I lived in the St. Louis area before I left for college and ended up in Chicago, and I still go back to visit frequently. However, I left before I developed my fascination with exploring cities, so consequently I don’t know it quite as well as I’d like. So, other than the usual chain restaurants, I decided against taking Kate & Mike to specific place this time. Besides, Mike would likely avoid any well-known looking places for the sake of anonymity — the smaller the better.
That said, I based the interior of this place on the restaurant at the Dixie, which appeared back on Page 14.