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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.
2855 Shenandoah Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
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ALIVE Magazine covers the best of St. Louis's culture, food, and fashion. In any given month, you might find it profiling a local craft brewery, or perhaps highlighting the Missouri History Museum's 18,000-piece collection of colorful textiles. The magazine doesn't just document the St. Louis scene, though?it adds to it. The magazine sponsors events ranging from fashion shows to a happy-hour series for the LGBT community.
2200 Gravois Ave
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
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
Swing by Venice Cafe in Saint Louis for your next meal. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Venice Cafe offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Venice Cafe offers a variety of drink options. Raise your glass at Venice Cafe's happy hour. For comfortable outdoor service, Venice Cafe sets up a seasonal patio. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Venice Cafe, so dress for comfort when you come. Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Venice Cafe. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Venice Cafe. The grub at Venice Cafe is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Venice Cafe.
1903 Pestalozzi St
Saint Louis,
MO
US
It’s only 5 kilometers long, but the Zombie Survival Dash, as the name might suggest, is a bit more than the average run. As runners tagged with timing chips for tracking, placement, and action shots make their way toward the finish line, they're also equipped with three flags representing their health. Meanwhile, the course's stretch is littered with both traditional obstacles and costumed zombies who block, stumble, and chase runners and attempt to steal their health flags. All the while, spectators look on, as every half hour a wave of 300 survivors is unleashed upon the course. Then, spectators, survivors, and zombies retire hand-in-hand to an all-day after party with live music and entertainment, just like at the end of a real zombie movie. Vendors dispense food and drink as partiers participate in zombie-themed fair activities such as faux-grenade tosses and body-bag drags.
1410 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis,
MO
US
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