Cameron Collins

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 23-30

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Happy 50th Birthday, St. Louis City Flag!

    The St. Louis city flag turns 50 years old today. The flag with a red field, a fleur-de-lis and blue waves representing the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers has been flying atop city buildings and flag poles for half a century now. The flag's birthday is only a couple weeks before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition Gatsby-Style

    It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when our crazy country actually banned the production, sale and consumption of alcohol. How it happened is a weird and complicated story involving Congress, the Temperance Movement and a bunch of party poopers. But, on December 5, 1933, after more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Drinking Bathtub Gin and Other Prohibition-Era Cocktails with Distilled History

    Love the show Drunk History? OK, it's not exactly the same thing, but local blog Distilled History combines history and drinking in a similarly charming way. (We named it Best Personal Blog last year.) The man behind it is Cameron Collins, a docent at the historic Campbell House Museum (1508 Locust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Local Blog Recounts St. Louis History One Cocktail at a Time

    Cameron Collins' blog Distilled History was recently named Best Personal Blog in Riverfront Times 2013 Web Awards. For a full list of winners click here. Cameron Collins has always loved a good Manhattan, but his friends didn't always love hearing him gripe about the lack of well-made cocktails in ... More >>