Bill Hibdon founded Hibdon Hardwood Incorporated in 1978 initially as a distributor of domestic woods, but after a trip to Central America the company began to import more exotic woods such as mahogany, rosewood and cocobolo, favorites for the construction of musical instruments (especially acoustic ... More >>
Technically, St. Louisan Cary Gray broke the Guinness World Record for longest unicycle trip in Catarina, Nicaragua, after riding 9,126 miles through Canada, the U.S. and Central America on one wheel. Sadly, he was a few days too late. Just before Gray hit the record-breaking mark, an Australian ri ... More >>
Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium. St. Louis resident George Gansner was able to snag a ticket to the highly anticipated Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. soccer match tonight at Busch Stadium -- but he won't be needing it. That's because he'll be on the now transformed field refereeing ... More >>
A few weeks ago, a couple in North Kansas City saw this creature come to their hummingbird feeder. Here's how unusual that is:
Chris MuetherSince 1996, The Conformists has been making music that has confounded the brain and put terror into the heart. Full of kinetic odd-timing, a calculated exercise in repetition, and disjointed melody, its music remains challenging and fresh. Sure to make any fan of U.S. Maple or Sh ... More >>
iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1) undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>
Question: What do Madrid, L.A., St. Louis, Taboga Island, Panama and Chicago have in common? Answer: They all were featured destinations on the front page of the travel section of yesterday's New York Times. And what's the No. 1 draw St. Louis offers for those affluent, urbane, Sunday Times ... More >>
Image viaHistorical Curiosity Update: (Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.) This article was slated to be on the front page of today's New York Times until the death of Osama Bin Laden caused someone to -- literally! -- shout, "Stop the presses!"(h/t: Gizmodo)---And here I thought the problem with tilapia i ... More >>
Kate StewartBananas at the Hampton Village Schnucks on Jan. 31. Sunday night, Facebook and Twitter lit up with a panic. Not just from the news of the impending storm doom, but because of a lack of bananas. Readers reported that Schnucks stores in Richmond Center only had organic bananas in ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 25. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Despite being blocked by an unrelated amendment on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday. The AP gives the details of the final bill, and explains that the added amendment, pertaining to background checks for child care workers, was passed in a separate bi ... More >>
Image viaDo you need the perfect holiday gift for the Wilco fan on your list? Have you already given them the Wilco scarf, Wilco insulated lunch tote, Wilco album transport case and Wilco dog sweater? This year, given him the gift that'll keep him alert so he can listen to Wilco into the we ... More >>
Friends recall Cher Hughes as a loving, free-spirit. Remember the story of Cher (Cheryl) Hughes -- the St. Louis woman whose body was found lying in a shallow grave in Panama earlier this year? Hughes had moved to Bocas del Toro, a small island off the coast of Panama, a decade ago with her boyfr ... More >>
Stephen BarberEntre:Underground chef John Perkins (left) and chef Efrain Cuevas of the Clandestino Chicago Supper ClubWhat did you do on your summer vacation? Whatever it was, it probably wasn't as cool as what Eliza Flanagan and Stephen Barber did. The couple left their home in London, whe ... More >>
amw.comWilliam Holbert, or is it William Cortez?The suspect arrested for killing St. Louis native Cheryl Lynn Hughes in Nicaragua told authorities in Central America that his name is actually William Dathan Holbert -- a U.S. citizen featured on the show America's Most Wanted for fraud, car theft ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
It's spring, so it's time for the annual giant produce e.coli scare. Reuters reports that Freshway Foods has recalled romaine lettuce in 24 states, including Missouri and Illinois. The suspected lettuce was sold primarily for wholesale and food service in grocery stores, such as salad bars and del ... More >>
It's been a while since I've taken a vacation and even longer since I've flown. So when a good deal on a Labor Day weekend in Orlando, Florida, popped up, I jumped at the chance to go. As I filed down the ramp with the rest of my fellow passengers, I was surprised to see an ad on the wall for LIFT, ... More >>
Back in July, one of St. Louis' largest amateur soccer leagues, La Liga Latino Americana de Futbol, was the subject of "League of Nations," an RFT feature story. The winning team Necaxa, as photographed in July. Click photo for a high-resolution version. The league has a rough-and-tumble style an ... More >>
Bruno's American Grill
2652 Hampton Avenue
Another weekend behind us, St. Louisans had plenty of opportunities to see the stars this weekend. St. Louis played host to Alicia Keys, Van Halen and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, among other musical acts. Shae Moseley was at The Pageant on Friday to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and has a reca ... More >>
Over at A to Z, Annie reports that the Tin Can Tavern & Grille has opened its second location at 1909 Locust Street, the former Panama Red's space. It's right across the street from F15teen. I would have linked to Annie's news sooner, but I know you all read her blog, too. Especially when she has s ... More >>
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
In the past twelve months, I've reviewed sixty-two restaurants (and one minor-league baseball stadium) in the pages of the RFT. I've traveled to Columbia and the metro east. I've sampled the cuisines of Korea, Japan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Iran, Thailand, Bosnia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Vietnam (twice), M ... More >>
All too often the word Hispanic acts as little more than a thinly-veiled PC stand-in for Mexican. Fortunately, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival more than lived up to its all-encompassing title. The cuisines of at least eight different countries were represented: Venezuela, Belize, Colombia, A ... More >>
Ian gets the hots for Nicaraguan at Fritanga.
From Recycled Life Driving the stretch of highway from St. Louis to Columbia is a strange trip indeed, as the Megalomarts and T.G.I. Tuesdaybees of far west county give way to farming-implement stores and vinyl-sided Baptist churches. Then come the billboards for the Lake of the Ozarks, for a dri ... More >>
8282 Forsyth Boulevard
Los Catrachos is a happy, happy mess
Week of April 23, 2003
High Crimes, a military thriller, sets a new low for Ashley Judd
A trip to the South Side is a quick way to go south of the border
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.