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In his 2010 review, Riverfront Times reporter Ian Froeb revealed the origin of Ernesto's Winebar?s distinctive name. Instead of honoring a chef or long-lost relative, the name pays homage to the owners' love for Ernest Hemingway's simplistic style. Chef Stephanie Hay has risen to the challenge, translating the clean complexity of The Sun Also Rises or the masculine energy of Green Hills of Africa into a menu of tapas and hearty entrees. Diverse flavor profiles mimic Papa Hemingway?s wanderlust, corralling global flavors including chili lime, wasabi tobiko, and even red pepper sauce to create festive tapas such as the truffle-infused grilled cheese, which was named the best grilled cheese of 2010 by Riverfront Times. The cheese-and-charcuterie menu details hearty repasts from all corners of the globe, with plates of smoky blue cheese from Oregon and salchich?n white pork from Spain joining notes of green peppercorn, tomatillo, and even brown sugar for nods to Latin America and the Mediterranean. Ernesto's has also gone to great lengths to locate wine varietals from France, Germany, and Spain for pairing with large steaks and seafood entrees delicately saut?ed in a wide array of wine sauces. Ernesto's butter-hued walls appear to melt in the light from wall sconces and flickering red candles. Above lush hardwood paneling, several framed photographs offer a glimpse of Hemingway at his most virile??aggressively writing at his desk, and using a large steak as a body pillow. For a touch of warmth during fall weather, patrons can also retreat outdoors, where a mammoth brick fireplace casts rich glow on Ernesto's sleek cobblestone patio.
2730 McNair Ave.
St. Louis,
MO
US
History repeats itself each day at 3 p.m. in St. Louis. That's when guests gather at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a special Brewmaster’s Tasting. It's also the time that Anheuser-Busch's brewmasters around the country taste their beer to ensure it stays at the highest quality—and worthy of a legacy stretching back to the St. Louis brewery's founding in 1852. Complimentary tours of the 19th Century brewhouse touch on those and other historic details, including a photo op with the Budweiser Clydesdales, who have been the company's mascot ever since they stomped apart the piece of paper that Prohibition was written on. Guides delve further into the brewing process during beermaster tours, and Anheuser-Busch's signature Beer School teaches a 45-minute crash course in beer styles, pouring, and pairing techniques. Pairing skills are also on full, delicious display at The Biergarten, where chefs match beer with seasonal burgers, sandwiches, and other meals.
1200 Lynch St.
Saint Louis,
MO
US
Sometimes the only way to fully appreciate a beer is to see where it came from. Before popping into the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, visitors of all ages can take a complimentary tour of the step-by-step brewing process in the historic brewhouse. When the tour comes to an end, stop by the Biergarten to sample from 18 suds on tap. The menu offers single-beer and four-beer-flight pairings for every appetizer and entree.
12th and Lynch
Saint Louis,
MO
US
At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, instructors guide students through a wide array of suspended workouts, from strengthening trapeze-and-silks classes to ones where pupils use hoops, ropes, or even chains to lift them off the ground. After -spending hours exercising in midair, students can train to be on the next mission to outer space, or stay in this atmosphere and gain the upper-body strength required to be a successful aerial artist.
2200 Gravois Avenue
St. Louis,
MO
US
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Bar 101 St Louis Soulard, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. Low-fat is one factor and amazing taste is another. Come see which wins out at Bar 101 St Louis Soulard. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Bar 101 St Louis Soulard offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Bar 101 St Louis Soulard. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Bar 101 St Louis Soulard has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Bar 101 St Louis Soulard in jeans and a hoodie. Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Bar 101 St Louis Soulard for catering. Bar 101 St Louis Soulard offers free parking just steps away from the door. The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15. Stop by for three square meals a day — Bar 101 St Louis Soulard serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
1724 S Broadway
Saint Louis,
MO
US
The cheers of fans at Busch Stadium drift toward O'Kelley's At The Ballpark, located within walking distance of the St. Louis Cardinals' stomping grounds. A fleet of flat-screen TVs lines the exposed-brick walls of the pub, broadcasting the games of every team in the city and embarrassing trampoline accidents of every rival team. As patrons root for the home team, the chefs busily whip up sauerkraut and thousand island dressing for reuben sandwiches. Housemade barbecue sauce simmers on the stove, destined for plates of slow-cooked pork. The chatter of billiard balls punctuates the sound of busy silverware and players at a Golden Tee arcade game. On select nights, a DJ spins tunes or live musicians fill the pub with twanging guitars and lyrics about wearing illegal sunglasses to school.
756 South 4th Street
St. Louis,
MO
US
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