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    April 11, 2014

    In Solidarity With the Fast Food Workers

    On Tuesday, April 1, an article from the L.A. Times hit the Internet, highlighting the perpetually foul treatment fast food workers experience while both on and off the clock. There were allegations of wage theft and blatant disregard for the established American labor laws. Fast food jobs are typi ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Britches Release Demolition Tonight: "The tape's more like a tombstone."

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "It's kin ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The Seven Best St. Louis-Based Chain Restaurants

    There are plenty of national chain restaurants in St. Louis, but go to any Midwestern city and you'll find a similar selection. Locally-based chains, however, are unique -- places we can claim as our own, and that usually end up defining (like it or not) St. Louis' culinary identity. Here's a list o ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Show Me $15: Fast Food Workers Strike for Higher Pay at McDonald's, Domino's (PHOTOS)

    St. Louis fast food workers braved the cold Thursday to join a 100-city strike, protesting outside McDonalds, Arby's, Domino's Pizza and Rally's for higher wages and the right to unionize.

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    August 20, 2013

    Basketball Players to Revitalize Wendy's in St. Louis

    When you hear Wendy's, you don't exactly think basketball. But two NBA players are aiming to revive the fast-food chain in St. Louis. Junior Bridgeman, a retired player for the Milwaukee Bucks, and Chauncey Billups, who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons, now own all 29 Wendy's restaurants in ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Arby's Brings Fast Food to Hungry Kids That's Actually Nutritious

    Is Gut Check getting soft? When we heard the Arby's Hungry for Happiness Tour Coming was coming to town August 14 and 15, our first instinct was to jeer. Ohh, how nice of the fast-food giant to travel the country peddling its wares to hungry, impressionable kids? The entire spectacle reeked of self- ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    St. Louis Fast Food Workers Walk Off the Job (Again)

    St. Louis fast-food workers are walking off the job Monday, July 29, in a 24-hour strike to protest low wages. Headed by STL735 ("Can't survive on $7.35"), around 100 workers from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, White Castle, Jimmy John's, Papa Johns, Arby's and more are expected to strike this af ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    St. Louis Fast-Food Workers Protest for Better Pay, Right to Organize

    Rasheen Aldridge had just finished working the lunch rush at the Jimmy John's in Soulard when he says his manager handed him a hand-written sign and asked that he hold it while he snapped a photo. The sign's message? "I made three wrong sandwiches."

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    May 7, 2013

    Tidbits: Sultan Palace, Hong An Open; Chopstix Asian Kitchen Closed

    - Last month Gut Check heard from readers -- and saw for ourselves -- that the relatively new Middle-Eastern restaurant Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe (4144 South Grand Boulevard; 314-875-9653). Calls to the restaurant led to a full voice-mailbox. Now we've heard from at least one reader that the re ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    12 St. Louis Food and Drink Deals and Freebies for Tax Day

    Today is Tax Day, also known as mass chaos at the Springfield Post Office Day. Whether today finds you scrambling to get your info in order or basking in the smug satisfaction of submitting your taxes weeks ago, there is a reward: food and drink deals at restaurants across the St. Louis area. Once ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Hit-and-Run: William Gallagher Allegedly Fled Cops, Crashed Car, Killed Virginia Bedrosian, 87

    Update: St. Louis resident William Gallagher, eighteen, has been charged in the hit-and-run crash this week that killed 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian. Our original coverage is below. A probable cause statement form the circuit attorney's office says that Gallagher is facing charges of second-degr ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    South Grand Tidbits: St. Louis Pho Temporarily Closed, Hong An Coming Soon

    St. Louis Pho (3863 South Grand Boulevard; 314-664-4041) is closed temporarily, according to a sign on its front door. The sign indicates that the Vietnamese restaurant will reopen on Monday, April 15, under new management. St. Louis Pho's phone number remains connected but went unanswered when I ca ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Your Fast-Food Lent Options Are Bountiful

    The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    No Reservations: Gut Check's Valentine's Day Fast-Food Experiment

    It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. But also burgers. Love and burgers. And fries. And does Gut Check detect a hint of waffle? We do! This Valentine's Day, both White Castle and Waffle House are capitalizing on the romantic holiday by offering a (comparatively) upscale couple's dining exp ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Noodle House on South Grand Already Closed

    Looks like a very short life for Noodle House (3924 South Grand Boulevard; 314-771-5197). The Vietnamese restaurant opened in late June of last year in a former Arby's restaurant along South Grand in Dutchtown. Driving past it this week, I spotted a For Lease sign posted outside the restaurant. Peer ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Arby's Commercials Are Just The Worst: An (Incomplete) Historical Accounting

    Have you noticed the latest ad campaign from Arby's? It features a "legendary detective" trumpeting the fact that Arby's doesn't get its meat from a "factory," as Subway does, but slices it fresh in the restaurant. In one of these ads, this detective even tries to give a meat slicer to a Subway emp ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Noodle House Opens on South Grand

    Gut Check told you in early April about Noodle House, a Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant opening in the former Arby's building at 3924 South Grand Boulevard, just south of Chippewa Street -- and not far at all from another new Vietnamese joint, St. Louis Pho Restaurant (3863 South Grand Boulevard; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Boy Bites Into Human Finger at Arby's

    Gut Check can attest from our personal experience that meat slicers are bloodthirsty machines not to be trifled with. (Next time you see us in public, ask to see the scar from our close encounter with a representative of the species in an Ocean City, Maryland, deli circa 1997.) So we weren't at all ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    When I.R.S. Means I'm Really Starving: Where to Find Food Specials on Tax Day

    Today is tax day. Normally it's April 15, but because it fell on a Sunday this year, Americans have an additional two days to get their shit together. If you're responsible and not scrambling a la the people of Springfield, then you have one more reason to be happy today: As usual, in honor of tax d ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    New Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant for South Grand

    Signs have appeared in the shuttered Arby's location at 3924 South Grand Boulevard advertising Noodle House, serving Vietnamese and Chinese food. Not much more to report on this venture. According to the Missouri Secretary of State's office, one Minh The Hoang registered Noodle House in February of ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    The Six Best Chain Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Eight Fast Food and Alcohol Matches Made in Heaven

    aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer?​ Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Don King in St. Louis: Tickets Still Available for Devon Alexander Fight

    Albert SamahaOnly in St. Charles! Devon Alexander hopes for redemption this Saturday in his fight against the heavy-handed Argentinian, Lucas Matthysse.​Don King is the kind of man who makes the room more exciting just by being there. King stood on the floor of the Family Arena in St. Charle ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    What's Worth More: Food or Cash?

    Wikimedia CommonsTime to steal the doughnuts.​Three not-too-bright robbers in Hyannis, Massachusetts, attempted to rob a Dunkin' Donuts last week. They demanded a paper bag an employee was carrying in her purse and ran. Because so many paper bags at Dunkin' Donuts are filled with cash instea ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Battle French Fries: Wendy's vs. McDonald's

    ​The world is full of dynamic duos. Bonnie and Clyde. Beavis and Butt-Head. Bill and Hillary. But no other pairing is more near and dear to the American psyche than perhaps those two lovebirds and objects of gastronomic affection: burgers and fries. Whether rich and drunk or poor and hungry, ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Arby's Flash Mob Turns Spontaneous Joy Into Marketing

    Ah, Corporate America. Once again you've taken something good and pure, created by the people, and turned it into a bland advertisement for bad food. Last week a well-choreographed flash mob infested Times Square to do a "spontaneous" dance routine to an Arby's commercial broadcast on a giant scre ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Tour Diary, Day One: The Incurables Opening for Alejandro Escovedo

    Earlier in October, the Incurables had the opportunity to open several Midwest dates for Alejandro Escovedo. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin agreed to keep a tour diary for A to Z. Here's the first installment. All photos are from the Bloomington, Indiana, show. Stay tuned to A to Z for more recaps ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Online Tests Misdiagnose Childhood Food Allergies

    Online food allergy testing for children isn't effective. The Daily Mail published a report on how British parents, impatient with doctors not recognizing their childrens' allergy symptoms, are often turning to alternative medical tests sold online. The results? Not good. Hundreds of thousands of ki ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.25

    Powered by pizza. The New York Daily News brings us Matt McClellan, a Florida pizzeria owner who's biking his way up the east coast, eating nothing but pizza along the way to prove its health benefits. What kind of peach is that? Why don't we know? The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the history ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Jennifer Pensoneau of JFires' Market Bistro

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jennifer Pensoneau of JFires' Market Bistro. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Pensoneau, will be posted the following day. Robin Wheeler​"Every single person I knew growing up in Prairie du Rocher - ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006

    Yo! RFT Raps

    Week of December 14, 2006

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    November 24, 2004

    Mr. Brown Iced Coffee

    Central Trading Company, 8150 Olive Boulevard, 314-993-4303

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    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.

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    November 25, 1998

    Of Wetlands and Wal-Marts

    One development at a time, Missouri has lost 87 percent of its wetlands. And that means more floods, more damage, more levees, more bucks. The story of one Supercenter and how progress comes at a price.