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Food is an important part of every General Conference session. And, as usual, session planners have arranged for tasty, nutritious, professionally prepared meals that will be served daily from noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Halls 4 and 5 of America's Center. Tickets for these meals can be purchased in the Plaza Lobby area of America's Center. A bistro in the Plaza Lobby sells breakfast and snack items from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A concession stand in the commercial exhibit area also sells snacks and drinks.

But what if you want to absorb a little of "the spirit of St. Louis" and venture into some of the neighborhoods within walking distance of America's Center? Recently the Adventist Review called on members and friends of St. Louis's Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church, and asked them to assemble a list of nearby eateries. They went, they ate, and this is their report:

Restaurants Within Walking Distance of America's Center

Tenth Street Italian
504 Tenth Street
Phone: 314-241-9988
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
The menu has several good vegetarian dishes. The price for lunch was moderate; dinner was a little more expensive. Service: excellent.

The Edible Difference
615 Pine Street
Phone: 314-588-8432
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed weekends (Not visited)

An American Place
822 Washington Avenue
Phone: 314-865-5900
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
This trendy, upscale restaurant accommodates vegetarian and vegan customers easily. The dining experience may include fresh salads; assorted appetizers; house-made, whole-wheat pasta (ravioli); delicious entrées featuring lentils and mushrooms; and a wide range of vegetables. The restaurant's four-star rating makes it somewhat pricey. Salads and appetizers range from $7.50 to $13.00; entrées from $17.00 to $20.00.
Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Charlie Gitto's Pasta House
207 North Sixth Street
Phone: 314-436-2828
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Not many vegetarian dishes; a little pricey.

Hunan Manor Chinese
606 Pine Street
Phone: 314-231-2867
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Located four blocks from America's Center, it contains a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. A lunch buffet is served between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Vegetarian entrées from the menu start at $4.85. Dinner entrées are $6.95 and include rice.

Hunan Manor is offering a special dinner buffet for groups with 30 or more people. Call in advance for reservations (mention that you're with the Seventh-day Adventists).

Lombardo's Trattoria
201 South Twentieth Street
Phone: 314-621-0666
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to
11:00 p.m.
Sat. 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
They actually have two vegetarian dishes, but you can order off the menu and adapt any dish to fit your need. Lunch items are $8.00 to $11.00; dinner, $13.00 to $25.00. Food is good; service is average.

TGI Friday's
529 Chestnut Street
Phone: 314-241-8443
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Excellent food, excellent service,
moderately priced.

Kitchen K Restaurant
1000 Washington Avenue

Phone: 314-241-9900
Some vegetarian entrées. Average
service and prices.

719 North Second Street
Phone: 314-241-8877
Appetizers, soups, salads, quiche,
sandwiches, etc.

Curry in a Hurry
612 Olive Street
Phone: 314-241-7900
Indian combos come with two or three entrées, plus basmati rice, vegetable biryani, and nan (a soft flatbread). Soups and appetizers are also available. Price: $8.95 per person.

Old Spaghetti Factory
727 North First Street
Phone: 314-621-0276
The booths look like grandma's place gone oddly awry--iron bedsteads, velvet armchairs, and kitschy, fringed lamps. This shabby-chic motif is at the core of the chain's simple concept: Take an old warehouse, jam it full of whimsical antiques, then serve inexpensive, heaping plates of pasta. Lots of vegetarian offerings.

Other Downtown Eateries

707 North First Street
216 North Seventh Street

501 North Seventh Street

Taco Bell
223 St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis Bread Company
726 Chestnut Street

515 North Sixth Street

Burger King
1340 South Seventh Street

601 Chestnut Street

Chinese Gourmet
515 North Sixth Street

616 Olive Street

Chinese Wok
1009 Locust Street
214 North Fourth Street

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