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Today was the first #LadiesWhoLunch of 2015! This week we checked out a new spot with a new member of the crew. Finally eating at the new Seoul Taco in the Delmar Loop has been a long time coming. Their brand of Korean fusion food has amassed quite a following in St. Louis over the past few years, despite not having an actual restaurant. What started out as a food truck moved up to a lunch counter last year, and in December Seoul Taco finally graduated into an actual restaurant. It was worth the wait. The new spot is underneath the Club Fitness on Delmar and is full of kooky pop-Korean decorations, along with a whole wall of painted boom-boxes.
And even longer in the making was grabbing lunch with Stevie Q. 18 years ago Stevie Q was my roommate my first semester of college. In the years since we lost touch for all of the typical reasons that people used to before social media. But thanks to the magic of FacePlace I saw that Stevie Q just moved back to St. Louis, and right off the Delmar Loop. In other words, perfect for #LadiesWhoLunch
Stevie Q and I went with the spicy pork quesadilla, and my man D loaded up on spicy Korean tacos.
And we spent the better part of an hour cracking jokes about all of the people we used to know from our Hazelwood West. Just three school girls giggling around a restaurant booth.
Already a great start to what looks to be one hell of a 2015!
Last year I was presented with a unique question: What do I do with my best drinking buddy when he decides to go sober? It was a question I had to answer when man DJ gave up booze in last fall. My eventual answer to the hanging out question was “I dunno, you wanna go grab lunch?” It seemed like as good an idea as any, especially since DJ moved to Clayton by my office. So we started going to lunch every Friday to some of the numerous great restaurants around Clayton and University City.
My sister started calling us Ladies Who Lunch. Here is her definition, via the Facebook comment she originally left:
“I don’t know…..going to posh Clayton eateries during M-F lunch hours, ordering foodie entrees and taking pictures of each other….Survey says- Ladies who lunch. Love it.”
I thought it was funny and a little too spot on, so I looked up the hastag and our borrowed new trend was born. Since October DJ and I have been all over this little area. We checked out some fancy places in Clayton like Rearn Thai
5 Star Burger
And had a 4 course lunch at I Fratellini
We also hit up the new Delmar Loop restaurants like Peacock Loop Diner
And Salt + Smoke Barbecue with special guest General Mendoza.
We also visited some favorites in University City like Mi Ranchito
And of course $2 tacos at Flaco’s Cocina
And my sister actually joined us for a few #LadiesWhoLunch outings, including Blueberry Hill
And π Pizza
The first couple of months were a blast and I see this trend picking up steam in 2015. Check back tomorrow for a new restaurant and a new member!