Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. While growing up i ... More >>
We know what you're thinking: U. City is tragically devoid of fish and chips places. OK, maybe you weren't, but either way, RFT's neighborhood is getting a bit of merry old England. We noticed that New England Fish & Chips Co. is moving in next to Mi Ranchito at 879 Kingsland Avenue. See also: An U ... More >>
A weekly beer recommendation from Gut Check contributor Zach Garrison. Though the holiday season is behind us, winter is most definitely sticking around -- as evidenced by snowstorms and ungodly low temperatures. What we need is a good strong beer that can stand up to the cold and be enjoyed by the ... More >>
Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>
Earlier this month, we published a list of the top ten most common complaints from transplants in St. Louis, which sparked a lot of passionate comments and a rebuttal from RFT's own native St. Louisans. We received quite a bit of feedback from readers in comments and letters -- and one of Daily RFT' ... More >>
By Adam Steininger Geeks love metal even more than they love computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planet ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
Lately, the Premiership, or the Barclay's Premier League, or just the Premier League, has been called the world's "top league" -- mostly by players coming into the British league from France, Germany, Spain and yes, the United States. That's because in the twenty-team Premier League, play is faster, ... More >>
The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 27, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. For the first time ever, one of the top books on the local bestseller list has ... More >>
Seeing a movie this weekend? Want to feel like the Queen of freaking England while you're at it? On Monday, November 5, AMC West Olive 16 (12657 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-542-4262) became the first local AMC Theatre to debut the theater chain's Dine-In Theatre in St. Louis. Billed as a "mov ... More >>
English fugitive Edward Maher, 56, has officially been deported from America back to his home country to answer for a heist he allegedly committed 19 years ago. The so-called "Fast Eddie" was arrested in rural Nixa, Missouri, where he'd been living for the past four-and-a-half years.
When Champaign/Urbana, Illinois' Parasol Records announced this week that it was closing its retail store and suspending its mailorder operation, the general reaction seemed sad but not surprising. On Facebook, some former customers reminisced about ordering records through Parasol's service, and th ... More >>
Not much has changed since Riverfront Times reported on the school dropout crisis back in January of 2009. Since 2004, the high-school graduation rate in the St. Louis public schools has slid from 61 percent to 45 percent, 30 percentage points below the average for the state of Missouri. Nobo ... More >>
Image viaLast week, George W. Bush revealed what he was doing when Barack Obama called with the news that U.S. forces had found and killed Osama bin Laden:"I was eating soufflé at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said..., according to an ABC News contributor who attended the eve ... More >>
Bishop/Attorney Marty SigillitoUpdated 4:16 p.m. with press release outlining indictment. We have all but official confirmation that Martin Sigillito -- the Clayton attorney and American Anglican bishop who already stands accused in civil court of running a $45 million ponzi scheme -- has finally ... More >>
Deborah HylandSomewhere along the line, Americans got the idea that "high tea" meant "fancy," as in "high class." In fact, a high tea is simply a light meal with a meat dish or two, often eaten by laborers. The stereotypical tea with scones, clotted cream and jam is properly known as "cream t ... More >>
image viaWho says Catholics have more fun? Today is known to most in these parts as Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), a celebration of indulgence in food, drink and all-around NSFW-itude. But for some religious revelers, the day before Lent means one thing: Pancakes! Yes, today is also known as ... More >>
image viaSt. Louisan and Oscar winner Colin Firth in one of his most celebrated roles: Mr. Darcy in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice.Unreal has learned the hard way that we should read our New Yorkers as soon as we get them, because if we had, OMG, we would have learned that Colin Firth, Oscar w ... More >>
1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at the Tivoli
(Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the fourth installment; the first one is here, second one is here, the third one is here.)Greetings from... Soulard. It ... More >>
(Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the third installment; the first one is here, second one is here.)Greetings from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo! Kosovo... is b ... More >>
Tonight at Off Broadway, Future Clouds and Radar is playing with the O's and Elsinore, a pretty good triple bill. FC&R is also performing as part of Euclid Records' Euclid Sessions series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 22. But before 'Radar leader Robert Harrison played under that name, he fronte ... More >>
In today's news: Eat less, stock your pantry right and consider the virtues of squirrel meat.
That ship has sailed
It's a pretty nice arrangement, really
Gastropub, shmastropub. Newstead Tower Public House is Ian's kind of bar.
The Mexican takes a look at the biggest cities in the U.S. with the smallest Mexican communities.
Gut Check plans to take a four-day holiday weekend. To compensate, a bonus-sized edition of the Morning Brew. www.bevlaw.com Yesterday I mentioned the rising cost of beer in England. Turns out, it's a global problem. Mike links to a very good article from our friends at the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
Want your kids to eat their vegetables? Put 'em in a McDonald's wrapper. Kids love anything in a McDonald's wrapper. A depressing study. (ABC News) www.consumerist.com That's an actual McDonald's print ad, by the way. New outbreaks of hoof-and-mouth disease in England. (Guardian) Incr ... More >>
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
The newly renamed Asian Grille tries to be all things Eastern but fails