The Soulard neighborhood is a study in symbiosis. Proximity to the Mississippi River made it a natural place for our fur-trapping forebears to settle. Later, the proximity to a certain major brewery made the 'hood an ideal place to grab a few cold frosty ones. That symbiosis carries through to modern-day nightlife: With so many bars to frequent, there's always need for late-night snacks. Enter the recently opened Epic Pizza & Subs, which offers its menu until 10:30 p.m. on weeknights and until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can procure your Epic by the pie or the slice, and its supple, salty crust supports traditional offerings as well as more nouveau pairings, such as Buffalo chicken and bacon, spinach and tomato — the pizzeria's twist on the BLT. The menu's sub side ought to satisfy your daily meat requirement: sausage and peppers, meatball sliders, a fat cheeseburger — any one of the above is bound to help get you right post-last call. Make no mistake: The eatery is worth a visit during waking hours as well, but when you're looking to quell those after-hours cravings with topnotch grub, Epic is your go-to.
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