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. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:22:50 GMT David Yurman Opens at Plaza Frontenac The luxury designer jewelry boutique opens today.

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Ask George: What should a restaurant do when a customer calls attention to a roach in their food or on the table? SLM Dining Editor George Mahe addresses the problem of unwelcome table guests.

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Yes, More Food Trucks: Pyro Pizza and Wayno’s International Cuisine Roll Up Two more food trucks hit the streets of St. Louis, bringing the city's total close to 50.

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Fighting the Sharks for Funding The creator of belts designed with kids in mind fights for funding on a reality TV show.

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Nightcrawler: Jake Gyllenhaall Prowls L.A. in Search of Blood Viewers who need to root for a noble figure will likely find "Nightcrawler" repellent, but for others the film will captivate.

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Three Fun and Creative Fall Cocktails Gone are the tropical drinks of summer, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be over.

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Modus Opera-ndi: Winter Opera Saint Louis Offers High Art to Expanded Audience A look at Winter Opera-St. Louis' upcoming season, which offers everything from Shakespeare to Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro."

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in St. Louis: October 31–November 2 This weekend, sample local brews, laugh with comedian Dave Chapelle, celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and more.

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Benne's Chicken Tastes Like Chicken If you’ve ever wondered what chicken is “supposed” to taste like, get yourself out to Benne’s Best Meat in Weldon Spring.

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Talking to The Great Crusades' Brian Krumm About Growing Up in Collinsville, Playing Music in Chicago, and His Band's New Record The Great Crusades return to St. Louis next weekend for a show at Plush; we talked to Krumm, the band's principal songwriter, about playing Europe, releasing a 7-inch through STL's Boxing Clever Records, and the city's rock clubs of yore.

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Top 10 Aptly Named Wines for Halloween The Halloween theme extends to wine options, or so says Angela Ortmann, aka STLwinegirl.

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Now Open: Sugarfire Pie in Olivette The long-awaited, much-anticipated Sugarfire Pie opened today at 9200 Olive Blvd in Olivette.

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The Top 10 Things to Do in St. Louis This November This month, enjoy performances by musical acts like Rosanne Cash and the St. Louis Symphony, see a movie at the St. Louis International Film Festival, and kick off the holidays at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Dia de los Muertos at the Missouri History Museum Whether you call it All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos, or just the next cool thing after Halloween, the beginning of November is a special, spiritually charged time...

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City of Neighborhoods: Documenting the Real St. Louis The real St. Louis is not a monumental, rigidly ordered planned community; it’s messy, with streets lined with undulating rooflines, the occasional architectural oddity, and plenty of grit.

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Halloween Trick Before Halloween Treat Jokes for kids to use as tricks on Halloween

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5 Things You Should Be Buying at Seafood City Right Now Seafood City in U City is an experience for anyone with even a passing interest in unusual food and condiments.

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Pick a Pumpkin or Go for the Goblin Great St. Louis spots to celebrate the season

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Five Indulgent Recipes from St. Louis Chefs for National Chocolate Day Sometimes, we all take a break from our diets and indulge. And what better day to do that than today, National Chocolate Day? Check out these five indulgent recipes, featuring today’s superstar ingredient, from local St. Louis chefs.

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Seven Questions with Artist Katie Lochhead If you’re a reader of SLM or the arts blog, you’ve seen her stuff—her intricate pen-and-ink drawing was featured on the cover of John Donavan’s “Bernadette” EP, which we covered a few months ago.

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JoeBon's First Look: Olive Street Cafe SLM dining critic Joe Bonwich discovers a new breakfast and lunch spot in Chesterfield.

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10 Halloween Safety Tips from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department As you prepare your best costumes and buy candy for trick-or-treaters, make sure you and your kids are on the same page about Halloween safety.

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Hollywood Hills Halloween, October 25 Partygoers attended a Hollywood-inspired, upscale Halloween event inside Cafe Eau at The Chase Park Plaza. Guests enjoyed complimentary Dos Equis and a live band. Costume prizes were awarded to the best-dressed men and women.

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Cardinals Nation Mourns the Death of Oscar Taveras On May 31, Cardinals fans got a treat: Oscar Taveras had been called up from the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. In his second career at-bat, against the San Francisco Giants, he belted a solo home run...

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Three Tidbits: Monday's Dorm Room Repast, A Hiro's Welcome, Peeved at Pepper Mills INSIDER TIP

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Ask George: How big of a problem is thievery in restaurants, with customers taking silverware, coffee mugs, and the like? Dining Editor George Mahe expounds upon the frequency of customer thievery in restaurants.

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October's Ins, Outs, and Almosts Restaurant openings, closings, and "coming soons" in St. Louis for October 2014.

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Conspicuous Consumption: MaryAnn's Tea Room SLM contributor Byron Kerman switches dining gears and visits a tea room in St. Louis' Central West End.

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Get in the Spirit With These Local Halloween-Themed Fun Runs and 5Ks In the Halloween spirit? Race other goblins and ghouls in these five Halloween-themed fun runs and 5Ks.

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Birdman: Michael Keaton Stages a High-Flying Comeback Despite the savage jabs it makes at show business—especially at actors’ bottomless craving for validation—"Birdman" never seems mean-spirited.

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St. Louis' Top Five Parks for Kids Treetop Playground at Shaw Park

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A Paleo-Friendly Meal Plan A guide to cooking a delicious, Paleo diet-friendly meal.

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A Review of Three Mid-Priced Japanese Chef Knives In need of a well-made chef's knife that's also entry level-priced? Read on.

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The Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in St. Louis: October 24–26 This weekend, laugh with comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Brian Regan, see Dirty Dancing come to life, catch an NBA game, and more.

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YLANG YLANG to Reopen in Ladue on October 24 This Friday, fine designer jewelry boutique YLANG YLANG will open its doors in its new home within Ladue's Colonial Marketplace after months of construction.

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Seven Questions with Singer Casey Bazzell Our Thursday "7 Questions," series rolls on; this week, we chat with Casey Bazzell of The Dam Dams.

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Three DIY "Frozen" Halloween Costumes For Every Skill Level If you're on a budget (or all the Frozen costumes are already sold out), here's some fun do-it-yourself kids costume ideas from the blogosphere to inspire you.

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Table Talk with Chef Adam Gnau, October 21 Chef Adam Gnau created a one-of-a-kind menu at Acero that paired perfectly with Stella Artois, 312 Urban Pale Ale, Matilda, Goose Island Oktoberfest, and Muddy Imperial Stout.

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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Easily made, this soup is perfect for our fall and winter weather. Serve it with a hearty bread and salad and dinner is on the table in no time.

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Design Alert: Reimagined Wing Chairs The traditional wing chair found in a zillion country clubs and in front of even more fireplaces has taken a rather snazzy turn.

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On the Market: 1939 Kirkwood Colonial Revival Home for Sale Set back on the corner of Kirkwood Road and East Essex, this white brick beauty is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Culture Vulture: Ira Glass and Dancers, The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, and Jim the Wonder Dog Ira Glass will not be kicking up his heels and dancing at the Edison Theater in about a week. He will be there, however, sharing stories in the beloved style of his This American Life radio show, and those stories will be limned by limbs, so to speak.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Sleep Habits (And Lose Weight While You're At It) Move over, diet and exercise. There’s a new weight loss strategy on the scene, and it is so easy, you can do it in your sleep.

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The Katherine Dunham Museum: Saving the Legacy of a True Renaissance Woman The term “Renaissance Man” is a cliché term nowadays. But every so often, a man, or in this case, a great woman, comes along who very much deserves that title: Katherine Dunham, who devoted much of the last four decades of her life to East St. Louis.

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The Top 10 Halloween Events in St. Louis Once upon a time, little kids got to have all the fun for Halloween. No longer! Here are 10 worthy ways to spend the scariest of holidays...

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Coming (really) Soon... Sugarfire Pies in Olivette Sugarfire Pies should open at 9200 Olive in Olivette within a week.

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Get Your Dress for (A Lot) Less at Wedding Gallery's Upcoming Gown Sale Looking for a gorgeous bridal gown on a budget? Make plans to stop by local bridal boutique the Wedding Gallery's St. Louis and St. Charles locations for a giant gown sale this Friday through Sunday.

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Mike Jones Says the Math Might Not Add Up For St. Louis County Executive Candidate Steve Stenger Mike Jones, County Executive Charlie Dooley’s senior political adviser, will most likely be out of a job when the next County Executive is sworn in. But Jones thinks it will be Republican candidate Rick Stream selecting a new cabinet...

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Saint Louis Fashion Fund Gala St. Louis stylemakers came together at Union Station for the inaugural Saint Louis Fashion Fund Gala. Fashion editor Derek Blasberg and supermodel Karlie Kloss were honored for their contributions.

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Red Velvet Ball, October 18 The internationally acclaimed piano sensation Lang Lang joined the STL Symphony and David Robertson to perform Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Red Velvet Ball.

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