I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet.
Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list.
No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>
Restauranteur Art Lee keeps it all in the family when it comes to food. Growing up in Thailand, his family ran an open market grocery store. He says the skills he gained then come in handy even now for the new business, Thai 202 (235 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-2002), which he runs with his wife an ... More >>
June was a very busy month for openings, including the much-anticipated debut of Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244), the discovery of the city's first Somali restaurant in quite some time and the arrival of three new food trucks.
Closings included the popular Thai restaurant Land ... More >>
- Yummies Soul Food Cafe has relocated from 3149 Shenandoah Avenue to 2800 Olive Street. Riverfront Times' 2010 pick as "Best Soul Food Restaurant" and one of our "Five Best Spots for Comfort Food" for 2011, Yummies had originally intended to make the Olive space a second location, but then decided ... More >>
The Central West End hot-dog joint Audi-K's (235 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-0270) will close after business on Friday, June 22. (The restaurant will be open until 2 a.m. that night, so technically it's closing on Saturday, June 23.)
In a phone message, owner Audra Davis tells Gut Check that her h ... More >>
The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners.
Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>
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 >>
image viaYou can keep your filet mignon and your foie gras and your pheasant under glass -- when Gut Check feels blue, what we crave is a hot dog.
And while we'll never argue with eating dogs Texas-style (chili and cheese) or New York-style (with mustard and sauerkrat), the hot dog that real ... More >>
Kase WickmanLast week, we told you about the financial woes of the Central West End's beloved Planet's Daily News Kiosk (which, judging by a quick drive past this morning, appears to be selling papers again, as of today!). Since then, we've heard from several customers who say that Tony and ... More >>
RFT editorial coordinator Courtney Schilling and I did our best to compile as thorough a list of openings and closings as possible. Inevitably, though, some places will slip through the cracks. Please drop us a line or leave a comment with additions or deletions. - IanIan FroebMcCormick & Schmic ... More >>
Audi-K's is now open at 235 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End. The tiny restaurant serves hot dogs in numerous variations, from plain to Chicago-style to chili cheese to the "BLT Dog" (exactly what it sounds like). The menu also includes nachos, a few sides (beans and weenies!) and New Orl ... More >>