A Study in Sherlock and Gamlin Whiskey House

Over the weekend, I made plans to get together with one of my best friends, John. We hadn’t seen each other in ages and with the holidays coming up, it would be a while before we were both free again. So on Sunday, we decided to meet up to finish up a little holiday shopping, eat some brunch, and I roped him into going to the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition at the St. Louis Science Center. I had been dying to go since the exhibit opened, but hadn’t had time.


You might have guessed this, but I’m a bit of a Sherlock Holmes fangirl. Not even just modern day Sherlock and dreamy Benedict Cumberbatch; I’ve been in love with Sherlock Holmes since I was a girl and read The Hound of the Baskervilles. I may or may not have stolen the copy I was given in school. I also stopped by the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street while I was in London last spring.





DSC_1087I also may have done a quick search and found the modern day Sherlock’s 221B Baker Street apartment. Speedy’s is a real place and the people eating there will give you strange looks for taking photos of this; especially when there are no other people around taking pictures like a complete weirdo.

DSC_1089I fully support any business that puts pasta in it’s own meal category equivalent to breakfast and lunch.

The Sherlock Holmes exhibit starts with a brief introduction to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a bit of how the consulting detective came to be. You can see many props from the Sherlock Holmes films featuring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (sigh).

I think I went on a date with this guy once…

IMG_2383Hmm this sounds familiar…..

IMG_2390As you make your way into the heart of the exhibit, you get to learn a little more about the period in which Sherlock Holmes is set. You can learn the basics of morse code, different cosmetics sold, and even some background on Kodak and photography during that time.

IMG_2401I was interested to learn more about Scotland Yard and what London was like during that time.


IMG_2399You get to try your hand at using newspaper clippings to find secret codes.

IMG_2394If my sister had a dollar for every text I sent her like this…

IMG_2396Next we found ourselves standing in the 221B apartment hunting for different objects hidden throughout the living room and study.

IMG_2403Tea, anyone?

IMG_2404Now it was time to get on to the good stuff. SOLVING A MURDER!

We walked into the scene of the crime and had to use our skills of deduction to figure out what happened.

IMG_2412You get to go around to different areas to figure out who was shot, and what was dragged down the beach? The body?

I won’t tell you who was murdered, or if anyone was murdered….

But once you’ve used your newly acquired (or finely honed over decades) skills of deduction to solve the mystery, you get to take a look at the decades of Sherlock Holmes.

There are also props from the set of Sherlock to appease all the Sherlock fangirls who show up. The suitcase from A Study in Pink, the vest Moriarty makes Watson wear in The Great Game, and the sign from the inn in The Hounds of Baskerville.

IMG_2423I may or may not have been having a serious moment of excitement and trying to open the case to investigate the suitcase.

There was even a Sherlock Paddington!

IMG_2420The exhibit was really interesting and a lot of fun. We saw more adults there than children.

The exhibit is only open in St. Louis for a few more weeks, so you had better get down there ASAP.

IMG_2426Sweater // Jeans // Jeans // Booties // (similar) Booties // Bag

After all that crime solving, we were a bit hungry, so we made our way down the road to Gamlin Whiskey House. We popped in for brunch to try it, since neither of us had been there to eat yet. We were not disappointed.

IMG_6250The sheer excitement of the menu was too much for me to handle.

IMG_2376The menu boasted one of the best brunch selections I’ve ever seen. And I’ve had brunch in some pretty amazing cities.

You could get a french toast flight with a few different kinds of french toast. I’m not sure you heard me, a FRENCH TOAST FLIGHT. Absolute game changer. They also had many lunch type options including a few burgers which looked so delicious.

John got the Chicken and Waffles, which normally comes with a sweet potato waffle, but he opted for an original waffle. To be clear, the server offered this, he didn’t even have to ask. Picky eaters everywhere rejoice!

We were absolutely starving and had no patience once our food came, so I didn’t even get to the pictures until after we’d already tucked into our meals.

IMG_2379I went with a twist on biscuits and gravy. Gamlin’s biscuits and gravy come with sage gravy; which is one of my favorite dishes ever. Theirs was beyond amazing.

I also got a side of bacon, because I love bacon. Gamlin cooks theirs in maple syrup; since I usually drench my bacon in maple syrup to begin with, this was a dream come true.

I’m pretty sure if you have a restaurant soulmate, this is mine.


So amazing, the plate was entirely clean by the end. Not sure how that happened…

IMG_2380I saw that they also do a bottomless mimosa, which is basically one more reason we are meant to be. Obviously they specialize in whiskey, so you can get yourself a good stiff drink if you aren’t into a breakfast cocktail.

I’m already dying to go back for dinner to see what they’ve got going in store.



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  1. Erin Barr wrote:

    Love your booties!

    Posted 12.23.14 Reply
  2. Joy Coble wrote:

    What a fantastic day! The food looks great!

    Posted 12.22.14 Reply


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