More than twenty years ago, an intrepid Brit named Mark Sutherland left his home in southern England and, inspired by a half-hour BBC travel show that told of a city of brain sandwiches, frozen custard and "a 192-metre steel arch," plus an acceptance letter to Wash. U., ventured westward to St. Louis.
image via Mark Sutherland, the Brit who loves St. Louis.
He liked it here so much, he stayed. He even composed an essay in praise of his adopted hometown which ran yesterday in the Expat section of the London Telegraph. Well, actually, he said it was the best city in America.
Within hours, of course, it went viral in St. Louis. Though some St. Louisans received it with enthusiasm, others gleefully -- that is, mockingly -- began quoting some of its choicest lines.More »