The SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM’s new restaurant, Panorama, is the latest ‘work of art’ to be unveiled at the museum’s new East Building. The restaurant features a farm-to-fork menu and is led by executive chef EDWARD FARROW, who is known for forming partnerships with local growers. He most recently served as chef at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, where he was twice named a ‘Local Hero’ by Edible Phoenix. Panorama is operated by Bon Appetit Management Company.
The reputation of GRANT’S FARM’s newest resident has most certainly preceded his arrival: STAN, the first Clydesdale born in 2013, is named after Cardinal great STAN MUSIAL. The 800-pound foal, who spent his first six months at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, will continue his training for the next two and a half years at Grant’s Farm. After completing his training here, Stan will have the opportunity to become a member of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale hitch teams. Cue Here Comes the King!
U.S. News & World Report is out with its latest rankings of Best Hospitals: BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL again finds itself the top hospital in the St. Louis metro area and in Missouri overall. Barnes also came in as No. 15 nationally, and ranked in 15 individual specialties. Rounding out the top three among St. Louis hospitals are MERCY HOSPITAL and MISSOURI BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER.
Two St. Louis scientists recently took part in the Champions for Change awards program at the White House. Presided over by Vice-President JOE BIDEN, the event recognized citizen contributions to their communities and highlighted ‘citizen science’ projects. DR. TERRY WOODFORD-THOMAS of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and DR. CINDY ENCARNACION of the Saint Louis Science Center were in attendance due to their contributions to a White House report on the impact of citizen science programs across the country, as well as for their work on Backyard Biofuels, a collaboration between their two institutions.
THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS has unveiled its 2013-2014 Studio Theatre lineup. The season begins Oct. 30 with Freud’s Last Session, a humorous, intellectually riveting play about a fictional meeting between Dr. Sigmund Freud and young writer C.S. Lewis. Premiering Jan. 22 is The Other Place, which tells the story of a brilliant research scientist whose life is beginning to come unhinged. Closing out the Studio Theatre series is the world premiere of Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976, set in a small Wisconsin town that becomes a battleground when the town’s main employer merges with a major manufacturer.
Look for TAUBMAN PRESTIGE OUTLETS in Chesterfield to open its doors next week. The shopping center will debut during tax-free weekend beginning Aug. 2. Outlet stores new to the St. Louis market include Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers Factory Store and Steve Madden. They join familiar retail outlets like J. Crew, Banana Republic, American Eagle Outfitters and others.
THE LEGENDS clubhouse in Eureka has re-opened, following its purchase by a group of local investors led by MATT and SUE IOVALDI. The couple, just like a majority of the investors, currently resides in the family-friendly community, which features a 27-hole champion golf course. A public grand opening is set for Sunday, Aug. 4, and will feature tours of the clubhouse.