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    The Gin Room is effervescent, awash in color that somehow pales in comparison to owner Natasha Bahrami – a light in the room and a force in the St. Louis restaurant industry as a whole. She fell in love with gin a decade ago, and since then, her commitment to pushing the category forward and educating the public has earned her a spot in 2023's James Beard Foundation Award nominations as a semifinalist for Outstanding Bar, a nationwide category.

      While there’s nothing like corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this delicious deli delicacy shouldn’t be limited to just one day in March. Here are five spots in St. Louis where you can enjoy a stellar corned beef sandwich all year round.

      If you’ve never been to one of the many Latin American markets throughout St. Louis, it’s not because you’re far away from options. In nearly every corner of the city and county, markets large and small offer a variety of unique items and ingredients you can’t get anywhere else.

      The vast array of liquor and produce from Latin America provides a rich tapestry of flavors that color far outside the lines of the ever-popular Margarita. Experts at Nixta, Sunny’s Cantina and Taqueria Morita share their favorite spirits and drinks and tell us how to recreate these stunning cocktails ourselves.

      If you or your significant other have a sweet tooth but lack baking skills, don't worry. Several St. Louis area bakeries are offering preorder desserts for Valentine’s Day. Choose from chocolate cake, gourmet macarons and more.


      It’s true that nuts stuff a relatively hefty amount of fat and calories into small packages, but they also bring plenty of important nutrients, plus protein, fiber and — yes — good fats that are all part of a heart-healthy diet. “Nuts are antioxidant powerhouses containing mono- and polyunsa…

      Hank Dart, a senior health communications lead at Siteman Cancer Center, knows that when people hear “whole grains,” they don’t typically think of pasta — but maybe they should. Shelves in the pasta aisle are now stocked with far more options than traditional noodles made from refined durum …