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April 2019

St. Louis Magazine’s April issue is out now, and the cover story features an in-depth look at the proposed city-county merger. Read about what Better Together is suggesting, what’s worked elsewhere, and what no one’s talking about. Also inside: a floral-inspired spring fashion portfolio; the top dentists in St. Louis, as chosen by their peers; and the truth about hoarding. And don’t miss the newest edition of St. Louis Family magazine, highlighting 10 new ways to enjoy the best summer ever.

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ILLUSTRATION BY JOEL KIMMEL

The appeal of authentic street food goes beyond its price, according to Anthony Bourdain. Read more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

"The easy choice is to flock to the coasts—but if I care about the place that cared about me, I’m going to go back to it. Besides, I like it here," says Hall, a Granite City native, lawyer, venture capitalist, and economic developer. Read more

News

The Poynter Institute, the organization behind the Pulitzer Prize, once grew so frustrated with the dueling pronunciations, it polled a few real Pulitzers. Read more

History

Zac Brown Band, Bon Iver, Aziz Ansari, Maggie Rogers, and more are coming to town. Read more

Culture

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Photo by Jai Mayhew

Add some whimsy to your wardrobe with complex florals, muted shades, and sumptuous fabrics. Read more

Features

The all-but-comprehensive compendium by Steve Pick and Amanda E. Doyle begins with the rattles, drums, and flutes of Cahokia’s Mississippian culture and progresses all the way through 2017 to Old Salt Union. Read more

Culture

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Dine at Dave Bailey's new bubbles-based bar and restaurant, check out Mike del Pietro's latest spot, try a fried Oreo on a stick, and more. Read more

Dining

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Photo by Akihiko Suda

The fan favorite is now the major league batting coach with his onetime team, Japan’s Orix Buffaloes. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Despite our city’s rich French heritage, great croissants haven’t been readily available here until fairly recently. Read more

Dining

The total crimes committed in all St. Louis neighborhoods in 2018 is down six percent from 2017. Read more

News

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

"[Mike Del Pietro] trusts me—when he says it’s my kitchen, he means it—and I respect him for that," says Adams. Read more

Dining

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Photography by William Youngblood

Donish's second collection "The Year of the Femme" was the winner of the 2018 Iowa Poetry Prize. Read more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Jones lives above her Cherokee Street shop. “I wanted to be in a place where everyone was a lot younger than me,” she says. “They can take phenomenal chances." Read more

Style

Who hoards? We all do. Some of us hoard praise; some hoard fun; some hoard shoes. But when hoarding becomes a disorder, excess and friendly clutter are weaponized. Read more

Features

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

“I thought I was going to be teaching people to play,” says Ed Rataj, a former lawyer and the founder of the chess program at Peter & Paul Community Services’ shelter. “I never beat Eduardo. Never once." Read more

News

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Here's where you can find belt bags in St. Louis. Read more

Style

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Woolf ensured The Rep wasn’t turning out “cookie-cutter material” by “really investing in people and artists who bring new vision and new ways of looking at shows.” Read more

Theater

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Thailand, which borders Laos, shares dishes and ingredients with the small landlocked Southeast Asian country, so Han Lao offers dishes inspired by both. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

St. Louis Browns president Robert Lee Hedges created Ladies’ Day in 1912, offering free entry with a male escort. Read more

History

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Aaron Martinez highlights the traditionally spring vegetable in homage to his culinary travels in Belgium. Read more

Dining