One of my favorite restaurants ever, I came to love Elsah Landing, and indeed the lovely little village of Elsah, totally by accident. My then-husband showed it to me on a drive up to meet his family not too long after we met. Many years later, after a remarkably calm divorce, I would drive the kids up to his home town, where he was living by then, drop them, and return to St. Louis with a stop for pie in Elsah.
The Frontenac store was never quite the same to me, somehow, less cozy and more formal. But the pies were the same. And I still dream of Scintillating Lemon Pie. Here's what I wrote about it in St. Louis Magazine.