Alastair Nisbet Brings Scotland And Its Food to St. Louis and The World

Alastair Nisbet at bar

Alastair Nisbet, owner of The Scottish Arms restaurant and bar in St. Louis, is starring in a series of videos celebrating the food of Scotland. (2015 is the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland.) Here’s the first video:

Nisbet spoke recently about why he came to the U.S. from Scotland and the work he did in St. Louis before opening The Scottish Arms a decade ago. (Audio runs 2:54)


Alastair points to his hometown of Aberdeen on the map of Scotland he proudly displays at The Scottish Arms.

How was Alastair chosen to do the videos? (Audio runs 3:55)

Here’s Alastair’s April video in which he prepares Scottish Salmon:

Alastair has another restaurant and bar in St. Louis called The Shaved Duck, featuring a totally American type of cooking. He explained how the place got its name. (Audio runs 2:26)

The bar at The Scottish Arms is well stocked.

Scottish Arms bar


There have been changes in the beer selection at The Scottish Arms in recent times. (Audio runs 2:00)

Be sure to bookmark the website and look for Alastair’s videos each month.

Alastair outside Scottish Arms

The Scottish Arms is located at 8 South Sarah Street, just north of Forest Park Avenue (and just a hop, skip and jump from the new IKEA store).

The Shaved Duck is located at 2900 Virginia at Pestalozzi in Tower Grove East.


Sample QuikTrip’s Breakfast Pizza

Leftover pizza is a classic breakfast food. Though often found in same cardboard package it came in the night before, it can provide you with that needed morning fuel, even if it is a bit stale.

You may have wondered why nobody offers a breakfast pizza, made fresh each morning. Well, now, Quiktrip does just that. They’ve had decent grab’n’go food for years. Recently they introduced their QT Kitchens in many of their locations, with a variety of foods prepared to order from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Click HERE for a post from last summer that can tell you more.)

Slice of QuikTrip Breakfast Pizza

And now, QT has breakfast pizza with egg, sausage, bacon and cheese. Cost is $2.99 per slice or $5 for 2.

Watch this video for more info:

And here is the sampling schedule for free tastings of QT’s Breakfast Pizza over the next few weeks. Sampling will occur at listed locations from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 27, 2015 676 10768 W Florissant Ave
St. Louis, MO 63136
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 628 2791 Dunn Rd
St. Louis, MO 63136
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 605 10845 Lilac Ave
St. Louis, MO 63137
Thursday, April 30, 2015 688 3120 Nameoki Rd
Granite City, IL 62040
Friday, May 01, 2015 694 2490 Troy Rd
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Monday, May 04, 2015 639 11802 Lusher Road
St. Louis, MO 63138
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 698 2809 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 695 605 W Bethalto Dr
Bethalto, IL 62010
Thursday, May 07, 2015 670 2105 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63033
Friday, May 08, 2015 627 150 Howdershell Rd
Florissant, MO 63031
Monday, May 11, 2015 686 755 S Belt W
Belleville, IL 62220
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 690 1800 Lebanon
Belleville, Illinois 62220
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 674 4435 Telegraph Rd
St Louis, Missouri 63129
Thursday, May 14, 2015 633 3475 Lemay Ferry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63125
Friday, May 15, 2015 649 6312 S Lindbergh Blvd
Green Park, MO 63123
Monday, May 18, 2015 657 1150 Feise Rd
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 619 4646 S St Peters Pkwy
St Peters, MO 63304
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 660 1500 Zumbehl Rd
St Charles, MO 63303
Thursday, May 21, 2015 673 2260 1st Capitol Dr
St Charles, MO 63301
Friday, May 22, 2015 602 1640 S 5th St
St Charles, MO 63303
Monday, May 25, 2015 659 12700 St Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 664 11444 St Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 635 10111 St Charles Rock Rd
Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114
Thursday, May 28, 2015 614 10793 Page Ave
St. Louis, MO 63132
Friday, May 29, 2015 622 11829 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146

Okay, one more TV spot for the breakfast pizza. This one is pretty funny!