Awards and News

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery continues to be recognized as outstanding. Have a look at some of the awards we have garnered.

St Louis Post Dispatch - Food and Cooking: Special Requests Feature

Thanks to Glenna Hall’s submission The Blue Owl’s Coconut Cream Pie was Featured in the Food and Cooking – ‘Special Request’ section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch on May 9, 2017.
Below you will find a link to the Story and the Recipe within …
Thank you Glenna Hall (Rolla, MO), we are nothing without you & all of our spectacular patrons, for thinking of us and submitting your request.   Also, Thank you to Alanna Kellogg Special of the St. Louis Post Dispatch for featuring us.

Wall Street Journal

The Blue Owl’s Levee High Apple Pie™ was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s “Sizing Up Spring Trends“. See what they had to say about the World Famous pie, in the article “Have a Heaping Helping“.

O’s Favorite Things: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect present?  See our annual favorite things from Oprah…If you happen to be in Kimmswick, Missouri, stop by the Blue Owl for their famous nine-inch-high caramel apple pecan pie. If not, have one sent to your doorstep. Read More

The Today Show

Mail order food gifts for the holidays.  From fancy foods to decadent desserts, if you’re looking for an edible treat for your loved ones, then we have the answer. We’ve scoured the country for the tastiest items around. The Levee High caramel apple pecan will add a “WOW” factor to your dessert buffet.   Watch Clip

The Travel Channel

From a foot-high apple pie in small town Missouri, to sweet potato pie in New Orleans, and even an Aussie meat pie in New York, Pie Paradise scours the country one forkful at a time for some of the most mouth-watering pies around.  From the sensationally sweet to the dauntingly decadent, Pie Paradise serves up some of the most interesting destinations for a hearty slice of delicious.

The Food Network

The Food Network

Jamie and Bobby Deen head off to the Gateway to the West, tackling middle America and all it has to offer…we go to the Blue Owl, where Mary Hostetter has created the Great Levee High Apple Pie, named for the devastating flood that ravaged the Midwest in 1993. Made with 18 apples and weighing 16 pounds, this pie honors the levee that held back a catastrophic flood by 0.1 inches! Read More

Yahoo Travel

Yahoo Travel

Blue Owl’s Levee High Caramel Apple Pecan Pie is as much an architectural feat as it is a great dessert. A tribute to the levees that protected the town of Kimmswick against a rising river in 1993, this 18-apple pie is no mere trifle. With layer after layer of thinly sliced tart and sweet apples buttressed between crispy crusts, the jaw-dropping effect of this pie perfectly readies you for that first bite. Read More

Midwest Living Magazine

Midwest Living Magazine

“Restaurants worth the trip”

Cityguide – City’s Best

We’ve done it again! The Blue Owl was voted “Best Desserts in St. Louis” for 2011 by AOL City Guide. The Blue Owl has previously won this award for four years in a row.

Sauce Magazine

Reader’s Choice Awards 2004-2009.  The Blue Owl was acknowledged in the following categories: Favorite Comfort Food, Favorite Dessert Menu, Favorite Desserts, Favorite American, Home-Style Comfort Food, & Best Desserts.  Read More