Tripe Sandwich in St. Louis?
I'm new to St. Louis and my dad claims that when he used to come to this fair city on business trips, there were tripe sandwich joints all over the place. I've been here for about 4 months now and haven't found a single one. What am I doing wrong? Where's the tripe?
Why do I have a feeling the treasure lies in East St. Louis?
Well, my first question is, how long ago was your dad making rounds, and my second is, what part of town did he frequent. That said, tripe in general is mostly found in Mexican restos or small soul food spots. North St. Louis is where you need to go. No, I have no specific places to suggest, but what I'd do is go to Mammer Jammer, get one of their sandwiches (read link or google it), and ask them where they'd send you.
5124 Natural Bridge Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115
There is a big sign on the side of JoJo's House Of Ribs that says "TRIPE SANDWICH OR COMBO". They are located cattycorner from Proctor and Gamble in the Near North Riverfront: 182 East Grand Blvd. (I am guessing that this is the former legendary Shrimp Shack.) Website is http://jojoshouseofribs.com/
I had tripe earlier this week at C&K Barbecue on Jennings Station Road between I-70 and Natural Bridge. Also killer rib tips, BTW.