So how do St Louisians (?) celebrate Labor Day? With a day at the baseball of course! Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to score any tickets (or have anyone to go with for that matter) so I decided to see what else the city had to offer. Turns out, quite a bit in the morning but then everyone supposedly goes home to have a well-deserved break! By noon, which incidentally is the time I actually
got out of bed decided to venture outside, most of the parades were over but I did manage to check out…
St Nicholas’ Greek festival! (Yeah they’re raffling off that car!)
St Nicholas is a Greek Orthodox church located in the Central West End district. Apparently it’s a bit of a tradition for them to hold this festival on Labor Day. The lines were long, the Greek music was loud and celebratory. The food smelled phenomenal… but unfortunately as you can see in the picture below, the queue was much too long and slow moving. So I had to content myself with a $3 lamb slider and head elsewhere for food.
Making the most of the beautiful start-of-Fall weather, I had a bit of a wander around the CWE. Check out the Cathedral Basilica. Beautiful, yet oddly juxtaposed with the surrounding brick and mortar buildings.
I ended my walk at Qdoba’s Mexican Grill. It’s the first time I’ve been there and I got some chicken tacos. Unfortunately, the food there was not good and I wished that I had tried some other place instead. Next time!
So Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope you had a great one!