Eclectic Charm Captures St. Louis Vibe in The Loop

Named for a streetcar turnaround, or loop, once in the Delmar Boulevard area, The Loop has been named "One of the 10 Great Streets in America." This eclectic, vibrant area boasts many ethnic restaurants, art galleries, performance venues and independent, locally owned shops. 

EAT

The Loop serves up cuisines from around the globe. Seoul Taco fuses Mexican and Korean flavors, Fork & Stix wins raves for Thai cuisine and Three Kings Public House goes farm-to-table for its burgers, sliders and wraps. 

SHOP

Some of the best goods at locally owned retailers include the fair-trade merchandise at Plowsharing Crafts, jewelry at The Silver Lady and handcrafted gifts and art at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.

SEE

The Loop has embedded the St. Louis Walk of Fame in its sidewalks, more than 150 stars and plaques honoring notables from St. Louis, including Tina Turner, T.S. Eliot and Maya Angelou. One of its most notable native sons, Chuck Berry, is commemorated with a statue right next to Salt + Smoke.

PLAY

Catch some of the top names in music and comedy at The Pageant. Then zip over to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on the recently installed 2.5-mile Loop Trolley Thursday-Sunday. Bowl the night away at Pin-Up Bowl.

 

David Lancaster
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David Lancaster is an accomplished artist and photographer whose work has been shown in galleries in St. Louis, Chica...