BEHIND THE ISSUE
Lady Dada Dada fever is here, and there’s no better space to give this rebellious, surrealist art movement some love than in this month’s fashion shoot at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (p.56). In true Dada style, fashion and art collide in a world of contradictions and inconsistencies created by photographer Attilio D’Agostino and Fashion Editor Sarah Stallmann. “CAM is such an inspiring location,” says Stallmann. “We styled looks that fit within its minimalist theme while also paying tribute to Dada by giving the sleek, streetwear-heavy styling an androgynous edge.”
Summer’s about to kick into gear, which means that it’s barbecue season—and what better to wash down some brisket and pulled pork than a cold beer or whiskey cocktail? Contributing Dining Editor Amy De La Hunt and a team of writers explored STL for our Beer, Barbecue and Whiskey feature (p.69) to compile the ultimate guide to hotspots specializing in any (or all!) of the above. “Smoki O’s was the very first barbecue restaurant I visited after moving to St. Louis 14 years ago,” De La Hunt says. “The family-run shack hasn’t changed a whole lot since then, which is one of the reasons I love going back. But it’s also fun to see the evolution of the local barbecue scene into a melting pot of regional influences—with more to come in the next few months.” Just consider it your summer bucket list.
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Cheers to Bourbon Columnist Matt Sorrell infused his behindthe-bar expertise into his column (p.96) this month, which added to our feature’s exploration by presenting a tutorial on the complex world of bourbon. “I really liked putting together this month’s column because it gave me the chance to hold forth a bit on bourbon—one of my favorite subjects—and to clear up some of the foggy notions surrounding it,” Matt says. “Imbibing is much more fun when you know what you’re drinking.”
Top photo by Attilio D’Agostino. Middle photo by Jennifer Silverberg. Bottom illustration by Noah MacMillan.
STL Beer, BBQ + Whiskey Guide