February 2005

February 28, 2005


The Loop Creep (a good thing, as opposed to some shady character who hangs out around Sunshine Daydream) continues its eastward march, with a sparkling new Marion's St. Louis Rib open on the south side of the street, a skosh west of Goodfellow.

Sadly, the Lifestyles Cafe just up the way -- despite having a lovely, lighted sign -- remains but a dream.

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February 27, 2005


Waited 1.5 hours for a table at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Worth it? mmmmaybe. Seven of us for dinner and I loved mine (smoked pork tenderloin, whipped sweet potatoes, spiced apples). From the rest of the group there was a decided, "meh."

Don't let this dissuade you. Just go with fewer friends.

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February 24, 2005

For Bitches Who Stitch

Late word arrives that Debbie Stoller -- the girrrl power behind both "Bust" magazine and the Stitch & Bitch phenom -- will make an appearance in the Lou tomorrow evening (Friday, February 25) at the city's newest yarn shop, Knitorious. (Is it just us, or do you feel compelled to belt out, "Kni, Kni, Kni-TOR-ious!" every time you hear that? Way too much Duran Duran in middle school, we're guessing...)

Doors open at 6:30, Stoller speaks at 7, and her books are both 20% off during the event. Knit on!

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February 10, 2005

You say Tomato

Better than a fancy upscale eatery for dinner for two is the neighborhood restaurant. In our case, the family-owned pizza joint down the street is a cozy place to snuggle up to a calzone and a beer with your honey.

Tomatoes, on Hwy. 94 in St. Charles, Missouri has a family friendly vibe and yummy pizza, pasta, salads and the aforementioned calzones. The green walls, checked tables and curtains give that Italian kitchen feel. Try the garlic ties and, later, some dangerous kisses.

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February 08, 2005

But Do They Have Prince Albert in a Can?

Spotted first over at STL Diatriber, info on the new Tin Can Tavern and Grille in Tower Grove South neighborhood, whose gimmick is a 50-deep list of beers...all served up in cans. Lowlifes win! It's a PBR-inspired revolution!

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February 03, 2005

Half Carts @ Whole Foods

Random praise o' the week: let's hear it for the new mini-push carts at the Brentwood Whole Foods ! Perfect for when you're picking up, say, two bottles of wine, some green chiles, onion and a lunch salad (for example), and feel wasteful pushing a whole cart...but don't like that my-arm's-breaking-off feeling of the plastic basket. Hip, hip!

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A Moveable Feast?

According to Ann Haubrich, the lovely Sunday brunch housed at MoKaBe's, lo these many years, is decamping to the former Triple Xpresso's for a Sunday brunch she'll call the "Shagri-La Diner." The skinny: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., cash only, $11 for all-you-can-eat. If the past six years are any indication, chef Patrice will keep it heavily vegetarian-friendly.

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February 01, 2005

Make mine a Mai Tai

Need a nearby escape from the cold and slush? Call ahead for seating at Bahama Breeze (don't even try this on a weekend, but week nights will have you seated within 30 minutes) and sip a Mai Tai next to the fireplace. Enjoy the sounds of a live steel drum one-man band. Jumbo sea scallops, paella, and some Key Lime pie will adjust your winter attitude.
We went with a group of nine -- smaller groups are better at this restaurant -- visit them for lunch or dinner in Chesterfield, by Chesterfield Mall.

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