Dressed in tuxedos and glittering bow ties, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett ascended St. Louis City Hall's marble staircase to the second floor prepared to do something illegal — a secret operation months in the making. Garrett, a 51-year-old archivist for the city's Recorder of Deeds offic ... More >>
The owners of LoRusso's Cucina (3121 Watson Road; 314-647-6222) have announced a new venture after twenty years in Clifton Heights. Rich and Terri LoRusso plan to open Leonardo's Kitchen & Wine Bar on the Hill in just a few weeks. See also: Mama's on the Hill to Open Second Location September 22
A St. Louis couple will spend a combined eight years in prison and pay more than $1 million in restitution for selling over-the-counter drugs and other items stolen from Walgreens and CVS pharmacies at their Clifton Heights store.
John and Cindy Panian have operated the catering company Crabcakes Creative at 5003 Mardel Avenue for eight years. After watching four or five coffee shops go in and out of business in the space next door, the chefs finally opened their own storefront this past weekend: Corvid's Cafe (5001 Mardel Av ... More >>
You can't spell barbecue without "cue," but the lines haven't formed outside the door at Adam's Smokehouse (2819 Watson Road; 314-875-9890) - yet. The slow-smoked barbecue joint in Clifton Heights opened in October and serves as a sister store to well-renowned, consistently packed restaurants Pappy' ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The best dive bars in ... More >>
One of my favorite categories in our annual Best of St. Louis issue is "Best Neighborhood Restaurant". It's a chance to highlight spots that maybe escape mention in discussions of the best or hippest restaurants in town, but often offer as satisfying an experience as any. Here are some of the recent ... More >>
In the nearly four years since the low-slung building that used to house Off the Vine has been closed, the space at Hampton and Columbia avenues sat dark and empty, acquiring cobwebs. Nearly three weeks after it has reopened, 2605 Hampton Avenue, now known as SOHA Bar & Grill, is still rather dark. ... More >>
We learned last week that the old Off the Vine space at 2605 Hampton Avenue in Clifton Heights will become SOHA Bar & Grill. Today we spoke with SOHA's self-described "utility man" -- director of operations, general manager, head barman -- Royce "Rocky" Hazelwood about the new restaurant.
- A colleague let me know that signage is up at 2605 Hampton Avenue in Clifton Heights, which has sat empty since the closure of the short-lived Off the Vine a few years ago, advertising SOHA Bar & Grill.
On Tuesday, June 26, Jason and Jenna Siebert, owners of the Sweet Shop Truck by the Sweet Divine, expanded their bakery business to include a brick-and-mortar bakeshop with the opening of the Sweet Divine (4521 South Kingshighway; 636-942-2900) in south city. "I couldn't wait to start, but the day ... More >>
A 74-year-old man is dead and a 50-year-old man critically wounded after a bizarre shooting Friday night in the relatively staid neighborhood of Clifton Heights in south St. Louis. According to reports, Robert Hartzell, 74, was at his home repair business near Arsenal and Ivanhoe (above) around 6 ... More >>
ward24stl.comCan independent Scott Ogilvie defeat the Democratic political machine?Daily RFT caught up yesterday with Scott Ogilvie, the independent candidate running for alderman in the 24th Ward -- the southwest sliver of St. Louis that includes the Dogtown, Franz Park, Ellendale and Clifton H ... More >>
Police HandoutMichael CoffmanThe St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office issued charges yesterday against Michael Shawn Coffman for the murder of Donald Eberhardt last Saturday, Nov. 14, in the relatively peaceful neighborhood of Clifton Heights. Coffman, 36, of the 1600 block of North 21st St., alle ... More >>
Ian FroebTumo's, soon to be come A'misA few restaurant tidbits that my colleagues around town have posted: Joe Bonwich of the Post-Dispatch notes that Italian restaurant A'mis will open its third location at 6419 Hampton Avenue, the former location of Tumo's. Bonwich also reports on Phelim O'Tool ... More >>
topteedesigns.comThe St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department yesterday released findings from a satisfaction survey it conducted recently. The poll of St. Louis residents found that three in four people were "satisfied" with the operation of the department and even more (86 percent) found police ... More >>
It might seem odd to begin a review with a caesar salad. Even when outstanding, a caesar salad is usually nothing more than a footnote to the rest of one's meal. But as I consider my visits to this six-month-old Clifton Heights restaurant, I keep returning to that caesar. This week I visit Bartolin ... More >>
Tom Bauer wants his opponents to say uncle. They just want his job.
Alderman Tom Bauer's stealth schemes are raising eyebrows