Van Goghz, a martini bar and bistro that one St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer called “a hidden gem”, is known for its trendy ambience and for cocktails such as the pomegranate cheesecake martini. Diners can pair sips of mixed drinks or wine with bites of bacon-wrapped steak, burgers topped with fried onion petals and whiskey sauce, or vegetarian specialties like the grilled portobello sandwich with spinach, artichokes, sunflower seeds, and Italian cheeses.
Serving what the Riverfront Times calls "jazzed-up American-grill standards," Fox Park Grille infuses its starters, sandwiches, and wings with signature touches. The grill's casual atmosphere ushers sports fans and foodies alike to its tables, where burgers stuffed with american, blue, and swiss cheese challenge hands to heft their kaiser rolls. From the meatballs to the sauces, including roasted red pepper, honey mustard, and marinara, the kitchen crafts many eats in-house and remains open until at least 10 p.m. six days a week.
Aside from innovative bar fare, Fox Park Grille also specializes in evening entertainment. Guests vie for the top spot during Wednesday trivia nights, and karaoke singers take the stage on Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays, DJ Rayn spins songs from the ’80s and ’90s for a nostalgic dance party that segues into a fight club for former prom kings.
Start off your decadent dinner feast with creamy mushroom risotto ($6) and a fresh mixed-green salad with balsamic vinaigrette ($3.50/$6) before moving on to the main event. Each night, the talented chef and kitchen staff at Spaghetteria Mamma Mia feature three pastas—one long, one short, and one stuffed. Aside from the three pasta specialties, try the stuffed tilapia with shrimp, crab, and clams, gingerly splashed with a white wine lemon butter sauce ($18), or satisfy your meat-tooth with an indulgent veal saltimbocca (with a sherry sauce, sage, and prosciutto, $16). For a more informal feast, savor a roasted-garlic, spinach, mozzarella and mushroom pizza ($12) with a glass of wine ($5–$9), or a spaghetti Sicily, composed of two large meatballs surrounded by classic spaghetti ($10). Finish your meal with one of Spaghetteria Mamma Mia's desserts made fresh daily.
The cycling enthusiasts at Big Shark Bicycle Company cultivate a collection of bike-related products, events, and classes to cater to cyclists of all levels. They stage a variety of races and events including runs, triathlons, criteriums, open water swims, weekend recreational rides, classes, clinics, and special events. And, to help bikers train for such events, Big Shark Bicycle Company also offers classes such as cycling 101, which focuses on bike repair offers basic race training.
A mural of a cowgirl riding a rocket decorates the brick fa?ade of Atomic Cowboy, a nod to the bar and restaurant's out-there origin story, which involves a missive from aliens and the implicit approval of both King Arthur and Jerry Garcia. Inside, the rustic bar and eclectic decor fill the dining room with a fun and unique atmosphere as guests tuck into inventive Mexican fusion such as the cheeseburger burrito. Offerings at the bar include local craft beers on tap, such as Schlafly, and seasonal cocktails. Throughout the week, Atomic Cowboy bustles with special events such as open-mic nights on Mondays, DJs who only spin vinyl on Wednesdays, salsa dancing on Sundays, and other musical performances.