Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>
You can't help but notice a guy with a good head of hair, like the kind John Corbett has. Oh, sure, other things matter, too. Things like portraying an ex-convict disk jockey in Northern Exposure, one of the most popular television shows of the '90s. Things like playing Carrie Bradshaw's furniture-m ... More >>
One local dad got a pretty unpleasant Father's Day surprise when he paid his bill at Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) on Sunday afternoon. Joe Gibson told the Post-Dispatch that he spent the day with his four-year-old son at the Missouri Botanical Garden before grabbing ... More >>
Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>
On February 23rd, '90s rap duo Kris Kross will reunite on an Atlanta stage to perform at a celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of So So Def Recordings. Here, we peer into several scenes in the life of Mac Daddy and Daddy Mac from their many years spent away from the spotlight.
Yessiree, folks, that there's a Perdue chicken, all wrapped up and ready to be overcooked in the name of food safety!Ya know that warning you see when you buy chicken at the grocery store, the one that says you need to cook it until it's all dried up and stringy so as to avoid certain death f ... More >>
Image sourceSometimes, observes Nora Watson, an editor interviewed in Studs Terkel's Working, people's jobs are too small for their spirits. You want to dance your way down the assembly line, but if you do that you throw the whole system out of whack. "You want it to be a million things that it' ... More >>
Jesus, it's loud in here.Gut Check recently asked readers to chime in and name the loudest restaurants in St. Louis. While this is a highly unscientific poll, the responses show that a few restaurants stand out when it comes to decibel level.Our survey received 46 votes. 7 of them went to Pi ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/jd87The St. Louis Bread Co. -- known to the outside world as Panera -- is the subject of a story in today's Wall Street Journal, which explains how the chain managed to increase its profits in the second quarter by 28 percent, or $20 million.It's actually quite a novel strategy: ... More >>
Jeanette Kozlowski returns to review the new season of Hell's Kitchen, starring her favorite bad-boy chef, Gordon Ramsay. 8:03 p.m. We're down to the final four: Christina, Corey, Jen and Petrozza. "Everyone is kind of out for themselves at this point," Corey says. "If I don't step it up, I'm out o ... More >>
I visit many restaurants -- too many to cover in the print version of the RFT. From time to time I'll share my thoughts on these visits in briefer and somewhat less formal blog-exclusive reviews. The Mexican government recently hosted 50 American restaurateurs for lessons on what is and isn't true ... More >>
The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.
Yippee: Unreal finds a way to interact (virtually) with the world's sexiest people! Plus -- Granite City's relative suckiness, McDonald's bad 'tude and Circuit City's parking-lot campers.
The ax falls on one really grouchy bartender
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Larry Lampert's barbecue joint is smokin'
Mangrove's ice cream is sweet and satisfying -- and reviving part of a forgotten neighborhood is even more so
There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
The last Howard Johnson's west of the Mississippi closes, leaving its patrons with no place to dine
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
For many in South St. Louis, replacing the Southtown Famous with a Kmart is just something they can't swallow. And they're letting City Hall know it.