The NFL is rolling into town on Sun., Sept. 16, and it’s time for professional football to get underway in The Gateway City. St. Louisans are pumped up about the Rams’ new coach, Jeff Fisher, and hopes are high for a great, competitive season. What better way to get fired up to cheer on our home team than to start with a hearty brunch at Rooster, just blocks away from the Edward Jones Dome?
The high energy vibe, cheerful staff and lengthy list of Bloody Mary variations will get you ready to cheer on the Rams as they take on the Washington Redskins. As for that Bloody Mary … I suggest the Bloody ‘Ell. Mixed with a healthy dose of sriracha and garnished with pepperoncini, lemon, olive and pickled garlic, this drink is smooth, spicy and kick-your-day-off-right boozy.
If it’s unlikely that the Bloody ‘Ell will be your final adult beverage, I suggest the hearty Rooster Slinger. On the bottom on the plate is a piece of thick-cut toast. Over that is a beautiful combination of andouille sausage, breakfast potatoes, fried eggs (I recommend over-easy for a little extra yolk-y richness) and sausage gravy.
Rooster, 1104 Locust Street, 314.241.8118, roosterstl.com
The St. Louis Rams’ season opener, Edward Jones Dome. Tickets are still available for the game on Sun., Sept. 16, ticketmaster.com
Every Thursday, Amy Burdge recommends a restaurant to attend before a local cultural event for a great night out. Missed one of her Dinner & A Show columns? Get them all here. Outside of FEAST, Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.