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s t. c h a r l e s : Arts, Shopping & Dining

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Spring 2019

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For more than 16 years, ALIVE has celebrated the makers, entrepreneurs and artists in St. Louis. GUIDED is a local, neighborhood-focused series showcasing shopping, dining, e d u c a t i o n a n d c u l t u r a l e x p e r i e n c e s i n a n e i g h b o r h o o d o f b e a u t y a n d c h a r a c t e r. R e a d e r s have the benefit of insider knowledge in the search for creatives who are making the city a d e s t i n a t i o n p o i n t f o r i n n o v a t i o n , c r e a t i v e c o u r a g e a n d o r i g i n a l i t y.

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Olde Town SPICE SHOPPE By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

T h i s 2 5 - y e a r- o l d s h o p m a y h a v e a q u a i n t

The shop also carries a wide variety of

feel, but its owners are on top of business

packaged dip mixes and spice rubs, soups, hot

trends—seasonings and condiments are a fast-

sauces, oils, vinegars, extracts and flavorings

g r o w i n g U . S . c u l i n a r y m a r k e t s e c t o r. I t ’s e a s y

in support of its mission to help customers

to become a shopping statistic the moment

better enjoy family and friends through food.

y o u e n t e r t h e d o o r, w i t h t a s t y p r o d u c t s r e a d i l y available on every jam-packed shelf and a

Its extensive selection of made-in-Missouri

n e v e r- e n d i n g s t re a m o f w o n d e r f u l a ro m a s .

food mixes celebrates the diversity of local producers—and if you’re buying for someone

T h e s h o p ’s o w n s a u c e s , m a r i n a d e s , h e r b s a n d

else, the “Shop Local” gift box is sure to be a

spice mixes are all hand-blended to ensure

hit. There are also non-food items ranging from

q u a l i t y a n d f r e s h n e s s . Te a d r i n k e r s w i l l f i n d a n

cookbooks and graters to spice racks—and even

impressive selection of loose-leaf and bagged

a b a r b e c u e c h e f ’s h a t f o r w a r m s p r i n g e v e n i n g s .

teas, along with teapots and other accessories.

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DI OLIVAS T he cold-pressed, low-acidity olive oils at this tasting emporium are always fresh. And don’t miss the 15 balsamic vine gars it car ries. 6 1 7 S . M A I N S T. 636.724.8282

APRIL’S on main and designs by ave T hese

side-by-side

eye-catching

décor,

shops

car r y

fur niture

and

accessories for homes of ever y size and style. 2 2 0 - 2 2 2 N . M A I N S T. 636.395.7605

ELEMENTS HERBOLOGY T he owner of this herbal apothecar y can help you discover herbs, teas, bath salts,

aromatherapy

products

and

gemstones tailored to your energ y. 3 4 0 S . M A I N S T. 636.896.4454 NO. 2

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555 FIRST CAPITOL DR.

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CORK & RIND By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

By

small-

vineyards. They’ve sourced hundreds of

production wines and cheeses, this shop in

showcasing

hand-crafted,

wines (plus spirits and craft beers) that fit

historic midtown St. Charles elevates artisan

into their vision.

products while expanding its customers’ p a l a t e s . M o s t i m p o r t a n t l y, i t d o e s i t a l l w i t h

The tasting room can be enjoyed on a walk-in

an uninhibited sense of discovery that makes

basis for à la carte snacks and drinks. Or you

every shopping trip a mini-adventure.

can purchase a tasting board—a selection of cheeses paired with either wines, beers

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Owners Michael and Elizabeth Kinney opened

or whiskeys. Groups of more than six are

Cork & Rind four years ago to highlight

encouraged to make reservations. For those

c o m p a n i e s w h o s e w i n e s a re n ’t p ro d u c e d o n a

who want to go deeper into the world of

large scale and might not be found in other

wine and cheese, Cork & Rind offers one-

stores in the area: family-owned businesses,

hour crash courses, as well as in-depth

estate-grown grapes and wineries using

traditional classes, and a wine club that

organic or biodynamic methods in their

includes exclusive, club-only tastings.

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Quintessential Dining & Nightlife Besides lively entertainment—nightly live music and weekend dancing— this venue offers a menu of favorites, from burgers to filet mignon. 1 4 9 N . M A I N S T. 636.443.2211

MAGPIE’S RESTAURANT Enjoy comfort food in one of the historic district’s oldest homes, plus a beautiful patio and frequent live perfor mances. 9 0 3 S . M A I N S T. 636.947.3883

Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas After a long day of shopping, revive with a glass of wine or signature cocktail and a refreshingly original Mediter ranean fusion menu. 3 2 5 S . M A I N S T. 636.724.3434 NO. 2

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Trailhead BREWING COMPANY By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser Among the 80-plus breweries listed by the S t . L o u i s B r e w e r s ’ G u i l d , Tr a i l h e a d i s o n e o f the elder statesmen. Established in 1995, it b r e w s s i x s t y l e s o f b e e r, w i t h a t o t a l o u t p u t o f around 925 barrels a year (at 31 gallons per barrel)—and most of that is consumed where i t ’s b r e w e d , a t t h e r e s t a u r a n t a n d t a s t i n g r o o m on the picturesque southern end of Main Street. Visitors can choose from different dining and d r i n k i n g e x p e r i e n c e s u n d e r o n e r o o f . T h e r e ’s seating amid the shiny silver tanks, at the modern bar with exposed ductwork overhead or in the cozy nooks of the Old Grist Mill. As a result of the diverse ambiance—not to mention the expansive menu of p u b f o o d , p i z z a , b a r b e c u e a n d m o r e — Tr a i l h e a d i s popular with everyone from sports fans to families and history-loving tourists to businesspeople. As for the beer selection, its five mainstay ales range from a light blonde to a dark stout. Their long-term p o p u l a r i t y h a s e n s u r e d t h e b r e w e r y ’s s u c c e s s a c r o s s the decades. That being said, the brewing team plays around a little with the sixth tap, coming up w i t h a n e w s e a s o n a l o f f e r i n g s e v e r a l t i m e s a y e a r.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

The Old Millstream Inn T his

tucked-away

vintage

brick

taver n offers more than 100 beers on tap and a welcoming, shaded patio. 9 1 2 S . M A I N S T. 636.946.3287

Lewis & Clark’s American Restaurant On one of its three stories of dining rooms, enjoy favorites such as white chili, French dip and peach-raisin bread pudding with whiskey sauce. 2 1 7 S . M A I N S T. 636.947.3334

R.T. Weiler’s T he award-winning wings (washed down with a bottle of beer) top the list of must-tr y dishes at this familyfriendly restaurant and bar. 2 0 1 N . M A I N S T. 636.947.1593 NO. 2

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PIKE STREET

St. Charles

Trailhead br ewing c o.

Olde Towne s p ic e s h o p p e

BOONE’S LICK ROAD

EX PL O RING

S. 2ND STREET

moss bo u t iqu e

S. MAIN STREET

S. RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Thro’s and Michelle’s 20. SugarBot Sweet Shop 21. Vintage Rose 22. Sugar Cubed 23. Hobbit’s Hole Antiques & Curiosities 24. Centuries Past Antiques 25. European Accent 26. Little Hills Wine Shop 27. The Flower Petaler 28. Candle Fusion Studio 29. The Enchanted Attic 30. The English Shop 31. FR & Co - The Storefront 32. Fox and Hound Antiques 33. First Capitol Trading 34. French Connection Antiques 35. Ginsey Rose 36. Helen Nichole Designs 37. Lady Bugs 38. Laura’s La Petite 39. Main Street Books 40. Main Street Marketplace 41. Ooh La La 42. Riverside Sweets 43. Serendipity Gifts 44. Sha’s Coffee Beans, Tea Leaves N Things

ARTS & ATTRACTIONS Foundry Art Centre Missouri Artists on Main Frenchtown Secret Garden 45. Fraser Leonard Art Gallery 46. Cassandra Erin Studio 47. First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site 48. Frontier Park 49. La Gallerie 50. MaryO Art Studio & Gallery 51. The Glass Workbench 52. Western House 53. OPO Startups and Old Post Office Café 54. Lewis & Clark Boathouse and Museum


CLARK STREET

MONROE STREET

JEFFERSON STREET

c o r k & rind

1ST CAPITOL DRIVE

Picasso’s cof f e e h ou s e

Foundry ar t cent r e

BARS & PUBS R.T. Weiler’s Uncle Joe's Bar & Grill Funke’s Bar & Grill Llywelyn's Pub Lloyd & Harry's Bar & Grill Mr. Thirsty’s Bar and Grill Kickin’ It With Kava Levantine Nights 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

RESTAURANTS & FOOD Cork & Rind Picasso’s Coffee House Trailhead Brewing Company Quintessential Dining & Nightlife Magpie’s Restaurant Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas The Old Millstream Inn Lewis & Clark's American Restaurant Grandma’s Cookies Sucrose Bakery 8. Lil Gio’s Taquería 9. Tony's on Main Street 10. Frankie Tocco's Pizzeria 11. Braddens 12. Bike Stop Café 13. Big A’s on the Riverfront 14. Little O’s Old Time Soda Fountain 15. La Tia and Pancho’s Cantina & Grill 16. Krawl Daddy’s 17. The Red Sun 18. Hendricks BBQ 19. Pio’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

SHOPPING MOss Boutique Olde Town Spice Shoppe Di Olivas April’s on Main and Designs by Ave Elements Herbology Kilwins Joys Collective Market Abigail’s Apparel Happy Camper Clothing & Co.


Picasso’s coffee house By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser P i c a s s o ’s i s a n a l l - d a y c o f f e e h o u s e . To s t a r t t h e morning right, it offers fresh coffee micro-roasted l o c a l l y, b a k e d g o o d s f r o m L a B o n n e B o u c h e e a n d heartier options such as breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal. For lunch, salads, soups, paninis and coffee are prepared for your convenience. A n d i n t h e e v e n i n g s , t h e r e ’s a s e l e c t i o n o f small plates and desserts, accompanied by cocktails, wine and beer—and, of course, coffee. A p a r t f r o m t h e f o o d a n d c a f f e i n e , P i c a s s o ’s v i e w s itself as a bridge between its customers and the a r t s c o m m u n i t y. R o t a t i n g d i s p l a y s b y a r e a a r t i s t s line the walls of both locations. (The historic St. Charles venue predates a second in the Streets of St. Charles that was added several years ago). On weekends, you can hear local musicians perform live, often in intimate acoustic sets. On Thursdays, the Main Street location has an open mic night staring at 7 p.m. and the Beale Street location w e l c o m e s s o c i a l d a n c e r s o n Tu e s d a y e v e n i n g s f o r a high-energy Latin event with free salsa lessons. If none of that gets your blood pumping, t h e r e ’s a l w a y s m o r e c o f f e e . O n t h e r e t a i l s i d e , P i c a s s o ’s M u s e l i n e o f w h o l e - b e a n c o f f e e i s , selected, cupped and roasted by its baristas.

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GRANDMA’S COOKIES Ever y sweet hunk of heaven at this third-generation family-r un baker y costs 79 cents, including classic flavors

such

as

sugar

sprinkle,

oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodle. 4 0 1 S . M A I N S T. 636.947.0088

SUCROSE BAKERY Chef-owners Agi and Aaron Groff bake

ever ything

at

this

popular

artisan shop, which focuses on natural ing redients and seasonal treats.

7 0 0 S . F I F T H S T. 636.410.8505

KILWINS After picking up your fudge sample, browse the house-made caramel cor n, marshmallows, brittles, chocolates, ice creams and more in this spacious shop. 3 0 0 S . M A I N S T. 636.395.7081 NO. 2

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636.255.0270

Foundry art centre By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

Over the past 15 years, the Foundry Art

ages and experience levels, from elementary

Centre has become a regional hub for art

school students to professionals. A current

appreciation and education. Its Grand Hall

juried exhibition, “Figurative Works II,”

hosts large concerts, performances and

explores modern portraiture. It runs from

group events, while the glass-front artist

Feb. 22 to April 5, followed by “Ceramic

studios are where the day-to-day creative

Centric,” another juried exhibition, from

magic happens. Alongside those key spaces

April 12 to May 24.

are exhibit galleries, classrooms and open creative areas for classes and workshops.

Community members engage with art at the Foundry in many ways. Some learn to make

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From the outside, the huge building still

art. Some rent the space for weddings and

looks like a place where train cars might have

special events—art in itself. Some visit the

been built in the 1920s. Its renovation was

Thursday lunch series, when a Greek buffet

a n e n o r m o u s u n d e r t a k i n g f o r t h e c o m m u n i t y,

is laid out in the Grand Hall. Some shop in

but the investment in the interactive space

its gift store. Whatever your comfort level,

has paid off. Exhibitions feature artists of all

t h e F o u n d r y h a s s o m e t h i n g y o u ’ l l e n j o y.

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Missouri Artists on Main Creations by 40 local artists in ceramics, wood pieces, jewelry, photographs and more find a home at this gallery in a for mer stagecoach stop. 3 2 1 S . M A I N S T. 636.724.1260

Frenchtown Secret Garden More than 80 artists showcase their handmade

crafts

here—and

you’re

invited to join them through classes and DIY crafting stations. 1 1 0 0 N . S E C O N D S T. 636.484.3879

Joys Collective Market Dive right in to this never-ending labyrinth of vendor cubbies, featuring je welr y, clothing, décor, collectibles, vintage finds and seasonal ware. 6 0 4 S . M A I N S T. 636.724.2124 NO. 2

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MOss Boutique By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

MOss effortlessly balances the aesthetic of a

believes that while buying online definitely

modern boutique with the charm of historic

has a place in our busy lives, the boutique

St. Charles. Its clothing—from lacy bralettes

experience allows customers to interact

to chunky sweaters and practical, but fanciful

with MOss’ knowledgeable staff—who are

footwear from TOMS and Qupid—is likewise

indispensable when it comes to finding the

simultaneously stylish and comfortable. It

right item to complete a look.

also stocks unique local clothing that makes a statement, such as STL-themed t-shirts

Thanks to all of this, MOss has developed

f r o m B y g o n e B r a n d o r e a r r i n g s b y G l o r i a M a y.

a loyal following throughout its nine years in St. Charles. It cultivates its community

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Owned by former fashion designer Nicole

through social media, as well as in-person

M o s s - D o e l g e r, w h o s e y e a r s i n t h e c i t i e s o f

events and private parties. A move and

Dallas and Los Angeles shaped her insights

expansion a couple of years ago allowed it

i n t o t h e i n d u s t r y, t h e b u s i n e s s c o m b i n e s i n -

to increase its in-store selection, making it

house and online shopping options. Doelger

even more of a fashion destination.

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Abigail’s Apparel T he women’s clothing and accessories boutique has found the sweet spot where quality meets affordable prices. 1 2 4 S . M A I N S T. 636.255.0295

Happy Camper Clothing & Co. W hether you like the outdoors or merely

the

thought

of

it,

you’ ll

appreciate the simple aesthetic of this shop’s clothing and décor. 5 1 0 S . M A I N S T. 314.973.0400

Thro’s and Michelle’s Founded in 1898 as T hro’s Clothing Co., this dual shop offers something for ever y occasion, from outdoor gear to for mal eveningwear. 2 2 9 N . M A I N S T. 636.724.0132 NO. 2

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arts G U I D E

LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK

The SHELDON CONCERT HALL

L a u m e i e r Sc ul p ture Park ’s 32nd A nnual Ar t Fair, present ed

The Sheldon Concert Hall is excited to announce a variety of

b y E m e r s o n , wi l l b e h e l d May 10- May 12, 2019. A favor it e

upcoming performances taking place at the venue in spring

Mo t h e r ’s D ay We e k en d tra d it ion, t he fair w il l feat ure local

2019. Enjoy the smooth stylings of world-class artists who

fo o d a n d b everag e ve n d o rs, hands- on act iv it ies for kids, l ive

will be making their way to the venue, from jazz and folk

m u s i c a n d p i e c es b y u p to 150 jur ied ar t ist s from across t he

concerts to classical, world and bluegrass music. Upcoming

co n t i n e n t. Cel eb rate art and nat ure amongst t he 65 sculpt ures

performances include Aaron Neville on March 3, Anoushka

t h ro u g h out t he p ark , and s top by t he exhibit ion “How We See:

Shankar on March 14, Iris DeMent on March 23, Ahmad Jamal

Ma t e r i a l ity And Co l o r” i n t h e Aronson Fine A r t s C ent er Gal ler y.

on March 30, Del McCoury Band on April 26 and many more.

E v e n t p roc e e d s s up p o rt Laumeier ’s y ear ly progr amming, w hich

Be sure to get your tickets, on sale now!

i n cl u d e s e x hi b i t i o n s , e ven ts , educat ional w or kshops and more.

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Oliver Laric, Austrian, born 1981; “Untitled,” 2014-2015; 4K video, colour, sound

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Louis

of musical theater camps, workshops and productions for

art—features Berlin-based artist Oliver Laric, whose practice

students of all abilities, ages 3 to 18. Act, dance and sing

investigates the use, circulation and ownership of images.

all summer long while learning new skills and working on

T itled “Currents 116: Oliver Laric,” this bold exhibition is on

numbers from shows like “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion

view through May 27 and will leave viewers questioning how

King,” “Moana,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hamilton,” to

credible images really are in the internet age, asking them to

n a m e a f e w. G o o n a c t i n g a d v e n t u r e s , p e r f e c t y o u r m u s i c a l

d e l v e b e n e a t h t h e s u r f a c e . F u r t h e r, L a r i c p r e s e n t s a s e r i e s o f

t h e a t e r a b i l i t i e s a n d m o r e , a l l a t S TA G E S P e r f o r m i n g A r t s

n e w w o r k s t h a t d r a w i n s p i r a t i o n f r o m S L A M ’s c o l l e c t i o n , u s i n g

A c a d e m y t h i s y e a r. R e g i s t e r t o d a y a t S t a g e s S t L o u i s . o r g , o r

technology-based materials that include 3D scans, archival

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footage and digital animation. SLAM.ORG/OLIVERLARIC

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