At Ricardo’s Italian Café, the combined culinary skills of the Adams family, which has run the restaurant since 1989, transport palates to the land of Europe's boot via hearty pizzas, pastas, and meats. Chef Mark Adams and his wife Michelle lead the crew and reward staffers with gold stars cut out of cheese as they whip up Italian classics such as chicken parmigiano and Sicilian-style pizzas. In the dining room, exposed-brick walls and painted murals of Italian cityscapes surround diners in an Old-World ambiance, amid which waiters fill glasses with dozens of domestic and imported wines.
In a city where every gooey butter cake claims to be the best, today's deal gets you the bestest, gooiest, butteriest, cakiest cake of them all, as determined in a brutal underground cake-fight tournament as gory as it was gooey. For $10, you get a 9"x13" gooey butter cake at LaFayette Square's Park Avenue Coffee—a $20 value. You can only get one Groupon for yourself, so buy one for all your friends and rescue their babies from burning buildings so they'll feel obliged to share. You may redeem this Groupon starting Monday, December 14.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Dip your head into a cocktail of beauty and truth, or beauty and fashionable lies, when you embrace your natural curls or cover up your gray strays. Today's Groupon waxes, colors, cuts, and styles you from crown to chin. For $30, you get $75 worth of haircuts, highlights, highcuthairlights, and more at Oliver's Studio. The exposed brick walls and handsome hardwood floors in Oliver's Studio invite you to relax in this cozily upscale Lafayette Square salon. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Cosmetologist Ambra Robinson sets up shop at 212 Salon, where she beautifies clients with hairstyling and nailcare. Along with cuts and styles, she updates locks with Brazilian keratin treatments and bang-trims, helping guests achieve a new look and reconnect with their eyebrows.
When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.
Pasta House co-founders J. Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta have joined forces with local franchise owners Vinod, Milan, and Raj Patel to kick up new restaurant turf in downtown St. Louis. Nestled within City Garden's Terrace View, Joe's Chili Bowl offers signature homemade chili in beef, chicken, and vegetable as well USDA choice burgers and Nathan's all beef dogs. The menu also nods to J. Kim and Joe's Pasta House roots with Italian pastas and artisanal flatbread pizzas.