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Tired of Cold Temps? Warm Up With These Cozy Meals Downtown

Punxsutawney Phil may have called for an early spring this year, but that doesn’t mean St. Louis is out of the cold just yet. We’re sorry to report that chilly temps are still on the horizon. But fear not! These cozy Downtown meals will keep you toasty as you wait for warmer weather.

Quick Breakfast at Blondie’s

Before clocking in on a cold morning, stop by Blondie’s Coffee and Wine Bar for a latte and a bowl of Rosie’s Oatmeal. This hearty breakfast favorite comes topped with brown sugar and blueberries for a sweet meal that will warm you from the inside out.

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Beer Cheese Soup at the Brewpub

Step out of the office for a warming lunch at Schlafly’s Bottleworks Brewpub. Sure, a delicious beer might make you feel a bit warmer, but it’s the lunch offerings you want on a cold afternoon. Grab a bowl or cup of creamy Beer Cheese Soup made with vegetables, white cheddar and the brewery’s Kölsch Ale. The meal comes complete with the perfect accompaniment: a tasty pretzel crouton.

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Happy Hour at Rosalita’s

Need a five o’clock snack? Pair your $4 happy hour margarita with a cup or bowl of soup at Rosalita’s Cantina. Go for the Pozole, which features smoked pork, hominy and red peppers, or try the gluten-free Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s topped with sour cream, cheese and tinga chicken, but is also available as a vegetarian option.

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Ramen Done Right at Hiro Asian Kitchen

Fight the evening temperature drop with a delicious hot dinner. Hiro Asian Kitchen offers three ramen entrees, all available in single, double and jumbo sizes. Seafood lovers can enjoy the Spicy Seafood ramen, which includes shrimp, clams and wheat noodles, while vegetarians can try the Local Tofu option with seasonal veggies, egg and rice noodles in a mushroom broth. Or order the Hiro signature ramen, which features five-spice ground pork and braised pork belly among wheat noodles and egg. Yum!

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Delicious Date Night at BB’s

Looking for evening plans during the coldest season? Warm up with hot music and delicious gumbo at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. The includes chicken, shrimp and sausage surrounded by flavorful peppers, okra and onions. Rice and homemade cornbread accompany this winter-ready dish.

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