A Washington Post article this week reported on the rise of heroin coming into the United States and mentions Mexican drug traffickers' "shrewd marketing strategy": targeting areas where prescription-drug abuse is high, including St. Louis. According to the story, drug cartels aren't making as much ... More >>
Citing their client's need to stay in a drug rehabilitation facility, attorneys for former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook have asked that his trial date be pushed back. Cook checked himself into a rehab facility in Minnesota as a condition of his bond after police arrested him in late ... More >>
For some vegan and vegetarian-friendly options, head out to PuraVegan (307 Belt Avenue; 314-932-5144) and try some new menu items as well as crowd favorites. The gluten-free specialty café (not to mention yoga studio) recently shifted its limited dinner-only hours to include daytime breakfast and l ... More >>
When Sid and Krupa Panchal moved from Mumbai (formerly Bombay) to St. Louis eight years ago, they knew they would miss the street food of the coastal Indian city. Finding that none of the Indian restaurants in town specialize in the type of food traditional to Mumbai, the Panchals took matters into ... More >>
So, yeah, maybe there's something to this whole using-Kickstarter-for-your-new-restaurant plan, after all. Bombay Food Junkies, a vegetarian Indian food truck start-up, reached its Kickstarter goal of $5,000 last week. It is the third recent local success on the popular crowdfunding site: Katie's P ... More >>
Gut Check told you last month about Bombay Food Junkies, a new food truck featuring vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine. The wife-and-husband team of Krupa and Sid Panchal plan to serve pav, a sandwich-like dish that Krupa told us is the most popular street food in Bombay (or Mumbai, as the city is ... More >>
Since moving to the United States from their native Bombay, (or Mumbai, as it is now known), India, Krupa and Sid Panchal haven't found anything like the street food they enjoyed in their home city. So the wife-and-husband team are taking matters into their own hands: In the next few months, the Pan ... More >>
Update: The victim has been identified as David Douglas. Daily RFT also received a response from Reverend Rice. According to the St. Louis police, a 46-year-old man plummeted to his death on Tuesday at the New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown. The center, run by Reverend Larry Rice, has been a ... More >>
It's no secret that folks in the St. Louis region like to throw a few back from time time. Sometimes every day, in fact. We live in a beer town, and many of us are quite proud of that piece of our cultural heritage, thank you very much. But is it possible to split up the alcohol-consumption demogra ... More >>
Good news, sports fans. The glory days of baseball broadcasting -- when a commentator could be forgiven for a bit of misbehavin' -- are alive and well. Why's that? Because this week Fox Sports Midwest announced it will retain Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin for the 2012 season. ... More >>
In recent years, the act of raiding mom and dad's liquor cabinet has spun off into raiding grandma's medicine cabinet for kids who want to get buzzed. "Pharm parties" have cropped up across the nation, involving prescription drugs like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Percoset. Opiate-drug addictions, ... More >>
She may be slim, but you should see her sister.Step away from the cheeseburger, drunky. Researchers at Washington University have discovered a genetic link between risks for alcoholism and obesity. And the correlation seems to be increasing as Americans get fatter, as we've been doing at an alarm ... More >>
Image viaA hallucinogenic cure for drug addiction raises eyebrows -- cast of SVU includedThis week's feature story, "Shock the Junkie" takes an in-depth look at ibogaine, a potent hallucinogenic drug that's derived from the roots of an African shrub and used as a treatment for drug addiction.Ibog ... More >>
Has this ever happened to you?Your concerned friend/family member/bartender/bootlegger gives you big, sad eyes, puts a gentle hand on your elbow and says, in a hushed voice, "I just don't know, Daily RFT reader. You're still incredibly handsome, but you've changed. I think you have a drinkin ... More >>
Drink up! Time published a report that heavy drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. Alcoholics Anonymous has always attributed this to many non-drinkers being recovering alcoholics who damage their bodies beyond repair before they stopped drinking. But a new study claims people who don't drink have ... More >>
Russ Carnahan"After decades of failed methamphetamine policy - from increased sentences for nonviolent meth-related offenses to making every American show ID to buy cough medicine - Congress is finally learning what teenagers learn in high school economics: as long as there is a demand for someth ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dno1967/ / CC BY 2.0Imagine that a doctor inserts a thin tube into your intestines to poke around (a.k.a., a colonoscopy), then proceeds to...fall asleep. This actually happened at Des Peres Hospital in 2003, and not because the physician was bored. Dr. Michael Impey was ... More >>
A tale of the toughest dog in North America.
The Mexican muses on the high rate of DUIs among Hispanics.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
25 The Boulevard
60 Hampton Village Plaza
7 p.m. Sunday, November 25. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard
8 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Down from the mountain, a softly lit Heath Ledger can't save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Court-ordered classes for two-bit crooks: Are they a waste of time and money?
At the Crossroads Program in Chesterfield, teen sobriety is supposed to be fun. It's also expensive -- and not everyone's buying.
Don't like what's playing at the Red Sea? Come back tomorrow.
Week of September 8, 2004
The dark legend of GG Allin still drives the Murder Junkies
Five educational films that'll alter your mind
Monday, July 9; Pageant
Normandy settles with a former instructor accused of exposing a high-school principal's shocking behavior
Transcendental Blues (E Squared)
Drag Queens in Limousines (Groove House)
Thursday, August 5 ; Karma
Six years ago, a St. Louis judge took a hell of a risk. He let Von Nebbitt go free despite years of drug dealing and stealing, weapons offenses and parole violations. One of them has learned a lesson.