Because I missed it, all right?
Domino's ‘Brooklyn Style Pizza’ Meets the Real Deal - I laughed.
Donuts! In the middle of the night! In Soulard! And they're good! St. Louis, prepare to better acquaint yourself with one John Do-Nut.
Here's a new one: e-mail spam for Chilean wine. Several of them in my Gmail. Spam for something that isn't pirated software and/or MALE ENHANCEMENT and/or porn, what a concept.
Meet Juana Molina!
Niche is amaaazing, and Food & Wine Magazine says that Niche chef Gerard Craft is one of the best new chefs in the country. Niche's pastry chef Matthew Rice started a bakery side operation called Veruca last year, which is next door to Niche itself.
I went yesterday, and snagged cupcakes (which were cheaper, and quite possibly better than either the Cupcakery or Jilly's), a house-made chocolate-peanut butter-granola-coconut-other stuff candy bar, a slice of a Coca-Cola-flavored cake, and one of the very best mocha lattes I've ever had. Not gonna lie, access to the culinary joy of Niche is generally gonna cost you, but everything at Veruca is pretty low-priced, with prices on baked goods starting at $1 and generally topping out at $3.
In short: if you live in St. Louis and haven't been to Veruca yet, there is something wrong with you.
Almost everybody probably knows about these already, but there have been and will continue to be free movies in various spots around the City of St. Louis. Lots of them.
Two things your life needs more of:
Ricardo Tobar - IDM/electronic post-punk!
Ma Po tofu - It might not be on the menu (or not on the English language menu, at least), but any Chinese restaurant worth its 食鹽 can probably make it.
I'm doing another international music DJ spin this Thursday night at the Sci-Fi Lounge from 9-12, plus I'm told that $10 haircuts will be available. So hey, show up, make some friends, play some pinball, and groove on some music from, well, everywhere.
Also, I bought Marisa Monte, Amigos Invisibles, and Damon & Naomi albums from CD Reunion in St. Charlesland for a grand total of $10. Crazy.