Monday, June 23, 2014

#1: The Hill

May 3rd, 2014 - was when it all began for me. I had no idea how fun and adventurous a journey like this was going to be. I started right on 'The Hill' after eating at my favorite 'Hill' restaurant, Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill (run by Urge vocalist Steve Ewing).
  • Called 'The Hill' because of it being located in the city's highest point.
  • Mainly an Italian-American neighborhood, where most immigrated from Sicily and northern Italy. 
  • Known for its red, white and green fire hydrants (colors of the Italy flag)
  • Many Italian eateries as well as stores and bakeries are located here, some selling goods hard to find anyplace else (olive paste, anyone?)
  • Baseball legends Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola, Sr. are from The Hill.

Amighetti's restaurant, where the cake is located

The Italian Immigrants statue, located in front of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
The Hill on Facebook
Wikipedia link
Official website

5130 Wilson Avenue, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Tina Henderson

UPDATE (9/4/2016): The cake was sold in the Biddingforgood auction on 1/1/2015 ($455); it is now placed outside Columbia Auto Repair, which is not far from the Hill (on Southwest Ave)

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