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Organizations in St. Louis
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Driver's License

License Offices on Kingshighway (North and South) are not friendly. Not recommended, especially for non-native speakers of English. Try Clayton office on 7638 Forsyth Blvd. or the office on 3238 Laclede Station Rd. in Maplewood instead. List of DL locations around St. Louis:

http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/

Documents required to obtain Missouri Driver's License:
http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/idrequirements.php

Washington University

  • Office for International Students & Scholars http://oisshome.wustl.edu/
  • Office of Post Graduate Affairs http://dbbs.wustl.edu/postdoc  5th floor of Becker Library (Medical Campus)  Jillian Jones, Coordinator  (314)362-7456  jonesji@wustl.edu
  • SAC (Student Advisory Committee) http://artsci.wustl.edu/~sac  (for DBBS students)
  • International Women's Club:  Meets every Friday 10am - 12pm. Contact Pat Sarantites (314)862-6615, sarantites@gmail.com or Gloria Lubowitz (314)863-6314, gh.lubowitz@sbcglobal.net for more information.
  • Academic Women Network (association for female faculties at Wash U) http://awn.wustl.edu

St. Louis Information


English Classes

  • English as a Second Language – Adult Education and Literacy Program. All of the classes are free and open to any resident of St. Louis City or County. 1483 82nd Street, University City, MO 63132  (314)993-0462                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.ucityschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Adult%20Education%20%26%20Literacy         
  • English as a Second Language - Parkway Adult Education. Free English classes. 1357 N. Olive Spur Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (314)415-4940   http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/adulted/esl.cfm  
  • International Institute of St. Louis  http://www.iistl.org/englishclass.html
  • Friendship International: 1 hour of English classes and 1 hour of activity classes afterwards.
    • Hanley Rd. Baptist Church: 7701 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO 63105  (314)524-0549
    • Third Baptist Church: 620 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103  (314)963-0233

Job Search

Grocery Stores

  • Asia Market (Korean, Japanese): 1243B Castillons Arcade, St. Louis, MO 63141 (near Toyota dealer at Fee Fee, west of I-270 on Olive Blvd.)  (314)434-1308
  • Bob's Seafood (fresh fish and shell fish): 8660 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO 63132 (east of Olive & I-170)  (314)993-4844
  • Dukwon Kim Bakery USA, Inc. (Korean Bakery): 13357 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO (at Woodsmill Shopping Center)  (314)523-1332  Open Tuesday - Sunday
  • East East (Korean, Japanese):
    • 8619 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO  One block east of I-170 on north side
    • At Woodsmill Shopping Center (along Olive Blvd.) in Chesterfield.
  • Global Foods Market (International): 421 N. Kirkwood, Kirkwood, MO 63122  
  • Jay International Foods (International): 3172 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118 (314)772-2552
  • John Viviano & Sons (Italian): 5139 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO  63110   (314)771-5476  http://www.shopviviano.com
  • La Dolce Via (Italian pastries): 4470 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110  (314)534-1699
  • La Tropicana Market (Hispanic): 5001 Lindenwood, St. Louis, MO 63109  (314)353-7328
  • Seafood City (fresh seafood & Chinese): 7733 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130  (314)721-6688
  • Straub's (high quality food): http://www.straubs.com
    • 8282 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105  (314)725-2121 
    • 302 N Kingshighway Blvd., St Louis, MO 63108  (314)361-6646 
  • Trader Joe's  48 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood, MO 63144  http://www.traderjoes.com/   
  • Wei Hong Bakery & B.B.Q. (Chinese Bakery & B.B.Q):
    • 7740 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130   
    • 3175 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118  (314)773-8318
  • Whole Foods Market (Organic): on Brentwood Blvd. near I-64/40
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Farmers Markets

  • Clayton Farmers Market: 8282 Forsyth Boulevard (West parking lot of Straub's Market)  Open on Saturdays (8:30am-12:30pm), May  - October
  • Kirkwood Farmer's Market: 150 E Argonne Ave., Kirkwood (just east of S. Kirkwood Rd. and Kirkwood Junction train station)  (314)822-0084  Open Monday - Friday (9am-6pm), Saturday (8am-5pm)  April - September
  • Market in the Loop (farmers market): 6655 Delmar Blvd., University City  (314)991-3300  Open year round Thursday-Saturday (9am-5pm)
  • Soulard Farmers Market: 730 Carroll St., St. Louis, MO 63104 (between 7th & 9th St.)  (314)622-4180  Open year round  Wednesday-Friday (8am-5:00pm) and Saturday (6am-5:00pm)

Restaurants

  • Cafe Bistro (French-American) on the second floor of Nordstrom at Westfield Shopping Center at I-270 and Manchester
  • Cunetto's (Italian Pasta): 5452 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139  (314)781-1135 (takes no reservation)
  • Flavor of India (Indian): 11939 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur 63141 (near Olive & I-270 across from Drury Inn)  (314)997-4224  Closed on Mondays.  Buffet Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm  Dinner Tue.-Sat. 5:00 - 10pm  Sun. 5:00 - 9:00pm
  • The House of India (Indian): 8501 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63124
  • Harvest (French-American- good for special occasion): 1059 S. Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis MO 63117 (near Clayton Rd.)  (314)645-3522 (fancy and a little bit pricy,  reservation recommended)
  • Il Belago (Italian) 11631 Olive St. Louis, MO 63141  (314)994-1080 (reservation recommended for dinner)  Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5-10 p.m., Closed Sundays
  • Jimmy's Cafe on the Park: 706 De Mun Ave., Clayton, MO 63105  (314)725-8585
  • Kaldi's Cafe (Cafe-great for breakfast, lunch, and tea/coffee): 700 De Mun Ave., Clayton, MO 63105  (314)727-9955  (Branches in Kirkwood, Chesterfield and more)
  • Kabob International (Persian): 3200 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118  (314)771-3411
  • King & I (Thai): 3157 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63118  (314)771-1777
  • La Tropicana Cafe/Market (Hispanic): 5001 Lindenwood, St. Louis, MO 63109  (314)353-7328  (Their terrace cafe is great. You can also eat indoors but it's not that fancy.) No credit cards
  • Little Saigon Café (Vietnamese): 10N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108  (314)361-8881
  • LoRusso's (Italian): 3121 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63139  (314)647-6222 (reservation recommended)
  • Lu Lu (Chinese Seafood & Dim Sum):  8224 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132  (314)997-3108  *Dim Sum is served at lunch hour on the weekends.
  • Mai Lee (Vietnamese): 8396 Musick Memorial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63144  (314)645-283
  • Modesto (Spanish - Tapas): 5257 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 (on the Hill)  (314)772-TAPA (8272)
  • Momo's Greek Tavern (Greek): 630 North and South Rd., St. Louis, MO 63130  (314) 863-3511
  • Nobu (Japanese & Sushi) 8643 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO 63132 (Olive & I-170)  (314)997-2303
  • Olympia Kebab House & Taverna (Greek): 1543 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117  (314)781-1299
  • Sekisui (Japanese & Sushi): 3024 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118  (314)772-0002
  • Thai Gai Yang Cafe (Thai): 6250 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130  (314)862-4400
  • Thai Nivas Cafe (Thai): 11054 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141  (314)567-8989
  • Thai Pizza Co. (Thai): 608 Eastgate, University City, MO 63130  (314)862-4429
  • Trattoria Marcella (Italian): 3600 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63109  (314)352-7706
  • Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant (Chinese Seafood & Dim Sum): 7740 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130  (314)726-0363

Art and Craft Stores

  • Michaels: http://www.michaels.com
    • 5976 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63123  (314)842-4411
    • 12145 Manchester Rd., Olympic Oaks Village, Des Peres, MO 63131  (314)965-1007
    • 142 THF Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63005  (636)728-0712
  • Hancock Fabrics: http://www.hancockfabrics.com
    • 1229 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122  (314)822-9405
  • Lady Bug Beads: http://www.ladybugbeads.net
    • 7616 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119  (314)644-6140


Organizations in St. Louis


Japanese websites