Walking into the resplendent Pepper Lounge, the phrase "spare no expense" comes to mind. From the staff to the leather fascia on the doors, everything about Pepper is posh. Heck, even the hallway to the bathroom and the back room are nice enough to get married in. This nightspot is where the genetically blessed come to mingle with River City's elite (think Cardinals, Rams and Blues in the flesh) and sip serious cocktails. Don't leave without ordering a martini, because Pepper's skilled bartenders muddle, twist, splash and scoop their way to greatness - the True Blood is a mind-blowing concoction with freshly macerated strawberries and just enough balsamic to catapult this 'tini into the stratosphere. On Saturdays, the space in the three large rooms is tighter than the tube dresses painted on the well-heeled clientele.