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2003 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Release the Hounds!

    published April 23, 2003

    Gaining entrée to a St. Louis dog park can prove trickier than finagling membership to the St. Louis Country Club or snagging box seats at... More >>

  • Trying Times

    published April 16, 2003

    How much you'll like Oliver's -- which opened in December on St. Charles' Main Street -- depends first on how much you dislike Interstate... More >>

  • Playa Nader

    published April 9, 2003

    Who'da thunk it -- Ralph Nader harking back to simpler political times. Before military conflict in Iraq, before Enron and Tyco and WorldCom,... More >>

  • Building a Better Bistro

    published April 2, 2003

    Dinner at JaBoni's Bistro begins in the parking lot. No drive-through, no outdoor seating, but it's in the parking lot where JaBoni's... More >>

  • Femme of the Foment

    published March 19, 2003

    If you're, say, a programming coordinator at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and you're looking for somebody to come speak on campus --... More >>

  • Will Quirk for Food

    published March 19, 2003

    As a dining-out genre, "American eclectic" is rarely as thoroughly embodied as it is at Wild Flower, the storefront restaurant that has... More >>

  • King of Queens

    published March 5, 2003

    Just think the phrase "Miss Gay Missouri Pageant," and a torrent of tacky images probably floods to mind -- something, maybe, like Priscilla,... More >>

  • Star Fish

    published March 5, 2003

    "How the hell do you review sushi?" a dozen people have asked me since last week. It's a valid question: When you're talking about a cuisine... More >>

  • Old Standby

    published February 19, 2003

    On January 23, about an hour before the lunch shift was to begin, Ken Elder, a 40-year-old refrigeration contractor, was killed instantly in the... More >>

  • Waiting for Good

    published February 5, 2003

    Cummel's Café has great food -- if only it were easier to get your hands on some. Re-situated about three months ago into warm and... More >>

  • Oh Henry

    published February 5, 2003

    Though one of Cummel's great draws is its laid-back atmosphere, make no mistake about it: Keeping the place up and running has required buckets of... More >>

  • Cream Rises

    published January 29, 2003

    Two reasons Dick Gregory cleared his schedule to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the St. Louis County Library's Black... More >>

  • Heavenly Grease

    published January 22, 2003

    Full confession:I was sort of swindled into reviewing Molly O'Ryans, an unassuming make-your-own-fun drinking hole hidden away on a... More >>

  • A Little Closure

    published January 22, 2003

    Although the arrival of Molly O'Ryans bolsters St. Louis' Irish-cuisine scene (not really -- that was a joke), Asian eats here have recently taken... More >>

  • A Whole Lotta Soul

    published January 8, 2003

    When you go to the Goody Pancake House -- and if you live, work or play anywhere remotely near downtown, or if you just plain know what's good for... More >>

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