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    November 26, 2013

    St. Louisan Jenn Desse Wins on Shark Tank with Her Invention, Pursecase

    St. Louisan Jenn Desse scored big on ABC's Shark Tank Friday, winning a $55,000 investment from QVC queen Lori Greiner for her invention Pursecase, a stylish phone-caddy-slash-wallet-slash-pocket-mirror.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    "Pink Slime" Manufacturer Sues ABC News, Probably Because of Headlines Like This One

    Not long ago -- say, the winter of 2011-2012 -- Beef Products Inc. (BPI) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, was just another faceless corporate cog in the American food system, producing a substance called finely textured lean beef, which few of us knew existed Then along came an ABC News report that r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Another Diner Down at the Heart Attack Grill

    When we last checked in with the Heart Attack Grill -- where you can order the almost-10,000-calorie "Quadruple Bypass Burger" (add twenty slices of bacon for just $3.69 more!), fries cooked in pure lard and butterfat milkshakes ("literally pure cream!") -- a diner had suffered a heart attack at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Pink Slime: You Know You Want It -- Here's Where to Get It!

    It's easy to say you want to know all about what's in your food and where it comes from. You know -- farm-to-table, sustainable agriculture, heirloom parsnips and all that. But we all know that sometimes our go-to guy at the farmers' market is fresh outta parsnips, heirloom or otherwise, and more to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Support Occupy Wall Street

    Adbusters​"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Chocolate Milk is Served in Schools - Everyone Panic!

    Wikimedia Commons​ This week, we've zeroed in on the cause of all the ills in America's children - it's chocolate milk served in school cafeterias! Chocolate milk! ABC News reported yesterday that dentists are joining some nutritionists in decrying the horrors of chocolate milk. Even the U.K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    ABC Affiliate to Get News -- From NBC

    This just in: For the first time in almost a decade, you'll be able to get local news from your ABC affiliate in St. Louis, KDNL.Come January, there will be more local news on your telly.​But this doesn't mean KDNL (owned by Sinclair and operating on Channel 30) is going to hire hundreds of report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Jack Abramoff: Now Flipping Pizzas Instead of Votes

    ​Shamed and prosecuted former uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is working with a new kind of dough these days. That's right, instead of rolling out questionable gifts and incentives to lawmakers, Abramoff is now involved in business scheme even more yeasty than his congressional dealings: a kosher pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.28

    ​ Animal rights group infiltrates dairy, releases undercover video of animal abuse. (ABC News)Mayors place Superbowl food bets. Guess who's wagering spicy shrimp. (Indianapolis Star)A firing and a lawsuit over one slice of cheese. (BBC)Germain-Robin Distillery's long history of small batches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.21

    ​ Couple opts for pb&j wedding reception, donates food budget to Haitian relief. (Duluth News Tribune)What are big food companies doing to help the Haitian relief effort? (Food and Beverage)Old beef gets recalled. (Reuters)A look at chemical residue on apples, twenty years after the Alar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Onward Christian Soilder, Says Arms Manufacturer In Coded Bible Verses

    Barack Obama took a lot of flack on the campaign trail in '08 for suggesting that Midwesterners "cling to guns or religion." Now, thanks to one Michigan arms manufacturer, it's now possible to actually embrace both at the same time. Trijicon, a company based in Wixom, Michigan, produces combat rif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.13

    ​ Producers quietly reduce sodium. (Wall Street Journal)Heineken purchases Mexican brewing company that makes Dos Equis, Tecate. (New York Times)Study finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria on significant number of soda fountains. (KSL-TV)Florida's produce and fish industries take hit from cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.12

    ​ Company issues nationwide recalls for potential listeria contamination. Which might be why confidence in food safety wanes. (Worthington Daily Globe, ABC News)Early-bird specials aren't just for retirees anymore. (New York Times)The science of cocktails. (San Francisco Gate)Cold snap could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.11

    ​ New vegetables to grow in 2010. (The Patriot-News)Sam's Club gets into the vodka business. (ABC News)Meat massager sentenced to ten years in prison. (WYFF-TV)Chain restaurants and diet meals might fudge on calorie counts. (USA Today)Happy 75th birthday to the beer can. (Packaging Digest)

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.5

    ​ Trans-fats now illegal in California. (KPBS)Big meat processors fighting bacterial contamination with ammonia. Yum! (ABC News)Did you miss last weekend's World Series of Beer Pong? (Chicago Tribune)New beverage trend offers chilling without the baking. (Indianapolis Star)

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.29

    ​ 2009: when food became a part of youth culture. (Los Angeles Times)Poultry company Pilgrim's Pride out of bankruptcy protection under Brazillian beef company's partial ownership. (ABC News)Alton, Illinois, elementary school boosting classroom produce consumption. (Chicago Tribune)Adult-ons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.28

    ​ Facebook employees eat well. (New York Times)Peter Mondavi's 95 years in wine. (ABC News)The Aughts in meat. (Broward-Palm Beach New Times)Sweet tea's northward expansion. (Knoxville Business News)New book examines why Italians love to discuss food. (Los Angeles Times)

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.4

    ​ Boston Brewing Company sells $150 bottles of beer. (ABC News)Wine consumers often overwhelmed by "green" claims. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)Twenty food advocates you should follow on Twitter. ( Mr. Monster Munch. (The Telegraph)The history of avoiding BRIs - Bagel Related Inj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.1

    ​ Two-thirds of broiler chickens from grocery stores carry campylobacter or salmonella. (ABC News)New Julie Powell memoir features butchering, extra-martial affairs, and S&M.  (The Village Voice)Boutique distilleries a hit in Chicago. (The New York Times)Mother makes Thanksgiving di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.28

    ​ How to fail at the food co-op. (The New York Times)Oyster ban threatens industry. (MSNBC)Name that Halloween candy. ( look at Yuengling Beer's 180 years of brewing. (ABC News)Missouri wine sales increase. (KOMU-TV)

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.8

    ​ Food (and other) bloggers risk FTC fines if they don't disclose paid product reviews. (Wired)Ruth Reichl speaks on Gourmet's closing. (The New York Times)The beef bait and switch - is it really Kobe? (Miami New Times)Food-bourne illnesses might be the price of convenience. Here's the top t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8.26

    ​ The American Heart Association warns about eating too much added sugar. It's lurking in places you might not expect. (Reuters, U.S. News and World Report)Oregon restaurant does the unthinkable -- publishes nutritional information on menus. (Restaurants and Institutions)Despite increase in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.11

    ​Beginning today, Robin Wheeler -- a.k.a. the Dive Bomber and the Throwback -- takes over the Morning Brew duties. Give her a big Gut Check welcome! - IanIt's state fair season. Go eat something on a stick. (ABC News)The current trend in French dining? McDonald's. (Times Online)Drought doesn't hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Ashanti, Chingy, Ginuwine, Nelly and Other Celebs with Two Names Set for All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball

    On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Anyone Else Unable to Get Local Channels Through Digital Broadcasts? TV got snow? I'd like to know. Comment below.I realize I'm in the minority here being among the 10 percent of the U.S. population who do not subscribe to satellite or cable television.But I've got to kvetch to the small fragment of folks out there like me. Can you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.7

    The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."

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    January 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.7

    Could fresh salsa be the culprit of the salmonella outbreak? (ABC News) InBev might try to oust the board of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Japan pledges $50 million in food aid. (AFP) Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest for the second year in a row. No one died. Godot did not ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.22

    As expected, President Bush vetoed the farm bill. However, the bill passed both the House and the Senate with enough votes to override a veto. (AP) Even record crop production won't bring down food costs, according to a new UN report. (Guardian) Last week's immigration raid on an Iowa slaughterhou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.11

    ABC News surveys the riots and other domestic strife prompted by rising food costs in Haiti, Egypt and several other countries. A new report finds that, contrary to popular perception, last year didn't see a rise in cases of food-borne illnesses. On the other hand, the rate isn't declining, either. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.19 To review: A recall of 143 million pounds of beef connected to a California slaughterhouse where inhumane practices took place. The meat doesn't appear to pose any risk to consumers. (ABC News) As you might expect, the recall has led food-safety experts to demand the USDA revamp how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.14 Happy Valentine's Day. Should you not heed my advice from a few days ago and venture to a restaurant with your sweetheart, do not order the escolar (a.k.a. Hawaiian butterfish). it's been known for a while that escolar can lead to some, um, explosive problems, but it's bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.10 The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents don't need to avoid certain foods to prevent their children from developing allergies. (AP) Curious how the big chain restaurants deal with new-year-resolution dieters? Well, then you don't have to click on the link, smartass. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12/10 More than a few questions about school programs that reward good grades with McDonald's Happy Meals and other fast food-related promotions. (ABC News) China's latest efforts to improve food safety are all about the children. (AP) A new study finds that eating three servings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11/2

    So the American Institute for Cancer Research has released a massive new study detailing all the dietary factors that can cause cancer. (MarketWatch) The report's recommendations are sensible, for the most part: limit consumption of red meat and alcohol, for example. Not ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10/18

    Food costs rose 0.5% in September, according to a new report from the Department of Labor. (Chicago Tribune) The FDA has issued warnings to fewer food suppliers this year than any year since 2001 -- but the numbers don't tell the whole story. (Bloomberg) A new study sugges ... More >>

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    October 1, 2007
  • Music

    October 26, 2005


    Saturday, October 29; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)

  • Home Entertainment

    September 21, 2005


    The Riverfront Times' top picks for the week of September 20, 2005

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Oppression Rock

    We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand

  • Film

    January 1, 2003

    Fear Factor

    2002 proved that TV has no shame at any hour

  • Culture

    December 25, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    December 11, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Culture

    June 12, 2002

    Get It Straight

    The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Culture

    March 7, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    December 27, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Culture

    April 26, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Hightower Power

    Radio gadfly and author Jim Hightower discusses his talk show, the fate of the populist movement and the perils of the middle of the road

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