In 1994, the Truong family opened its doors for the first time on S. Grand Blvd as a Vietnamese Specialty Sandwich shop, appropriately named BANH MI SO #1 which is translated to mean “# 1 Sandwich”.
Word quickly spread throughout the Vietnamese community praising the homemade delicacies of this small family take-out. Soon patrons began requesting the much craved SPRING ROLLS that have made BANH MI SO #1, the crown jewel of Vietnamese cuisine.
In 2000, BANH MI SO#1 expanded its facility to accommodate the demands of its patrons with a new dining room, outdoor patio, and private room for parties. Today, it is known as BANH MI SO#1 – SAIGON GOURMET.
Welcome to Bru Tea. Stay as long as you like while you pursue our tea collection and tea ware. We carry a variety of teas from Asia, Africa, India, Europe, and Germany. Our teas change by the season so check often for new teas coming in and seasonal teas that will be leaving soon. You can also visit us at 3310 meramec St. or Soulard Farmers Market (Saturdays only).
Relax. Drink. Enjoy.
Offering a variety of entrees for dinner, the Feasting Fox specializes in distinct German dishes such as wiener schnitzel, German sausages, apple strudel and more. Their decor represents a taste of the German heritage that you will find throughout our restaurant, bar and banquet areas.
Iron Barley is an eating and drinking establishment pairing traditional yet unusual American cuisine with the finest locally-handcrafted brews.
Keetons Double Play is a laid back, casual sports bar featuring a full bar and a delicious menu for just about any culinary desire.
Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard for over 80 years and Christmas trees for over 50 years. His attention to quality has set the standard for frozen custard and Christmas trees in St. Louis
Urban Eats is a local social enterprise dedicated to urban renewal in developing neighborhoods, using great-tasting, real food & beverage, local art & music to create dynamic community gathering places.
Serving fresh, wholesome food, with flavors from around the world, in their South City and Downtown Central Library Cafes. Box lunches, elegant full service Catering and one of-a-kind Sunday Brunch are also on offer.
The menus are always seasonally fresh, supported year round by organic produce, edible flowers and herbs from the UE Cafe garden and fresh eggs from the Cafe’s small flock of chickens.
Urban Eats is also home to the Urban Arts Collective, providing free gallery and meeting & event spaces to local artists, businesses and non- profit groups.
Event and meeting spaces, with exclusive catering, include the Liermann Loft, a re-purposed 6000 SF 1929 furniture store, now a contemporary reception and party space above Urban Eats Cafe on Meramec, and 6 spaces in the beautifully renovated Downtown Central Library. Event spaces accommodate groups from 8 to 400.
Some spaces are available with no rental fees, just low spending minimums, to make the spaces eminently affordable for small budgets, and feature discounts for non profits.
Urban Eats—Food, place and people, on a mission.