Deb Peterson

  • News

    November 1, 2012
  • News

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Bono Talks Plants in St. Louis

    Jason Stoff​Unless you were hiding under a rock, you know that Irish uber-band U2 graced us with their presence Sunday night, and it was awesome.But you might not know, unless you are the indefatigable Deb Peterson at the Post-Dispatch, that he stopped by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Restaurant Tidbits: Salume Beddu, Matt McGuire, Mad Dog British Pub

    Robin WheelerMark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu​A few news items from around town...- Sauce was first to note that Salume Beddu (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100) is now serving lunch. The menu includes plates with the artisan salumeria's cured meats paired with cheese as well as roast pork bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Busch Family Mishaps: The Cocktail Pairings

    ​When we tumbled off the ol' king-size Posturpedic after yet another post-holiday bender and scanned the local headlines yesterday morn, our peepers opened wide at the sight of Deb Peterson's EXCLUSIVE interview with bad-boy beer baron August A. Busch IV. Having read said EXCLUSIVE -- and its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Will New Rich People's Bread Co. Be Pay-What-You-Wish?

    Gut Check heard recently that St. Louis Bread Co. intends to open a new location on the north side of Plaza Frontenac, near Brio Tuscan Grille. image via​Hat tip to the lovely and charming Deb Peterson for the scoop. The real question, beyond the blah-blah details of square footage and whether th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Locker Room Fight at Missouri Athletic Club Prompted By Shaving Incident, Not Cigar

    MAC members rejoice after their sauna is liberated from preening assholes.​A few weeks back Post-Dispatch gossip columnist Deb Peterson had a juicy tidbit about a locker-room brawl at the tony Missouri Athletic Club - West in Town & Country. According to Peterson, the fight ocurred in the men' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Gossip-Mongers Multiply. STL, Can You Deliver?

    Wikimedia CommonsThe old guard of gossip columnists resurfaces. Kinda makes you wonder if the telegraph will come back again, too.​​First, Gossip-Monger Par Excellence Jerry Berger came out of retirement to pee on the party shoes of his successor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch scribe Deb Peterson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Deb Peterson vs. Dick Weiss: Mrrrrreeow! An Old-Fashioned Media Spat

    Back in the day, newsboys and a few -girls from competitive dailies used to race each other to deadline. The afternoon paper wanted to beat the morning rag, and vice versa. This was generally friendly jousting, mind you, which closed with the wordsmiths bellying up to the bar elbow to elbow, and buy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Wounded, Laid-Off Lee Enterprises Reporter Gets Hired & Hitched

    Todd Smith was the only person wounded in the Kirkwood shootings to survive. ​In case you missed Deb Peterson's schmooze on Todd Smith, the former Suburban Journals reporter who was wounded in the Kirkwood City Hall shooting a year before being laid off by the employer he took a bullet for: Smith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Reflections on the Debut of the "Dorm Room" at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

    Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsA who's who of St. Louis food types descended upon 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (1913 Park Avenue) last night for the inaugural "Dorm Room" dinner.Among those spotted in the crowd -- writing that makes me feel just like Deb Peterson! -- were Gerard Craft and Math ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Congressman Lacy Clay Files for Divorce and a Democratic Loyalist Does What He Can to Help

    lacyclay.orgWilliam Lacy ClayCongressman William Lacy Clay is filing for divorce.The local law journal Missouri Lawyers Weekly first reported the news last week. Gossip columnist Deb Peterson then picked the item up for her blog. Yesterday, Post-Dispatch reporter Jake Wagman went down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Red-Light Special! Lou Hamilton's SUV Stolen!

    The local daily's diva of dish, Deb Peterson, served up a huge piece of dookie this morning on local lobbyist Lou Hamilton. As Peterson recounts, some punks made off with Hamilton's 2004 GMC Yukon Denali earlier this week. Pilfered it right from his mansion on Westminster Place.The cops later found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Wal-Mart Heiress Paige Laurie: Off the Market

    Update: STL Today's gossip guru Deb Peterson followed this story in a June 28 column that referred to the Laurie matrimony as a "wing-ding doozy of a wedding." Good ol' Deb. She's never at a loss when it comes to fashioning new terms for nuptials. But we gotta say, what's up with Deb labeling the we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Busch's Grove Now Closed, Future Uncertain

    As previously announced, Busch's Grove closed after dinner service on Saturday. According to Deb Peterson's column in Saturday's Post-Dispatch, Tony's owner Vince Bommarito no longer plans to take over the Ladue landmark. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008
  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Vanishing Act

    Larry Cohn turned heads by making huge donations to St. Louis charities. Then he up and disappeared.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Restaurant Construction Updates

    As promised, today will be more exciting than yesterday. Here's a look at a couple of restaurants slated to open in the Loft District in the next few months. photo: Ian Froeb Work continues on Fifteen (pictured at right), the steak house and lounge that Jim Edmonds and partner Mark Winfield are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Red Moon Closes

    Our friends at Sauce magazine have the scoop: Red Moon has closed. No word on the exact reason. Speaking of closings: The Olivette Chinese restaurant Jade Garden is now closed. As we learned a few weeks ago from Deb Peterson in the Post-Dispatch, the family that owns the University City Vietnamese ... More >>

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    August 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 7/13 Edmonds is excited. Post-Dispatch columnist Deb Peterson has more details on Fifteen, the steakhouse-lounge that Jim Edmonds and partner Mark Winfield are opening at 1900 Locust Avenue. On this thread at the Urban St. Louis message board, a poster named "fifteen," claiming t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2005

    Theraflu (Natural Lemon Flavor)

    Walgreens, 4140 S. Broadway, 314-832-4990.

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Redesign and Conquer

    Unreal spills the beans

  • News

    July 6, 2005

    War Is Heck

    Unreal works up a sweat over B-list celebs' military records and plays with anthrax in Forest Park. Plus, a local blogger does his gay part on a hallowed gay day.

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Sea Changes

    The Post goes pirate, our talking billboards return in a big, nerdy way, and a local blogger condemns snobby metrosexuals. Plus, Unreal asks the question on everyone's mind: "Is white trash deserving of nannies?"

  • Music

    February 2, 2005

    Anatomy of a Buzz

    Berry's time in the trenches is starting to pay off

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Save the Amshack

    We lament the impending doom of our beloved train-trailer, talk to a guy with some great squirrel recipes and go to jail. Plus: Can taking Communion give you the flu?

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    The Spy Who Wasn't

    Unreal dabbles in espionage and gets motivated with Ed McMahon; plus, breaking news from the Department of Not Quite Getting It

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    Star Flack

    Publicist extraordinaire Jane Higgins has put St. Louis hip-hop on the map

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Something Smells

    We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe

  • News

    July 2, 2003

    Very Hemingwayesque

    Running with the bulls, and other officially sanctioned behaviors; plus the Brad Cloepfil Death Watch!

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Overdone Berger

    Gossip-team launch turns into Jerry-rigged show