|Meet my new friend. She's yummy.|
Next up, I ordered the Cobb salad. Bacon, chicken, fresh avocado, roma tomatoes, and bleu cheese are just some of the ingredients in this salad. It’s big enough for an entrée and has enough flavor to last a lifetime, but I personally don’t have enough self-control to stop at this delicious dish. Just look at it??
|Isn't she a beaut!!|
|Both tasty AND attractive!|
I LOVE indulging myself in this delightful menu. It’s like going on a treasure hunt where you are guaranteed to find the prize!
Amsterdam has won several awards and even have a dish on the "100 dishes to eat in Alabama before you die", and it’s easy to see why!
**Check out Amsterdam's menu...you won't be sorry!
The Blue Owl
Andie and I traveled to St. Louis this past October to visit our new niece. Being the ‘foodies’ we are, we got online trying to find any local restaurant that had been featured on TV. The Blue Owl has been featured on the Food Network and other shows numerous times. We wanted to see what all the fuss was about. We loaded up and traveled the 20 miles to Historic Kimmswick, MO. What started out as a simple trip out to lunch turned into the idea for our blog being born.
The Blue Owl is nestled in between rows of antique stores and bakeries. We just knew this was going to be a great way to spend the afternoon.
The Blue Owl has an amazing menu to choose from, along with daily home-made lunch specials. I had the fish-n-chips, which was delicious. The fish was crispy and flaky. Just the way I like it. Homemade veggies as sides were the perfect way to complement the meal.
Andie had the broccoli and cheese quiche and a side salad. In her words: "One word: de-lic-ious! The custard portion was seasoned perfectly--very simple, in fact, so that the broccoli and cheese were the real stars of the quiche. Not to mention the crust was flaky and practically melted in your mouth. The salad came with a honey bacon dijon dressing that was like nothing I've ever had--a sweet dressing with bits of bacon in it." The salad dressing recipe, along with many other recipes, can be found in The Blue Owl cookbook (available on the website).
We had to be careful not to fill up too much, knowing what was to come for dessert……….Levee High Apple Pie. This pie is made with 18 apples, hand peeled and sliced!! The pie is topped with another layer of crust and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. If you want to take it to the next level, try the same pie smothered in a rich-caramel pecan sauce --which you KNOW we had to try! YUMMY!!
We left The Blue Owl a few pounds heavier, but it was all worth it. Check out their website where you can browse the menu and even have these wonderful Levee High Pies, along with many many more shipped directly to your door. And if you are ever in the St.Louis area, it is definitely worth the short drive to Kimmswick for an afternoon of tasty food and great shopping.