• Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 1 to 3

    Craft Beer Week is wrapping up, so do your best to hit one of the many events this weekend if you've been stuck at work. It might rain this weekend, but hopefully we'll still be able to get out to a farmers' market or even SLAM's film series. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    15 Must-Drink Events at St. Louis Craft Beer Week 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of the year -- no, not Christmas. St. Louis Craft Beer Week begins this Saturday, July 26 and is sponsoring events all over town until August 3. It can be hard to whittle it down to something manageable (more power to you if you're trying to hit every single one), so we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Anheuser-Busch Releases Epic Commercial Ahead of USA vs. Belgium Game

    Drinking Anheuser-Busch products is basically the definition of 'Murica, so it's no surprise that the brewery is in full patriot mode for the World Cup. We're playing Belgium today, and A-B's famous clydesdales are super excited for it. Also, fighter jets. And motorcycles. Cheerleaders. SEQUINS. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

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

    It's officially summer on Saturday, and boy does it feel like it. It's not just the heat, it's the humidity! Don't let that stop you from enjoying all the great and yummy activities St. Louis has to offer this weekend. Then again, maybe you should just go to one with air conditioning. Either way, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    The 7 Best Places to Watch the 2014 World Cup in St. Louis

    The 2014 World Cup begins Thursday, June 12, and it's the perfect time to get acquainted with Europe's favorite sport before St. Louis gets its own team next year. World Cup coverage isn't as easy to find as say, the Cardinals game, so we've rounded up the best places to watch nations battle it out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

    Spring is finally here folks. Get out and enjoy the weather, not to mention all that fresh produce coming in season. It's the first outdoor Tower Grove Farmers' Market, plus we're celebrating the end of Prohibition at Schlafly. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump, and go outsid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Draft Pick: 4 Hands' Releases "Cuvee Diable," the Devilish Sister of "Cuvee Ange"

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Once thought of as a dying style, saisons have enjoyed a bit of a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    "Shaking Meditation" is Now Officially a Thing in St. Louis

    In a wide-open, candlelit room at Casa Bagus on Clayton Rd., world techno music plays as several people shake their bodies with no discernible order. They don't move in coordination with the music nor each other. They just shake, at moments gently, at others wildly, and every few minutes a chant or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 19 to 21

    It's hot! Find some ways to cool off this weekend with event recommendations that revolve around food and drink. Sip some sangria at the Third Degree Glass Factory's monthly open house, or celebrate Belgian Independence Day with a cold brew. ITAP has plenty on draft, and Schlafly ups the ante by fly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows in July

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Unified Equine Selects Rockville, MO, for Horse Slaughter Plant

    Sue Wallis' Unified Equine announced yesterday that Rockville, Missouri, population 150 or so, would be home to the company's first food-grade horse slaughter plant by the end of the summer. This is the second proposed Missouri location for the Wyoming state senator's plant. Mountain Grove was the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 1-3

    Friday (June 1): Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan Manjencich every Friday night from now through the fall. Expect plenty of German dishes such as beef schnitzel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    The Adventures of Tintin and Haddock at the Scottish Arms

    Deborah Hyland​With the spate of recent comic book adaptations, it's not surprising to finally see a Tintin movie. The real surprise is how long it took. Christopher Reeve reestablished the Superman franchise in 1978; Spiderman swung across the screen in 2002. Even the uber-imperialist Phantom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    New Year's Eve in St. Louis: Ten Best Things to Do Under $10

    It's a metaphor: We do not advocate infant boozing. ​The best part of New Year's Eve is getting ready for it. The worst part is usually right around 11:57pm, when it dawns that you just blew a couple hundred dollars to end up chugging pink Andre curbside while your best friend blows chunks in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: November 25-27

    Friday (November 25): Black Friday @ Oceano Bistro Enjoy half price appetizers, $5 martinis, $2 select beers and $5 select wines during this post-turkey day Clayton intoxication celebration. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday Beer Tapping @ International Tap House (both locations) Both locations of Interna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: September 30-October 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Puppy Mill Law Enforced for First Time; 70 Dogs Taken from Missouri Breeder

    The dogs rescued lived among rodent droppings. Old and sick dogs had been shot to death.​Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture today removed more than 70 dogs from a Monett-based breeder in the first-ever enforcement of the state's new Canine Cruelty Prevention Act. Violations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Nightclubbing: HandleBar Grand Opening Tonight

    Here's one way to brighten up this dark, chilly Friday: Head over the brand-spankin' new HandleBar (4127 Manchester) tonight for its grand opening bash. $2 Fat Tire drafts, music by Box of Nerves, New Belgium and PBR giveaways and a "special surprise" from the bartender if you bike to the joint--tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Brazilian Investment Firm Buys Burger King

    Image viaBurger King now has an even greater global presence!​Brazilian investment firm 3G will purchase perpetual fast-food bridesmaid Burger King for roughly $4 billion, the New York Times reports. The deal holds some (admittedly tangential) interest for St. Louis.A backer of 3G is Brazilian bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    R.I.P. Michael Been of the Call

    Michael Been, vocalist/guitarist for '80s band the Call, apparently died today in Belgium. He was 60. Been is the father of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club bassist/vocalist Robert Been (who's also known as Robert Turner), and was working as the band's sound engineer. According to reports from the Pukkel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2010
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    May 13, 2010

    New Belgium Ranger IPA, Iron Barley

    The cheese stands alone. Much like Drink of the Week.​If Drink of the Week were a food, we'd be a soft, crumbly, stinky blue cheese. We'd be made from the rich, verdant milk of sheep that grazed in sunny meadows, unpasteurized (we're worth the risk), aged to perfection in a musky, dank French ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2010
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    April 20, 2010

    St. Louis Record Store Day Recap: Apop Records Spotlights Up-and-Comers Shaved Women, Maximum Effort and Glow Dick, Veterans Bob Reuter, Strangulated Beatoffs and Skarekrau Radio

    Nick LucchesiBob Reuter performs at Apop Records on Record Store Day​On Saturday, April 17, St. Louis was treated to a whole day of BBQ, beer and full-blown sonic wonderment as Apop Records proudly hosted its second-annual Record Store Day since moving to the Gateway City in 2007. In the ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Record Store Day in St. Louis: What's Going on at Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Euclid Records?

    [Update, April 14, 3 p.m.: Now updated with info on what's going on at Slackers!] On Saturday, April 17, record stores around the country are celebrating Record Store Day -- a time to unplug from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3 (or torrent sites) and purchase tunes in-person. As enticement, Record S ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Axe Continues to Fall at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    And this time more St. Louis jobs were on the chopping block. The once-local company announced last Friday afternoon -- prime time for issuing bad news press releases -- that a "small number" of domestic brewery workers were being laid off.Image Via​Via the St. Louis Business Journal:Jim Brickey, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Brasserie by Niche

    ​I adore French food. I love food in general, and that love affair really began during a college semester spent studying in France. I returned home plump as a Christmas goose's liver, despite walking or riding a bike nearly everywhere I went. I simply could not pass the elaborate window display o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Tonight! D. Rider, Jon Hardy and the Public, Rise and Fall MP3 Madness

    Enough to do this weekend for ya? Goodness... ​ D. Rider Who: The new band founded by Todd Rittmann of post-rock pioneers U.S. Maple. Think brain-bending percussion, diffracted found sounds and sinewy guitars. Where: Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center With: The Conformists RIYL: Cheer-Accident, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Like Busch Stadium Only Cheese-Burgerier

    Buffett: A cheeseburger in a paradiseAnheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami. If concluded, the stadium would be the second major professional sports venue -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product.The St. Loui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Earthworms European Tour Diary, Part Four

    (Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the fourth installment; the first one is here, second one is here, the third one is here.)Greetings from... Soulard. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Gut Check's Swag Bag: Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat

    People send Gut Check stuff to try. So we try it.The typical Monday morning here at Gut Check International Headquarters goes something like this: Stumble into office, clutching thermos of coffee. Check voice mail, bracing self for angry messages from recently reviewed restaurateurs. Open the Mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Beer School, Week 3: Matt's Belgian Waffle

    Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial fellow Matt Kasper will write about the beer he tastes and the people who present it. If you are read ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 16, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    Springboard Ale

    LeGrand's Market
    4414 Donovan Avenue

  • Dining

    January 23, 2008

    Grub Street

    Gastropub, shmastropub. Newstead Tower Public House is Ian's kind of bar.

  • Film

    December 6, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of December 7, 2006

  • Dining

    November 30, 2005

    Chimay Red Trappist Ale

    Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444

  • Dining

    August 17, 2005

    La Fin du Monde

    Saleem's, 6501 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-7947

  • Film

    January 7, 2004


    Week of January 7, 2004

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    September 24, 2003
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    August 6, 2003


    Marie Daulne brings her soulicious music to Mississippi Nights

  • Film

    September 5, 2001

    Out of Africa

    Lumumba delivers a thrilling, if necessarily simplified, history lesson

  • Dining

    June 13, 2001

    Royal Treatment

    Matt McGuire and Kirk Warner serve up meals fit for a king

  • Dining

    March 7, 2001

    River Run

    Whalen's on the Wharf sets its ambitions high and fulfills them admirably

  • News

    April 26, 2000

    Plight of the Gypsies

    Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.

  • News

    February 24, 1999
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