St. Louis A to Z:  The Olympics, Ozzie Smith, Old Court House, Oshie, & The Ozarks

I really had no idea what I would use for the letter O when I started researching my St. Louis A to Z Challenge so I did what any blogger would do; I started playing on the internet. I googled St. Louis O and turned up the fact that there had been a summer Olympics here. […]

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Mind Reeling After Blog Review on #BlogChat

In the past, #BlogChat (the most awesome Twitter chat known to man, held weekly from 8 to 9 pm central on Sundays) did blog reviews and I remember thinking how cool it would be to get input from so many awesome bloggers. I wasn’t sure exactly what I would get even though I had seen […]

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Climate Change & The Video that has Me Thinking About It

Weeks ago I saw a promo for Showtime’s new “Years of Living Dangerously” and knew I had to watch it. Then last week I went through the DVR menu to find the show and be sure the series was set. Then Sunday night I was glued to the TV as the show aired, featuring three […]

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Laclede Statue at St Louis City Hall via Flickr Mike Fisher

St Louis A to Z: Laclede, Lewis & Clark and Lemp Mansion

I have to admit that writing all of these A to Z posts is really making me think a lot about the city I now call home. And while several of the topics here are related to a specific bit of history or a specific place, but for me that’s helping me patch together this […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Kemper Art Museum and Kiener Plaza

Two really different places come to mind with the letter K — Kemper Art Museum and Kiener Plaza. Kemper Art Museum This one came to mind fairly quickly and yet I haven’t been there yet so Kemper Art Museum is on my to-do list! The museum is on the campus of Washington University and offers artwork […]

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The Arch & Federal Courthouse of the Jefferson National Expansion Memporial

St. Louis A to Z: John Goodman, Joplin House, Jefferson Barracks, Jewel Box & the Jefferson National Expansion

With a star on the Delmar Loop’s walk of fame and a role in one of my favorite movies (The Big Lebowski), John Goodman has earned a prominent spot on my St. Louis A to Z. John Goodman I think John Goodman is probably one of those American actors that lots of people would like […]

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Imo's Pizza -- the leading I in the St. Louis A to Z

St. Louis A to Z: Imo’s Pizza, Interstates and Ikea Dreams

What’s something you should know about St. Louis that starts with the letter I? Well I think most St. Louis natives will point to Imo’s Pizza! But I’m guessing the interstates here get as much discussion and it seems like Ikea has grabbed the spotlight a bit too. So those will be the Is of […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Hockey, The Hill, Hi-Pointe Theater, & Hodak’s

I had been sure that H would be for The Hill, St. Louis’ Italian section of town. It is awesome and will certainly be covered here, but I decided to put a different H at the start of this list. H is for hockey. Hockey It may seem weird that I’d feature hockey. Afterall. I […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Grant’s Farm, Gateway City, Gooey Butter Cake & Gus’ Pretzels!

After F was such a no brainer for me on the city of St. Louis A to Z, I feel like I may not do justice to the letter G but hopefully this post will come together. Grant’s Farm It probably seems a bit odd that someone as Southern as me would feature Grant’s Farm […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Forest Park, the Fox Theater, Frostbite Ice Cream & more

It was no question for me what I’d write about with the letter “F” but obviously I am a little delayed. I let the size of the topic overwhelm me a little. While there are a few things that start with F that I think should be pointed out for St. Louis, Forest Park overshadows […]

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St. Louis A to Z: The Exorcism that Became Legendary

I had no idea what I would write for E in my A to Z, but luckily my friend Danielle was willing to go through the list of my ideas early on and help fill in. E was just one of several letters I was stumped on. It shocked me to see her write in […]

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The Delmar Loop

St. Louis A to Z: Delmar Loop, Dogtown, Dred Scott & Dierberg’s

One of my nearby places definitely deserves to take the lead in the “D” category! Delmar Loop When I was looking for a neighborhood I would call my own, I had friends in St. Louis showing me around before I even had a realtor. I have to admit, the Delmar Loop grabbed me and helped […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Cardinals, City Museum, Central West End & More

What are the Cs of St. Louis? The third day into my A to Z on St. Louis has a lot to showcase. St. Louis Cardinals The St. Louis Cardinals are an amazingly unifying force in St. Louis. All year long, you see people wearing red. And Cardinals caps are a big part of the […]

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