December 2013

Restaurants and reflections more

The word is out about the Coravin. The device was released earlier this year to rave reviews. With a hollow needle and a pressurized argon-gas valve, it allows one to withdraw small amounts of wine... more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It is, well, yes, a food court. At lunch, one ambles through the yawning space of Central Table Food Hall, pausing to consider the offerings at multiple stations: pizza, sandwiches, sushi; a raw ba... more

Restaurant Reviews

Future Hockey Hero more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It is, certainly, a lovely room, elegant in its simplicity. Panorama, the new restaurant inside the Saint Louis Art Museum’s East Building, has an all-glass wall on its north side, although there a... more


Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, German, Der Reichstag?, 2013, Images courtesy of Stih & Schnock, copyright 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

German artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock , 2012–13 Washington University Freund Fellows, dug into St. Louis’ German culture during their time here and found some startling stories connecting... more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

“Twenty-five years ago a small group of friends came together to help seven people they knew and loved battling HIV/AIDS… They took to their kitchens, the heart of any home, and began to cook.” As ... more


Photograph by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Certain figures from the Great Depression—dark-jawed hobos and apple-sellers, Dorothea Lange’s Okie mother, touching her chin as if noticing a toothache, comforting her small and rumpled daughters—... more



Illustration by Scotty Reifsnyder

Deciphering businesses' many confusing monikers more


Illustration by Andrew Rae

Debating the Classics more


Photography courtesy of Curt Dennison

Rollin' on the River more


Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

Abandoned, restored, deserted, resurrected, abandoned again: If ever a landmark needed a developer with a compelling vision, it’d be this one. more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

On the newly formed Alliance of Black Art Galleries. more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

So Many Dynamos expands its ranks, evolves its sound, and preps to put out a new record, <i>Safe With Sound</i>. more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

St. Louis’ city magazine turns 50 on the cusp of St. Louis’ 250th birthday. The coincidence is fitting, albeit a bit arbitrary: Like the region’s own past, the magazine’s days of yore were full of ... more


Courtesy of Lululemon

In early November, popular activewear brand Lululemon Athletica opened its second St. Louis location in the midst of the Central West End (13 Maryland Plaza, Several years ago, befo... more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It’s possible that downtown St. Louis already had enough steakhouses and that their prime clientele lives farther west. When former Cardinals superstar Jim Edmonds realized his namesake steakhouse ... more



Photography by Alise O’Brien

Getting exactly what you want takes time—and determination. more

Interior Design

We asked St. Louisans from a wide range of occupations, “What is it you can’t live without?” Their answers might just surprise you. more