St. Louis in the late ’50s/early ’60s must have been a pretty interesting place, what with Gaslight Square and all. One of the truly unique places back then was Wild’s Palace of Poison, a greaser/hot rod hangout that existed on Lemay Ferry Road in South St. Louis County. I just found a great page with a photo and some scans of their menu (which includes such delicacies as the Murder Burger, Scorpions Sting, Idiots Delight, and the Arsenic Special) and “death certificate” on the cool ShootStLouis.com site… Check it out here!
My favorite line, from the “Death Certificate”:
Wild’s Palace of Poison assumes no responsibility for demise of corpse since corpse was dead from the neck up for having et here in the first place.
By the way, Chuck-A-Burger (who will soon be closing their fabled St. Charles Rock Road location because the owner of the property wants to sell it) sells Palace of Poison stickers for your ride. I have one on my ‘Cuda.