February 2015

SLM February 2015 Cover

St. Louis Magazine’s February issue is out now, and it’s all about pizza! Discover 50 slices of heaven, from St. Louis-style to deep dish, Provel to mozzarella. Also inside: a look at the municipal system in St. Louis, a conversation with new County Executive Steve Stenger, and more. Pick up your copy today!

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Matt McGehee and his crew at ALLGLASS Window Cleaning dress up as superheroes to make sick kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital smile. You might see McGehee and Scott Bowman (pictured) scaling the hospital in costume again soon. more

Feb 2, 2015 8:00 AM News


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Today might be as exciting a time as ever for Champagne. It’s no longer considered a beverage only for celebratory times but instead is treated equally alongside its still counterparts at the dinner table... more

Feb 2, 2015 8:00 AM Dining 1 Comments


Illustration by Britt Spencer

My hypothesis: The local pronunciations of words such as Gravois (the last syllable sounding like the “oy” in oy vey) and Chouteau (like “show-tow”) are intended to help us identify and weed out snooty outsiders like you. more

Feb 2, 2015 8:00 AM News


Courtesy of Tom + Chee

When the investors on Shark Tank get behind an idea, it often sells like gangbusters. So it was with Tom + Chee, a restaurant concept based on tomato soup and grilled-cheese sandwiches... more

Feb 2, 2015 8:00 AM Dining


Illustration by Todd Detwiler

David Alper’s glass pipes range from a simple bowl with a stem to elaborate multichambered rainbow-colored creations that are emblematic of the cosmic journeys some users might hope to take. Here’s how he makes the magic happen. more

Jan 27, 2015 9:04 AM News


Illustration by Karolina Burdon

Texting while driving certainly isn’t a good idea, but it’s still legal in Missouri—at least in some places—if you’re over 21... more

Jan 26, 2015 11:47 AM News


Illustration by Karolina Burdon

Once upon a time, talk about ordinances and zoning codes might turn to a humorous anecdote about how a town capped the height of grass at 6 inches. That was before the fallout from Ferguson put a new filter on any analysis of public policy... more

Jan 26, 2015 11:45 AM News

Leaders agree that improving the municipal court system would be an important step in healing the region—but there’s little agreement about what that change should look like. Here are two views... more

Jan 26, 2015 11:43 AM News

Though not known for music, Jeff and Randy Vines of STL-Style have put T-shirts on the backs of many local bands. Their shop was once home to the Way Out Club, and they occasionally throw parties with live music... more

Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM Culture


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Last year, veteran bartender Tom Halaska and business partner Tatyana Telnikova opened ArtBar on Cherokee Street, where patrons can sip a cocktail while gazing at a gallery wall, playing Super Nintendo, or laughing at live comedy... more

Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM Dining


Photography courtesy of BET Network

Not to make you feel old, but Nelly recently turned 40. As he enters middle age, Cornell Haynes Jr. has settled into a second career as a reality TV personality. more

Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM News


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

This shop stars local talent more

Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM Culture


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Tameka Stigers’ business, a storefront on Delmar east of Skinker, is called Locs of Glory—inspired by the biblical verse that hair is a woman’s glory. There’s double poetry in the name... more

Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM News


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Maybe the strip of Macklind where Grapeseed is located, where the joints are jumpin’ on any given night, needs its own nickname: Mackingham, Mackelberger, Fink-Mack… more

Jan 23, 2015 10:30 AM Restaurant Reviews

Nick Cave’s first Soundsuit was made of twigs gathered from the ground in Chicago’s Grant Park. Created in response to the Rodney King beating, it was magical, protective, and transformative... more

Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM Culture


Photography by Whitney Curtis

Josh Tiff was in military intelligence, Matt Lovasz in special operations for the Ballwin police. Now they spend their days scrubbing up blood, feces, and melted flesh. more

Jan 16, 2015 2:23 PM News 1 Comments

Jan 16, 2015 9:31 AM


Illustration by Joel Kimmel

When it comes to pizza, our dining editor has a theory: People typically prefer what they ate while growing up. Native Chicagoans will always crave deep dish, New Yorkers will forever fold their slices... more

Jan 16, 2015 9:25 AM News


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

On June 25, John Durnell and Richard Eaton donned black suits and colorful bow ties, then entered St. Louis City Hall in secret through a side door. What sounds like the opening sequence of a spy movie was actually the setup for a wedding. more

Jan 16, 2015 9:24 AM News 2 Comments