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Cinco de Mayo

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 5 to 11

    Start the week by partaking in Cinco de Mayo. Vintage Vinyl and Atomic Cowboy host free live Cuban music concerts to celebrate, and the rest of the week feels festive considering the bounty of shows up ahead. Perfect Pussy and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan stop into town along with metal legends Anvil, Fla ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Itacate Mexican Grill to Serve Fast, Fresh Mexican Food in Bridgeton

    Guajillo Mexican Grill (12683 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights) closed in April after seven years, but the people behind it, including manager Manuel Arreola-Valles have something up their sleeves. Itacate Mexican Grill will open at 3324 North Lindbergh Boulevard this month and offer fast Mexican food ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    5 Ways St. Louis Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

    Happy Cinco de Mayo, St. Louis! More than 150 years later, the anniversary of Mexico's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla has developed into a day-long celebration on Cherokee Street, complete with street food, face painting, concerts, wrestling, bounce houses and a mechanical bull. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: May 2 to 4

    This weekend's a fun one. Celebrate a couple of great holidays in style: Cherokee Street hosts its eighth annual Cinco de Mayo event complete with three stages of music, and Free Comic Book Day takes over comic shops all over town with special entertainment and more. The next few days also see a cou ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis Weekend: May 2 to 4

    There is one event looming large over beer-obsessed St. Louis this weekend: Microfest. We've got all the details, but if that's not your thing, how about some Cinco de Mayo celebrations? It's also the Kentucky Derby, if you prefer your bourbon with a little mint. Check out our list of food-related r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Rosalita's Forced to Cancel Cinco de Mayo Petting Zoo After Rabies Threat at Wash. U.

    Sorry, Cinco de Mayo revelers, but Rosalita's Cantina won't have a petting zoo at it's big celebration this weekend. The City of St. Louis Health Department pulled its approval for the petting zoo after Washington University announced a wild-born bear cub from the same petting zoo must be euthanize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Mexican Restaurants for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

    Wondering where to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further -- Gut Check's got the guide to the best spots for celebrating the holiday. Hit any or all up for the best tacos, margaritas and sopapillas St. Louis has to offer, not to mention giveaways, special brew releases and more. See also: H ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    September 12, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 04.29-05.05

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly made roasted crimini mushrooms, marinated with olive oil, Worcestershire, soy sauce and butter. Eat Write: Judith made Mexican chocolate angel food cupcakes right in time for Cinco de Mayo. A Veggie Venture: Alann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Cinco De Mayo: Top Twenty Craziest Sights of St. Louis Parade on Cherokee Street

    The rain and cold weather did not stop St. Louis Cinco de Mayo over the weekend -- and the parade was filled with reliably colorful and crazy outfits and sites on Cherokee Street. RFT was on scene to document the food and fun, and for your viewing pleasure this Monday morning, we've collected the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Photos: Apop Marks 9 Years, The Full Hookup, Cinco de Mayo, Space Cats on Mushrooms 2

    It was a busy weekend for RFT photographers, who were out late (Space Cats on Mushrooms 2, The Full Hookup at Handlebar), marking the ninth anniversary of Apop Records (Apop Records 9th Anniversary at Plush) and documenting the sights of Cherokee Street during Saturday's Cinco de Mayo celebration (C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis this Weekend: May 3 to 5

    The RFT Music Showcase is only a month away! Have you voted yet? And to the nominees, have you submitted your info to play? As far as we're considered, every weekend is a showcase. In addition to Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, Grace Basement's record release, Apop's 9th Birthday Party, Cinco de Mayo o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 4 to 6

    Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and First Friday are only a few of the excuses to get out and get your drink on this weekend. Besides that, rejoice over the bounty of a new farmers' market season in Tower Grove Park, celebrate Big Sky Cafe's 21st anniversary or take a tour or class this weekend. Details on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Gut Check's Guide to Drinko Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis: 26 Food and Drink Specials

    Whether you observe Drinko de Mayo, or its less quippy counterpart Cinco de Drinko, we all unite this Sunday, May 5, to drink fishbowl margaritas in the streets of St. Louis. It might not be a real national holiday in Mexico or America, but that doesn't halt our revelry, and in the spirit of al past ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    May 1, 2013

    Sanctuaria's Mint Julep: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Pork and Pineapple Burrito and Win $10 to De Palm Tree! [Updated]

    Right in time for Cinco de Mayo, guess where we ate this burrito filled with seasoned pork, pineapple and other veggies and win $10 to De Palm Tree (8631 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-432-5171)! Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook prof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 29 to May 5

    Serenity now, serenity now!! What better way to start the week than with a series of nearby ground-shaking, Earth shattering construction noises to accompany a morning cup of joe? Luckily, headphones exist and a series of bookmarked live performances take me back to my quiet place. Music soothes all ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 24, 2012
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    May 22, 2012

    Review Preview: BrickTop's Restaurant

    This week, I visit BrickTop's Restaurant (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard; Frontenac; 314-567-6300), the small, upscale chain that opened its first area location at Plaza Frontenac late last year. Page through for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: May 4 to 6

    This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, which for all of you non Spanish-speaking types translates literally to "The Five of Mayo". What this cryptic phrase actually means is unclear, as is the origin of the association between Mexico and mayonnaise, but for some reason it seems to happen every year on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Gut Check's Guide to Cinco de Mayo

    Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, is Cinco de Drinko Mayo. Though at best a regional holiday in Mexico, we here in the U.S. of A. can't get enough reveling on Sabado 5 de Mayo. Don't get us wrong, we at Gut Check also enjoy indulging in margaritas on the rocks and Mexican food, and thus have compiled a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 4-6

    Friday (May 4): St. Louis Microfest @ Forest Park Select from more than 75 breweries including 100 international and craft brews. Demos, tastings and food pairings round out the weekend's festivities. Tickets range from $30 to $54 and can be purchased online via the St. Louis Microfest Web site. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Syna So Pro's Incredible A Capella Smashups of St. Louis Bands

    Syna So Pro has been bending St. Louis' collective mind for a while now, taking the concept of the solo act to new heights. Syrhea Conaway - the brainchild behind Syna So Pro - uses an array of foot pedals, instruments and looping technology to create a hypnotic stream of very rad experimental music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 13-15

    Image viaBring your pooch to Yappy Hour at the Bleeding Deacon this Sunday!​ Friday, May 13: Grand opening week @ I Scream Cakes During Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo celebration last Saturday, a new kid on the block opened its doors for the first time. I Scream Cakes debuted its custard sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Pizza Pie and Win a $10 Gift Certificate to Taqueria La Pasadita!

    Holly FannWant free stuff? Tell me where I'm eating this!​ Continue the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Taqueria La Pasadita, for free! All you have to do is guess where I'm eating this delicious pizza. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment-entry field. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street Turns Five: Parade Route, Set Times, and More

    ​The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in St. Louis celebrates its fifth year on Saturday. As in years past, Cherokee street will have a parade, live music on two stages and art. And partly thanks to a partnership with Dos Lunas tequila, who provided the billboard you may have seen on Interst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: May 6-8

    ​St. Louis is nonstop this weekend, with a handful of intriguing touring shows (Tobacco and Ted Leo spring to mind) sharing time with some great local events (Cinco De Mayo and a pair of cool open houses). Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles are duking it out at the Gramophone, Charlie Wilson's sere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: May 6 - 8

    Nick SchnelleThe scene at Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee street last year​It's a hoppin' holiday weekend ripe with colorful festivities and food in the Lou. If May flowers aren't enough of a reason to celebrate the return of sunny skies this spring, look ahead to this weekend for excuses to enjoy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    ​Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter. In this week's newsletter, we say goodbye to one countdown of St. Louis dishes and hello to a new one. We also prepare for Cinco de Mayo a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Cinco de Mayo: Drive to Bar on Your Own, Let Someone Else Drive You Home

    ​Today is May 5, which means, of course, that Cinco de Mayo festivities are upon us. Which means that many a Corona and Dos Equis will be swilled into the wee hours of the night. Hooray! We thought this might be a good time to inform you about a new, national designated-driver service that la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Cheap Trick, Mariachis, and Hornitos Tequila Rock Out Cinco de Mayo

    For your Cinco de Mayo drinking and rocking pleasure, Midwestern classic rock heroes Cheap Trick have mashed up their ode to parental perversion, "Surrender" with a mariachi band. You can thank the fine folks at Hornitos Tequila for thinking this was an awesome way to promote their Make a Mashup c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Hot Dog and Win Cardinals Tickets!

    Holly FannBeefy​This contest is for the hot dog aficionados. After all, hot dogs and baseball go hand in hand. You can win tickets to a Cards game, and all you have to do is guess where I'm eating this tasty hot dog (no, it wasn't at the ballpark). The winner will receive a pair tickets to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Where To Go For Cinco

    Nick SchnelleA photo from last year's Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo parade​St. Louisans definitely love to drink, and this week, we'll trade in our cans of PBR for pitchers of margaritas! That's right, it's time for Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis. While arguably the city's biggest party, Cherokee ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Forget Cinco de Mayo -- Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos With Jose Cuervo

    Deborah HylandCuervo Girls at the Day of the Subterraneo Dead event.​Americans have an uncanny knack for commercializing holidays, either by co-opting them (ask any Irishman what he thinks of green beer), or by stretching them out (Christmas decorations in September). Still, when Gut Check re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Milagro Modern Mexican Readies Remodel, Rolls Out Brunch

    Jennifer SilverbergAdam Tilford (seated) with his brother, Jason, Milagro's chef​As Adam Tilford prepared to open Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300) last year, he invested not only money, but a great deal of sweat equity. With the help of a friend, he built the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Photos: The Flavor of Mexican Independence Day on Cherokee Street

    photos by Keegan HamiltonJuan, --the owner of the RFT's Best Taco Cart of 2009 -- dishes up carne asada.​St. Louis' Hispanic community celebrated Mexican Independence Day this past weekend (no, gringo, that didn't happen on Cinco de Mayo) with a two-day festival on Cherokee Street. In addition to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    The Silver Ballroom's Justin Deming: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Silver Ballroom bartender Justin Deming. Below is a Q&A with Deming, followed by a video of him mixing his Slutbucket cocktail. Alissa Nelson​If you're goin ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010
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    May 5, 2009

    Cards Fans Keep it Classy on Cinco de Mayo

    On this Cinco de Mayo, comes a reminder that the Cardinals draw a diverse crowd of fans to each of their games at Busch Stadium. And by that, I mean more than a few folks in homemade T-shirts with cringe-inducing slogans. Take this photo below for example. Yikes. St. Louis-based sports blog JoeSport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

    A full patio at Gut Check favorite La Vallesana (2801 Cherokee Street) on this Cinco de Mayo. Tacos al pastor (and a mango popsicle from La Vallesana's ice cream parlor) tasted especially good this afternoon.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    FoodWire: Tower Tacos Returns!

    Some good news for this Cinco de Mayo: Tower Tacos (3147 Cherokee Street) is back. The Mexican restaurant, which opened only last year, closed earlier this year for undisclosed reasons. When I drove by today, it was open and busy.I stopped inside to pick up a takeout menu (the same as before it clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    FoodWire: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street Tomorrow

    Celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla three days early by venturing down to my favorite of the city's many streets, Cherokee, for the Cinco de Mayo party. Live music, art and, of course, food from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Cherokee between Nebraska and Iowa Streets.Have other plans? Worried you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2009
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    May 5, 2008

    Now Open: Beso Mexican Grill & Cantina

    In keeping with the Cinco de Mayo theme: Now open at 1130 Washington Avenue (the former location of Red) is Beso Mexican Grill & Cantina. Open daily for lunch and dinner. No Web site yet -- at least, not that I've found. Call 314-588-7864 for more information. After the jump, another photo and more ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    Gimme Five

    Cinco de Mayo comes early

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