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November 2011

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

You submitted nearly  300 singles nominations, which the SLM staff worked to narrow down to 12 finalists and 16 semifinalists. Then we opened things back up to readers online at stlmag.com, with ... more

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Photograph by Paul Piaget, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The SS Admiral was built in 1907 as the Albatross, Louisiana & Mississippi Valley Transfer Co.’s four-boiler steamboat; it transported railroad cars. Captain Joe Streckfus bought it in 1937, hiri... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Reading the world more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

How to spend wisely and drink well more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

728 Lafayette Soulard 314-436-7664 marketgrillsoulard.com Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat What began as yet another Soulard bar and grill (like we really needed that) was recently transformed... more

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Saffron 2137 Barrett Station Des Peres 314-965-3822 saffronstl.net Lunch and dinner daily Dress: Anything but that green Nehru jacket you refuse to part with Average Main Course: $15 ... more

ArtSounds 2011 presented by the Sheldon Art Galleries honored the Bellwether Foundation with a New Orleans inspired evening with great art, New Orleans-style music, signature cocktails and gourmet hors d'oeuvres catered by Russo's Catering. more

Guests enjoyed a night of literary fun at Texts and the City presented by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation that featured drinks, appetizers, music, and dancing to benefit the campaign for the restoration and renewal of Central Library. more

Clarkson Jewelers celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a private event at the Ellisville store. Guests viewed the lastest collections, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres alongside a demi-buffet and full bar from Table 3 and live music. more

Assistance League St. Louis held their fall fundraiser gala “Puttin’ on the Ritz” at the Ritz-Carlton that launched Assistance League’s 25th year of service to the St. Louis community. more

The 42nd Annual St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer Dinner was held at the Ritz-Carlton. The dinner raised funds for local cancer charities and featured legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight as keynote speaker and included retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. more

St. Louis Magazine and Harrah's St. Louis celebrated the grand opening of Kelly English Steakhouse with an exclusive event where guests experienced Chef Kelly's French-Creole cuisine. more

Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour of Ladue/Clayton was a self-guided tour of some of the area’s most fabulous kitchens. All proceeds benefit JDRF, the world leader in funding research to treat, cure and prevent diabetes. more

The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center hosted its ninth annual "Denim & Diamonds" event at the Chase Park Plaza to support the research and treatment provided to patients from all over the world. more

Stages St. Louis hosted its tenth annual Applause Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, a benefit to support the organizations' Education and Outreach Programs and the employment of St. Louis artists. more

Memory Care Home Solutions held its fifth annual Memories & Melodies Event at the Chase Park Plaza honoring Betty & David C. Farrell the 2011 Alzheimer's Community Service Awardees. more

Mike Shannon was among the guests at the 25th annual Pheast Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The longtime Cardinals broadcaster shared the story of his own battle with kidney disease. The event raised $150,000 for the prevention of kidney and urinary-tract diseases. In "Glitterati" (December 2011) we incorrectly stated that this event raised $45,000. That was the amount raised at the auction that evening. We sincerely regret the error. more

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Chocolate strawberry tortes, cream horns, brownies—and oh yeah, there’s a great tapas place a couple of doors down. more

Restaurant Reviews

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NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

How Sandra Magnus went from living in Belleville to living in space. more

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Photograph by David Torrence

Randy Burkett illuminates parks, museums, zoos—and their visitors. more