ever since, any time someone tells me they're going to St Louise I think You're gonna get pink-eye.
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If you are adventurous I suggest seeing East St Louis. It's .... interesting...
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I'm pretty sure he'll get shot or mugged there.
great. Pretty sure thatís where Iím working all week.
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great. Pretty sure thatís where Iím working all week.
Oh you must be with the DEA or an NGO or special forces contractor?? God speed and good luck
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Oh you must be with the DEA or an NGO or special forces contractor?? God speed and good luck
lol, no, just in the car parts business. Lots of salvage operators there.

Evidently cheap industrial real estate is plentiful. Word Iím hearing is that good help at any pricepoint is basically nonexistent.

I am taking a gun though. My customer offered me a loaner if I didnít want to mess with bringing it on the flight out there.
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Definitely hit up pappyís smokehouse, best bbq ever. East stl is home to larry flyntís hustler club!!! Thereís a great show at the boom boom room.
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I am taking a gun though. My customer offered me a loaner if I didnít want to mess with bringing it on the flight out there.
Definitely if you're crossing east of Ol' Miss. I used to have to drive through there at least weekly and you need to pay attention to what's around you.

Most of the town you won't have any issue. East of Ol' Miss is a different story. Some of the northern areas (Jennings, Pinelawn, and of course Ferguson not so nice). Maplewood, Brentwood are fine and as you get towards Clayton and Ladue you get into the old money and cool houses.

LacLedes Landing used to have some fun places to go, but I haven't been there in a while . Harpo's used to be there and I have a few cups from drinking too many beers there. They've moved out to the Soulard area but I guess it's still a good place to go.

If you're looking for Italian food, then Cunetto's House of Pasta is pretty good. If not there, find anything on "The Hill" and you're probably good.

The Arch is cool, if you've never done it. The elevators are like climbing into a dryer. You sit in there with four other folks. My second trip up I was in there with two younger couples. The two women were obviously nervous and slightly claustrophobic. I was telling them stories (made up) about how the elevators sometimes get stuck on the way up. As the elevator goes up, it periodically has to rotate a little to make up for the curvature of the Arch. Just as I was finishing one of the stories, the elevator corrected in a very jerky fashion and she lost it. She had to take the stairs back down. ~600 feet.

Ted Drews is the big ice cream shop on the southern end of town, if ice cream is your thing.
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great. Pretty sure thatís where Iím working all week.
I never got shot or mugged when I worked there. It's a tough neighborhood for sure tho. Take photos.
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Grants farm is cool. Been 20 years but can't imagine it's changed that much .

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lol, no, just in the car parts business. Lots of salvage operators there.

Evidently cheap industrial real estate is plentiful. Word Iím hearing is that good help at any pricepoint is basically nonexistent.

I am taking a gun though. My customer offered me a loaner if I didnít want to mess with bringing it on the flight out there.
The last time I had a client offer me a loaner pistol was 2000 in Peru. Those are good clients
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Definitely if you're crossing east of Ol' Miss. I used to have to drive through there at least weekly and you need to pay attention to what's around you.

Most of the town you won't have any issue. East of Ol' Miss is a different story. Some of the northern areas (Jennings, Pinelawn, and of course Ferguson not so nice). Maplewood, Brentwood are fine and as you get towards Clayton and Ladue you get into the old money and cool houses.

LacLedes Landing used to have some fun places to go, but I haven't been there in a while . Harpo's used to be there and I have a few cups from drinking too many beers there. They've moved out to the Soulard area but I guess it's still a good place to go.

If you're looking for Italian food, then Cunetto's House of Pasta is pretty good. If not there, find anything on "The Hill" and you're probably good.

The Arch is cool, if you've never done it. The elevators are like climbing into a dryer. You sit in there with four other folks. My second trip up I was in there with two younger couples. The two women were obviously nervous and slightly claustrophobic. I was telling them stories (made up) about how the elevators sometimes get stuck on the way up. As the elevator goes up, it periodically has to rotate a little to make up for the curvature of the Arch. Just as I was finishing one of the stories, the elevator corrected in a very jerky fashion and she lost it. She had to take the stairs back down. ~600 feet.

Ted Drews is the big ice cream shop on the southern end of town, if ice cream is your thing.
Pretty spot on post!

I'd highly recommend Charlie Gittos on the hill. Hands down some of the best Italian food you will ever eat. Italian usually gives me heartburn, theirs does not. Highly recommend the Lasagna.
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Could always drive to Furgeson to re-enact some history but carry your sidearm.
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I would suggest the airport and fly somewhere else.
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About what I figured. My sister is in the beer business, and basically said to skip that. No desire to sit through a baseball game solo.

Know of any decent cigar bars?
I'd reconsider. I really like touring breweries and distilleries to see how stuff is done and the scale of production at the Budweiser plant is absolutely staggering. There is a shit ton of cool architecture too including chandeliers from the world's faire and things of that nature. I would also have no problem going to a baseball game solo, especially at Busch Stadium. It is balls deep in the middle of downtown and there are a ton of bars and peripheral activities around it.
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