As I child, I loved the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and would often wonder which life I'd choose: that of the bustling cosmopolitan city or the tranquil countryside. Nathalie Pettus doesn't feel the need to make this choice. The Overlook Farm owner lives out both roles as the propr ... More >>
A fire at the restaurant at Nathalie Pettus' Overlook Farm (901 South Highway 79, Clarksville; 573-242-3838) early this morning burned the building to the ground, Pettus tells Gut Check. No one was hurt, but as of now she doesn't know what caused the fire. See also: Nathalie's to Bring Overlook Far ... More >>
Nathalie Pettus can barely contain herself. A project ten years in the making has finally come to fruition. After the failure of her own restaurant, Savor, and her tenant, Salt, Pettus feels this is finally the right fit at 4356 Lindell Boulevard. See also: Nathalie's to Bring Overlook Farm to Form ... More >>
Benjamin Schweitzer says that when he put five bullets into Frederic "Nic" Moses, he thought there was an intruder in his house, even though Moses was his friend and was a guest in his home at the time. For that, he was charged with "reckless homicide" instead of murder, and was sentenced to the m ... More >>
It's finally Oktoberfest! Check out the annual celebration of beer in Soulard, or, if that's not your style, meet St. Louis beekeepers and taste local honey at Extra Virgin. Either way, there's something for everyone this weekend. Read on for our food-related recommendations after the jump. See als ... More >>
4356 Lindell Boulevard has been many things (even a mortuary) and Nathalie Pettus is hoping this is the one that sticks. The woman behind Overlook Farm in Clarksville is opening a new restaurant, Nathalie's, in the 19th century mansion which the late, great Salt recently vacated, as first reported b ... More >>
Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>
Friday (Aug. 10): Food Truck Friday @ southwest side of Tower Grove Park Grab eats from Guerilla Street Food, Le Food Truck, recent Cupcake Wars winners The Sweet Divine and many more during this monthly mobile food event. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. Julia Child inspired dinner @ Vin de Set In ... More >>
Now that the drought has relented and the temperature hovers on the better side of 100 degrees, it's prime time to enjoy all the fine summer festivities you can squeeze in before autumn takes over. And while the oppressive, dry heat certainly defeated many a backyard garden, the pros at Overlook Far ... More >>
On Sunday, April 22, Overlook Farm (901 South Highway 79, Clarksville, Mo.; 573-242-3838) will host the First Annual Chefs, Friends, and Families 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chefs for Students, a national scholarship fund for culinary students. The event is the brainchild of Overlook's executive chef, ... More >>
Davy Jones died Wednesday, leaving behind performances on some of the most memorable pop songs of the 1960s, a surprisingly excellent sitcom, and, for movie-goers and music fans of a certain age, this transcendent power-ballad send-up from The Brady Bunch Movie. He also left behind a warning: Be car ... More >>
Friday (Dec. 30): New Year's Eve menu @ Oceano Oceano features a special menu on Friday, Dec. 30 and Sat. Dec. 31 including Maine lobster bisque, pan fried lamb sweetbreads, Northern Atlantic lobster tails and more. Make reservations by calling 314-721-9400. Saturday (Dec. 31): New Year's Eve P ... More >>
photo illustration by Kholood EidSt. Louis is for lovahs!Last month's craptastic weather may have been good for at least one thing: It helped catapult our fair city onto Amazon.com's list of the Most Romantic Cities in America. St. Louis is now officially the 18th most romantic city in the na ... More >>
Image viaThe DNR has been keeping Native American bones like these for decades. UPDATE 3:47 pm: The parties just settled today. Details forthcoming....The Sac and Fox Nation wants its grandfathers back. Right now, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is storing tribal bones in banke ... More >>
George Mahe has quite the scoop on his Feast blog: Cary McDowell (Revival, the Crossing) has left Clarksville Station for Winslow's Home, the general store-slash-restaurant in University City. Check out the article for further details. You can also read my review of Winslow's Home from May.
Chefs and artists gathered Friday night at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard for the Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has these photos.Photo: Stew SmithStephen Kovac of Winslow's Home ... More >>
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