The menu also includes a few single-serving pizzas. These are described as featuring a "deep-dish crust," though what appears on the plate looks more like an open-face sandwich on very thick slices of toast. In the case of "Pesto Chicken Pizza," that crust is topped with grilled chicken-breast meat under a gooey blanket of melted mozzarella topped with a long squiggle of pesto. I did like the crust, which had a soft, slightly spongy texture, but the pesto flavor was muted by the sheer quantity of cheese and chicken.

The drink menu includes both ice-cream martinis (I took a pass; it was lunchtime) and classic phosphates. I opted for the housemade root beer, which was excellent — sweet and spiced, with just enough carbonation for balance.

The desserts feature very good ice cream and sherbet either alone or in various combinations. Besides the "Dark & Sinister," I tried the "Sweet Annina Twist," which topped raspberry ice cream and orange sherbet with raspberry sauce, hot fudge and candied orange peel. The result was a lot like dipping fresh fruit into melted chocolate.

Fountain of youths: The Fountain on Locust's owner, Joy Grdnic Christensen.
Jennifer Silverberg
Fountain of youths: The Fountain on Locust's owner, Joy Grdnic Christensen.

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Fountain on Locust

3037 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: St. Louis - Midtown

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The Fountain on Locust
Root beer...$1.99
"Royal Grille"...$6.79
"Prosperity Panini" (with turkey)...$8.58
"Sweet Annina Twist"...$6.59
3037 Locust Street; 314-535-7800.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. (Closed Sun.-Mon.)

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