Mango Peruvian Cuisine (1101 Lucas Avenue; 314-621-9993) is celebrating 193 years of Peruvian independence from Spain with a three-day fete. Owner and chef Jorge Calvo created a special three-course dinner menu that will be offered Saturday, July 26, through Monday, July 28. "This event for the C ... More >>
If you haven't been downtown in a while for anything other than a ball game, here's your chance. Downtown Restaurant Week celebrates all the food the neighborhood has to offer. From August 11 to 17, 25 downtown restaurants are offering three courses (sometimes more) for just $25. It's pretty impossi ... More >>
As a journalist for CNN, St. Louisan Amber Lyon had reported on some heavy issues, including war, government oppression, and sex trafficking. Being around that took its toll, and she showed symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But instead of taking prescription medication for relief, Lyon tur ... More >>
Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>
As the long summer afternoons drag on, we could all use a quick pick-me-up -- not those sugary, chemical-ridden energy drinks, but rather good old-fashioned coffee. Chances are your local coffee shop is like a second home -- special mugs, chatty baristas and free wifi; it's likely you've grown quite ... More >>
There's a certain kind of understated pleasure that can come from cracking open a twelve-pack in your own back yard as the Cardinals game buzzes in the background. But as we dive headlong into summer, lots of local restaurants and bars are celebrating the warmer temps with carefully curated cocktail ... More >>
Mango Peruvian Cuisine (1101 Lucas Avenue, 314-621-9993) The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and late-night happy hour Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Deal: $5 margaritas, martinis and wines, $3 premium drafts, $16 pitchers of sangria and $5 select small-plate d ... More >>
Omega-3 fatty acids, for some of us, are a mixed blessing. On one hand, they have insanely good health benefits: they reduce the risk of heart disease, they ease inflammation from arthritis and asthma and they may even help with depression, ADHD and Alzheimer's. On the other hand, for the longest ti ... More >>
Chamberlin Farm Produce of Owensville, Indiana, has announced a voluntary recall of all of the cantaloupes from this year's growing season after being linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that has sickened at least 178 people across twenty-one states.
This is part two of Rease Kirchner's Chef's Choice profile of Devi Gurung States of Everest Cafe. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from States, will be published tomorrow. Did your family cook together when you were a child? My mother always cooked. I watched her. I observed her. Nep ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
courtesy MU News BureauThis is a sculpture of a trumpet player. Really.Remember all the fuss over the "new" astrological sign Ophiuchus a few months back? It may have nothing on the fox, a key figure in the Andean zodiac. On a recent dig in the Andes Mountains, about 30 miles north of Lima, ... More >>
image viaIt's really hard to top a Nobel Prize, but once you've won that, what else are you going to do? Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian novelist who won the big prize last year, has elected to keep on collecting awards, notably the St. Louis Literary Award, presented by the Saint Louis Univ ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergOutside the Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum.The Herculaneum-based lead company, Doe Run, made news twice this week for two wildly different issues. On Tuesday, a trial began in St. Louis Circuit Court in which sixteen families from Herculaneum are suing Doe Run on claims ... More >>
Columbia dream pop outfit Ptarmigan has been relatively quiet over the past couple years; front man Peter Marting spent four months of that working in the Peruvian rainforest. And the album the band just released, Forest Darling, became a massive undertaking involving field recordings from at ... More >>
I spent the first half of January -- the crappy half, as you all know -- south of the equator, in Peru. About half of our stay was in the smallish city of Cusco, which sits about 3,000 meters above sea level. A significant portion of the city still uses streets first constructed by the Incas in the ... More >>
Alissa NelsonWith the end of my first semester of grad school nearing, I've started contemplating the joy of winter break -- an entire month of slothfulness, which I haven't experienced in seven years.The best part of this break is that I'm spending the second half in Peru, scrambling around the ... More >>
It's time to bond
7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-7175.
Al Smith's Feasting Fox,
4200 South Grand Avenue; 314-352-3500.
7307 Watson Road, Shrewsbury; 314-752-8300.
Mango, 7307 Watson Road, Shrewsbury; 314-752-8300.
Monarch, 7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-7175.
Time for that tuneful question: What are the best Broadway musicals of all time?
Week of May 17, 2006
James Redfield's Prophecy is one divine mess
B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors
Mango brings Peru to the Lou
Ben Stein at UMSL
Motorcycle Diaries explores Che Guevara's formative years
Week of October 29, 2003
The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges
Webster University invaded by hostel beings at travel expo
Ay caramba! Union Station's Latin American Festival promises fun, food and frenzied footwork
Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop)
St. Louis Art Museum
Directed by Jim Fall