Old Standard Fried Chicken is the latest concept from restaurateur and chef Ben Poremba. Like the name says, the restaurant specializes in fried chicken, accompanied by a slew of Southern-inspired snacks and sides.
Think about how you feel when you step into a nice, hot shower at the end of a long day. Now, take that feeling of total relaxation, and combine it with the experience of a massage, along with a healthy dose of aromatherapy. That’s a good approximation of the ‘rituals’ offered at Ara, the Spa at Ameristar. We experienced the aptly named Pure Bliss ritual first-hand, and were wowed by the perks—from complimentary valet parking for spa guests, to a slew of amenities that can be enjoyed pre- or post-treatment (think steam room, sauna, hydro-pool and more). Then, we sat down with spa manager Susan Boyd to ask why this luxurious body treatment is so special.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
The Contemporary Art Museum will look a lot greener this summer, thanks to a 'living' installation that will transform the courtyard into an immersive green space. New York-based landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio is helming the project.
As Kate Corbett sat with her husband while their son was in surgery, their discussion turned to how readily available medical resources were in St. Louis. To help make these resources available to others, Corbett founded the St. Louis office of the World Pediatric Project.
Puffy sleeves, jumbo bowties, pastel satin as far as the eye can see… The problem with trends is the easy transition from dashing to dated. For this year’s brides and grroms, local pros weigh-in on the wedding trends of 2014; these are the ones that are here to stay—at least for another year.
These movers and shakers were putting their weight behind a number of deserving causes this year. We caught them at events all around town...
More than 15 years ago, while serving in the Air Force, Chris Burnette decided he needed a hobby. Would fishing, woodworking or learning how to play the guitar work? Not for Burnette. “I was curious about how to make moonshine,” he remembers with a laugh. “So I called my grandma."
Tim O’Leary and Contemporary Art Museum director Lisa Melandri at a cocktail reception celebrating Isaac Mizrahi’s collaboration with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
2014 Holiday Coulter and Payne Farm Distillery Cocktail
Hot chocolate used to mean a package of brown powder with water—it’s time to graduate to a more sophisticated recipe. Local restaurateurs share their secrets to making rich, delicious hot chocolate, available in both kid- and adult-friendly form.
Situated almost in the shadow of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge has been a southside staple for 20-some years. After a lengthy absence, we recently headed back and found that this old favorite continues to impress.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
New Year's Eve is one of the most exciting and refreshing times of year, and it also is the time to pull out all the stops when it comes to fashion for the big night out. Of course, it’s all about sparkle, shine, glitz and glam. So, grab your dancing shoes, retro earrings and little cocktail dress, and ring in 2015 in style!
Long a standard-bearer of Persian food in St. Louis, Cafe Natasha remains an anchor of the vibrant and eclectic food scene on South Grand Boulevard while continuing to innovate with creative food and drink.
Traditions must start somewhere; and this holiday season, Butler’s Pantry says it’s time to create a few new ones. Jeanne Whitworth and Bridget Pelster, both VPs of sales and catering with Butler’s Pantry, share fresh, fun and festive ideas that are sure to set your party apart from the rest.
Too many people seem to think Asian cuisine stops at sushi. Luckily, there are places like Hiro Asian Kitchen around, where diners can take a tour of some of the best dishes this ancient continent has to offer, with a decidedly creative spin to them.
This year’s Dancing with the St. Louis Stars, to take place Jan. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and a short program before the main event: dance performances by Mark Trudeau, Benjamin Akande, Norma McGehee, Tishaura Jones and Tim Jacobs.
We sampled the fare at Panorama not long after the doors opened and were suitably impressed. Since then, the restaurant has undergone some changes in the kitchen, necessitating a return trip.
Wedding cakes play a starring role at any wedding. It usually is given a table all its own, positioned strategically so that as many guests can see it as possible. Cutting of the cake can be a high point in the wedding reception. Wedding cakes, the cutting of, and the eating of the proffered bites by your new spouse has been a classical idea steeped in symbolism—usually to ensure a fruitful union.
This 4-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bathroom home in Creve Coeur is listed for $1.675 million.
St. Louis’ fashion forerunners gathered at the Ladue home of gala chairs Anjali and Atul Kamra for a Gala Kickoff Cocktail Party in support of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. “We wanted to share information about the fashion incubator we are trying to launch to support designers, and bring the business of fashion back to St. Louis,” says Rungolee designer Anjali Karma, a Fashion Fund board member who is co-chairing the inaugural gala with her husband. The evening also focused on celebrating the gala's honorees: Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss. Some 80 guests were in attendance at the late-summer soirée.