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November 2018

St. Louis Magazine’s November issue is out now, and it highlights 50 reasons to love St. Louis now. Read about how our region’s becoming more global, equitable, creative, philanthropic, and livable. Also inside: the metro region’s best lawyers, as chosen by their peers, tales from extreme adventurers, and Soldiers Memorial reimagined.

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Photography by J.B. McCourtney, courtesy of Joy Williams Papers, Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Washington University

Joy Williams was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and she won rave reviews from great writers like Truman Capote and Harold Brodkey. Read more

Literature

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Photo by Justin Barr/STL From Above

How our region’s becoming more global, equitable, creative, philanthropic, and livable Read more

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“Romeo & Juliet,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Christina Aguilera, and more Read more

Culture

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

The new works are what’s needed “for a theater to be really rich and alive,” says Tom Ridgely, the festival’s executive producer. Read more

Performing Arts

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

The sister restaurant to Retreat Gastropub has customers anxiously anticipating their first bites of celeb chef/consultant Richard Blais’ splashy, colorful menu. Read more

First Bite

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

The name 50/Fifty is both a game plan and an ethos: a menu that’s half for carnivores and half for vegetarians, with a nudge to encourage the former to become  a bit more like the latter. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Was it an act of generosity, a polite prank, or an exercise in one-upmanship? Read more

St. Louis Sage

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

"I know a leader who leads through email, and he feels he’s a great communicator," says Lefton. "I think eventually that’s gonna bite him." Read more

News

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

A century-old dry goods store has been handsomely repurposed into a space that balances the atmosphere of a thoroughly enjoyable after-work pub with the sensibilities of an informal restaurant. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

Host a party and make your own blend with these house-made hooch tips. Read more

Dining

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Don't miss new hot spots like Yellowbelly, Savage, Han Lao, 58hundred, and a new iteration of Gringo. Read more

Dining

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The St. Louis Flyers, a minor league hockey team, played for fourteen seasons, from 1928–1942. Read more

History

A library, Orlean says, “is the essence of the sharing economy: It is owned by all of us.” Read more

Literature

Choose your own cinematic adventure during the 10-day festival this November. Read more

Fairs and Festivals

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Courtesy of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

After a two-year, $30 million renovation funded by anonymous donors, the museum will open with a new exhibition "St. Louis in Service." Read more

Architecture

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Photography by J.B. McCourtney, courtesy of Joy Williams Papers, Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Washington University

Joy Williams was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and she won rave reviews from great writers like Truman Capote and Harold Brodkey. Read more

Literature

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

Burnt ends are available as part of a brisket platter or piled on a toasted Vitale Bakery bun at this Ellisville spot. Read more

Dining

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

"Today, people’s tastes and palates have become more vegetable- and plant-focused, so it made sense for the focus to be more 50/50, proteins and vegetables," says Del Pietro. Read more

Dining

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

What goes around comes back around. Read more

Style

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Kevin A. Roberts

Terry Wedding is also the co-founder of Grafton Towboat Days, happening November 3–4, an annual festival where families can learn more about life on the Mississippi. Read more

Fairs and Festivals