Wally’s jump-starts gas station grub into roadside spectacle in Fenton | restaurants

The hottest restaurant in St. Louis right now is a gas station. Wait, no. That’s not quite right. The hottest restaurant in St. Louis right now also pumps gas and charges electric vehicles. The hottest restaurant in St. Louis right now also pumps gas, charges electric vehicles and has a camper parked in its retail … Read more

801 Local’s upscale neighborhood-restaurant approach goes nowhere new in Frontenac | Restaurant reviews

I don’t want cassoulet in June. Not an ideal St. Louis June of blooming flowers, cooling breezes and Cardinals baseball — and absolutely not the swamp-fire June we’re suffering this year. More to the point, I didn’t need to order the cassoulet at 801 Local in Frontenac. The menu is extensive. I could have eaten … Read more

6 mystery novels offer new angles — and a few new favorites | book reviews

Most mystery readers have favorite authors. Sometimes, though, like it or not, our favorites break out of their boxes and bring us something different. Other times, we take a chance and discover an author who quickly becomes a new favorite. That’s the case with several of the mysteries I rounded up this month. ‘Local Gone … Read more