If you’re found at the Huzzah with a pair of worn-out, homemade jorts trying to make it off the gravely landing, then you’re already in peak St. Louis summer. The beverages are a major factor in the experience. This is something that any experienced sailor will tell you. Balance is key. The can of booze is the most important component in any culinary adventure down the river. It must be paired alongside something more hydrating. Chips are important, but sweets and sweets can be equally important. These should not be your sole source of fuel. While protein is important, it shouldn’t weigh too much or be difficult to transport.
Cooler packing does not mean assembling all the pieces. It can help you to see the bigger picture and provide valuable insight.
Billy Goat Cheats
These delicious golden fried delights were originally made as a side dish at Billy Goat Restaurant and Bar. The chips became so popular that the owners decided to open a full-service chip shop. They are a great snack that can be enjoyed throughout the day, being thin, crunchy and earthy.
Individual-Sized Gooey Louie Redbird Velvet Cake
Gooey Louie’s butter cakes are a St. Louis favorite. While you can eat the entire foil pan, you don’t have to worry about your dignity. You can still enjoy the sweet treat. The original flavor is great for showing civic pride. However, the Redbird Velvet variety, which is a velvety red Velvet version that honors the home team, tastes even better. Because they’re wrapped in water-resistant cellophane, they will keep dry no matter how much ice melts inside the Igloo.
Red Hot Riplets
St. Louis would love the fiery, barbecue-seasoned magic dust that is used for Old Vienna’s Red Hot Riplets. These addictive chips are a classic in the city’s sandwich and snack menus for decades. You can crush some and sprinkle them on your favorite hamburger.
The more sophisticated river traveler might long for a picnic-style cheese-and-charcuterie plate, but such a production lacks practicality. Volpi’s Roltini combines the best of both worlds: soft mozzarella wrapped in silken prosciutto and a simple one-handed meal that can be eaten when the current is flowing.
Vess Grape Soda
Canteen beer is a popular choice for floating drinkers. It is important to have an alternative to alcohol for those who drink or for those who want to remain upright the next day. The answer is Vess grape soda. This sweet and tart St. Louis beverage can be combined with Smirnoff to create a mix for plastic bottles purchased at Bourbon gas station.
Imo’s Rope Provel
They make a great snack choice in St. Louis, no matter what their true name is or the insulting nickname “Provel Worms”. They can be added to salads or made into garlic bread. These cheese-adjacent Squiggles are not allowed to be eaten out of the container.