Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>
Sarah BarabaGut Check tried Schweddy Balls ice cream last week. We found the gimmicky ice cream to be surprisingly tasty!
Meanwhile, the name of the flavor alone has left a bad taste in these ladies' mouths: One Million Moms has started a letter writing campaign and boycott to pressure Ben & ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Mabel Suen profiles The Heavy Anchor's Jodie Whitworth and Joshua Timbrook. Below is a Q&A with the pair, followed by the recipe for their concoction, the Rusty Anchor.
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Chrissy WilmesThe recently opened Salt We had the much-buzzed-about Salt (4356 Lindell Blvd., 314-932-5787) in mind for this week's column. Its website, which emphasized the farm-to-table, ingredient-driven focus, made no mention of drinks. It seemed certain that a place as on-trend as this o ... More >>
User "Chriusha," Wikimedia CommonsSupposedly the world is running out of bitters. Not bitter people, mind you, but the cocktail mixer. Specifically, Angostura bitters, those that come in the ubiquitous paper-wrapped bottle with the yellow plastic cap. Just a few years ago, such news wouldn't hav ... More >>
Big chefs write about home cooking. (Los Angeles Times)Angostura bitters shortage could cause problems for cocktail lovers. (The Guardian)Universal student breakfast program choking on sugar. (Chicago Tribune)MU's new Enology and Viticulture program gets national press attention. (NPR)After ... More >>