Locals know it, and newcomers learn it fast: we live in one of America’s great cities. Beyond the obvious and outside your own daily routine, wouldn’t it be great to have an insider’s view into all the great neighborhoods around town? Finally, you can. With the arrival of “Finally! A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis, By and For St. Louisans, Neighborhood By Neighborhood,” you can get the skinny on exploring our town, from the Metro East to the urban core to daytrips worth the drive. Folks often say St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own character (and characters!); let this be your handbook to the highlights and hidden treasures of them all. Our opinionated overview points out the best dining, dives, shopping and gawking, from just-so touches for the home to cool gifts for kids to the no-sign bars and restaurants no tourist would ever find. Tidbits of local lore are sprinkled throughout: want to see where a young Steve McQueen filmed one of his first breakout roles? Get contact caffeination from a district of coffee roasters? Partake of an absinthe cocktail, spiked milkshake or salt-therapy session? Catch a drag show? Eat cheap pizza? Finally, you’ve got an in-the-know best friend at your fingertips.