February 2007

February 28, 2007

The Missing Rib

Stopping by for some 'cue yesterday afternoon, I couldn't help but notice that my destination, Marion's St. Louis Rib Company, was, uh...well, gone. Inside the joint is cleared out, with an industrious crew of non-communicative folks Windexing the vast glass front. A call to directory assistance yielded no help.

Anyone know what gives?

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February 27, 2007

Blush is One

And by God, no one-year-old's ever done more to shake up the shopping scene in Kirkwood, of all places: Blush Boutique starts a week of celebrations today (the actual anniversary), with deals every day through Saturday. For example: today is 20% off accessories, Wednesday is $20 off regular-priced jeans, Thursday is new swimwear preview day (and a free beach bag with swimwear purchase) and so on. Thursday night is the big bash, from 5-9 p.m., with 15% off your whole purchase, champagne and snacks. Stop by 151 W. Jefferson, or give 'em a call at 314-965-4411 for the skinny.

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See Ya, Syms

Were there just not enough educated consumers? Whatever the reasons, Manchester mainstay (8750) Sym's closes its doors at the end of the month, so make tracks now for ridiculous deals on whatever remains on the well-picked-over (as of last week) shelves...

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Do Animals Have Soles?

Ponder that question, however poorly punned, while you shop for a good cause on Saturday, March 10: the folks behind the new Animal House are advocating for high fashion and big benefits for the homeless animals they serve. Bronx-Diba shoes, located right here (well, just west of "right here") in River City, is opening up its local showroom for the footloose among you, and offering 25% off shoes purchased from noon-4 that day (3630 Corporate Trail Dr. in Earth City), while 10% of the net take goes to Animal House, to build a state-of-the-art animal facility for the city of St. Louis. Snacks and beverages are included in the deal: score!

Not for fashion-forward chicks only, the men are most welcome, as well.

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February 26, 2007

Tin Can Times Two

We hear that Tin Can Tavern, the on-purpose-dive that's become a Morgan Ford hotspot, has bought downtown's Panama Red's; no word yet on whether a name change is in the works, nor prognostications on whether another South City/Downtown dual empire can work out better here than it did for Tanner B's, which shut down its downtown locale earlier this year.

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February 16, 2007

Driving Business, Part Deux: Need Your Goat Upholstered?

Sure, the kids can enjoy their new technologies (like scrolling, electronic license plate signs to promote their magick business), but even the old-school can be eye-catching. To wit: a burgundy van spotted last weekend in north St. Louis, with simple white lettering advertising
"Hayden's Reupholstery: We cover everything from a steam boat to a billy goat. (314) 621-6438."

So now you know.

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February 14, 2007

Gettin' Full for Gettin' Busy

Now, we know there's no shortage of various Valentine's Day gimmicks around town, but darn it, we chose this one: at Yia Yia's Euro Cafe in Chesterfield, tonight's menu, from executive chef Marc Valiani, is all about feeding your appetite for romance. Aphrodisiacs infuse the menu, from the "Foreplay" cocktail to three lobster preparations to the Mayan chocolate fondue dessert. (Apparently there's some sort of liquor tie-in, too, as they're pushing consumption of Agavero, 100% blue agave tequila "blended with the Damiana flower, a plant held in great esteem for centuries as a powerful aphrodisiac." Or, to put it more succinctly, tequila makes your clothes fall off.)

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February 12, 2007

Now That's Driving Business

Whilst tooling eastward on Highway 40 this afternoon, my eyes were drawn to the teeny-tiny reader-sign-style scrollbar seemingly affixed (or cut into?) the license plate on the car ahead of me. No mere Mazda 6, this: it's also a rolling (and scrolling) billboard for "Lunar Magick," and the changing display promises "incense, candles and magick supplies." There's even a website listed!

So, the next time you need magick accouterments, shop local. But keep your eyes on the road.

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February 02, 2007

Adios, Again

Jasoom is dead, long live Jasoom? Though we haven't been by to confirm it with our own eyes yet, our stringers tell us the South Grand home of "revolutionary Mexican" (that's the incarnation after the first, involving lots of cheese) has closed its doors. That's too bad: it was a nice addition to the ethnic mix of the street's eateries.

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Wandering on Down the Road

We got word this morning that Vagabonds, the boutique in a somewhat unlikely location along busy Manchester Road in Rock Hill, will be closing its doors soon. Until that time, there's a big sale on the dresses, denim, handbags and other accessories that made the spot a popular one.

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