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May 2017

St. Louis Magazine’s May issue is out now, and the cover story highlights great weekend getaways. Discover scenic small towns, dining destinations, roadside detours, and much more. Also inside: a look back at the late, great Chuck Berry; our annual Excellence in Nursing Awards; and a profile of musician Pokey LaFarge, whose new album comes out this May. And don’t miss the newest edition of St. Louis At Home, featuring the latest in outdoor living. Pick up your copies today!

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

What's new and notable this month more

Dining

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Photography by Danny Clinch

People were too busy dancing to hear the mastery behind those simple rock ’n’ roll lyrics. more

Music

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Photography by Violet Shaw Oman

Peek met Berry at the Casa Loma Ballroom in 1958. Their friendship endured for six decades and countless concerts, with Peek playing Berry’s last show, a 2014 Blueberry Hill gig. more

Music

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ILLUSTRATION BY MATT LEHMAN

The seafood spot was once located in a former Dairy Queen before moving to Kirkwood. more

Dining

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Kevin A. Roberts

Café Napoli and Randall's are among the local places to look. more

Dining

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Kevin A. Roberts

How Cajun chef Travis Parfait became a St. Louis pitmaster and created a crossover restaurant with partner Pam Melton more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Cook with cattails, put some beer in your brownies, and eat your way to wellness. more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The space has held a Korean restaurant on and off for more than 20 years. more

Dining

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The owners of Robust open St. Louis’ first gastrobar. more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The CWE stalwart that recently moved to the county seat. more

Restaurant Reviews

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

An artist’s palette of tomatillos, smoky speck, sourdough “ash” bread, and wood-grilled oyster mushrooms cooked in beef tallow—all served atop a canvas of snowy crema more

Dining

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Photography courtesy of The Pat Connolly Tavern

A look back at life in St. Louis in 1942 more

History

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Whether in midair or encircled by a flaming hula hoop, Kelley keeps people on their toes. more

Culture

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Photo by Wesley Law

St. Louis' new circuit attorney on crime, community, and change more

Politics

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ILLUSTRATION BY JOEL KIMMEL

Drive beyond the city limits, turn off the interstate, and let up on the gas. Look beyond the surface, and you’ll discover more within reach than you ever dreamed. All you need is a tank of gas and an open mind. more

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

St. Louis Sage remembers the legend. more

St. Louis Sage

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Courtesy of CityArchRiver

The reimagined park will have more greenspace—but the same familiar statue at the heart of it. more

Economy & Innovation

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Illustration by Todd Detwiler

The Curiosity rover has explored Mars for the past five years. This May, its mission's mobility scientist will share some new findings here in St. Louis. more

Economy & Innovation

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

He’s appeared on America’s Got Talent, at the House of Blues, and everywhere in between. more

Culture

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

As a kid, Dwayne Hilton dreamed of playing organ for the Cardinals. more

Sports