The Five Best Places to Eat After a Concert, As Chosen by Local Musicians

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Steak 'n Shake
4640 Chippewa St.
St Louis, MO 63116

Ciej of Mastermind Einstein: "I do not like Steak 'n Shake. The food is just, nope. And please don't get me started on the wooden tooth picks they've disguised as "french fries." The greased out steak burgers aren't the most satisfactory edible creations known to man neither. I mean, I don't like Steak 'n Fake. I just don't, but I order the food anyway. Why? Good question. I have an answer.

When the team and I do shows, we don't get the most profit from them. I just charge it to the game and stay humbled. After all, we are still paying dues. And for people to enjoy what we do enough to call on us and rock their shows with them out of the billions of other musical artists in St. Louis is very gratifying. But the thing is, we as a collective put so much into and behind this art we produce, that it's not often that all of us can come together at once with enough money in our pockets as individuals to pay for what we eat on our own. We'd gladly cover for our brothers, no problem, but still, who takes pride in mooching ever? That's where the shows come in.

Now as i've mentioned before, these shows aren't really paying us enough to pay off any bills, car notes or expenses of the like just yet, BUT what they do offer is just enough bank for everyone in the collective that hit the stage to order whatever meal they'd like on the Steak 'n Shake menu. For just a moment, the entire group can come together and humbly enjoy a meal that they've worked hard to earn, on the same night, at the same time. To me, it feels like Thanksgiving. Shit. Better than Thanksgiving. It freaks me out man. These moments heavily out balance the taste of wood chips and grease on a bun any day. And since Steak 'n Shake is one of the few spots open at almost all hours around the clock, the choice on places to indulge in not so healthy dining endeavors is limited. And that is why Steak 'n Shake has the very best post-show food in St. Louis."

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Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- The Blu Skies
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Brotherfather
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Laika
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Kenshiro's
- B.E.L.L.A.
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- Humdrum
- The Blind Eyes


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5 comments
Brian Colón
Brian Colón

I like the Tap Room a ton, but the kitchen closes at 9 or 10 pm most nights so where are these musicians playing where they can pack up after and still get a meal there?

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

What would musicians know, they are busy packing up there gear while concert goers continue the party.

Robert A. West
Robert A. West

The food at the Schlafly Tap Room is, in fact, great anytime! Especially for a place that's primarily sought for its beer.

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