Last night we attended an event at the City Cottage on Chouteau in what is mainly an industrial or manufacturing/warehousing area of St. Louis. Right in the middle of all this is a charming restaurant which began years and years ago as a hospitality room for the beer industry then morphed into the well known King Louie restaurant and is now run by Catering St. Louis for private events. It is still a eye catching and comfortable space with warm woods, brick, a huge old wooden bar, lovely outside patio and dining room.
Our event used the entire space, bar area, outdoor patio and dining room so that everyone spread out and enjoyed wherever they were. The patio is landscaped with large plantings and trees, comfortable seating area and the best of all, a brick, wood fired pizza oven over which one of the cooks made individual sized pizza after pizza.
I do believe there weren't many last night who didn't at least dream of having their own backyard pizza oven.
Also, across the street from the City Cottage was the parking lot which adjoined the Titan Granite Company. And next to the building was a huge industrial dumpster filled with chunks of different kinds of granite. The dumpster was not a deep one so we all peered into it and actually coveted some of those irregularly shaped, broken pieces of multi-colored granite. But there was a huge sign on the building wall warning of a camera and a sign. So we refrained from dumpster diving when we left. Also there was an armed police officer on duty in the parking lot.
But, the sign under the security camera said, "No dumping in this dumpster" or something like that. So we debated, Does that mean you can't take something out of the dumpster?
Modern life. Memorable.