• Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    The Corner Cup Plans New Menu and Expansion in Dogtown

    The Corner Cup (1221 Tamm Avenue; 314-899-0287) opened in Dogtown back in January, and after several months, co-owner Ben Strake and his team are kicking things up a notch. Chef Bob Brazell, formerly of Athlete Eats, has come on as a culinary consultant to introduce a new menu quarterly. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Photos: St. Louis Gets Lucky at St. Patrick's Day Dogtown Parade

    If you got to play hooky from work Monday and party at the Hiberian's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dogtown, then you must really have the luck of the Irish on your side. Monday's parade celebrated all things green -- floats, beads, tutus, beer...and, after too much beer, puke. St. Patrick would be p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    First Look: The Corner Cup's Paleo Breakfast Options in Dogtown

    Late last month, Gut Check reported on the opening of the Corner Cup (1221 Tamm Avenue), which operates as a sister business to adjoining restaurant Tamm Avenue Grille. This week we stopped in for some breakfast -- currently served until 2 p.m. -- and, of course, a cup of joe. See also: The Corner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    The Corner Cup Now Open in Dogtown

    The Corner Cup (1221 Tamm Avenue) opened Monday, January 20 next to its sister restaurant, Tamm Avenue Grille. Co-owner of both, Ben Strake, tells Gut Check that he and his partners saw a big need for a coffee shop in Dogtown. See also: Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Heavy Riff Brewing to Debut its First Beer

    Dogtown is already one of St. Louis' best neighborhoods and now it has its own brewery -- St. Patrick's Day just got a little more interesting. The Heavy Riff Brewing Company (6413 Clayton Avenue) officially opened on Monday, September 16 and Justin Saffell, one half of the brother duo behind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Spot

    Dogtown fully embraces its Irish identity as evidenced by the Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade where attendees hold nothing back, imbibing from sunup to sundown in celebration of St. Patrick and shamrocks. During the rest of the year, though, Dogtown is home to a solid core of n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    History on Tap Tours Dogtown

    Dogtown evokes thoughts of leprechauns, shamrocks and the St. Patrick's Day parade for many St. Louisans, but there's a lot more to the area, which was first settled in 1785. The Missouri History Museum's (Lindell Boulevard & DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599) History on Tap tours explore the early n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    What It's Like to Bartend in Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day [PHOTOS]

    Gut Check enjoys the drinking and general debauchery that descends on Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis as much as the next functionally alcoholic food blog, but until this year, our experience was simply as another soused, green-clad reveler trying not to hurl in the streets. When we learne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Parade: Coolers Banned in Effort to Limit Trash, Underage Drinking

    We all know the damage that parades can cause to St. Louis neighborhoods -- and the folks over in Dogtown have one idea to make the St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend slightly less destructive. No coolers allowed. The new rule, parade organizers say, should help cut down on underage drinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Hibernians, Dogtown to Paradegoers: No Coolers for You

    Dogtown residents are an almost universally genial bunch. They open their neighborhood and occasionally their bathrooms to faux Irish revelers, and generally accept that overflowing trash cans and parking inconveniences come with the territory for one rowdy day in March. And while paradegoers will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Poll: Downtown vs. Dogtown

    Forget Chicago and its green river. Heck, move over, Ireland! St. Louis has some of the biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day celebrations around! With two parades -- one downtown on Saturday and one in Dogtown on Sunday -- St. Louis is the place to knock back a pint of Guinness in your finest gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Tequila Sanford, St. Louis Homicide No. 113: Shot in Head in Dogtown

    City cops got the call shortly after 5:52 this morning. When officers arrived on the 6600 block of Oakland Avenue in Dogtown (just south of Forest Park), they found two victims. The first, 26-year-old Tequila Sanford (a black female), was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Brandon Jones Killed by Police During Interrupted Robbery

    Police were called to the 6200 block of Famous Avenue in Dogtown on Tuesday for a reported burglary in progress. When they arrived just after noon, the burglary turned into a shoot-out and pursuit that still continues today.According to the police incident summary, the responding officers, a 48-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Standup Andi Smith Gets Raw About Her Mom, Refinancing and Hot Female Comics

    ​While on stage, Andi Smith doesn't wrap her feelings in pretty bows, whether the evening's agenda involves Justin Bieber, at-risk children, or sweatpants. Nor does she mince words off-stage, as we found out last August when we did this Q&A  and crowned her Best Standup Comedian (Female) ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    St. Patrick's Day in Dogtown: 49 Minors Charged With Possession

    A drunken Irish jig or a street brawl? Who's to say?​Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s drew one of the largest crowds ever to the Ancient Order of Hibernians' parade through Dogtown yesterday.The favorable weather also brought out tons of juveniles on spring break. Yet even away from the cla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Are You Going to Vote Today?

    ​This message is for you residents of the even wards, especially wards 6, 16, 20 and 24. According to the experts, you're too lazy to vote in today's aldermanic primaries. Geez, we just voted last November, and now we've gotta go to the ballot box again? But voting today does matter. Why? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Save the Date! First Annual Dogtown Street Musicians Festival Pays Homage to Community Buskers

    Dogtown is known for its Irish pubs and St. Patrick's day celebration. Yesterday 5 Score Pachyderm, a local music-centric blog, broke the news of a brand new annual festival, this one showcasing the town's street musicians. image viaSome buskers outside of Dogtown's Seamus Mcdaniel's​On Sept ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dive or Not? Arena Bar and Grill Tests the Dive Bomber

    Robin Wheeler​Can a bar be a dive if it has flowers planted in front and offers issues of local foodie magazines? Can a dive bomber be a dive bomber if she goes to a bar and drinks nothing but iced tea?Yes, if I'm having lunch at Arena Bar and Grill. This tavern on the bottom level of a rambling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    St. Paddy's Day is Over, But Leprechaun Mystery Remains

    Dogtown has its parade. Mobile, Alabama, has its Leprechaun.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Monday, March 16, Morning's Newz

    Paris Hilton wowed a crowd of 500-plus folks at the St. Clair Square mall this weekend. A few hardcore fans arrived to the store at 4:30 a.m. to meet the celebutante and buy her latest perfume, Fairy Dust.The Alton-Telegraph has video footage of anti-gay protesters who tried to crash the funeral las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    FoodWire: Chuy Arzola's Returns

    Sauce and Feast broke the news earlier this week, and now there's a big, honking ad in the dead-tree edition of the RFT trumpeting the news: Chuy Arzola's, the Dogtown institution that closed last year, is returning.The Mexican restaurant will take over the Joe Boccardi's location at 3701 Lindell Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    What If You Threw an Election and No One Showed Up?

    Mayor Francis Slay may be asking himself that question today. I swung by my voting station -- Roe Elementary School in Dogtown -- around 11:30 this morning. Just 82 people in the precinct had bothered to show up before me. The polling place was darn near empty during the five minutes I was there. In ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 17, 2008

    Drink of the Week: Bacardi Silver Raz

    Steinberg Skating Rink
    400 Jefferson Drive (in Forest Park)

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Come Back, Barack! Sugaree Opens Pie Store

    Dogtown's Sugaree Bakery Company (1242 Tamm Avenue) is opening its first retail venture, selling pies to the public 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. A 6-inch pie is $5, a 10-inch $15. Call 314-645-5496 for more info. At his St. Louis rally, Senator Barack Obama expressed his love of pie (and Pi), naming hi ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2008

    Texas Tornado

    Chuy Arzola's
    6405 Clayton Avenue

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    The Last Days of Chuy Arzola's

    Patrons wait for a table outside Chuy Arzola's shortly before noon. The Dogtown institution closes after service tomorrow. - Ian Froeb

  • Dining

    May 7, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 12, 2008
  • Dining

    October 31, 2007

    Samuel Adams Octoberfest

    Seamus McDaniels
    1208 Tamm Avenue

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    In This Week's Issue

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg The patio at Dogtown's La Gra My review of La Gra Italian Tapas is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue: Malcolm touches upon a subject close to Gut Check's heart and tries to keep down a cardboard shipping box, while Kristie reflec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007
  • News

    November 5, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Italian Restaurant (Cheap)

    Spaghetteria Mama Mia

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Urban Myth

    How Dogtown Got Its Name

  • Film

    May 29, 2002

    Auto Iconography

    Bad-boy skaters perpetuate their own myth in Dogtown and Z-Boys

  • Culture

    May 1, 2002

    Skate or Die

    In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Neighborhood Grocery Store/Deli

    Garavaglia's Deli & More

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Greek Cuisine

    Olympia Kebob House & Taverna

  • Dining

    March 21, 2001

    News of the Weir

    Well-known St. Louis restaurateur Jack Weir brings us another offering

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Guitar Store

    Acme Guitars

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Grocery Store

    Gewinner's Market

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Dining

    August 16, 2000

    Fish Story

    The new R.L. Steamers has quite a tale to tell

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