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Easter

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Easter Mass Gets Blasphemous With Ghost at the Pageant 4/20/14

    Fans of blasphemy, marijuana and heavy metal were treated to a perfect storm yesterday, as Sweden's Ghost performed at the Pageant on an Easter Sunday that this year aligned perfectly with everyone's favorite pot holiday, 4/20.

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    April 18, 2014

    How to Celebrate Easter 4/20-Style

    Easter Sunday is this weekend, and it also happens to be April 20 -- which is, of course, a notorious stoner holiday. Additionally, it's the seventh day of Passover. Luckily, Easter comes with lots of chocolates, candies and marshmallows covered with sugar in the shape of chicks. What could be bette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The Best Easter Brunches in St. Louis: 2014

    Easter Sunday is like the mack daddy of all brunches. We we were kids, it was all about the Easter egg hunt. Now it's waffles, bacon and lots of mimosas. It's also a time for many to get together with family, and brunch is an after-church tradition. There are lots of choices for your holiday brunch, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    First Look: Annie Moons Bakery and Café Makes Bite-Sized Breakfast, Lunch and Baked Goods in Tower Grove South [Photos]

    The hand-drawn lady in the logo for Annie Moons Bakery and Café (4001 Utah Street; 314-296-3300) -- a Cartoon Network-esque chick who resembles someone's ridiculously boisterous aunt -- boasts an extraordinarily large behind. Contrastingly, the portions at the recently opened Tower Grove South rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    What To Do With All Those Peeps You Don't Want to Eat

    Another Easter has come and gone. We've gorged ourselves with festive, pastel-colored candy (only the best kind though), we've found most of the eggs that we hid in the yard (that'll be a nasty surprise next year) and we've enjoyed spending time with family and friends (now we don't have to again 't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 1 to 7

    Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 29 to 31

    At Iron Fork, we hope you ate all of the foods. Keep up the chowin' momentum this weekend. Get a French lunch prepared for you at the Kitchen Conservatory on Friday, pair wine with bocce thanks to Randall's on Saturday and choose from a wide variety of Easter brunch options on Sunday. Follow the bun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    5 Best Easter Candies of All Time

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Food Photo Essay: Kakao Chocolate Revs Up for Easter

    Getting ready for Easter? Fortunately for St. Louisans, Kakao Chocolate is, too. Yep, Brian Pelletier and his team are busy making chocolate bunnies and marshmallow snow birds at the chocolatier's two locations -- (7272 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-4446) and (2301 South Jefferson Avenue; 314 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Bocce Club Hosts Easter Wine and Bocce Event

    Easter egg hunts were fun when we were kids, but we're grown-ups now. Time for a more mature way to celebrate the Easter holiday. Like wine. And bocce. On Saturday, March 30, Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue; 314-773-5574) and Randall's Wine and Spirits (14201 Manchester Road, Ballwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    5 Worst Easter Candies of All Time

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2012
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    April 6, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Cadbury Caramel-Filled Eggs, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Robin's Eggs, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Russell Stover Mini Bunnies, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    The Five Best Brunch Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Point/Counterpoint: Best and Worst Easter Candy, Cadbury Creme Egg, Best

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Point/Counterpoint: Best and Worst Easter Candy, Cadbury Creme Egg, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Cluckers the Pooping Chicken, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Edible Easter Grass, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Jordan Almonds, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Jolly Rancher Sour Bunnies, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Marshmallow Peeps, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of Easter baskets piled high with pastel-colored foodstuffs, chocolate shaped like baby animals, and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. So we remember well the Sunday morning ritual of sorting the bounty of candy bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny. W ... More >>

  • Film

    March 15, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Fish Fry Frenzy: STL's Best Deep-Frying Destinations

    Friday, February 24, marked a special day for Gut Check: The beginning of fish fry season. We asked you to share your favorite fish fries with us, and combined the results with a list of our own to create a map of our favorite fried fish destinations. On each of the six spectacular Fridays leading u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Jelly Underbelly: Q&A with Jelly Belly Creator David Klein

    Lies! Buyouts! Blackmail! Jelly beans! Katie Moulton​ In 1976, lifelong candy enthusiast David Klein had an idea: to take the lowly jelly bean, that reject runt of the Easter basket, and turn it into gold. Jelly Belly, the world's premiere gourmet jelly bean, was born, and the rest was histo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    P-D Parent Company, Lee Enterprises, Has a Bad Day

    Stock down; refinancing on hold. Not a good day for the P-D's parent company.​The parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, announced plans yesterday morning a plan to refinance nearly $1 billion of debt -- only to announce later in the day they were abandoning those plans du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    image viaAt Eastertide, parents' fancy lightly turns to reading their offspring books about bunny rabbits. ​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 24, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    No Easter Plans? Take the Kids Out to Eat the Easter Bunny! (& Take Our Poll!)

    Image viaEat him before he eats you.​After weeks of fish fries, Lenten sacrifices and sneaking candy, Easter's finally upon us. Caught up in the holiday spirit, Gut Check went on a mission to track down the ultimate seasonal delicacy: rabbit. It was more difficult to corner the little crit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
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    April 18, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    ​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 10, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books, Sue's News and The Book House. Amazingly, there were some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Kickstart Some Art, Help Fund Free Easter Photos at Cherokee Photobooth

    Courtesy Cherokee PhotoboothCute Easter kids from last year.​Looking for something adorable to put in Grandma's Easter basket? Hop on over to Cherokee Photobooth for their second free Easter photo session and get a portrait taken in front of a chalk mural by local artist Ryan Frank.You may recall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    What Dangers Lurk Within...Jelly Beans?

    www.icanhascheezburger.comNo word on whether the cat was allergic to shellfish.​Gimbal's Fine Candies is on a mission to make Easter baskets safe for kiddos. How does the venerable sweets maker propose to protect children from unseen dangers hidden in the candy cornucopia? With allergen-free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Stock Up on Local Lamb at the Southern Illinois Sheep Festival

    Monroe County Sheep Producers​ Need a boneless leg of lamb for Easter dinner? Or are you feeling the need to frolic with sweet baby lambs in the spring sunshine? Either way, head to Waterloo, Illinois this Saturday for the 25th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival. The event's hos ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Q: Who Spray-Painted a Penis on New Metro East Church? A: Lord Knows

    ​Members of The Gathering Place in Collinsville made a shocking discovery at the debut of their new church this past Sunday. It wasn't the Easter bunny. No. Some miscreant had spray-painted an upside down cross, the numbers "666" and a crude depiction of "male anatomy" on the side of the building. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010
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    July 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Well, this has been a fun week. I reviewed El Borracho, prompting an outcry from the Mexican restaurant's fans. But that was nothing compared to the outcry resulting from a Post-Dispatch article on Pi pizza being served in the White House.We made an Easter bunny out of green Jell-O and cottage chees ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2008

    Let's Make a Meal

    We'll drink to that!

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    March 19, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Lent on Cherokee Street

    www.oldhousegardens.com Keegan Hamilton visits one of Gut Check's favorite addresses, Cherokee Street, to sample Lenten cuisine. When St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, paragon of Catholic morality, picks up an issue the RFT, he likely grumbles that is published by a pack of Godless heathens. Th ... More >>

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    March 28, 2007
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    March 9, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 3/9

    We are not amused. It's Friday -- and warm! -- so you probably don't give a shuck. But if you do, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) is hosting its annual Stout & Oyster Festival from 5 till 10 this evening and from noon till 10 tomorrow. Enjoy oysters both raw and cooked, "s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2006

    Why Are Cadbury Eggs Laid by a Bunny?

    And other Easter questions

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