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For over 15 years, ALIVE has celebrated the neighborhoods, makers, entrepreneurs and artists in St. Louis. GUIDED is a local, neighborhood-focused series showcasing shopping, d i n i n g , 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. Readers have the benefit of insider knowledge in the search for creatives who are making t h e c i t y 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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tailored to fit your special occasion. A sommelier

tastings can feel intimidating. As a response, they

will take each guest through a full breakdown

created a nimble venue for wine tastings with the

of the wines available, from aromas to pairings

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TOWER GROVE PARK By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

To w e r G ro v e Par k is a b e au t ifu l p ar ad o x . Th e

near the Fountain Pond and Ruins, where

t re e - f i l l e d e x p a n s e h o s t s a ro u n d 2 . 5 m i l l i o n

g ro u p s g a t h e r f o r y o g a . I n b e t w e e n , a d u l t s

v i s i t o r s p e r y e a r − ­­y e t e v e n i n A u g u s t , a t t h e

p l a y k i c k b a l l , t o d d l e r s f ro l i c i n t h e w a d i n g

h e i g h t o f i t s mo st - p o p u lar e ve n t , t h e F e st ival

p o o l , s e n i o r s g a t h e r a t t h e S t u p p C e n t e r,

of Nations, you can find quiet corners of

kids explore their creativity at ArtScope,

s o l a c e . T h e 2 8 9 - a c re p a r k i s o n l y a c o u p l e

newlyweds pose for photos and music fans

of blocks wide, but its generous length

enjoy concerts by performers like the St.

a l l o w s f o r s e ve n mile s o f r u n n in g t r ails—p lu s

Louis Symphony (classical), The Gaslight

12 kickball fields, six soccer fields, three

Squares (jazz) and t he Brot hers Lazaroff (rock).

p l a y g ro u n d s , t h re e b ase b al l fie ld s, 1 0 h ist o r ic pavilions and four picnic gathering sites.

T he pa rk’s a bil ity to reta in its mission a s a n urban oasis of 6,700 trees, yet sustain so

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T h e p a r k s e r v e s a s t h e b a c k d ro p f o r a c t i v i t y

m u c h a c t i v i t y i s re m a r k a b l e . I t c o n t i n u e s t o

from sunrise—especially on Saturdays,

l ive up to t he promise it held when it opened

when the vendors start rolling in to set

in 1872, founded by H enry Sha w, to provide

up for the farmers’ market—to nightfall

much-needed green spa ce to city residents.

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RO CKET CENTURY By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

Wicker … wool … walnut … macramé …

the showroom can still browse online.

vinyl … simply reading about the raw m a t e r i a l s f o r t h i s s h o p ’s v i n t a g e m o d e r n

Scoping out good finds is just one step

furniture conjures up a visualization

in the process. Owner Kristina Starr and

of the workmanship that goes into

her team also rehab items, restoring or

each item. Back when Rocket Century

repairing them as needed before sales.

started selling its wares online in 2010,

Sometimes the customer comes to them—

visualizing was about all customers

for example, if a movie or tv show needs

could do. The brick-and-mortar store

to be set in a certain time period, or if a

o p e n e d t w o y e a r s l a t e r, s h o w c a s i n g

period home is being staged for a sale,

fabulous finds from sofas to record

Rocket Century scours their inventory

turntables and plant hangers. Think Art

for

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t h e l o o k . R e c e n t l y, S t a r r o v e r n i g h t e d

a r r i v e d a i l y, w h i c h m e a n s a t r i p t o t h e

a

showroom is never the same experience

u m b r e l l a t o t h e s e t o f “ H a w a i i F i v e - 0 .”

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

zee bee market Fair-trade finds fill the shelves at this quaint boutique, from food to je welr y and home goods.

3211 S. GRAND 314.932.1000

bali carg o company If a trip to Bali isn’t a possibility, an excursion to see handcrafted wares from this unique shop is the next best thing. 3203 S. GRAND 314.762.0231

parsimonia vintage T his boutique presents vintage fashion for the moder n closet with the help of its tr usty 1960’s travel-trailer sidekick.

3194 S. GRAND 314.659.8467

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KING & I By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

Tr e a t y o u r s e l f t o a b o w l o f t h e T h a i n a t i o n a l

rather than attempting to power through

dish, tom yum—the perfect introduction to

multiple courses of generous portions. The

t h i s e a t e r y. T h e s o u p ’s f l a v o r s a r e a c l a s s i c

latter route leaves no room for dessert—

b a l a n c e b e t w e e n h o t a n d s o u r, a n d t h e r i c h

and it would be a shame to miss out on

bouquet of herbs and spices—like cilantro,

T h e K i n g & I ’s

kaffir leaves, lemongrass and galangal, plus

a n d c o c o n u t m i l k w h e n i t ’s i n s e a s o n .

mango with sticky rice

a dash of lime juice—hint at the other main

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flavor building blocks found in Thai cuisine:

When The King & I opened in 1980, Thai food

b i t t e r, s a l t y a n d s w e e t . A c r o s s a f u l l m e a l a t

was a novelty in St. Louis. But the family-

The King and I, expect to encounter all five

run business has persevered, winning over

flavors in curries, fried dishes and desserts.

customers through hard work and delicious

When you’re ready to venture beyond pad

e a t s . To d a y, o w n e r S u c h i n P r a p a i s i l p ’s

t h a i , i t ’s a g o o d i d e a — a n d a l s o m o r e i n

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line with Thai dining customs—to go with

portfolio that includes sushi and steak venues,

a group and order many dishes to share,

plus three international grocery stores.

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SHAVED DUCK By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser The culinary team at The Shaved Duck is up and at ‘em before dawn, firing up the smoker (nicknamed Ole Hickory Pits) and crafting everything in-house, f r o m f r i e s t o b a c o n . T h e r e s t a u r a n t ’s c l a i m - t o - f a m e dish is their Burnt Ends, which are slow-smoked chunks of brisket that nearly always sell out. Classic barbecue staples like pulled pork, chicken and brisket are on the menu, but it also veers into non-traditional territory with items like smoked mozzarella, peppers, salmon-potato cakes and, of course, duck. From there, the combinations get even more exotic—like the root beer glaze on the smoked meatloaf or the chili with smoked brisket, corn and Bhut jolokia (a.k.a. ghost peppers). At night, the attention turns to the bartenders a n d t h e i r c r a f t b e e r o f f e r i n g s . T h e S h a v e d D u c k ’s four taps are often an eclectic collection, thanks to the heavy rotation of craft beers swapped out on a weekly basis. In bottles, the ales and ciders predominate, with a smattering of lagers and stouts. This is where you’ll find a solid selection of local craft brewers. Choose one, kick back and enjoy live music during the week while T h e S h a v e d D u c k ’s s t a f f d o e s t h e h e a v y l i f t i n g .

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café natasha’s W hat started as a Downtown lunch counter more than 30 years ago is now a Turkish and Persian fine-dining destination, complete with its own gin room.

3200 S. GRAND 314.771.3411

guerilla street food T his eater y’s food tr uck introduced Filipino food to St. Louis, paving the way for this popular brick-and-mortor.

3559 ARSENAL 314.529.1328

tree house Owner Bay Tran builds on her family’s Vietnamese restaurant heritage with all-ve getarian dishes and a hearty dash of inter national flavor. 3177 S. GRAND 314.696.2100

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LULU’S LOCAL EATERY By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser L u l u ’s h a s a n u p b e a t , l i v e l y v i b e w h e re b o t h s t a ff a n d c u s t o m e r s a l i k e f i n d e n e rg i z i n g c o m m o n g ro u n d i n sustainability practices which the restaurant embodies in its day-to-day operations. Some are small, like offering c o m p o s t a b l e t o - g o c o n t a i n e r s . O t h e r s a r e b o l d e r, like achieving five-star certification in sustainability t h ro u g h t h e G re e n D i n i n g A l l i a n c e . A n d a f e w — l i k e p ro v i d i n g a f l e x i b l e w o r k - l i f e b a l a n c e t o e m p l o y e e s — a re h a rd t o q u a n t i f y, b u t m a y b e m o s t i m p o r t a n t o f a l l . The menu at Lulu’s is also entirely plant-based, relying o n g r a i n s a n d v e g e t a b l e s a s s o u rc e s o f p ro t e i n f o r a h a rd - t o - d e f i n e p a l a t a b l e b i t e . O w n e r s L a u re n “ L u l u ” Loomis and Robert “Robbie” Tucker took this approach initially with the launch of a food truck in 2012, and within two years they expanded into a permanent location. One of the most talked-about dishes is the sweetp o t a t o b l a c k b e a n b u rg e r, w i t h a h u g e h o u s e - m a d e p a t t y t h a t ’s a s s a t i s f y i n g l y t e n d e r a s i t i s

j u i c y.

C r i s p y b u ff a l o c a u l i f l o w e r b i t e s p a i r n i c e l y w i t h t h e rotating menu of local craft beers, and the slowsmoked jackfruit pushes many customers into new t e r r i t o r y — b u t t h e r e w a r d i s t a c o s l i k e n o n e o t h e r.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

pho grand Make sure to tr y the pho (rice noodle soup) amidst this locale’s classic Vietnamese dishes. 3195 S. GRAND 314.664.7435

cafĂŠ mochi Happy hour on the outdoor patio here is the place to be for sushi, cocktails and a smattering of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Did we mention the sushi? 3221 S. GRAND 314.773.5000

baida moro ccan restaurant An introduction to Moroccan braised meats, savor y pastries and honey-glazed desserts, plus added flair from the occasional belly dancer. 3191 S. GRAND 314. 932.7950

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TICK TOCK TAVERN By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Attilio D’Agostino T i m e c a p s u l e s d o n ’t u s u a l l y l i v e u p t o t h e i r h y p e , but then again, they’re not usually disguised as boarded-up corner bars. When this tavern reopened after 20 years of gathering dust, its new owners rehabbed it without polishing away a n y o f i t s S o u t h C i t y c h a r a c t e r. I t m a y h e l p t h a t managing partner Thomas Crone is a writer with an e y e f o r p h o t o g r a p h y, f o o d , m u s i c a n d , o f c o u r s e , b e e r. C o - o w n e r s F r e d H e s s e l a n d S t e v e n S m i t h are old hands in the local bar scene themselves. Ta p s f e a t u r e l o c a l c r a f t b r e w e r s l i k e T h e C i v i l L i f e and 4 Hands. Cans and bottles lean local too, but they’re interspersed with interesting guest brews f ro m o t h e r p a r t s o f t h e M i d w e s t a n d t h e We s t . P e r h a p s best of all (especially after a few beers), the tavern a d j o i n s o n e o f t h e t h r e e S t e v e ’s H o t D o g s l o c a t i o n s . Décor hedges on simplicity with a bit of kitsch, featuring some elements that feel straight out of the 1970s when the original bar opened for its 20-year r u n . T h e r e ’s o c c a s i o n a l m u s i c — o n c e a m o n t h o n Monday evenings and sometimes a featured kiddie c o n c e r t o n t h e w e e k e n d — b u t m o s t l y, t h i s i s a p l a c e to hang out and catch up with friends and neighbors.

3459 MAGNOLIA AVE.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

the upstairs lounge Weekly themed events plus nightly dance DJs make this the perfect venue for a night out—even without a splashy sign on the door.

3131 S. GRAND 314.358.2004

cbgb CBGB’s customers have lifted their pints in celebration of this dive bar for more than 25 years.

3163 S. GRAND 314.773.9743

PIZZA HEAD Pizza and punk rock. Delicious Ne w York-style pizza with ve gan and ve getarian options.

3196 S. GRAND 314.266.5400

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cheshire Summer Relaxation With British Char m By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Tom Paule

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If you’re looking to lounge poolside with

plates, or authentic Italian cuisine at Basso.

summer cocktails, delicious eats and live music,

T h e a d v e n t u ro u s c a n t e s t t h e w a t e r s w i t h t h e

y o u ’ l l f i n d a l l o f t h e a b o v e a t T h e C h e s h i re , a

f u l l r a w b a r a n d h e a r t y m e a l s a t B o u n d a r y,

luxury boutique hotel. The locale boasts not

j u s t n e x t d o o r. T h e h o t e l ’s B r i t i s h - i n s p i r e d

o n e b u t t h re e s e p a r a t e re s t a u r a n t s u n d e r i t s

t o u c h e s c r e a t e a c o z y, c h a r m i n g a m b i a n c e

ro o f , e a c h w i t h f re s h f l a v o r s a n d d e l e c t a b l e

w h e re ro m a n t i c a n t i q u e s a n d h i s t o r i c d e c o r

c u i s i n e . Tr y o u t c l a s s i c f a v o r i t e s a t t h e F o x

c o e x i s t a l o n g s i d e f l a t - s c re e n T V s a n d m o d e r n

& H o u n d Ta v e r n , a t r a d i t i o n a l E n g l i s h p u b -

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i n s p i re d v e n u e w i t h c r a f t c o c k t a i l s a n d s m a l l

re n o w n e d B r i t i s h a u t h o r, f ro m J o h n M i l t o n t o

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a c a d e m ic i n s t i t u t io n s. A n in d e p e n d e n t sc h o o l fo r

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arts G U I D E

MOSAICS FINE ART FESTIVAL

center of creative arts (coca) “The W iz” COCA

will

p re s e n t

the

beloved,

seven-time

To n y

Aw a rd -

The

MOSAICS

Fine

Art

Festival

will

take

place

in

St.

winning musical “The Wiz” Oct. 20-22. This upbeat, family-

Charles, Missouri during the weekend of Sept. 15-17 on

f r i e n d l y re t e l l i n g o f L . F r a n k B a u m ’s “ T h e Wo n d e r f u l W i z a rd

Historic Main Street, where attendees can enjoy live music

o f O z ” f e a t u re s a d a z z l i n g m i x o f ro c k , g o s p e l a n d s o u l

a l o n g s i d e p a i n t i n g s , d r a w i n g s , s k e t c h e s , j e w e l r y, s c u l p t u r e

m u s i c , g u e s t d i re c t e d b y R o n H i m e s o f T h e S t . L o u i s B l a c k

and photography on view from artists. This free event brings

R e p e r t o r y C o m p a n y. S i n c e i t s i n c e p t i o n i n 1 9 8 6 , C O C A h a s

nearly 100 artists, both invited and juried, to exhibit, sell their

s h o w n h o w a n a r t s n o n p ro f i t c a n re v i t a l i z e a c o m m u n i t y, w i t h

work and compete for cash prizes. The festival also includes

p ro g r a m m i n g , p e r f o r m a n c e s a n d c l a s s e s f o c u s e d o n v i s u a l a n d

f e a t u r e d e x h i b i t i o n s a n d t h e C h i l d r e n ’s V i l l a g e , w i t h h a n d s - o n

p e r f o r m a n c e a r t , w h i c h re m a i n s a s t r u e n o w a s i t w a s t h e n .

a r t s e x p e r i e n c e s f o r k i d s a n d t h e A r t f o r Yo u t h G a l l e r y, w h e r e children can purchase professional works of art for a nominal fee.

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arts G U I D E

Philip Guston, “Dark Room,” 1978. Oil on canvas. 68 x 80 inches (172.7 x 203.2 cm). Private Collection. Photo by Chris Bowman.

PULITZER ARTS FOUNDATION

SAINT LOUIS BALLET

“Blue Black”

“Giselle”

Renowned American artist Glenn Ligon guest-curates “Blue

Saint

Black,” on view this fall through Oct. 7, 2017. Regarded

companies,

as one of the most significant artists of his generation,

“ G i s e l l e ” t h i s f a l l , r u n n i n g N o v. 3 - 5 . A c l a s s i c i n t h e

themes

Louis

Ballet,

one

presents

the

c i t y ’s

hauntingly

piece

of

“Giselle”

tells

t h e P u l i t z e r ’s i c o n i c E l l s w o r t h K e l l y w a l l s c u l p t u r e o f t h e

(literally) dying of a broken heart, is summoned from the

s a m e n a m e , a s L i g o n e x p a n d s K e l l y ’s e x p l o r a t i o n o f t h e

grave by a group of supernatural women who target her

two colors with a diverse selection of more than fifty works

ex-lover for death. Dancers come from all over the country

from a range of styles and time periods. Admission to the

and beyond to perform with the acclaimed Saint Louis

Pulitzer Arts Foundation is free and parking is available.

Ballet directed by Gen Horiuchi, a protégé of George

work

include

American

h i s t o r y,

race,

the

story

of

greatest

ballet

repertoire

L i g o n ’s

w o r l d ’s

premier beautiful

l a n g u a g e a n d i d e n t i t y. “ B l u e B l a c k ” d r a w s i n s p i r a t i o n f r o m

in

the

of

the

a

ballet

peasant

girl

companies, who,

after

B a l a n c h i n e a n d a f o r m e r p r i n c i p a l w i t h N e w Yo r k C i t y B a l l e t . PULITZERARTS.ORG

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arts G U I D E

THE SHAW NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

SHELDON CONCERT HALL & ART GALLERIES

Historic Shaw Art Fair

The g a l l er i es a t The Shel d on a re d ed i ca t ed t o s how i ng w or ks place

from t he fi nes t vi s ua l a r t i s t s , w hi l e t he concer t ha l l hos t s

O ct . 7 -8 o f t hi s ye ar, f e at ur ing 135 fine ar t ist s d isplay ing t heir

p er for ma nces b y w or l d - cl a s s mus i ci a ns , from j a z z a nd fol k

wa re s al o ng s i d e l i ve m usic, demonst r at ions, food and dr ink.

t o cl a s s i ca l a nd b l ueg r a s s . E nj oy a numb er of r i s i ng s t a r s

Wa l k al o ng t h e tre e -l i ned st reet s of Shaw and explore t he

a nd l eg end s a l i ke t hi s fa l l , i ncl ud i ng j a z z voca l i s t C eci l e

wo r k o f art i s ts wh o are mast er s in dr aw ing, paint ing, jew elr y

M cL or i n Sa l va nt , cl a s s i ca l - hi p - hop cros s over a r t i s t s B l a ck V i ol i n,

m a ki n g, p ho to g rap h y, pr int making, fiber ar t , w oodw or king,

s i ng er- s ong w r i t er

g l a s s wo rk an d m o re. T i c ket s are $7 for adul t s and val id bot h

b a nj o ma s t er B él a Fl eck a nd b l ueg r a s s p i oneer R i cky Ska g g s .

d a y s . R e c ei ve $1 o ff t i c k et pr ice w it h a canned food donat ion.

Sub s cr i p t i on

Th e

25t h

an n u al

H i s to ric

Shaw

Art

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Fair

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Amy

t i cket s

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PA R T N E R C O N T E N T

arts G U I D E

SOHA STUDIO & GALLERY

SOUTH GRAND CULTURAL ALLIANCE

Holiday Show

South Grand Fall Fest

S O H A S t u d i o & G a l l e r y ’s a n n u a l h o l i d a y s h o w p r e s e n t s t h e

The South Grand business district in St. Louis is a rich

work of more than 70 artists and makers from the St. Louis area.

cultural center of art, dining, shopping, sight-seeing and

Enjoy the work of prominent and inspirational St. Louis artists,

m o r e , a l l w i t h i n s i x b l o c k s . T h i s y e a r ’s f o u r t h a n n u a l S o u t h

the perfect opportunity to add to your personal collection or

G r a n d F a l l F e s t w i l l b e h e l d S a t u r d a y, S e p t . 1 6 , f e a t u r i n g

purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for the art-lover amongst your

more

f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l y. S u p p o r t t h e a r t s i n S t . L o u i s a n d a d d a

and

personal touch to your collection, home or office space with

AndroBeat,

Golden

a p i e c e f r o m t h e s h o w, r u n n i n g N o v. 1 8 - D e c . 3 1 o f t h i s y e a r.

and

Generation.

than

40

handmade Blank

local

boutique

items.

Local

Curls,

vendors

bands

Boomtown

Families

will

selling

vintage

performing

include

United, enjoy

a

Raw

Earth

DIY

Craft

Zone for kids, free balloon animals and a photo booth.

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