As soon as Gut Check heard news that a business called Pimped Out Pickles (4259 Martin Luther King Drive, 314-401-1807) just opened its first brick-and-mortar store two weeks ago, we grabbed our coat and ran out the door. There inside the tiny storefront we met Finess and Bart Latchison, two brothe ... More >>
VCG Holdings Corp., the company behind the PT's chain of strip clubs, says it will fight back in a lawsuit filed by two exotic dancers who say clubs cheated them out of wages by classifying them as "independent contractors," not employees. The plaintiffs -- two strippers from Missouri named Brandy ... More >>
Blueberry Hill proprietor Joe Edwards could hardly have imagined what would become of the conversation he had with Chuck Berry nearly two decades ago. The rock 'n roll pioneer was at Edward's home late at night in 1996, and the two old friends were reminiscing about Berry's early days before he skyr ... More >>
It takes twenty stomps to ascend the white staircase to David Beeman's Native Sound Studio. Only after one navigates a bar in the midst of construction are the stairs visible. Two confused, yet affable builders stare bemused. The bespectacled nods left and says, "You just go up those stairs. Don't t ... More >>
The Restaurant at the Cheshire (6300 Clayton Road; 314-647-7300) recently rolled out its autumn menu, and chef Rex Hale could not be more excited about his ingredients. The restaurant sources locally and just before winter makes produce a lot scarcer, what's in-season now are the perfect base to bui ... More >>
[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>
A new book on the founding of Twitter slated to come out next month claims St. Louis native and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey kicked the "real brains" behind Twitter out the door before the company became what it is today, possibly cutting his friend out of billions. The New York Times published an ... More >>
This month has nothing to do with pies. There is no holiday in April (or May, even) when one is expected to eat pie. It's not National Pie Week or Celebrate Pie Day. It's not March 14 (National Pi Day) or January 23 (National Pie Day). So why are we writing about pie now? A reader bugged us about i ... More >>
It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>
See also: First Look: Diablito's Cantina See also: Christopher Lee of Cafe Ventana, Sanctuaria and Chuy Arzola's Getting a taste of Hendrick's BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-8600) can feel like digging a fork into a not-so-humble sized slice of the South or somewhere else far fro ... More >>
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, is Cinco de Drinko Mayo. Though at best a regional holiday in Mexico, we here in the U.S. of A. can't get enough reveling on Sabado 5 de Mayo. Don't get us wrong, we at Gut Check also enjoy indulging in margaritas on the rocks and Mexican food, and thus have compiled a lis ... More >>
â€‹Update 10:35 a.m.: Just got confirmation that Woot will move its St. Louis office -- and all employees -- to Seattle. The move will likely be made this month. ------The paint was barely dry on the walls of Woot.com's new St. Louis office when word spread yesterday afternoon that the online "deal ... More >>
Image sourceThe Sprint EVO.Gosh, and it seemed like only yesterday when everybody was lining up at the Apple Store for the 3G iPhone... Now of course that is all totally passe, especially since 4G service will only be offered through Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, not AT&T, exclusive servicer o ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Coldplay delivered exactly the type of set you would want from it - and then some. That's not snark, either: For nearly two hours, the British quartet unleashed hit after hit after hit with little self-indulgence and plenty of spectacle. In fact, th ... More >>
The wine world has seen few success stories like New Zealand sauvignon blanc. In the past decade, the country's production of sauvignon blanc has increased by 800%, and the value of all wine exported from New Zealand is set to top NZ$1 billion next year. Sauvignon blanc put New Zealand on the wine ... More >>
A spectacular lightning storm delayed the Aerosmith show by about 45 minutes, which likely explains why the quintet's tour kick off was somewhat shorter than it should have been. But did the wait kill the buzz of the crowd at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater? Hell no -- not even when most of the la ... More >>
A few months back there was a little dust-up between Hulu and the makers of an Internet video desktop client called Boxee. Boxee is a great little application for navigating videos and other media on your computer or on the Internet onto an interface that's designed to be navigable from ac ... More >>
Bistro Alexander aims to break the mold (and the Review Generator 3000).
How much should it cost Internet radio operators like Jim and Wanda Atkinson to satisfy your cravings for streaming rock & roll?
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
The thrill of the kill is the name of the game for the Drury brothers, stars of America’s most breathless hunting videos
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.