David O'Brien

David O'Brien is a life-long resident and proponent of the St. Louis area. His passion for his home town has been the focal point of his writing career.


David grew up in St. Charles County but moved into the City of St. Louis in 1996. He has volunteered his time to his local neighborhood association as well as city-wide organizations formed to promote St. Louis and the surrounding region. He has been published in St. Louis Small Business Monthly and Southampton Neighborhood News. He has also ghostwritten for dozens of St. Louis companies, with articles and opinion pieces published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the St. Louis Daily Record and Nation's Restaurant News.


David graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

David O'Brien

I moved into the City of St. Louis in 1996 because I wanted to be closer to all the great attractions, unique restaurants and ethnic neighborhoods that I saw each time I drove in from the suburbs. The City of St. Louis is making a steady comeback, and in 1996 there was definitely a sense of excitement in the air. People were moving back into downtown, developers were renovating abandoned warehouses into lofts and local leaders were planning major improvements. That energy has certainly paid off, and today St. Louis is once again a thriving city, supported by a growing metropolitan area. So, come by often and I'll happily share my favorite places, things to do and insights into my favorite city.

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