All the People We Saw at City SC's Block Party and Season Opener

City SC kicked off their 2024 season with a hard-fought 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake — and for fans at Citypark,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

All the People We Saw at City SC's Block Party and Season Opener
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The Indian Cuisine at Black Salt in Chesterfield Will Take Your Breath Away

Black Salt (1709 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-204-6441) has brought flavorful Indian cuisine to the Chesterfield area since March 2023. Co-owners Raj Pandey…

By Paula Tredway

Black Salt's lamb chops are chargrilled and served with creamy saffron sauce.
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Another Really Big Sinkhole Opened in South City Today

Should we start to worry? Just a few weeks after a big old sinkhole closed the Bates Avenue exit of I-55, south…

By Sarah Fenske

Spire crews stand by a sinkhole that opened up at Idaho Avenue and Blow Street in the Carondelet neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.
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The Central West End's Glorious Nabisco Mansion Is Now for Sale

The gorgeous Central West End home known as the Nabisco Mansion is back on the market — and this time, they're asking…

By Sarah Fenske

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St. Louis' First Real Snow of the Winter Sure Is Pretty [PHOTOS]

After a winter that's been full of fakeouts and unusually warm temperatures, St. Louis finally got its first real snowfall of the…

By Sarah Fenske

A pedestrian walks in heavy snowfall on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in St. Louis' Hill neighborhood.
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The Best Places to Live in St. Louis When You're Young (and Fun)

When you're young and out to have fun, you may dream of living in New York City or Los Angeles or even…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Neighborhood: Lafayette Square
The vibe: Lovingly restored mansions and bougie restaurants centered around the oldest city park west of the Mississippi 
Ideal for: Young couples. City lovers with younger kids who want to meet other city lovers with younger kids. LGBTQ people. People who are single and like a walkable neighborhood but don’t mind most bars closing by 11 p.m. 
Not ideal for: Broke 20somethings (it ain’t cheap). 
Extra perk: Something of a peninsula surrounded by highways, Lafayette Square is great for getting just about anywhere in St. Louis in 15 minutes — even the Metro East. No wonder it draws military families in addition to the expected doctors and lawyers. 
Where to meet the locals: With kids, the park. Without, 33 Wine Bar
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Top 5 Fish and Chips in St. Louis

Whether you're a Catholic compelled to avoid meat on Fridays during Lent or just a pescatarian looking for a slightly less healthy…

By Sarah Fenske

Dressel's Pub 

  

   If you can somehow resist ordering a lamb burger at Dressel's Pub (419 North Euclid Avenue), the fish and chips is a terrific alternative, with Norwegian haddock that critic Alexa Beattie describes as bearing "blisteringly clean, snowy flesh." It comes with pickles and what the Brits would call "crisps" — more akin to potato chips than fries.
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St. Louis Police to Investigate After County Police Shoot Suspect in South City

St. Louis County Police conducting an investigation in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood exchanged gunfire with a suspect on Tuesday, February 13. The…

By Sarah Fenske

Police were on the scene in Dutchtown and Mt. Pleasant on February 13, 2014.
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Drake's St. Louis Fans Turned Out at Enterprise Center on Monday

For Drake and J. Cole, it may have all been a blur — but for the St. Louisans who came out to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Drake's St. Louis Fans Turned Out to Enterprise Center on Monday
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All the Mardi Gras Fun We Saw in Soulard on Saturday

Every year St. Louis turns out for Mardi Gras — and Saturday, February 10, was no exception. Surprisingly warm temperatures meant thousands…

By Riverfront Times Staff

All the Mardi Gras Fun We Saw in Soulard on Saturday
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22 Valentine’s Day Events That Are Way Better Than a Boring Dinner

Valentine’s Day — good ole February 14. You either absolutely hate it or you’re obsessed.  But whether you’re seeking revenge, stuck in…

By Paula Tredway

Valentine’s Day Puff n’ Paint
Celebrate love, creativity and community at the Conflux Co-Learning Space (8221 Minnesota Avenue) with a Valentine’s Day Puff n’ Paint. On Wednesday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. enjoy a smoke, paint with your partner or friends and get in the mood with a little sip and charcuterie board date. Tickets are $75 and include a specially selected Valentine's painting (choose to paint one image by yourself on a horizontal 20x16 canvas or team up for a partner painting across two 16x20 vertical canvases), one complimentary alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage, your choice of edible or a pre-roll from our sponsor LBS Farms, a charcuterie and dessert spread, goodies from our sponsors Paradox and Ole Town Smoke Shop and a love-themed playlist. Smoking is allowed outside, while vaping and dabbing are allowed inside. BYOB and BYOC allowed. Tickets can be purchased on Introspectrum Event’s website.
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St. Louis Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2024

Fish fry season begins early this year, and St. Louis is stoked — not just the Catholics, either. Fish fries are more…

By Riverfront Times Staff

St. Louis Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2024
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Tenants of St. Louis Landlord See Tough Conditions Outside and In [PHOTOS]

“There are a handful of landlords in the city of St. Louis who know how to ... make so much money that…

By Riverfront Times Staff

An apartment building Cuong Q. Tran owns on Meramec Street.
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The Purina Pet Parade Brought Dog Lovers to Soulard on Sunday

Who doesn't love a dog in a costume? From Mardi Gras tutus to full Batman-and-Robin regalia, Soulard is always full of terrifically…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Purina Pet Parade Brought Dog Lovers to Soulard on Sunday
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30 Movies That Were Filmed in St. Louis

Who knew St. Louis was featured in so many different types of movies? Documentaries, thrillers, comedies and more have set up production…

By Paula Tredway

Plane, Trains and Automobiles 

In Plane, Trains and Automobiles, star Steve Martin filmed a key scene at Lambert International Airport (10701 Lambert International Boulevard). The movie tells the story of Neal (played by Martin), who is trying to get home to Chicago for the holidays. Neal makes it to Lambert via bus from Jefferson City, where he then attempts to rent a car but is unable to find it. Naturally, hilarity ensues.
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Top 5 Veggie Burgers in St. Louis

Put down that fake meat burger. St. Louis has impossibly better veggie burgers that excel far beyond any corporate-engineered beef imitation. Made…

By Jessica Rogen

The Signature Station Burger is a housemade quarter-pounder with cheddar, pickles, jalapeño, lettuce, tomato, onion and pub sauce.
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Idol Wolf Creates a Magical Spanish Dining Experience in Downtown West

Idol Wolf (1528 Locust Street, 314-325-0360) is a breathtaking Spanish restaurant with an artistic flair located in the 21c Museum Hotel in…

By Paula Tredway

Idol Wolf
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United We Brunch 2024 Brought Food Lovers to City Winery

Everybody's favorite brunch event was back this weekend — and better than ever. The annual food event, now sponsored by Sauce Magazine,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Revelers celebrate brunch at the 2024 United We Brunch Event.
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Fire in Florissant Home Kills Family Pet

Fire broke out in a home in Florissant earlier today — and it claimed the life of the family's dog. The Florissant…

By Sarah Fenske

A firefighter with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District stretches a water hose to extinguish a house fire on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in Florissant.
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The Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis

Dark corners, white tablecloths, moody lighting, tiny tables where you simply must brush up against each other, menus full of luxe and…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Russell's on Macklind
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St. Louis Looks Beautifully Eerie in the Fog

As fog grips St. Louis for the second day in a row, RFT Photojournalist Zachary Linhares went out exploring — and found…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Fires burn in the distance as a layer of fog covers the Near North Riverfront neighborhood.
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Our Critic's 5 Favorite Things to Eat in St. Louis

Over the past 11 years, I've had the privilege of spending my work life exploring the St. Louis dining scene and being…

By Cheryl Baehr

O+O's eggplant parmesan.
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Mainlander Adds a Stunning Supper Club to the Central West End

Dining at Mainlander (8  South Euclid Avenue) is not only a great meal, it's an experience that transports diners to mid-century America,…

By Jessica Rogen

Mabel Suen
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Wrestling Fans Flocked to Chaifetz Arena Saturday — with Action Live on TNT

All Elite Wrestling brought its AEW Collision to St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena over the weekend, and hundreds of wrestling fans were ready…

By Reuben Hemmer

Wrestling Fans Flocked to Chaifetz Arena Saturday — with Action Live on TNT
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Check Out the 10 Most Expensive St. Louis Mansions for Sale Now

The rich, they're not like us. Take, for example, their homes. They cost a lot — think several million dollars each —…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Realtor.com
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Top 5 Pepperoni Pizzas in St. Louis, Chosen by Our Critic

In a sea of incredible Neapolitan-style Margheritas, New Haven-inspired white clam pies or even a good ol' cracker square with Provel, the…

By Cheryl Baehr

A selection of items from O+O Pizza: arancini, cocktails and the OG pepperoni pizza.
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Shay's Creole Smokehouse Features One of St. Louis' Great Pitmasters

One bit of Shay Landry's Reuben — stuffed full of succulent, smoke-laden meat — and you'll know that you're in the presence…

By Jessica Rogen

Shay’s Creole Smokehouse features a blend of Cajun, Creole and barbecue specialties.
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1 and 2 Star Reviews of St. Louis' Favorite Places

Everybody’s got an opinion, and let’s face it, many of them stink. How else to explain people who’d complain about the beauty…

By Riverfront Times Staff

CHRIS YUNKER
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Top 5 Apple Fritters in St. Louis, Chosen by Our Critic

The King Kong of the doughnut box, the apple fritter eclipses its counterparts not simply because of its size, but because of…

By Cheryl Baehr

Donut Drive-In.
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Pigeon Fanciers Came to Roost in St. Louis — and Cool Birds, Too

Pigeon lovers flocked to Purina Farms last weekend for the 2024 Spirit of St. Louis All Age All Breed Pigeon Show, hosted…

By Reuben Hemmer

Pigeon Fanciers Came to Roost in St. Louis — and Cool Birds, Too
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