• Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    10 St. Louis Restaurants Growing Their Own Food

    Cooking with produce, meat and dairy from local farms and growers is a growing trend across the country, but there are several restaurants in St. Louis that are taking this a step further. Gut Check spoke with ten local restaurants that are actually growing their own produce, cooking seasonally, sav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Meet Scrub, A Hip-Hop and FarFetched Artist Looking To Take Over the Streets

    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 in the Blank. Hip-ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 4 to 6

    It's October, and we're finally at peace with the fact summer is over and it's officially autumn. That's thanks in no small part to all the great fall food events taking place this weekend. Head to Edwardsville, Illinois, to celebrate Craft Chophouse's one-year anniversary, or party in the Grove for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 20 to 22

    This weekend, support sustainability and local agriculture at The Art of Food or the Soulard Farmers Market. Travel to Argentina with the Botanical Garden or meet a Food Network star! Continue for our food-related recommendations. See also: The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 23 to 25

    This weekend, Festival of Nations hits Tower Grove Park, the Royale celebrates its third annual Feast Day with a Balkan theme, Mount Pleasant hosts a Dog Days of Summer event with wine for canines and much more. Read on for our food-themed recommendations.

  • Culture

    July 4, 2013
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    December 7, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Dec. 7-9

    Friday (Dec. 7): Lobster Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar Try out a special lobster menu accompanied by live music both evenings. Start off with some lobster bisque ($5.99) and work your way up to dishes such as lobster ceviche ($15.99) and twice baked lobster ($38.99). Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Missouri's Mount Pleasant Winery Featured in November Issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    Mount Pleasant Winery (5634 High Street, Augusta, Missouri; 800-467-9463) based in Augusta, Missouri, recently received some national praise. Wine Enthusiast, the de facto national magazine for wine lovers, has rated ten selections from the winery, which is located less than 50 miles outside St. Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Oct 5-7

    (Friday) Oct. 5: Best of Missouri Market @ Missouri Botanical Garden Mobot's annual market features more than 120 Missouri food producers and artisans offering fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. The spread includes everything from pies to ghost peppers. Admission costs $5 for Garden membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 11-13

    Friday (May 11): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park The season's first Food Truck Friday brings the the St. Louis Food Truck Association along with other vendors to Tower Grove Park for plenty of tasty meals on wheels. The list of vendors includes the likes of Seoul Taco, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Go G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Soup Countdown #14: Butternut Squash at Winslow's Home

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: October 14-16

    ​Friday (Oct. 14): World Food Day Commemoration @ The Donald Danforth Plant Science CenterSt. Louisans are invited to help make 500,000 meals for Sub-Saharan Africa individuals in need during a global effort to increase awareness, understanding and action to alleviate hunger. Take a bite out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Ten Reasons Why We're Drinking Dirt Cheap's Sweet Cheeks Wine

    ​When Gut Check has out-of-town guests, they never fail to be amazed by one of St. Louis' most iconic food and beverage locations. That's right -- they all dig Dirt Cheap. We hang with some really classy types! Some of them were in town last weekend. And while our guests' pilgrimage to the Aff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: October 7-9

    Friday (Oct. 7): Soulard Oktoberfest @ Lyon Park This annual event features plenty of chow and booze -- approximately 2,000 kegs of it. Admission is $5 each day, but dress in lederhosen or dirndl and get in free! Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: September 23-25

    Image via​Friday (September 23): Taste of St. Louis @ Soldiers Memorial Plaza Sample 45 restaurants, witness a master chef competition, listen to national and local music, sample wines and more at this annual growing event. Free admission. Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, December 10-12, 2010

    If you've been looking for your art experience to get a little more...experimental, you don't want to miss this. This weekend, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery presents Nate Callaghan and Susan Giger's work in a show with a fun-to-say name, Dancing in the Future Fluid, the River of the Jungian Jungle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Hansen's Creamy Root Beer Natural Cane Soda, Winslow's Home​Before researching this column, Drink of the Week knew one thing about root beer: It is made from sassafras. We knew that because many years ago, on a hike in the woods with Grandpa, he pointed out a sassafras tree. He snapped off a small branch, split it with his pocke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Augusta Winery on Today, Day Before Yesterday

    image viaA view of a vineyard at Augusta Winery in Augusta, Missouri​A local winery made good earlier this week when it was one of seven selected by Joe Bastianich, son of Italian-American superchef Lidia Bastianich and restaurant partner of Mario Batali, to appear in a Today show segment. Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Thrill or Swill: Fool Me Once

    Dave NelsonHmmmm, no vintage? Wonder what that might mean...​Most people who are concerned with what they eat and drink are on board with buying from quality local producers. In Missouri this concept frequently comes to a screeching halt when it comes to wine. A picnic at a winery on a warm sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Photos from the First Maplewood Farmers' Market of 2010

    The opening day of the Maplewood Farmers' Market was almost rained out. But shortly before the market was to open at 4 p.m., the clouds cleared up just as quickly as they had gathered, allowing farmers from around the region to show off their products.Amir Kurtovic​This award-winning goat cheese, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Noble Writ's New Year's Resolutions

    Unlike several of my fellow Gut Check contributors, I'm not much for reminiscing about, dissecting or ranking the past year. Instead, I enjoy the challenge of looking forward and setting goals. So here are my plans for both my personal wine consumption and The Noble Writ in 2010.Aaron Logan, Wikime ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 1, 2009
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    December 2, 2008

    Square One Brewery to Add Distillery

    Lafayette Square microbrewery Square One Brewery is adding a distillery. Look for micro-distilled spirits to arrive early next year.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Three for Three: 9.19-9.21

    Gut Check recommends three ways you won't go hungry this weekend. It's the last weekend of summer. Go outside and enjoy the warm weather: 1. GroveFest: Enjoy food from one of the city's up-and-coming restaurant neighborhoods as well as live music and other goodies. (Noon-Midnight Sat.) 2. Swingin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Go! 12/14-12/16

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 12/14 No Junk in This Trunk: LA designer Rochelle Rodriguez’s pattern dresses and plung ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2007
  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Get Thee To a Winery!

    Area vintners serve happiness in a bottle

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2006

    Hoo Doo?

    You and your mom do

  • Dining

    April 19, 2006

    Trailhead Red Amber Ale / Lafayette Lager

    Trailhead Brewery, 921 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles; 636-946-2739. Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537.

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2006
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    October 5, 2005
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    August 31, 2005

    Look! Up in the Sky!

    Air fair, mon frère

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2005

    A Wild Hair

    The town of Augusta is lookin' mighty foxy at 150 years old -- and you're invited to the celebration

  • Culture

    January 26, 2005

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    January 19, 2005

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    January 12, 2005

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    November 24, 2004

    Glass Masters

    Three of the nation's top artists revisit their St. Louis roots for holiday exhibitions

  • News

    September 1, 2004


    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

  • Dining

    April 21, 2004

    $12 Wine Flight

    The Crossing, 7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, 314-721-7375

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    No Wining

    Bottoming-out in Augusta

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2003

    Painting While Intoxicated

    Plein air party in Augusta

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2001

    Greeks With Gifts

    Eat the food of the gods at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church's weekly luncheon

  • Dining

    September 5, 2001

    Side Dish

    In most cases, barbecues and beards don't mix, but here's an exception

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Winery

    Mount Pleasant Winery

  • Dining

    September 13, 2000

    Killer B.

    One chef makes the jump from country club to Clayton, with delicious results

  • Dining

    August 25, 1999


    Food and wine news from around the area

  • Calendar

    May 19, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 19 - 26, 1999

  • Dining

    March 10, 1999
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