June 2015

St. Louis Magazine June 2015

St. Louis Magazine’s June issue is out now, and the cover story is all about the great outdoors. Read about 50 ways to get in touch with nature, from hiking to biking, climbing to camping. Also inside: five drive-worthy new spots, a conversation with World Wide Technology's Jim Kavanaugh, and much more. Pick up your copy today!


Get Outside: 50 ways to try something new in the great outdoors


Summer Escapes: New attractions within a few hours' drive

The Last Lemp: Is Andrew Paulsen a flesh-and-blood descendant of St. Louis' famous family—or a pretender to the throne?

Life Through a Lens: The Big Picture Project gives back through photography.


Exploring A City By Bike


Inside Garfield Place Apartments: An apartment building for the newly formerly homeless.

Under the Big Top | Circus Flora Show: Circus Flora returns for another season.

One Way Out | St. Louis Room Escape: Trapped in a room with strangers

Inside Info: Roller Girl Kayla Seiber: "Everyone likes watching people fall down."

David Holmes hosts new program “American Canvas”: Dave Holmes shows us things we didn’t know we wanted to see.

Airport Contraband: Security!


Q&A: A conversation with World Wide Technology's Jim Kavanaugh

Think Again | As the Earth Day Turns: The political environment has seen quite a climate change over the decades.

Notebook | Cold Stone and Fire at City Museum: A work in progress, "From the Ashes" is keeping Bob Cassilly's spirit alive.

Snapshot: The Merry Groomsmen


All Tied Up: Colorful ties (and complementary cufflinks) that make a statement.

Ask Helene: Helene's picks for the perfect bag, pool or beach-side.

A New Tide: Pret-à-Surf will soon debut at Lusso in Clayton.

Keep Your Cool: These summertime essentials will help you stay stylish.


The Dish | Giant Rice Paper Wrap at Lona's LiL Eats: Our favorite item at Lona’s LiL Eats in Fox Park.

Review | The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.: Kevin Nashan brings a taste of the coast to Benton Park.

First Bite | Tazé Mediterranean Street Food: A taste of the Mediterranean comes to Wash. Ave.

A La Carte | Fancy Fries: Elevating the humble spud

Eat at Joe's | Social Gastropub: Edwardsville gastropub offers many worthy menu options

The Five Hottest Dining Spots in St. Louis This June: What's new and notable across the metro area

What's News | Schnucks in Des Peres: A restaurantlike experience next to the produce aisle

Hot Seat | Lucky Buddha's René Cruz: Chef René Cruz cooks things that make him smile

Nightcap | Drink Pink: It's time to reconsider rosé.

Memory Lane | Jack Carl's 2¢ Plain: It wasn’t a kosher delicatessen, but it thrived.


On Beyond Genre | Animal Children: Drummer Kaleb Kirby's latest project is a jazz project—just not a "jazz-jazz" project.

"Bar Rescue, St. Louis": It’d be rude to say that any current clubs could use improvements, but we can tap back into time for some contenders, can’t we?

Angels and 8-Tracks: Jabari Asim’s new novel is a sad, funny, joyous romp through North City in the early ’70s.

New Books for June | Read These Now: A "comic opera," a speculative history of an epic American war, and an ecopoetic trek down the Mississippi River.


Who’s the Sauciest?: Do St. Louisans really consume the most barbecue sauce in the nation?


Kevin A. Roberts

With the opening of Taze Mediterranean Street Food this month at 626 Washington Av, here are 29 additional restaurants we'd recommend in the downtown area. Read more



Photo by Colin Suchland

This June, see Tame Impala at The Pageant, visit Twangfest, and more. Read more



Photography by Paul Nordmann

A guided tour of the North Riverfront Trail Read more

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Photography courtesy of The Battlegrounds

Struggle in the mud. Recover with wine. Read more

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Illustrations by Peter Sucheski

If you gave some 10-year-olds a bin of random sports equipment and told them to invent a game, they might come up with something like hurling. It’s like baseball, if everyone on the field had bats... Read more

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Our staff's favorite outdoor patios, date night locations, movie nights, classes and festivals for this summer. Read more

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Illustrations courtesy of John James Audubon/

The 100-year old Audubon Society knows its wrens from its robins Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

To save Dad's bar, these brothers built a dreamy field. Read more

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Photography by Taylor Reed

With its Garden Of The Gods, Shawnee National Forest is the perfect place to commune with nature Read more

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Photography courtesy of

Four outdoor enthusiasts share their favorite retreats Read more

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Whether you're rock climbing or fly fishing, grab the best gear for all your outdoor summer activities. Read more

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Patrick Van Der Tuin knows bikes. The executive director of nonprofit BWorks, he’s provided cycles and taught biking basics to thousands of St. Louis kids, including his 14-month-old son, who’s already traded the baby walker... Read more

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Trade in the irons. Pick up some discs. Scott Galvin, president of the River City Flyers disc golf club, made the switch more than two decades ago, and he hasn’t looked back. Read more

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You’ll find lyrical descriptions in D.H. Lawrence novels, but for more practical guidance, we went to master naturalist Susan Harbaugh. Read more

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Toss the accelerant. Kick aside that chimney starter. Paul Leicht, a former Scoutmaster who’s now the Gravois Trail district commissioner, played Prometheus for us. Here’s his method. Read more

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Mike May, who describes himself as “a climbing bum,” gave us a tutorial on slacklining, the sport in which people walk on not-so-tight ropes suspended between trees. Read more

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Photography courtesy of Top of the Rock

A pro-worthy par-3 course near Branson Read more



Photography courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Art, architecture, and nature converge at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Read more



Photography courtesy of Andrew Fredricks/MB Real Estate

Chicago's Millennium Park gets a worthy neighbor. Read more



Photography courtesy of Schlitterbahn

Facing the world's tallest waterslide Read more