Have You Ever Visited a Speakeasy?

Earlier this evening I visited my first speakeasy, and it was amazing! It was a little like an escape room combined with a bar: We entered through a nondescript door at The Foundry in St. Louis, “bypassed” (thanks to the hostess) a futuristic door, walked down a long passage that led us underground, entered another … Read more

Did You Witness the Eclipse?

Today in St. Louis and across the midwestern US, we witnessed either a partial or total solar eclipse (depending on your exact location). Megan and some friends headed about 90 minutes south to be in the totality zone; I opted to stay with Walter and work. I was prepared with the glasses and various eclipse-themed … Read more

We Saw John Mulaney Live!

A month ago, we happened to be driving past the Fox Theater in St. Louis when I noticed that comedian John Mulaney had 2 shows advertised on their billboard. I had completely missed that he was coming to St. Louis, so I jumped online (after finishing the drive) to see if tickets were still available, … Read more

I Love This Pandemic- and Winter-Era Restaurant Strategy

There’s an Italian restaurant in St. Louis called Edera that I greatly enjoy, and they recently started posted photos of “chalets” they set up on their large patio. Even without knowing anything else, I was entranced by the idea of eating in one of these: I looked into the chalets and learned that they’re just … Read more

What’s the Best Bakery You’ve Even Eaten Your Way Through?

“One of everything, please.” I came pretty close to saying that when I recently visited Nathaniel Reid Bakery per the recommendations of a few friends and the best food blog in St. Louis. When you walk in, you’re greeted with an impressive array of pastries and smells in the air to indicate that they really … Read more