Evan Makovsky

He’s young, single and host of his own show on a St. Louis all-sports radio station. Evan Makovsky can talk sports, but he’s not shy about singing the praises of his adopted home town.

“I grew up in New York, but often visited St. Louis to visit my grandfather,” Evan says. “Seeing the Arch for the first time as a kid was an awe-inspiring sight. It just means St. Louis. Forest Park is probably my favorite spot in St. Louis. Most people don’t know that it’s almost twice the size of New York’s Central Park.”

Evan encourages visitors to while away some time in his neighborhood – the Central West End, or CWE. “It’s a great, cosmopolitan area. Perfect for people watching at a sidewalk café and has superb restaurants and unique shops.” His favorite CWE bar, Sub-Zero, was frequented by Hollywood hunk George Clooney when he was filming in St. Louis a few years back.

The sports expert knows the score on where singles meet and mingle, citing chic boutique bars in Clayton like Café Napoli and Barcelona, and the late-night clubs along Washington Avenue downtown. “The Loop is hard to beat for live music at The Pageant and Blueberry Hill. And, I’m a fanatic for the sushi at Ginger Bistro.”

“For my business, I’m lucky that St. Louis is such a great sports town. For my daily life, I’m proud to now to call it home.”

You can hear Evan weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on Sportsradio 1380 AM, www.emakshow.com.