Ask a Local: An Insider’s Guide to St. Louis, Missouri

October 13, 2016

This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.

“If there’s still a kid in you, the Gateway Arch is fascinating,” says Mike Marquard, co-owner of Blueprint Coffee in St. Louis. Tourist attractions aside, Marquard says St. Louis is home to what may be the best croissant in the country, breakfast sushi (?!), and enough fish fries and barbecue joints to make a visit to the city a full-fledged eating trip. Marquard knows what’s up—let him be your guide to St.