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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Come to Fair St. Louis

St. Louis has a huge Fourth of July celebration on the riverfront called Fair St. Louis (http://www.fairstl.org/) with parades, fireworks, bands and more. The festivities will continue though July 15 if anyone is staying for the weekend after the conference.

Fair Saint Louis / LIVE on the Levee Program Schedule
Saturday July 1
10AM
10AM-10PM
11AM-8PM

1PM
3PM-6PM
8PM
9:30PM
10PM

V.P. Parade
Restaurants and local bands on Eads Bridge
Family Fun Village
Concert on the Overlook Stage
Local bands on the Overlook Stage
Jason Mraz on the Overlook Stage
Fireworks
Grounds Close
Tuesday July 4
11AM-10PM
5PM
5PM-8PM
6PM
7PM
8PM
9:30PM
10PM

Restaurants and Local bands on Eads Bridge
Grounds Open
Family Fun Village
Opening band on Overlook Stage
Regional band on Overlook Stage
Hootie and the Blowfish on Overlook Stage
Fireworks
Grounds close
Every Friday and Saturday July 14th - August 12th
5PM
5PM-8PM
6PM
8PM
9:30PM
10PM
Grounds and Eads Bridge Open
Family Fun Village
Opening band on Overlook Stage
Concert on Overlook Stage*
Fireworks
Grounds and Eads Bridge close
*July 14th - featuring Better than Ezra & Sister Hazel
July 15th - featuring India Arie

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ode to Toasted Ravioli

Originally posted at Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli:

St. Louis is known for many things: the Gateway Arch, the world's largest brewery, a world-famous Zoo, Botanical Garden, and Art Museum. But few things are more beloved to St. Louisans than our greatest contribution to world cuisine: toasted ravioli.

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Ode to Toasted Ravioli

O Ravioli, golden, hot,
They call thee “toasted”—yet, thou’rt not!
But boiled, dipped in bread crumbs, fried,
With marinara on the side,

And grated cheese from Parma’s hill,
Thou temptest me to eat my fill.
With choice red wine, or Busch’s brew,
I cannot stop at one or two.

Fetch here a plateful—friends, partake!
The King of Beers thy thirst will slake.

Ignore the envious jibes and barbs
Of those who shun both fats and carbs,
For life is short and full of woe.
We will enjoy thy crispy dough.

Of appetizers, nachos, wings,
O ravioli, thou art king!
Thy meaty fill and golden crust
Leave all pretenders in the dust.

O Ravioli, golden, hot,
Thy sav’ry joys be ne’er forgot!

by James Milles
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