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    EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery
    No grapes grow here on the outskirts of Chesterfield Mall, just around a bend in the looping drive from the new American Girl store, behind the Dillard's parking lot, in the building that once housed a restaurant called Bahama Breeze. But by law, if not by obvious outward appearance, EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery truly is a winery as well as restaurant. Steak Bruschetta - rosemary flank steak, blue cheese, arugula, chianti braised shallots, grilled baguette, shaved Parmesan and balsamic reduction. Here's how it's done: EdgeWild buys unfinished wines from wineries in California, Oregon and Washington, brings them to the restaurant and ages them there in oak barrels. The restaurant then bottles the wine under the EdgeWild label, which bears the same sleek logo that adorns the restaurant signage: the gray silhouette of a tree whose trunk turns into a mirrored reflection of itself in red.
    Elaia
    Elaia brings elegant modern dining to the city's up-and-coming Botanical Heights neighborhood. The cooking of owner Ben Poremba is Mediterranean in the broadest possible sense: His mother hails from Morocco; he himself is a native of Israel who studied in France and Italy. He is confident enough to combine any or all of his influences in a single dish, and he shifts with ease from sophisticated compositions (a parfait of foie gras so delicate you spread it on toast as carefully as you'd polish your great-grandparents' china) to rustic fare (a salad with slivers of pressure-cooked pigs' ears). An à la carte menu is available, but ambitious diners should consider the tasting menu: a dozen or so courses that showcase the full range of Poremba's skills and talents. Elaia isn't cheap (the tasting menu costs $100 per person), but it belongs on the very short list of St. Louis' very best restaurants. Diners seeking a more casual experience can visit the adjoining wine bar, Olio.
    Eleven65 brings upscale dining to O’Fallon. The menu consists of well-executed American dishes interspersed with standard bar fare, pizzas and pastas. Especially noteworthy are the bibb salad, a Mediterranean-inspired mix of chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta cheese, and the mushroom ravioli, stuffed with duxelles and sprinkled with sliced exotic mushrooms all resting in a slightly sweet Madeira wine broth. The Cornish hen is given a warm spice with a garam masala rub, and the green harissa marinade on the salmon, although light, jazzes up an otherwise simple piece of fish. Eleven65’s pastry program is studded with creativity; the dulce de leche mousse with pretzel ice cream balances sweet and savory with bits of chocolate sable dough, Nutella ganache and caramelized sugar cake. The atmosphere lacks the upscale feel of the food, however, leaving diners to feel more like they are in a sparsely decorated office building than in a showroom for fine cuisine. With the food and service fundamentals down, however, this should be an easy fix.
    Enterprise Center
    During the frigid winter months, this 20,000-seat arena is the Blues' home sweet home. But every now and again, the ice makes way for monumental showstoppers with jaw-dropping stage set-ups (think Springsteen, Lady Gaga or Nine Inch Nails, and yes, even The Bieber). Concertgoers looking for the VIP experience can rack up seats in 91 suites, 1,700 club seats and seven party rooms.
    Epic Pizza & Subs
    Epic Pizza & Subs is a pizzeria and sandwich shop located in Soulard. It specializes in thin crust pizzas and also serves pizza by the slice. Its late-night hours make it a popular place to dine in Soulard after neighboring bars close.
    Erney's 32 Degree
    Erney's 32 is the only gay bar on the Manchester strip that actually feels like a dance club. Laser lights dance on the white, low-slung leather banquettes, music videos blare from a number of flat-screen TVs and there's even a dais in the back with a stripper pole. This bar, the brainchild of owner Mark Erney, snapped up RFT's nod for Best Gay Bar in 2009. The club draws its theme from the ice-cold vodka drinks served both at the bar and inside the club's VodBox - a walk-in cooler with the temp just above freezing, where patrons can enjoy vodka in its natural environment (think Moscow in January).
    Euclid Records
    After 22 years in the Central West End, Euclid Records relocated farther west, landing in the picturesque expanse of Webster Groves. Ten years after that, they moved to a two-story spot on North Gore to give its collection of of vinyl, cassettes, compact discs and LPs more room to breathe. We've named it Best CD Store, Best Place to Buy Vinyl and Best Record Store more times than we can count. Euclid occasionally features in-stores from local and national touring acts and even run their own boutique label. Euclid isn't just known in River City, it recently traveled even further west (and south) to our sister city; that other place where they celebrate Mardi Gras and love fleurs-de-lis: New Orleans. Down in the graffiti-splashed Bywater district you'll find the little pink building full of big sounds.
    Evangeline's
    Evangeline's Bistro & Music House comes from the mind of a musician. Don Bailey, who got his start in the food business while running a concert venue named Three-1-Three in Belleville, Illinois, brings his latest venture to the Central West End. There, he'll present Southern-style dishes alongside live blues, jazz and singer-songwriters. Eats include appetizers like the "Crawfish Carolyn" made with Louisiana crawfish tails, Brandy cream sauce and Parmesan cheese. For a more filling meal, supplement that with entree options including gumbo, red beans and rice, chicken and sausage jambalaya, Louisiana shrimp creole and etouffee. A drink menu features wine by the glass or bottle, several beer options, classic cocktails and Champagne cocktails to drink the night away the New Orleans way.
    Exo Restaurant & Lounge
    You don't have to be a VIP to be granted entrance to Exo Lounge, but someone will probably notice if you aren't dressed like one. While you might not find Jay-Z in the booth sippin' Ciroq, you may encounter a local hip-hop star - this is where beautiful urbanites spend their Saturday nights. Plebes party on the main floor, while the elite saunter up the staircase to the private dancefloor and bar beyond. The room follows the ever-popular exposed-brick/warm-wood motif, with low-slung leather banquettes for bottle service overlooking the small dancefloor where the ladies work it out and the fellas sip their inhibitions away.

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