Famous Local Guide
Katie Collier is elevating the STL pizza game with her signature from-scratch pizza and pastas. Her restaurant Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria – which she co-owns with her husband Ted Collier – is an oasis in Rock Hill, serving artisan Italian fare in a seriously cool space. Inspired by her time spent living in Italy, Katie uses local, seasonal ingredients to put her own spin on regional Italian dishes. Plus, not only is Katie an award-winning chef, but she’s also an avid local philanthropist who loves supporting her home city with her “Giveback Tuesday Program.” That’s why she’s the Queen of the St. Louis pizza scene – long may she reign!
"Margarita pizza. It’s simple, I know."
"I think almost anything can work, but I don’t like hamburger meat on pizza."
"I’m obsessed with this juice and smoothie place in Richmond Heights. It's run by this interesting Vietnamese women who has some ESP/superstitious thing going on, and she will basically look at you and tell you what to get. "
"Vincent Van Donuts hands down! They sell out almost everyday, so if that's the case I also love..."
"La Patisserie Chouquette. They have this darkness chocolate croissant that’s seriously so good."
"Bar Les Freres feels like you are transported straight to France. "
"Blue Springs Ranch. It's about an hour away, and my husband and I go a couple times a year to get away. We float down the Meramec River in between huge bluffs; we’ve seen great wildlife and even a bald eagle."