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Here we are.

I received an email from the former owner of Riverside Cafe. She wanted to let me know that she and her family were opening up a new restaurant and that she really wanted me to try her slinger. Her slinger was always one of my favorites and I was very sad to see her larger place go.

She was always very particular about her slingers. She was always very proud of them and did a very fine job with them. I was thinking about the fact that I’ve had the Riverside Cafe slinger about four times and just loved it each time. Could I review it again?



Now you know where we went.

So, I know you’ve seen this photo before, so let me explain.  This is the newest series on the the 13 Blog.  The Sling Up!  Every three months or so, I’m going to do this.  I’m going to get together a few folks who like slingers, and take them to a place that I thought prepared a wonderful slinger.

For this particular event, I went back to the Riverside Cafe for their slinger.  I brought my old friend Jamie, Phil Novara,  Heather, and Dave.  Since I know a few of them from Twitter and I had to name this silly thing, we’re going with “sling up” as though this was a tweet up.


Karaoke On Tuesday Night

Posted: November 12, 2009 in Karaoke, STL: Carondelet

OK, due to being invited, I’m not going to give a full write up, especially since it was not the kind of bar I would have driven past and said, I need to review this place.  I actually struggled with this question quite a bit.  I really do want to keep some sort of journalistic integrity, but also struggling with a lack of content recently, due to real life concerns, that are thankfully handled.  Last week, I received an email from the owner of the Riverside Cafe. She wanted to introduce herself to me, and such.  We had been talking back and forth on a forum we both read.


This afternoon, my faithful companion and I went on our next attempt to find the perfect slinger. He never eats one, but watches me as I do, and sometimes, he even pays! So, we ended up somewhere a bit different this time. It was nothing like every other place we’ve been. This place was an honest restaurant. It wasn’t a diner; it wasn’t a greasy spoon. I think they even had healthy things on the menu.

How was it you ask?