Spirits fans, it's that time of year again: The third Whiskey In The Winter event will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Hyatt St. Louis At The Arch downtown. The spirited celebration of all things whiskey will take place in the Hyatt's Grand Ballroom, and will be highlighted by a grand tasting featuring more than 250 whiskies from around the world. In addition, the evening will feature educational seminars by industry experts, including Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, Buffalo Trace master distiller Harlen Wheatley and Woodford Reserve master taster Marianne Barnes, as well as whiskey-inspired food stations, whiskey, and a 'Golden Ticket' selection of prestigious rare whiskeys. Tickets to the event and more info are available at whiskeyinthewinter.com.
There's a new destination in the Delmar Loop that offers everything from groceries and a 24-hour diner to green architecture and modern student housing: The Lofts of Washington University.
More than 400 people attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate brand conversion kickoff celebration at Ballpark Village. Guests enjoyed a lunch keynoted by KMOX sports director Tom Ackerman before attending the Cardinals game.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate Kickoff Celebration
Would you like some philanthropy with your Frappuccino? Soon, you'll find St. Louis-themed stationery at a few dozen area Starbucks locations to benefit Easter Seals Midwest. The images on the note cards are a result of Easter Seals Midwest's Everyone Deserves a Shot project.
The long wait is over, and Ballpark Village finally is reality. And this is just the first phase of development—stay tuned for office, hotel and residential plans to expand the project in upcoming years.
Kids today are spoiled. When I was growing up, the Cardinals went without a post season from 1969 ‘til 1982. The Cardinals have been to the post season ten times since the year 2000. Kids expect it. They think if the Cardinals are not playing in October, there must be something wrong.
In late March, a few hundred St. Louis luminaries (and apparently, hundreds more of their closest friends, myself included) gathered to witness an elaborate, highly choreographed VIP grand-opening event to christen Ballpark Village. It had been a long time coming: I was still working as a news reporter when the idea of Ballpark Village was introduced a while back. At the time, the concept seemed the precise definition of a pipe dream. But from the onset, the project’s two principals—the Cardinals and the Cordish company—had no doubt that, in time, Cardinals Nation would have this stay-and-play destination to extend the game-day experience for fans. And does it ever!
Mayor Francis Slay
Bill DeWitt, Francis Slay
Meaghan Burns, Daniel Blocher
Carol and Tom Voss
Developers and owners
Karen and Brad Wood
Ted and Phyllis Savage
Bill DeWitt, Bob O'Loughlin
Ted and Phyllis Savage, Donald Suggs
Will and Elizabeth Lauber, Dan Buck
Pat Dolan, Jane Centeno, Bob Clark