I was in St. Louis, Missouri last weekend for a wedding and, since it was my first (and probably last) time in that city, I set out to try all of the local specialties. Crispy snoots are a unique part of St. Louis BBQ. They are simply the fried face of a pig. In my case, it was a hairy pig that forgot to shave (notice the bristles on the snoot in the photo).
One of the few places that sold crispy snoots was Smoki O’s, just down the street from the Four Seasons where we were staying.
The gooey butter cake was, according to the local legend, invented when somebody messed up a pound cake.
Toasted ravioli are known as T-ravs and typically come with a side of marinara sauce. These were the grossest of the three St. Louis delicacies.