The glutenous haven, 801 Chophouse in Clayton, is across the street from
where Luciano’s once stood in the cavernous space near Marriott’s Ritz
Carlton. It will soon be occupied by 801 Fish for those not seeking a
carnivorous carnival. But for chop and steak lovers, can anyone attest
to the quality of yesteryear steakhouses? We had Ruggeri’s on The Hill,
the original Tenderloin Room at the Chase and the magnificent prime rib
of beef at the old Cheshire.
Speaking of eateries, it came as news from a wholesale food vendor that
the top grossing restaurant in 2014 was Annie Gunn’s at $7 million and
the runner up – the three Sugarfire stops at $6.5 million.
MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY has named “the 2015 best newsmakers behind the news.” The honors will be presented at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Here are a few:
Lawyer of the Year: Gay marriage, MO death penalty, Ferguson: Missouri ACLU legal director Tony Rothert
Influential lawyers: County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch; Mayor Francis Slay; U.S. Dist. Judge Ronnie White; State Sen. Jolie Justice, Rep. Stan Cox and Eric Jennings
Plaintiff’s attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments: Daniel Thomas (Independence)
Defense attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments Bradley Hansmann (Brown & James)
Some of the lawyers securing the largest reported defense verdicts/judgments in the state: Karrie Clinkinbeard and Lynn Hursh (Armstrong Teasdale); Kenneth Bean and Bobbie Moon (Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard); Kenneth Brostron (Lashly Baer); James Bennett; Gabriel Gore; Jennifer Aspinall and Megan Heinsz (Dowd Bennett) and Roger Denton, Kristine Kraft, Ashley Brittain-Landers (Schlichter Bogard & Denton).
SUPER BOWL XLIX ADS
Now that the Budweiser ads have a follow up to last year’s “Puppy Love” titled, “Lost Dog,” has been revealed, here are a few more: “Ted 2,” which will have N.E. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a potential sperm donor touting the film for Universal Pictures; in a Kia Sorrento commercial, Pierce Brosnan of James Bond fame plays himself realizing his agent’s idea for his next role is out of the box. BTW: Last year’s Bud ad garnered 56 million views on social video advertising.
LEST WE FORGET
Super Bowl XXXIV – 15 years ago – the Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16.
CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN WAXES POETIC about reportedly loving the Big Apple. But he’s been caught dissing both NYC and its signature newspaper, The New York Times, during a talk yesterday in West Virginia. Complimenting the mountainous state as “almost heaven,” Dolan then called NYC “almost purgatory.” He also urged Catholics to not let “outside distractions such as polls, rap music, and newspaper editorial pages, especially The New York Times” to influence their decisions.
Glaser’s was founded by the late Morris Glaser, whose gutsy, hard-driving personality could’ve compared with that of Gen. George S. Patton. Cutter phoned him one day to explain he had to leave the store because his wife was in labor. “My wife had two children and I didn’t leave my office,” shot back Glaser. Glaser oozed with charm in the 1930s when he summoned Charles Revson, co-founder of Revlon, a new line of cosmetics. To prepare for the meeting, Glaser ordered and served the best corned beef sandwiches around. Revson was pleased and the deal was hatched to begin the sale of Revlon at Glaser’s – the first store here to offer the products.
Cutter opened his own store at the intersection of Delmar and Union Boulevards. It had previously been Flom’s, directly across the street from Katz’s Drug Store (not affiliated with the Katz chain). One popular Katz store was in the Wellston loop.
That was the epicenter of my childhood.
ANOTHER WINTER WILL BE DYING as we look forward to the green lawns of summer, tawny as Hemingway’s Africa. That brings to mind Ernest Hemingway and his generous praise of late St. Louisan Josephine Baker: “She’s the most sensational woman anyone ever saw,” he wrote. In the 1920s, Baker sent France and then Broadway afire with a scandalously bare dance act. She devoted her life to fighting racism. Her adopted son, Jean-Claude Baker, was found dead from an apparent suicide at 71 this week at his home in East Hampton, N.Y.
Have we forgotten prize-winning oyster stew at the Racquet Club, pickled pigs feet at the Garavelli bar, hot fudge sundaes at Velvet Freeze, Spanish bun at Dorr & Zeller, black forest cake at Pfeifer’s Bakery, turtle soup at Pelican’s, barbecue at Ed”s White Front, hot bagels at Pratzel’s Bakery,heavenly hash and molasses puffs at Mavrakos and Busy Bee and joyful glasses of mint juleps at Busch’s Grove, gin fizz, gin rickey’s and pink ladies at area guzzling palaces?
How could they all go so soon?