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It really is beautiful.
After exploring the arch (we didn't go up in it yet), we decided to go to Pappy's Smokehouse for some Memphis style BBQ. We had met some people in Chicago that live in St. Louis and they told us no trip to St. Louis would be complete without a visit to Pappy's. It's actually been featured on Man v Food (HERE's the episode if you want to watch!) and Food Feuds and the whole restaurant is lined with famous visitors' signatures, so we knew it wouldn't disappoint. Apparently, they also regularly sell out of food (WHAT?!?) because it's that popular and often have to start turning people away as early as 4pm on some days. We had to wait an hour or so, but WOW, the food was DELICIOUS! I had a salad with pulled BBQ pork. Hubby had ribs and beef brisket with baked beans and slaw and I totally can't remember what my inlaws had. I really wanted someone to order the frito pie, just because I have never seen a frito pie on a menu. Ha!
Afterwards, when it was dark, we headed off to the arch. Mr. Howard really wanted to go up in the arch at night, and since they are open until 10, we went as late as we could go.
The view from the top (baseball stadium on the left):