For the second year in a row, the St. Louis stop on the Cochon 555 Heritage Barbecue Contest tour will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The event on Sunday, Sept. 14, is from 4 to 8 p.m., and will feature five local chefs putting their skills to the test barbecuing whole pigs. A panel of 20 judges will weigh in to determine who gets the title of King or Queen of Barbecue. Participating chefs this year include the Four Season's own GIAN NICOLA COLUCCI; JENNY CLEVELAND and ERIC HEATH of Cleaveland Heath; PATRICK CONNOLLY of Basso; JOSH GALLIANO of The Libertine; and LOU ROOK of Annie Gunn's. There also will be a bevy of beers, bourbons, cheeses and other culinary delicacies to sample. General admission tickets are $100 (VIP tickets for early admission are $200). For more information, visit cochon555.com/2014-tour.
Story: It’s 1816, and a group of young poets, philosophers and artists has gathered at Lake Geneva in Switzerland for a summer of sailing, writing and late-night conversations. With steady rain forcing them to stay inside on many days, they entertain themselves by telling old German ghost stories. This inspires one of them, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron), to propose a contest in which each of them will write a ghost story.
A St. Louis first will be unveiled next month in the Grand Center Arts District: The Public Media Commons is being described as a 'playground for the mind and the senses.'
Fern Mallis, the woman credited with New York Fashion Week and the former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, will be in St. Louis this fall to work with new nonprofit, the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. Mallis will host the organization's inaugural gala, in addition to serving as a judge for an upcoming design competition.
What a busy month of golf! Let's tee it up and start by giving a tip of the cap to two of the top amateur golfers in the history of St. Louis: Jim Holtgrieve and Don Bliss.
Congratulations to the folks at Morgan Street Brewery. The local craft-beer maker took home multiple medals at the recent Los Angeles International Beer Competition, including a Gold for When Helles Freezes Over; a Silver for its Honey Wheat; and Bronze medals for its Winter, Golden Pilsner and Black Bear brews. In other beer news, the William K. Busch Brewing Company won a passel of awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championships, held earlier this month in Atlanta. Kraftig Light was awarded its third consecutive Gold Medal in the American Light category, while the company's Kraftig Lager also took home Gold in the American Premium Lager category. More than 3,000 beers and ciders competed in 81 categories at the competition. Well done!
Friendship Village Chesterfield resident Thelma Kubiak proudly displays her first-place award for her arrangement, Incredible Edibles, in the community’s fresh flower class flower show. Kubiak’s arrangement also won the popular vote for best-in-show.
You've spent three years studying the various areas of law to pass the bar; but now, how do you decide on your legal concentration? These local attorneys share how they chose their path—and give advice for navigating your journey through the field of law.
For families who live outside the 50-mile radius of St. Louis but who have children in a local hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides them with a home away from home.
St. Louis Cardinals Jon Jay and Allen Craig, along with their wives, recently laced up their bowling shoes for the first Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl at Flamingo Bowl. The event featured bowling with the players and many of their teammates, as well as a silent auction, music, hors d’oeurves and drinks. The party raised more than $20,000 for Great Circle, which provides behavior health services to children and families. Pictured: Jon and Nikki Jay, and Marie and Allen Craig
We asked for look-alikes, and you sent us carbon copies! Thank you to all who entered the annual LN Father's Day Look-Alike contest. Now, it's time to meet the winners: Filip Everaert and his 15-year-old son, Cedrick.
Story: Ten down-on-their-luck contestants vie for the ownership of a new ‘hardbody’ pick-up truck being given away at a Nissan dealership in Longview, Texas. The trick is for a contestant to keep at least one hand on the vehicle at all times (apart from brief, infrequent breaks) until the other nine contestants drop out. It’s every man for himself, every woman for herself and everybody for the keys to a fresh start to their troubled lives.
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The latest cover of Opera News features four of five performers slated for next month’s Sing for Siteman benefit concert. Stephanie Blythe, Theo Lebow, Daniel Brevik and Tobias Greenhalgh grace the cover of the magazine’s June 2014 edition, along with fellow artist Elizabeth Futral.
We present you with LN’s new Lil' One: Vincent! The 2 1/2-year-old cutie pie had such a fun morning exploring The Magic House all by himself. The Ladue News 2014 Lil’ One is presented by Laurie’s Shoes.
Hundreds of contestants and volunteers gathered at Rams Park to participate in this year’s World’s Greatest Sports Trivia Championship, hosted by Rams GM Les Snead and his wife, Kara. The event benefitted St. Patrick’s Center employment, housing and health programs.
There’s sure to be plenty of oohs and aahs at next week’s Landmark Association's Most Enhanced Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation. This year’s ceremony takes place at the newly renovated Sun Theater in Grand Center.
San Sebastían, a beach resort located along the Bay of Biscay and bordering the south of France, is an area of north Spain that has become an acclaimed international destination with major events, including the International Film Festival.
Celebrate National Train Day at the ultimate destination: St. Louis Union Station. This Saturday, May 10, Amtrak, stl250 and the Terminal Railroad Association are hosting a family-friendly day of train exploration and more.
Story: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice were just young lads in school when they first worked on this collaboration, a musical version of the tale from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament about Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob.
From matching peepers to spitting-image smiles, readers sent in all kinds of doppelganger photos for our annual Mother's Day Look-Alike Contest. Our first-place winner won a full-service package from Dominic Michael Salon—including a manicure, pedicure, haircut, blow dry and makeup application—and second and third places took home a Dominic Michael blow-out or finish. Wish congratulations to our winners, and take a peek at our runners-up on the following pages. Happy Mother's Day, ladies!
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis will be hosting a Spring Coffee Dinner on Saturday, May 17. The event will feature Kaldi’s Coffees in all menu courses created by the culinary team of The Ritz, led by executive chef MELISSA LEE. There also will be a special appearance by Kaldi's own FRANK MCGINTY, along with paired coffee cocktails and Urban Chestnut Beers. The dinner begins at 6 p.m, with tickets priced at $150 per guest. The dinner is the first in an ongoing new series of seasonal dining events to be presented by the hotel. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Space is limited, and early reservations are recommended (call 719-1433 or email email@example.com)
A packed house at the Fox Theatre was entertained by the area’s most talented high school students during the 4th annual Teen Talent Competition. First-place honors went to Donesha Buhr for her dazzling hula hoop routine.
It's been announced that Chef GIAN NICOLA COLUCCI has been tapped to replace Chef FABRIZIO SCHENARDI as executive chef at Cielo and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. A native of Turin, Italy, Colucci most recently served as executive chef at Starwood Hotel & Resort Danieli in Venice. He's expected to take the reins later this month. Benvenuto, Signore!
Hey, hey…Fifty years after they burst onto the pop culture spotlight, The Monkees are back on tour, and will be making their way to St. Louis this summer. The surviving group members will perform live at The Fox on Thursday, June 5.