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Hello all,

I'll be in St Louis for the first time the weekend of July 7- July 9 for an event at the History Museum. I am staying at the Cheshire Lodge, address: 6300 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117, as was arranged for me by the museum. I won't have a car, so will need to depend on public transport and taxis. Any reccomendations on places not to miss relatively near my hotel or an easy transportation trip away? I don't want to get lost, so not something with a lot of transfers. I know very little about St Louis, but am looking forward to the visit. If anyone is interested, I'm giving a lecture at the museum on Sunday, and I think it is Free, or at least free with admission.

Thank you. If I can offer any suggestions to anyone coming to Philadelphia, NE Pennsylvania or Delaware, don't hesitate to ask.

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  1. You are within walking distance to DeMun. On that street you will find one of the best coffee houses in town, Kaldi's. Jimmy's on the Park is a very nice place for dinner and Sasha's is a wonderful wine bar. They all sit right next to each other. You will really enjoy that area.

    On the corner of DeMun and Clayton Rd. is Carl's Deli. They have really good pastrami sandwiches. I hope you get to enjoy St. Louis. It is a great city.

    1. My all-time favorite St. Louis restaurant is not too far from you: Harvest. Check out the website. It is on Big Bend, just off of Clayton.

      Link: http://www.harveststlouis.com/

      1. I went to college at nearby Washington Universty. My recollection (from a while back!) is that the Cheshire has a very nice, intimate bar. Don't remember if they have food. If they do have food, see if they have toasted raviolis, a St. Louis twist on traditional raviolis.

        1. I had a nice meal at Almonds in downtown Clayton. They offered some pretty good seafood and Cajun specialties. Dinner should run you about $20 plus drinks.

          Almond's
          8127 Maryland Ave
          Clayton, MO 63105-3720

          1. The Boathouse Restaurant in Forest Park throws down some OK chow. If you sit outside and it's not too bloody hot, the vibe is very pleasant. And it's close to the museum.