3/28/19 – St. Louis-Style


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.


All right, so. Yesterday, the Internet has gone sheer crazy about the discovery that St. Louis citizens get their bagels cut like sliced bread.




Well, since I’m all for doing a 5CT about food memes, let’s give the devil its due, and today we have questions about St. Louis cuisine. Enjoy!

1. A combination of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheese, name the cheese seen on the St. Louis-style pizza seen here, which was first made probably in the 1940s? Popular basically in St. Louis and nowhere else, this cheese has a low melting point and a buttery texture at room temperature.

Question 1

2. And while we are on that cheese, what is the name of the sandwich seen here, an open sandwich made of French/Italian bread, garlic butter, ham, and that cheese? Despite its name, this sandwich would probably not be enjoyed by babies.

Question 2

3. Toasted ravioli is a popular dish in what neighborhood, the “Little Italy” of St. Louis? Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola both grew up in this neighborhood, and the title feature of the neighborhood can partly be seen in this photo.

Question 3

4. Of pretzels, chicken nuggets, chips, or rice, what are you enjoying if you have a plate of Red Hot Riplets, a local treat?

5. What five-letter adjective describes the butter cake seen here? Paula Deen helped popularize this dish to many non-Missourians, where she added another four-letter adjective to its name, which is just the first word minus the first letter.

Question 5

6. Ending today’s set with a food that contains a vegetable, what non-Missourian state capital names the sandwich seen here, containing an egg foo young patty, along with dill pickle, onion, lettuce, tomato, and mayo?



1. Provel
2. Gerber sandwich
3. The Hill
4. Chips
5. (Ooey) Gooey butter cake
6. St. Paul sandwich

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