St. Louis Magazine http://www.stlmag.com/downloads/223138/download/WillieDyson_0027.jpg?cb=db430b17b29f893d8dfa4d959a7502b5 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. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:52:05 GMT Helene's Wish List: Burberry Snakeskin T-Bar Sandals As I began transitioning my closet from summer this past weekend, I took note of the many pairs of virtually unworn high, high heels in my closet. Some, in fact, were never worn. How tantalizing those towering heels were in the store..

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Three Tidbits: A Bit About Butchery, Brunch at Whitebox Eatery, and a Beef About Coursing Food SLM dining editor George Mahe discusses an artisan butcher shop, a new eatery, and servers who pile too many plates onto too small of a table.

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Kirkwood Journalism Staff Assails Pennsylvania School District's Actions Kirkwood High School unveiled its new journalism wing in August, part of a $2.8 million renovation that includes upgrades for the band and Alternatives Toward Learning and Success programs...

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A Don't Miss Event: Whiskey in the Winter, Tickets On Sale Now Whiskey in the Winter sold out in its first year (800 attendees) as well as its second (1200 attendees). The event this year will be held on November 22.

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Ozzie’s Sports Bar & Grill Takes Over Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at Lumiere Place Oh, the intrigue...

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KaleidoHope KaleidoHope was an evening of inspiration, celebration, and imagination benefiting Gateway to Hope at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Shop Indie Arts and Crafts at Strange Folk Festival This Weekend This weekend, 150 crafters, artists, and curators of vintage items from around the country will converge on O’Fallon Community Park for the ninth annual Strange Folk Festival.

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Ask George: When a restaurant goes out of business, what happens to its unused gift cards? Ask George: When a restaurant goes out of business, what happens to its unused gift cards?

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

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Been There? Shrimp & Bayou Classics SLM dining critic Dave Lowry discovers Bayou Classics--literally--down south, in Springfield, Missouri.

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The Boxtrolls: Down, Down to Goblin Town "The Boxtrolls" is a wonder to behold, dense with exquisite detail and droll touches that create an enveloping, almost tactile world.

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Three St. Louis Farms to Go Apple-Picking This Weekend in St. Louis Now that fall has officially begun, apple season is in full swing. A versatile fruit, apples are a good source of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease.

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The St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival Comes to Grand Center This weekend, get back in touch with St. Louis' musical heritage. The St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival takes over Grand Center, with old-school fiddles, contemporary songwriting, and workshops for those who enjoy making music and listening to it...

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St. Louis Family's Excellence in Education Awards Editor-in-chief Christy Marshall surprised the winners of St. Louis Family's inaugural Excellence in Education Awards in their schools and classrooms.

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Top 10 Most Interesting Wines By the Glass in STL Angela Ortmann (aka STLwinegirl) recommends ten wines available by the glass this season.

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The Top 5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26–28 This weekend, don your kilt for the St. Louis Scottish Games, enjoy live music at the St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival and Blues City Deli’s Streetfest, and more.

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Behold, My Aroma...Thanks to Blissoma Byron Kerman visits Blissoma's holistic beauty laboratory in Hyde Park, which has engineered, among other things, a unisex deodorant without toxic, multi-syllablic chemicals (and which you can pick up at the Best of Missouri Market next week).

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Seven Questions with Musicians Geoff Naunheim and Gabe Karabell of Bad Dates and Wild Hex Geoff Naunheim and Gabe Karabell share one workplace and two bands. That kind of proximity and creative relationship means they probably share a few other influences. Cassette tapes, for example: it’s their preferred method of releasing music.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Unveils New and Improved Emergency Department Waiting Room Earlier today, Barnes-Jewish Hospital opened a refurbished emergency department waiting room with an updated design and improved flow.

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Hungarian Goulash With Creamy Polenta With Asiago and Roasted Red Pepper This comforting dish is perfect for empty stomachs on chilly fall days.

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Design Alert: Wallpaper We have mentioned this before but we believe it bears repeating: Wallpaper is back, really back. It’s quite the rage.

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On the Market: Modern Living in a 1904 University City Townhouse What’s old can look new again and that’s certainly the case with this 3-story, 3,961-square-foot house in University City.

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"Drink Up-Tweet Up" at Campbell House This Friday Want a chance to drink from a silver julep cup once owned by Ulysses S. Grant? Then attend this event.

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For Pete's Sake School Dazed Trivia Night, September 20 For Pete's Sake hosted a "School Daze" Trivia at the Maryland Heights Community Center with complimentary drinks and snacks, raffles, a silent auction, and a fabulous dessert auction.

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Ghosts of the Stockyards: The Last Traces of National City National City once contained more cows and pigs than people. When the Armour Meat Packing Plant finally falls to make way for a new road, the old company town's erasure will be complete.

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Rams Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong on St. Louis, Sweetie Pie’s, and More Rams linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong came to St. Louis as most undrafted free agents come into the NFL: with relatively low expectations. But in his second year here, the former University of Miami standout has enjoyed great success...

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Tee For Tuition Golf Tournament, September 22 Golfers joined St. Louis Community College for its third-annual Tee For Tuition Golf Tournament at Tapawingo National Golf Club to raise money for scholarships for STLCC students.

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Taste of St. Louis, September 21 The 10th-annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis was held at The Chesterfield Amphitheater and featured Food Network celebrities Tyler Florence and Duff, the Ace of Cakes, plus Big Head Todd and the Monsters and The Urge.

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Former Crestwood Mall Still Sits Empty As City Awaits Word From Developer Mayor Gregg Roby and the city of Crestwood Board of Aldermen meet bi-weekly on Tuesday nights, and few meetings go by without a question or suggestion about the future of the former Crestwood Court...

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Imagine: St. Luke's Hospital Gala Guests joined St. Luke's Hospital for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and revelry to support the St. Luke's Hospital Center for Cancer Care.

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The Benefits of Applesauce Use applesauce as the star of the show in baked goods such as muffins, breads, pancakes, waffles, cakes or cheesecakes.

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Smalls Tea & Coffee Closes Up Shop (But New Plans Are in the Works) On Sunday afternoon, Smalls Tea & Coffee moved into the past tense; Cherokee’s micro-tea shop is officially done for business. Not just for the day, but for the forseeable future, as proprietor Lisa Govro moves her brand into a production niche.

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MOD Boutique to Open New Location in Ellisville This October, Two More Next Year in Missouri MOD, a chic and affordable fashion boutique, will be opening a third location on October 2 in Ellisville at 1352 Clarkson Clayton Center.

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200 Feet of Pure Meat: Belleville Bratwurst Bags Record To commemorate its 200th anniversary, the City of Belleville grilled a 200-foot bratwurst, a probable world's record.

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Best Restaurants 2014: Writers' Picks The dining team picks some of their favorite spots in St. Louis.

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Get the Look: Giuliana Rancic's Cropped Bob With Blonde Highlights While in Chicago last month, I spotted E! News personality Giuliana Rancic. For years, Rancic sported long locks with caramel highlights, but she recently opted for a blonde cropped bob instead—a look that many St. Louisans are adopting...

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The Ultimate Combo: Pulse Pizza Turns Beer Into Pizza Spent beer grains transformed into hearty, chewy pizza crust. Who knew?

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Ask George: Do you evaluate a restaurant by the cleanliness of its restrooms? SLM Dining Editor George Mahe offers some varying opinions about restaurant restroom cleanliness.

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Editor's Reflections: Teacher of the Year If you were lucky, you had a teacher who flicked on the light bulb and alerted you to the universe of wonder and learning. And if so, that one person made all the difference in your education. For me, it was my 11th grade English teacher...

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Growing Green Imagine grade school if Ranger Rick were the headmaster. The result might resemble Raintree School.

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Heavenly Sweets: Angel Baked Cookies Teenagers at Angel Baked Cookies are making more than desserts.

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It’s in the Bag The Moms design a handbag line tailored to busy women.

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On the Shelf Local authors give kids reasons to love their city.

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Helping Her Way A local woman launches a magazine for children with hearing loss.

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Life Study Empowering kids, one college degree at a time

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Fallen but Not Forgotten A new nonprofit aims to educate children of soldiers killed in combat.

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Into the Woods Camp Manitowa offers a fun-filled retreat for the kids of Ferguson.

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Back to the Earth Want your kids to be more eco-savvy? Send them here.

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Too Cool For School These toys and kits make learning fun.

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No Color William Dyson grew up black in a white family and learned about racial bias firsthand—but he learned a lot about love, too. Now, his experience is fodder for a growing music career.

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