This Home Built By Henry Shaw Is a Gorgeous Piece of St. Louis History [PHOTOS]

Henry Shaw is one of the most important figures in St. Louis history. The entrepreneur and philanthropist not only founded the Missouri…

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This Home Built By Henry Shaw Is a Gorgeous Piece of St. Louis History [PHOTOS]
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17 Local Bakeries Selling Thanksgiving Pies, Cakes and Festive Treats

With less than two weeks before Thanksgiving Day, it's officially crunch time for menu planning and preparation. Whether you're volunteering to bring…

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Nathaniel Reid Bakery
    (11243 Manchester Road, Kirkwood; 314-858-1019)
    Give your Thanksgiving guests an extra fancy last course this year with beautiful pies and treats from Nathanial Reid Bakery. Pies include a chocolate-pecan tart with chocolate Chantilly cream ($30), classic pumpkin pie topped with maple-white chocolate Chantilly ($28) and apple pie with brown sugar streusel ($28). Hungry for something other than pie? Try the bakery's caramel apple pound cake ($12) or vanilla and chocolate chip bread pudding made with croissants and a side of salted caramel sauce ($17). Not anticipating leftovers? Pick up the oyster mushroom and shallot quiche ($30) for an effortless breakfast the day after Thanksgiving.
    Photo credit: Courtesy of Nathaniel Reid Bakery
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These Retro St. Louis Photographs Show the History of our 'Great River City' [PHOTOS]

Featuring over 450 images (including hundreds of maps), the book Great River City: How the Mississippi River Shaped St. Louis examines the…

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THE McBARGE
    
    "From 1980 to 2000 the Gateway Arch was joined by the golden arches of St. Louis's floating McDonald's restaurant. Styled in homage to the stern-wheel paddleboats of yesteryear, the restaurant spent two decades serving up floating fast food before declining sales and structural deterioration made it unprofitable. The McBarge quietly closed in 2000." — Andrew Wanko, 'Great River City' 
    
    Floating McDonald's on the St. Louis Riverfront ca. 1980. Missouri Historical Society Collections
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Hilarious St. Louis Versions of the Woman Yelling at Cat Meme

When Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills goes up against internet sensation Smudge the Cat in meme form, Smudge…

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Hilarious St. Louis Versions of the Woman Yelling at Cat Meme
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21 Classic St. Louis Delis and Sandwich Shops

St. Louis is a town of die-hard deli-goers, and everyone has a favorite spot. Dig into this collection of local delis and…

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Blues City Deli
    (2438 McNair Avenue, 314-773-8225)
    Blues City Deli is home to some of the most beloved sandwiches from along the Blues Highway—including New Orleans’ mouth-watering muffuletta, and the Memphis Stax, packed with pulled pork and spicy slaw. Since the deli’s debut in 2004, the menu has expanded from a dozen to more than 50 sandwiches, salads, sides and brews. - Nick Fierro
    Photo credit: Madeline Azar
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Good Lord! This St. Louis Church Could be Your Next Home

If you’re down to dwell in the house of the Lord, like, permanently, this place is a hell of a deal. This…

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Good Lord! This St. Louis Church Could be Your Next Home
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Inside St. Louis' 10 Most Expensive Mansions Currently on the Market

Check out the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. From indoor golf to heated garages for your Lamborghini, these mansions are…

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42 Huntleigh Woods Dr, Huntleigh, MO 63131
    $6,850,000
    This five-bedroom palace is super-elegant. The huge space is outfitted with flashy, high-style designs including textured walls, rich rugs and blinged-out chandeliers. It also includes an eight-car heated garage along with a theater, a gym and a craft room.
    Visit the listing page here.
    Photo credit: Realtor.com
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The RFT’s ‘Shuck Yeah!’ Party Was a Shucking Good Time

The Riverfront Times’ 3rd Annual Shuck Yeah! event was too much fun. This epic party on the patio at Molly's in Soulard…

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The RFT’s ‘Shuck Yeah!’ Party Was a Shucking Good Time
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30 Hidden Bars in St. Louis and How to Find Them All

Think you’re the hippest barfly in St. Louis? Check out our collection of hidden, unexpected, underground and tiny bars and cozy little…

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Pagan Wine Bar in the CWE
    (239 N. Euclid Avenue; 314-677-7214)
    It’s not exactly accurate to say that Pagan Wine Bar is hidden — after all, it’s located in the heart of the Central West End. Still, it’s easy to miss the dimly lit, semi-gothic looking wine bar if you’re not looking for it — and what a shame that would be, as the wine list is affordable and well-curated.
    Photo credit: Sarah Fenske
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The 20 Most Haunted Places in St. Louis

It's that time of year, St. Louis: Time to get weird. Don't get too creeped out, but you probably live near a…

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The Lemp Mansion
    3322 DeMenil Place
    Easily one of the most haunted places in town, the Lemp Mansion is so known for its paranormal activity that the building frequenly hosts murder mystery dinners and haunted tours. But it's the uninvited guests that keep the place interesting. The staff can tell you all about the history of the Lemp family and the many deaths, suicides and scandals that have taken place on the property.
    Photo credit: screengrab from Google Maps
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These Apartments With Busch Stadium Views are a St. Louis Cardinals Fan’s Dream

Why pay for season tickets when you could watch the Cardinals from the comfort of your own home? Coming soon, some lucky…

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These Apartments With Busch Stadium Views are a St. Louis Cardinals Fan’s Dream
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St. Louis' Best Restaurants of 2019, as Chosen by Our Readers

The results are in for the Riverfront Times' 2019 "Best Of St. Louis" reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back.…

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Best Fried Chicken
    Hodak’s Restaurant & Bar
    2100 Gravois Avenue, 314-776-7292
    Runner up: Byrd & Barrel
    3422 South Jefferson Avenue, 314-875-9998
    Photo credit: Micah Usher
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Best of St. Louis RFT Readers' Choice

The people have spoken. Here is the Best of St. Louis, as voted on by Riverfront Times readers.

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Best Darts
    Blueberry Hill
    6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444
    Runner up: Civil Life Brewing Co.
    3714 Holt Avenue, thecivillife.com
    Photo credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr
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New Restaurants Coming to St. Louis This Fall That Everybody Is Excited to Try

The St. Louis area is getting some exciting new eats this fall. Here are a few local eateries on the verge of…

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Grace Chicken + Fish
    (4270 Manchester Avenue)
    Late nights in The Grove just got a lot tastier thanks to chef Rick Lewis. On Friday, October 4, Lewis will debut the grand-opening service of Grace Chicken + Fish from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., operating out of a walk-up window connected to the chef's Grace Meat + Three. 
    Photo credit: Liz Miller
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Mid-Century Ranch House in Crestwood Styled by MoModerne Available to Rent

If you've always wanted to own one of those mid-century dream homes but couldn't afford to buy your own, now is your…

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Mid-Century Ranch House in Crestwood Styled by MoModerne Available to Rent
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These Rare Photos From the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis Will Blow Your Mind

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition (informally known as the St. Louis World's Fair) was the event of the century. Over the course of…

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"BALDWIN'S AIRSHIP." (SHIP READY FOR TAKEOFF WITH ROY KNABENSHUE STANDING ON THE FRAME. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EXHIBIT AT THE 1904 WORLD'S FAIR).
    Find out more about this photo at MoHistory.org.
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The 20 Most Beautiful Restaurants in St. Louis

From dark and romantic spots to fresh spaces with killer views, these are the most beautiful places to dine in all of…

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Bar Les Freres
    (7637 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-8880)
    "The tiny dining room looks like the secret club room of an Edwardian manor, the refuge of the lost, mad uncle the Crawleys will discover in the sixth season of Downton Abbey. The walls are the bottomless red of a femme fatale's kiss. Deer antlers, sixteen pairs of them, loom above the bar. Framed paintings crowd the other walls. These are facsimiles of classical portraits, mostly, but scattered among them are a few contemporary doodles — humorous send-ups of the portrait as art." - Ian Froeb
    Photo credit: Jennifer Silverberg
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This Historic Train Car Near St. Louis Is Some Lucky Local’s New Home

We keep an eye on local real estate and try to show you a cool new listing each weekend. But before we…

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This Historic Train Car Near St. Louis Is Some Lucky Local’s New Home
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The Whiskey Business Party Was Way Too Much Fun

Not that we’re bragging (okay, we are) but our Whiskey Business event was even more fun than we had imagined. Party guests…

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The Whiskey Business Party Was Way Too Much Fun
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This Squeaky Clean Tower Grove South House Will Steal Your St. Louis Heart

Located just a few blocks away from Tower Grove Park, this fully renovated house is a south city dream! Listed for just…

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This Squeaky Clean Tower Grove South House Will Steal Your St. Louis Heart
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Designed to Mimic Frank Sinatra’s Crib, This Belleville House Is a Beauty

If you ever wanted to live like Old Blue Yes in swinging Palm Springs, now is your chance. This vintage Belleville house…

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Designed to Mimic Frank Sinatra’s Crib, This Belleville House Is a Beauty
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The 25 Hottest Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now

The restaurant scene in St. Louis is popping off. From fancy date night places to breweries serving top-notch burgers to comfort foods…

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Bait
    (4239 Lindell Boulevard, 314-405-2797)
    "Bait offers tableside drink service with a bar cart. Watch your signature cocktail be made without leaving your seat, including some stunning smoked cocktails that the bartender will make right in front of you. Dishes range from $12 to $75. Whether you're in the mood for an oyster trio or the "Tomahawk Steak," there is something for everyone's taste. The most popular dish so far is the Caribbean red snapper, which features a whole fried snapper, Caribbean rice, pickled napa cabbage slaw, aioli, fresh herb sauce and hot pepper sauce for $32." - Chelsea Neuling
    Find out more here.
    Photo credit: Chelsea Neuling
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That Castle in Hillsboro is Royally Trashed, Needs Rehabbing Monarch

If you’ve ever dreamed of being the prince or princess of Jeff Co, now is your chance. That huge castle that you…

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That Castle in Hillsboro is Royally Trashed, Needs Rehabbing Monarch
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This Creve Coeur House Looks Like it's Right Out of a Magazine

Some homes were made to be adored and this stylish house in Creve Coeur looks like it’s straight out of Dwell. The…

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This Creve Coeur House Looks Like it's Right Out of a Magazine
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The Best Bars in St. Louis in 2019, According to RFT Readers

We asked Riverfront Times readers to give their picks for the best bars in 39 categories, and you didn't let us down.…

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Best Bar to Be Left Alone
    The Famous Bar
    (5213 Chippewa Street, 314-832-2211)
    Photo credit: Eric Frazier
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20 Things to Eat in St. Louis Before You Die

From toasted ravioli to the sweet treat that gets served to you upside-down, these are all of the St. Louis specialties that…

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Slinger
    A hamburger smothered with eggs, hash browns, chili and cheese may sound like a bad decision, but head to any greasy spoon at 3 a.m., and you won't be the only bleary-eyed patron trying to soak up the booze with a slinger.
    Photo credit: courtesy of Eat Rite
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This Fancy St. Louis Mansion Has a Secret Past as a Speakeasy

The basement of this Central West End house used to be an underground party zone during the prohibition era, but the rest…

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This Fancy St. Louis Mansion Has a Secret Past as a Speakeasy
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This Retro Ranch Is a Mid-Century Dream Come True

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in University City is retro from top to bottom. Built in 1956, this ranch rocks that midcentury vibe…

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This Retro Ranch Is a Mid-Century Dream Come True
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Restaurants on Manchester Road You Must Try Before You Die

The food scene in St. Louis is always growing and tons of our best restaurants are situated along Manchester Road. This slice…

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Firecracker Pizza & Beer
    (4130 Manchester Avenue, 314-534-2666)
    Firecracker serves "pizza without borders," meaning that the pizzas here aren't just based in Italian flavors, but Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian, too. (And they're good.))
    Photo credit: Mabel Suen
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This Airy Tower Grove South Home Is the South City Dream

This is the Tower Grove South ideal. Not only is this historic home beautiful, it’s also stuffed with updates and planted on…

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This Airy Tower Grove South Home Is the South City Dream
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