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  • 2006: The Year in Music

    published December 27, 2006

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  • Drinks Of The Year

    published December 27, 2006

    It wasn't too tough this year to pick our favorite drinks. And that's not because there aren't a lot of good cocktails out there, but because... More >>

  • Café DiSaronno

    published December 13, 2006

    Brio Tuscan Grille, 1601 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-432-4410. More >>

  • B-Money in the Bank

    published December 6, 2006

    Brian "B-Money" Hughes has a tip for budding hip-hop producers. "The best advice I can give to anyone that's coming up: Make sure you get yourself... More >>

  • Green Velvet

    published December 6, 2006

    Chicago house producer Curtis Jones is a weird dude. Under the pseudonyms Green Velvet and Cajmere, he's recorded some of the oddest —... More >>

  • Eggnog shake

    published December 6, 2006

    Among the many odd flourishes inside Crown Candy Kitchen — the WWII bomber pictures, the Coca-Cola girlie posters, the Jelly Belly clock... More >>

  • Tazu's Margarita (Like No Other)

    published November 29, 2006

    Liluma is a classy restaurant: white tablecloths, smart servers, gentle lighting, ace wine list. Although there's no dress code, it's the kind of... More >>

  • You Play, They Pay

    published November 22, 2006

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  • Chaiser Soze

    published November 22, 2006

    Coffee first touched Drink of the Week's lips when we were ten years old. We can pinpoint the moment — about eleven o'clock on a Sunday... More >>

  • Building a Mystery

    published November 15, 2006

    Ambient Noise A soft series of electronic tones greets commuters at the Skinker/Washington University... More >>

  • Nikolashka

    published November 15, 2006

    Entering an unknown bar alone is a profound leap of faith. Drinkers are at times a provincial lot, used to their routine and uninterested in... More >>

  • Cheerwine

    published November 8, 2006

    A Drink of the Week confession: We drove by the Blues City Deli every day for about six months before we ever set foot in the place. It's on our... More >>

  • Around the World in Eleven Days

    published November 8, 2006

    The St. Louis International Film Festival isn't Telluride or Toronto. Out-of-town cinephiles don't plan their year around it; paparazzi don't pack... More >>

  • Pisco sour

    published November 1, 2006

    And then, out of the blue on a misty Thursday night, we land at a table with nine men, drinking pisco sours and shooting the proverbial shit. It's... More >>

  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    published October 25, 2006

    Was it just us, or as the Cardinals celebrated their stunning upset of the Mets last week with the requisite victory scrum on the pitcher's mound,... More >>

  • A Whole New Ballgame

    published October 18, 2006

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  • Hot Rum Cocktail

    published October 18, 2006

    There's a lot going on at Big Sky tonight — the place is packed, as usual — which is a shocker considering that the first game of the... More >>

  • Living on Channel Z

    published October 11, 2006

    In a classic Saturday Night Live skit, Steve Martin announces that the first message from extraterrestrial life has been received and... More >>

  • SoBe No Fear Gold Energy Drink, Rockstar Energy Drink and Full Throttle Energy Drink

    published October 11, 2006

    Three aluminum cans of whoop-ass stand before us. All are sixteen-ounce tallboys, and all are painted man-colors: gold, red, black. In a row, they... More >>

  • Sumatra Gayoland coffee

    published October 4, 2006

    Walk into the Typo Café at 7:30 on a Friday morning, and all you can hear is the hum of the fridge. No music. No screaming latte steam. No... More >>

  • Millionaire's Coffee

    published September 20, 2006

    Each day we sleep until eleven in air-conditioned heaven, kick at the covers for another hour, often drifting through a recurring dream involving... More >>

  • Flick Freaks

    published September 6, 2006

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  • He Bangs the Drums

    published September 6, 2006

    Glenn Kotche is best known as Wilco's percussionist, but his other musical endeavors — On Fillmore (with ace St. Louis bassist Darin Gray, ex... More >>

  • Monarch Martini

    published August 30, 2006

    A little purple pearl of cassis sits nestled at the bottom of the Monarch Martini. You just want to reach into the glass, pluck it out and string... More >>

  • The Heat Is On

    published August 23, 2006

    On a Sunday morning earlier this month, Andrew Joo and his girlfriend, Erika Lippert, woke up and noticed that their Lafayette Square home was... More >>

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