The ambience of the 25 foot loft-style ceilings, three dining room fireplaces and creative use in elements of stone, copper and brick provide an unparalleled experience. With styles ranging from a casually elegant cafe to a farm candlelit experience and including several exclusive lounge areas, Lucas Park Grille is suitable for any occasion.
By completing the 2004 renovation of its breathtaking 8000 square foot space, Lucas Park Grille claimed its role as one of the first in the progressive Washington Avenue Loft District revitalization.
Three Monkeys American Restaurant in st. louis-
As long time food professionals, our dreams of owning our own space came true at the end of 2018. We couldnt be happier or more honored to have taken over ownership at Three Monkeys and to have the opportunity to give it the revitalization it deserves.
We are bringing our experience and love of this industry to give you the best that we can. We are adding more focus and flavor to the kitchen as well as thoughtfulness and value behind the bar. Our goal is to deliver friendly hospitality, a delicious food and beverage program, and a presence and growing involvement in the neighborhood and community.
We welcome you to join us whether its for a family outing, a quick pint of beer, or to share our hand tossed pizza with friends while watching the Cardinals or Blues.
In 1991, a small group of Buddhists living in St. Louis, MO met in each other’s homes to study the Dharma, soon thereafter forming the St. Louis Buddhist Association. The organization discovered it needed a home for its meetings, so in 1994, the Mid-America Buddhist Association (MABA) was established and became an official non-profit organization. Land was purchased in Augusta, MO and a Chinese Buddhist Retreat Center was created. At the group’s invitation, two renowned Chinese monks, Venerable Jan Hai and Venerable Ji Ru, became Chairman and Vice Chairman. Over the next four years, MABA grew under the leadership of these two monks. In 1998, Venerable Jan Hai moved on to another monastery and Venerable Ji Ru became Abbot of MABA. Under Master Ji Ru’s direction, the monastery grew to include a Guan Yin Pavilion, a mausoleum, Dizang Hall, as well as male and female dormitories to accommodate visitors.
Fo Guang Shan Saint Louis Buddhist Center is one of over 200 branch temples of the Fo Guang Shan International Buddhist Order founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
The order’s objectives are to promote Humanistic Buddhism which embraces all traditions and schools, and to bring forth faith, joy, hope, and service for all. We hope to establish a Pure Land on earth and integrate the Buddha’s teachings of kindness, compassion, joyfulness, and equanimity into our daily lives.
Consistent with the Order’s objectives, the Center was established in 1999 to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for anyone interested in learning about the diverse cultures of Buddhism and Chinese traditions. Activities and services have been conducted to uphold the four main principles of the Order: