Missouri Eats: Hi-Pointe Drive-In

Regulars at Mike Johnson’s Sugarfire Smoke House know how good the burger is, but Johnson believes he’s made it even better at his latest restaurant, Hi-Pointe Drive-In. The burger, sandwich and shake joint opened in January behind the iconic Hi-Pointe Theater in St. Louis. Don’t miss the taco burger, a taco-seasoned patty made with crushed Cool Ranch Doritos and Chili Cheese Fritos, seared and topped with American cheese, lettuce and Mission Taco Joint sauce.

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Hi-Pointe Drive-In | St. Louis
Hi-Pointe Drive-In | St. Louis
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In addition to beef, turkey and veggie burgers, Hi-Pointe’s menu features sandwiches like a salmon banh mi, a hot salami made with Salume Beddu genoa and soppressata, and The Abaconing, with smoky Wenneman Meat Market’s bacon, bacon-fat aïoli, collard greens, white Cheddar and a bacon bits-fried tomato. Longtime Sugarfire chef Adam Pritchett is Hi-Pointe’s chef de cuisine, while pastry chef Carolyn Downs serves a selection of hand pies, whoopie pies and cookies. Look for a rotating milkshake collaboration with local favorite Strange Donuts, too – the first on offer was a spiced pear-gooey butter flavor.

Written by Nancy Stiles. Photography by Jacklyn Meyer. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers. 

314.349.2720, hipointedrivein.com

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