This time around, Brandon Phillips had something positive to say about St. Louis food.

In fact, the Cincinnati second baseman and target of much Cardinals fan displeasure found a restaurant a step above the Lunchables he bought from a St. Louis store in April.

And while Phillips' choice of Sunday dinner — Oceano Bistro in Clayton — might not be of much importance, the avenue where his food selection announcement becomes memorable is: Twitter.

Phillips, a big personality not afraid to say what's on his mind, is extending that to his online @DatDudeBP Twitter presence, and he's having fun doing it.

He has tweeted 3,400 times since creating an account in January and has built a following that as of Monday's opening pitch reached 78,534 people. Through Twitter, he's known for awarding trivia winners with flights to games or face-to-face meetings. In May, "DatDudeBP" showed up at an under-14 baseball game after seeing a tweet from one of the kids on the team asking him to show up.

Phillips also doesn't mind interacting with a St. Louis fan base that doesn't like him. His well-documented comments about the Cardinals and ensuing bench-clearing brawl last August ensure a hearty round of boos whenever he steps to the plate at Busch Stadium, but also some playful trash talking of his own on Twitter.

"My teammates ask me if I knew where some good places 2 eat at in St. Louis! I said, "Yea, come with me 2 the store 2 get some Lunchables!" Phillips tweeted April 21 when he was last in town.

On Monday, Phillips said he did, in fact, buy the packaged lunches.