- Specializes in German cuisine, including and German sausage and apple strudel.
- Built in 1913 by the Anheuser-Busch company as the 'Gretchen Inn'
- Architecture was styled after Tudor Revival
- Eventually it was named 'Al Smith's' and was that way for a long time, up until 1987
- The building was vacant from 1987 to 1995
- Designated as a St. Louis landmark in 2001.
|Not sure about this part, but I guess at one time it was a patio or entrance. Thought it looked cool :)|
|One of their backdoor entrances, I suppose|
I usually get sick of saying this, but, I was NOT familiar with this place until this year for the cake hunt. My regret was not going in and eating at the time I took this cake, but I do want to go back and check it out. I do have German heritage (hence my last name!) so I gotta be loyal to my ancestry! My car was parked at Ted Drewes (2 doors down) so I didn't want to stay long in the area.
Bevo Mill on top! (Notice the beer jug)
|Right side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
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4200 Grand Blvd., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63111
Cake artist: Mark Swain
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there, but is now in their back patio area.