What can I bring home from St Louis?
They have a brand of hot potato chip there, I can't remember the name, I always just know it when I see it, that I bring home by the carload. It is actually hot, not like national brand hot. And it is good to go along with it. I'm not a huge chip fan, but I have a weakness for these.
Help me out St.Louis, what's the name?
How about Andy's Fish Breading found at Schnuck's Markets, Italian sausage (salisccia) found at Volpe's Italian Market on "The Hill", Maull's BBQ sauce found in any grocery, Andria's Steak Sauce/Marinade found in any grocery, and load up some dry ice and take home some frozen toasted ravioli (also available in most grocery stores). Bon Appetit'!!
Merb's bionic apple(a caramel apple) available at Dierberg's grocery(local chain)
Super smoker's barbecue sauce(dierberg's)
Bissinger's chocolate(esp.chocolate covered raspberries if avail)
Dierberg's also has a full range of local restaurant's salad dressings-some are refrigerated but some are not.(A lot of St. Louis Italian restaurants serve a salad involving iceberg lettuce and provel rope cheese)
If I can think of more I'll add.
How about some wine from Stone Hill Winery? They sell it in most St. Louis-area grocery stores. I particularly like their Golden Rhine and Vignoles.
Stone Hill is in Hermann, Missouri -- the heart of Missouri wine country. Probably too far of a drive if you're only going to be here for a short time, but it's easy to pick up some of Stone Hill's finest around St. Louis.
Mt. Pleasant in Augusta, Missouri makes some good wines as well. These will also be available in St. Louis area grocery stores.
I also recommend Ted Drewe's frozen custard as a famous local specialty, but that's a bit more difficult to transport :)