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  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Pumpkin Beer

    Scratch what we said last week -- it really does feel like fall. Pumpkin beers are everywhere, the more exciting sibling of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. With the amount of craft breweries in town, we also have an unprecedented number of pumpkin beers. You gave us some great nominations for le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Panera's Ad Agency Quits Calling Working with Chain "Crazy," Panera CMO Rebuts

    St. Louis founded and based Panera Bread Company and its ad agency Cramer-Krasselt broke up in a very public way earlier this week. It wasn't a mutual split, though -- an internal memo from Cramer-Krasselt leaked yesterday morning basically calling the company "crazy" and it doesn't paint a pretty p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Draft Pick: Square One's "Ochofabuloso" is a Hop Head's Dream

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. In February of 2006, Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Square One Brewery: For the Vegetarian Beer-Lover

    Destination: Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: American Fusion Overview: Square One Brewery, known for its homemade beers and spirits, also has a ridiculously varying menu, abundant with vegetarian selections. And the food is true to Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Food Talk STL Ends Run on KFNS 590 AM

    David Craig announced this weekend that he is putting his radio show Food Talk STL "on hiatus." Food Talk STL has aired on Saturday morning on KFNS (590 AM) since February 2012. The station recently announced a change from mainly sports-oriented programming ("The Fan") to a male-oriented format ("Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. Louis: The 23rd Drunkest City In America

    We didn't make the top five, ten, fifteen or even twenty, but hey, we weren't left out altogether. According to the Daily Beast, St. Louis ranks 23 in its study and list compiling the 25 "drunkest cities" in America in 2012. Maybe we're a skosh too sensitive, but we're sort of offended by our ranki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Lost More Money in 3rd Quarter. Oh, and Paywalls Are Coming to "Nearly All Markets"

    Lee Enterprises announced a third-quarter loss of only $1.5 million, which is down quite a bit from the losses of $155 million in the same quarter of the previous year. Successfully pushing that decimal point two places to the left means that shares only lost three cents of their value in the third ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012

    The Polyphonic Spree

    9 p.m. Friday, May 11. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    South Korean Oreo Ad: Mother's Milk and Cookies [NSFW]

    The ad agency Cheil Worldwide created this print ad for Oreo cookies in South Korea. It pretty much speaks for itself. You can view the uncensored version after the jump -- plus register your opinion in our poll!

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Lee Enterprises, Post-Dispatch Parent Co., Continues Downward Slide

    courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.​Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    May 26, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    P-D Parent Company, Lee Enterprises, Has a Bad Day

    Stock down; refinancing on hold. Not a good day for the P-D's parent company.​The parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, announced plans yesterday morning a plan to refinance nearly $1 billion of debt -- only to announce later in the day they were abandoning those plans du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Clydesdales and Elton John Don't Mix

    Today's comment comes from a post reviewing last night's Super Bowl ads with ties to St. Louis. One reader was not impressed with Anheuser-Busch's advertisement featuring its famous Clydesdales, a western gunslinger and Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." KittyLitterKing writes: "Tiny Dancer" is just as bad ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Square One Brewery's Clock Always Says Beer-Thirty

    Kristen KlempertSquare One Brewery & Distillery, Lafayette Square​The Joint: Square One Brewery & Distillery 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. The Deal: $1 off all house drafts and house spirits; discounts on select appetizers. Make ours a beer...

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Profits Up at Post-Dispatch Parent Company Even As Ad Sales Fall

    Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.​That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Nelly Will Be Getting Hot in Herre -- Er, Branson -- After All

    Well, it appears that Nelly's Branson concert is on after all: According to Fox 2 (via the Associated Press): A promoter says the much-delayed concert by rapper Nelly has a venue in Branson. Concert promoter Paul Dunn said Nelly will perform indoor at the Mansion Theater on Aug. 21. According to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Ad Revenue Still Down At Post-Dispatch Parent Company -- But Profits Are Up

    This just in: Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a host of other newspapers, lost another 4.9 percent in ad revenue this quarter.​That's not, of course, a headline you'll see in the Post-Dispatch. In its brief report on page A11, the paper reports the latest quarter's fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Ever Had the Urge to Dress Up Like a Cow? Today's Your Day!

    Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal today if you show up dressed like a cow. No, really. Chipotle wants you to know it has its sustainably raised heart in the right place. But it's not a marketing strategy. Except it is a marketing strategy. First Lady Michelle Obama has had it up to here with c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Don't Worry: Multigrain Pringles Are Available in Ranch Flavor

    ​You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Google Touts Economic Impact in Missouri, Says Nothing of Profits Headed to California

    Google busts out some big figures.​Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Attention Out-of-Work Ad Agency Folks: This Event is For You

    All together now: "When life give you lemons..."​St. Louis was once known as an advertising agency mecca. Not any more. And especially not since the start of the Great Recession. Dozens -- if not hundreds -- St. Louis advertising and marketing creatives have been laid off just in the past three ye ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2010

    The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx

    7 p.m. Monday, April 12. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Oh, Meth! New Campaign Against Meth Use Hopefully as Catchy as Old One

    As we reported last week, U.S. "Drug Czar" Gil Kerlikowske is in St. Louis today to unveil the White House Office of National Drug Policy's new anti-meth campaign. Here's hoping the campaign is as good as the last one featured here.  Continue on to view the full press release of today's announ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2009
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    August 19, 2009

    Strangely Compelling New Ads for Raisinets

    Brilliant viral marketing campaign? Surreal drug trip? Allegory on racial integration? All of the above? We report (via Ad Freak), you decide: The second episode, after the jump...

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Forty Files: Highway 40 Photo Documentary, Vol. 8

    "This project is moving along great, and that's because of the Labor Union and all the organized trades that have all played their part." Wait a second! That's the radio ad for the labor union! I've been brainwashed. Could it be because the radio spot runs every ten minutes during Cardinals games!? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Unreal Bares Our Soul

    The movie Cold Souls sounds kind of like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind without the Jim Carrey-Kate Winslet part. In other words, it's about a company that extracts your soul and stores it for you in a glass jar. That's what Unreal has surmised anyway, based on the movie's viral marketing sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.25

    How about a little news of the offbeat today:Wallabies eat poppies, make crop circles. (Reuters)Lil Jon's wine wins an award. For real. (Baller Status)Has Burger King's new print ad finally gone too far? Does anyone still care? (

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Cardinals to Particpate in Strange Pitch to Save Earth ... For an Hour

    Yesterday I received a curious e-mail about a press conference at Busch Stadium scheduled for 2 p.m. this afternoon. The event sounded so preposterous that I immediately responded to the sender with the query: "Is this for real?" No, no! Came the reply from St. Louis marketing firm Geile/Leon. The e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Square One Brewery to Add Distillery

    Lafayette Square microbrewery Square One Brewery is adding a distillery. Look for micro-distilled spirits to arrive early next year.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Tomorrow Night: Dine Out for the United Way

    Tomorrow night is the Taste of Giving, when several area restaurants donate 20% of their dinner proceeds to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The list of participating restaurants is available at the United Way site as well as after the jump. - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    AdOne Media Inc. Files for Bankruptcy

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Daily RFT incorrectly identified the party filing for bankruptcy in our original blog post, published in April 2008. The matter was brought to our attention by an attorney representing James Neumann in August 2010 and this post was subsequently corrected.Daily RFT regrets the error.On ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2007

    Drinks of the Year

    Kristie raises a glass to her favorite drinks of 2007.

  • Dining

    October 10, 2007


    Square One Brewery
    1727 Park Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007
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    August 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8/3

    So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: Ethanol pro ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2007

    The Burning Baby

    (Liluma, Central West End)

  • Music

    October 18, 2006


    7 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).

  • Dining

    April 26, 2006

    Roll Out the Barrel

    The kitchen’s a tad flat, but cheers to the beers at Square One Brewery

  • Dining

    April 19, 2006

    Trailhead Red Amber Ale / Lafayette Lager

    Trailhead Brewery, 921 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles; 636-946-2739. Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537.

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Cocky to the Core

    Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Pulitzer's Gain

    Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Blowing a Fuse

    A black-owned St. Louis advertising firm is stirring the political pot

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    Stick to Mich

    Somebody's sure hot and bothered about Michelob's beer-bottle-babe ads

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2003

    Porn Again

    The girls of Vivid Video want to see what you've got

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Radio Commercials

    Zipatoni Industries on KDHX (88.1 FM)

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    The Medium Is the Mess

    Prop A has billboard companies on the defensive and scrambling to put up more signs

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