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The Captain Celebrates 6 Years Of Employment

I went to Pei Wei with Alex and my man DJ for a #LadiesWhoLunch today to celebrate 6 years at my job.

LWL Pei LWL Sushi

 

 

The stability of a career has been wonderful and something that I hope I never take for granted.  Especially considering how many friends I know having employment problems.

 

gradually

 

 

Ciao,

The Captain

The Captains New Seoul

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.

 

Boom Box

 

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.

 

Seoul 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.

 

Seoul Group

 

Already a great start to what looks to be one hell of a 2015!

 

 

Ciao,

The Captain

The Captains And The #LadiesWhoLunch Trend

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

 

rearn

 

5 Star Burger

 

5 Star DJ

 

And had a 4 course lunch at I Fratellini

 

4 course

 

We also hit up the new Delmar Loop restaurants like Peacock Loop Diner

 

Peacock

 

And Salt + Smoke Barbecue with special guest General Mendoza.

 

Salt Smoke

 

We also visited some favorites in University City like Mi Ranchito

 

Mi Xmas

 

Bobo Noodlehouse

 

Bobos

 

And of course $2 tacos at Flaco’s Cocina

 

Floca

 

And my sister actually joined us for a few #LadiesWhoLunch outings, including Blueberry Hill

 

Bluberry Winter

 

And π Pizza

 

Pi Balls Pi on Pi Xmas Pi

 

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!

 
Ciao,

The Captain

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