Among other things, Jill Solomon lists the central location as one of the major selling points that led her family to picturesque Town & Country almost five years ago. We spoke with Jill to find out what makes this neighborhood the place her family calls home.
Dan and Judy Wagner, Terri and Trip Straub
Chari Beth White, John Straub, Wylly Marshall
One of these days, Laura Dierberg-Padousis vows she’s going to find the time to learn how to cook. For now, her only ‘specialty’ is macaroni and cheese. You see, even though she’s a member of one of the prestigious grocery family names in St. Louis, she’s been a little busy since she graduated from Villa Duchesne in ’93.
Susan Quinn, Sister Linda Straub, Kara Sikorski, Linda Domeyer
Sister Linda Straub, Kara Sikorski
Jack Straub and his son, Trip, are looking at the old snapshots that hang on the walls inside the Straub’s Markets office in Clayton. One picture shows a long row of telephone operators taking calls for home delivery service: All are wearing bulky black headsets with thick cords fitted over coiffed hairdos, their legs are crossed and they’re flashing big 1940s smiles.
The small Fenton-based Stringbean Coffee and the cow-to-cup Windcrest Dairy in Trenton, Ill., are among many local companies turning to collaboration for inspiration, promotion and expansion.
Hank Graham with great-grandparents Dick and Bevie Straub
Bevie Straub, Jane Brader, K. Wentzien
Story: Five intrepid sisters from Iowa, driven by youngest sibling Effie’s desire to write, produce and star in her own shows, decide to take their self-made act on the road following the death of their widower father, “Pops.” Effie, her slow-thinking sister Ella (kicked in the head by a mule at age 5), the ‘beautiful one’ Lizzie, the ‘matronly’ eldest Jessie and the would-be comedienne Addie soon are performing around Iowa in the 1890s, hopeful of breaking into vaudeville.
THROUGH 6/16 TWELFTH NIGHT Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents its 13th annual play, Twelfth Night—an intimate, romantic performance set to live music—at Forest Park. Free. 8 p.m. nightly, except Tuesdays. 531-9800 or sfstl.com.
Neighborhood farmers markets are re-opening and welcoming back local producers—a very exciting time for those of us who enjoy the bounty of our bi-state area!
Matt Reh, Emily Castle, Patrick Buehring, Trip Straub
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
SweetArt Bake Shop in the Shaw neighborhood is a marriage of food and art. And that works out beautifully for owners Cbabi and Reine Bayoc, who happen to be husband and wife.
Fans of CRUSHED RED URBAN BAKE & CHOP SHOP, which opened last year in Clayton, soon will have two new locations to get their fix: The eatery is scheduled to open its second space in May at 140 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood; while a third location should bow at 313 N. Euclid Ave. in the CWE later this summer, if all goes according to plan.
In many ways, St. Louis is a big city. But when you get right down to it, what makes our town special is combination of its many unique neighborhoods. Enjoy our annual tribute to St. Louis’ neighborhoods.
Get out this weekend and take advantage of the last few days of the 4th annual Clayton Restaurant Week, which wraps up Sunday, Jan. 27. The establishments participating this year include: Alexander’s Restaurant; Araka; Bar Napoli; Barcelona; Bocci Bar: Cardwell’s; Coastal Bistro & Bar; The Crossing; Crushed Red; J. Buck’s; Jimmy's On The Park; Mad Tomato; Oceano Bistro; Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar; Roxane; Ruth's Chris Steak House; and Tani Sushi Bistro. Participating restaurants are offering a special three-course dinner promotion for a fixed price of $25 per person, plus tax and tip. Guests also have the option of adding a $5 ‘Extra Helping’ donation to their dining bill to support Operation Food Search. More details are available at claytonrestaurantweek.net.
Old Hollywood glamour will be front and center this week at The Sheldon for 'Notes from Hollywood,' the Jan. 14 concert featuring Maestro LEONARD SLATKIN to benefit CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS. The concert will feature an evening of chamber music from some of Hollywood’s most notable film composers like John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Leonard Bernstein. The event host committee includes honorary chair PRIS MCDONNELL and co-chairs MIRAN HALEN and MARY STRAUSS. For tickets, call the Chamber at 941-6309 or MetroTix, 534-1111.
Milagro Modern Mexican, brought to you by the folks behind Tortillaria in the CWE and Barrister's in Clayton, is a decidedly different Mexican culinary experience, which we were lucky enough to enjoy again recently
Deep within the coastal lowlands of Ecuador, Dave Owens recently discovered just the right beans for his next unique Bissinger’s confection. As chief chocolatier, Owens helps keep the renowned St. Louis-based company's roots in the past, with an eye toward the future.
Karen Kurowski, Sr. Linda Straub, Glen Kurowski