History In The Making

Everyone knows that there is always something new and fun happening in The Loop. This summer is set to be especially historic because right now, as we type, construction is underway on the long awaited Loop Trolley!

That’s right, at this very moment construction crews are working to lay tracks in the far western section of The Loop. Delmar is open and traffic is flowing smoothly. So come on out to The Loop for some shopping, or a bite to eat, or to catch a show and while you’re here be sure to check out the progress on Loop Trolley!

See You Soon!

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Blueberry Hill Blog Memorabilia Spotlight #5: Redd Foxx You Big Dummy!

Hello devoted Blueberry Hill Blog fans!

We are back with another edition of the Blueberry Hill Blog Memorabilia Spotlight. This time around, after our signature quick and haphazard selection process, the spotlight has landed on a native St. Louisan and the king of the explicit party record. You may know him best as TV’s Fred Sanford, or by his given name John Elroy Sanford, but the name he chose for himself was Redd Foxx.

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It is certainly a great honor to have your likeness captured in the form of commemorative bobblehead doll. It’s unclear whether it is a greater, lesser, or equal honor to being inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame and having a brass star and informational bronze plaque laid into the hallowed concrete of the sidewalks of Delmar Boulevard. Redd would be the perfect person to ask about this particular hierarchy of accolades, alas he has gone to a better place. At least we have plenty to remember him by!

Next time you are in The Loop check out Redd’s star on the Walk of Fame (6331 Delmar) and then pop in Blueberry Hill and see his bobblehead doll in a case in the Dart Room. You’ll see him nodding along with his old pals Hef and Mr. Bill!

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Until next time!

Meet Motorcycle Mike

Hello again Blueberry Hill Blog fans!

Please allow us to introduce you to one of our beloved regulars: around here he goes by the name Motorcycle Mike. Next time you’re walking in to Blueberry Hill take a moment to look for a Black Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle parked out front. If you see one, odds are Motorcycle Mike is holding down his regular bar stool on the old side of the bar.

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On a recent sunny afternoon at Blueberry Hill the BBH blog staff conducted a short interview with Motorcycle Mike to give you a little peak inside the mind of the man behind the motorcycle.

BBH Blog: When was the first time you ever came to Blueberry Hill?

Motorcycle Mike: 1972. I wasn’t here for opening night, but I came very early on with my best friend. This place was our St. Elmo’s Fire.

BBH Blog: When did you secure your status as a Blueberry Hill Regular?

Motorcycle Mike: Well, I’ve been coming in pretty regularly since 1972, but around 1998 I switched from sitting at a table to sitting at the bar. At the bar I interact with the staff more. I think around that time I became a true regular.

BBH Blog: What do you like about Blueberry Hill? What keeps you coming back?

Motorcycle Mike: The staff here makes me feel at home. That and the pour. My wife Mary and I like to bring our dog and sit on the patio in the nice weather. Blueberry Hill is just a great place where I feel very welcome and at home.

BBH Blog: What is your favorite thing on the menu?

Motorcycle Mike: Most of the time I get a 7oz Cheeseburger with the scoop cheddar. I also love the Trout Almondine!

BBH Blog: How Long have you been riding motorcycles?

Motorcycle Mike: 43 years! My wife and I got married in 1972 (the same year Blueberry Hill opened) and with some of the money we received at the wedding I bought my first bike, a 1970 BSA lightning 650.

BBH Blog: Other than your own, what is your favorite bike that you see at Blueberry Hill?

Motorcycle Mike: Anthony on the wait staff has my dream bike. It’s a 2006 Harley Softail Deluxe. He let me ride it one time, which was nice of him since most Harley guys won’t let anyone touch their bikes.

BBH Blog: Have you ever had any close encounters with celebrities at Blueberry Hill?

Motorcycle Mike: Yes! I’ve seen John Goodman and Sinead O’conner. They both seemed very nice.

BBH Blog: Let’s finish with a memorable Blueberry Hill moment.

Motorcycle Mike: The Blueberry Hill 40th Anniversary (September 8, 2012) was one of the best nights of my life. My wife and I were married in 1972, the same year Blueberry Hill opened, so we celebrated our 40th anniversary at Blueberry Hill’s 40th anniversary party. We felt like part of the family. It was great!

Enjoy Our Famous Hamburger With Unlimited Fresh Air

Patio season has arrived, let us rejoice!

Celebrate the return of lovely weather by enjoying some food and drinks with friends on Blueberry Hill’s lively sidewalk patio! When you spend time at one of our comfortable outdoor tables everything you order comes with excellent people watching and boundless fresh air. A cold drink is all the more enjoyable in the gentle spring sunlight. St. Louis’ best burger is at its most delicious accompanied by a draught beer, out of doors, on warm spring evening. Need proof? Our patio opens at 11am daily.

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See you soon!

A Groundbreaking Groundbreaking

Come one, come all to what is surely the premiere Thursday mid-day event in the proximate future. Do you enjoy Festivities? Music? Public transportation? Toy excavators? Marching bands? If you answered yes to even one of these questions and are looking for a historic and fun event to attend then merrily make your way to the corner of Delmar Boulevard and Limit Avenue on Thursday, March 12 at 11:00am, for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the long awaited Loop Trolley!

There will be civic leaders and folding chairs, a sandbox, a marching band, toy trolleys and so much more.  Do not miss out!

See you there!

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Coming soon in full size!

The Blueberry Hill Cold Weather Survival Plan

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You are probably well aware that it is really, really, seriously cold in St. Louis right now.  This is the kind of cold that causes otherwise hearty St. Louisans to reflexively shout obscenities upon opening their front doors in the morning. It’s the kind of cold that makes large mammals consideration hibernation. Fight that instinct! There is another way.

The genius of The Blueberry Hill Cold Weather Survival Plan is its simplicity.  When the bitter cold starts to get you down, come to Blueberry Hill!

We’ve got everything you need to keep old man winter at bay. First and foremost we have four walls and a roof to insulate you from the elements. Add to that a powerful commercial heating system with which we are able to control the temperature inside our establishment and suddenly the cold doesn’t seem like such a big deal. And these are just the basics!

The heart of our winter survival plan is the hot delicious food we serve, the warm smiles of our staff, the subtle warming effects of the drinks from our bar, the hot jams emanating from the jukebox, and the sort of camaraderie and conviviality that warms the soul. We open early and stay open late, so come in out of the cold!

Your cozy oasis awaits!

 

Blueberry Hill Blog Memorabilia Spotlight #4: Mystical Advisors

Being alive and conscious in the world is at once a great privilege and an enormous responsibility. With existence comes countless questions and unending opportunities to make decisions that will shape your every future moment. Kinda heavy, right?

Well fear not, If you find yourself daunted by the choices you are forced to make in your daily life, the American toy industry offers at least two products designed to assist you in your decision making process. These two infinitely useful tools are counted among Blueberry Hill’s extensive pop culture memorabilia collection and are at the center of this edition the Blueberry Hill Blog’s Memorabilia Spotlight.

Behold, Zoltar Speaks

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And The Magic 8-Ball

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Both of these soothsayers promise the answers to your most pressing existential questions, so long as they phrased as yes or no questions.

Will I ever find the meaning of life? ”Cannot predict now”

Is Blueberry Hill’s Famous 7oz Hamburger the best in St. Louis?  ”All signs point to yes”

The only problem as we see it is who to trust? Zoltar or the Magic 8-Ball? Maybe both? What if they disagree?

There is only one way to settle this.

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Until next time!

 

Carnival Time!

You there! Step right up and behold the fabulous, splendiferous, ice cold spectacle that is the 2015 Loop Ice Carnival. It’s the coldest show on earth!

St. Louis’ favorite family friendly celebration of all things icy is back in town for one weekend only, January 16-17. Bring your spouse, and your kids, and your grandparents, and your neighbor that you’ve been meaning to get to know better, and the old gang from high school, and that nice guy from the deli counter at the grocery store and come on down to The Loop while the carnival is in town!

We’ve got penguins, and stilt walkers, and human dog sled racing, and dollar bills frozen in ice cubes that we’re just giving away, and you can bowl with a frozen turkey! There will also be ice carving demonstrations, and fire performers, and synchronized hooping, and snowballs and put-put, and laughs, and smiles, and drinks warm and cold!

The whole shebang kicks off Friday night at the Moonrise Hotel for the annual Ice Carnival Snow Ball where attendees are encouraged to wear whimsical winter wear and dance the night away. Then Saturday its a full day of wintery wonderment starting with our frozen buns run 5K at 10am.

Be there and be cool!

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We’re Ready for New Years. Are You?

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You know what all good New Years parties have in common? Party hats, noise makers, you and your friends and plenty of drinks. We’ve got the drinks, party hats and noise makers covered, the rest is up to you!

Whether you want to party with hometown bad boy rockers Joe Dirt in the Duck Room with an open bar for $40, or you’d rather party above ground in any of our other festive rooms, we promise there will be merriment galore!

We sincerely hope to ring in the New Year with you!

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