Three Monkeys (3153 Morganford Road; 314-772-9800)
The Hours: Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m., and late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
The Deal: $2 domestic bottles, $2 well drinks, $3 house wines, $1 off drafts, $5 appetizers and $8 one-topping pizzas.
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Bar Louie-Kirkwood (110 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-238-2300)
The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Deal: $3 drafts, $4 wines, $5 signature martinis, half-off select small plates.
Who was the saddest man at the Chase Park Plaza last night? He was tough to find amid a jubilant crowd 500 strong celebrating big Democratic victories at all levels of government, but tucked in a corner behind shrieking college students and a woman sobbing into her cell phone, we found him.
Mark "J ... More >>
Let's face it: Most of St. Louis has only experienced pizza pouches from under food court heat lamps or fresh from, um, the microwave. At new calzone downtown joint Sauce on the Side (903 Pine Street; 314-241-5667), try the real deal wrapped in scratch-made pizza dough, baked to golden perfection, b ... More >>
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>
Gut Check generally leaves all things LouFest to Kiernan and Co. at RFT Music, but we're always curious to see which restaurants and food trucks the festival assembles for its "Nosh Pit" of food vendors. Well, the list of this year's participants is now available, and it includes Atomic Cowboy (4140 ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLove is in the air this weekend! Friday (Feb. 10):
Cod & Cask Festival @ Schlafly Tap Room
Try out several cod specialties including famous fish'n'chips and plokkfiskur, a traditional Icelandic dish made with shredded cod, mashed potatoes, Bearnaise sauce and cheese. Wash i ... More >>
Imagine taking down more than four pounds of these babies -- in six minutes.We've heard about all-you-can-eat hot-dog competitions. And all-you-can-eat pie contests. We were even aware, in some deep recess of our brain, that there's an International Federation of Competitive Eating to regulate so ... More >>
Ian FroebThe exterior of the restaurant space in the Westmoreland apartment buildingA new restaurant is slated to open this summer in the long-dormant space on the first floor of the Westmoreland apartment building at 255 Olive Boulevard, near Lindell Boulevard and an entrance to Forest Park.An e ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles Cafe Eau bartender JR Gosnell. Below is a Q&A with Gosnell, followed by the recipe for his own shot, the White Nasty.
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Kristen KlempertThe Joint: Bar Louie
14 Maryland Plaza; 314-678-3385
The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm
The Deal: $5 signature martinis, $4 house wine, $3 all drafts -- includes twenty choices from various macro-breweries. Half off select appetizers.
"But," you protest, "it ... More >>
This week was all about drive-through dining. While Hardee's added some extra protein to its biscuits & gravy and Burger King announced a brunch menu is in the works, Dunkin' Donuts is now going to sell its swill in Russia. All this just as the KFC Doub ... More >>
Carl Deselm, a medical student at Washington University, again won the Tater Tot-eating contest at Bar Louie last week, ingesting three pounds, five ounces of the Tots. It was the second time Deselm won the competition -- he took home the title and eventually the national title in 2008.Below is a ... More >>
At last night's "Rock The Tot" contest inside Bar Louie (14 Maryland Plaza) in the Central West End, hungry competitors stuffed their collective faces with 68 pounds of that snack-food staple, Tater Tots. It was disgustingly awesome, and a Wash U. medical student again took home the junk-food eating ... More >>
Jesus, it's loud in here.Gut Check recently asked readers to chime in and name the loudest restaurants in St. Louis. While this is a highly unscientific poll, the responses show that a few restaurants stand out when it comes to decibel level.Our survey received 46 votes. 7 of them went to Pi ... More >>