St. Louis boasts a thriving arts scene. In addition to the prominent theater destinations around town, smaller, more intimate venues and companies are producing terrific shows. Stages St. Louis is an example of accessible, local theater that delights audiences season after season.

What’s great about Stages’ upcoming show, My One and Only in the new Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, is that One 19 North Tapas & Wine Bar is less than a mile away and the perfect place to stop off for dinner beforehand.

Through Sun., Oct. 7, the talented theater troupe will bring George and Ira Gershwin’s “tap dance extravaganza” to life through musical numbers that set the show’s hero and heroine down the path of true love. Sharing tapas before the show in One 19 North’s stylish and cozy environs will put you in just the right mood to enjoy this romantic musical.

The best part of tapas is trying out different dishes and discovering what your date thinks. A couple of suggestions: the pan-seared scallops offer a familiar and deluxe rich-and-sweet flavor combination that is highlighted by the clarified lemon butter sauce. The Grilled Moroccan Spice Lamb duo, which includes two lamb chops and two lamb kabobs and a flavorful yogurt dipping sauce, offers a zesty counterpoint to the delicate scallops.


One 19 North Tapas & Wine Bar, 119 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.821.4119,


My One and Only by Stages St. Louis at The Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 S. Geyer Road., Kirkwood, 314.821.2407, Tickets are still available.

Every Thursday, Amy Burdge recommends a restaurant to attend before a local cultural event for a great night out. Missed one of her Dinner & A Show columns? Get them all here. Outside of FEAST, Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.

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