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Soul grub by St. Louis Int'l Airport

veronana70 | Jun 9, 200808:00 AM

Just got back from a 4 day trip to Missouri. When i landed on June 5th, I picked up my car and drove around the airport area looking for some place to eat. I went down to Exit 241B (going East on 70 to St. Louis) and made a Left off the exit...then went to Florrissant (sp?) and made a left...and then kept going aimlessly. Out of the corner of my eye... I saw a line that was forming outside of this small restaurant in a strip mall with a big Papa John's sign in the front. I turned the car around and got a closer look. The restaurant was called "Sweetie Pie's" and it was a soul food spot! My husband and I got out of the car and joined the locals in the queue. Everyone was so nice, making recommendations on what to get. Once we made it inside the restaurant, I noticed by the pics on the wall that the owner used to sing with Ike and Tina! We ordered our food- fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cornbreat and a diet coke. The food was SO good! The women who worked as a cashier was the owner's sister. She was so nice...even blew us a kiss when we left. She let us try the Oxtails as well- oh my, that was awesome!

So, if anyone is driving through St. Louis or is close to the airport on their way in or out of St. Louis, I highly recommend Sweety Pie's restaurant! Now, please be advised that the location is a little dive, with lots of locals eating the good grub. You don't have to worry about not fitting in... everyone is welcome! Oh, other news... when i did some research on Sweety Pie's when i got home... i found out that they also have a South Side location and it was on the Food Network's Diner's Driven in and Dives show!!!

Info: The airport location is closed on Monday's. I think they said they would be closed all of July, but their South Side location is open. The airport location's address is 9841 W. Florissant, telephone 314-521-9915

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