• Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Doug Miner, Former Patch Editor, Launches 40 South News in Maplewood, Brentwood

    If you live, work or play in Maplewood or Brentwood, then you probably know Doug Miner, a lanky, smiley guy with a camera constantly in tow. A fixture at Maplewood's Stone Spiral coffee house and Brentwood football games, Miner is the sole force behind St. Louis' newest neighborhood news site, 40 S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Christopher Frank: Guilty of Child Harassment (And Worst Fashion Sense Ever?)

    Christopher Frank, accused of exposing himself to an eleven-year-old boy in a Brentwood Home Depot last year, pleaded guilty this week. Police say the suspect got down on his knees in a bathroom stall, exposed his genitals to the boy -- and then watched him use the bathroom. Here at Daily RFT, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 9-11

    Friday (Nov. 9): ARTstravaganza Moonlight Opening Reception @ the St. Louis Artists' Guild Enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres during the opening evening of this weekend juried art show of fine, folk and fun artwork. Free. 5 p.m. 25th Anniversary @ Hank's Cheesecakes To celebrate Hank's 25th A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Openings & Closings

    As has been the pattern for many, many months now, October saw far more openings than closings. In fact, Gut Check can confirm only one actual closing for the month: the Kirkwood location of Trattoria Branica. (There is one other possible closing.) Openings included a new barbecue joint at Mad Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina Now Open at St. Louis Galleria

    Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road; 314-863-1150), the new, higher-end Mexican restaurant at the St. Louis Galleria, has its official grand opening tomorrow evening, but a phone call reveals that the restaurant is open for business right now. Vida is located at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Review Preview: Famous Szechuan Pavilion

    This week, I visit Famous Szechuan Pavilion (8615 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-685-0888), the one-of-a-kind restaurant that relocated earlier this year from its original drive-thru spot in Brentwood to St. Louis' strip mall without culinary equal, Jeffrey Plaza.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Tidbits: Food Trucks in Maplewood, New Chef at Ritz-Carlton

    - Maplewood could become the latest St. Louis County municipality to allow food trucks to roam its streets. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch reports on this week's meeting of the Maplewood City Council at which Councilman Tim Dunn proposed a six-month trial for food trucks provided that they avoid the main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    August 2012 Openings & Closings

    This month has been a busy one for restaurant openings, including the long-awaited reopening of the Mexican restaurant -- though not the same Mexican restaurant -- in Lafayette Square, a new Thai restaurant for the Central West End, a new spot for the coffee-geek set and a drive-thru sushi joint in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Keith Esters & Johnathan Perkins Charged in Brentwood Kidnapping

    Keith Esters and Johnathan Perkins, already charged with murder in the death of former SLU volleyball player Megan Boken, were yesterday charged with armed robbery and felonious restraint for their part in a crime that took place August 12 in Brentwood.In the Brentwood robbery, Esters and Perkins al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Review Preview: BlackFinn American Grille

    Last week, I found much to admire in, of all places, an upscale national chain restaurant at a shopping mall. Will lightning strike twice this week as I visit another (slightly less) upscale national chain restaurant at a shopping mall: BlackFinn American Grill (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Sandwich and Win $10 to Joe's Chili Bowl!

    You can win $10 to Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070), and all you have to do is guess where we ate this turkey and pesto sandwich. Hint: We grabbed this from a grocery store in Brentwood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Death and Taxes: Where Your Money Goes, In One-to-Ten Percent Increments

    As we grudgingly made out our income tax checks to the government last week, we felt relieved that our annual nightmare was over. Then we turned to our gas bill and noticed this printed on the bottom: "University Ci Tax: $4.30." And at the bottom of our receipt from the Brentwood Target: "Incl 1% Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Beef Curry and Win $5 to Gioia's Deli [Updated with winner]!

    Guess where we ate this beef curry and win $5 to Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410). Hint: We ate this spicy curry at a restaurant in Brentwood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One gu ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    June 29, 2011

    Christopher Seemayer: Brentwood City Administrator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    Casino Queen, my Lord you're mean; I've been gambling like a fiend on your tables so green. -- Wilco​It seems the former city administrator for Brentwood had been living the life of an (alt.) country song. And now his tawdry and high-rollin' ways finally caught up to him. Christopher Seemayer, Bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Today is Whole Foods' Community Support Day

    Image via​Each year, the Brentwood and Town & Country Whole Foods locations have a meeting to review applications and discuss which local organizations should be chosen as beneficiaries for the stores' quarterly Community Support Days. On these days, 5 percent of both stores' total proceeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    A Rap Tribute to the Whole Foods Parking Lot

    ​If there is a center of evil in the St. Louis metro area, it is surely the parking lot of the Whole Foods Market in Brentwood. Enjoy sadomasochism but too shy to join a proper BDSM club? Visit the store on a weekend afternoon.Which is why Gut Check found this video "Whole Foods Parking Lot" by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Missouri Gospel Group Questions Brentwood Zoning Runaround

    via Spearman of the Missouri Gospel Announcers Guild​The Missouri Gospel Announcers Guild had grown tired of its office space on Broadway, just north of downtown St. Louis. "Cars get vandalized a lot," admits Chuck Spearman, the organization's president. "There ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    September 20, 2010

    A Consumer's Perspective: Nordstrom Rack

    Yeah, not quite Rodeo Drive.​Some of us here at the Daily RFT have a very hard time resisting dresses, shiny things or the possibility of a serious deal on shoes. So, strictly for research purposes, we grabbed a girlfriend and checked out the new Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood Square this weekend.Not ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010
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    August 17, 2010

    Brentwood Approves Smoking Ban

    A strict smoking ban will go into effect in Brentwood beginning January 1. The Brentwood city council approved the measure by a 7 -1 vote last night. Unlike the ban for all of St. Louis County -- which goes also goes into effect this January -- the Brentwood law does not exempt "drinking bars" (thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Remembering Dr. Freeze Sr. at Brentwood's Southern Sno

    Dr. FreezeSouthern Sno in Brentwood​Greetings! Dr. Freeze here, lately returned on the red-eye bird from the 17th Annual International Conference on the Advancement of the Snow-Cone Arts in Davos, Switzerland -- just in time for the official start of snow-Cone season.Yes, Memorial Day has come and ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Review Preview: Mai Lee

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week I visit Mai Lee, which relocated earlier this year from Delmar Boulevard at I-170 to, of all places, the ground floor of the new MetroLink and BJC parking lot in Brentwood. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    The Five Smokiest Bars in St. Louis

    ​Last week, in conjunction with our feature story on smoking ban loopholes, we asked readers to name the smokiest bar in St. Louis. More than 330 people responded.The overwhelming winner? "All the bars where you can smoke."When it came to an actual watering hole in the city or county, the results ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009
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    August 5, 2009
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    February 2, 2009

    Lost in the Supermarket: Chris Walla, "Our Plans, Collapsing"

    (Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Don't Just Survive, Thrive

    Satisfy everyone this holiday season

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?: Best of Craigslist Missed Connections, November 3-9

    (Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.) I Always Knew Reading Was Sexy: I got you off in Borders the other afternoon - m4w - 32 (Brentwo ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008

    Please, Please Cheese Me

    Fascinating fromage

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    June 18, 2008

    The Boulevard at Sunset

    Eat, drink and donate

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Reminder: "Farmer's Market" Class

    This evening Whole Foods in Brentwood hosts "Flavors from Our Farmer's Market," a class on organic produce in Missouri. Alex Weir has the details right here. -Ian Froeb

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    June 27, 2007
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    May 2, 2007
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    February 28, 2007
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    November 22, 2006

    Sugar and Spice

    Can even make shopping today nice

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    September 20, 2006
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    July 19, 2006
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    July 5, 2006
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    January 4, 2006

    The Answers Are...

    Yes, no and no

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2004

    Iron Chef

    Stainless-steel Viking

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
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    September 25, 2002

    Best Produce


  • Dining

    March 6, 2002

    Roll Call

    A rundown on the new kids in town

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Children's Bookstore

    Borders Books & Music, Clayton

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Is This a Good Omen or a Bad One for G.W. Bush?

    The armadillo, Texas' best-known critter, migrates to Missouri

  • News

    June 2, 1999

    Easy Money

    Developers like the Sansone Group are using a state law to rake in millions of tax dollars for retail projects in the burbs. Trouble is, the legislation was designed to help blighted inner cities.

  • Dining

    March 31, 1999
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