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Executive Chef, Chris Lee

Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Hendricks-Grimes

Hendricks BBQ Smoke Kissed

What makes Hendricks BBQ in St. Charles one of the most interesting restaurants in the area? Well, it could be that sculpted pigs circling overhead about the interior of the restaurant and a former Piggly-Wiggly sign are actually

telling a story. It could also be that the place specializes in good old-fashioned moonshine. Or it could even be that one

of the owners originates from a family who has run a restaurant in India that has been

in continuous operation for more than 800 years.

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southern cooking restaurants. Barbecue is

story by Robin Seaton Jefferson not just about the meat. It’s also about the Photos by Michael Schlueter sides. They have to be incredibly flavorful.”

But maybe it’s just the food. After all, owners Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Hendricks-

Grimes followed the Mississippi River “the

way of the blues”, from Kansas City and St. Louis, MO to the Bayou, through Memphis

and New Orleans and Texas and then east

to the Carolinas, in search of the perfect barbecue recipes. “We followed the rivers

and the railroads the way of the three-string guitar after the Civil War,” said Padda, an anesthesiologist, pain management physician

and local restaurateur. “We took the concepts

of barbecue, but also the sides, the different kinds of beans, the different kinds of slaw.

We gathered all of them from down-home

In all, Padda and Hendricks-Grimes visited

more than 150 barbeque places across the country in preparation for opening Hendricks BBQ in St. Charles. The two veteran taste

testers are also behind two other signature St. Louis restaurants: Diablito’s Cantino on

Laclede Avenue (which boasts the largest collection of Tequila in the Midwest), and Sanctuaria at Manchester and Boyle.

Sanctuaria’s cocktail club was named one of the top four cocktail clubs in the world in 2011 by Tales of the Cocktail, a national rating organization, Padda said.

Hendricks features smoked brisket, dry-

rubbed with spices and cracked black

A La Carte peppercorns and smoked at 180 degrees for produce is brought in and prepared fresh, 14 hours; dry-rubbed St. Louis-style ribs, Padda said, from the honey to the eggs.

slow-smoked and “fall off the bone tender;” Orchards have been planted that should begin

pulled pork; turkey; sausage; and southern- producing the restaurant’s fruit in a couple of fried catfish.

Sides or “fixins” include years, he said.

salt baked potato, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, BBQ baked beans, sweet

potato fries, bacon-braised greens, mashed

potatoes, cheddar grits, corn casserole and of course Hendricks-Grimes’ mother’s own coleslaw.





milkshakes, including maple bacon crunch, caramel corn, peanut butter, jelly and roasted

banana. The drink menu features whiskey and moonshine-based cocktails as well as boozy milkshakes. Among Padda’s favorites

are “Porch Puppy’s Puddle,” which he says looks like its name, and “Grandpa’s Cough

Syrup,” which combines Mighty Leaf rainforest tea infused with Old Overholt

rye whiskey, agave nectar, Big O ginger

liqueur, club soda and lemon juice. Other

moonshine-based cocktails are infused with

Padda is no stranger to the restaurant business. A native of India, his family owns Tabha, located in Punjab, India. Literally meaning

“Hole in the Wall,” the restaurant has been in continuous operation for more than 800 years. Padda and Hendricks-Grimes design all of their restaurants themselves.


BBQ is adorned with flying, sculpted pigs

traveling toward the smoker which tells the story of their fate. “If you follow the

pigs backward they lead to the smoker wall mural where they are all happy and going to

Heaven,” Padda said. “If you follow them forward they are all looking at the artwork all around the restaurant toward another pig on a rocket ship exiting out the front door by the

takeout area.” A former neon Piggly-Wiggly sign proclaims, “Eat BBQ.”

blackberries, Georgia peaches, apple pie and The 17,000-square-foot space at 1200

South Main Street in St. Charles seats 600

cinnamon candy.

According to Padda, one does still make moonshine





moonshine—which is legally tax stamped— is made at night and consumed before the

next moon, just like the old-fashioned kind,

and formerly housed a waterworks facility.

It includes a large banquet facility, patio areas and a live music venue—still under construction—that will feature live blues music on the weekends. SS

Padda said. “You never age a moonshine,” he said.

The illegal stuff used to be made in the woods with whatever the moonshiner could

ferment. These ingredients might include grain, apples or anything with a high sugar content that could be turned into a mash.

The team also owns a farm so all of the

Hendricks BBQ’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (bar open until 1:30 a.m.) and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit or call 636-724-8600.

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from Mary Sibley’s 19th century piano book, and performances by Lindenwood’s noted a cappella group “Voices Only.” Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is the second oldest university west of the Mississippi. Lindenwood offers values-centered programs leading to the development of the whole person–an educated, responsible citizen of a global community.

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Dr. Evans , Art Goodall and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jim J. Shoemake.

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a name for himself. “My audience is made up of people my age, all the way up to 80 and

90. People see me at 24 years old doing the

older tunes and a lot of people are fascinated that I’m doing songs from the forties, fifties

and sixties. But I’m more modern. I’m trying to bring it back so that the music doesn’t get thrown away and lost.”

Born and raised in Chesterfield, Calandro

attended Christian Brothers College (CBC) high school in Town and Country, where he

participated in as many plays and choir con-

certs as he could. From the theatre classics “West Side Story” and “Wizard of Oz”, to the contemporary “High School Musical.”

Although he had loved to sing and perform since he was a child, it was a high school

voice teacher at CBC that awakened Calan-

dro to the type of music he now loves. “He was listening to my voice and giving me ad-

vice one day when he pulled something up on his laptop and shoved Michael Bublé in

front of me. I had never heard of him,” he said. “But once I heard him I was hooked.

Now I’ve been to four of his concerts. I’ve studied him.”

While attending St. Louis Community Col-

Nick calandro story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photos by Michael Schlueter

lege - Meramec in Kirkwood, Calandro be-

gan singing in weddings and churches in his spare time. His nine-to-five was operating the mobile vehicle cleaning service he found-

ed in high school. Now he sings at local wedding venues, nursing homes, hospitals,

Nick Calandro is on to something as he follows the path of some of the greatest singers of all time. But the jazz performer and admitted contem-

Pack, Jason Mraz and John Mayer, but I also

too by mixing the old jazz with the new pop.

people my age can enjoy it too,” he said.

porary crooner likes to spice things up a bit

“I sing a lot of the older Sinatra, The Rat 14 StreetScape Magazine

have a more modern way of doing things, so And at 24 years old, Calandro is out to make

private parties, country clubs, wineries and a

number of various upscale bars and restau-

rants around St. Louis like Paul Mineo’s in

Westport. He entertained fashionistas at this year’s St Charles Fashion Week, hosted by StreetScape Magazine.

“I enjoy performing everything from original Michael Bublé songs to classics from

Frank Sinatra and many other classic crooners,” Calandro said. “I also perform songs

Music from current bands and musicians including John Mayer, 3 Doors Down, Jason Mraz, and many more.”

He lives in a “pop world,” and incorporates

that into his music, Calandro said. “If you

take the pop beat and throw in the big band sound, you make a sound that is really mod-

ern yet still old school. That’s the turn the

antees in the music world.”

level. I wonder where I’ll go.”

Calandro said he believes he is re-introducing

But Sinatra said it best, “May you live to

“We don’t hear this kind of music anymore.

mine.” S S

something that never should have been lost. It’s very rare that you get a crooner,” he said.

“I said, ‘I think I’m on to something.’ This is

cool. I wonder if I’ll get to take it to another

be 100 and may the last voice you hear be

For more information, contact Calandro at

music is starting to take and that’s the direction I’m going—modernizing the older Sina-

tra into music the younger generation would enjoy listening to.”

And while he admits the older members of

his audience still prefer the old style, he said they enjoy his performances nevertheless.

He’s currently in Los Angeles working with a producer on finding a record label who will

sign him. “It’s a gamble. There are no guar-

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of view. Simply put, it’s about people on the move.

Sponsored by the St. Charles County Parks

and Recreation Department, with help from a Missouri Department of Transportation grant

for transportation education, the exhibit is “a story of the rivers, roads and railroads that have for decades or even centuries made travel around the county possible,” Graham said.

An interactive computer display allows visitors to choose a town—perhaps their own home town—and follow the screens

chronicling that area’s history through maps and data.

Try Augusta for starters. Maps of the day show the town sitting along the Missouri

River. The river failed to cooperate, however,

St. charles county Heritage Museum Drive a virtual steamboat. Discover how long it would take to get from St. Charles to anywhere else in the county via

horseback, car, steamboat or train. Discover

what’s become of the old Cribbens Restaurant

that most of us visited after at least one dance in high school.

It’s all there for the learning at the St.

Charles County Heritage Museum’s “On the Move…A History of Transportation in St.

Charles County” display. Located on a site known to many as Kuhlmann’s Grove, and a

popular recreation area for St. Charles County residents for nearly 100 years, the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park

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story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photos by Michael Schlueter was the ninth park to open in the St. Charles

County Parks and Recreation system. Opened

in the fall of 2010, the museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting local and state

history through the use of interactive displays, special events and educational outreach programs.

St. Charles County Parks and Recreation historian, Ryan Graham, develops and

maintains the displays at the museum. He said he hopes to change them annually if possible.

Other displays have featured histories of the families and cultures that settled the area. The current display, “On the Move,” depicts the evolution of rivers, rails and roads in St.

Charles County from a transportation point

and later diverted its course, leaving the town high and dry. Citizens of Augusta later

petitioned the government to have the railroad

built in Augusta. Thus the Missouri Kansas

Texas Railway—or the MKT as it was later known, or the KT or the Katy—was routed

through the town where the river once flowed. “It’s also about how geography influenced

transportation with the outside world,” Graham said. “As this story moves through

time, it highlights changes in technology that

made movement easier and faster, and shows

how transportation re-shaped the social and commercial life of St. Charles County.

A movable round wooden display allows

visitors to match up their destinations with their modes of travel to determine how long a

trip within the county would take going from the museum to any one of a number of places, including St. Louis and Jefferson City as well

as the cities around the county. For instance, if

one were to set out walking at 3.4 mph, he or

she could expect to arrive in Wentzville in six hours and 30 minutes. If they drove a wagon

at 12 mph, the trip would take just two hours.

A car, 30 minutes, and a train, 27 minutes,

Heritage Park

unless of course you went through St. Peters. That city had a law that forbade wagon drivers to travel “faster than a modern trot.”

Visitors can pilot a virtual steamboat, fully equipped with a whistle, helm and throttle, as they look to three upright rectangular flat screens depicting the view out onto the river

from the wheelhouse. The display will pose questions to the pilot, and in the end, he or

she will be ranked in seamen’s terms by their knowledge of steamboat travel.

Form and function of various types of vessels

For example they might want to know the

to a region-wide system known as the River

videos, as is the dangers of the Missouri River.

construction in St. Charles. “They had a hard

throughout the bi-state region.

is discussed via large display boards and short

“Toothpullers,” or special boats for removing

trees, cleared the foliage from the sides of the rivers as it stuck out precariously inviting

trouble for sailors. An old saying recalls

a time when the rivers separated the men

from the boys. It was said the men took the Missouri and the boys took the Mississippi, Graham said.

Knowing one’s history and that of the area in which they live is important for everyone,

Graham said. “It’s interesting to kind of know

one’s place,” he said. “Some people have well established roots going back hundreds of years. Others just came here and might want to know about their new home.”

less-than-perfect history of early bridge time staying up,” Graham said.

The Railroad Bridge in St. Charles collapsed twice, first in 1860 while it was being built, and again in 1879, killing four people and 17

cars full of livestock. The weight of a large

train collapsed the bridge yet again in 1881, killing three of the seven train operators.

In addition to the Museum, Heritage Park is the trailhead for the Centennial Trail. Installed by The Great Rivers Greenway and

maintained by the Parks Department, the two

mile asphalt route links the Katy Trail to the Museum and serves as a welcoming path for

those entering St. Charles County across the

Missouri River. The trail is the latest addition

Ring, which is being created to unite cities The Museum also has a classroom that can

accommodate 24-32 individuals depending on table usage. This room is used for educational

programming and is equipped with an

interactive SmartBoard with enhanced audio and video capabilities.

The Museum is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through

Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Museum is available for field trips year round.

To schedule a visit or classroom

presentation, contact the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation main office at 636-9497535 or email Parks Historian Ryan Graham at SS

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Model and mall outlets in a different light. “I was you had to pay, a lot. The more affordable

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didn’t cost that much to wear those things,” that I was looking for. I was simply starved for Pirolli said. “I knew you were just paying for fashion.” the name. And I knew there had to be a way for people to afford something that’s different

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wasn’t truly in it. I just felt there was more for So just a year into her new life in Texas, and

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Pirolli said she also realized some of the most A clothing buyer friend looked into trade Years in the industry have helped Pirolli successful models went on to create businesses shows on her behalf. from their experiences in the fashion world.

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Don Rodgers

Is That A Don Rodgers? story courtesy lisa R. Adams, Publisher/Editor, Marketplace Magazine For 36 years now, Don Rodgers Ltd. has been

carry here will never be found in a shopping

only as a successful retail business but as a

uniqueness and the very competitive prices. I

an anchor in the West End of Belleville not champion for the community. Always “in-theknow,” owner Roger Wigginton has made it a life-long mission to be involved in making

the West End a wonderful place to live, work and shop.

Visitors flock to the charming store from

as far away as the Illinois communities of Springfield, Alton, Christopher and Prairie du Rocher; or from St. Charles and St. Peters,

South and West Counties, and Fenton in Missouri.

“Really, we are the last fashion boutique in the area that offers men’s and women’s

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mall. Consequently, our customers love that keep my overhead down and pass that savings on to you.”

Originally, Don Rodgers Ltd. was the collaboration of Roger Wigginton and business partner, Don Napoli. “So we took

his first name and my first name – added a ‘d’ to look like a proper name – and opened our

doors offering women’s only clothing in 1976. Just two years later we added menswear.”

The first store was in the Arcades at 6500 West

Main for 18 years before moving across the

street to its present location – for another 18 years. Wigginton bought his friend’s share of the company in 1984 making him the sole

proprietor at that time. Studying the trends daily, he and his long-time

buyer, Linda Watson, could see that fashion

designers were no longer showing as many

dresses as in the past. Seeing an opportunity,

they wisely created a niche in dressy separates perfect for special occasions such as weddings, cruises and nights on the town.

“We offer matching solid slacks, skirts and

shells in every color and then we combine a

fabulous blouse or jacket to make an amazing outfit,” Wigginton said. Then all you need is a

different colorful blouse or jacket and voila… a new outfit! And by the way, most of their

merchandise is made in America or Canada, and come in easy-care, wrinkle-free fabrics most of which can be washed.

Retail Known as the “jacket capital of the Midwest,” Tailor Byrd. Here customers can find suits,

Making the West End his home, Wigginton

styles to wear with a dressy pant or skirt, or trousers, casual pants and jeans. And there are

Blessed Sacrament and Althoff – two live in

shoppers can choose from tons of different sport coats, dress shirts, golf shirts, sweaters, even jeans. Don’t wait too long when the new two seamstresses for alterations on staff season’s items are placed on the shelves – they will likely be gone by the end of the week.

A couple of fun fashion trends for men this fall

and his wife raised three children who went to the area and one in Chicago – and he has two grandchildren with one on the way.

is the long-sleeve woven shirt with contrasting

Even though he still works six days a week at

quite the following because of their great fits “This shirt is great with jeans or casual pants,”

in the city and is the co-chairperson of the West

A couple of Don Rodgers’ Canadian lines have fabric on the inside of the cuffs and collars. and comfy fabrics. In fact, there is a fine-wale Wigginton said. New pullover sweaters and corduroy pant by Tribal that Wigginton has vests this season feature zippers rather than a sold 1,000 pairs of in the last three years alone. crew or v-neck. Yes – that’s 1,000 with three zeroes. “Every

year I have ordered this particular pant in four different colors and every year some women come in and by all four colors – now they have 12 pairs in 12 different colors!!”

“The way people dress now is more casual even in the workplace. Layering a T-shirt under a sweater or shirt is popular, too,” he

Don Rodgers, he finds the time to be involved

Belleville Promotional Committee which falls under the Belleville Chamber umbrella.

“I really enjoy what I’m doing right now,”

he said, “and as long as I have my health, I’ll keep doing it!” SS

said. “Fall is a fun time of the year around

here. I’m getting new merchandise every day

Of course, every Don Rodgers’ fan loves the – the UPS man doesn’t ever pass us by.” “best-fitting” French Dressing Jeans in denim (only $79) or black ($89) that sit at the waist in

regular and petite sizes. “I think these are the only jeans Carol Daniel wears,” he laughed. Daniel has been Don Rodgers’ celebrity spokeswoman on KMOX for years now using her famous line – Is That A Don Rodgers? and happens to be one of his best customers.

The men’s department is equally as impressive with such sophisticated brands as Cutter and

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People You Should Know

Donn Sorensen “We are here for the community’s benefit. I am here to listen to the community we serve.” story by Robin Seaton Jefferson

Sorensen is the president of the East bed infirmary for women and children in St.

master’s degree in business administration and

Mercy Health System). It’s a big job. He’s Mercy Family Center in New Orleans, LA;

Association’s board of directors and a former

Communities for Mercy (formerly Sisters of Louis—also serves the specialized ministries responsible for the strategy setting, growth and Mercy Ministries of Laredo, TX and the operations of roughly 10,000 people in the St. Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. Louis Metropolitan area, which includes two hospitals and around 200 physician offices.

Sorensen was named regional president of

is a member of the American Medical Group chair of the group’s CAO/COO council. He is

a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Mercy’s East Communities in March 2012.

Sorensen said his position, though not without

“My role is to help physicians and Clinic since 2010. Prior to that position, he

as that of any other worker at Mercy. “I

He says it’s a calling.

He had been vice president/COO of Mercy

administrative leaders to be successful in served as executive vice president of Mercy’s

providing quality and cost effective medicine hospitals and services in Springfield, MO and

to this region,” Sorensen said. He works its surrounding communities. He also served with the presidents of Mercy hospitals and as senior vice president/COO for St. John’s Mercy clinics in the region to guide planning, Mercy Clinic. decision-making and achievement of regional and Mercy-wide goals.

He has more than 25 years of experience in

health care including work with Premier

Mercy serves patients in over 400 clinic and Practice Management (a national practice hospital locations in the Midwest, including operations organization), several specialty and

Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. multi-specialty groups in Nashville, TN and

The health care organization—founded by the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and with the Mayo Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1871 as a 25- Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sorensen holds a 48 StreetScape Magazine

great responsibility, is essentially the same have been asked (what a typical day is like) by many people,” he said. “My answer is

there are no typical days in this job. This is a calling. Every health care provider, physician,

nurse, receptionist, housekeeper, food service worker—every one of them—believe it is

a calling, across the region,” he said. “The

better answer is that every day I continue to put a goal out. What is similar for all of us

is the destination is always the same, that we

have a highly performing integrated health system from the doctor’s office to specialty

People You Should Know care to the hospital then back to primary care

disease management, eICU, telestroke and

as possible,” Sorensen said. “We are here

I don’t believe I am unique in that position.

primary care services

listen to the community we serve.”

or to virtual care if need be. What I mean is,

All 10,000 employees care deeply about our

patients, our communities and about doing the right thing.”

One of the best things Mercy is doing,

according to Sorensen, is getting their form

of health care into the communities they

serve. “It’s why we’re making such a deep investment in St. Charles County, so that people are well served and don’t have to travel as far.”

Beginning in 2010 with some 28 community

roundtable meetings, a community master plan in mind and the goal of expanding its footprint, Mercy launched a four-phase

process that provided the health care

organization a road map of its “continual and relentless pursuit to get health care right.”

What they came up with was that patients

needed more physicians, more specialists— such as cardiologists, oncologists and orthopedists—and they need them closer to home.

Mercy is also beginning the trek into the open

frontier of telemedicine or virtual health care. “It is a key solution to the declining supply

and rising demands for physicians,” Sorensen said. Using the technology, doctors are able to

interact with patients in rural areas in real time from health care centers in larger areas. “Our

Center for Innovative Care will help conserve precious medical resources and make them available to every community across

Mercy.” Telemedicine service areas include:

virtual radiology, pediatric cardiology, highrisk pregnancy, psychiatric and mental health services, post-op follow-up, remote

teleneurology, and direct Internet access to

for the community’s benefit. I am here to

By the end of the decade, Mercy is expected to

In the end, Sorensen said success in his

its health care providers and services to St.

to be successful in this job, he or she needs

have invested some $290 million in bringing Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties.

Mercy Zumbehl Road opened September

17, at 1820 Zumbehl Rd. with offices for

position comes from caring. “For a person to care deeply about individual communities and treat them equally, and have a passion and a drive for results and organization.”

family and internal medicine, cardiology

But it also comes from encouraging others.

imaging and laboratory services. The new

leaders in positions and have the resources

and cardiac diagnostic services, OB/GYN,

St. Charles County location is a prototype

for new facilities in the area and across Mercy’s four states.

About 2,200 Mercy co-workers live in St.

Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties, with some 50 Mercy Clinic physicians currently practicing in nine locations. Mercy also has

two urgent care facilities, an imaging center,

“I love to put physicians, co-workers and of technology and equipment in place for them to be successful for our families,” Sorensen said. “But it’s an ongoing process

of education. It’s explaining the why, about why it’s important. It’s not a pep rally or

smile therapy or the flavor of the week. It’s about cultivating deep and lasting relationships with patients.”

rehabilitation services, an endoscopy center

It must be working. ˆ“We all love working


people who have good ideas, work hard and

and a maternal and fetal health center in the In October, Mercy added two pediatricians

and two family medicine physicians in Wentzville. A clinic building is planned for

opening in Winghaven in mid-2013 that will

with Donn because he respects and supports remain focused on improving our service to patients and one another,” said Bob

Davidson, executive director of Mercy marketing and communications.

include three pediatricians and seven adult

Sorensen has two children—a son who is a

specialists. Mercy currently owns 11 acres

is a freshman in high school. He said so far

primary care physicians, along with rotating

just North of St. Charles Community College

on Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. That property will be used to bring a “significant

pediatric presence” from Mercy to St. Charles

sophomore in college, and a daughter who neither has a call for medicine. “My son

said, ‘Dad I don’t want to do what you do. I don’t want to work that hard.’” S  S

County, Sorensen said.

Mercy also intends to bring a multi-specialty practice to O’Fallon in the next several years.

“We believe healthcare should be as local

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story by Elena castle Photo by


In the Heat of the Kitchen Winter is the time of year for celebrating the holidays with good friends, family and drinks. The chilly season brings with it even more reason to stay inside for snug, warm nights and home-cooked comfort foods. With that in mind, Chef Martin Lopez introduces his Sicilian and Mexican heritage to every meal and plate prepared, no matter the season. Martin is the founder of, an international website focusing on the unique tools and resources for his fellow culinarians, as well as spotlighting charitable and fundraising efforts in the world of food.

Ingredients: Serving size: 8 1 pound Italian sweet sausage,

Sausage and Bacon Egg Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella: One of Martin’s favorite recipies, is a satisfying, easy dish that’s also versatile: Accompany it with sliced melon and some assorted pastries for brunch, or with a green salad and warm focaccia for dinner. Enjoy!

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Chef Martin Lopez

½ pound chopped smoked bacon ½ cup chopped shallots 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 5 large eggs 3 large egg yolks 1 cup half and half 1 cup whipping cream 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese ½ teaspoon salt

Preparation Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Sauté sausage and bacon in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of a fork into small pieces, about 10 minutes. Add shallots and garlic and sauté 3 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons parsley; stir 1 minute. Spread sausage mixture in prepared dish. DO AHEAD - Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Whisk eggs, egg yolks, half and half, whipping cream, 1 1/2 cups cheese and salt in large bowl to blend well. Pour egg mixture over sausage mixture in dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons parsley over. Bake until top of casserole is golden brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Food Trucks in Frontier Park


Photos by Michael Schleuter

St. Charles Parks & Recreation Department hosted the first-ever Food Truck Event in Frontier Park along the Missouri River near Historic Main Street. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment as they indulged in a variety of delicious food options that were made available by several different vendors.

The participating food trucks were: Cha Cha Chow - Latin Inspired Food; El Gran Taco - Mexican Food; Go Gyro Go - Greek and Mediterranean Food; Meltdown - Grilled Cheese and Soup; Papa Tom’s Fancy Franks - Gourmet Hog Dogs; Sarah’s Cup Cakes - Cupcakes; Speedway Eatery - Burgers, Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes; and Zia’s Italian Truck - Italian Food. And to wash it all down, Trailhead Brewing Company offered many of their specialize ales. With the success of this event we predict you will see even more Food Trucks descending upon Frontier Park next year!

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Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Cardiology | OB/GYN | Imaging and Lab Services

This isn’t a building. It’s a promise. Before any blueprints were drawn, we listened and learned from our patients and the community. From that foundation, we began construction with one focus — our neighbors in St. Charles County. That’s why our easy-to-get-to location just south of highway 70 is more than a structure. It’s a promise that Mercy is building around you.

1820 Zumbehl Road

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Health Care

st. charles Mayor sally Faith with Mercy east region President donn sorensen.

Mercy Grand opening Photos by Michael Schleuter Mercy regional director for Patient services stacey Hayes, with Internal Medicine physicians sarah davis and Tejaswini nayak.

More than 150 people attended an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mercy’s new facility at 1820 Zumbehl Road on September 27.

sisters of Mercy, from left, sr. Mary Jeremy buckman; sr. Mary elizabeth shea and claudia Ward.

Advanced diagnostic equipment available on-site.

The entry to Mercy Zumbehl road features local rock, high ceilings and stylish lighting.

crosses that hang in each examination room at the Mercy facility were blessed by rev. Patrick d. ryan, Pastor of st. robert bellarmine catholic church in st. charles. A physician work area near the examination rooms.

Mercy VP of business development don kalicak, left, speaks with Linda kalicak and steve Johnson.

sisters of Mercy sr. Mary Jonella rhoda, left, and sr. Mary Jeanette noonan, right, with Patient registration representative Janeane Lang.

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Garrett & Jenn

They’re sort of the “Dharma & Greg” of St. Peters.

Garrett and Jennifer Kasper

story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter A unique couple, the former U.S. Navy

aircraft division at the company’s St. Charles

start to my life. I was traveling the world and

belly dancing and yoga instructor wife, have

Movement Studio in St. Peters.

21, I was taught how to navigate and drive

Blue Angel public affairs officer and his

endured a lot while remaining committed

to each other, despite the obstacles and challenges they’ve faced.

And probably

most importantly, they’ve given each other their dreams.

Garrett and Jennifer Kasper returned to

Jennifer’s hometown of St. Peters, after

traveling the globe which included two years

in Bahrain, a small island country situated near Saudi Arabia, where Garrett was

stationed and where Jennifer lived the life of a Middle Eastern mother of two.

Today, Garrett is a communications specialist

with The Boeing Company in the military

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facility. Jennifer owns and operates Sacred

Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Garrett

is a Navy ROTC scholarship recipient

getting paid to do it,” Garrett said. “At age a $1.5 billion, 9,600-ton warship with 122

missiles and 400 people’s lives in my hands.”

and graduated from Marquette University

And that didn’t even include the girl, although

commissioned ensign, he walked aboard

2000 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church in St.

in Milwaukee, WI, in 1996. As a newly-

USS Monterey in early 1997 home ported in Norfolk, VA, as the ship’s gunnery officer.

A little over a year later, Garrett met Jennifer in the Seville Quarter of Pensacola, FL,

where the 567-foot AEGIS Guided-Missile Cruiser made a port call.

Things couldn’t have been better.


adventure was great. I had the opportunity to explore the ends of the Earth and get a great

they were married a short time later in June Charles.

In late 2000, Garrett went to The Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Meade

Maryland, to study public affairs and crisis

communications. From there he was assigned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a nuclear-

powered aircraft carrier and the first ship in the Navy to be named for the 34th president of the United States.

Dynamic Duo At 1,100 feet in length, Garrett compared the with two small children and an appetite for globe. Eisenhower to the Empire State Building. “If adventure. you lay the Empire State Building on its side

and fill it with 5,000 people and add more than 70 airplanes, that’s roughly the size of the aircraft carrier,” he said.

At the end of his Blue Angel tour, Garrett

It was there that she started belly dancing. “I and Jennifer left the active duty lifestyle had no job. I was lunching with the ladies for her hometown in late 2007. Garrett got every day,” Jennifer said.

“I was doing a job with Monsanto and joined the Navy

a whole lot of nothing. The culture even Reserve in 2008, and Jennifer said it was her

According to Garrett, an aircraft carrier of expected you to hire someone to clean so I turn. “She sacrificed a lot to let me be a Blue that caliber functions much like a city, with literally had nothing to do. At the time, I was Angel. Now it was time to give her a chance sailors taking in 20,000 meals a day and so homesick I would have sold my soul to get to do what she wanted to do,” Garrett said. producing a vast amount of laundry. And he out of Bahrain.” was the “town crier” of that city, handling the public affairs which included running the

radio station and closed circuit television, publishing a daily newspaper, writing the captain’s speeches and responding to any incidents that came along.

“I finally told him I had to do something for

The opportunity to come back to the United me, to feed my spirit because it was broken,” States came when Garrett met one of the Jennifer said. famous Blue Angels on the first night of

OIF. Garrett had taken a Wall Street Journal reporter in to speak with Admiral Tim Keating.

Keating’s aide was an ex-Blue

Garrett said the experience of telling the Angel. “I saw the Blue Angel model plane Navy’s story from the USS Dwight D. sitting on his desk and I told him I had always

Jennifer had been belly dancing for several

years by this time and had been certified to teach yoga as well. Little did she know those pastimes that she had taken up to fill her own soul would become her life’s work.

Eisenhower was unbelievable, to say nothing wanted to be a Blue Angel,” Garrett said. Jennifer opened Barefoot Yoga Studio in of the airplanes taking off from the ship. “It “He said, ‘Why don’t you apply?’” never gets old,” he said. “The sheer power

and force of the airplanes launching off the front of a ship is absolutely incredible to watch.”

Garrett applied and was more than a little surprised to learn he had been selected (the

Promenade Plaza at 7519 Mexico Rd. in St. Peters, in April 2011. But she just recently renamed the place Sacred Movement Studio.

Blue Angels are one of the very few jobs in When she opened the studio it offered

the military that are handpicked based on a handful of yoga classes, all taught by

Garrett and Jennifer soon found themselves a formal interview process) by the United her. Today, the studio is a wellspring of

stationed in Manama, Bahrain, where the States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. movement-based classes, taught by a diverse

United States 5th Fleet is headquartered. Jennifer agreed to support him, thinking they group of professionals from across the globe. Jennifer and their oldest daughter, Helena, would be out of Bahrain sooner. But the truth In addition to yoga, Jennifer offers American would be forced to evacuate the country twice was, they had to wait another year. during their stay for safety reasons. But for the most part, the family felt safe and their second daughter, Meghan, was born there in

2004. In fact, Jennifer and the girls had little

to do other than shop, go to lunch and meet for playgroups.

Tribal Style® (ATS) belly dance lessons.

Garrett said Blue Angels travel nearly 300 “I wanted to be immersed with powerful,

days a year and they “don’t have bad days.” strong, confident women. Yoga and belly The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance dancing sustained me and fed me when I

Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy needed it. Now I want to give that to other and Marine Corps aviation to the United people.” SS States and its Armed Forces to America and

While Garrett was working for an admiral other countries as international ambassadors during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF of goodwill. They are charged with showing

in Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom military might of their Boeing-built F/A-18 (OIF in Iraq), and engaging in more than Hornets and representing the 320,000 active 500 media embarkations, Jennifer was home duty U.S. Navy Sailors stationed across the

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zing to conservative suits. • Black low heels and black flats that are of good quality and fit can go with just about any office style. Keep in mind that trendy is cute in the magazines but is not the investment you should be making for your closet. Buy the basics of your professional wardrobe and spice it up with separates and accessories.

3. Office culture, not counter culture. Your particular industry or office is your world of financial success and livelihood. Fitting in is showing you’re a team player so save the inner fashionista for after hours.


story by Tamara Tungate At an employer poll ranked “appearance” second to “communications skills” in qualities for excellent employees and new hires. Since the majority of our life is spent building our financial success through some type of business, your image goes a long way in promoting your success. There really is no universal rulebook for office dress. Casual or conservative, there are common sense approaches to style for all. Here are the top ten rules to keep in mind. 1. You’re Judged on Image First, Skills Second In a perfect world we would NOT judge a book by its cover, but humans aren’t wired that way. How we present ourselves to others is an important part of our ability to further ourselves within our business world. Think of clothing, hair, makeup and shoes as icing on the cake. The better the

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4. Hoochie heels or flip flops should be left in your closet. Yes, people do notice your feet. The trend for shoes is pretty extreme right now and frankly, painful to watch women wobble in. Sandals or flip flops in the office scream sloppy so exercise sensibility with footwear in the office. Modest heels or conservative flats relay that you are ready to jump in and do the work reliably. 5. Modesty is a virtue. Leave the imagination to us.

6. Don’t Be a Casual Friday Disaster Wow. This is actually a biggie because it has left the door open to some pretty presentation the more appealing it becomes. disturbing choices that show up on Fridays. The image you choose can help reinforce Everyone’s definition of casual is different. or diminish your skills in the eyes of any Keep your weekend plans out of your employer. workplace. Halter tops, t-shirts, bad hair, 2. Invest in the basics. no makeup, etc….really? You should have: 7. Keep it Contemporary • 1 to 2 classic tailored suits in traditional Those 80s power suits are still in such great colors. Off-the-rack suits are one of shape! But if it’s over 5 years old then you the most difficult to fit well so invest in need to donate it. If you lack fresh ideas tailoring. It is amazing what a difference in wardrobe then it could be perceived you a tailored suit makes in a polished and lack fresh ideas in the office. professional image. 8. Express yourself! • Gray and black slacks that fit sit slightly I’ve worked with many a CEO who has below the hip and hang straight without delighted me with interesting necklaces, clinging or flaring at the bottom. This is a classic fit guaranteed to flatter your figure. colorful tops under their suits, a little bling on the wrist and accessories on their desk • Modest blouses that fit well. No tugging that really speak to other sides of them. of the buttons or plunging of the neckline. You should have more of these to mix and match with pants and optional blazers. Colors and smaller patterns can add some

9. Makeup! And I don’t mean your mind. Keep it natural. Browns and taupes are always a safe bet. Don’t buy into trendy

colors or black rimmed eyes. I know many women who go under or way over in this area. If you are totally lost in this department, then ask a friend whose style you admire or hire a professional to educate you. 10. Put in the effort. You’re worth it. Your appearance is a major part of communicating your skills and qualities within your career. Many smart and savvy business women feel lost when it comes to their image. It doesn’t matter what size, how old or how tight your budget is. Looking your best is a timeless quality that deserves your attention.

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Crisis Nursery Photos by Michael Schleuter On Nov. 2, crisis Nursery St. charles and wentzville proudly hosted the 7th Annual “Over the Top for Tots” ladies’ luncheon! This year’s event, hosted by KMOV’s claire Kellett, benefitted the “Healing Hearts Program.”

Penny rogers, diAnne Mueller, shop ‘n save ceo Marlene gephard

diAnne Mueller and kara & Mike gatto (children’s champion Awardees)

crisis nursery ceo diAnne Mueller and best Friends chair charlotte Mcclure


bonnie define and Mayor sally Faith over the Top for Tots guests

kMoV’s claire kellett and karen Prideaux

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senator Tom dempsey and bruce sowatsky

Ladue news editor Trish Muyco-Tobin and Millie cain

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Do you know what the Crisis Nursery did in 2012? * Provided a safe haven to more than 3,323 St. Charles children whose families were homeless, overwhelmed with parental stress, or leaving a domestic violence situation; * Provided crisis counseling to more than 2,223 families in the St. Charles area; and * Provided more than 75,650 hours of crisis care and conducted 743 community outreach visits.

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Today he runs the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles. Jim Franke - Senior Vice President and General Manager at Ameristar

He started out repairing slot machines on the Company, a sister who is a school principal Alton Belle Casino in 1994.

in Illinois and another sister who works in insurance.

His youngest brother passed

Jim Franke, senior vice president and away in 1996. “We were raised in a Christian

Franke said. “Everything has programs now.

They’re more sophisticated. They’re more entertaining and more interactive.”

general manager at Ameristar, is responsible home,” Franke said of his upbringing. “As

He went on to serve as director of Operations

along the Missouri River in St. Charles. trials and tribulations, but God has carried

then as director of Slot Operations at Argosy

for the whole of Operations on the property life comes about, we’ve all went through our That’s no small job. Established in 1994 as us through. That foundation was from our Station Casino St. Charles and re-branded parent’s house.” as Ameristar in 2002, the resort was one of

the first gaming facilities in Missouri. Today The United States Air Force and the United it boasts a full-service luxury spa, indoor- States National Guard had Franke from 1985

outdoor pool, 400-suite luxury hotel, seven to 1990, where he worked on the F-111D,

at Argosy’s Belle of Sioux City, Iowa and in Kansas City. He was promoted to his current position in 2005.

Since joining

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Franke has

served as vice president of Slot Operations and vice president of Casino Operations.

restaurants, 12 bars, two entertainment communications radios, navigational systems

“I can’t take credit for where I’m at. I think

conference center. The resort also features a Shortly after he returned home, he heard

opportunities and created a good life for




22,000-square-foot and tectronic counter measure systems.

130,000-square-foot casino vessel offering about the job at the Alton Belle Casino from about 3,000 slots, more than 50 table games, his sister. She was working in security there

a luxury high-limit room and a 19-table live at that time. “She said they needed someone poker room.

with an electronics background to work on the slot machines,” Franke said. Unlike the

Franke grew up just 20 miles north of high-tech, computerized gaming devices of the casino in Batchtown, IL, the son of a today, the machines at that time were mostly school teacher and an Illinois State Police mechanical. Franke was a slot technician/

chief. The second of four children, Franke slot analyst on the Alton Belle. “In the early has a brother who works for The Boeing days, we had to keep refilling the hoppers,”

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God has worked in my life and created

me,” Franke said. “I’ve been able to walk through, or I should say push through. It seemed like I was never really ready for

the promotions. But God has really had his hand over me throughout my life. And the people around me helped carry me to the next position.”

Franke said a lot of the fears people held over

gaming in the early nineties have not been

People You Should Know realized. “There was a lot of speculation,

or musicians on the national stage. Bret

it’s always different, new people, new

said. “(Ameristar) does a lot of great things.

and polite guy. He was just somebody you

changing,” he said.

but none of that has come to pass,” Franke We are active in and support this community

in a number of ways. Gaming is merely an entertainment option,” Franke said. “Guests

come in and get away from the stresses of life for a while.”

Michaels was just a very nice, down-to-earth

equipment. The environment is constantly

would want to go hunting or fishing with.”

else out there. It’s just a job I’m grateful to have.” SS

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with my lawn service and continues to support me with JOYS,” he said. A small stint at the community college was more for his parent’s benefit than his own, he said. They wanted him to go to college. He tried it, hated it and left it after just one semester. Doing so gave him a clear conscious to start the business he had only dreamt about. Austin opened JOYS by Austin Warren Design in April of 2011. Less than two years later, he has already expanded twice. With some 3,500 square feet, the shop has already become a staple on Main Street. “It just took off,” he said.


Owner and Founder Austin Warren

Vintage Meets Modern story by Robin Seaton Jefferson Photo by Michael Schlueter Vintage meets modern at JOYS by Austin Warren Design, where an old trunk can be transformed into a trendy side table or an old chapeau and an antiquated piece of jewelry can make a new dress a classic.

Just in time for Festival of the Little Hills, he recently opened the Austin Warren Warehouse directly behind JOYS, at 604 South Main Street. “It’s 1950s and sixties meet modern 2000,” he said. Austin will put vintage collars on new dresses or pair a new dress with a 1950s hat. He’ll use an old trunk as a coffee or side table or old medicine bottles for flower vases.

“I love to mix the different times. I hope peoa lawn service since I was 15 years old and ple get it.” So far they do. saved all of my money,” he said.

From his industrial looking jewelry—a colHe said his family will inform anyone of his lection of rings, bracelets and necklaces made decorating prowess. “I decorated all of the from the parts of old factories—to anything Christmas trees for years,” he said. “I just enreminiscent of a picnic in Paris, Austin is Owner and Founder Austin Warren said he joyed it.” making a name for himself in St. Charles. wants his clients to find the joys in their lives. Warren said that it’s quite possible the women He recently participated in the Fourth Annual Cleverly named for his maternal grandmother, in his life have had a powerful influence over Greater St. Charles Fashion Week at Ameristar Joyce Brannan, Warren’s shop is a dream in him, but none of them became designers. “I Casino Resort & Spa. the making. have always loved interior design and fashion Austin said he loves his work. “I get to come Featuring home decor, antiques, floral ar- design,” he said. “I grew up with twin sisters to work and work with friends and people I rangements, vintage clothing, jewelry, gifts and my mom. I always went shopping with want to be around,” he said. “I’m making a and just about anything Warren can dream up them. We even went on date nights together.” change in someone’s life. It’s nice to know.” or by from a trade show or flea market, JOYS But maybe the most influential in his life is by Austin Warren Design is located at 600 His parents even agree. SS Warren’s grandma, Joyce Brannan, for whom South Main Street in St. Charles. “The beautihe named his shop and who brings him lunch ful historic building and cobblestone road cre“every single day. We have always been reate a wonderful shopping atmosphere,” Warally close,” he said. “We have a special conren said. “The store itself is a work of art.” nection. She is 81 and I am 21, but we don’t For more information on JOYS by Whether outfitting the home or the person, think there are any years between us. We are Austin Warren Design, contact Warren at 636-724-2124 or Warren said he has always had a passion for just friends.”, design. Even as a teenager, he dreamt of openWarren said his dad, Lance Warren, did his or visit ing a shop on Historic Main Street. “I had part for the men. “My dad was a huge help JOYSbyAustinWarrenDesign. 68 StreetScape Magazine

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A Missouri Mile with Ann Hazelwood RISE AND DINE IN MISSOURI

story by Ann Hazelwood Photos by Joel H watkins IV With the cooler weather season, you are unusual breakfast combinations at the

likely to rise in the darker early hours before famous GOODY, GOODY DINER in St.

the sun rises. This encourages us to rise and Louis. I recommend the catfish and eggs dine with a healthier appetite, and no one or fried chicken with waffles! SPENCERS does it better than right here in Missouri. GRILL in Kirkwood is where you not only

Perhaps it’s also nature’s way of keeping us find great food like their award winning

BED AND BREAKFASTS A B&B’s reputation can easily be built on its delicious breakfast. Many owners

are previous chefs and offer their own cookbooks for sale. The historic THE

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warm for the cold days ahead.

biscuits and gravy, but you’re likely to


a scoop of ice cream with swirled chocolate No one does a brunch better than the

is where many Presidents have stayed. Their Much of Missouri is rural and folks have sit next to local celebrities and Cardinal breakfast braid is unique in that it enfolds been raised with a heartier breakfast and a baseball players, who love to go there. The many delicious goodies and served with good cup of strong coffee. Health experts striking red and white décor would attract fruit and hash browns. WHITE CLIFF claim that the breakfast we eat at the start most anyone, especially yours truly! If you MANOR in St. Mary, Missouri resides on of the day is not only the most important are into large portions, check out BILLY a hill overlooking the bluffs. Their elegant meal of the day, but also helps control our GAILS in Branson, Missouri. It’s where champagne breakfast only contains locally weight. It keeps us from over-eating the rest you can eat pancakes the size of hubcaps grown product; including free range chicken of the day. Skipping breakfast can increase that fall over your plate. THE BROADWAY eggs from the local farmers. You can be your body’s insulin response, which in turn DINER in Columbia, Missouri is famous served in the elegant dining room or in your for its Riverside Slinger. Everything but increases fat storage and weight gain. own room. English imports to purchase can the kitchen sink is grilled, and then topped be found in THE TEA BOX, located in the Now that you know of its benefits, you with chili! AUNT MARTHA’S PANCAKE back yard smoke house. can indulge in some of Missouri’s best HOUSE in Springfield, Missouri has seen breakfast eats. As I did some of my research many a traveler come through on their way BRUNCHES AND FINER DINING for my breakfast book, I found them to to Branson. Willie Nelson washed dishes You’ll find these kinds of places particularly divide accordingly. there in 1960. The chocolate pancake with popular for celebrating special occasions.

In the St. Louis region, you can get some syrup is guaranteed to make your list of top charming STONE SOUP COTTAGE in ten breakfast visits. Cottleville, Missouri. It has a list of awards 70 StreetScape Magazine

for its culinary expertise. Your five course

brunch is pre-determined and includes a

glass of champagne. MISS AIMEE B’S TEA ROOM in St. Charles, Missouri has a

Victorian setting and an extensive breakfast menu. My recommendations are the green

eggs and ham on toasted ciabatta, topped with cherry tomatoes and spinach leaves or the Dutch Baby oven pancake, served with fruit and bacon.

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Missouri farmers have increased their market

The up, eat and go culture has many of us

eating our breakfast in the car each day. The drive through lines can be long and

sometimes driven by impatient customers.

Fast food places are now trying to become more sophisticated and healthy with their

menu choices. The coffee selection has improved


revenue for little service.



by providing free range chicken eggs, fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products

directly to the consumer at all the Farmer’s Markets you find throughout the state. Many now offer wholesale opportunities to

commercial outlets. Remember when you “rise and dine” each morning, support your Missouri farmers and restaurants that want

to provide you with everyone’s favorite meal-----BREAKFAST! S  S

Review by Vicki Erwin In her fiction debut, Ann Hazelwood (former Shed Quilt. The pattern for the quilt is also owner of Patches Etc on Main Street) available. introduces the reader to Anne Brown, a Immerse yourself in this family story as florist in Colebridge, a community that may warm and cozy as the quilt in the title. seem eerily familiar. Anne learns to quilt as well as discovering a number of family secrets and perhaps a . . . ghost? The story follows Anne and her family through a number of life changes that include finding romance, adding family members and other title THE BASEMENT QUILT surprises. Author Ann Hazelwood The basement quilt itself is an important part of the story set in an extended family and opens the door for future episodes and more quilts as we eagerly await The Potting

Buy it at Main Street Books 307 S Main St., St. Charles MO 63301 (636) 949-0105 Follow us on twitter @mainstreetbooks

The Carrollton manor Book Club welcomed local author Ann Hazelwood to discuss her new novel, The Basement Quilt. Seated: Ann Hazelwood and Dianne Garrison Standing left to right: Carol Costain, Sheila McPherson, Mary Ann Haas, Mary Lou Hannegan, Karen Skonning and Sandy Hershey.

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cameras, etc) “That can be a very healing thing,” says Sinise, supporting his friend. At the Family Arena show, Williams and the band presented a local veteran with a brand new camera, so she could follow her passion for photography. From the serious to the zany, StreetScape caught up with Comedian/actor Bob Zany while he was staying in St. Charles recently before his show at the Wildey Theatre.

StreetScape TV Comedians, Actors, and Musicians, Oh My! story by Gayle Gallagher, Producer of StreetScape TV Photos by wyatt weed, Scott Benson, and Gayle Gallagher As the producer of StreetScape TV, it has been a pleasure to visit so many local businesses, to see so many interesting places, and to meet so many interesting people in the St. Charles area. As any of our show’s guests can tell you, our small production team ascends on a location and transforms their home or business into a mini-studio for the duration of the interview.

As we have grown the TV show (which is now airing on ABC 30) we have grown our reach a bit as well. We have started including interviews with some celebrity names that pass through our town. Recently, we had some fun talking to actor/director Gary Sinise and comedian/actor Bob Zany. (All of these interviews can be seen on our TV website at http://www.StreetScape.TV.) Our crew was welcomed into the Family Arena to film our host Aprille Trupiano recording introductions for one episode. On this particular day, actor/director/musician Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band were there to perform. Both Sinise and his co-founder of the band, Kimo Williams took a break after 72 StreetScape Magazine

sound check to chat with StreetScape. The band is fantastic to listen to, but it is what they do behind the scenes is even more amazing.

The band tours constantly, doing shows for military personnel, veterans, and benefit shows to raise money for different veterans organizations.

“9-11 hit Gary really hard - well, it hit all of us really hard, but for Gary, something clicked,” says Wiliams.

In his mission to serve and honor the needs of our military, he started the Gary Sinise Foundation. (http://www. “We’re trying to help fill the gaps where the government leaves off. We create and support our own programs, but support other worthy military charities that are out there that can use a hand.”

Bob Zany started out his stand-up career in 1977 on The Gong Show at age 15 and has been doing stand-up comedy ever since. He has appeared on TV Shows like Roseanne, The Drew Carey Show and The Tonight Show, and in films such as Joe Dirt and The Informant. He tours the country constantly doing standup shows. Weekly radio appearances on the Bob & Tom Show have made Bob Zany a recognizable name to listeners in over 150 cities. “I love the Midwest,” Bob told us before going on stage. “I am very fortunate that Bob & Tom is on in these markets so people really do know who I am because of that.”

A documentary about Bob Zany’s life and career has just been released. Close But No Cigar is about his life on the road, his history, and his quest to get the ever-evasive hour-long comedy special. In the film, Rick Messina (Manager of Drew Carey and Tim Allen) sums up Zany’s career quite well. “When someone says Bob Zany has been around for 30 years… how come he hasn’t made it? I disagree. I think Bob HAS made it!”

He may not be a household name, but Bob Zany has been doing what he loves for three decades, which in the eyes of many make his career a success. “I’m very fortunate. I’m an optimist with a reality chaser. I know the glass is half full, I just want to know who’s been drinking out of it.” “What else am I going to do?” says Zany in the documentary. “I have 28 units in junior college and 10 of them are in volleyball. I really don’t have much to fall

The United States Veterans Art Program (USVAP, founded by Williams, is one of those charities. It supplies artistic tools to US Veterans. Williams’ back on.” For more information, tour dates or mission is to go to every VA in the US with to buy the DVD: artistic tools of some sort (paints, instruments, SS

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony Veteran’s Memorial at Bishop’s Landing


Rendezvous Concert The Conservatory 7:30pm “Geoffrey Seitz” Free

23-December 24 Trains On Main 222 North Main Train Display Hosted by Frenchtown Heritage Museum


Las Posadas Starts Boone’s Lick & Main Procession of Mary & Joseph seeking shelter at the “inn” • 6pm Produced & Funded by Main Street Church

7 & 14 Candlelight Christmas Walk Augusta 5-10pm 8


Wednesdays & Fridays 6:30pm-9pm Saturdays 11am-9pm Sundays 12-5pm Christmas Eve 11am-2pm

Main Street comes alive with Christmas Legends, Santas, Carolers, & More.

Santa’s North Pole Dash Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Frontier Park and Main Street

ring rles du any a h C t r so m e Sain Explor on… we offe Lodging, g, as any se ities – Dinin ctions! l i t b i t A ra poss ing, & p p o h S

2013 Check website for more upcoming events JANUARY 26

Fete de Glace Festival of Ice 100-200 Blocks of North Main


Wine & Dine Culinary Experience Saint Charles Convention Center 6:30-10pm


Moolah Shrine Parade Riverside Drive

14-17 Missouri Valley Women’s Basketball Conference The Family Arena




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