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Stanley Cup Final postcard: Crown Candy Kitchen

Old North St. Louis institution serving up treats since 1913

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / Staff Writer

The 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues continues with Game 5 in Boston on Thursday (8 p.m.ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). writers covering the series will provide a daily Stanley Cup Final postcard from whatever city they're in. Today, staff writer Tracey Myers checks in from Crown Candy Kitchen.

One of my favorite childhood memories is when my maternal grandmother would take my sister and me for ice cream. My grandmother loved banana splits and got one every time. I did and still do love sundaes, usually with strawberry, marshmallow or hot fudge topping.

So before I departed on Tuesday, I made my inner child happy with a trip to a St. Louis institution: Crown Candy Kitchen. Located in Old North St. Louis, the kitchen has been in business since 1913. It serves up everything from candy to ice cream to diner standards.

It's a small place (the biggest tables fit four people) and service is efficient. Customers say they're usually a lengthy line out the door on the weekends but today there were only about five or six people ahead of me.

Since it was a warm, sunny day in St. Louis, I ordered a hot fudge sundae with pecans and whipped cream and headed to the picnic tables across the street. The hot fudge was as hot and gooey as advertised; the menu warns that this is not for people with dentures (sorry, Dad).

The woman next to me ordered a BLT: emphasis on the B. I think the L and T were mere suggestions. Crown Candy also has a challenge: if you can drink five of their malts in 30 minutes, you get them for free. I mean, I love food, but that just wasn't in the plans for me on this particular day.

The adult side of me left Crown Candy Kitchen counting calories. The kid side of me just left happy.

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