A couple of weeks ago, when it was still warm, we went to the Soulard Market area for lunch on a Saturday.
Soulard Market is the oldest market in the city of St. Louis. It is an open-air market south of downtown and north of the brewery. Originally it was a farmer's market and it is still that.
You can buy all types of produce at Soulard.
But, you can't smoke!
Not only can you buy different colors of eggs, but different kinds. I never thought of buying turkey eggs. I wonder how they would taste?
As you can see it is pumpkin and squash season. The neighborhood around Soulard has developed a bar and restaurant scene. That was our objective for lunch.
You might not be able to smoke in Soulard Market, but across the street, you can get all manner of delicious smoked meats at Bogarts Smoke House.
I like that it is open until 4ish on Monday through Thursday. Not a slave to the clock, that Bogart.
The inside is the typical St. Louis style BBQ décor, by which I mean, men put up things they like.
The neighborhood around Soulard has some of the oldest houses in the city. I thought this was an interesting flounder style house.
St. Louis is celebrating its 250 year anniversary this year. These birthday cakes are supposed to be all over the place. I have heard lots of people talking about them, but this one is the first one I have seen.
So, I give you the Soulard area.