ITS THAT TIME THIS WEEK!!
TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!
Before we start, we would like to mention that OUTTOWN has been named as a Finalist for this year’s CBS St. Louis Most Valuable Blogger award in the Dining/Entertainment category. The winner will be crowned MVB but also win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
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Now that we are nominated for Most Valuable Blog n the Dining and Entertainment section, this is as fitting as always to add a dinner dish feature to our blog!
This week we feature the dish, Epanadas
An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries of
Here’s how to cook a chicken version of the dish:
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1 (8-ounce) package shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine the chicken and next 7 ingredients. Unroll 1 piecrust onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 15-inch circle. Cut out rounds, using a 3-inch cookie cutter. Re-roll dough as needed. Repeat procedure with remaining piecrusts, making 12 to 15 circles total. Arrange 1 round on a clean, flat surface. Lightly brush the edges of crust with water. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of chicken mixture in the center of the round. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining rounds and chicken mixture. (Up to this point, the recipe can be made ahead and frozen for up to 1 month). Arrange empanadas on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
They are sold at
Empanadas Catering (314) 535-2233
Located in the Central West End
Mr Couture 2012 Ryan Mitchell made a recent appearance at the Hot List Awards that took place at Light on Broadway in Baden this past Saturday where he also was a model.
THE BIG A&E STORY THIS WEEK IS
President Barack Obama has requested a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7 for an address in which he’ll unveil his proposals to promote job growth. The request would place Obama in a forum that presidents traditionally reserve for their annual state of the union addresses and momentous occasions such as national crises as he opens the fall political season with a new economic agenda. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Obama said he wants to announce his initiatives to create jobs and jump-start the economy in an address at 8 p.m. Washington time.
UPDATE: The address has been moved to next Thursday
In unrelated Obama newz, what was up with his uncle who was recently arrested for drunk driving and when asked by the police about his phone call that he was going to call the White House? Classic.
THREE DUOs MADE HEADLINES THIS WEEK
Chicago reared rap superstar Kanye West won a Moonman with Katy Perry for Best Pop Collaboration in a Video for “ET” at Sunday;s MTV Music Awards. He and fellow throner Jay Z also performed the song OTIS on the show.
In unrelated Ye newz, he is confident he will be godfather to Beyonce Knowles' baby. The rapper-and-producer has told friends how excited he is about his close friend's pregnancy - her first child with her husband Jay-Z - because he thinks he will play a key role in its spiritual upbringing. A source told The Sun newspaper: "Kanye is as excited about the baby as Beyonce and Jay-Z.
In more Ye newz, he has four songs charting on this week;s Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts with “Otis’ (with Jay Z) holding at No. 6, “Marvin and Chardinay: with Big Sean and Roscoe dash holgng at No. 9, his former No.2 smash solo single “All of the Lights: at No. 41 and “Niggas in Paris" (with Jay Z) moving up 11 spots to No,. 43. Meanwhile Ye and Jay Z's "Watch the Throne" CD has fallen to No,. 2 this week on the Billboard Album 200 being outtopped by The Game's "R.E,.D Album."
“There is pressure,” says Debra Birnbaum, editor-in-chief of TV Guide magazine, “because clearly this is what OWN is putting all of its emphasis on for the new season.
“They have to figure out a way to get eyeballs to that network.”
Can the stand-up comic — who will broadcast from Oprah’s old Chicago studio beginning in early October — do for OWN what, say, “South Park” did for Comedy Central or “Queer Eye”for Bravo? …
As a TV exec who used to work for her says, “Say whatever you want about her, Rosie makes money for people.”
From our understanding, weren’t Oprah and Rosie once rivals especially when Rosie came out wither own magazine like Oprah? Funny how business changes things. Wow if the O is depending on Rosie to turn her network around, it doesn’t seem likely that her network is going to survive too long.
MediaTakeOut.com received a SHOCKING piece of information this week. According to one of their EXTREMELY RELIABLE insiders, rapper Nelly reportedly owes his on-again-off-again girlfriend
The insider, who spoke on the condition of anonymity - but who IS CLOSE TO ASHANTI, told MediaTakeOut.com, "It's not fair. Nelly has [over the course of their relationship] borrowed more than $500K from
The tipster continued, "But Ashanti hasn't seen one penny. He bought her a couple of dresses, and took her on some trips, but what about a check . . . He really needs to give her back her money."
According to the insider,
Wow, I this is story is true, then our golden boy’ has a serious gambling problem. There has been rumors circulating for years that Nelly had gambling debts that were astronomical but he has not confirmed those rumors. But iif this is the case, he definitely needs Gamblers Anonymous
ILLI MO REALITY
The voting is in the public’s hands for Sunday Best finalist and STL native Amber Bullock who is competing with Andrea Helms for the title and a recording contract.. The winner will be revealed this Sunday on BET.
Also, STL native designer Lara Kathleen is in the Top 11 on Lifetime;s "Project Runway". We will find out later today Thursday if she advances into the Top 10!UPDATE: Lara Kathleen was safe and now she is in the Top 10
ABC's Emmy-award winning show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is planning a sizable construction project in
The project will involved "multiple" homes that will be used to serve as a starting point for a new neighborhood and at least one building that could be used by more members of the community. Producers of the show did not say where the construction would start or what families would get new homes.
More than 7,000
THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS :
American Idol Judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson as well as host Ryan Seacrest are coming to
Congrats to STL based businessmen Sylvester Chisolm and Arthur Shivers of Show Room Shine Express Detailing who won its fifth consecutive Hoodie Award at the 9th annual presentation as presented by comedian Steve Harvey in a ceremony that took place recently in
The 2nd Annual St. Louis Bluesweek Blues Awards will take place 7PM Sept 4 at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room and one of its concert mainstays STL native rock pioneer Chuck Berry is one of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. His supporter Joe Edwards will present
John Waite's Sept. 12 concert at the Old Rock House is postponed.
A new date will be announced soon
RAPPER GUCCI MANE WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE IN CONCERT At POSH SEPT 16. IT IS PRESNETED BY LIQUID ASSETS, LOOSECANNON ENTERTAINMENT & THE DENIRO GROUP
Marsha Ambrosius and Miguel will perform at 13 Black Katz Rising Icons 3 at Binions (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)
The Scream Tour is back, boasting a new generation of acts, with Mindless Behavior, Diggy, the New Boyz, Jacob Latimore,
Black Crowes' Rich Robinson is performing at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. Oct. 22
"Pennies for the Boatman" was written for the screen and directed by "Niyi Coker, Jr. Director of Photography James Abernathy, Jr., the flick also parades as Executive Producers E. Desmond Lee, John Hylton, Marcel Bechtoldt, and Nasser Arshadi. Its producers are 'Niyi Coker, Jr., James Abernathy, Jr., and Michael Murray, while James Abernathy Jr., and Rebecka Jackson-Moeser edited it.
The film is based on Mario Farwell's award-winning "The Seamstress of
STL based designers Ola Hawatmeh’s OLA STYLE (FAR LEFT) and Bronica Richardson of Fashion Fr8 are in a competition with about 15 other designers to be featured in Saint Louis Fashion Week’s as a Project Design contest set to be held Oct 11 . To vote for them , you must register at
Das Racist will headline at the Firebird at Oct. 16.
Ooops, Tef Poe and Indiana Rome are among the many rappers slated to perform at the massive We Are Music concert taking place at Saturday at the Venue. Also performing are William H., Buff N Chub, Gladiators, Buddy Rozay, Saint Orleans, Vanguard, Lil Ace, New Dimension, Legend Camp, Ray Da Kidd and many more. Music is by Tech Supreme. The event will be followed by an after party. Admission is $10.
STL Beauty queen and talk show host Lesley Hunter(RIGHT) posted a note on her Facebook page in regards to the defaming comments that were responded by the group The Red Rockers(FAR RIGHT) after she gave tehm a shout out about their band. Well, come to find out Hunter may have promted the wrng Red Rockers—See for yourself.
Here is her note:
So, I was checking my facebook notifications and a post I had put a while back on a band's page, promoting the band, a good cause (breast care awareness), and the venue, i expected a positive response from the band when they commented. However, when i went on the page, they were slandering me, saying i 'must be terrible', that I 'dont have any fans (ha)', am a 'piece of work,' and accusing me of 'hijacking their page' when all i was doing was promoting them and a good cause! This was totally disgusting behavior to me. It's appauling and dissapointing (not to mention, stupid) that some people have so much hatred in their hearts to attack (and publicly!) someone whos generally regared as a nice person who's trying to help. Regardless of whatever level of talent this band possesses, their moral fibers and character are majorly in question in my opinion. Although I love good music, I'm not into supporting a musician or group (even if they are very talented) if they hold beliefs or a line of behavior I don't agree with and are just downright rude! It would be like supporting Wagner even though he was a huge anti-semite.So, it is up to you all but I would not encourage you to be so supportive of that group. And if anyone from that band is reading this (and i'm sure you dont care), but with dealing with rigorous academics, a friends death and an uncle with cancer, i really dont need the stress of some immature negative band member who is trying to put me down when im just trying to help!
For anyone who is curious, here is the link to their page where you can see the (horrible rude!) comment/response: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rhythm-Rockers/350987994907 . Would love to hear you alls input.
OK Here is what she posted:
:Anyone who can listen to Lesley On The Town (guest Elizabeth Diebold) on IWatchRadio.com or come out to JackSons'Thurs. night for the Lesley on The Town & JackSons' BOOBIES ROCK Event for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, please click the invite& select 'attending.' The Rhythm Rockers will be playing all night & good food, drinks & specials for supporters of the cause!:)
Here is what the Rhythm, Rockers response was to her comment:
The Rhythm Rockers What a piece of work trying to hijack another groups page. Sorry you can't find your own fans. You must be terrible !
2 hours ago
Lesley Hunter ’s response:
What? I was promoting your band too. Did you bother to read past the first sentence? I said 'The Rhythm Rockers will be playing all night and good food, drinks and specials for the supporters of the cause' Or did you forget HOW TO READ after the first sentence? Usually small local bands would appreciate someone with a big following promoting their music.
57 minutes ago
And here is what a Lesley supporter wrote: Adam L. Williams
Lesley, there seems to be some mix up here. The link you listed for the Rhythm Rockers are not the same Rhythm Rockers from here in STL. They appear to be in NY state. That may be the cause for the comment they posted.
9 hours ago · Like
Woops. Wow. Talk about mistaken identity and what it could lead to. But all in all, the band shouldn’t have went n the rampage on Hunter regardless if it was a mistake or not.
Which STL mover and shaker was a spoiler on who won the Sunday Best competition that is set to air this Sunday?
HINT 1. It is a female
HINT 2. She is a veteran promoter that works closely with her promoter significant other
HINT 3. Her spoiler can be seen on Facebook responding to a popular STL journalist’s Facebook page
Event promoter/socialite Tobi Colls and singer Alicia keys
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which movers and shakers are getting it in with events and socializing this week? Soul Stylz’ Tobi Ellis and event promoter/host Mocha Latte (TIE) and Liquid Assets; Phil Assets and 13 Black Katz; Elson Williams, Jr. (TIE)
Tobi Ellis. (RIGHT) This lovely lady has been getting it in for almost a year since her membership with Cornell Boone;s Soul Stylz promotions group. This Sunday, she and Boone will have two parties going on during the Labor day Weekend with the private day party at the Moonrise rooftop and later that nite a party at Lola (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)
Mocha Latte. (FAR RIGHT) This lovely and energetic Queen of Promotions continues her reign this week hosting her weekly events she also created with Sistah Girl Tuesdays at the Loft and The Best Damned Ladies Night period at Club Amnesia. (SEE OUTGOING BITZ LINK BELOW)
Phil Assets. (FAR LEFT) This suave brotha of the successful promotion group Liquid Assets continues to keep the momentum going even after his purchase of the Envy Nightclub had its demise with a fire a weeks back. This weekend, he brings his party strength back to Club Amnesia (where he never left by the way) with a reunion with former Envy club owner Jon Burns on Friday with a Lure, Club Society and Envy Reunion dubbed Watch The Throne (with radio commercials by him and Burns to boot ). He also will be on board when Young Dip has his and of Summer party Sunday at the venue. Also this week, it was announced that he along with Loose Cannon is bringing on Gucci Mane next Friday at Posh.
Elson Williams, Jr. (LEFT) Known as the Elder Statesmen of Social Events, this socialite and promoter always holds events for the “real grown: and sexy as one of the founders of 13 Black Katz as well promoting events through Major Brands along with his son Tre Williams. This Sunday, his group will have two events going on simultaneously. First, his organization presents Window Seat ala Blackmen Sept on the top of the Metropolitan Square Building on the 42nd floor and with The Umbrella Group they present Rising Icons 3 at Binions 5917 featuring singers Marsha Ambrosius and Miguel. (See EVENTZ BELOw)
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ?????????????????
Why did Katy Perry ask Kanye West if his win with her was his first? Why did Lady Gaga ask Britney Spears to kiss her during her male alter ego routine? And why did her male alter ego seem to fall flat? Why did Chris Brown just dance to Nirvana? Why did Tyler The Creator cuss throughout his whole speech? And why did his mother look like she was about to have church when he won? Why did Beyonce wait til the MTV Music Awards to announce her pregnancy? Why wasn’t there a host this year? And Why couldn’t Kevin Hart host the full show? Why did Cloris Leachman seemed a bit out of place presenting with the cast of
MO ILLI MO EVENTZ
STL VIRGOians BDAZEs Rapper City Spud, singer Denise Thimes, (PICTURED) rapper Luey V, comedian STL Slim, photographer Jae Edwards, and socialites David Carroll and Corey Hellems
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, September 2 at the newly opened Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe, located at 3425 N. Lindbergh in the Lindbergh Plaza behind the Shop N Save storeDanita Mumford will be performing LIVE...there will be a nominal cover charge, starting at 7pm, so ARRIVE EARLY...5pm start time!
REUNION @ EXO ►►09.02.11◄◄
A Red Carpet Affair
JOIN 1STFRIDAY-STL.COM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND FOR AN ENTERTAINING EVENING @
THE FLAMINGO BOWL & LOUNGE
RESIDENT DJS CHARLIE CHAN & REMINISE + GREY GOOSE VIP LOUNGE
LADIES ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION BEFORE
LET'S START THE
STYLE CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED
Liquid Assets and Jon Burns present WATCH THE THRONE LABOR DAY KICKOFF WITH A CLUB SOCIETY, LURE NIGHT CLUB AND ENVY REUNION Sept 2 at Club Amnesia
A Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Saturday, September 3 ·
The In Spot Dessert Bar & Lounge
Cover Charge: $8.00
With:Arthur Toney/Keys, Carlos Hughes/Drums, Eric "Snoopy" Tyler/Bass
CASUAL DRESS, NON-SMOKING VENUE, NICE AMBIENCE....
Block N Roll—A Nite of Diverse Music, Party and Fashion, , Sept 3 at the Grammophone, 4243
M.A.D.E. MOGULS 1ST ANNUAL CHARITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT Sept 4 at the Flamingo Bowl starting at
A bowling tournament benefiting youth education & outreach programs
***Calling all St. Louis Business Owners & Entrepreneurs!!***
***Calling all Club Owners & Promoters, Record Labels & Artists!!!***
Registration only $50 per team!! (Registration Includes)
TEAM ENTRY INTO THE TOURNAMENT
4 FREE PASSES TO THE EVENT
UNLIMITED BOWLING DURING THE TOURNAMENT
FREE BOWLING SHOES
DISCOUNTED FOOD AND DRINKS
Art and Soul Music Fest Sept 4 at the Inspot, 5854
SEXY SATURDAYS PRESENTS THE
Saturday at - September 4 at
ALL SCHOOL CLASS REUNION with R&B group Guy and rapper Shock G with a tribute to 2pac Sept 4 at The Ambassador. $20
Young Dip’s End of the Summer Takeover 4 at Club Amnesia Sunday Sept 4
ARE YOU READY FOR NELLY FEST ?
SUNDAY SEPT 4TH @ H.TOAD'S
GATES OPEN AT
THIS WILL BE AN ALL DAY EVENT FEATURING A FANTASTIC LINEUP!!!!
DJ JAY E
AND MANY MORE TO BE ADDED SOON!!!!
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
$35 IN ADVANCE
$65 IN ADVANCE
INCLUDES TICKETS FOR 8
A PRIVATE RESERVED TABLE
2 BOTTLES WITH ALL MIXERS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
TOAD COVE MARKET
FROM 9AM TO 9PM
FRICK AND FRACK
1395 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Ticklets at http://www.nellyfest.com/
The City of
St. Rita (
Soul Stylz presents DAY 'N' NIGHT ~ 09/04 ~ LABOR DAY SUNDAY
DAY~ SoUl Stylz + www.soulstylz.com
w. Smirnoff Ice + Private RoofTop Day Party + Complimentary Admission
w. DJ REMINISCE + Complimentary Appetizers
...w. Sunday, September 4th ~ 2p–6p
w. MOON RISE HOTEL ROOF TOP ~ 6177 DELMAR (In The Loop)
NIGHT~ SoUl Stylz + www.soulstylz.com
w. Smirnoff Vodka + Universal Mind Control + 4 DJ's
w. DJ REMINISE + DJ AI + DJ Jmo + Guest DJ
w. Sunday, September 4th ~ 10p–3a
w. LOLA ~ 500 N 14th St. St.Louis MO
13 Black Katz presents two parties on Sept 4: Window Seat ala Blackmen Sept 4 at the 42nd of th e
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