Plank Road Pizza (5212 Highway N, Cottleville; 636-477-6155) is now open in Cottleville in St. Charles. It's one of several new restaurants out west, including Rack House Winery and Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis. An 1841 home -- the oldest still standing in Cottleville -- houses the restaurant. See a ... More >>
One of our favorite things about St. Louis in the summer is going to wineries. And we know which one we'll be checking out next. This place got almost 50 percent of the vote, a margin we haven't seen in a while. Your pick for St. Louis' most underrated winery is... See also: Rack House West Winery ... More >>
This edition of underrated/overrated was inspired by a reader's e-mail who had a suggestion for an oft-overlooked local winery. We figured there are lots more to love, and we want to hear about them. See also: Rack House West Winery Pops the Cork in Cottleville
Cottleville is taking a page from Edwardsville, Illinois and on track to become a culinary destination. The latest addition is Plank Road Pizza (5212 Highway N, Cottleville) which will serve pizzas somewhere between Neapolitan and New York-style. We talked to co-owner Andrew Brewer about his plans f ... More >>
At its very best, dessert is an indulgence -- some might even say sinful. That's the idea behind Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis. Seven, of course, refers to the seven deadly sins, not the very disturbing (but classic) David Fincher film. Husband-and-wife team Rebecca and Paul Tedford are opening up the ... More >>
Starbucks Coffee Company is six dollars richer after going after Cottleville's Exit 6 Pub and Brewery for calling a drink "the Frappicino." After receiving a cease and desist letter from the coffee giant, brewery owner Jeff Britton sent "Mr. Bucks" a letter apologizing that three of his customers r ... More >>
Chances are, you probably haven't experienced true "farm-to-fork" dining unless you've eaten at a place like Stone Soup Cottage (5525 Oak Street) that gets its produce from a farm that's less than a minute away. In September, the Cottleville dinner destination with a small dining room but big person ... More >>
The collective strength of the St. Louis brewing community will be on full display this weekend at Forest Park. On Friday through Saturday, June 14 and 15, the seventh annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival showcases some of the finest brews the region has to offer. The celebration brings togeth ... More >>
The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, the local newspapers owned by the same company as the Post-Dispatch and published online at stltoday.com are undergoing a major transition that involves shuttering two print editions and laying off twenty employees. The official announcement from parent ... More >>
Here's one way to completely ignore the misson of your church organization, courtesy of Nancy O'Donnnell, once a Missouri nonprofit treasurer who made a series of very un-churchy decisions. Instead of helping St. Vincent de Paul Society with its objectives of "providing personal assistance with furn ... More >>
- Old Town Donuts (510 New Florissant Road, Florissant; 314-831-0907) has opened a second location at 3941 MidRivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. The new location is open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Page through for news about the Sweet Divine food truck and (possibly) more Korean tacos.
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 2, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. There are plenty of new titles on this week's adu ... More >>
A regular reader -- and tipster -- sent along word that the small chain Christy's Hamburgers is opening at 14560 Manchester Road in Ballwin. This would be the second area location; the first is located 3957 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.According to Christy's website, the chain was founded ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonDon Yarber's mustache also supports medical marijuana in MissouriRiverfront Times founder Ray Hartmann had to cancel his speaking engagement Saturday at Missouri NORML's Spring Conference on Cherokee Street.Maybe it was just the mellow attitudes of the two dozen or so peop ... More >>
Image viaCottleville's pro-pot Mayor Don YarberThe St. Charles suburb narrowly voted down two ballot initiatives that asked the city's 3,000 voters to voice their support of medical marijuana for Missouri. The proposals, both defeated by a mere nine votes, would have been purely symbolic gestures ... More >>
Ray Hartmann at the University of Missouri, his alma materIf you see smoke wafting out of the Randall Building at 3022A Cherokee Street on Saturday don't call the fire department. It's probably harmless.The Missouri chapter of NORML -- the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law -- ... More >>
Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber and his wife SylviaLast time we covered Cottleville, Don Yarber, the city's 70 year-old mayor, was extolling the benefits of medical marijuana (his wife used it to combat the side effects of breast cancer chemotherapy) and cajoling state lawmakers to let voters decide ... More >>
Sign up for Tip of the Tongue here.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 edition, learn about the secret of the chocolate fritters at Herbie's Vintage 72, the release of ... More >>
Developer Paul McKee Jr., who's at the center of controversy on the north side of St. Louis, is reluctant to reveal himself. He has accumulated vast holdings but declines to expound to neighbors on his plans and responded to media inquiries only through written statements. Now that Riverfront Time ... More >>
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