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The mighty mud bug is the star of this month's food festival at Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway; 314-621-8811), and chef Brad Hagen is pulling out all the stops (and all the crawfish) to make this a feast worthy of the Big Easy. Gut Check spoke with Broadway Oyster Bar's Mary Moramarco to ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Attention, ravers: The inflatable chimp won't hurt you! He is yo ... More >>
Want to try something old and new for Christmas dinner? Sassafras Valley Farm -- located in Morrison, on the southern bank of the Missouri River midway between St. Louis and Jefferson City -- has the answer: Goose! But you have to act fast and order it by tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18.
Man has ingested all manner of disgusting things hoping they might put the gusto back in his thrust-o: Tiger penis, dead chicken embryos, ambergris (an intestinal secretion of sperm whales). Why not an energy drink, which some consider the equivalent of drinking sweetened battery acid? Sex Drive En ... More >>
Remember paragonamiasis? It's a rare disease caused by eating raw crawfish, also known as Ozark sushi. It's pretty gross. When Riverfront Times reported on it last summer, it was noted that a lot of sufferers from paragonamiasis contracted the disease while on drunken float trips in Missouri's river ... More >>
The Saint Louis Zoo announced that Cri Cri the harbor seal has died at the Indianapolis Zoo. She was in transit to St. Louis from London, Ontario's Storybook Gardens with three other harbor seals when handlers discovered two of those seals, Nunavut and Atlantis, were dead. The truck carrying them de ... More >>
The New York Times ran a big article yesterday about the challenges of modern zookeeping featuring, as its prime example, the Saint Louis Zoo. Instead of merely keeping animals for display, zoos today are expected to act as agents of conservation for animals whose numbers are dwindling in the wild. ... More >>
When Newt Gingrich lashed out at Fox News the other day, accusing it of unfairly slanting its coverage toward GOP primary rival Mitt Romney, you might say the candidate was biting the hand that fed him over the past decade. Last Friday in St. Louis the former speaker of the House received his own ... More >>
January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. ... More >>
Last week, Gut Check brought you a video and a scientific explanation of a squid seemingly coming back to life in the middle of dinner. Now Gawker has posted an even more incredible (and, at the beginning, more graphic) video of the same phenomenon.
The squid in this video is dead.Creepy, no? NPR's Robert Krulwich explains that this is science, not the supernatural: Because this squid was just killed, its muscle cells were still intact and operational. A live squid moves it tentacles by sending an electrical command from its brain to its muscl ... More >>
As we reported in this week's feature, "Stupid People Tricks: The raw crawfish conundrum," it's become something of a trend for people to film themselves -- or get filmed by their friends/enablers -- eating live crawfish and posting the results on YouTube. It's unknown how many of these dumbs ... More >>
We understand that this week's feature story, "Stupid People Tricks: The raw crawfish conundrum," is a little hard to get through. The idea of eating a live crawfish is gross. The idea that a little worm that lives in the crawfish can make its way into a human's...uh, well... Let's just say i ... More >>
Robin WheelerCoffee and chocolate frozen yogurt topped with Valrhona chocolate shavings at Chill. What screams summer movies more than a penguin farce that takes place during a Manhattan winter? Perhaps Mr. Popper's Penguins was meant to mentally cool us while we watch a bunch of misplaced ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWho wants neck meat? Canada geese to be fed to Pennsylvania's poor. In most circles, goose is a delicacy. But that's not Canada goose, which New York considers a dangerous, airplane-downing nuisance that craps every seven minutes. The state's found a way lower the pest popu ... More >>
Courtesy Missouri Department of ConservationBad news! Agents remove a guy's boatlift that had an invasive species attached to it.Silver carp. Emerald ash borers. Zebra mussels. Missouri's got all kinds of "invasive species," not native to our state, that wreak havoc on our ecosystem. Now the stat ... More >>
Your berries might have a little something extra. Slashfood reports that California's approved methyl iodide for use as a pesticide on strawberries. It's not just the bugs who are unhappy about it - the substance is so toxic that environmental and farm workers groups have filed suit against the stat ... More >>
Making its way around the food blogosphere today is news of a record-setting auction price for a bluefin tuna in Japan: approximately $400,000. The AP report below, via Eater, showcases the beast.The price tag should answer any question as to why the bluefin tuna is on the brink of being wiped out - ... More >>
Coutesy Ameren MissouriA helicopter team is performing aerial daredevil work near Alton this week in an effort to save migrating trumpeter swans, the largest waterfowl in North America. On Monday specialists with Haverfield Aviation began installing "swan diverters" from power lines running ... More >>
this year's Crawfish Boil flyer, complete with crawfish fleur-de-lisThis Saturday the 2nd Annual South City Crawfish Boil brings a bit of New Orleans to Off Broadway. Dinner's served at 7 p.m. Feast on gumbo and all-you-can-eat crawfish for just $10 ($13 if you're under 21). Then stick aro ... More >>
For the first time ever an Asian carp -- that dive-bombing invasive fish species that's clogging the Mississippi and Illinois rivers -- has made its way past an electric barrier and into the Great Lakes waterway. A fisherman in Lake Calumet near Chicago netted a 19-pound Asian carp Tuesday.
Last week swordfish fans rejoiced at news that the species had bounced back from overfishing. Now it's time for bluefin tuna fans to panic. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation group, has filed a formal petition to have the North Atlantic fish added to the endangered-specie ... More >>
Seconds after Scoop snatched Walter.Don't know how we missed this when it first aired, but the video below of an allegedly tame pelican "goosing" a man on-air during Fox 2's AM show gives everyone another reason to watch local morning news.Walt Crawford, a trainer at the World Bird Sanctuary in V ... More >>
bluefin tuna sellsfor 16 million-plus yennot many fish left(AP, via New York Times)
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