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2005 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Fantasy Realized

    published July 6, 2005

    Fantasy sports sure are strange. True, they do take up some much-detested, mandatory sit-at-your-desk work time, but they also aren't real, which... More >>

  • Bewitched, Bewildered

    published July 6, 2005

    Nothing heralds the arrival of an up-and-coming neighborhood like the sight of well-to-do types whiling away the afternoon over late lunches. The... More >>

  • Room and Bored

    published June 29, 2005

    There are three olives on the menu at 400 Olive. Two are kalamata, tossed into a grilled chicken pasta entrée and, oddly, a Caesar... More >>

  • Grecian Formula

    published June 22, 2005

    Lately it seems that everything about Greek food has caught on -- except Greek food itself. Feta cheese and kalamata olives have become part of... More >>

  • City of Sisterly Love

    published June 15, 2005

    You may not know this, but St. Louis has fourteen sister cities (and no brother cities that we know about). Yep, that's right: Fourteen other... More >>

  • A Farewell to Fabarre's?

    published June 15, 2005

    Everybody remembers Papa Fabarre's. For me Papa Fabarre's is the Wedgewood Cafeteria, a bygone restaurant in downtown Montclair, New... More >>

  • Live a Little

    published June 8, 2005

    Anna and I were having lunch a few Fridays ago at Sofia Bistro when she told me she'd heard on NPR that the average cost of a house in the... More >>

  • Sunday's All Right for Rocking

    published June 1, 2005

    SUN 6/5 Last year's RFT Music Showcase conjures no memories for either Mr. Night (he was visiting Kansas City, the Newark of... More >>

  • Pop the Top

    published June 1, 2005

    Mike Headrick was the first person I ever met in St. Louis. He was bartending at Llywelyn's in the Central West End on the night in November 2001... More >>

  • Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Booze

    published May 25, 2005

    Come summer, you pack away the wool pants and the parkas, and you break out your warm-weather wardrobe. You don't plan ski weekends; you go... More >>

  • Urban Explorers

    published May 25, 2005

    One of the best first dates that Dave (not his real name) has ever been on was when he took a girl up to the top of the Syndicate Trust Building,... More >>

  • Roam If You Want To

    published May 25, 2005

    Let's start with the given that every meal we eat, every dish we order, every heaping forkful we stuff down our piehole is, when you get right... More >>

  • A Hard Act to Follow

    published May 18, 2005

    "I bet the bathrooms are really nice," Patrick murmured as we strode up the low-slung concrete steps that led from the sidewalk to the outdoor... More >>

  • A-Lou-zing Race

    published May 11, 2005

    Calling all couch-potato reality-TV fans who watch programs like The Amazing Race or Road Rules and think "I would be great... More >>

  • Fill Her Up

    published May 11, 2005

    It took until the tail end of my second visit, but I finally found what I was looking for at Jasoom when the banana milkshake martini... More >>

  • This Little Piggy

    published May 4, 2005

    This is the story of Lampert's Plush Pig Barbeque, a tale of how one man went from selling auto parts to selling the best barbecue you... More >>

  • V-licious

    published April 27, 2005

    A straight-shooting goomba like Vito Racanelli has probably made a lot of friends -- and maybe a few enemies. You'd think his brother John, for... More >>

  • Viva Honduras

    published April 20, 2005

    Sour cream has never perplexed me like it does at Los Catrachos. On my first visit to this Honduran restaurant -- a ramshackle, homey... More >>

  • The Game Cancelled

    published April 13, 2005

    SUN 4/17 We are quite curious about The Game of Their Lives, a film partially shot here in the summer of 2003 amid much media... More >>

  • Duckgasm

    published April 13, 2005

    The roasted duck at Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant was trying to tell me something. No meat flaunts itself like this duck did, flattering the... More >>

  • Love and Theft

    published April 6, 2005

    MON 4/11 Looking for an antidote to today's anything-but-love, he's-just-not-that-into- you attitude? Go see Seven Brides for... More >>

  • Kids Today

    published April 6, 2005

    Conversations about the new (three months old) Asian restaurant in downtown Clayton go something like this: "Have you been to Sekisui... More >>

  • Second City in the River City

    published March 30, 2005

    It's hard to believe that the Second City comedy troupe that world-renowned, Chicago-based hotbed of topnotch comedic talent has been arou... More >>

  • Cheap Eats

    published March 30, 2005

    Rose Martelli is the Riverfront Times restaurant critic. More >>

  • The Sporting Crowd

    published March 30, 2005

    Rose Martelli is the Riverfront Times restaurant critic. More >>

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