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2004 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Afternoon Delight

    published July 28, 2004

    Camp Eagle Island was the coolest thing that happened to me when I was a kid. It was a Girl Scout camp on Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks,... More >>

  • Bridge to Nowhere

    published July 28, 2004

    If your idea of a good time involves sitting on a plastic chair at a table covered by a plastic tablecloth, chewing on a $19 piece of steak... More >>

  • Universal Appeal

    published July 21, 2004

    Suffering from post-big-top withdrawal after last month's come-and-gone run of Circus Flora at Grand Center? Get ready for another... More >>

  • Dirty Romancing

    published July 14, 2004

    SAT 7/17 Electronica. Psychedelica. Romantica -- what? It's time to float a new term: "Romantica" is an offshoot of the... More >>

  • Louie, Louie

    published July 14, 2004

    Uh-oh, I thought. Anna and I eyed each other skeptically over our shared gnocchi appetizer. A moment earlier, as soon as the food... More >>

  • Torry of the Year

    published July 7, 2004

    Take the character-actor, wait-I've-seen-this-guy-before quality of screen actors such as Jeremy Piven or Dan Hedaya. Cross that with the... More >>

  • Summit Kind of Wonderful

    published June 30, 2004

    Ev·er·est. Peak, 29,035 ft (8,856 m) high, on the border of Tibet and Nepal, in the central Himalayas. It is... More >>

  • Three the Hard Way

    published June 23, 2004

    SUN 6/27 What's all this about St. Louis being such an unhealthy city? Last year, Men's Health magazine ranked us 99 out of 101... More >>

  • Beach Blanket Beats

    published June 23, 2004

    SAT 6/26 With all this talk of terrorists, nary a word is mentioned about the bad ol' ravers who were "ruining" the country. Yeah,... More >>

  • I, Seinfeld

    published June 16, 2004

    Our conspiracy theory about Jerry Seinfeld, most successful comedian of our time: He's run out of things to say. The man has been transmitting the... More >>

  • What's Brew With You?

    published June 16, 2004

    Civilization began because of beer. Not until early man stumbled upon patches of slurpable grain made wet by rain and fermented by yeast --... More >>

  • Rustling Leaves

    published June 2, 2004

    SAT 6/5 U.S. Maple is the sound of a masterful illusion being deliberately torn asunder. It is carefully measured entropy, doled out in... More >>

  • Wok and Woe

    published June 2, 2004

    You're not going to find the 60,000 BTU Vulcan convection oven in many restaurant kitchens. A baking and roasting marvel with a kick-ass cyclical... More >>

  • A Memorial Day to Remember

    published May 26, 2004

    University City has figured a little something out: The simplest, most successful formula for a happy Memorial Day is being outdoors and eating... More >>

  • Chilling Out

    published May 26, 2004

    "Summertime, and the livin' is easy," wrote Brooklyn-bred George and Ira Gershwin about life in Charleston, South Carolina. Clearly, George, Ira,... More >>

  • Born to Scoot

    published May 26, 2004

    Like doorstep-delivered bottled milk or gas station attendants dressed in spiffy uniforms, the Sunday drive is a piece of postwar Americana that... More >>

  • Leche Good Times Roll

    published May 19, 2004

    Milk has a lot in common with gasoline. Milk is liquid fuel for the body, while gas is liquid fuel for our cars. Both milk and gas prices are... More >>

  • Exact Change

    published May 19, 2004

    Sidney Street Café 2000 Sidney Street, 314-771-5777. Hours: Tue.-Thu. 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-10:30 p.m. More >>

  • Musical Toques

    published May 19, 2004

    In the topsy-turvy restaurant biz, amicable turnovers such as those at Sidney Street Café are not always the norm. But two months ago... More >>

  • A 'Stache of Evil

    published May 12, 2004

    "Moustache is a symbol of repression and hate...it's the facial marking of the man who holds you down" -- or so an old punk-rock song would have... More >>

  • With Friends Like These

    published May 5, 2004

    They promised they'd be there for you. Like they've been there before -- since 1994, to be exact. That's ten years of loyalty, and while you've... More >>

  • You Must Remember This

    published May 5, 2004

    I may have gotten bonked on the head by a coconut at Mirasol. I don't know how else to explain my gastronomic amnesia about the place.... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published May 5, 2004

    While Mirasol brings the newest and the coolest to Delmar Boulevard's ongoing east-of-Skinker renaissance, what's popping up on the Loop's... More >>

  • Chi Whiz!

    published April 21, 2004

    SAT 4/24 You've seen their silent, graceful movements in city parks. They appear to grab at invisible floating objects, then manipulate... More >>

  • Monk Business

    published April 21, 2004

    And you thought it took patience to sit through the rush-hour traffic on Highway 40. On Friday, April 23, a group of monks from Tibet's... More >>

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