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  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    How Chef Liz Schuster Interprets Mean Girls as a Five-Course Menu for Tenacious Eats

    Tenacious Eats is the most ephemeral of all pop-up restaurants. There's a completely original menu for just one night -- sometimes two -- and then it's gone forever. Chef Liz Schuster and her team create gourmet five-course dinners that will keep you coming back, even if you can't taste that local r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Vino Nadoz's Alex Ettinger: Featured Bartender of the Week

    We challenge you to introduce us to a nicer, more modest and gentlemanly bartender than this guy. When we told Alex Ettinger of Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400) that we wanted to interview him for this column, he was so honored. He began to worry if he was dressed nice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Kirkwood's Own Nikki Glaser Makes Late-Night MTV Premiere

    We get it. MTV doesn't play music anymore. Now that you're done making the same tired objection that your uncle made ten years ago, maybe it's time you give the wayward TV station a little credit for at least getting back into the comedy business. Kirkwood-native Nikki Glaser and writer / comedia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Chuck Prophet at Off Broadway, 3/22/12: Review and Setlist

    Chuck Prophet | The Jans Project Off Broadway March 22, 2012 In Austin a few days before his semi-annual stop in St. Louis, Chuck Prophet sat outside a Mexican restaurant and said, "You know, I think we finally cracked that town." Maybe. Or maybe it will take another twenty years. Or as he recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Tea (and Lunch) for Two at London Tea Room

    Robin WheelerA proper tomato soup and grilled cheese lunch for a rainy day.​ The Place: The London Tea Room (1520 Washington Ave., 241-6556), the cheeky British tea house and cafe across from the City Museum. The Lunch: As the weather turned drizzly and gray, the mood turns to tea. When it fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Pearl Cafe's Fiery Eating Challenge: Gut Check Investigates

    Ettie BernekingOur competitor attempts to stare down Pearl Cafe's food challenge.​When Pearl Cafe (8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701 or introduced its spicy-food challenge this past November, it wasn't so much a contest as it was a way to appease la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Odell Brewing Co. Easy Street Wheat, Schnucks Loughborough

    Image via​Our toenails are painted glossy lipstick red. Sundresses and sandals have emerged from their long hibernation. The sun tea jar basks on the front porch. We are ready. We have been ready. But it wasn't until this week, until the night we sat on our bumper in the Ted Drewes parking lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    The New Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine Is Peachy Keen

    Ian FroebCoca-Cola's new Freestyle soda fountain at the Ferguson Wingstop‚ÄčOn Monday, Gut Check told you about the slick new devices from Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Pepsi's "social" vending machine is still just a prototype, but Coca-Cola's Freestyle soda fountain is now available in St. Louis at the Win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Dr Pepper Test Markets Manly Diet Soda

    Across the state, Dr Pepper's trying to appeal to men who enjoy diet soda but hate how drinking it makes them look oh so very girly. The Kansas City Star reports that the company's test marketing their new product, Dr Pepper 10 to the beef-loving cowboys in Kansas City. The newspaper says, "Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.11

    USDA hold poultry to a higher standard. Business Week reports, "The new standards, which outline best practices for averting poisonings, lower the allowable percentage of positive tests for pathogens in birds processed by poultry companies such as Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. They are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.11

    USDA will hold poultry to a higher standard. Business Week reports, "The new standards, which outline best practices for averting poisonings, lower the allowable percentage of positive tests for pathogens in birds processed by poultry companies such as Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Wash. U. Seniors Attempt to Set Guinness World Record

    Graduation is a bittersweet time for college seniors. The Washington University senior class council is trying to ease the pain this year by bringing the Class of 2010 together this Sunday, May 16, to set a Guinness World Record: the world's longest massage chain. The previous record, 617 people, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    An Exclusive Excerpt of Steve Almond's Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, Part Two

    Jimmy BruchBob Schneider, rocker, object of Steve Almond's drooling fandom.​Austin singer-songwriter/musician Bob Schneider is performing at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on Wednesday, March 24. To go along with this appearance, we're going to run an exclusive excerpt from author Steve Almond's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    The Best of Gut Check: Hecho en Mexico

    While Gut Check is on vacation, enjoy highlights from the past two years. Every few years I fail miserably to overcome my adolescent's addiction to Coca-Cola. I make it a few weeks or months -- but then, usually without thinking about it, I'm dropping fifty cents into the office soda machine or snag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    The Audacity of Sneak

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Show: Up, Pixar's latest gorgeous, visually engaging attempt to make me laugh while feeling a little guilty. Total success on both counts.Food: Mochi ice cream, mango flavored.Difficulty: Moderate. This is the easiest form of ice cream to bring into the movies, ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2008
  • Dining

    February 13, 2008

    Chocolate Raspberry Martini

    Tumo's Ristorante
    6419 Hampton Avenue

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008
  • Dining

    November 21, 2007

    Palmer Santa Claus Solid Milk Chocolate Flavored

    3631 Gravois Avenue

  • Music

    October 24, 2007

    Lyrics Born

    8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue.

  • Dining

    October 3, 2007

    2005 Innocent Bystander

    The Delmar Restaurant and Lounge, 6235 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-6565

  • Dining

    August 15, 2007

    Promise Activ Peach SuperShots

    302 North Kingshighway Blvd.

  • Dining

    January 3, 2007

    Alvear Pedro Ximénez Solera 1927

    Parker's Table
    8137 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-863-4090.

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Unreal News Challenge 2006

    Week of December 21, 2006

  • Dining

    August 23, 2006

    Mint Mentos & Diet Coke

    $0.77 AND $1.34 (respectively)
    World News
    4 South Central Avenue

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Beer Nazis

    A vomiting A-B eagle and tales of AA misconduct are almost enough to put Unreal off the sauce (almost). Plus, two local kids kick Pokémon butt.

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of October 26, 2005

  • Music

    April 27, 2005

    In-Town Sounds

    We're cleaning off our desk for another local CD roundup

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    Where Do Wolf Babies Come From?

    Sometimes Mother Nature can use a little human intervention

  • Dining

    March 16, 2005

    Boulevard Irish Ale

    Carondelet Grill, 8000 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton; 314-721-7001

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    Willie McGee Denies Ever Using Steroids

    Unreal visits a holistic beauty shop, discovers the synergy between consulting groups and Playboy Playmates and checks out a local blogger's anti-Valentine's Day party. Plus: Was it really just the Milky Ways, Willie?

  • Music

    December 8, 2004

    Aqua Boogie

    A local company is leading kids to water. But can it make them drink?

  • Dining

    October 13, 2004

    Anheuser World Select Lager Beer

    2004 Presidential Debate at Washington University, October 8, 2004

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Knockin' 'Em Dead

    Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    What Is It You Don't Get?

    Week of June 4, 2003

  • Dining

    May 28, 2003

    Captain & Captain

    Gateway Lounge, 4201 Prairie, 314-371-8855

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Chasing the Young

    WB11 and its girl-power anchor team are diving after a younger demographic. Will they belly-flop or win?

  • Dining

    December 13, 2000

    Air Fare

    Once reviled as a last recourse, airport food has gone upscale

  • News

    November 3, 1999


    Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money