Yesterday Gut Check's sister blog Daily RFT reported that a drunk lady passed out in the drive-thru line at a Hardee's just across the Mississippi River in Godfrey, Illinois. The incident began on Saturday, November 24, at 9:57 p.m. when the Madison County Sheriff's Office was called to respond to a ... More >>
Alderwoman's jazz club hit a flat note.Alderwoman Marlene Davis says she was a casualty of the recession. In July 2007, three months after winning the election for the 19th Ward seat, Davis bought the popular Central West End jazz club Gene Lynn's. Davis tells Daily RFT she always dreamed of owni ... More >>
The saga of the former Del Taco building at 212 South Grand Boulevard -- a.k.a the Flying Saucer -- continues. Alderwoman Marlene Davis and developer Rick Yackey held a public meeting outside the Saucer yesterday evening.Albert Samaha reports on the meeting for Daily RFT:Yackey explained that he' ... More >>
Are you tired of this picture yet?A new week, a new development in the saga of the former Del Taco building at 212 South Grand Boulevard. Developer Rick Yackey, who owns the flying saucer, has released a statement to the Post-Dispatch in which he says he will consider alternatives to demolishing ... More >>
"His veto has more to do with politics than it does with public safety," says French.St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay vetoed yesterday the bill that would add speed bumps to O'Fallon Park -- and 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French is not happy.
"It's ridiculous," he says. "The people of north St. ... More >>
The good folks at StewedSTL invited me to be the guest for the third edition of their St. Louis food, drink and restaurant podcast. Listen as we drink gin and chew the fat about a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, Del Taco, Venn diagrams, how I tricked Josh Galliano of Mona ... More >>
aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer?
Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>
The cruel artwork posted on KDHX.com.Yours truly was a guest last night on D.J. Wilson's show Collateral Damage on KDHX 88.1 FM. Wilson and I discussed a number of stories published recently in Daily RFT, including the tales of Marines getting mugged in St. Louis, libraries becoming strip clubs i ... More >>
Courtesy of Mary Ann StarrIn this week's RFT, we profiled Danny McClain, the mind-blowing local musician who passed away on March 28 at the age of 31. To further honor his memory, we invited some of his friends and family to share their favorite Danny McClain stories with A to Z.
Mary Ann St ... More >>
gizmodo.comLet the label speak for itself.
Holy crap, Taco Bell! Your beef is alleged to be only 36 percent beef! How could Yum! Brands have lied to Americans for all these years?
The big to-do started on Tuesday, when Montgomery, Alabama, law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & M ... More >>
It's that time of the week again. Time for you to vote for the local newsmakers whose words or deeds you thought brought them the most shame and infamy over the last few days. And the nominees...1. Vernon Wilson and Valeria Jackson: The father-daughter jailers accused of encouraging inmates at th ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Lola bartender and co-owner Matt McMullin.
Alissa NelsonWelcome to Lola! May we suggest something old-fashioned -- like, say, an Old Fashioned?"What if a d ... More >>