David Bailey

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Most Beautiful Bars in St. Louis

    Sometimes you just need a drink. And need a drink somewhere beautiful. We at Gut Check are not immune to the romanticism that comes from a beautifully appointed bar, so we've decided to share our most favorite, immersive spots with you. From whimsical to merely gorgeous, here are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    The Drunken Vegan's Guide to Bloody Marys: Animal-Free Versions in STL and At Home

    Gut Check is proud to introduce the Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. A drun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The 5 Best Wine Bars in St. Louis

    It's no secret that we love wine, but sadly, winery season in Missouri is pretty much over. Instead, we'll be visiting one of the several wine bars St. Louis has to offer. If that sounds overwhelming, Gut Check has got you covered. Try one of our five favorites this week. See also: March 2013 Issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Tony's Downtown to Undergo Latest Renovation in January

    The St. Louis classic Tony's (410 Market Street; 314-231-7007) will undergo 10,000 square feet of renovations beginning in January. This isn't first time Tony's has had an update: executive chef Vince Bommarito tells Gut Check that the forty-plus-year-old restaurant gets a face-lift every eight to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The eight bars with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Baileys' Range Now Open Downtown

    Jennifer SilverbergDavid Bailey has added a burger joint to his roster of restaurants.​Baileys' Range held its soft opening this weekend at 920 Olive Street downtown. The latest venture from David Bailey is a burger joint as well as a commissary for his other restaurants (Baileys' Chocolate Bar, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Smashburger Throws Its "Better Burger" Onto a Crowded Grill

    ​Smashburger today officially announced what many St. Louis burger fans already knew: The Denver, Colorado-based chain restaurants will debut its first area location on Wednesday, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.Smashburger plans to open a total of twelve locations in St. Louis over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    David Bailey Plans Kitchen, New Restaurant Downtown

    Jennifer SilverbergDavid Bailey inside Bridge Tap Room & Wine Bar, one of his three restaurants​An eagle-eyed reader emailed a few days ago to report that there appeared to be something stirring at the former City Grocers/City Gourmet spot at 920 Olive Street downtown -- and that a sign in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Robin Murphy of Baileys' Chocolate Bar, Rooster and Bridge

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Robin Murphy of Baileys' Chocolate Bar, Rooster and Bridge. Part two, a Q&A with Murphy, follows later today and part three, a recipe, on Friday. Robin Wheeler​David Bailey's name is well-known on the St. Louis restaurant scene. He' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.2 - 1.8

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Off the Menu: Joe broke news about the closing of the CWE Companion cafe, David Bailey's upcoming venture, and upcoming openings of Babbo and Olive Street Smokehouse.STL Bites: Bill had a posting frenzy with info about his favorite dried pasta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 12.12-12.18

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly continued her December blogging rampage with recipes for Ginger Oatmeal Rum Raisin Cookies, Cookie Dough Brownies and Cafe Volcano Cookies. She also relived her meeting with Ruth Reichl via Cacio e Pepe, drank ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2004

    Hot Chocolate

    Bailey's Chocolate Bar is naughty -- in a nice way