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Taste over 100 bourbons paired with chocolates and BBQ. The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s. www. caramelroom.com

Ever wonder why so many Egyptian statues have broken noses? This exhibit finally answers why. Displaying nearly 40 masterpieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, “Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt” examines widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by religious and political motivations in Ancient Egypt by contrasting damaged and undamaged works of art. Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Blvd., 314.754.1850. pulitzerarts.org

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Best known for his paintings, French artist Paul Gauguin was renowned for his experimental use of color. Now see his works in person at “Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention.” This exhibit displays 90 works of art, ranging from paintings to wood carvings, ceramics, prints and writings. Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, 314.721.0072. www.slam.org

10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH Pompeii: The Exhibition Through August This exhibit features 150 authentic artifacts from the Pompeii Explosion. Saint Louis Science Center. www.slsc.org

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The Muny’s 101st Season August1-12, 5-11 Forest Park’s outdoor theater presents “Paint Your Wagon” and Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” muny.org

Aerialympics August 2-4 Watch death-defying feats set to music and performed on aerial silks, lyra hoops and more. Grandel Theatre. www.thegrandel.com

Festival of Nations August 24-25 This free festival celebrates the different cultures of St. Louis. Tower Grove Park. festivalof nationsstl.org

Assisted Living: The Musical August 1-11 21st-century seniors party like it’s 1969 in this musical comedy. Playhouse at Westport Plaza. www. playhouseatwestport.com

Brandi Carlile August 11 The Grammy-winner performs with Valerie June. Fabulous Fox Theatre. www.fabulousfox.com

Katya August 28 See the star drag queen on her “Help me I’m Dying” Comedy Tour. The Pageant. www.thepageant.com

Double Vision Revisited August 13 Jazz greats Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller perform their Grammy-winning album. The Sheldon Concert Hall. www.thesheldon.org

24th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival August 30-Sept. 1 Over 65 local bands gather for this two-day festival featuring 19 hours of blues music. Laclede’s Landing. bigmuddybluesfestival.com

Tenacious D August 2 The comedy-rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass perform. Stifel Theatre. www.stifeltheatre.com

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While St. Louis may be known for Major League Baseball, it also offers plenty of other sports action. Grab a seat (or jump right in) at one of these uncommon events, whether you head to Carshield Field for some Frontier League games or race through the dark in Forest Park. DAVID LANCASTER

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bar and lounge, making it a great stop “Watching GATEWAY GRIZZLIES for families or people wishing to enjoy Everyone has heard of the Cardinals, but a Grizzlies did you know they are not the only pro the last days of summer. This month the game [is] an baseball team in the St. Louis area? The Rascals’ schedule features home games Gateway Grizzlies are part of the Frontier August 7-11, 21-22 and 28-29. opportunity League, the oldest currently running 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon, MO, 636.240.2287. rivercityrascals.com professional independent baseball league, to see some formed in 1993. The Grizzlies battle at big names GCS Credit Union Ballpark minutes from SAINT LOUIS FC (SOCCER) St. Louis in Sauget, Illinois. The Get your pro soccer fix with the Saint before they downtown Grizzlies formed in 2001, and have since Louis FC (“FC” stands for “football club”) become big.” sent over 30 players to MLB affiliates, of the United Soccer League. The team so watching a Grizzlies game means an opportunity to see some big names before they become big. The Grizzlies play home games August 6-11, 20-25 and 30-31. 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd., Sauget, IL, 618.337.3000. gatewaygrizzlies.com

RIVER CITY RASCALS The St. Louis area actually has not one, but two, Frontier League teams. The River City Rascals originally began in 1999 and play home games at Carshield Field in O’Fallon, Missouri, which is equipped with a patio, picnic area, playground,

plays in the Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. In keeping with soccer teams around the world, St. Louis FC has a very dedicated fanbase, with a resident independent supporters group called the St. Louligans. Listen for their roster of impressive chants (hear them all at stlouligans.com/chants) and look for their giant flags and banners at the next home game against the Memphis 901 FC on August 6 or against the Charleston Battery on August 10. 1 Soccer Park Road, Fenton, MO, 636.680.0997. www.saintlouisfc.com

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ST. LOUIS GLO RUN Are you ready to get in on the action? Sign up for the St. Louis Glo Run, a 5K/10K chip-timed race that takes place on August 17 starting at 8:20 pm in beautiful Forest Park. This nighttime race will have you running through blacklit tunnels and unlit portions of Forest Park, so make sure to accessorize with glo sticks and neon colors. Headlamps will be available to purchase at the race. Medals will be awarded for all finishers and winners in each age group. 224.757.5425. theglorun.com

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Do you have a need for speed? Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway, just east of downtown St. Louis in Madison, Illinois, presents a combination of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series EastWest combo race—two races on the same track on the same day, August 24. In addition to America’s best drivers, the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 also draws competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The raceway offers plenty of drag strip, oval track and road course action all month, including the Formula Drift on August 9-10. 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL, 618.215.8888. www.wwtraceway.com

Cardinals are proud owners of 11 World Series championships (the most of any team other than the New York Yankees). This month at Busch Stadium, the Redbirds as they are affectionately known, continue their quest for one more World Series title and take on the Chicago Cubs on August 1, the Pittsburgh Pirates August 9-11, the Milwaukee Brewers August 19-21, the Colorado Rockies August 22-25 and Cincinnati Reds August 30-31. 700 Clark St., Tickets: 314.345.9000. www.mlb.com/cardinals

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egardless of which team you support, head to one of these six locales to celebrate a win with fellow fans, all just a short drive from where you watched the game.

CASINO QUEEN The racing crowd at WWT Raceway can keep the action going at Casino Queen, home to the loosest slot machines in the area and Sevens sports lounge and nightclub. 200 S. Front St., East St. Louis, IL, 618.874.5000. www.casinoqueen.com

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GOOD TIMES SALOON Gateway Grizzlies fans often congregate at the Good Times Saloon Patio Bar, voted St. Louis’ favorite wings and appetizers and best patio bar. 200 N. Main St., Dupo, IL, 618.286.9693.

JJ TWIG'S PIZZA & PUB River City Rascals fans head to JJ Twig’s Pizza & Pub, home of the double decker pizza—two layers of thin crust and two layers of meat and cheese. 1090 Tom Ginnever Ave., O’Fallon, MO, 636.379.4446. www.jjtwigsofallon.com

HOTSHOTS SPORTS BAR & GRILL Soccer fans can chill at Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill, which is equipped with pool tables, dart boards, bigscreen TVs and a late-night menu served up by waitresses in a referee uniform. 950 S. Highway Drive, Fenton, MO, 636.343.1900. hotshotsnet.com

SUB ZERO VODKA BAR Glo Run runners can wind down at Sub Zero Vodka Bar near Forest Park. This bar offers the largest selection of vodka in the country, plus sushi, burgers and a gluten-free menu, so both the health conscious and the indulgent can find something to eat. 308 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.1200. subzerovodkabar.com

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After a Cardinals game, head across the street to Ballpark Village, which offers 11

different dining and drinking options, including Cardinals Nation and Budweiser Brew House. 601 Clark Ave., 314.797.7530. Stlballparkvillage.com

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Head to Chris’ at the Docket for all-day breakfast and Sen Thai Asian Bistro for Thai- and Japaneseinspired specialties. Catch spectacular views of the Arch at 360, the rooftop bar and restaurant atop Hilton at the Ballpark.

Get a haircut, shave or trim and shop for men’s clothing and accessories at Dapper Gents Grooming Lounge. While you’re there, take advantage of the shoe-shine and tailoring services. Find uncommon gifts, graphic novels and collectibles at Star Clipper.

A visit isn’t complete without seeing the Gateway Arch. History buffs should visit the Campbell House Museum, and art lovers should stroll through Citygarden sculpture park.

City Museum continues to rule as St. Louis’ most unorthodox, atypical and imaginative attraction, complete with a Ferris wheel, ten-story spiral slide and many more surprising elements. Grab a show at Stifel Theatre, the renovated 3,100-seat theater built in 1934, with offerings ranging from concerts to comedy and musicals.

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1000 Washington Ave., Suite 2, 314.925.8542, dappergentsgrooming.com  Star Clipper

1319 Washington Ave., 314.240.5337, www.fantasy booksinc.com/locations/ star-clipper

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Memorial Drive between Chestnut and Market streets, 877.982.1410, www.gatewayarch.com  Campbell House Museum 1508 Locust St.,

314.421.0325, www.camp bellhousemuseum.org  Citygarden 801 Market St., 314.241.3337, citygardenstl.org

 City Museum 750 N. 16th St., 314.231.2489, www.citymuseum.org  Stifel Theatre 1400 Market St., 314.499.7600, www.stifeltheatre.com

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ENTERTAINMENT Casinos AMERISTAR CASINO RESORT SPA St. Charles casino features the latest, most popular games, a wide variety of fine and casual dining and live music venues, plus a hotel, spa and pool in a facility with a distinctive Victorian look. Open daily. 1 Ameristar Blvd., 636.949.7777. www.ameristarstcharles.com

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CASINO QUEEN HOTEL & CASINO Located across the Mississippi River from the Gateway Arch, the Casino Queen was named the “Loosest Slots in the Country.” Grab a bite to eat at one of its delicious dining establishments. Events calendar online. Gaming daily. 200 S. Front St., 800.777.0777. www.casinoqueen.com HOLLYWOOD CASINO 120,000 square foot of gaming action, including 2,100 slots and a poker room. Lots of dining and entertainment options. Free admission. Gaming 24/7. 777 Casino Center Drive, 855.785.4263. www.holly woodcasinostlouis.com LUMIÈRE PLACE CASINO Features 75,000 square feet of gaming action, 1,300 slot machines and more than 50 table games, including a dedicated 10-table poker room. Great dining and shopping options. Free admission. Open daily. 999 N. Second St., 314.881.7777. www.lumiereplace.com

BALLPARK VILLAGE Sports bar/restaurant/entertainment complex hosts events, concerts, live-band karaoke, movie nights and more. 601 Clark Ave., 314.797.7530. www.stlballparkvillage.com CLUB VIVA The Latin dancing by regulars reaches a high level of skill here. Beginner salsa lessons included with cover charge, Th & Sa. Open W-Sa. 408 N. Euclid Ave., 314.361.0322. www.clubvivastl.com

Sports-bar menu. Open Th-Sa, plus all Cardinals home games. 756 S. Fourth St., 314.925.8868. www.game6stl.com POP’S 24/7 club on the east side of the Mississippi River attracts a lineup of once and future names. Party animals head here when the St. Louis clubs close. 401 Monsanto Ave., Sauget, 618.274.6720. www.popsrocks.com

FUBAR Local and regional rock bands tear it up at this super-loud club, featuring a touch-screen jukebox, pool, two bars and video games. 3108 Locust St., 314.289.9050. www.fubarstl.com

ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR Indulge in craft cocktails and small plates as you gaze out at St. Louis (and the world’s largest, rotating man-made moon) on this solar-powered rooftop. Eclipse Restaurant and Rooftop Twilight Room also on-site. Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar in The Loop, 314.721.1111. www.moonrisehotel.com

GAME 6 HONKY TONK JOINT Funky, energetic bar features live Nashville-style honky tonk.

TIN ROOF Nashville nightlife meets St. Louis with the best local musicians, Southern-inspired bar

menu and more. Karaoke, music trivia, bingo parties, S-Th; DJ and live bands, F-Sa. 1000 Clark Ave., 314.240.5400. www.tinroofstlouis.com.

Sports EAGLE SPRINGS GOLF COURSE 27-hole golf and instructional facility in north St. Louis County’s Veteran’s Memorial Park. The 18-hole championship course is par 72 and 6,583 yards. 2575 Redman Road, west of Highway 367, 314.355.7277. www.eaglesprings.com MISSOURI BLUFFS GOLF CLUB Tom Fazio-designed course is consistently ranked as one of the best in the Midwest. Dynamic pricing. 18 Research Park Circle, Saint Charles, 636.939.6494. www.mobluffs.com

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Nightlife ATOMIC COWBOY One of the city’s coolest clubs pairs an art lounge, a mexicue menu (a Mexican and barbeque smash-up), boutique spirits and craft beer, DJs and live music with free Wi-Fi. Open daily. 4140 Manchester Ave., 314.775.0775. www.atomiccowboystl.com

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NORMAN K. PROBSTEIN GOLF COURSE Renovated course in Forest Park now offers three nine-hole courses designed by Hale Irwin. 6141 Lagoon Drive, in the northwest corner of Forest Park, Forsyth entrance, 314.367.1337. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS The Cardinals play at Busch Stadium. Tours (includes Cardinals Museum) year-round start at Gate 3, $18 adults, $16 seniors; $14 kids 15 and under; free kids 3 and under, no tours on days with afternoon game. Ticket prices vary by game. Upcoming home games: Diamondbacks (August 12-14); Pirates (August 15-17); Astros (August 26-28); Cubs (August 30-31). Eighth and Clark, 314.345.9600. www.mlb.com/cardinals

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STONEWOLF GOLF CLUB Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Lessons available. Senior discounts, dynamic pricing. 1195 Stonewolf Trail, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 618.624.4653. www.stonewolfgolf.com TAPAWINGO NATIONAL GOLF COURSE Gary Player-designed 27-hole course offers variety of wooded hills and links-style play. 13001 Gary Player Drive, 636.349.3100. www.tapawingogolf.com

Ticket Services BIG TOWN TICKETS National ticket service based in St. Louis offers theater, concert and sporting event tickets, including Cardinals’ games. 9849 Manchester Road, 314.329.7328. www.bigtowntickets.com

Venues BLUEBERRY HILL A St. Louis landmark music club and restaurant filled with pop culture memorabilia that features national bands. 6504 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.4444. www.blueberryhill.com

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DELMAR HALL 750-seat intimate concert venue next door to The Pageant brings in emerging talent in a mid-level concert building. 6133 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.6161. www.delmarhall.com ENTERPRISE CENTER (PERFORMANCES) This sports arena known for being the home of the Blues hosts a variety of non-sporting events ranging from concerts to family-friendly events. 14th and Clark streets, 314.622.5400. www.enterprisecenter.com THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE This beautiful and historic theatre draws big names and a variety of programs ranging from Broadway performances to rock concerts. 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678. www.fabulousfox.com FIREBIRD See national touring bands, local talent and the occasional comedian in a casual atmosphere. 2706 Olive St. www.firebirdstl.com THE FOCAL POINT Intimate venue for traditional and original music also hosts traditional dancing sessions. 2720 Sutton Blvd., 314.328.4810. www.thefocalpoint.org FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB Longtime stand-up club has been making people laugh for over 35 years. See the best of local talent and big-name acts. 614 Westport Plaza, 314.469.6692. www.stlouisfunnybone.com GRANDEL THEATRE Repurposed church building in Grand Center houses The Dark Room nightclub/photo gallery and hosts performances by resident and touring companies. 3610 Grandel Square, 314.533.0367. www.thegrandel.com HELIUM COMEDY CLUB Comedy club in Saint Louis Galleria brings in top talent

including comedians such as Marc Maron, Bill Bellamy and Ms. Pat. 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.1260. www.heliumcomedy.com JAZZ ST. LOUIS Located in Grand Center, this intimate dining room/music club features a lineup of stellar musicians. 3536 Washington Ave., Grand Center, 314.571.6000. www.jazzstl.org KRANZBERG ARTS CENTER This venue consists of four disctinct spaces—a black box theater, a studio performance stage, intimate gallery and an education center. See everything from theatre to comedy to live music here. 501 N. Grand Blvd., 314.533.0367. www.kranzbergartscenter.org THE MARCELLE This state-of-the-art black box theater hosts a variety of performance groups. 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, 314.533.0367. www.kranzbergarts foundation.org/the-marcelle THE MUNY St. Louis’ grand, 11,000-seat outdoor musical theater in Forest Park. The Muny has put on more than 100 summer seasons of Broadway musicals under the stars. One Theatre Drive, 314.361.1900. www.muny.org OFF BROADWAY One of St. Louis’ best listening rooms features local and regional blues, folk & roots rock. The smaller stage makes the audience feel like part of the show. 3509 Lemp Ave., www.offbroadwaystl.com OLD ROCK HOUSE Live music by local and national talent rocks this 6,000-squarefoot club. See everything from bluegrass and blues to reggae and indie. 1200 S. Seventh St. at Hickory Street, 314.588.0505. www.oldrockhouse.com

THE PAGEANT This 2,000-plus-seat concert/ comedy venue is one of the top concert venues in the U.S. No matter where you sit or stand in the venue, you’ll always be within 70 feet of the stage. 6161 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.6161. www.thepageant.com PLAYHOUSE AT WESTPORT PLAZA The 250-seat venue hosts touring Broadway shows and OffBroadway entertainment that otherwise would not be available in the St. Louis area. 635 Westport Plaza, 314.534.1111. www.playhouseat westport.com STIFEL THEATRE Renovated 1934 theater (rhymes with “gleeful”) seats 3,100 in red and gold opulence. Find a wide variety of events ranging from concerts of all genres to comedy and kid-friendly events. 1400 Market St., 314.499.7600. www.stifeltheatre.com

ATTRACTIONS City Sites ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY & BIERGARTEN Tours of the world-famous brewery allow guests 21 or older to try samples of A-B products. Reservations requested. The Biergarten offers more than 15 beers on tap, beer flights, brewmaster tastings and food. 1200 Lynch St., 314.577.2626. www.budweisertours.com MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN Founded in 1859, this is the Nation’s oldest continuously operating botanical garden as well as a National Historic Landmark. See 79 acres of beautiful gardens, including a 14acre Japanese garden and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314.577.5100. www.missouribotanical garden.org

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Make it a full day and visit Grizzly Ridge, Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Children’s Zoo. Ride the Zooline Railroad and marvel at nearly 18,000 animals. General admission is free, and even better with an Adventure Pass. Learn more at (314) 781-0900 or stlzoo.org.

ST. LOUIS WALK OF FAME Embedded in the sidewalks of The Loop area, the St. Louis Walk of Fame consists of brass stars and bronze plaques honoring more than 150 St. Louisans, including Josephine Baker and Tennessee Williams. Delmar Boulevard, between Kingsland and Skinker, 314.727.7827. www.stlouiswalkoffame.org

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FOREST PARK One of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. covers 1,300 acres. Home to Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum. 5595 Grand Drive, 314.367.7275. www.forestparkforever.org GATEWAY ARCH & GATEWAY ARCH RIVERBOATS The Gateway Arch experience includes the Tram Ride to the Top, “Monument to the Dream” movie, Gateway Arch Museum and the Arch Store, open daily. Riverboats offer sightseeing and dinner cruises on replicas of 19th-century steamboats daily. Fourth and Chestnut streets, 877.982.1410. www.gatewayarch.com MAGIC HOUSE—ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM In this participatory museum (regularly cited as one of the top children’s museums in the

MYSEUM Fun and learning go hand-inhand at this thoroughly participatory children’s museum. Exhibits/activities include a magnetic ball wall, interactive video wall, imagination playground and more. 283 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, 636.220.7930. stlmyseum.com SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER Investigate, explore and engage with science through fun and interactive learning experiences. Seven hundred-plus interactive experiences, live science demonstrations and special exhibitions. Open daily. 5050 Oakland Ave., 314.289.4400. www.slsc.org SAINT LOUIS ZOO One of the top zoos in the U.S., the Saint Louis Zoo houses more than 16,000 animals, many of them rare and endangered. Admission to the Zoo and most of its exhibits is free. Open daily. One Government Drive, 314.781.0900. www.stlzoo.org

Museums & Historical Sites CAHOKIA MOUNDS 2,200-acre state historic site preserves the remains of the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico, including the Monks Mound. Open W-Su. 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, Illinois, 618.346.5160. www.cahokiamounds.org CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM Built in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this extravagant three-story home was the residence of renowned fur trader Robert Campbell. See hundreds

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CITY MUSEUM Four floors of eclectic experiences and a rooftop theme park; one of the most memorable places in St. Louis. Open daily. 750 N. 16th St., 314.231.2489. www.citymuseum.org

U.S.), visitors are treated to a mind-boggling array of experiences. Open Tu-Su, Labor Day through Memorial Day. 516 S. Kirkwood Road, 314.822.8900. www.magichouse.org

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SOULARD FARMER’S MARKET One of the oldest public markets in the U.S. and one of the best free shows in town. The Soulard Farmer’s Market is at its peak on Sa morning. Open W- Sa. Lafayette Avenue and Seventh Street, 314.622.4180. www.soulardmarket.com


of original Campbell possessions from the mid-1880s. Open W-Su. 1508 Locust St., 314.421.0325. www.campbellhousemuseum.org CARDINALS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM More than100 years of St. Louis Cardinals history illuminated through photos, trophies, videos and memorabilia in the 8,000-square-foot museum within Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village. Open daily. 601 Clark Ave., just north of Busch Stadium, 314.345.9880. www.mlb.com/cardinals

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THE ECONOMY MUSEUM The award-winning museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis explains the economy and your role in it through nearly 100 exhibits; many interactive. Free admission. Open M-F. One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust streets, 314.444.7309. www.stlouisfed.org/ inside-the-economy-museum FIELD HOUSE MUSEUM Built in 1845, this three-story structure was the childhood home of Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” Field’s father, Roswell, initiated the lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott Decision. Open W-Su. 634 S. Broadway, 314.421.4689. www.fieldhousemuseum.org GRIOT MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY This museum seeks to be the premier resource for Black history and culture in Missouri, and features life-size likenesses of Dred and Harriet Scott, George Washington Carver and other African Americans of note with a Missouri connection. Open W-Sa. 2505 St. Louis Ave., 314.241.7057. www.thegriotmuseum.com INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM The IPHF preserves, promotes and educates on the history of photography through its collec-

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tion of photographic tools and images and special exhibits. Open W-Sa. 3415 Olive St., 314.535.1999. www.iphf.org LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM Some 60 pieces of contemporary sculpture by artists of international stature mark the 105-acre facility, one of the nation’s major sculpture parks. Free admission. Open daily. 12580 Rott Road, 314.615.5278. www.laumeiersculpturepark.org LEWIS & CLARK BOATHOUSE & NATURE CENTER Facility houses replica Corps of Discovery boats, Lewis and Clark artifacts, exhibits and ongoing living history demonstrations. Open daily. 1050 S. Riverside Drive, 636.947.3199. www.lewisandclarkcenter.org LEWIS & CLARK STATE HISTORIC SITE Interpretive Center features exhibits on the Lewis and Clark era, the 8,000-mile journey and a keelboat. Free admission. Open W-Su. New Poag Road and Illinois Route 3, Hartford, Illinois, 618.251.5811. www.campdubois.com MISSOURI CIVIL WAR MUSEUM Museum at Jefferson Barracks is the state’s largest educational complex dedicated to the study of Missouri’s role in the Civil War. Open daily. 222 Worth Road, 314.845.1861. mcwm.org MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM Museum features three levels, restaurant, gift shop and exhibition galleries showcasing regional history. Open daily. Admission to the museum is free. 5700 Lindell Blvd., 314.746.4599. www.mohistory.org MOTO MUSEUM Rare and vintage motorcycles from European manufacturers,

1900-1975, many with an interesting story or notable pedigree. Free admission, donations accepted; paid private tour available. Open M-F. 3441 Olive St., 314.446.1805. www.themotomuseum.com MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ART (MOCRA) The world’s first museum of interfaith contemporary art reflects a diversity of religious and spiritual beliefs. Free admission, donation suggested. Open Tu-Su. St. Louis University campus, 3700 W. Pine Blvd., 314.977.7170. www.slu.edu/mocra NATIONAL BLUES MUSEUM Outstanding complex contains 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibition space tracing the history and worldwide impact of the blues as well as celebrating the various styles of blues. Inside find a 100-seat theater, a

record-your-original-blues-riff interactive element and traveling exhibits. 615 Washington Ave., 314.925.0016. www.nationalblues museum.org OLD COURTHOUSE The Old Courthouse (part of the Gateway Arch National Park) features restored courtrooms, history exhibits and the beautifully decorated dome. Open daily. 11 N. Fourth St. at Market Street, 314.655.1600. www.nps.gov/jeff SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM A top, comprehensive art museum in the U.S. featuring exhibits from nearly every period and national origin, with extensive holdings in pre-Columbian and German art, and an outstanding collection of American art. Open Tu-Su. One Fine Arts Drive, 314.721.0072. www.slam.org

Stroll along colorful Cherokee Street from Jefferson to Lemp and discover beautifully restored buildings filled with all kinds of wonders and curiosities. You’ll find plenty of antique shops (of course!) as well as charming restaurants, salons, rare books, records, vintage clothing and so much more. Best time to shop: 11-5 Everyday. Check out Cherokee Antique Row on Facebook, Instagram, and right here in South City.

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SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART Selections of art and artifacts from the university’s permanent collection, including the Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions and works by prominent artists, across four floors in a beautiul Beaux Arts-style building. Free admission. Open W-Su. 3663 Lindell Blvd., 314.977.3399. www.slu.edu/sluma/index.php SCOTT JOPLIN HOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE This National Historic Landmark is the only building in existence where the ragtime king is known to have composed some of his famous melodies. Open M-Sa. 2658 Delmar Blvd., 314.340.5790. www.mostateparks.com

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ST. LOUIS UNION STATION This National Historic Landmark features free walking tours and restaurants. The station’s Grand Hall is one of St. Louis’ most opulent interior spaces. Fire and Light Show daily at the Lake. 1820 Market St., 314.421.6655. www.stlouisunionstation.com

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ULYSSES S. GRANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE The home in south St. Louis County where Ulysses S. Grant lived off and on during his adult life is open for tours daily. Grounds include five carefully restored historic structures and visitor’s center. 7400 Grant Road, 314.842.1867. www.nps.gov/ulsg/index.htm

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SOLDIERS MEMORIAL MILITARY MUSEUM Visitors to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum should stop by the Court of Honor and Cenotaph, which honors St. Louisans who gave their lives serving in wars from World War I to today. Then, they can wander through the museum’s exhibits, which tell local, military-centric stories. 1315 Chestnut St., 314.818.6780. www.mohistory.org


Religious Sites BLACK MADONNA SHRINE AND GROTTOS Seven highly ornamental devotional grottos, fashioned by hand by Brother Bronislaus Luszcz out of cement and barite stone, have become famous nationwide. Open daily. 265 St. Joseph Hill Road, Pacific, 636.938.5361. franciscancaring. org/black madonnashri.html CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS The cathedral’s gray granite Romanesque exterior gives way to a breathtaking white and yellow marble Byzantine interior that glows with the largest collection of mosaics under one roof in the world. Open daily. Guided tours M-F. 4431 Lindell Blvd., 314.373.8200. www.cathedralstl.org

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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL The English Gothic revival structure was built in 1867 and became the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in 1888. The stone reredos (the sculpted wall behind the main altar) was carved in England and depicts 52 religious figures and biblical scenes. Open daily. Services Su. 1210 Locust St., 314.231.3454. www. christchurchcathedral.us NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS This 200-acre facility features unique architecture and landscaping, a playground, theater, gift shop, restaurant, hotel and visitors center. Free admission. Open daily. 442 S. Demazenod Drive, Belleville, 618.394.6237; 618.397.6700. www.snows.org OLD CATHEDRAL Consecrated in 1834, the Greek Revival structure has been completely renovated with original furnishings. Open daily. Mass daily. 209 Walnut, on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, 314.231.3250. www.oldcathedralstl.org

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SHOPPING Antiques CHEROKEE ANTIQUE ROW Six blocks of shops along Cherokee Street offer an abundance of fine antiques, funky collectibles, bric-a-brac, novelties, books and oddities as well as art galleries and restaurants. Cherokee Street between Jefferson and Lemp, 314.772.9177. www.cherokeeantiquerow.com MOMODERNE Store focuses on mid-century furniture, lighting and decor by top designers of the era. All items for sale are handpicked and new items for sale arrive weekly. Open Th-Su and by appointment. 8631 Watson Road, 314.495.4095. www.momodernestl.com SOUTH COUNTY ANTIQUE MALL Largest multi-dealer mall in Missouri features 400 display booths and 275 showcases and has been in business for nearly 20 years. Open daily. 13208 Tesson Ferry Road, 314.842.5566. www. missouriantiquemalls.com/ south-county ST. CHARLES ANTIQUE MALL Voted the No. 1 antique mall in St. Charles County since it opened in 1994, featuring 250 display booths and 225 showcases across 35,000 square feet. Open daily. 3004 S. St. Peters Parkway, St. Charles, 636.939.4178. www.missouriantique malls.com ST. CLAIR ANTIQUE MALL Just a 15 minute drive from downtown and contains 200plus dealers across 20,000 square feet under one roof. Open daily. 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, Illinois. 618.628.1650. www.missouriantique malls.com

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Apparel & Accessories CHUCK’S BOOTS You want ‘em, they’ve got ‘em. But we’re not just talking cowboy boots, there are also work boots, motorcycle boots, fashion boots and more from top names. Motorcycle apparel available, too. Open daily. 300 Biltmore Drive, Fenton, 636.349.6633; 5859 Suemandy Drive, St. Peters, 636.970.2668. www.stlouisbootstores.com CITY SPROUTS Adults browsing this fun kids’ store wish that, when they were a child, they’d had things like

this: sassy onesies, high-quality wooden toys, soft blankies and dreamy bed linens. Also find baby gear like carseats and diaper bags for sale. Open daily. 8807 Ladue Road, 314.726.9611. www.citysprouts.com ENCHANTING EMBELLISHMENTS A treasure trove of eclectica, from unique resort-inspired clothing to jewelry pieces, all displayed in inspiring vignettes. One-of-a-kind handbags are worth a look too. Open Tu-Su. 4732 McPherson Ave., 314.361.5300. www. enchantingembellishments.net SHINE BOUTIQUE A breezy, colorful collection of bags, scarves, jewelry, shoes, watches, hats, frames, gifts, lotions and a few carefully selected items of clothing are available in this Ladue boutique. 9757 Clayton Road, 314.942.3055. www.shineboutiquestlouis.com

Art Galleries ART SAINT LOUIS Downtown co-op gallery presents juried shows by regional artists. Shows are free and open to the public. On-site coffee shop. Open M-Sa. 1223 Pine St., 314.241.4810. www.artstlouis.net ATRIUM GALLERY Contemporary art by international and regional artists. The gallery has a focus on large-scale work. Open Th-Sa; Tu-W by appointment. 4814 Washington Ave., 314.367.1076. www.atriumgallery.net CRAFT ALLIANCE CENTER OF ART + DESIGN IN THE LOOP Fine craft gallery with a national reputation also includes a gift shop loaded with handcrafted items. Open daily. 6640 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.1177. www.craftalliance.org

HOUSKA GALLERY Artist Charlie Houska showcases his colorful, bold, fun and intense art, plus work by other St. Louis artists at his Central West End gallery. 4728 McPherson Ave., 314.496.1377. www.houska.com

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WARSON WOODS ANTIQUE GALLERY Impressive assortment of more than 150 quality dealers features some of the best antiquing in the St. Louis area—certainly the most variety at high quality. Open daily. 10091 Manchester Road, 314.909.0123. www.missouriantiquemalls.com

KODNER GALLERY Specializes in works by American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, impressionists, regionalist painters and contemporary masters, among others. Open M-Sa and by appointment. 9650 Clayton Road, 314.993.4477. www.kodnergallery.com PROJECTS + GALLERY Commercial art space features work that blurs the boundaries of traditionally understood disciplines and practices. Open W-Sa. 4733 McPherson Ave., 314.696.8678. www.projects-gallery.com

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THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY Glass studio and gallery space also shows non-glass art. Open daily. 5200 Delmar Blvd., east of Union in the Central West End, 314.367.4527. www.thirddegreeglass factory.com WILLIAM SHEARBURN GALLERY Gallery specializes in internationally known artists like Milton Avery, Ronald Davis, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, Vik Muniz, Pablo Picasso, Julian Schnabel and others. Open M-F and by appointment. 665 S. Skinker Blvd., 314.367.8020. www.shearburngallery.com

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HERBARIA All of the products here are made by hand in St. Louis. Find soaps, moisturizers, insect repellents, deodorants and more (even dog care products). Open M-Sa. 2016 Marconi Ave., 314.601.3904. www.herbariasoap.com DAPPER GENTS GROOMING LOUNGE The full constellation of services in this downtown men’s salon includes haircuts, head shaves, straight razor shaves, beard/mustache trims and eyebrow waxes, along with a collection of menswear and accessories. Open M-Sa. 1000 Washington Ave., Ste. 2, 314.925.8542. www.dappergents grooming.com THE FACE & THE BODY Day spa for men and women has a full menu of facials, massages, body treatments and beauty services, earning its stellar reputation. Hours vary by location. 2515 S. Brentwood, 314.725.8975; 1765 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.532.2500; 2917 Highway K, O’Fallon, 636.281.2600. www.faceandbodyspa.com

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GINGER BAY SALON & SPA GROUP This state-of-the-art day spa in Kirkwood offers a full menu of Aveda products and treatments, including massage, aromatherapy, facials, manicure and pedicure, hair services and much more. Open daily. 437 S. Kirkwood Road, 314.966.0655. www.gingerbay.com

Books & Media LEFT BANK BOOKS This is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in St. Louis and hosts over 300 events per year, including readings and signings, with inventory including belles lettres, poetry, literature, children’s books and used books. Open daily. 399 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.6731. www.left-bank.com MAIN STREET BOOKS Located in the Main Street Historic District near Missouri’s First State Capitol, this bookstore is a treasure trove of carefully selected books of local/regional interest, as well children’s and gift books. Open daily. 307 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.949.0105. www.mainstreetbooks.net

KNITORIOUS Knitter’s paradise, full of musttouch yarns, plus patterns, needles and, best of all, advice. Bring your project or start a new one, and sit a while in the cozy chairs. Cross-stitch supplies, too. Open Tu-Su. 3268 Watson Road, 314.646.8276. www.knitorious.com SIGN OF THE ARROW Boasting one of the country’s finest selection of needlepoint threads and canvases, this shop offers kits and original designs from international and local designers, plus unusual gifts, accessories and cards. Open M-Sa. 9814 Clayton Road, 314.994.0606. www.signofthearrow.com

Gifts & Collectibles THE CANDLE FUSION STUDIO Pour your own custom-scented, soy-based candle (more than 100 fragrance oils to choose

from and blend) or shop from the supply of pre-made candles. Open Tu-Sa. 4742 McPherson Ave., 314.250.2272. www.thecandlefusion studio.com CARDINALS AUTHENTICS SHOP Authentic, game-used memorabilia, such as baseballs, bats and a ton more, plus autographed collectibles from current and former players. Open daily. Ballpark Village, 601 Clark St., 314.345.9851. www.mlb.com/cardinals CASSIE’S FRAGRANCE BOUTIQUE & SCENT BAR This delightful fragrance boutique offers bath and body products and boasts its own line of custom creations. Open daily. 8837 Ladue Road, 314.454.1010. www.cassiesscents.com PLOWSHARING A fair-trade boutique, this homegrown store offers jewelry, home decor, games and more

Free Tours Anytime “Wonderful, fun and informative for kids and adults alike! The product is great, it is quality and absolutely worth it!”

Crafts & Hobbies ART MART Art supply store for the professional and amateur alike: everything from oil paints to sketch albums. Projects and supplies abound for kids, too, as well as custom and ready-made frames. Open daily. 2355 S. Hanley Road, 314.781.9999. www.artmartstl.com KIRKWOOD KNITTERY Bright and busy yarn shop carries washable wools, cottons and acrylics, unusual yarns and fibers, fingering and laceweight fibers and much more; Call or see website for upcoming events and classes. Open Tu-Sa. 10414 Manchester Road, 314.822.7222. www.kirkwoodknittery.com

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from artisans from around the globe. Focused on a mission of economic and social justice for the makers. Open daily. 6271 Delmar Blvd., 314.863.3723. www.plowsharing.org

Home Goods & Furnishings CENTRO MODERN FURNISHINGS Carries furniture, lighting, accessories, rugs and bathroom paraphernalia by top makers. Open M-Sa. 4727 McPherson Ave., 314.454.0111. www.centro-inc.com

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THE GIFTED GARDENER Garden accessories, including statuary, urns, fountains, birdhouses, architectural remnants and more. Open daily. 8935 Manchester Road, 314.961.1985. THE REFIND ROOM Go green at home by shopping for pre-loved furniture/decor, along with some new merchandise from local artists and furniture makers. Open daily. 2525 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.962.7666. www.therefindroom.com

Jewelry THE SILVER LADY The owners of this jewelry gem have a knack for finding beautiful, distinct items. With an emphasis on dramatic sterling silver pieces and stunning semiprecious pendants, the selection here is sure to please. Hours vary. 4736 McPherson Ave., 314.367.7587; 6364 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.727.0704; 7318 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.720.9315. www.thesilver-lady.com

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Central West End 4736 McPherson Ave., 314.367.7587

GALLERY FURNITURE & HOME ACCENTS This self-described “little store that has everything� packs in tasteful home decor, jewelry, wine, collectibles, candles and much more. Open daily. 310 N. 6th St., 314.833.6766. www.galleryfurniture giftshop.com


TIMEKEEPERS Remarkable collection of European and American antique clocks, watches, music boxes and jewelry at this collector’s dream store, operating since 1979. Open Tu-Sa. 17 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314.721.4548; 9495 Olive Blvd., Olivette, 314.991.0994. www.timekeepersclayton.com YLANG-YLANG Pronounced “elong-elong,” this longtime local boutique specializes in trendy, opulent oneof-a-kind and designer jewelry. Open M-Sa. 8845 Ladue Road, 314.725.7464. www.ylangylang.com

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MARYLAND PLAZA Anchored by a lovely fountain, this hip strip in the Central West End encompasses dining, nightlife and shopping. 314.345.1000. www.marylandplaza.com ST. LOUIS PREMIUM OUTLETS Offers 90 designer and name brands at 25 to 65 percent savings. Open daily. 18521 Outlet Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.399.8150. www.premiumoutlets.com/ outlets/st-louis

Specialty Food & Wine BISSINGER’S HANDCRAFTED CHOCOLATIER Shop handcrafted chocolates made by a family whose chocolate-making history extends back 350 years. 97 Plaza Frontenac, 314.432.1329. www.bissingers.com EXTRA VIRGIN, AN OLIVE OVATION A celebration of the olive, from its oils (with a unique olive oil tasting bar) to its fruit. Plenty of kitchen decor, too. Open daily. 8829 Ladue Road, 314.727.6464. www.extravirginoo.com

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HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & LEARNING CENTER This Free Attraction houses photographs, artifacts, text panels and audio visual displays chronicling pre-World War II life in Europe, life during the Holocaust 1938-1945. 12 Millstone Campus 314-442-3711 www.hmlc.org PROMOTION

BYRD DESIGNER CONSIGNMENT St. Louis’ premier designer clothing consignment store centrally located in the heart of St. Louis County. We offer coveted designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and many more at a fraction of the original retail price. 8825 Ladue Road, ladue, MO 63124, 314-721-0766, www.ByrdStyle.com PROMOTION

CHESTERFIELD SPORTS FUSION The St. Louis’ areas most exciting family entertainment center including 40 player two story, laser tag arena, 18 hole indoor miniature golf course, 45 game arcade 4 station rock climbing wall, dodge ball court, 3 climbing structure. Located at 140 Long Rd. Chesterfield, Mo, 636.536.6720, www.chesterfieldsportsfusion.com PROMOTION

WORLD NEWS From the largest selection of periodicals in the area, to a full service convenience store. In the heart of Clayton. 4 S. Central at Forsyth in Clayton, 314.726.6010

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KAKAO CHOCOLATE The chocolatiers here are serious about their chocolate concoctions, whether dark, milk, white or even chile pepperladen. Hours vary by location. 7720 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.726.7974; 7272 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.645.4446. www.kakaochocolate.com LARDER & CUPBOARD This comestibles purveyor seeks specialty-foods producers who don’t work with big distributors for an ever-changing inventory of goods. Open daily. 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995. www.larderandcupboard.com Lucien Delarue City Scape France Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches

A Trusted Family Tradition in Fine Art for Nearly 50 Years Impressionism • American Western • Regionalism • WPA • Ashcan Group • Hudson River • Post-War Modern • Contemporary • Drawings • Rare Prints • Sculpture 9650 Clayton Road in Ladue 314.993.4477 • kodnergallery.com

THE VINO GALLERY The contemporary wine store also features an art gallery with pieces from both local and national artists. Wine tastings Sa. Open M-Sa. 4701 McPherson Ave., 314.932.5665. www.thevinogallery.com

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Antique Malls Warson Woods Antique Gallery 10091 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 314.909.0123

St. Charles Antique Mall 3004 S. St. Peters Pkwy. Suite U St. Peters, MO 63303 636.939.4178

South County Antique Mall 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128 314.842.5566

St. Clair Antique Mall 315 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL 62208 618-628-1650

All Open Seven Days a Week • 10am – 6pm www.missouriantiquemalls.com

FERGUSON BREWING COMPANY—Microbrewery. Microbrewery and pub pours a popular pecan brown ale (along with a cast of at least 10 other house brews), plus comfort food and tasty flatbread pizzas. Open daily. 418 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.254.7359. www.fergusonbrewing.com

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THE WINE MERCHANT LTD. With a large selection of wines from the great wine-producing regions of the world, plenty of spirits and a cheese section, this is a one-stop shop for entertaining. Open daily. 7817 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.863.6282. www.winemerchantltd.com


offers roast beef, burgers and more. L, D (daily). 2100 Gravois Ave., 314.776.7292. www.hodaks.com LEMP MANSION RESTAURANT—American. Once home to Lemp Brewery magnates and now St. Louis’ quintessential haunted house. Classics such as beef Wellington and steak Diane are served, plus chicken, seafood and pasta. L (M-F), D (Tu-Sa, September-December; Th-Sa, January-August). Family-style chicken dinner on Su. Murder mystery dinner theater F-Sa. 3322 DeMenil Place, 314.664.8024. www.lempmansion.com THE MUD HOUSE—Coffee/ Tea Bar. Warm, friendly spot for a great cup of coffee and numerous espresso creations. B, L (daily). 2101 Cherokee St., 314.776.6599. www.themudhousestl.com

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SIDNEY STREET CAFE— American. James Beard Award winning chef/owner Kevin Nashan’s neighborhood bistro offers seasonal, locally-sourced creations. D (Tu-Sa). 2000 Sidney St., 314.771.5777. www.sidneystreetcafestl.com

Central West End 1764 PUBLIC HOUSE— Eclectic. Local flavors set the stage for this St. Louiscentric eating and drinking establishment, which features everything from modern twists to local favorites. B (M-F), L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 39 N. Euclid Ave., 314.405.8221. www.1764pub.com CHASE CLUB—Gastropub. Innovative gastropub fare, craft beers, poolside views, creative cocktails and live music on weekends conspire to draw crowds to Chase Club in the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.454.9000. www.stlchaseclub.com

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THE CUP—Desserts/Sweets. Daily, fresh selection of cupcakes with buttercream frosting, in flavors such as double chocolate and peanut butter cup, plus rotating specialties. Open M-Sa. 28 Maryland Plaza Rear, 314.367.6111. www.cravethecup.com GAMLIN WHISKEY HOUSE—American. Nationally recognized as a top whiskey bar, this modern take on the American steak house tradition brings together dining and drinking. L , D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 236 N. Euclid Ave., 314.875.9500. gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com

KINGSIDE DINER— American. Next to the World Chess Hall of Fame, find breakfast classics like biscuits, eggs and french toast, along with more modern creations. Lunch options include sandwiches and salads. B, L (daily). 4651 Maryland Ave., 314.454.3957. www.kingsidediner.com PICKLES DELI— Delicatessen. Dedicated to creating sandwiches with the freshest meats, ingredients and bread. Menu items include reubens, philly cheese steaks, gyros and BBQ pulled pork. Breakfast served 9 am-11 am. B, L (M-Sa). 22 N. Euclid Ave., 314.361.3354. www.picklesdelistl.com THE PRESTON— American. Small “food as art” dishes are meant for sharing at this handsome restaurant in the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel. Inventive cocktails, large

plates and decadent desserts round out the menu. B, D (daily). 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.633.7800. www.theprestonstl.com SUB ZERO VODKA BAR—Eclectic. Super-chic vodka bar features 28-foot ice bar, some 500 premium vodkas kept at zero degrees, HD plasma TV and the latest martini technology. Popular food items include specialty sushi rolls and black Angus beef burgers. Open for L, D and late night daily. 308 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.1200. www.subzerovodkabar.com TAZÉ MEDITERRANEAN STREET FOOD— Mediterranean. This familyowned fast casual restaurant offers Tandoor roasted meats, gyros, falafel, homemade pita, plus vegetarian and vegan salads and sides. L, D (daily). 8 1/2 Euclid Ave., 314.932.7182. tazestreetfood.com

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THE CHOCOLATE PIG— American. The Chocolate Pig offers casual dining, featuring a mix of classic cuisines and vegan and gluten-free items. L (M-F), D (M-Sa), B (Sa-Su). 4220 Duncan Ave., 314.272.3230. www.thechocolatepig.com

Chesterfield EDGEWILD RESTAURANT & WINERY—Eclectic. Internationally influenced bistro menu features dishes that highlight the wine. EdgeWild’s private label appears on bottles sourced directly from award-winning wineries from the West Coast and Missouri. Live weekend entertainment. L, D (daily). 550 Chesterfield Center, 636.532.0550. www.edgewildwinery.com YAYA’S EURO BISTRO— Mediterranean. Stone pillars and wrought-iron fixtures complement the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, which includes crab cakes, chicken piadini, hummus and pita, oak fired pizza and more. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 15601 Olive Blvd., 636.537.9991. www.yayasstl.com

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BARCELONA—Spanish. A tapas bar that evokes the spirit of Madrid, Barcelona and Seville with plates such as crispy cod potato cakes, saffron cauliflower, paella valenciana and spinach and mushroom empanads. L, D (daily). 34 N. Central Ave., 314.863.9909. www.barcelonatapas.com

360—Eclectic. Riding high off a nod placing it among the top rooftop bars of the world, this sleek spot atop the Hilton at the Ballpark delivers tasty food and tempting cocktails from a most enviable perch. D (daily). After 7 pm, those younger than 21 must be accompanied by a guardian. After 9 pm, 21 and older only. One S. Broadway, 314.241.8439. www.360-stl.com

COPIA RESTAURANT— American. Pleasingly eclectic menu of progressive American Southern cuisine served alongside, naturally, a great wine list. L (M-F), D (daily). 7822 Bonhomme Ave., 314.241.9463. copiaclayton.com

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MAYANA MEXICAN KITCHEN—Mexican. Fast-casual Mexican eatery wants to get you through the made-to-order assembly line— loaded with tasty fixin’s from traditional recipes for tacos, burritos and bowls. L, D (M-Sa). 7810 Forsyth Blvd., 314.833.8200. mayanamex.com PEEL WOOD FIRED PIZZA— Pizza. Serves wood-fired pizzas, wings, paella, pastas and much more (including vegan options) along with Peel Brewing Co. beers and 36 craft beers on tap. L, D (daily). 208 S. Meramec Ave., 314.696.2515. www.peelpizza.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Steaks. This local outpost of a national chain has a handsome, posh dining room with window booths, traditional tables and elevated banquettes. Specialties include filet, T-bone and barbecued shrimp. L (F), D (daily). One N. Brentwood Blvd., 314.783.9900. www.ruthschris.com SARDELLA—Italian. From James Beard Awardwinner Gerard Craft, enjoy an Italian-inspired menu. D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 7734 Forsyth Blvd., 314.773.7755. sardellastl.com

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BREWHOUSE HISTORICAL SPORTS BAR—American. Beer-lover’s spot serves up eclectic local brews and a chefdriven, scratch-made menu of upscale bar food. L, D (daily). 315 Chestnut St., inside Hyatt Regency, 314.259.3270. stlouisarch.regency.hyatt.com CARDINALS NATION— American. Upscale sportsbar atmosphere, and menu offerings including wings, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Plenty of Cardinals lore and decor to appeal to baseball fans. L, D (daily). 601 Clark St., 314.345.9880. www.cardinalsnation.com

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DRUNKEN FISH— Japanese/Sushi. Everything from sushi to traditional dishes are offered at this awardwinning hot spot. Stop by for a red dragon roll or check out the happy hour for an eclectic variety of cocktails. L, D (daily). 601 Clark Ave., 314.899.0500. www.drunkenfish.com IMO’S—Pizza. This is the mothership of the STL-style pizza: cracker-thin crust, Provel cheese and all. Find pastas, such as baked lasagna or mostaccioli, as well as sandwiches and salads. Dine-in or delivery available. L, D (daily). Many locations. 904 S. Fourth St. and other locations, 314.421.4667. www.imospizza.com LUCAS PARK GRILLE— Eclectic. Popular gathering

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spot for downtown dwellers and other urbanites, with intimate dining areas and a bustling bar. Also offers gluten-free options. L (M-F), D (daily). 1234 Washington Ave., 314.241.7770. www.lucasparkgrille.com MANGO—Peruvian. A Peruvian take on familiar dishes. Its citrus-marinated ceviche is recommended. Also offers a South American-heavy wine list. L (M-Sa), D (daily). 1001 Washington Ave., 314.621.9993. www.mangoperu.com

Naughty or Nice? Our boutique ice cream shops make flavors for the family & boozy creations for adults. Lafayette Square • Clayton • SoHa clementinescreamery.com

SCHLAFLY TAP ROOM— Microbrewery. St. Louis’ first microbrewery turns out Schlafly brand beer in a renovated building. Progressive pub grub includes Vindaloo Curry and beer-steamed mussels. Outdoor dining. Frequent live music. L, D (daily). 2100 Locust St., 314.241.2337. www.schlafly.com/ tap-room-brewpub SEN THAI ASIAN BISTRO—Thai. Delicious Thai cuisine, pleasant decor and an expansive menu, ranging from hearty soups and curries to broth noodle dishes, pad Thai and can’t-miss drunken noodles. L, D (daily). 1000 Washington Ave., 314.436.3456. www.senthaibistro.com

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Tel: 314-436-3456 www.senthaibistro.com

TIN ROOF—Southern. Nashville nightlife meets St. Louis with local musicians, Southern-inspired bar menu, karaoke, music trivia, bingo parties and more. L, D (daily). 1000 Clark Ave., 314.240.5400. www.tinroofstlouis.com THE WHEELHOUSE— American. Enjoy scratch takes on casual food, three large bars and four covered patios at this

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Steaks. This outpost of a national chain has a posh dining room with window booths and elevated banquettes. Specialties include filet, T-bone and barbecued shrimp. D (daily). 315 Chestnut St., 314.259.3200. www.ruthschris.com


upscale sports bar. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 1000 Spruce St., 314.833.3653. www.wheelhousestl.com

Forest Park THE BOATHOUSE— American. A fast-casual dining venue overlooking the PostDispatch Lake in Forest Park. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 6101 Government Drive, 314.366.1555. www.boathouse forestpark.com PANORAMA—Eclectic. Saint Louis Art Museum restaurant provides sweeping views of the park through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Discover everything from grass-fed tenderloin to grilled eggplant. L (Tu-F), Br (Sa-Su). One Fine Arts Drive, 314.655.5490. www.slam.org/dining

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Grand Center THE DARK ROOM—Wine Bar. Wine bar and restaurant in the Grandel Theatre also functions as a photo gallery. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). Check online to ensure Su shows don’t conflict with dining hours. 3610 Grandel Square, 314.776.9550. www.thedarkroomstl.com SEEDZ CAFE—Vegetarian/ Vegan. 100% organic, plantbased cuisine, including juices, smoothies, drinks, sweets and menu items such as the BBQ black bean burger and BBQ jackfruit sandwich. Also serves biodynamic wine and craft beer. Open Tu-Su. 6344 S. Rosebury Ave., 314.725.7333. www.seedzcafe.com TRIUMPH GRILL—Eclectic. Find a wide menu here, with appetizers such as calamari and flash-fried spinach. Entrees include steak and cherry smoked duck. Motorcycleinspired decor. B (Tu-Sa), L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 3419 Olive St., 314.446.1801. www.triumphgrill.com

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The Hill ANTHONINO’S TAVERNA—Eclectic. From renowned specialty pizzas (the gyro and buffalo chicken are favorites) to chicken Marsala and tasty stuffed grape leaves, your taste buds will enjoy the culture clash. L, D (M-Sa). 2225 Macklind Ave., 314.773.4455. www.anthoninos.com CHARLIE GITTO’S ON THE HILL—Italian. This long-time St. Louis classic brings favorites such as penne Borghese and tagliatelle with fresh tomatoes, plus five varieties of veal and several steak cuts. D (daily). 5226 Shaw Ave., 314.772.8898. www.charliegittos.com DOMINIC’S—Italian. Dominic’s was inducted into the National Restaurant Fine Dining Hall of Fame. It specializes in Italian cuisine. D (M-Sa). 5101 Wilson Ave., 314.771.1632. www.dominicsrestaurant.com GUIDO’S PIZZERIA & TAPAS—Spanish. Spain and Italy share a border on Guido’s menu, which features a selection of tapas daily alongside dishes such as cannelloni, lasagna and St. Louis-style thincrust pizza. Wash it down with housemade sangria. L, D (daily). 5046 Shaw Ave., 314.771.4900. www.guidosstl.com

sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.307.4830. www.clevelandheath.com HOFBRAUHAUSST LOUIS/BELLEVILLE— German. Enormous beer hall in Belleville, Illinois, offers a communal dining experience like the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich with traditional Bavarian cuisine, American tweaks, a kid’s menu and classic Bavarian beers. 123 St. Eugene Drive, 618.800.BEER. www.hofbrauhausstlouis.com

Laclede’s Landing BIG DADDY’S—American. Pub grub favorites such as burgers and potato skins, plus specials, all served in a party atmosphere. L, D (daily). 118 Morgan St., 314.621.6700. www.bigdaddystl.com

KIMCHI GUYS—Korean Fusion. Fast-casual eatery just north of the Gateway Arch serves Korean fusion dishes such as korritos, takos, kuesadillas and more. 612 N. Second St., 314.776.4456. www.kimchiguys.com MORGAN STREET BREWERY—Microbrewery. Offers house-brewed beer, specializing in German lagers. Menu offers beef tenderloin bruschetta, hummus and more. 721 N. Second St., 314.231.9970. www.morganstreet brewery. com

Lafayette Square CLEMENTINE’S NAUGHTY AND NICE CREAMERY—Desserts/ Sweets. The nice? Housemade ice cream in flavors such as gooey butter cake and coconut chocolate fudge. Patrons 21 and older can enjoy the naughty: boozy infusions including

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MAMA’S ON THE HILL—Italian. Longtime neighborhood staple serves up familiar favorites such as toasted ravioli and pizza alongside entrees, including veal Marsala and seafood pasta. L, D (daily). 2132 Edwards St., 314.776.3100. mamasonthehill.com

Illinois CLEVELAND-HEATH— Eclectic. Discover “gourmet comfort food,” a fusion of Asian, Italian, Southern and Mexican, made with locally

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POLITE SOCIETY—Eclectic. Drawing inspiration from a number of international cuisines, Polite Society prides itself on an oft-changing menu of seasonal ingredients and a sterling wine list. L, D (daily). 1923 Park Ave., 314.325.2553. www.politesocietystl.com SQUARE ONE BREWERY & DISTILLERY— Microbrewery. This renovated historic building is home to both housemade microbrews, such as Park Avenue Pale Ale and a line of spirits, plus fare from Black & Tan Nachos and hot wings to a salmon BLT. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 1727 Park Ave., 314.231.ALES (2537). www.squareonebrewery.com

The Loop FITZ’S—American. Home of St. Louis’ own root beer and cream soda, this spot offers hamburgers, turkey burgers, barbecue and more. L, D (daily). 6605 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.9555; 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.626.1777. www.fitzsrootbeer.com PICCIONE PASTRY—Bakery. This authentic Italian pastry shop has you covered—pop in for a pistachio cannoli, cream puffs with chocolate ganache and an espresso. Open Tu-Su. 6197 Delmar Blvd., 314.932.1355. www.piccionepastry.com

Maplewood ACERO—Italian. The menu here offers Northern Italian cuisine such as egg raviolo, sea scallops with white wine butter, lamb rack and grilled broccolini and goat cheese panna cotta. The wine list is 100 percent Italian. D (M-Sa). 7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.644.1790. acero-stl.com MAYA CAFE—Pan-Latin. The menu here is packed with dishes from South and Central America. Also offers legendary margaritas made with handsqueezed lime, lemon and orange juice. L, D (Tu-Sa). 2726 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.781.4774. www.mayacafestl.com SCHLAFLY BOTTLEWORKS— Microbrewery. St. Louis’s first production brewery to open since the end of Prohibition offers tours, a restaurant, a brewery and live music W, F-Su. L, D (daily) Br (Sa-Su). 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337. www.schlafly.com/bottleworks

Mid County FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR—Steaks. Succulent steaks prepared to order, 100 wines by the glass, along with seafood specialties and small plates. Great in-bar specials, too. D (daily), Br (Su). 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.567.7610.

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SQWIRES—American. An airy conversion of a former wire factory building into a lovely bar/restaurant. Enjoy crab cakes, pork tenderloin, blackened mango salmon, a daily risotto special and an extensive wine list. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). 1415 S. 18th St., 314.865.3522. www.sqwires.com

THREE KINGS PUBLIC HOUSE—Pub. Come for the beer (more than 20 on tap, plus micros in bottles), stay for the food. Dig into upscale pub eats like chorizo nachos, muffaletta, and much more. Open daily. 6307 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.3388. www.threekingspub.com

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banana rum. Also offers vegan ice cream options made with cashew milk. Open daily. 1637 S. 18th St., 314.858.6100. www.clementines creamery.com


TRUFFLES—American. A frequently changing menu of upscale, modern American dishes, with nods to the chef ’s time in Southern kitchens. Killer wine list. D (daily). 9202 Clayton Road, 314.567.9100. www.todayattruffles.com

Midtown MIDTOWN SUSHI & RAMEN—Sushi. Civilized industrial space serves up Japanese specialties such as pork gyoza, agedashi tofu, shrimp tempura and chicken teriyaki, plus ramen and sushi. L, D (Tu-Su). 3674 Forest Park Ave., 314.328.2452. www.midtown-sushi.com

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PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE— Barbeque. Voted one of the “101 Best Places to Chow Down in America” by the Travel Channel, this smokehouse specializes in dry-rubbed, slow-smoked ribs over apple and cherry woods. L (daily), D (M-Sa). 3106 Olive St., 314.535.4340. www.pappyssmokehouse.com SOUTHERN—Southern. Southern turns out fast-casual Nashville-style fried chicken in a range of heat, plus sandwiches and Southern sides. L (daily), D, (W-Sa). 3810 Olive St., 314.531.4668. www.stlsouthern.com

Soulard BOGART’S SMOKEHOUSE—Barbeque. A popular spot for ribs, pastrami, deviled-egg potato salad and more, and at the top of many “best in town” lists! L (daily), D (W-Sa). 1627 S. Ninth St., 314.621.3107. www.bogartssmokehouse.com JOANIE’S PIZZERIA—Pizza. Soulard’s popular coffeehouse also serves a fantastic breakfast, as well as grilled sandwiches, soups and salads. B, L (daily). 2101 Menard St., 314.865.1994. Joanie’s To-Go: 804 Russell Blvd., 314.865.5800. joanies.com

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SOULARD COFFEE GARDEN CAFE—Coffee/Tea Bar. Soulard’s popular coffeehouse also serves a fantastic breakfast, as well as grilled sandwiches, soups and salads. B, L (daily). 910 Geyer Ave., 314.241.1464. www.soulardcoffeegarden.com THE SWEET DIVINE—Desserts/Sweets. The boutique bakery and coffee bar specializes in cupcakes and also offers treats like cookie sandwiches, whoopie pies and French macarons. The coffee bar serves a full menu of espresso drinks, as well as wine, beer and boozy cooffee drinks, B, L, (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). 1801 S. Ninth St., 314.669.9339. www.thesweetdivine.com TUCKER’S PLACE—Steaks. Very popular hangout in historic Soulard neighborhood. Find charbroiled steaks, baked potatoes and grilled seafood. L (M-F), D (daily). 2117 S. 12th St., 314.772.5977. www.tuckersplacestl.com

South Grand ICES PLAIN & FANCY—Ice Cream. This unique ice cream parlor flash churns their ice cream right in front of you using liquid nitrogen, which creates an incredibly creamy texture. Offerings include boozy ice cream, floats and non-dairy options. L, D (daily). 2256 S. 39th St., 314.601.3604. www.icesplainandfancy.com SASSAFRAS CAFE—American. Sassafras offers seasonal menus serving garden-themed salads, sandwiches, soups and more. It is also 5-star certified by the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance. B, L (daily). 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314.577.5100. www.missouribotanicalgarden. org/things-to-do/shop-dine/ sassafras.aspx THE VINE MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ AND MARKET —Lebanese/Mediterranean. Healthy Mediterranean diet served with traditional Arabic

hospitality. Try classics such as hummus, falafel, tabouli and kabobs. L, D (daily). 3171 S. Grand Blvd., 314.776.0991. www.thevinestl.com/the vinecafe/Home.html

South St. Louis AYA SOFIA—Mediterranean. Authentic Turkish/ Mediterranean food. Ample vegetarian options and tasty small plates. Full-service bar. L (Tu-Sa), D (Tu-Su), Br (Su). 6671 Chippewa, 314.645.9919. www.ayasofiacuisine.com

St. Charles/O’Fallon Area FRATELLI’S RISTORANTE—Italian. This family-owned restaurant offers St. Louis-style Italian food with dishes ranging from toasted ravioli to an Italian hamburger made with Provel cheese. L (M-F), D (daily). 2061 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, 636.949.9005. www.fratellisristorante.com

COPPER PIG—Asian Fusion. This truly unique restaurant combines Asian cuisine with a host of regional influences to offer up dishes such as bulgogi cheesesteak, brisket bahn mi french dip and sweet plaintain tart. L , D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 4611 Macklind Ave., 314.499.7166. www.stlcopperpig.com

GINGHAM’S HOMESTYLE RESTAURANT— Homestyle Cafe. Down-home classics, from scratch, served 24 hours a day: that’s a recipe for success. Country-fried steak and eggs, pancakes/waffles/ French toast, vegetable soup, Monte Cristo sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken and much more. Open 24 hours daily. 1881 Sherman Drive, St. Charles, 636.946.0266. www.ginghamsrestaurant.com

GRBIC—Eastern European. Hearty food typical of the owners’ former Yugoslavia, includes schnitzels, cabbage rolls and tasty desserts. Don’t miss the Bosnian coffee! L (SaSu), D (W-Su). 4071 Keokuk St., 314.772.3100. www.grbicrestaurant.com

HENDRICK’S BBQ— Barbeque. Come get delicious St. Louis barbeque here, alongside traditional Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, cheddar grits and corn bread. 1200 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.724.8600. www.hendricksbbq.com

SISTER CITIES CAJUN— Cajun/Creole. Enjoy authentic cajun/creole food such as chicken and sausage jambalaya, shrimp & grits, blackened catfish po’boy and gumbo. L, D (Tu-Sa). 3550 S. Broadway, 314.405.0447. www.sistercitiescajun.com

STONE SOUP COTTAGE— French. Acclaimed restaurant in a sophisticated yet rustic setting that’s one of the toughest reservations. Open for D (Th-Sa) reservation only. 5809 Highway N, 636.244.2233. www.stonesoupcottage.com

TED DREWES—Desserts/ Sweets. Ted Drewes rich and creamy frozen custard treats are so thick they’re called concretes. Fresh ingredients are used as toppings and new flavors are added every year. Open daily. 6726 Chippewa, 314.481.2652 (open February-December); 4224 S. Grand Blvd., 314.352.7376 (open to Labor Day). www.teddrewes.com

TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL—Brazilian. Tucanos offers churrasco-style dining, where fresh meats and vegetables are brought straight to your table, plus an ample salad bar . L, D (M-Sa). 1520 S. Fifth St., St. Charles 636.724.4499. www.tucanos. com/st-charles.html WALNUT GRILL—Eclectic. Find a little bit of everything on the menu here. From creme

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brulee french toast and chicken and waffles to fried Brussels sprouts, everyone will find something to love. B, L, D (daily). 4401 Highway K, O’Fallon, 636.685.0212. eatwalnut.com

Webster Groves CYRANO’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR—Eclectic. Shrimp Creole, sandwiches, etc., and legendary desserts, such as cherries jubilee. Extensive coffee and cocktail menus. L, D (daily). 603 E. Lockwood Ave., 314.963.3232. www.cyranos.com OLIVE + OAK—American. The classic American menu hits all the highlights with its daily changing menu, each dish given its own twist, such as the liver and toast and braised pork cheeks. D (daily). 102 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.736.1370. www.oliveandoakstl.com

DALIE’S SMOKEHOUSE— Barbeque. Barbecue options include ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, turkey and ham, plus salads, sides and sauces. L (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). 2951 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.529.1898. www.daliessmokehouse.com OISHI SUSHI—Japanese/ Sushi. “Oishi” means “delicious” in Japanese, and the selection of sushi bears that out, along with other traditional dishes like tempura and udon noodles. L (M-Sa), D (daily). 721 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, 314.567.4478. www.oishistl.com STIR CRAZY—Pan-Asian. Customize your own bowl full of protein, fresh veggies and scrumptious sauces, then hand it over for the expert touch on the searing wok grill. L, D (daily). 10598 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, 314.569.9300. www.stircrazy.com

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THE TAVERN KITCHEN & BAR—American. This innovative take on the traditional fine dining restaurant has a seasonallychanging menu. Vegetarian and gluten-free menu available. Rservations recommended. D (daily). 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.825.0600. www.tavernstl.com

Westport Plaza DRUNKEN FISH— Japanese/Sushi. Everything from sushi to traditional Japanese dishes is offered at this award-winning hot-spot. Stop by for a red dragon roll or check out the happy hour for an eclectic variety of cocktails. L, D (daily). 302 Westport Plaza Drive, 314.275.8300. www.drunkenfish.com

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FUZZY’S TACO SHOP— Mexican. Full menu of Baja/ Mexican faves from guacamole and burritos to quesadillas and tacos, all made fresh to order. B, L, D (daily). 302 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.878.8226. www.fuzzystacoshop.com WESTPORT SOCIAL— Sports Bar. Spacious sports bar delivers games on giant screens alongside ping-pong, snookball, karaoke and more. Menu includes pizzas, sliders, skewers, tacos and more. L, D (daily). 910 Westport Plaza Drive, 314.548.2876. www.westportsocial-stl.com

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PAUL MINEO’S TRATTORIA Patio Season has arrived! Join us for lunch or dinner under the stars! Authentic Italian Cuisine including an assortment of Seafood, Steak and Homemade pasta. Live music on the weekends. 333 Westport Plaza 314.878.8180 www.paulmineos.com PROMOTION

GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY Since Since 1999, we’ve had one guiding principle: FRESH BEER TASTES BETTER. That’s why we are a Great American Beer Festival award winner. Join us for Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour - 7 days a week. Located at 11411 Olive street Road, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314.432.3535, www.gcfb.com PROMOTION

OAKED A S O , Oaked 1031 Lynch St., 63118, 314-305-8647 PROMOTION

Health Services DOWNTOWN & CREVE COEUR URGENT CARE For the kinds of minor injuries and illnesses that can put a major drag on your trip, treatment is as close as this walk-in clinic in the heart of downtown and suburban Creve Coeur. Downtown open 24/7; Creve Coeur open M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm. 916 Olive St., 314.436.9300; 13035 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.548.6550. www.247uc.com

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GOLF THE GALLERIES AT THE SHELDON Tee off at the Sheldon Art Galleries this summer at this indoor, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf course! The unique holes are designed by St. Louis artists, architects, museums and schools, and the course is designed to be family-friendly and accessible. 3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63018 | www.TheSheldon.org PROMOTION

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CENTRAL WEST END The commercial hub along Euclid Ave. includes art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and cafes. 314.305.4012. www.cwescene.com DOWNTOWN Shopping, dining, historic homes, sports, concerts, convention center, gambling, attractions and riverboats are all located within walking distance of the Gateway Arch. 314.436.6500. www.downtownstl.org GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT This arts district, located at Grand Boulevard and Lindell, offers a formidable collection of museums and performance venues, including the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and The Sheldon Concert Hall. Restaurants abound. 314.533.1884. www.grandcenter.org

LACLEDE’S LANDING Nine square blocks offer sightseeing during the day and dining/nightlife/casinos after dark. The Landing sits within shouting distance of the Gateway Arch, a biking path and America’s Center. 314.241.5875. www.lacledeslanding.com LAFAYETTE SQUARE The oldest publicly owned park west of the Mississippi (Lafayette Park) is surrounded by magnificent, restored, Victorian-era mansions. Walk, gawk, eat, drink and shop in a growing commercial district. 314.772.5724. www.lafayettesquare.org THE LOOP The Loop is perhaps the most engaging neighborhood in the St. Louis area, with art galleries, cinema, nightclubs, concert venues, iconoclastic shops, bowling, the St. Louis Walk of Fame and a multi-cultural collection of restaurants. www.visittheloop.com

MAPLEWOOD The pedestrian-friendly business district along Manchester Road and Sutton, offers fun shopping in unusual, locally owned boutiques and lots of New American and innovative fusion dining choices.

an interesting blend of unique, locally owned shops line Grand Boulevard. Nearby is the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Compton Heights neighborhood. 314.722.5750. www.southgrand.org

MARYLAND HEIGHTS This northwest county suburb offers ziplining and other fun at Creve Coeur Park, gaming excitement at Hollywood Casino and dining and entertainment options at Westport Plaza. 542 Westport Plaza, 888.667.3236. www.visitmarylandheights.org

WESTPORT PLAZA Popular entertainment and business destination brings together many different restaurants, bars and more in an outdoor, lifestyle-plaza setting. 111 West Port Plaza Drive, 314.576.7100. www.westportstl.com

SOULARD This delightful, working-class neighborhood boasts Soulard Market, the oldest continuous farmers’ market west of the Mississippi at Lafayette and Seventh streets. 314.621.6226. www.soulard.com

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SOUTH GRAND A globetrotting cavalcade of international restaurants and

DOWNTOWN TROLLEY Hop on and off at all your favorite attractions downtown. Tickets: $2 adults, $1 children, seniors, disabled—good for all day use. Trolley runs every 20 minutes daily. Tickets sold on the trolley, the Forest Park Visitor Center, the Planetarium Ticket Station and the MetroStore at 7th and Washington. 314.231.2345. www.stladventurepass.com/ downtown-trolley.html EAT SAINT LOUIS FOOD TOURS Taste your way around St. Louis’ legendary Italian community, The Hill, or the historic Soulard neighborhood on these three-hour guided walking tours. Advance ticket purchase required. 314.399.9328. www.saintlouisfoodtours.com GATEWAY HELICOPTER TOURS Create memories that will last a lifetime by soaring over St. Louis landmarks. Tickets: $43$169 per person. Open seven

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CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE FACTORY TOURS Local award-winning candy maker offers free tours of the factory and retail outlet store. Tours M-F, 9 am-2:30 pm; Sa, by reservation only, 9 am-1 pm. 5025 Pattison Ave., 314.338.3501. www.chocolatechocolate.com

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to ensure a high-level of quality and can be paired with local cheese and sausage. Tasting Room: 5601 High St., Augusta, 636.228.4301. www.augustawinery.com

LOOP TROLLEY This 2.2-mile electric trolley system links The Loop with Forest Park: 10 stops and two connections with MetroLink from Delmar and Kingsland to the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere, Th- Su. 314.725.2115. www.looptrolley. com

ALTON Alton, Illinois, offers a day’s worth of sight-seeing, shopping and antiquing. Sites around town include the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Underground Railroad, the Robert Wadlow “Alton Giant” statue and the National Great Rivers Museum. Visitors Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, 618.465.6676. www.riversandroutes.com

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METROLINK LIGHT RAIL & METROBUS MetroLink light-rail system travels from Lambert Airport to Scott Air Force Base and from Shrewsbury to Fairview Heights, from approximately 4:30 am-12:55 am, M-F; 5 am-12:55 am, Sa-Su. The two lines overlap from Forest Park to Fairview Heights. 211 N. Broadway, Ste. 700, call 314.231.2345 in Missouri; 618.271.2345 in Illinois. www.metrostlouis.org SAINT LOUIS TROLLEY & CARRIAGE CO. Horse-drawn carriages offer leisurely, unobstructed views of many downtown sights. Trolleys offer educational tours through St. Louis. Look for carriages on downtown streets. Carriage, 314.621.3334. Trolley, 314.241.1400. www.stlouiscarriage company.com SAINT LOUIS FUN TROLLEY TOURS Seventy five-minute, fully narrated tour from downtown St. Louis to The Loop includes Laclede’s Landing, the Gateway Arch, Forest Park and more. 1000 Cerre St., 314.241.1410. www.stlouisfuntours.com

Wineries & Day Trips AUGUSTA WINERY Award-winning winery in Augusta, America’s first official viticultural district. The wines are vinted in small quantities

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EFFINGHAM About 90 minutes east of St. Louis, Effingham, Illinois, offers family-friendly attractions, including the Ballard Nature Center, the Cross at the Crossroads, My Garage Museum and Dr. Charles M. Wright House. Visitors Bureau,1505 Hampton Drive, Effingham, Illinois, 800.772.0750. www.effinghamil.com

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HERMANNHOF VINEYARDS Charming winery facility offers a wide range of award-winning Missouri wines at its tasting room. Open daily. 330 E. First St., Hermann, 800.393.0100. www.hermannhof.com MONTELLE WINERY This is the first winery in Missouri that also has a distillery. They produce four kinds of brandy on top of their award-winning wines. 201 Montelle Drive, Augusta, 636.228.4464. www.montelle.com NOBOLEIS VINEYARDS Family owned and family grown—this winery offers wine flights, cellar tastings and winery tours along with special events such as yoga. Offers both white and red wines. 100 Hemsath Road, Augusta, 636.482.4500. www.noboleisvineyards.com

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ST. CHARLES The National Register Historic District on the banks of the Missouri River has been preserved and restored. Historic Main Street is lined with more than 125 specialty shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Tourism Center, 230 S. Main St., 800.366.2427. www.discoverstcharles.com STONE HILL WINERY Missouri’s largest, oldest and much-acclaimed winery, founded in 1847, overlooks the beautiful Missouri River town of Hermann. Free daily tours and tastings for $5 (six samples). 1110 Stone Hill Highway Hermann, 573.486.2221. stonehillwinery.com

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VILLA ANTONIO WINERY Family-owned winery in Hillsboro, Missouri, features a large patio and covered pavilion less than 45 minutes from St. Louis. Northern Italianinspired wines range from dry red and white wines to sweet dessert and appertif wines. Open Sa-F. 3660 Linhorst Road, Hillsboro, 636.475.5008 . villaantoniowinery.com WASHINGTON, MISSOURI The gateway to wine country with over 40 wineries less than an hour away. Downtown features gift stores, restaurants and the Washington Historical Society Museum, as well as plenty of parks and trails for the outdoor enthusiast. 301 W. Front St., 888.7.WASHMO. www.washmo.org

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SUGAR CREEK VINEYARDS & WINERY Outstanding dry, semi-dry and fruit wines produced in a facility with a large outdoor terrace. Open daily. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics to enjoy on the grounds. 125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, 636.987.2400. www.sugarcreekwines.com


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