The Fountain on Locust

The Fountain on Locust
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Art Deco charm at the home of the Ice Cream Martini – The Fountain on Locust

ST LOUIS, MO/January 3, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Located in the 1916 former Supreme Car Co. car showroom building on Locust Street’s historic Automotive Row is the Fountain on Locust.  The award-winning restaurant is famous for its Art Deco charm and the highly photographed beautiful murals that were hand painted by owner/radio personality, Joy Grdnic.  Such honors and list toppers named The Fountain as the Best Restaurant to Impress Out-of-Towners, One of the Best Top Ten Best Bets For Awesome Chili in St. Louis, Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Missouri, One of the Top St. Louis Restaurants to Wait in Line For, and one of the Top Ten Best Restaurants in the State, to name a few.  If you really want to experience the restaurant’s 1930’s era setting, sit in the west side bar booths to listen to the only Restaurant Radio Comedy Serial, “Soap Hospital” with a new episode every two minutes.

Just as renowned for their unforgettable dining atmosphere is the Fountain’s eclectic food and beverage menu.  Serving up the party is their signature Ice Cream Martinis including Chocolate Covered Almond, Toblerone, The Great Mississippi Mudslide, Grand Chocolate Martini, Birthday Martini, Orange Dreamsicle Martini, Espresso Martini, Raspberry Lemondrop, Voodoo Baby, Orange Gingertini, Limon Seduction, Grasshopper, Wicked, Brandy Alexander, Ugly Stepsister, Pina Colada, Chocolate Covered Cherry, Love Potion # 9, Chocolat’ Framboise, Lemon Flip, Thin Mint, Vice and Virtue, Pomegranate Punch, and Fly me to the Moon; Champagne Cocktails such as the Vanderbilt, Basil Fawlty, White Peach Bellini and Le Fleur; Champagne floats and Seasonal Cocktails including the T.S. Eliot, High Fashion, Death with Honor, Whiskey Kiss, Revenge By Appointment, Pink Slip, Buck Wilde, and Red Heart); a selection of Craft Beer, Wines, Classic Retro Cocktails; and Specialty Coffee and Tea Drinks such as the Magnum Opus, Irish Coffee and Hot Toddy; And designated drivers, non-drinkers don’t have to miss out on all the fun.  There are many luscious and lovely alcohol-free Mocktails. And of course classic malts and milkshakes and the best old-fashioned house-made phosphate sodas made by the glass are a popular staple at the Fountain.  Old-Fashioned Soda flavors all high fructose and corn syrup-free include: Lime, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Black Cherry, Root Beer (or sugar free), Chocolate (or sugar free), Vanilla (or sugar free) Raspberry (or Sugar free), Blackberry (or sugar free).

The Fountain’s eclectic menu includes truly unique made-from scratch foods such as their signature Polish Dill Pickle Soup (an elegant potato based soup with crushed dill pickles made from a secret family recipe); Delectable appetizers such as their Fig and Bacon Flat (house-made fig spread with bacon apple slices and choice of gouda or gorgonzola cheese on a flat bread crust), Hummus a Sultry Tune (Spicy Hummus with grilled pita), La Picada (Spicy Hummus, Goat Cheese, house made pesto, tender zucchini, and sweet onion sautéed in garlic, with roasted red peppers and grilled bread), Symphony Platter (Melted mozzarella cheese on grilled garlic bread strips with house made pesto); a delicious selection of salads such as the Famous Birdseed Salad, Spicy Carrots Cup, St. Louis City Salad, Brussels Kale Cup, Stutz Salad & Mr. R Special (with all dressings made fresh in house); Main Fare options include Signature Mixed Salad Sandwich (with or without chicken), Pesto Chicken, Kin Farro, Hot Roast Beef Melt, The Fountain Cuban, Prosperity Panini, Royal Grille (Award winning adult grilled cheese which includes white cheddar and mozzarella with Fuji apple Slices on a grilled whole grain wheat bread), The High Hat (egg salad with onion, capers, Dijon mustard and a layer of fresh spinach on soft whole grain); and Main Fare Daily Specials including Tuesday’s Warm Spinach Salad, Wednesday’s Moroccan Pot Pie (a blend of subtly exotic flavors, white chicken breast, vegetables, peanuts and a glorious puff pastry crust), Thursday’s Ravioli Mezaluna (Chianti braised short rib beef ravioli, pared with classic Caprese cheese raviolis filled with fresh Roma tomatoes, basil and four fine cheeses over a bed of their fresh made marinara); Friday’s The Champion (Italian meat balls, fresh made marinara sauce and melted mozzarella on a baked baguette), and Saturday’s Chile On Chatta (White cheddar, white chicken, white beans kicked up with green chilies and toasted cornbread croutons).

And what would the Fountain experience be without their Old Fashioned Ice Cream with their house made toppings such as their signature Hot Fudge, Caramel, Marshmallow, Chocolate, real crushed Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce, Spirits infused adult sauces, and freshly made whipped cream…  The Fountain features fine ice creams straight from Wisconsin’s Cedar Crest Dairy, the only dairy in the country that ages its ice scream for exceptional flavor.  Select flavors include After Dinner Mint, Zanzibar Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Espresso Bean, Coconut Almond Joy, Black Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla Deluxe, Lemon Sherbet, Orange Sherbet, Raspberry Sorbet and seasonal favorites.  The Fountain’s sweet tooth specialty ice cream desserts include: The Three Coins in the Fountain, Sanding Banana Split, Nutty Americano, Coconut Almond Joy, Raspberry Zing, Dark and Sinister, Bearcat The Maxwell, Sweet Annina Twist, Black Cadillac, Pineapple Inside Out Cake in a Cup, Chocolate Brownie Cake in a Cup, and the Supreme Cream Puff.  Sugar free fantastic options include strawberry swirl and chocolate sauce.  For the small appetite or those who just want a little bit of ecstasy, the Fountain offers the World’s Smallest Ice Cream Cone and the World’s Smallest Hot Fudge Sundae!  Want to bring home dessert?  The Fountain offers hand packed Ice cream quarts and pints, and their Take home 8 oz signature Hot Fudge!

The Fountain on Locust
3037 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 535-7800

Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 11 AM to Midnight
Sunday 12 Noon – 9 PM (check for winter hours)
Monday (Closed to Public /Available for Private Parties Only)

Virtual Tour Link – http://www.fountainonlocust.com/styled-2/code-7/

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Picture courtesy of Student Life – Video courtesy of The Food Channel

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Jacqui is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist, television producer, writer, director and voice over talent. She’s earned thirteen Emmy Awards, forty-two Emmy Nominations, fifty-three Telly Awards, and two Aurora Awards. Jacqui currently produces feature stories, short documentaries and live educational interactive simulcast specials for HEC-TV. As a writer/director, three of her short documentaries were featured in the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. During the Fall semesters, Jacqui is a guest expert for Washington University’s Denise Ward Brown grant funded, Tale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divide film-making class. Jacqui has also penned numerous articles and stories for magazines and Journal publications.