We can't cover every bizarre thing Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves does online, but his latest Facebook activity was just too special to ignore. Earlier this month, the Republican lawmaker wrote about Governor Jay Nixon "b____ slapping the Constitution." And in April, he received national attent ... More >>
Lately, the Premiership, or the Barclay's Premier League, or just the Premier League, has been called the world's "top league" -- mostly by players coming into the British league from France, Germany, Spain and yes, the United States. That's because in the twenty-team Premier League, play is faster, ... More >>
Update October 17: Alert reader Mike M. from Arlington, Virginia, has written in with a hopeful message about St. Louis' prospects for a Major League Soccer team. Find out what it is at the end of this post. ------ Original Post: As far as malls go, Union Station has always been kind of a dud. Sur ... More >>
Sometimes a journalist has gotta say the things no one else will say. So here goes nothing. There are probably three people in the greater metropolitan region who like me, have no interest getting wrapped up in the whirlwind of disappointment that is serious Cardinalmania. But as we take on the Bra ... More >>
The Luminary Center for the Arts -- the eclectic incubator for creativity of many stripes currently located near Kingshighway and Arsenal -- is finally moving to Cherokee Street. The new address will be 2701-7 Cherokee, directly across the street from the old Pig Slop studios (and current mushmaus s ... More >>
Gut Check's call for nominations for St. Louis' most underrated pizza prompted a flood of suggestions. Using a patented and utterly arbitrary system, we narrowed these down to a field of seven semifinalists -- though, again, we've included a write-in option. The top three vote-getters move onto the ... More >>
A bachelor party in the downtown St. Louis loft and nightclub district turned violent last night. According to police, a 28-year-old man attending the pre-wedding bacchanalia got into a fight and was shot in the lower back around 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue (above) ... More >>
Friday (Sept. 30): Olivette On the Go Festival @ Stacy Park This neighborhood fest features dance lessons, live music and a bonfire on Friday night, a chili cook-off on Saturday, and a fun run on Sunday to name just a few items on the schedule of festivities. Free admission. Friday, Sept. 30 from 3 ... More >>
Emily D. SwobodaUPDATED to add info from the fire department at 3:45 p.m. Fire broke out this morning around 9 a.m. in a two-story warehouse at Arsenal and Kingshighway. St. Louis Fire Department Captain Dan Sutter tells Daily RFT that by the time his crews were called to the scene, the bu ... More >>
The 3100 block of Arsenal, where Lamar Howell was found dead in the street last night.Lamar Howell, 41, was shot and killed on the 3100 block of Arsenal, just a half-block west of Gravois, last night.Howell, who also lived on that block, was shot multiple times in the chest around 9:30 p.m. His b ... More >>
Stan Kroenke's fabulous life just got fabulouser. Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, is now the majority owner of a legitimate football squad. You know, the variation of the sport that -- as its name suggests -- is played with the feet. Yes, here in the U.S. of A. we call that soccer. Why ... More >>
Photos: Chad GarrisonSpandex patterned in gold chains covers the home at the corner of Iowa and Arsenal streets.Rain. Sleet. Broken sewing machines. They are but a few of the obstacles New York artist Leeza Meksin has encountered since arriving to St. Louis last week for her biggest installation ... More >>
Update 3:20 p.m. We've found another video (below) on YouTube that should still play.Update 2:44 p.m. YouTube has removed the video stating it violates the company's policy of showing "shocking and disgusting content." Never mind that if you search YouTube for terms such as "knock out, street fight, ... More >>
This poor slob was encountered Tuesday afternoon on Lemp Avenue, two blocks north of Arsenal. East side of the street. (Curiously, this is very close to two watering holes: Venice Cafe and Fraziers......) Disclaimer: this was not staged by Daily RFT.... Critter got crunked! (or he's dead)
kickstarter.comA home in the Benton Park West neighborhood is slated to get a temporary makeover this spring courtesy of about 800 square yards of elastic fabric.New York artist Leeza Meksin is currently raising funds to wrap the residence at Arsenal and Iowa in her favorite media: spandex. Few h ... More >>
Peat Wollaeger via FlickrPeat's pots are out, stainless steel panels are in.South Grand Boulevard is about to undergo a $3 million facelift. Starting this month and lasting until spring of 2011 as part of the "Great Streets" initiative, a six block stretch from Arsenal to Humphrey Street will get ... More >>
Authorities are still attempting to identify the skeletal human remains found early Sunday morning in the Mississippi River between the Coast Guard Dock and river bank (below). The police department tells Daily RFT that the remains discovered around 7 a.m. by a Coast Guard employee appear to be t ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiThe good news? The only May closing (of which Gut Check is aware) is actually a holdover from April.The bad news? This month also saw the temporary closing of Gut Check favorite Monarch, as the restaurant renovates and reworks its bar menu.Openings include The Wood (pictured right), ... More >>
St. Louis kickball: It's a vicious business. P.S. Watch your back!I learned something yesterday. And, no, it wasn't that I "eat poo", or that I'm a "huge fag" as some Daily RFT readers suggested in responding to my posts yesterday making fun of a kickball league banned from Tower Grove Park for b ... More >>
Astute city-watchers will have noticed some changes on the six-block stretch of South Grand Boulevard between Arsenal and Utah in the past few months: fewer driving lanes, new stoplight patterns, wider crosswalks and those weird little bulb things to keep impatient drivers from trying to cut ahead a ... More >>
The St. Louis police department today sent out status reports on two of its injured officers. Police report that the 27-year-old female officer shot multiple times during a home invasion early last Monday is out of the hospital. The unnamed officer was released from the hospital on Friday.&n ... More >>
Unreal was cruising past Tower Grove Park yesterday when, at Gustine Avenue and Arsenal Street, what should we spy but a large poem along the roadside!A stray poem at Arsenal and GustinePoem for South City The birds chirp serenity and every third step I smell her on my breathThe park rangers hate ... More >>
Any drive down Arsenal on Sunday afternoon might result in spotting a group of grown-ups taking advantage of Tower Grove Park's many baseball diamonds, but the players on the field aren't throwing around a baseball or softball, or even using the dirt infield for game of soccer. Nope, it's kickball. ... More >>
No turkeys allowed
Hey, boozehounds, take it outside.
Here comes the neighborhood!
Fast food ain't necessarily bad food.
Joel's Shell Food Mart, 1814 Arsenal Street, 314-772-1977.
Riley's Pub, 3458 Arsenal Street, 314-664-7474.
The food at Café Ivanhoe is a treat, even if the concept is confusing
Taft Street Restaurant puts fresh twists on hearty favorites
Game Face captures the emotion of sport
Another Vietnamese restaurant on South Grand? Yes, and the food is superb.
Once Upon a Vine sends tendrils down the South Grand strip
MoKaBe's is home to St. Louis' only vegetarian breakfast and the best brunch in town
Locals who want to sell their used CDs to retailers in the city of St. Louis will be required to put their paws to the inkpad