The Insider: 2.24.21
aww, shucks | After having to cancel last year, Schlafly’s Stout and Oyster Festival is coming back! The event has been adapted to allow for safe social distancing. Guests can make reservations for the outdoor Shuckerdome, or swing by a special Biergarten drive-thru to pick up oysters, po’boys, brews and more to go. The festival will be held March 19 and 20. Reservations and drive-thru pre-orders can be made at schlaflycurbside.square.site.
Photo: Spencer Pernikoff
Music lovers, rejoice! The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has launched a digital concert series. Through April, you can access a new performance every two weeks for $15 each. Find out more at slso.org.
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Everyone has their own special safe place. That is the idea behind St. Louisans Rachel Nolen and Maria Price’s new children’s book, The Cow Cocoon. It follows Truman, a cow who discovers a butterfly’s cocoon and embarks on a journey to find his safe place. The book features illustrations by local arist Dayne Sislen.
Cinema St. Louis has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funds will go toward the 30th annual St. Louis International Film Festival to be held in November.
Congrats to The Donut Stop! The South County spot was named the best doughnut shop in Missouri by Food & Wine. It has been serving favorites like cherry fritters, French crullers and its famous cinnamon glob since the 1950s.