February 2005

What do you do and where do you go when it is time to clean out the house? Here’s a complete guide to selling, donating and recycling your way to a fresh start Read more

These are St. Louis' most audacious, interesting and wacky cases—those that set a precedent, drew the attention of the nation or marked a significant turning point in St. Louis history. Read more

Photograph courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society’s Photographs and Prints Collection Karl Knodel founded Knodel’s Bakery in 1901 after he arrived in St. Louis from Germany as a young man. This p... Read more


By Christy Marshall One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Saint Louis Art Museum opened its doors and started displaying its treasures. Now ranked as one of the finest art museums in the country,... Read more

By Susan Caba Photograph by Mark Gilliland Shoes are the ideal lovers, says my friend and fellow writer Catherine Rankovic. “They cover for you, bring out your best, make you feel self-assured, awake... Read more

By Matt Berkley Vanessa Summers is a woman who hasn’t done it all yet—the key word being “yet.” Still only in her early 30s, Summers has crossed the globe and taken on a variety of careers. As a teen... Read more

By Traci Angel Local company Holland Mills LLC is spicing up foods across the region. Its Fallen Angel sauces and Sun Drenched spice rubs are winning culinary awards nationwide because of tasty and un... Read more

Looking for the comfort of a warm, handmade roll on a cold day? Here are the 10 best places in town for baked goods, from bread to brownies. Read more

By Traci Angel St. Louis’ creep westward has proved to be a huge boost for the burg of St. Peters. More than 57,000 people make their home there today, up from 486 in 1970, and the number is still gro... Read more

Freshman guard, Saint Louis University By Mike Rainey The key to success for Brad Soderberg and the Billikens is to keep top local talent from fleeing the city for perceived greener pastures elsewhere... Read more

By Sarah Kliff Start with the St. Louis Steamers, add two new owners, subtract the uniforms and what do you get? An equally innovative and shocking advertising campaign that is working to resurrect in... Read more

The Goralnik household cleverly combines collections, art and plenty of heart Read more

By Alexi Zentner Broken hearts can now be mended. Lafayette Square’s dearly departed Chocolate Bar is reincarnated and significantly improved, with a full bar and a less scattershot approach toward de... Read more

By Archbishop Raymond Burke During the coldest spell of last winter, on the occasion of my installation as Archbishop of St. Louis on January 26, 2004, I received a very warm welcome to the city and t... Read more

For a delightful lunch or a romantic and gracious evening meal, Villa Farotto offers a unique “all-in-one” approach By Dave Lowry Photograph by Katherine Bish Gumbo Flats, the bottomland west of Chest... Read more

I grew up in St. Louis and now live in California. When I order an ice cream sundae, I pronounce sundae “sunduh” and blame it on my St. Louis colloquialism. Can you confirm this, or do I just have bad... Read more

By Alexi Zentner With football season over, using the JumboTron is out of the question. Instead, try taking your honey to one of these romantic restaurants. February is a good month to get engaged, si... Read more

There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles. —Anonymous Read more

By Ann Lemons Photograph by Katherine Bish I came late to the pleasures of bread pudding. It was on a visit to New Orleans, where it’s lodged deep in the city’s fabulous food traditions and everybody’... Read more

If we look behind the commercial malaise to our creative heart—our rich and varied cultural institutions—we find the entrepreneurial spirit of that fabled World's Fair more vibrant than ever. Read more