For the past 139 years, on the first Saturday in May, women have donned obnoxiously large hats and sipped mint juleps, men have bet their hard earned money, and three-year-old thoroughbreds have sped down a track in Louisville, Kentucky in an attempt to claim the biggest prize in horse racing. The ... More >>
The following comes from Nate Jackson, of the RFT's sister paper, the OC Weekly.In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver ... More >>
A new class action lawsuit filed in courts around the country is accusing Anheuser-Busch of adding water to its beers in the final stages of bottling. "Because water is cheaper than alcohol, AB adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages that consistently have significantly ... More >>
For the 25th consecutive year, Anheuser-Busch is once again the sole beer sponsor of the Super Bowl. This year the St. Louis-based brewer plans to unveil at least four commercials during Sunday's big game that is expected to draw at least 111 million viewers. See also: - Anheuser-Busch Dethroned ... More >>
While RFTmusic was youthfully gallivanting in the rain at Loufest last weekend, Gut Check retained its crotchety demeanor, embarking on a dry, indoor miniature film fest with the help of Netlix, Family Video and our BFF, Chuck. It all began after we watched Crazy, Stupid, Love, in which Ryan Gosling ... More >>
St. Cecilia Parish (906 Eichelberger Street, 314-351-1318) is the unofficial church for Mexican-American Catholics in St. Louis. Families come together for its fish fry events and cook up incredible, authentic Mexican cuisine. Its most famous dish is the Chile Relleno, or stuffed pepper, a giant pe ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. 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. Not yet ready to call it a n ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Sarah Baraba profiles the Famous Bar's Flynn Snider. Below is a Q&A with Snider, followed by the recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Martini. Flynn Snider's brain might as well be the bible of ... More >>
Image viaAd Age reported that Miller Lite's sales have steadily decreased, and the company cites the same factors we all blame for our everyday problems and bad moods: the stupid economy and the shitty weather. But not all beer makers are faring poorly, and bad marketing strategies might be ... More >>
Diana BenantiInside the Jumpin' Jupiter. St. Louis' first neo-supper club, the Jumpin' Jupiter, opened its doors in Maplewood this weekend in the old Jive and Wail location (7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-5867). We reported on the opening back in March, and now the wait is over. ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles Schlafly Bottleworks bartender Megan Andreini. Below is a Q&A with Andreini, followed by the recipe for the Bottleworks' signature bloody mary. Chrissy WilmesMeg ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we're rolling out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this isn't only being done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating fin ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Miso on Meramec bartender Mark Sandt. Below is a Q&A with Sandt, followed by a video of him mixing a Torched Cherry Limeade. Alissa NelsonThe thought of vi ... More >>
Image viaWe know nutzing about zee German translation.Last week, Daily RFT reported on a controversial decision by Metro and JCDecaux to cancel a deal with Soulard Oktoberfest for $10,000 worth of bus stop advertising because the festival wants to promote itself with a poster that features four f ... More >>
Sowers on the road with his dog, Chuck.Over the past month, Democratic candidate Tommy Sowers has logged more than 3,000 miles in his Dodge pickup truck criss-crossing southeastern Missouri on an odyssey dubbed "Boots on the Ground." Yesterday we caught up with the 33-year-old Sowers -- a former ... More >>
This week at Molly's in Soulard, some local "elite" users of Yelp -- the mega consumer review website that ranks restaurants, bars, clubs and myriad other establishments -- got together to talk food and, of course, drink. Photographer Crystal Rolfe brings back these photos from the event, where some ... More >>
budlight.com Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans, A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>
When Jim Beam e-mailed Gut Check International Headquarters to ask if I would be interested in trying its new Red Stag black cherry-infused bourbon, I said, "You had us at Jim Beam." Because, frankly, after the week I just had, I'm drinking heavily.To my surprise, what arrived was the box pictured b ... More >>
Sales of the "Blue Train" are heading for the mountains.Anheuser-Busch InBev posted strong gains yesterday for the first quarter of 2009. The results surprised some analysts who thought the weak economy and transition pains from InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch could disrupt sales. Instead ... More >>
The Central West End's newest upscale eatery has Ian looking for the exit door.
Monarch, 7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995.
Maryland Yards, 2033 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights; 314-579-9273.
...until Unreal puts our eye out. Plus: We hit the lake for some high-speed action, then attempt to chill with Chuck Berry.
The lowdown on eats at the new ballyard
Week of February 2, 2005
Unreal kicks it with a 64-year-old college student, attends a Jell-O-shot-fueled party at the Tri-City Speedway and peruses a local mom's Blog o' the Week; plus, why eat a Thickburger when you can have Butter on a Stick?
Q's Sports Bar & Grill commits some flagrant fouls
Unreal sneaks a peek at golfing strippers, learns the health advantages of Pimp Juice and laments fallen fowl; plus, do women who marry Jesus get wedding gifts?
Radar Station takes in a Ladies Night before it's too late
Unreal meets a guy who's Optimistic about Iraq, laments the banning of ephedra and listens in on an argument between sports columnists; plus we help you (yes, you!) enter the P-D essay contest
Knitting's not just for Granny anymore
In which Radar Station ponders the issue of the day
Tanner B's is a worthy heir to the cozy tavern on Shenandoah
Café Brasil is Carnaval for your palate
Our intrepid columnist weighs in with her faves for the year that was
Once a national sensation, Marilyn Chambers is finally ready to retire from the porn business
Despite glowing coverage of local gay events in the Post-Dispatch, bigotry is alive and well
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