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 >>
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 >>
Chuck Prophet | The Jans Project
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 >>
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 >>
Ettie BernekingOur competitor attempts to stare down Pearl Cafe's food challenge.When Pearl Cafe (8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701 or www.pearlcafestl.com) introduced its spicy-food challenge this past November, it wasn't so much a contest as it was a way to appease la ... More >>
Image viaOur 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 >>
Ian FroebCoca-Cola's new Freestyle soda fountain at the Ferguson WingstopOn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?