My Favorite Restaurants
by Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewery

Photograph courtesy of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab

Photograph courtesy of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab

As soon as you walk in you feel like you have been transported to Cape Cod. This is one of those places you hate not to order the same thing every time, but once you order something new you find a new favorite. My go-to is the Connecticut-style lobster roll with a side of fried green tomatoes. The Peacemaker Wit is a perfect pairing. 

1831 Sidney Street, St. Louis, MO 63104
T: 314.772.8858 |

Photograph courtesy of Mission Taco Joint

Photograph courtesy of Mission Taco Joint

Mission Taco Joint

Street taco = craft beer = small batch cocktails. We love mixing and matching tacos at Mission. A few of our favorites are the roasted duck, Carne Asada, Mofu Tofu, and the collaboration taco with The Libertine, Give me Libertine! The Mission Paloma will work with everything. 

6235 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130 | T: 314.932.5430
908 Lafayette Avenue, St.Louis, MO 63104 | 314.858.8226

Photograph courtesy of Olio

Photograph courtesy of Olio


This is our go-to neighborhood eatery. Fantastic food and drink without the big ego. The "Famous" Egg Salad paired with a glass of dry Riesling will make any day a better day. 

1634 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
T: 314.932.1088 |

The Whiskey Ring

This is your stop if you are looking for the perfect cocktail. A great neighborhood bar with a welcoming personality. I typically go for a Bourbon on the rocks or a Kentucky Mule. 

2651 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
T: 314.669.5817

Photo Credit: Jess Dewes Photography

Photo Credit: Jess Dewes Photography

Baileys' Range

They have your hamburger cravings covered. The PB&J with arugula pesto, bison patty, house tomato jam, goat cheese, and arugula is fantastic. The Burger Battle is also a fun option. All of the burgers pair perfect with the boozy shakes or any of the more than 20 local beers on draft. 

920 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
T: 314.241.8121 |

St. Louis Souvenirs

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Visit the City Museum and take home a lifetime of memories.


Bring home anything with a STL Cardinal logo on it.

Photo Credit: Chris Dodd [flickr]

Photo Credit: Chris Dodd [flickr]

Take a picture from the top of the Gateway Arch.


Pick up a bottle of Pappy's BBQ Sauce.


Get a six pack of 4 Hands Brewing Company Contact High. The only problem with that is it will not last very long!


Kevin Lemp and 4 Hands Brewery

Kevin founded 4 Hands Brewery after working for E&J Gallo Wine, managing their craft brew portfolio.

4 Hands Brewery is located in the Lasalle Park neighborhood of St. Louis. They produce four year-round beers along with a slew of seasonal beers. This summer, they are releasing their Passion Fruit Prussian in cans and recommend it as a great alternative to rosé and prosecco for summer parties. You can stop by the brewery for tours on Saturdays at 12pm and 4pm. 

1220 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104
T: 314.436.1559 |

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