Where to Have Valentine’s Day Dinner in St. Louis

Salmon Dinner

This Valentine’s Day, make a romantic mixed CD and make the hour-and-a-half drive with your sweetie to our neighboring city. Whether you’re in the mood for something casual or a fancy night on the town, you’re sure to find the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day Dinner in St. Louis.

Roberto’s Trattoria

You might be skeptical at first when you’re pulling up to a strip mall. But inside, Roberto’s Trattoria features white table cloths, excellent service and amazing food. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two over a glass of wine and fresh selections so authentic you might as well pretend you’re in Italy.

Bristol Seafood Grill

This is the place to dine if you want a luxurious seafood dinner. You’ll have the best of both surf and turf here, and the wait staff will take good care of you.


Tony’s offers a classic and elegant St. Louis experience and a world-class menu. Table-side preparation, educated wine recommendations and professional service add classy touches to the evening.

Mission Taco Joint

If a white-tablecloth dinner isn’t really your style this Valentine’s Day, head to Mission Taco Joint. A casual, cool atmosphere and affordable prices make this a great place to stop for dinner if you’re planning other adventures in the city afterwards. There are tons of authentic tacos to choose from, a wide selection of beers to quench your thirst.

Did we miss anywhere that you think should be on this list? Let us know by commenting below and we’ll be happy to update it with your own experiences!

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

how to keep New Year’s Resolutions 2016 is over and 2017 is here. A great way to start off the new year on the right foot is by setting some resolutions for yourself. Of course, making New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part. What is much harder is keeping up with those resolutions as the year rolls along! However, as difficult as this task may be, it is not impossible. To help you achieve your goals in 2017, make sure to follow these tips for how to keep New Year’s Resolutions.

Tip #1: Be Specific

One way to easily make a goal difficult to reach is by making that goal vague. Unspecified endpoints can ultimately be the undoing for your resolution. Be specific with your goal, so as to have a distinct and recognizable destination.

Tip #2: Find a Friend to Help

Sometimes self-motivation is simply not enough. That’s where friends can lend a helping hand. Ask one or more of your friends to help you keep to your resolution. You can even help them keep New Year’s Resolutions of their own in return.

Tip #3: Set Short Term Goals along the Way

Sometimes, your resolution can seem very far off. To help motivate you in the interim, you can always set smaller short term goals to increase your motivation.

Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is for 2017, our team at Fairground Auto Plaza wishes you the best of luck reaching it.

2017 Chevrolet Lineup Awards Reach Record Number

2017 Chevrolet LineupIf it seems like Chevrolet is raking in awards left and right for its vehicles, that’s because it is. The American carmaker recently broke a brand record in the number of awards given to its 2017 Chevrolet lineup. This number reached 18 earlier this month and was led by the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range and an affordable starting price of $37,495, which is why it’s quickly become one of the most awarded vehicles in the industry. It not only earned a position on the 2017 Car and Driver 10Best Cars list, but was named the Best New Car to Buy by Green Car Reports, Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal, and Best EV by Car Connection.

Among the other Chevrolet award recipients were the Camaro 1LE and Corvette Grand Sport, which were also named to the Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. Six other Chevy models earned Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy awards, while the Impala and Tahoe were also recognized as Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award recipients.

Finally, the Hispanic Motor Press also named the Bolt EV, Camaro, and Colorado as the best vehicles in their segments.

To see Chevrolet’s record-breaking, award-winning 2017 lineup for yourself, make sure you stop in to Fairground Auto Plaza. There are plenty of models for you to see and to test drive.

Local November Events Near Rolla, MO

local November events
What’s up in Rolla?

Now that October’s over, it can seem like all the Halloween festivities have been tossed out the window and now everyone is waiting eagerly for Christmas. As a result, November can seem a little boring. However, if you know where to look, plenty of local November events are happening right here in Rolla, so you and the family don’t have to get cabin fever waiting for Thanksgiving and beyond.

First of all, if you’re into theater, why not check out the showing of “Black Comedy” at the Ozark Actors Theatre? With love on the line and humorous misunderstandings galore, you’re sure to have a good time. Various showings will be available throughout the month.

If you’re more of an athletic type or even just want to honor our veterans, the Honoring Our Heroes Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K offers participants of various skill levels the ability to get out for a brisk morning walk, run, or jog to raise money for our vets on November 19th.

November 24th is, of course, Thanksgiving, which means the Galloping Gobbler – another marathon – is happening in Rolla that morning.

Following shortly after, on the 28th, you can stay up late for the Observatory’s Public Viewing Night, allowing visitors to stargaze at the Orion Nebula.

Check out these local November events and you won’t be bored during this “in-between” month!

Best Pizza Places in St. Louis, MO

Best Pizza Places in St. Louis


Chicago-style pizza is served around the country and an Italian favorite of many. St. Louis, Missouri may be located more than 200 miles away from Chicago, but the pizza places here know how to make a great pizza! Here are some of the best pizza places in St. Louis.

  • Pi Pizzeria – The Pi Pizzeria is located on Delmar Boulevard and boasts a number of excellent customer reviews. Many past customers recommend trying the deep dish pizza and we have to agree.
  • Black Thorn Pub – The Black Thorn Pub is located on Wyoming Street and served the best Chicago-style pizza in St. Louis according to popular opinion. The friendly, inviting atmosphere is perfect for those who want a slice of Italian after a long day.
  • Cicero’s – Cicero’s is also located on Delmar Boulevard and has excellent pizza and a selection of craft beers ready to serve. Stop in for some awesome pizza that will have your taste buds tingling and wash it down with a cold one. Live music is just an added bonus.

There are plenty of other excellent pizza spots in St. Louis, MO but we can’t go on about them all day! No pizza place is bad so we recommend trying them for yourselves.

2017 Camaro ZL1 Performance: The Most Powerful Camaro Ever

2017 Camaro ZL1 performance
Picture yourself in the new 2017 Camaro!

You’ll definitely be able to leave every other car on the road in your tracks when you drive the new Camaro ZL1. This is the most powerful Camaro ever built, with jaw-dropping performance technologies and design, as well as state-of-the-art engineering. Best of all, the new Camaro also has a stunning exterior. What’s not to like?


According to Chevy, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 performance is better than ever thanks to a smart powertrain. The 650-horsepower V8 is supercharged, helping the Camaro to do 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. That’s nearly two seconds less than the 1LE. Plus, with a quarter mile of 11.4 seconds at 127 mph, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.

“Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”

Slimming down

Despite its muscle-car heritage, the new Camaro ZL1 isn’t just a massive engine strapped to a skimpy frame. Engineers also cut 220 pounds in weight to help increase speed and acceleration, not to mention fuel economy and handling.

This model also has a tuned suspension with Magnetic Ride damping and a limited-slip differential. There are few models that can give you this much performance without spending a fortune. Get a working-class supercar—get the Chevy Camaro ZL1.

The Chevrolet Teen Driver System Promotes Good Habits in Malibu

Chevrolet Teen Driver system - 2016 Chevy Malibu
Looking for a safe, reliable car for your new teen driver?

The Chevrolet Malibu is made with safety in mind. This model comes with intelligent engineering to protect you in the event of a crash, advanced airbags, strategic crumple zones, and high-strength steel. Plus, the Malibu comes with smart driver assist technologies to help prevent accidents in the first place. For new drivers, the Malibu is also safe thanks to the innovative Teen Driving Safety system.

Face the Facts

According to Chevy, the Chevrolet Teen Driver system premiered in the 2016 Malibu. This tool provides parents with a high-tech tool to help encourage safer driving habits for their teenagers, even if parents aren’t in the car. Fatal crash rates for teenagers are nearly three times higher than drivers over twenty, making the new Teen Driver system more important than ever before.

Basically, Teen Driver monitors driving, records information, and automatically activates safety systems like automatic collision braking or forward collision alert. Teens are given a special key that activates the system upon ignition. The in-car system then begins to record speed, distance travelled, safety feature alerts, and the number of times ABS and stability control were activated. Teen Driver lets you track this information from home.


“We designed this to be used as a teaching tool,” said MaryAnn Beebe, a Chevrolet safety engineer. “It gives the teen a chance to prove to mom and dad, ‘Hey, I’ve been driving responsibly,’ and if there are things on the report that need discussion — if your teen has had the car for a week and comes back with seven forward collision alerts — then maybe there is an opportunity to talk about areas where maybe the teen could use some improvement.”

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Teen Driver also activates driver assist technologies to make sure your teen is safe. It can mute the radio if seats are not buckled, and it allows for a maximum volume setting to reduce distractions. Drivers also get warnings if you exceed pre-set maximum speeds (which can be set from 40 to 75 mph). This is just one more way Chevy is keeping its drivers safe.

See us at Fairground Auto Plaza today to get your teen a 2016 Chevy Malibu.

5 Cool Silverado Features: A Truly Advanced Pickup

Silverado features

The Silverado is designed to be versatile, one of the reasons this pickup has an array of cool new features. From the latest high-tech gadgets to its intelligent steel design, this is one model you won’t want to stop driving. Here are five cool Silverado features that are sure to make you choose Chevy the next time you’re shopping for a truck.

1. High Strength Steel

According to Chevy, one of five cool Silverado features is the high-strength steel design. In a recent test against the F-150, the Silverado proved that a rolled-steel design offers better durability and rigidity than aluminum, an important factor to consider when buying a pickup. Plus, thanks to the rolled-steel process versus a traditional stamping process, the Silverado is lighter than previous model years without sacrificing strength.

2. Intelligent Powertrains

The Silverado 1500 also has an intelligent EcoTec3 engine system. Utilizing features like Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, you get great fuel economy without sacrificing power. In fact, the available 6.2-liter engine has best-in-class towing of 12,000 pounds.

3. LED Lighting

Better visibility is also available on the new Silverado thanks to brighter, longer-lasting LED lighting. Trims such as the LTZ, LTZ Z71, and High Country all feature a unique LED lighting package. This includes Daytime Running Lamps, fog lamps, tail lamps, and more.

4. Top-Notch Technology

Chevrolet infotainment is also offered on the new Silverado, including MyLink, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, wireless charging, and an 8-inch color touchscreen among other things. You can also opt for great features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a great way to stay connected to your smartphone.

5. Mobile App

Finally, one cool Silverado features is the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. This feature pairs well with the standard OnStar Basic that comes standard for five years. You can remotely start your Silverado from your phone, lock and unlock doors, manage Wi-Fi, and send directions to your vehicle’s navigation. These are just some of the many great new features on the Chevy Silverado.