Mike H1969

Saint Louis, MO

#148 Jun 6, 2012
Someguy wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe he could give out the secret recipe to all us die hard Helens pizza fans for a fee.
Just interested if you found the answer, just curious. I too was a Helens Pizza Lover, I do know after Grand Ave, they went out of business, but a friend of Dads, ran the Helens 2 at Virginia and LeMay Ferry Rd. after that. Then he was forced to shut down over a law suit, he then owned the liquor store that went in the same place. His first name was Larry, he definitely had the recipe, thats the last I knew. That would have been about 1992. Hope that helps and I would be a fan if you find it and open up a place. That cornmeal was unusual.

Since: Jan 08

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#149 Jun 7, 2012
Mike H1969 wrote:
<quoted text> Just interested if you found the answer, just curious. I too was a Helens Pizza Lover, I do know after Grand Ave, they went out of business, but a friend of Dads, ran the Helens 2 at Virginia and LeMay Ferry Rd. after that. Then he was forced to shut down over a law suit, he then owned the liquor store that went in the same place. His first name was Larry, he definitely had the recipe, thats the last I knew. That would have been about 1992. Hope that helps and I would be a fan if you find it and open up a place. That cornmeal was unusual.
I lovethat crust with the cornmeal boy bottom, they had the best pizza, only thing close to good now is Cecil Whitakers but only the one at lemay Ferry and Forder.
dutch

Saint Louis, MO

#150 Jul 31, 2012
qsego wrote:
Guess my memory must be fading.
I kept thinking Helen's was on the east side of Grand, just south of Miami - one block south of Gravois. The fire house is at Grand and Potomac - one block north of Gravois.
Was there some other pizzeria on Grand just south of Miami ?
Southside resident 35 plus years...
pizza a gogo was on grand originally on the west side yhen on the east side. it now is on ivanhoe
bob licklider

Erin, TN

#151 Oct 15, 2012
Helens Pizza on south Grand Ave and Potomac St. Was the original store. I still crave that Pie with cornmeal bottom crust. Somebody should know the recipe.
bob licklider

Erin, TN

#152 Oct 15, 2012
the firestation was across the street. Helens was a tavern on the corner.
Bill

Anchorage, AK

#153 Oct 29, 2012
jdmdusa wrote:
ol bill are you from St. Louis? remember the watermellon stand near chippewa/gravois? How about Bailey Farm Dairy and Fritzels and Danforth Cottage?
Was that Sam the Water Mellon Man?
Lori

Raleigh, NC

#155 Jan 4, 2013
I lived as a kid in South St. Louis in the mid 60's to early 70's - went to Rose Fanning - and ate Helen's pizza quite a lot. Moved to St. Louis County around the time I started High School. I have since lived in California and North Carolina and I was recently telling someone that I felt the best pizza I have ever eaten was in St. Louis. They just seem to know how to do it right
Rhino

Saint Ann, MO

#156 Jan 10, 2013
I remember Helens pizza on S. Grand and Potomic across from the firehouser. They use to throw the pizza dough in the air and what a show it was. Everybody is right , it was the best damn pizza anywhere. Brings back memories of 45 years ago sitting in the restaurant with my folks. Somebody needs to bring that pizza back.

Since: Apr 10

Saint Louis, MO

#157 Jan 12, 2013
I went to Helens on Hampton and Southwest, southwest corner in the 80s
the Dude

United States

#158 Jan 15, 2013
Good muchies @ Helen's. I miss it!
Mr Obvious

Maryland Heights, MO

#159 Jan 15, 2013
The pizza sucked and helen had rotten crotch!
wanda

Hillsboro, MO

#160 Mar 1, 2013
Someguy wrote:
<quoted text>Please talk to your father in law.We need Helens pizza again.Cant tell you how many times ive heard people talk about that great pie.After over 20 yrs i can still taste that sausage pizza.
Please find out about the sausage it was the best
Ralphy

Milford, KS

#161 Mar 1, 2013
Best damn pizza on the South Side in the 60's.
Spanky

Enkenbach-alsenborn, Germany

#162 May 3, 2013
Oh man..reading these posts brings back the smell and taste of Helen's. Nothing like ordering a sausage pizza and devouring it in no time. Never any leftovers to refrigerate. Anyone have any luck with finding the original recipe?
Ralphy

Milford, KS

#163 May 3, 2013
Spanky wrote:
Oh man..reading these posts brings back the smell and taste of Helen's. Nothing like ordering a sausage pizza and devouring it in no time. Never any leftovers to refrigerate. Anyone have any luck with finding the original recipe?
Hey Spanky, if your coming back to Ft,Riley, Kansas, bring me some real beer will ya.
Shelly

United States

#164 May 16, 2013
Omg... I remember Helen's when I was a kid. We would go and pick pizza up just about every Friday night. My brother and I loved watching them toss the dough! Wish they were still around! It was better than Imos!
Al Dothage

Saint Louis, MO

#166 May 18, 2013
What happened to the family and the recipe?
Sweetpea63

United States

#167 Jul 21, 2013
Al Dothage wrote:
What happened to the family and the recipe?
I don't know. I just found this thread tonight & am disappointed that nothing surfaced. I've been craving that pizza for YEARS! I hope Helen left knowing how much her pizza was loved & missed.
I Grew Up with Helens

Hagerstown, MD

#168 Aug 8, 2013
My mom was a waitress at the original Helen's on Grand, then at the Hampton place, when they moved there- her name was Babe and she worked for Helen's for about 18 years, or so.
As for Helen's, Helen was the sole owner and she had three kids, and all three worked there. Her grand kids worked there, too. Along with people from my family.
I have so many stories about Helen's. I was working the day Helen lost her finger in the meat grinder! True story. They did all their own prep work on site- nothing shipped in.
I'm not exactly what sure happened to Helen's but I'm pretty sure the place closed when Helen died and so did the name. I always wondered what happened to her family. My family was close with Helen's daughter's family- we hung out with them a lot!
David

Saint Louis, MO

#169 Oct 8, 2013
I remember Helen's Pizza when I was growing up we had it every Friday. I have never found a pizza that compares to Helens. Helen's Pizza was the best pizza I ever had.

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