Table is restaurant No. 2 from Cassy Vires and Josh Renbarger, proprietors of Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood. While their new eatery differs from HWC in several ways, one thing remains the same: The food is fabulous.
Cassidy Cleveland, Peggy Lents
The new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish was recently unveiled in St. Louis to great acclaim and fanfare, during a first-class affair hosted by J.J. Mills and Graham Hill of St. Louis Motorsports. The guest list included Julian Jenkins, the regional director for Aston Martin of the Americas, who led the introduction of the new 2014 Vanquish in the beautiful newly remodeled Aston Martin showroom.
By day, they may be all business behind an office desk. But by night, they know how to let loose. LN recently caught up with some local working dads who use their garage bands as an after-hours outlet.
The pseudo-Alpine facade of Schneithorst's has been a landmark at the corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road for almost 60 years. In recent times, the lot has been altered somewhat. Now the restaurant is part of The Village at Schneithorst’s, a development that includes several retail establishments that cluster outside the restaurant like a feudal village. While the building and the surroundings may have changed, the food at Schneithorst’s remains—in many ways—unchanged.
Purple and orange blooms lent ambiance to Stephanie and Shaun Bittick's fall 2012 wedding.
Don and Peggy Lents, Becky and Dave Nelson
We just reported last week about the closing of Araka in Clayton, and now there's already news to relate about the next resident of the space at 131 Carondelet Plaza: It’s 801 Chophouse, and it'll be the fifth location for the Des Moines-based restaurant chain, which specializes in USDA prime steaks, chops and seafood items. We'll keep you posted on an opening date.
I’m on Facebook. I’m not proud. Admittedly, I really only check the site to monitor Cranky’s postings—what boys she’s posing with, scanning a photo for a stray can of beer in the background—but a problem has emerged. Facebook no longer is the cool college social networking hub it was in 2005. Now it’s the 21st century equivalent of a slide carousel of your neighbor’s family vacation. It’s the digital version of cropping, and worst of all, it apparently is the world’s most unproductive cure for boredom. I’ve realized something: Facebook isn’t cool anymore.
Chef Gerard Craft has made an indelible impact on the St. Louis dining scene since opening his first restaurant, Niche, in Benton Park some eight years ago.
Emmy-nominated actors and real-life married couple, MICHAEL TUCKER and JILL EIKENBERRY, will return to St. Louis to headline a St. Louis Jewish Book Festival event this week. The former L.A. Law co-stars will appear Dec. 10 at the Jewish Community Center for a presentation, followed by an audience Q&A and book-signing. Tucker’s latest book, After Annie, is his first novel. He also authored I Never Forget a Meal, Family Meals and Living in a Foreign Language. For ticket information, call 442-3299 or visit stljewishbookfestival.org.
Tales of adventure and mystery abound in this summer’s top children’s books. Check out these picks from local schools and the St. Louis County Library for your kids’ summer reading list.
Dave Robben doesn’t talk about his age. You can bend his ear as long as you like—just don’t ask how old he is. Besides, he’s not going to tell you anyway. Just know that age brings wisdom, and in a soccer landscape dotted with deities, Robben is among the wisest.
WHERE: St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 12934 Marine Ave.
WHERE: St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church and School, 4711 Tamm Ave.
WHERE: St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Road
WHERE: St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 906 Eichelberger St.
Q: Chef, with our church’s annual fish fry coming around, my family and I always leave wondering how they get that great seasoning and keep the breading on the fish. When I try to do it at home, it always burns on the outside and the breading seems to never stick. Please help me.
WHERE: St. Pius V Catholic Church, 3310 S. Grand Ave.
Debby Rathert, Peggy Lents
Foye Oluokun fills up the stat sheet like a hungry man at a buffet. A junior guard for the John Burroughs boys’ basketball team, Oluokun leads the Bombers in points (19 per game), rebounds (7 per game), assists (3 per game), steals (almost 4 per game) and blocks (15 total). He’s shooting just under 50-percent from the field and has hit half of his 26 3-point attempts.
Bemoan your holiday decorating rut no more. Party planner extraordinaire and the Royal Wedding’s unexpected star, Pippa Middleton, has written a column for Party Times listing her top 10 ways to decorate a festive holiday house.
With its grand historic homes and a French Norman clock tower as an entry gate, the private Central West End enclave named Washington Terrace, circa 1892, serves as a well-preserved keepsake of St. Louis glory days gone by.
It used to be a given that to get good Italian food in St. Louis, you had to go to The Hill. Now there are many purveyors of fine Italian cuisine dotting the culinary landscape all over the metro area. One such restaurant is Sapore Italian Café, located in Lafayette Center in Ballwin. While it may not be in a traditional hotspot for Italian food, the restaurant boasts an impressive menu from chef/owner Paul Buzzeta, son of restaurateur Benedetto Buzzeta, of Limoncello and Benedetto’s fame.
Eighty two years ago a man was born in Scotland who ended up having an amazing impact on the world of interior design. Keith Irvine has been designing remarkable, lush, English-inspired interiors for more than 60 years. He jokingly refers to himself as “the oldest living decorator in captivity!” For many years his business partner was Thomas Fleming, who took retirement three years ago.