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2004 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Daytripper

    published December 29, 2004

    It's a holiday week. You're tired of being cooped up with your relatives. You've gotta get out of the house, find something cool to do, get your... More >>

  • St. Louis Bounty

    published December 29, 2004

    When you order fish at An American Place, you learn what the fish was up to earlier that day. Your waiter may tell you that he was... More >>

  • Casanosa

    published December 22, 2004

    MON 12/27 Raja, if you were a human, this would be a tough birthday for you. Twelve years old, not a boy and not yet a man, with... More >>

  • Schuss, Little Darling

    published December 22, 2004

    SAT 12/25 Christmas is the most anticlimactic holiday. If you have children, or if you are a child at heart, you will be cleaning up... More >>

  • Grecian Yearn

    published December 22, 2004

    Everything appealing about Momos, the three-month-old "ouzaria taverna" on the western fringes of University City, can be found at the bottom of a... More >>

  • Hooch Your Daddy

    published December 8, 2004

    An actor with too much downtime on his hands can be a dangerous thing (see Robert Downey Jr.'s complimentary house-sitting service, Governor... More >>

  • The Elf Himself

    published December 8, 2004

    The still-single, thirtysomething ne'er-do-well of the family -- the one who counts on Christmas for a full year's worth of family strife and... More >>

  • Southern Exposure

    published December 8, 2004

    For a foreign cuisine I'd never actually sunk my teeth into, I sure was armed to the teeth with expectations when I went to sample the fare at... More >>

  • Hot Chocolate

    published November 24, 2004

    When you go out to a place like Bailey's Chocolate Bar -- a place that blares its cocoa-a-go-go flamboyance right there in its name, a place that... More >>

  • Honor Your Mother

    published November 17, 2004

    FRI 11/19 Long before Barbra Streisand bulled her way into the Hollywood men's club as a director/writer/producer, Alice Guy... More >>

  • Out with the New

    published November 10, 2004

    "So, can I get you gentlemen something more to drink? Or maybe something to nibble on -- some pizza shooters, shrimp poppers or extreme... More >>

  • Return of the Taller Ballers

    published November 3, 2004

    FRI 11/5 For the Saint Louis University men's basketball team, the past few years have been filled with hope and frustration. Head... More >>

  • All Abroad!

    published October 27, 2004

    My friend Mark pegged the look of St. Louis Soy Products Café when he called it "dining vérité." The pan-Asian drag of... More >>

  • The Symbiosis

    published October 20, 2004

    There is the raw, amazing world manifest to our five senses, and there's the busywork of a quotidian existence that has us bolting stimuli like so... More >>

  • The Secret of Massa's' Success

    published October 13, 2004

    I can think of at least two dozen restaurateurs who should never eat dinner at Massa's on a Friday night. The food biz is masochistic... More >>

  • Presidents, Pooches, Politics

    published October 6, 2004

    SAT 10/9 All the Presidents' Pets, Mo Rocca's new book about the history of presidential pets and how those pets have shaped... More >>

  • Get DTown

    published September 29, 2004

    FRI 10/1 They say art expands the mind. Now it's time to expand your definition of art. At the third ArtDimensions ArtDTour event... More >>

  • Lame Time

    published September 22, 2004

    Stephanie, her dad and I were huddled inside Boomer's on the Upper West Side on Super Bowl Sunday, circa 2000, when Kevin Dyson's outstretched... More >>

  • Smith Elliot

    published September 15, 2004

    If Elliot Smith Contemporary Art resided on Sesame Street, gallery staffers would say, "This exhibit has been brought to you by the number... More >>

  • Always on Sunday

    published September 8, 2004

    What's not to like about brunch? Any meal designed solely for weekends is a meal that knows how to have a good time. Brunch means lots of... More >>

  • A Major Beef

    published August 25, 2004

    There are no adjectives to describe the hamburger at Grandpa Mischeaux's Real Deal Barbecue & Grill. There are only facts: 1.2 pounds of... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 25, 2004

    The 1997 opening of Spago, Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills restaurant, was one of the most fanfared moments in fine-dining history, heralding the... More >>

  • We Come from the Water

    published August 11, 2004

    Twins are creepy, mystical beings. From Romulus and Remus to Elvis and Jesse Presley, twins have proven to possess powers that set them apart from... More >>

  • Tie Two On

    published August 4, 2004

    WED 8/4 Runners seem like such an austere bunch: the gaunt physiques, the crack-of-dawn workouts, the fact that they find running fun... More >>

  • A Turbid Time

    published July 28, 2004

    SAT 7/31 There's good, clean fun; good, dirty fun; dirty, dirty fun; and other variations that we shouldn't go into since the St. Louis... More >>

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