At Cusamano's, scarf St. Louis-style pizzas oozing over with melted provel like the "Nick's" specialty pizza with hamburger, black olive and mushroom and wash it down -- if you dare -- with a kamikaze or purple hooter shot for just a buck a pop.
The area's best cover bands rule the roost at this Ballwin music house. Legendary party band Dr. Zhivegas have a weekly residency at this west county outpost, and they get the Wednesday night crowd dancing like Thursday will never come.
Art Bar on Cherokee looks exactly like it sounds. Images of flying fish and jungle animals hide behind every turn, and a mural of a young girl on a moon sets the scene for a space brimming with wonderment.