Tag Archives: St. Louis

Missouri Eats: Gaslight

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Bar-goers have a new destination for food, drinks and live music at a recently renovated space on The Hill. Gaslight, an homage to St. Louis’ midcentury Gaslight Square entertainment district, aims to delight its patrons with three components: a full bar, Latin American-inspired eats and an in-house recording studio so visitors can watch musicians record live. Guests can get a …

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Missouri Eats: The Preston

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New American fare and handcrafted cocktails define the dining experience at The Preston, located inside The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. The posh spot takes up residence in the historic hotel, pairing progressive small plates with a lively beverage program. At the marble-topped bar, bartenders Sasha Alms and Joshua “Doc” Johnson tweak classic recipes and …

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Missouri Eats: Lucas Park Grille

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In St. Louis, Washington Avenue is well-known for its nightlife; Downtown offices also encourage a bustling lunch scene. But dinner is often overlooked at the 12-year-old Lucas Park Grille, which is worth revisiting thanks to new executive chef Kevin Sthair. An alum of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, the old Cafe Balaban in the Central West End and The Restaurant at the …

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Summer Road Trips: The St. Louis Area

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School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Enjoy St. Lou Fringe

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St Lou Fringe is the only performing arts festival of its kind in the Metropolitan Area. It takes place August 19-25, 2016, but is designed to have a lasting impact on the St. Louis community. One that reverberates through the streets of this city and in the hearts of artists and audiences for much longer than the set festival dates. …

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Missouri Eats: Curtain Call Lounge

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Legend has it that when sparkling-wine pioneer Dom Perignon first discovered Champagne, he said, “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” The quote headlines the drink menu of the recently opened Curtain Call Lounge, which bubbles with a posh personality all its own. Inside the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s new lavish hideaway, visitors can sip away at stellar cocktails that sparkle …

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Enjoy Missouri’s Spring Show

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I love springtime with its landscape of greens, yellows, pinks, oranges, purples and reds, not to mention the fragrant whiffs of fresh springtime air greeting me each time I venture outside. Warm breezes, bright sunshine and vibrant pops of color rejuvenate my senses. Yes, one of my favorite times of year has finally sprung! Take it from me, a stroll …

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Live in St. Louis: A Diverse, Arch-Sized Music Scene

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In any given week in St. Louis, there are up to 300 chances to treat your ears to some phenomenal musicianship. Whether it’s Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque shredding in the Soulard neighborhood, cool vocal stylings at a hip suburban bistro, or the joyful jamming of a Grateful Dead tribute band in the Loop, the live music scene is rocking visitors and …

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Missouri Eats: Melo’s Pizzeria

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When Blues City Deli owner Vince “Vinnie” Valenza acquired the building that houses his popular sandwich shop, he and his son Joey immediately started cooking up ideas for how to make use of the adjacent garage. Initially, that meant experimenting with bread baking, but Joey’s newfound passion led to another craft: pizza making. Named after Vinnie’s father and enthusiastic pizzaiolo, …

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Baseball: A Missouri Tradition

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More than a half-million people packed downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Royals World Series win in 2015, and more than 3 million people visit Busch Stadium annually to see the St. Louis Cardinals play. Yes, it’s safe to say Missouri is a baseball state. So let’s celebrate the start of another season – which means spring has sprung and …

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