Purple Martin

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The Purple Martin, A New Beet-Loving Bistro Serving North African Cuisine in Fox Park

    Fans of beautiful beets, behold: the Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah Avenue; 314-898-0011) opened in Fox Park in late March, and true to its namesake, diners will see plenty of purple accenting everything from the restaurant's space to its plates. Located in a residential neighborhood (directly acros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Purple Martin Brings Homey North African Cuisine to Fox Park

    Brooke Roseberry has lived in Fox Park for fourteen years, and has seen the historic building at the corner of Shenendoah and California Avenues be many things. Finally, though, she's bringing a restaurant to the neighborhood that it desperately needs. See also: New Restaurant Tidbits: Premierz, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    First Look: Annie Moons Bakery and Café Makes Bite-Sized Breakfast, Lunch and Baked Goods in Tower Grove South [Photos]

    The hand-drawn lady in the logo for Annie Moons Bakery and Café (4001 Utah Street; 314-296-3300) -- a Cartoon Network-esque chick who resembles someone's ridiculously boisterous aunt -- boasts an extraordinarily large behind. Contrastingly, the portions at the recently opened Tower Grove South rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    New Restaurant Tidbits: Premierz, the Purple Martin, Annie Moons

    Some quick-hit opening news from around town. - Driving South Grand Boulevard the other day, I spotted activity at the former Mikey Moes location at 5535 South Grand, near the intersection with Bates Street. A sign in the front window advertised a new restaurant called Premierz, featuring "American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Migration: Accomplished

    Purplemartin.orgHubba hubba: an adult female.Daily RFT exclusive!! The first pair of Purple Martins has finally made it from South America up to Forest Park, according to an e-mail just received from John Miller, our local Purple Martin enthusiast: Have been straining my eyes looking. Finally spotte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    And They Shall Descend Forth From The Skies

    www.purplemartin.orgSome say I'm purple. I say I'm Martin.After a long schlep from South America, the first adult male Purple Martins should be alighting in Forest Park any day now. You might be interested in this species of songbird (Progne subis) for the following reasons:1) If humans don't prepar ... More >>