St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode Three: Jeffrey Boyd (fixed!)

St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode Three: Jeffrey Boyd (fixed!)

The third in our series of interviews with candidates for Mayor of the City of St. Louis. Featuring Jeffrey Boyd. Interviewed by DJ Wilson and Michael Allen. Commentary by DJ and Steven Fitzpatrick Smith, owner of The Royale. Produced by Bill Streeter of Hydraulic Pictures. Music by Tommy Halloran.

St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode Two: Lyda Krewson

St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode Two: Lyda Krewson

The second in our series of interviews with candidates for Mayor of the City of St. Louis. Featuring Lyda Krewson. Interviewed by DJ Wilson and Michael Allen. Commentary by DJ and Michael as well as Steven Fitzpatrick Smith, owner of The Royale. Produced by Bill Streeter of Hydraulic Pictures. Music by Tommy Halloran.

St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode One: Tishaura Jones

St. Louis Mayoral Closeup Podcast, Episode One: Tishaura Jones

DJ Wilson and Bill Streeter discuss the state of the 2017 St. Louis Mayors race. Then we have an interview with candidate and City Treasurer Tishaura Jones recorded live at The Royale on January 1o, 2017 before a live audience.  Watch the video of the live stream of the interview at The Royale here. 

Produced by Hydraulic Pictures.

11th Annual Royale Derby Party

11th Annual Royale Derby Party

Press your seersucker, dirty your bucks, and box your fedora: Derby time is barreling down upon us!

It is time to cheer on the ponies at the 11th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 7th. We have a hat contest for both the ladies and the gents. Proper Derby dress code will be enforced.

Music will be provided by the big band sounds of the Gaslight Squares.

Mint Juleps and featured cocktails will be available at an additional satellite bar in order to keep the cheer flowing.
A limited number of advance $12 tickets(6 per person) are available now.

The party starts at 2pm with the music starting at 2:30. Post time at 5:24 and the music will continue until 8:00.

The HAT + STYLE CONTEST is set to start after the winner of the Derby is announced; around 5:30 p.m.
CATEGORIES, PRIZES, AND AWESOME JUDGES (see below)
You must SIGN UP if you want to be in the contest. Look for the fancy sign-up sheets, once you arrive Saturday, either out on the patio or indoors in case of rain.

2016 HAT CONTEST CATEGORIES (one per person please):
Churchill Downs– best LADIES hat & ensemble
Triple Crown –best GENTS hat & ensemble
Derby Duo –best stylin’ COUPLES hats & ensemble
Colt and Filly –best GIRL’S and BOY’S ensemble
The Mint Julep–special recognition award for best dressed ROYALE STAFF person!
CONTEST PRIZES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Retro 101 / Cherry Bomb Vintage
Levine Hat Company
The Vintage Haberdashery
Brooks Brothers
-and other great local STL shops!

Closed New Years Eve-Open New Years Day

The Royale is closed today for New Year’s Eve- but if you’re thirsty and want to step out for a drink head to the Tick Tock Tavern open at 4 w/ neighbor Steves Hot Dogs Tower Grove open for dinner. The Royale reopens tomorrow for our proper New Year’s Daytime Party at the Royale!
On the menu: 

The Good Luck plate:

Hoppin’ John (black eyed peas and rice stewed with ham hocks, onions, celery, spices), collard greens, cornbread 

The Hangover plate:
Veggie frittata (eggs, sweet peppers, onions, zucchini, cheese), biscuits & gravy, bacon

The Healthy Start plate (vegetarian):
Veggie frittata, winter salad (butternut squash, black eyed peas, apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, kale), cornbread

Sweets by Pint Size Bakery

Adopt a Family for the Holiday

Adopt a Family for the Holiday

  We are adopting families again for the holiday season. We are getting families, older adults & a Veteran from the Carondelet Betterment Association and refugee families & older adults in need from the International Institute of Saint Louis. 
So throw a few extra items on your list to make this year better for some families & older adults in need. We will have a wrapping party on Monday the 21st. Feel free to drop off items earlier. 
The needs of each family:

Family from Carondelet

Charles Male Adult 63 8.5 42 (L) 34 42 (L)

Hygiene/Toiletry items (soap, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste/toothbrushes, etc.), bath/kitchen towels & washcloths, cleaning supplies, food or gift card, hat/gloves/scarf

Denise Female Adult 57 7 L L L/XL

Toiletry items, winter coat/hat/gloves/scarf

Sherrie Female Adult 36 7.5 M M L 

Winter Coat/hat/gloves/scarf, toiletry items

Jeremiah Male Adult 13 10 Adult M Adult M M/L

Tennis shoes, Body Spray/Cologne, Xbox One (likes combat games or gift card or Xbox One accessories), coat or warm hoodie, hat/gloves/scarf
BHUTANESE FAMILY

Chabi Husband Male 71

Mangali Wife Female 58

Our Bhutanese clients are ethnically Lhotsampa. The Lhotsampa people are of Nepalese origin but migrated to southern Bhutan in the late 1800s. In the 1980s, the Bhutanese government stripped the Lhotsampa of their Bhutanese citizenship, despite families having lived there upwards of 100 years. The Bhutanese government made life for the group very difficult by outlawing their traditional clothing, burning their books and artifacts, and banning their Hindu religion.

Violent unrest forced over 100,000 Lhotsampa to flee to Nepal in the early 1990s. They were not welcomed in Nepal either and consequently ended up in seven UNHCR refugee camps without citizenship or rights. The majority of the Lhotsampa resided in the camps for over 20 years before having the opportunity to relocate to a third country, such as the US.

Chabi and Mangali lived in a refugee camp until September of this year, when they were resettled in St. Louis by the International Institute.

This couple is especially vulnerable because they are both sick and have no one to take care of them. Both of them have very low English and are struggling to learn. Mangali is able to make it to English class here at the Institute but Chabi is unable to come. However, he would like to learn so beginner English learning materials would be a very helpful gift for him.

This family would benefit from Rent ($350) and utility ($100) assistance. Grocery gift cards would also be very helpful (Shop n’ Save would probably be the best). Warm clothing and blankets would make great gifts for this couple. Chabi would also appreciate a watch, and some jewelry would be a nice gift for Mangali. Household items and decorations would also be lovely gifts for this couple.
BHUTANESE FAMILY

Chabi Husband Male 71

Mangali Wife Female 58

Our Bhutanese clients are ethnically Lhotsampa. The Lhotsampa people are of Nepalese origin but migrated to southern Bhutan in the late 1800s. In the 1980s, the Bhutanese government stripped the Lhotsampa of their Bhutanese citizenship, despite families having lived there upwards of 100 years. The Bhutanese government made life for the group very difficult by outlawing their traditional clothing, burning their books and artifacts, and banning their Hindu religion.

Violent unrest forced over 100,000 Lhotsampa to flee to Nepal in the early 1990s. They were not welcomed in Nepal either and consequently ended up in seven UNHCR refugee camps without citizenship or rights. The majority of the Lhotsampa resided in the camps for over 20 years before having the opportunity to relocate to a third country, such as the US.

Chabi and Mangali lived in a refugee camp until September of this year, when they were resettled in St. Louis by the International Institute.

This couple is especially vulnerable because they are both sick and have no one to take care of them. Both of them have very low English and are struggling to learn. Mangali is able to make it to English class here at the Institute but Chabi is unable to come. However, he would like to learn so beginner English learning materials would be a very helpful gift for him.

This family would benefit from Rent ($350) and utility ($100) assistance. Grocery gift cards would also be very helpful (Shop n’ Save would probably be the best). Warm clothing and blankets would make great gifts for this couple. Chabi would also appreciate a watch, and some jewelry would be a nice gift for Mangali. Household items and decorations would also be lovely gifts for this couple.

SOLD OUT! 10th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party with Tommy Halloran Quartet & the River Kittens

Ladies, procure your finest Derby hat and spring dresses. Gentlemen, get your seersucker suits pressed and your hats boxed. It is time to cheer on the ponies at the 9th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3rd. We have a hat contest for both the ladies and the gents. Proper Derby dress code will be enforced.

A full lineup of live music is on slate w/ Tommy Halloran Quartet & The River Kittens.

Mint Juleps and featured cocktails will be available at an additional satellite bar in order to keep the cheer flowing.

A limited number of advance $10 tickets(4 per person) will be available starting on 4/12 at the Royale.

The party starts at 2pm with the music starting at 2:30. Post time at 5:24 and the music will continue until 8:30.

The HAT + STYLE CONTEST is set to start after the winner of the Derby is announced; around 5:30 p.m.

CATEGORIES, PRIZES, AND AWESOME JUDGES (see below)

You must SIGN UP if you want to be in the contest. Look for the fancy sign-up sheets, once you arrive Saturday, either out on the patio or indoors in case of rain.

2013 HAT CONTEST CATEGORIES (one per person please):
Churchill Downs– best LADIES hat & ensemble
Triple Crown –best GENTS hat & ensemble
Derby Duo –best stylin’ COUPLES hats & ensemble
Colt and Filly –best GIRL’S and BOY’S ensemble
The Mint Julep–special recognition award for best dressed ROYALE STAFF person!

CONTEST PRIZES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Retro 101 / Cherry Bomb Vintage
Levine Hat Company
The Vintage Haberdashery
Brooks Brothers
-and other great local STL shops!

Boulevard special release

Boulevard special release

Join us this evening as we help launch two brand new beers from Boulevard, The Calling IPA and Spring Belle saison. Tonight marks the first opportunity for St. Louisans to taste The Calling, the latest addition to Boulevard’s Smokestack Series. This robust IPA (8.7% abv) emphasizes tropical fruit aromas with a blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops along with a late addition of lemon peel. Spring Belle, a brand new seasonal release, is a light and flowery saison brewed with chamomile, rosehips, and elderflower (6.2% abv). And it just so happens we have a bit of last year’s Imperial Stout left, and we are continuing to pour Boulevard’s Irish ale. Flights will be available if you want to have a bit of each, and there should be plenty of glassware and other brewery swag to be had for the asking. Cheers!