Monday, July 27, 2009

Crossroads Bar and Grill

Crossroads Bar and Grill is a local tavern located just north of Hermann across the Missouri River. Dim lighting, big-screen TVs playing sports, a couple of pool tables and a bar fill the interior of the place, and a patio area outside provides more seating options. Crossroads has burgers for $1 on Wednesday nights and also serves good pizza.

LOCATION:
1389 Highway 19
Hermann, MO

PARKING:
Lots in the front and to the side of the building

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sun-Thurs Open at 11am, closes whenever business slows down, typically 8-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-1:30am

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

The Cottage

The Cottage Restaurant and Gallery offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Hermann. Hidden in a grove of trees off of Highway H, The Cottage is a nice, home style restaurant that's also a charming art gallery. A patio area behind the restaurant is an attractive setting to enjoy your meal and a glass of wine. Artwork lines the walls on the inside of the restaurant, which resembles the inside of a home. The menu changes according to what's in season, and the food is made with fresh local produce. Soup, salad and sandwiches are available at lunchtime and home style cuisine is served most weekends for dinner, but on some nights The Cottage will make international dishes. The art gallery is in a small building near the patio, with unique art on display.

WEBSITE:
http://www.goodfoodfineart.com/

LOCATION:
1185 Hwy H
Hermann, MO

PARKING:
Lots on property

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Lunch Wed-Sat 11am-2pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday 5pm-8pm

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thrift Store at the Sheltered Workshop

The Thrift Store sponsored by the Hermann Sheltered Workshop isn't like other thrift stores. This one sells designer clothes that were never picked up from a chain of dry cleaning stores in St. Louis. This is really something! We're talking designer clothes, men's and women's dress clothes and suits, high-end linen tableclothes, curtains and comforters, all priced from $1 - $12. Besides the suits and comforters, most clothing articles are actually just $3 or $4, on average. It's a bargain hunter's paradise!
It's surprising how much stuff is actually never picked up from the dry cleaners. There are racks and racks of clothes and linens to browse through. Sheltered Workshop director Muriel Brison told me that dry cleaners have to give customers one full year to pick up their clothing before they can dispose of it. A mutual friend with ties to a certain St. Louis dry cleaning chain had the idea of donating the abandoned articles to the Workshop to sell. The Thrift Store has been selling the dry cleaned clothing since May of this year, and it's working out nicely for both parties. Come take a look!

LOCATION:
103 Industrial Dr.

PARKING:
Lots to the west of the building

HOURS OF OPERATION:
M-F 8am-3pm
Sat 8am-12pm
*Closed holiday weekends


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Simon's on the Waterfront

Simon's on the Waterfront is a good home-style restaurant on the banks of the Missouri River downtown. Simon's serves burgers, steaks, chicken, seafood and German dishes, and their homemade desserts are mouthwatering. The main dining room is comfortable and the waiting staff is really friendly! Owner and head chef Steve Simon also operates a full bar next door to the restaurant that's always hopping on the weekends.

I finally made it to Simon's bar next to the restaurant. It was a busy Friday night; there were a lot of people there. I saw what looked like a lot of locals but there also seemed to be some out-of-towners there, too. Owner Steve Simon and his band played their rock music on the stage at the front of the bar. The drinks were very reasonably priced and the bartenders were nice. There was a $3 cover charge at the door. The interior of the bar was decorated in a water theme, with fish nets and water sport accessories on the walls. Neon lights cast different colors around the bar. There were a couple of arcade games near the door, including a boxing game that was very entertaining to watch people play. A few mounted TV sets had the ballgame on. There were tables and booths and a dance floor by the stage. You could order food from the restaurant next door. All in all, a good place to spend a Friday night.

WEBSITE:
http://www.simonswaterfrontrestaurants.com/

LOCATION:
#4 Schiller St.

PARKING:
Both sides of Schiller Street, lot across the street from restaurant

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Weekdays 11am-8pm
Weekends 11am-9pm


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts