Dinner + a Movie = Date Night or Family Night

 Dinner: Vito's in the Valley  Family owned and operated, Vito's in the Valley features an exquisite Sicilian Italian menu, full of luscious appetizers and main dishes that can be deliciously paired with their incredible array of wines or craft beers. From its warm and inviting Mediterranean-inspired decor to serving the best toasted ravioli in St. Louis, Vito’s in the Valley brings their…

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

If you are feeling a little noble and want to surround yourself in English style for the evening, there is no better place to head than to the Cheshire Inn’s Boundary for dinner. Nestled directly across from the Cheshire Inn, Boundary will fill your senses and taste buds with its unique modern interpretations of those hearty meals we have come to…

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

 Dinner: Café Manhattan in Clayton  Nestled in the heart of Clayton, you will find a place where the past has literally come to rest, allowing for you to experience a touch of nostalgia at every turn. Café Manhattan provides the best in American cuisine combined with that retro feel of yesteryear. Whether you love delectable burgers and melts, sandwiches, building your…

Channing Tatum Brings an Abominable Yeti to Life in Warner Brothers’ Upcoming Animated Film, Smallfoot

 Article and Photography Kathleen Kaiser  Located on Post-Dispatch Lake, in the heart of Forest Park, you will find the Boathouse. The Boathouse provides a casual dining experience with tantalizing fare. It's the perfect place to dine before heading out to catch a new movie release at one of the many theaters located just minutes away.  6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.267.2224,…

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article and Photography Kathy Kaiser  The Crossing  The Crossing brings its farm-to-table philosophy to life with unique and satisfying creations you have to experience. Much of the freshness you will enjoy at the Crossing is sourced from local farms in both Missouri and Illinois.

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin   FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts … Continued

The Perfect Tailgate

Just like playing a great game of football takes preparation, impressive tailgating celebrations and foods require strategy. Some people even consider tailgating a daytrip, which provides a little extra creativity pressure for organizers.

Farm Fresh

In any previous year, a Chesterfield-associated article about farm fresh items obviously would have highlighted the city's iconic Rombach Farm and Pumpkin Patch. Alas, this summer, Rombach family members closed their operations indefinitely. For decades, the business at 18639 Olive Street Road offered produce, hayrides, children's activities, a country store and lots of photo ops. Through teary eyes, many Chesterfield…

The Taste of Summer

Photography by Carly Ciardullo Watermelon Margaritas Makes: a pitcher of 6-8 drinks ingredients:  1 cup tequila 1/4 cup cointreau 2.5 cups of cubed seedless watermelon 3 cups limeaid 1 cup club soda juice of 2 limes garnishes: fresh jalapeno slices salt & sugar (equal parts) mixed for the rim lime wedge Place the watermelon into … Continued

A Pinch of This, a Splash of That

Two tablespoons of this potent wine reduction can be substituted in a recipe, such as a pan sauce, tomato sauce, or roast beef jus, that calls for one-half to three-quarters cup of wine. Add this reduction near the end of the cooking time—the way you might finish a sauce by swirling in some butter. The reduction can be kept for…

Soup is Good for the Soul

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage, and a tart…

EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery

The goal of EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery in Chesterfield is simple: to bring affordable fine American wines under private label and unique, elevated American cuisine to customers in St. Louis and St. Charles counties in a rustic, open site. The business is located at 550 Chesterfield Center, on the ring road around Chesterfield Mall.