Don’t forget to stop by the Missouri History Museum and view The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America Exhibit!
In 1803, the United States agreed to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory—828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. The United States doubled its size, expanding the nation westward. Beyond the geographic expansion, The Louisiana Purchase remade St. Louis into an American city—and reshaped and redefined what it meant to be an American. Featuring loans from the National Archives and documents and artifacts from the Missouri History Museum’s collections, the exhibition will explore the complex negotiations related to The Louisiana Purchase and its aftereffect on St. Louis. A highlight of the exhibition is the Treaty of Cession (in French), better known as The Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The Treaty was first drafted in French and then translated into English, so it can be said that the French text is the “original.”
Organized by the Missouri History Museum in partnership with the National Archives.
|Chef Callaghan Carter (left) and Sous Chef Erik Larson (right) showed off their culinary skills at the Clayton Farmers Market a few weeks ago!|
By: Richard Nix Jr.
Summer is my favorite time of year. We have five kids so when they’re on summer break we go on vacation and see the sights. The Missouri History Museum is one of our favorite places to visit in St. Louis. I love taking my kids there because it’s interesting and free! Of course, I always treat the family to a great lunch at Bixby’s after the tour. Bixby’s changes their menu seasonally; the restaurant just introduced their summer menu. I’m partial to the summer shrimp boil, a hearty soup with andouille, corn, potato, okra, and snipped scallion—just like they make it in the South. My wife, Elizabeth, can’t get enough of the citrus chipotle hummus. The hummus is served with chili oil, warm pita, carrot and crisp cucumber. Some of our kids favorites include Bixby’s Midwest chuck burger, the giant (yes, it’s almost the size of my head) mound city pastrami Reuben, and the summer favorite—spinach & pea shoot salad. The refreshing salad is served with orange segments, strawberries, spiced walnuts, shaved red onion, Heritage cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Come in and try Bixby’s for yourself. Let us know what you think; tell us your favorite summer dish.
|“This is the second time we’ve had brunch at Bixby’s and this time we brought friends. They loved it, too. The offerings were a bit different this time, and all selections were wonderful. The vegetarians and carnivores among our group all had plenty of excellent, fresh, well-seasoned food. We’ll be back again.”
-Jenny W. June 2013“Our group of five old friends loved the gorgeous view of the park, the perfectly appointed table, the excellent sandwiches and salads, and the attentive, friendly server — just the right spot for a relaxing, “pampered” dining experience. The atmosphere was energetic and vibrant yet with a noise level moderate enough for our non-stop conversation — this area is a deal-breaker in many otherwise good restaurants. Crab cakes were enjoyed as were the assorted sandwiches and the raspberry sorbet as a perfect finishing touch. I have never had anything but excellent food and service at Bixby’s–a favorite St. Louis dining spot. We are already looking forward to our next visit.”
-Marian R. June 2013
“Bixby’s has never disappointed. I call it fine dining in a business casual atmosphere. The wait staff is well trained and professional. The food is of high quality and expertly prepared. The menu is inventive. On my last visit I had Green Tomato and Artichoke soup. I would have never thought of putting those two foods together, but it was one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted. I am looking forward to my next visit.”
“Bixby’s was a delightful surprise. I’m vegetarian, dining partner is not — plenty of choices for both of us. All fresh food, no food from cans, packages, boxes. Have recommended to friends already and we plan to return (soon!!) A bit pricey, but in this case you really get what you pay for, no complaints at all. Presentation/display was a joy also.”
“Bixby’s is a great spot in a contemporary setting overlooking beautiful Forest Park. It is not noisy so is a good for conversation! Food both times I have been there has been very good.”
“Bixby’s is a wonderful place to dine. The location is unique being that it’s in a museum. I loved the open atmosphere and table set up. The view of Forest Park heightened my dining experience. I would definitely return and recommend to others”
“This was our second visit. I took two people who had not experienced the brunch before. They loved it! Our waiter was wonderful too. He took the time to explain menu items and was right there when we needed something. Great experience!”
“Bixby’s view of the park only enhances the food experience it offers. The staff is welcoming, the wait-staff is very attentive without being intrusive, and the menu’s delicious selections are creative and beautifully presented. I like to bring visitors from out of town here, and they always enjoy it as much as I do.”
Don’t forget to stop by our @Anheuser-Busch Oasis Tent on the south side of the @MissouriHistoryMuseum for BBQ, beer, ice cream, shade and maybe even a chair if you get here early enough! BBQ, beverages and a break from the sun while you enjoy the Fair Saint Louis festivities. #FairSaintLouis
Join us for an elegant communal dinner in Shakespeare Glen! Bixby’s is pleased to partner with Shakespeare Festival to offer an intimate and elegant communal dinning experience. Check out our menu below to see what we will be serving!
Trio of Tomato
“fried” pickled green tomato
smoked yellow tomato gazpacho
Farro and Arugula Salad
with sweet peppers, green beans, herbs,
and preserved lemon vinaigrette
Grilled Cornish Hens
over roasted potatoes and leeks
with black bean succotash
with ricotta pound cake
local strawberries and whipped cream
-Family Style Accompaniments-
Tri Colored Carrots
with grilled zucchini and summer squash
Grilled Local Sausages
with grainy mustard and house made pickles
Treat your special someone to a romantic evening at Bixby’s for our St. Valentine’s “Fire & Ice” Dinner. You’ll enjoy an elegant four-course dinner (view the menu below) artfully designed by our Executive Sous Chef, Callaghan Carter. The wall of windows adorning Bixby’s second floor location in the Missouri History Museum offers sweeping views of Forest Park. If you reserve your table at our 8:00pm seating, you’ll have an unmatched view of Burning Love’s firework show beginning at 10:15pm. Call to make your reservation today before it’s too late: 314.367.9523