• Dining

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Review Preview: Nathalie's

    As I child, I loved the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and would often wonder which life I'd choose: that of the bustling cosmopolitan city or the tranquil countryside. Nathalie Pettus doesn't feel the need to make this choice. The Overlook Farm owner lives out both roles as the propr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    UPDATED: Fire at Overlook Farm Burns Restaurant "To the Ground"

    A fire at the restaurant at Nathalie Pettus' Overlook Farm (901 South Highway 79, Clarksville; 573-242-3838) early this morning burned the building to the ground, Pettus tells Gut Check. No one was hurt, but as of now she doesn't know what caused the fire. See also: Nathalie's to Bring Overlook Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Nathalie's Opens on Lindell; Is the Third Time the Charm?

    Nathalie Pettus can barely contain herself. A project ten years in the making has finally come to fruition. After the failure of her own restaurant, Savor, and her tenant, Salt, Pettus feels this is finally the right fit at 4356 Lindell Boulevard. See also: Nathalie's to Bring Overlook Farm to Form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Ex-Soldier Gets 4 Years for Killing St. Charles Man, Shooting At Cops

    Benjamin Schweitzer says that when he put five bullets into Frederic "Nic" Moses, he thought there was an intruder in his house, even though Moses was his friend and was a guest in his home at the time. For that, he was charged with "reckless homicide" instead of murder, and was sentenced to the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

    It's finally Oktoberfest! Check out the annual celebration of beer in Soulard, or, if that's not your style, meet St. Louis beekeepers and taste local honey at Extra Virgin. Either way, there's something for everyone this weekend. Read on for our food-related recommendations after the jump. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Nathalie's to Bring Overlook Farm to Former Home of Salt

    4356 Lindell Boulevard has been many things (even a mortuary) and Nathalie Pettus is hoping this is the one that sticks. The woman behind Overlook Farm in Clarksville is opening a new restaurant, Nathalie's, in the 19th century mansion which the late, great Salt recently vacated, as first reported b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Five Comics Tell Their Best Stories from the Road

    Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: August 10-12

    Friday (Aug. 10): Food Truck Friday @ southwest side of Tower Grove Park Grab eats from Guerilla Street Food, Le Food Truck, recent Cupcake Wars winners The Sweet Divine and many more during this monthly mobile food event. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. Julia Child inspired dinner @ Vin de Set In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Overlook Farm's Luv Luv Farm Festival and Barbecue Cookoff Returns

    Now that the drought has relented and the temperature hovers on the better side of 100 degrees, it's prime time to enjoy all the fine summer festivities you can squeeze in before autumn takes over. And while the oppressive, dry heat certainly defeated many a backyard garden, the pros at Overlook Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Overlook Farm to Host Fundraising 5K Run/Walk for Culinary Students on April 22

    On Sunday, April 22, Overlook Farm (901 South Highway 79, Clarksville, Mo.; 573-242-3838) will host the First Annual Chefs, Friends, and Families 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chefs for Students, a national scholarship fund for culinary students. The event is the brainchild of Overlook's executive chef, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Davy Jones's Death and the Right Side of Music History

    Davy Jones died Wednesday, leaving behind performances on some of the most memorable pop songs of the 1960s, a surprisingly excellent sitcom, and, for movie-goers and music fans of a certain age, this transcendent power-ballad send-up from The Brady Bunch Movie. He also left behind a warning: Be car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: December 30-January 1

    Friday (Dec. 30): New Year's Eve menu @ Oceano Oceano features a special menu on Friday, Dec. 30 and Sat. Dec. 31 including Maine lobster bisque, pan fried lamb sweetbreads, Northern Atlantic lobster tails and more. Make reservations by calling 314-721-9400. Saturday (Dec. 31): New Year's Eve P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    It's Official (and Even True!): St. Louis is One of America's Most Romantic Cities

    photo illustration by Kholood EidSt. Louis is for lovahs!​Last month's craptastic weather may have been good for at least one thing: It helped catapult our fair city onto's list of the Most Romantic Cities in America. St. Louis is now officially the 18th most romantic city in the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Sac and Fox Nation: Missouri Desecrated our Ancestors. We Want 'Em Back (And Some!)

    Image viaThe DNR has been keeping Native American bones like these for decades. ‚ÄčUPDATE 3:47 pm: The parties just settled today. Details forthcoming....The Sac and Fox Nation wants its grandfathers back.  Right now, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is storing tribal bones in banke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Cary McDowell Back in St. Louis

    George Mahe has quite the scoop on his Feast blog: Cary McDowell (Revival, the Crossing) has left Clarksville Station for Winslow's Home, the general store-slash-restaurant in University City. Check out the article for further details. You can also read my review of Winslow's Home from May.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Photos: Slow Food St. Louis Art of Food Fundraiser at Mad Art Gallery, 7.25.09

    Chefs and artists gathered Friday night at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard for the Art of Food fundraiser, benefiting both Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares Combined Community Supported Agriculture. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has these photos.Photo: Stew SmithStephen Kovac of Winslow's Home ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2007

    Go! 11/23-11/25

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 11/23 Mat Time: In the aftermath of yesterday's gluttonous affair, Southtown Yoga (37 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Go! 11/2-11/4

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 11/2 Come as You Are: Be the first in town to see Kurt Cobain About a Son, a film abo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2003

    Abbey Roadkill

    The Aerovons were this close to becoming America's Beatles. What happened?

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    Remember Paris

    When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.

  • Culture

    August 8, 2001

    Getting Stiffed

    Public art comes at a price, whether it's wooden mannequins or metal gates

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    Invasion of the Swiss

    Proposed cement plant in Ste. Genevieve would be foreign to our lungs

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Cementing a Deal

    A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.

  • Dining

    April 19, 2000

    For the Eagle-Eyed

    The Pine Point Restaurant & Pub, in Clarksville, Mo., welcomes river rats and eagle-watchers

  • Culture

    July 28, 1999


    Traveling the Great River Road to learn more about a proposed arts corridor in northeast Missouri