St. Louis is known by many names, including Mound City, Gateway City, The Lou, River City, St. Louie, STL, and Gateway to the West. Whether you re a newcomer or a lifelong resident, St. Louis has much to offer. Like a colorful patchwork quilt, St. Louis is made up of an assortment of people, neighborhoods, activities, and influences that together contribute to its unique character. What s with St. Louis? provides a glimpse at life in this unique Midwestern city, from food, weather, and sports to treasured architectural jewels and quirky St. Louis-isms. St. Louisans embrace diversity, value educational and cultural institutions, and love a good celebration. Think you know everything about this city with the gigantic arch? What s with St. Louis? tells the rest of the story.