If you are looking to make beautiful holiday memories, establish a new tradition, and show off your girl’s fancy Christmas dress more than once this season, consider Teddy Bear Tea at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The beloved annual event returns for 10 dates from Thanksgiving through Christmas and is open to all ages.
It’s that time of year — time to gather with family and friends to celebrate all the things in life and give thanks. And, yes, a big, stuffed turkey typically plays a prominent role in the merriment. Thankfully (pun intended) there are plentiful places open around town to take the burden of all that holiday cooking, cleaning, and hosting off your shoulders. Consider dining out this Thanksgiving!
For months, it seemed as though the new Rosalita's Cantina West County location would never open, but after its debut this year (just in time for Cinco de Mayo, naturally) it's clear to see why – and it was worth the wait. The restaurant is located in an old, long-ago abandoned Casa Gallardo, although after an extensive gutting, refurbishing and expansion, you'd be hard-pressed to remember the building’s previous drab existence. The new restaurant is truly a beauty, meticulously decorated and designed in such a way as to make you feel you are dining out of town, rather than in the middle of a parking lot just seconds away from the bustling intersection of Manchester Road and I-270. As you’d hope, the food is a delicious compliment to the amazing ambience.
A hip, casual atmosphere makes Billy G’s a popular spot for adults and kids alike.Photo by Karen Hill.
St. Louis weather can be fickle, but we certainly have our share of beautiful days to enjoy. Knowing that sunshine and mild temps can be here one day, gone the next, you’ll want to be prepared to take full advantage of those stunners when you simply must dine outdoors. Here are a few highlights of places you can try and bring the kids along, too.