Today was a good day – I worked out this morning and went to the Hill in St. Louis. I love food shopping there. My friend, Dot and I left this morning, and hit the shops before we headed off to Cunetto’s for lunch.
Our first stop was Urzi’s Market on Southwest. Their sausage is probably some of the best I have ever had. The make it fresh weekly – usually on Thursdays, I think. I really like this market as it is really kitschy – there are so many different items available, you never know what treasures are waiting. The owner is from St. Rose – not too far from us on our side of the river.
After Urzi’s we headed over to Viviano’s Market on Shaw. They have tons of olive oil, great pasta sauces, fresh cheeses, and a large selection of Italian tomatoes. They have a large selection of wines and liquors, and are always helpful. When you order a case of canned goods, not only do you not pay tax on it, you also get help carrying your loot out to your car if you need it.
Our last stop of the day was at DiGregorio’s on Daggott. They have a large deli and meat section; I ordered spedini meat, which I love. I have cooked it before and posted here. I also bought fresh mozzarella, feta, prosciutto, cheese stuffed olives. They have fresh bread too, which I didn’t buy today as I knew I wasn’t going to be able to use it. But, boy is it good.
After our shopping, we were off to Cunetto’s, one of my favorite restaurants on the Hill. It was the first place I went to the first time I was in St. Louis, and I have been a fan ever since. My grandparents took me there for my 21st birthday and gave me the do not drink lecture. I ended up not drinking wine for lunch that day. Oh well..
I ordered my usual, Linguini Tutte Mare. Filled with seafood and a light sauce with butter, it is one of my favorites, and I just love it. Garlic cheese bread is another of my loves and I get that almost every time I go. Good thing I went to the gym today…..hehe. Dot ordered the special – Chicken Marsala. She has gotten that before and really enjoys it. Their food is just so good and always consistent. We ended up taking leftovers home to our husbands. Too much good food.
We ended the day stopping by Target near Hampton Village to get a birthday present for a party my son went to today. It was a nice end to a fun shopping day. I am blessed to have my friend, Dot, in my life. She is like a mom to me and for that I am truly thankful.