September 2006

September 29, 2006

Dining Deal #2: Duff's

They're called "Red Bird Specials," but in fact, you don't necessarily have to be headed to a Cardinals game afterwards to get that early bird's reward, a reduced-price dinner at CWE institution Duff's. From 5-6:30 p.m., choose from four entrées priced to move at just $10 per plate, including a new-for-fall vegetable pot pie. Mmm, pot pie.

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Reaping the Harvest at the Moon

We're big fans of dining deals, so in the spirit of sharing the frugality, here's the first in an occasional series of cut-rate meal info:

Tuesday, October 3, Red Moon (the boisterous, crazy-fun Asian/French fusion room in St. Charles alley downtown) celebrates the Harvest Moon and the introduction of their fall menu with 50% off everything on the food menu, including new stuff like almond sage chicken and sweet-and-sour duck. Dinner's from 5-10 p.m., and reservations are recommended (at 314-436-9700).

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September 19, 2006

Design, Divine

For your Thursday dance card (if it's not already full!):
Wine reception and "exhibit," after a fashion, called "Craft and Design: Blurring the Line." The deal is, Marcia Smith (of the eponymous design firm) has curated a selection of contemporary art objects, which are then presented in the context of the modern furniture sold by Design Within Reach. You get to circle, view, enjoy...and drink, the good stuff from Chaumette Vineyards and Winery.

9/21, 5:30-8 p.m.
DWR, 44 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-1701

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September 15, 2006

What's Gonna Be New at Subterranean Books?

Well....everything! The store celebrates its 6th anniversary in business at the beginning of next month, and to stave off that 7-year-itch, owners Javier Parada and Kelly von Plonski are having a fire sale on all the used/rare stuff in its stock, to make way for a new focus exclusively on new books.

Sub Books is a great, great shopping experience (with a nice little art gallery up top in the loft area, to boot), which must be part of why they've been the RFT's "Best Book Store" for five years running.

Drop in at 6275 Delmar or at their blog.

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September 13, 2006

The Time Remains Ahead of Its Time

Cool, new stuff from that fashion-forwardest of Maplewood boutiques, The Time: a catalog, yes, but that's just the beginning.

Owner Jen Gray has trotted out several new programs that should interest fashionistas: "Fashion Alert" is a private shopping party (in-store or at-home) that sends a percentage of total sales towards the hostess' chosen charity; "Rumor Has It" is a refer-a-friend-and-you-both-save-type deal; and "Dress Me Up" and "Fashion Access" put Gray's skills as a personal shopper to work for you, as she'll keep her eyes peeled for your style at boutiques and designer previews worldwide.

Now there's no excuse for being Styleless in St. Louis.

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Loop for Less

Still in the back-to-school shopping mode? Crank up the credit cards and head to The Loop this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, to be exact) for the "Loop on Sale" event, wherein nearly 20 of the businesses along Delmar will have merch and services marked down up to 50%, making the stroll from, say, Screenz Computer Center to Donnaland (Missouri girls gone shoppin'!) a veritable bargain trail. Find out more at the website.

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September 12, 2006

Meyer in the Magazine

File under "Hometown Boy Continues to Make Good": our export Danny Meyer (he who brought BBQ to Manhattan) was the featured Q&A in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, in anticipation of the release of his new book. The "well-scrubbed, earnest guy from St. Louis" doesn't care for Food Network (fine) or Taco Bell (them's fightin' words), but is big on hospitality.

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