Sunday, May 9, 2010

Good ol' farm eatin' @ Winslow's Home

Immediately after taking our Last Final Ever, Marie and I found a little reprieve from the hustle and bustle of university city at Winslow's Home. If their flights hadn't been delayed a few months ago when they visited, I totally would have taken Han and Carrie to this adorable place.

Part general store, part cafe, the website describes it best: "Handpicked housewares, garden supplies, and groceries mingle with all kinds of curios on the shelves under the watchful eye and mischievous smile of Mark Thompson the general manager. Prepared foods emerge from the kitchen honest, and unhurried." The food at Winslow's Home is made from local ingredients and mostly comes from their own farm outside of town.

The atmosphere is uber quaint and relaxing.

One of the first things we saw when walking up to the kitchen counter was this:

I immediately crinkled my nose in disgust, and even Marie agreed that it sounded a bit gross. (Spoiler: she ends up ordering it anyway, because the cashier boy was totally persuasive!)

While we waited for our food to arrive, we noticed this library ladder and agreed that we would like to have library ladders in our homes. And then we could properly reenact the opening scene from Beauty and the Beast (see the 2 minute mark). Love.

Marie ordered the vegetable soup.

She said it was delicious. I trust her.

I ordered the grilled cheese (fontina and white cheddar on sourdough):

Simple and delightful, though not in the same league as the Fountain's version. The salad was also pretty good - covered with just a tad of oil, vinegar, and salt. Unfortunately, for what you get, Winslow's Home is on the expensive side. My sandwich + can of coke = $10.

Of course we couldn't leave without trying their desserts. I went with a raspberry and cream cheese brownie.

It was kinda soggy toward the bottom, but still very enjoyable.

And this is where Marie lost all common sense and ordered the goat cheese cookie on the cashier boy's recommendation. Though I admit it sure is pretty.

I was brave enough to take just one bite. To be honest, it wasn't horrible. More like a biscuit with a slightly orange-flavored icing. But after a few chews, I started to taste the goat cheese. Gross. The good news is that if you like goat cheese, you'll probably love this! Marie sure did.

On our way out, we saw a watering hole for all kinds of species. Super. Cute. !!

Winslow's Home
7213 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130


    Haha. It was pretty though !

    The place looks adorable. It's a shame that I didn't get to try it, but now I am holding out for Fountain ! :D

  2. The grilled cheese was underwhelming there. The brisket and brie sandwich is SO good (and a hearty helping), but I know brie is another one of your pet peeves.