Elsewhere -- in, say, Pevely, home to the region's largest weekly flea market -- the bounty is more plentiful, but Frison is worldwide. The vibe at this north-side market, which opens its doors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, is afternoon flea party, a rollicking clash of cultures, from Hispanic to Bosnian to African-American to hoosier. A dude selling cast-iron low riders and Homies shills his gear near a rack of throwbacks, which sits around the corner from a combination nunchuck, bong, cologne and clothing emporium, which is across the aisle from a bling watch dealer, who's down the way from a gentleman who specializes in classic Penthouse
magazines. If you leave Frison's empty-handed, that's your own damn problem. The market is located right next to the St. Charles Rock Road MetroLink stop, which means the area's oddest assortment of essentials, nonessentials and consumers is only a train ride away.