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Ann Lemons Pollack
St. Louis-based food writer.
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With the passing of Ann Lemons Pollack in April and preparations underway for the July 24 celebration of her life, we’ve been enjoying re-discovering some of her early writings. Tucked onto dusty bookshelves and archived in old wine boxes, we’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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The very disquieting St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s Hand to God will probably be the subject of debate next year when the Critics Circle discusses whether it’s a drama or a comedy. Ibdb.com calls it a comedy, but I’m glad I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
Did anyone in St. Louis do the Madison when they were growing up? I was thrust back into my somewhat misspent youth when in Scene 5 of Hairspray, which just opened at the Fox, television disc jockey and would-be Dick... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
Here are the Circle Award Winners for the 20-21 Seasons Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Comedy, Female or Non-Binary Role: Nicole Angeli, “It Is Magic,” The Midnight Company Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Comedy, Male or Non-Binary Role (TIE): Joe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
Cognitive dissonance: A state achieved by mixing comedy and the work of Alfred Hitchcock. The 39 Steps (based on a film by Hitchcock based on a book by a former governor general of Canada) cavorts across the boards at The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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The New Jewish Theatre returns to action with a first-rate piece of ensemble work. Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor has aged well, and it turns out to be unexpectedly and unfortunately relevant in this year of turmoil. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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How long did it take you to recognize the wordplay in the title of My Fair Lady? For decades I just accepted it was the line from the nursery rhyme about London Bridge falling down. It was only in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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The Black Rep’s Behind the Sheet will leave you shaken. It should. It’s playwright Charly Evon Simpson’s story of a pre-Civil War physician and surgeon who is attempting to repair an injury that sometimes happens during childbirth. These days, having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
A real loss to all of St. Louis. We knew it was coming, but still very sad. https://www.stlmag.com/dining/remembering-restaurateur-rich-lorusso/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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There’s a (near-riotous) party going on at New Line Theatre. Scott Miller and his merry band have unleashed Head over Heels. Unleashed again, that is. Their first production was stopped in its tracks two years ago this month by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
There’s a hurricane happening in the Hotchner Studio Theatre at Washington University. In only 90 minutes, the storm forms, erupts and passes, but The Black Rep gives Donja R. Love’s play Fireflies every possible bit of energy necessary for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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To pull oneself up by the bootstraps, one must first have boots. That’s one of the themes of Good People, the David Lindsay-Abaire play brought to us by Stray Dog Theatre. Margie Walsh, an about-to-be-middle-aged woman in south Boston, is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Is there anything quite so stinging as rejection from a parent? It brands the soul of a person. No matter how well, over time, it seems to heal, there are permanent gashes. Those who pay attention know that perfectly normal-seeming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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It’s hard not to be intrigued just by the title of Iphigenia in Splott. The smooth, romantic-sounding name, even for someone who never heard of the princess in Greek myth, set upon the thudding single syllable that means – what?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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The PTA is upset because the school is going against “community standards”. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – but don’t, because you probably haven’t. The Prom, currently at the Fox, probably wasn’t intended as quite such a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2022 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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A recent fast trip to New York had some great results: https://www.stlmag.com/dining/st-louis-native-danny-meyer-opens-ci-saimo-in-new-york-city/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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How satisfying is it when a classic you knew and went to see merely out of a sense of duty turns out to be almost thrilling? Stand back: Here comes A Christmas Carol. Of course the original is wonderful –... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Full disclosure: It’s hard for me to be completely neutral about A Piece of My Heart. It’s a story about nurses and other women who served in Vietnam during that war. That was my generation of nurses. Several of my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Comfort really isn’t a comfortable play. Coming from the pen of Neil LaBute, that shouldn’t surprise us. LaBute always looks at the uncomfortable parts of human nature, and his newest play falls right into line. This, written before COVID and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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One of the great unheralded pleasures of small theatre is small venues. The Midnight Company’s new show Tinseltown is working at the .ZACK. There are times when the black box there isn’t a good fit for a show, the sort... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Cindy Lou who? Don’t give me that blank look. You know perfectly well the little girl who tried to steal our hearts in The Grinch…. Yes, the now-classic children’s Christmas book/television special/Jim Carey movie/animatedmovie. That one. Whatever happened to Cindy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
Why, yes, and we're not talking about Super Bowl snacks. The SEC Network (that's the South East Conference for athletics, to which Mizzou belongs) has a food show with serious cred. John T. Edge, noted author on the topic of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
One of the lesser-known jewels of Jewish holiday food is available until Saturday, the end of Hanukkah. AO & Co. has sufganiyot – that’s a long “o” and the last syllable is emphasized – from noon until they sell out,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Situated on a dazzlingly unremarkable block on South Jefferson, The Lucky Accomplice clearly hasn’t needed Clayton rents or Central West End foot traffic to draw attention. A delicious combination of raw brick, wood tables and retro-style enclosed booths hold a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks
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Maybe you had to have been there. The Fox has reopened for the first time since the shutdown last spring. The air on opening night was full of excitement. The Fox is requiring full vaccination or a recent COVID test... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2021 at St. Louis Eats and Drinks