St. Louis Magazine St. Louis Magazine is the smart, sophisticated guide to your city. Each month our award-winning magazine brings our readers revealing profiles, discerning dining and cultural guides, in-depth features, informed commentary, and authoritative best-of lists. We connect you to St. Louis. en-us Copyright 2014 St. Louis Magazine. All rights reserved. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:42:16 GMT Steady As She Goes: Brasserie by Niche in the CWE Everyone needs to have an ace in the hole when it comes to restaurants. There's no better choice than Brasserie by Niche, in the CWE.

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Talking to Actress and Comedian Maysoon Zayid About Standup, Disability, Muhammed Ali, and Her First Trip to St. Louis to Perform at Party to the Max Funny lady Maysoon Zayid is the keynote speaker for Party to the Max, an event celebrating the life and work of disability activist Max Starkloff.

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Fostering Community Through Art and a (Public Media) Common Ground Saturday night, the The 9,000 square-foot Public Media Commons opened in Grand Center. Built to be a high-tech version of Hyde Park's Speaker's Corner in London, it'll also host arts events galore.

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The Owners of Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Resurrect Historic St. Louis Auction House In early September, the owners of Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers of Delaware, Ohio, purchased the assets...

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Three Tidbits: Peace At The Peacemaker, Gettin' Crabby In Creve Coeur, The Costs Of An Unbussed Table SLM Dining Editor discusses a new time-saving app at The Peacemaker, snags a deal on soft shell crabs, and bristles at restaurant tables that remain unbussed.

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Shop the Alice & Trixie Trunk Show This Weekend at Cha Boutique Cha will be hosting the show today through Monday for the line's upcoming Resort Wear collection, which features bright, happy colors and prints, maxi dresses and caftans, and summery separates.

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The Top Ten Lines Bartenders Hear The Most Newbie drink slinger Sarah Truckey weighs in with The Top Ten Lines Bartenders Hear The Most.

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Ask George: What’s the best way to choose a special occasion restaurant? SLM Dining Editor George Mahe outlines the steps a diner should take when choosing a special occasion restaurant.

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Two Restaurants Opt For Second Locations: Mama’s on the Hill to Downtown and KimCheese to Creve Coeur Two St. Louis restaurants have announced second locations: Mama’s "on the Hill" (to Downtown) and KimCheese (to Creve Coeur).

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Healthy After-School Snacks If you could provide easy and healthy alternatives that also taste yummy, why wouldn’t you?

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Fashion, Anyone? Activewear Trends From the U.S. Open You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the fashion-forward leanings of this year’s U.S. Open athletes. Between Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams, it was a stylish fight to the finish...

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The Drop: Tom Hardy (and His New Accent) Settle into Dennis Lehane’s Neighborhood Adapted by crime novelist Dennis Lehane from one of his own stories, "The Drop" is an engrossing tale of dirty deeds and dirtier secrets.

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Mideast Meets Midwest: Layla Brokers a Delicious Peace SLM contributor Byron Kerman calls Layla's new menu "a focused display of idiosyncrasy." And he means that in a good way.

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in St. Louis: September 12–14 This weekend, travel back in time for the inaugural World’s Fare Heritage Festival, catch a play at The Black Rep and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and more.

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St. Louis World’s Fare Celebrates and Updates 1904 Party The St. Louis World’s Fare takes over Forest Park all weekend, in an extravagant and ambitious party billed as a heritage festival.

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"American Grilled" on the Travel Channel: St. Louis Episode Airs Tonight The St. Louis episode of the inaugural season of American Grilled airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel. The title of tonight's show: “Meat Me in St. Louis.”

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Cochon 555’s Heritage BBQ Returns To St. Louis, Bigger and Better Than Ever Heritage BBQ Returns To St. Louis on September 14, 2014 with an impressive line up of chefs, food stations, beverage, and BBQ.

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Plastic Gnostic: Retro TV Toys’ Vintage Kitsch More radiant than jewels are the preserved toys of our youth. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear at Retro TV Toys, a new shop specializing in vintage, nostalgic toys.

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Rough Around the Edges: The Falafel-Eating Contest at Café Natasha's The 4th Annual Falafel Eating Championship and Hummus Block Party was held Sept. 9, 2014 at Cafe Natasha's on S. Grand in St. Louis.

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Seven Questions with Songwriter Kevin Renick Recently, Renick noted the anniversary of his song “Up in the Air” being picked for the film of the same name, noting that the song’s appearance during the closing credits of the acclaimed had changed his approach to making music for good.

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Wild Mushroom Soup This hearty, easy-to-assemble dish screams fall.

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After Ferguson There has to be a better way forward. For now, there is no word from the grand jury considering the case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 killing of Michael Brown...

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Design Alert: High-End Furnishings for Kids Design has gone high-end for the shortest—and youngest—members of your family. If you thought all kids’ furnishings were, well, just-so-cute, you’ve missed the latest trend to oh-so-chic.

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On the Market: Allen Craig’s Chesterfield Home Up For Sale Former Redbird outfielder Allen Craig (currently with the Boston Red Sox after being traded earlier this year) is selling his 4,881 square-foot home in Chesterfield for $799,900.

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New Hope for Historic Downtown East St. Louis The rich musical history of East St. Louis should not be forgotten, and neither should its rich architectural heritage. Fortunately, the city is making strides to do just that: its downtown will soon join the National Register of Historic Places.

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St. Louis' Restaurant Chalkboard Artists: Unsung... But Very Well-Read SLM contributor Pat Eby introduces readers to a few of the restaurant chalkboard artists in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Could Seize Opportunity to Fly the Hawks Back to Town Last January, I suggested some New Year’s resolutions that could improve the region. One idea: “The Atlanta Hawks should resolve to at least look into the possibility of moving back to St. Louis...

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Ask Kate: Fall Fashion 2014 Neutral Tops 13 fabulous neutral tops at a range of price points for fall

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Slideshow: LouFest 2014 Whether you were there for real or there in spirit, LouFest 2014 was one of the best yet. Here's a visual recap of some of Sunday's highlights.

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At Home Launch Party, September 4 St. Louis At Home hosted an exciting evening at Interior Design Center of St. Louis to celebrate the new issue of St. Louis At Home. Photos by David Anderson

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Talking to “Orange is the New Black,” Author Piper Kerman About Her Upcoming Visit to St. Louis, Ava’s Grace, and Prison Reform Kerman, whose memoir inspired the TV series of the same name, is passionate about prisoner's rights and is using her new role on the red carpet to advocate for incarcerated women.

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Byron's Bits: Falafel Fest, Louder in Louisville, Let Them Eat Cupcakes SLM contributor Byron Kerman recs a festival in Louisville, judges a falafel competition, and checks in at Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe.

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Paralympic Blade Runner Blake Leeper to Appear at Sunday’s St. Louis Rams Game It’s Sunday afternoon, and you’re just finding your seat at the Edward Jones Dome, ready to watch the Rams open their season against the Vikings...

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Grazin’ with the Rams: New Edward Jones Dome Food Fun Locally-based restaurant food options--from Strange Donuts, Sugarfire Smokehouse, Crown Candy Kitchen, and more--will be available at the Edward Jones Dome for the St. Louis Rams 2014 season.

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Ask George: Where you going for chicken wings these days? SLM Dining Editor George Mahe lists 20 recommendations for fried chicken wings in the St. Louis metro area.

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Restaurant Discounts 2.0: 25% Off, All The Time, With myTasteCard There's a new player in the world of deep-discounting: myTastecard, offering diners a 25% discount every time they dine.

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Video: Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden A look back at this year's Japanese Festival, including dance, Taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, and more.

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Closing Up Shop After 95 Years: Yacovelli’s, RIP St.Louis restaurant institution Yacovelli's will close its doors on January 1, 2015, after a 95-year run.

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Gettin' Fresh: A Second Location for Lona’s Lil Eats There is no other restaurant in the metro area like Lona's Lil Eats, at the Soulard Farmers Market and now at 2199 California in Fox Park.

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Seven Questions With... Check out Thomas Crone's Thursday chats with area musicians and artists (including bassist Mark Wallace, above). The same seven questions recur every time out; the answers, obviously, are as unique as the people sending them back.

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in St. Louis: September 5–7 This weekend, expand your art collection at the Saint Louis Art Fair and Art Outside, check out the much-anticipated LouFest music festival, and more.

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St. Louis Marrow Donors and Transplant Patients Come Together for the Be the Match Walk+Run This Weekend St. Louis native Chaz Littlejohn saves a life with a bone marrow donation and stresses the importance of the Be The Match registry.

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Make Busy Meal Times Easier With Frozen Side Dishes I have found that it is the side dishes that take the longest to cook, so I have discovered a great way to speed things along—freezing them.

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Seven Questions with Printmaker (and Professor) Ken Wood Wood has not one, but two exhibits opening this weekend: one at Space, the other in Kansas City.

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Schlafly's Art Outside: A Weekend of Art, Music, and Rye IPA For the eleventh year running, the folks at Schlafly Beer are hosting Art Outside on the same weekend as the Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton. Both festivals serve as perfect entrée into art for people who don’t necessarily frequent galleries...

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Condition Critical: "Code Black" at the Webster Film Series Ryan McGarry’s sobering debut feature goes inside the controlled chaos of the ER of Los Angeles County General Hospital, a public facility that serves an enormous population of uninsured Californians.

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Back in the Saddle Herschel Talley’s wrangled cattle out west, served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and worked as a corrections officer. At age 65, the Curryville resident still cares for a stable of horses. He’s no superman, he says, but he’s pretty tough...

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Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad After recently parting ways with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam has been signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. "It’s great to be heading back to my home state," he said. "It's been a roller coaster this past week...

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Grand Center’s Vanished Past Life Grand Center in Midtown wasn’t always home to theaters, art galleries and the St. Louis Symphony. Originally, the streets around the intersection of Lindell and Grand featured row after row of stately houses, mansions, and even a private street.

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The Top 10 Things to Do This September in St. Louis This September, take in a performance, sample savory dishes, and enjoy the season’s many outdoor festivals.

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