What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Uh, except for awesome design inspiration for one of St. Louis’ best-known restaurant families, that is. We’re not talking about paintings of Elvis gracing some playing cards or adding outlandish, rhinestoned Liberace flair everywhere (though we’d totally be down for that). But Las Vegas has some special swankiness that makes a number of restaurants out there perfect for a romantic dinner, a night out with the guys or

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When Fox Associates asked us to help bring St. Louis’ first champagne bar to life right next door to one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, we couldn’t help but give them an extra-long standing ovation. Classy drinks and world-class entertainment? Sign us up!

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We drove by that vacant Modernist glass box on South Grand for years, hoping a brave soul would resurrect it from years of decay and dirt. Fortunately, Dave Bailey — the owner of a small empire of St. Louis’ favorite dining spots, including Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, Bailey’s Range, Rooster, Bridge, and Small Batch — could see past the crumbling brick and nasty carpet to envision a second location of Rooster. Dave enlisted us (*fist pump*) to transform this unassuming former

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