Saturday, June 15, 2013

Iron Barley

 Another interesting restaurant that we've tried is Iron Barley in St Louis.
It's been featured on Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.

One of the things that they are famous for is the Monte Cristo Dog - a grilled hot dog with swiss cheese and strawberry jam.  I know, it doesn't sound good.  I didn't have the nerve to order it, but Kerry did so I took a bite of his.  And wow was it good!  I've actually been craving it ever since and wondering if I could replicate it at home. 

They also have a sandwich called the "Ballistic Elvis".  It consists of strawberry preserves, crunchy peanut butter, grilled banana, and hot pepper flakes on Texas Toast.  None of us had the nerve to order it, but if they had been passing out samples I would have taken a bite just because I was so surprised at how fabulous the Monte Cristo Dog.  

Man, I want another one.

I went with a safe bet and ordered the Oak Roasted Chicken Sandwich.  Also very yummy, but I was wishing I had ordered that hot dog because Kerry only let me have two bites and it was good!

The only down side of eating here was that the neighborhood was dicey.  Lots of boarded up windows and abandoned buildings; signs saying don't leave valuables in your car.  I'm not sure I would want to be in this area at night, but definitely go for lunch!  And order that Monte Cristo Dog!

And bring one back for me!

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