• Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to the Central West End in 2015

    LouFest favorite Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has announced it will open its first Missouri location in the Central West End next year. The (small) chain is based in Columbus, Ohio, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer's husband is actually from St. Louis. See also: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Straub's

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: October 2014

    October is far and away the most comedy-heavy month we've had to date. Between open mics, local showcases, independent shows and Dave Chappelle, there's a show every night of the week. Fingers crossed it doesn't get baseball-ed too badly because there may not be another month like this ever. For th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Spare No Rib Lands on Zagat's 15 Hottest Barbecue Restaurants

    When Zagat compiled its list of the 15 Hottest Barbecue Joints in America, we would have been pretty miffed if nobody from St. Louis was included. We figured Pappy's, Sugarfire Smokehouse, maybe Bogart's. But Zagat included the excellent, if new, Spare No Rib (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-202-8244). Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Six Craziest Music Items at St. Louis Thrift Shops

    Did you put on a party hat and celebrate the United States' birthday all weekend? Sure you did -- we caught you lathering up strangers at your foam parties and proudly sporting your sequined hats at Fair Saint Louis. And you know what? It's your constitutional right (We think?) to fete the red, whit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Cornealious Michael Anderson III, Freed from Prison, Reunites with Family

    Yesterday morning, Cornealious Michael Anderson III woke up in a prison cell at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri. He said corrections officers threw him in "the hole," or solitary confinement -- he wasn't sure why. He didn't get breakfast. Fast-forward several hours, and An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    BREAKING: Mike Anderson is Free From Prison

    Cornealious "Mike" Anderson is officially a free man. Anderson was convicted in 2000 of armed robbery and sentenced to thirteen years in prison. Law enforcement should have re-arrested him and taken him to prison to serve his sentence, but for reasons that are still unclear, that didn't happen. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Nine Prohibition-Era Cocktails in Honor of The Great Gatsby (And Because We Like to Drink)

    "There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars...In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus Sees St. Louis on the Precipice of National Recognition

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Part two, a Q&A, will be available Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Jennrich, will be published on Friday. For many years, the migration went like this: Talented young St. Louis cooks, eager to make their bones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    St. Louis Tea Party Original Gina Loudon on ABC's "Wife Swap"

    Gina Loudon was there at the foot of the Gateway Arch when the St. Louis Tea Party held its first demonstration back in February 2009. She went on to gain national fame for organizing a Buycott of Arizona products in support of the state's controversial immigration laws. She even got her own radio s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

    Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" See also: Holy Shi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Anti-Coal Activists Want City to Wake Up to "Peabody Takeover"

    When it comes to Peabody Energy Corp., it's hard to tell who's being naughty or nice. This week, the activist group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment has been staging demonstrations against Peabody, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, headquartered in downtown St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Midnight in Paris Brasserie by Niche

    Champagne and pommes frites at Brasserie: a meal we'll surely be nostalgic about in 2020.​Most Woody Allen fans, it's safe to say, are incurable nostalgists. Even in the '70s, an Allen film was an escape to another time -- his characters were modern New Yorkers with their "analysts" and adultery, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Tony Bennett, American Idol, And New World Order Idol 2061

    Tony Bennett appears in the first of 50 consecutive American Idol finales. ​I saw Tony Bennett was trending on Twitter the other day, and I'm not sure if this makes me a bad person or just an unobservant one but my first thought was: Oh, god, Tony Bennett's dead. It turns out that the 84-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Nate Hereford of Niche, Part 2

    This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Man High on Bath Salts Kills (Possibly Rapes) Goat, Dresses in Women's Undergarments

    sundaygazettemail.comMark Thompson: The story's embarrasing enough, but the mugshot!? Phew.​In case you're in need of one more reason to avoid snorting bath salts (a.k.a. synthetic cocaine), consider the tale of 19-year-old Mark Thompson.  On Monday Thompson was found in his rural West Virgin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Show Review Setlist: Janelle Monáe Makes a Splash Opening for Of Montreal at the Pageant, Thursday, October 21

    (Editor's note: Photos from Monae's set and a review of/photos from Of Montreal's set are coming in the morning.) Janelle Monáe is proof that there's hope for music yet. The pint-sized singer/performer doesn't conform to any one genre; she openly flaunts sonic limitations and musical boxes. In fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Show Review Setlist: Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Wednesday, October 20

    Jason StoffRhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops at LouFest​Three shows in the same city might be a bit much for some artists, but not Carolina Chocolate Drops, who played to a raucous, packed house at the Sheldon Thursday night. Three songs into the set, vocalist and multi-instrument ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    My Cardinals: Will Leitch, Blogger Superhero

    Opening Day is finally here. Winter has loosened its grip on our little corner of the world (well, sort of, anyway), and spring is beginning to bloom. Our annual ritual of renewal and rebirth is a few scant moments away, after the months of waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I could giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Cooking For Your Cat: Country Captain

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like many people who are obsessed with both food and news, I am a regular reader of the New York Times' Dining & Wine section. At first I was just a passive consumer of food lore, but gradually over the past year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Stands Behind Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media

    The following press release was issued this morning by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), of which Riverfront Times is a member. ALT-WEEKLIES SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH PHOENIX NEW TIMES, PROVIDE WEB LINKS TO MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S HOME ADDRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. October 23, ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2007

    Coffee with milk

    World's Fair Doughnuts,
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  • Music

    January 4, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • News

    September 1, 2004


    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

  • Culture

    August 4, 2004

    The Unsinkable Guys and Dolls

    Frank Loesser's tunes stand up to the Muny's production

  • Film

    December 24, 2003

    Mountainous Achievement

    Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama onscreen

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Monument in New Clothing

    Cannons in Lafayette Park

  • News

    December 15, 1999


    The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.