The brain sandwich in all its glory. | Zach Garrison
When considering St. Louis' best neighborhood bars, Schottzie's Bar and Grill (11428 Concord Village Avenue; 314-842-7244) has to be at the top of list -- it's a classic. Schottzie's is the type of place where, at high noon, a regular saddles up to the bar and promptly orders a pitcher of beer, Keno is the game of choice and brain sandwiches are served up with style.
That's right, a sandwich that prominently features brains. Don't be alarmed: Schottzie's has perfected the art, gaining quite the reputation along the way. At this point, if you want to call yourself a true St. Louisan foodie, you'll have to make a pilgrimage to south county and try it for yourself -- like we did. After all, the modern take on the brain sandwich is said to have its origins in late 19th-century St. Louis. Read on for a preview.More »