DINNER + A SHOW: The Fountain on Locust + The Addams Family

2011-10-06T07:00:00Z 2014-09-16T13:07:32Z DINNER + A SHOW: The Fountain on Locust + The Addams FamilyAmy Burdge | Photography by J. Pollack Photography Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and ooky ... That's right, everyone's favorite macabre family is coming to (ahem) life at The Fabulous Fox.

This highly stylized, straight-from-Broadway musical production, which will perform its final St. Louis shows Oct. 7 through 9, begs for an equally stylized dinner destination before the curtain rises: The Fountain on Locust.

The Fountain on Locust is a visual spectacle that is worth the trip alone. The décor is deliciously Deco, which seems to transport guests to a different place and time. The menu, too, is fun and funky. With witty and inventive main dishes paired with ice-cream-dreams-come-true, dinner at Fountain on Locust sets the theatrical stage for the upcoming show.

At an eatery where dessert rules, it makes sense that bread pudding would be transformed into a savory main dish. The Editor's Choice is a rich, delicious slice of heaven. Every forkful delivers as a delightful mix of spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, onion and white Cheddar hits your lips.

If a hearty sandwich is more to your liking, then the Prosperity Panini with turkey strikes just the right chord. Skirting Italian tradition, this panini features house-made hummus as its foundation. This darned-near-a-Dagwood is stacked with flavorful turkey, roasted red peppers, grilled zucchini, tomato and sautéed onion.

Because you're headed to The Addams Family, polish off your meal with a Dark & Sinister. This wonderfully sinful ice cream concoction is served in a tall glass coated with hot fudge. The glass is then filled with Zanzibar chocolate ice cream, marshmallow sauce, whipped cream and a chocolate coin. This "sinister" treat will put you in just the right mind for a kooky, mysterious show at The Fox.

THE DINNER

The Fountain on Locust, 3037 Locust St., Midtown, 314.535.7800, fountainonlocust.com

THE SHOW

The Addams Family, Oct. 7 to 9, 2011; The Fabulous Fox, 527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center, fabulousfox.com

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