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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
6419 Hampton Avenue
Nobody understands Mormonism, let's be honest. All those weird undergarments, prohibitions on "hot" drinks, and multitudes of blond children. And nobody understands Mitt Romney, either. But, with a careful analysis of contemporary Mormon films we might be able to understand them both a little bit be ... More >>
3631 Gravois Avenue
8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue.
The Delmar Restaurant and Lounge, 6235 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-6565
302 North Kingshighway Blvd.
photo: Ian Froeb Even better than the real thing? 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 snagging a Coke ... More >>
8137 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-863-4090.
Week of December 21, 2006
$0.77 AND $1.34 (respectively)
4 South Central Avenue
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.
Week of October 26, 2005
We're cleaning off our desk for another local CD roundup
Sometimes Mother Nature can use a little human intervention
Carondelet Grill, 8000 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton; 314-721-7001
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?
A local company is leading kids to water. But can it make them drink?
2004 Presidential Debate at Washington University, October 8, 2004
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
Week of June 4, 2003
Gateway Lounge, 4201 Prairie, 314-371-8855
WB11 and its girl-power anchor team are diving after a younger demographic. Will they belly-flop or win?
Once reviled as a last recourse, airport food has gone upscale
Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money