It's a Thursday night during Cardinals' postseason, and the FOX Sports Midwest Live! bar at Ballpark Village is packed. It's standing room only, and everyone's gaze is fixed on the bar's 40-foot LED screen, watching St. Louis take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the series. A sea of people, ... More >>
As chilly fall temperatures sweep in, we're looking forward to steamy bowls of noodle soup, rich with umami, to warm us up. Cozy up with the best Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho the city has to offer for a comforting way to beat the autumn frost. See also: Death in the Afternoon makes lunch the m ... More >>
Hiro Asian Kitchen (1405 Washington Avenue; 314-241-4476) owner Bernie Lee had been dreaming of opening a restaurant on Washington Avenue for years. The cosmopolitan feel of the street, the bustling energy and the neighborhood vibe all made the spot on the corner of Fourteenth Street and Washington ... More >>
Ian FroebHiro in the Delmar LoopHiro, a sushi and izakaya restaurant from 609 Lounge owner Bernie Lee, looks just about ready to debut at 609 Eastgate Avenue. It might have opened already, but calls this morning just before its posted lunch hours went unanswered.The address was previously the hom ... More >>
Ian FroebWhen Gut Check filed what we thought would be our final update on the relocation of the Delmar Loop's Blue Ocean Sushi from its original spot on 609 Eastgate Avenue to 6335 Delmar Boulevard, we neglected to consider what would happen to the original Blue Ocean Sushi location. We have an ... More >>
A culture war is rocking within St. Louis underground hip-hop scene.
609 comes close to the ideal balance of substance and style