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May 2019

St. Louis Magazine’s May issue is out now, and the cover story highlights some of the region’s best street food. Discover 50 spots serving fresh, fast, local cuisine. Also inside: our annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, the Chase’s next chapter, and a conversation with down-to-earth diva Kim Massie. And don’t miss the newest edition of Design STL, featuring the latest in outdoor living.

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Some of the region's most popular restaurants started out on wheels. Read more

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For those looking to grab a quick bite, here’s all you need to know about meals and wheels. Read more

Dining

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via Flickr/Paul Sableman

Elle King comes to The Pageant, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs 'Symphonie Fantastique,' Cherokee Street celebrates Cinco de Mayo, and more Read more

Culture

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Fresh, fast, sandwiches, burritos, bowls, and bubble tea Read more

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

"Indian Ball" is a practical way to play baseball even if you don't have enough players to field a team. Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Courtesy of The Chase

In 2017, Royal Sonesta took over operations of the historic Central West End hotel. And the new owners are hoping to restore the property to its early 20th century elegance. Read more

Features

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Schulze dropped out of Saint Louis University to run his first restaurant, Red Oak Biscuits. Read more

Dining

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Check out Quattro Trattoria & Pizzeria, Cobalt Smoke & Sea, West End Grill & Pub, and more Read more

Dining

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Kevin A. Roberts

On the menu, diners will find kebabs, dolma, and gyros as well as Sultān pilau, a Kurdish specialty, and Musakhan, a Palestinian dish. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

Teens were crazy about the place, perhaps because it sounded so daring. It wasn’t, though. The restaurant hosted milk-drinking contests, for goodness’ sake. Read more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Restaurateur Bernadette Faasen transformed her Woodsmoke BBQ restaurant into the new concept, which rethinks surf-and-turf. Read more

First Bite

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Kevin A. Roberts

A French restaurant in a neighborhood that exudes early St. Louis history is welcome. The fact that it’s of such high caliber is even nicer. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

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Kevin A. Roberts

Chef Chris McKenzie keeps fat in the burger to a minimum, which means crispier, crunchier edges—what burger aficionados call the “meat skirt.” Read more

Dining

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Back then, dogs were a regular fixture in taverns, because they kept burglars at bay. Read more

History

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Everybody here has added something, a technique or a recipe,” says Kalen McAllister, the bakery’s founder. Read more

Dining

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Kevin A. Roberts

In January, The Beale on Broadway—Massie's go-to weekly gig spot—closed after an 18-year run. Grief didn’t idle the dynamic singer, though; she’s now at Atomic Cowboy. Read more

Music

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

"It’s fun to challenge yourself by looking at something that’s not hair and saying, 'How do I turn this into hair?'" says Ford. Read more

Style

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Cat-eye, round, square, octagon and other frame shapes are available to suit your every mood. Read more

Style

Valente was interested in switching up the typical road trip narrative by featuring women. Read more

Literature