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  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Sugarfire Smokehouse's New '50s-Style Outpost Slinging Barbecue in St. Charles

    Last December, Gut Check reported on the announcement of a second location for Mike Johnson's Sugarfire Smokehouse in St. Charles. On April 25, Sugarfire Smokehouse (3150 Elm Point Industrial, St. Charles; 636-724-7601) opened its doors in a former Chuck-A-Burger, retaining plenty of the diner's '50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Threat to Historic African-American Music Venues in St. Louis

    The contribution and influence of African-American artists to the St. Louis sound and the universal music scene is undeniable. From Scott Joplin to Chuck Berry and countless others, St. Louisans have helped define what ragtime, jazz, the blues and rock 'n' roll are today. Scattered around the city, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    5 Best Foods to Eat at Busch Stadium

    Ahh, baseball. Is there anything this city is more obsessed with? Fans can catch dozens of games each summer, and fortunately there are more than just peanuts and Cracker Jack to go with that $9 Bud Light. Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; 314-345-9000) now has several specialty carts and c ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The 10 Stupidest Crimes of 2011

    Yesterday's list of the 10 Most Heinous Crimes of 2011 may have made you want to weep for the evil of humanity. Today we bring you the 10 Stupidest Crimes of 2011 in and around St. Louis (listed in order of dumb to dumber), which may also make you want to weep, but this time for stupidity. Or you ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Eight Tasty Food-Related Halloween Costumes

    Photos by Julia Gabbert​Every year, we wait until the last minute to pick out our Halloween costume, and this year was no exception. We refuse to go the all-too-easy "slutty" route (we have class!), and we're bored with Jokers and Jesuses. So we decided to go with what we know: food. Spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    New St. Louis Snack Asks, "What-A-Ya Nuts?!"

    Julia GabbertHowie Sher stands with his new snack food, What-A-Ya Nuts?! Sher was pleased to see that a Schnucks location had almost sold out of the product after Labor Day weekend.​In the fall of 2009, Howie Sher stood before his pantry looking at the different varieties of bland nuts and tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Serendipity Takes Ice Cream Out to the Ballgame

    Dee RyanThe Willie McGee of ice cream?‚ÄčIs there anything more American than baseball, ice cream and Cracker Jack? How about the new flavor from Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream (8130 Big Bend Boulevard; 314-962-2700), Take Me Out To The Ballgame. It combines caramel popcorn flavored ice cream with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.1

    Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>

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    May 17, 2006
  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Hard Times Ahead

    Unreal gets all hot and bothered over some very special plants (and a rather steamy billboard) and finds the key to St. Louis' revival. Plus, a local blogger is driven mad by public breastfeeding.