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 >>
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 >>
Where in the world isn't Pokey LaFarge these days? In the past year, he's made all sorts of waves -- on the radio, over the ocean and even on TV, culminating a wide range of adoring fans. Between appearing on Jools Holland's NYE Hootenanny, backing up Jack White and performing on HBO's Boardwalk Emp ... More >>
By Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
Editor's Note: Maybe you didn't make the trek out to the the playa for Burning Man this year. Maybe you had even vowed that you never, ever would. We got ace photographer CuriousJosh to bring us back these amazing GIFs from Burning Man in hopes of changing your mind.
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St. Louis PrideFest is the largest event of its kind in the Midwest. It draws more than 80,000 revelers each year and in 2011 was named "Best Festival" by the RFT. This year's festival is slated to kick-off on Saturday, June 23, at noon in Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; 314-771-2679). The p ... More >>
If you're in the market for an unusual post-work activity on this pleasantly mild Monday, you're not going to find much that's more unusual than a free coffee shop performance of Shakespeare's Cymbeline. This strange story of love, betrayal, attempted murder, voyeurism and
divine intervention is s ... More >>
For years, Soulard has claimed to host the second-largest Mardi Gras celebration in America. Yesterday, the South City neighborhood definitively laid claim to actually having the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world -- of a sort.With official counters on hand and a public notary verifying ... More >>
John H. TuckerThe salsa music pulsated through Wabash Park in Ferguson yesterday as hundreds of festival-goers chowed down on tacos, tamales and empanadas. The neighborhood's annual Festival Latino, sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, kicked off with an outdoor mass and the "L ... More >>
Fresh off its annual late-spring run (The Taming of the Shrew), this morning Shakespeare Festival St. Louis up and announced its production for 2012: Othello. You know SFSL, they're the folks who stage one of Shakespeare's plays each year on an outdoor stage in Forest Park and don't charge ad ... More >>
wikimedia commonsIt has been a particularly grim summer already in music festival fatalities, with one death over the weekend at Electric Daisy and two more at Bonnaroo a couple weeks ago. But this is hardly a new phenomenon: The combination of crushing crowds, heat and mind-altering substanc ... More >>
LouFest two continues to take shape. Earlier, we brought you the news that this year's festival would feature local high school bands on the Area K stage. Today, the twelve finalists, half of which will play 30 minute sets on that stage, were announced. " We see it as a way to inspire even t ... More >>
When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay,
And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.Could it be that Mother Nature (or perhaps even God!) loves the Irish more than the French? That's the message one could get while staring at the heavens this ... More >>
Last week LouFest announced the dates of its second festival and immediately started selling discounted two-day passes to brave souls willing to buy without knowing the line-up in advance.
No word on when an official announcement will be made about who'll be playing. But in the meantime, it's fun ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe Vine Mediterranean Cafe & MarketYeah, yeah, we know that this weekend is all about Oktoberfest and celebrating garbanzos of a different sort altogether, but true chickpea aficionados should head to The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market (3171 South Grand Boulevard; 3 ... More >>
A federal court has ruled Ohio's milk labeling law unconstitutional. Food Safety News reports that the ruling came after a two-year legal battle over the state's ban on labeling milk as "rbGH free," "rbST free," or "artificial hormone free". The case is also the first to state that milk from cows no ... More >>
The Midtown Alley Street Fest is taking place today from 4-11 p.m. in, um, Midtown. Says the event's website:
The Happy Hour of the summer takes place on Locust Street in the heart of Midtown Alley. Free to the public, Locust will be closed from Garrison to Compton to celebrate the neighborhood wit ... More >>
Are these outfits offensive?It seems controversy and Soulard Oktoberfest go together like beer and bratwurst.Last year, the festival -- which takes place the first weekend in October and is part of the annual global celebration of German heritage and culture -- was nearly booted from Soulard Mark ... More >>
Iron Barley and the Wedge are hosting an "unofficial" (i.e., not sponsored by Mardi Gras, Inc.) Mardi Gras celebration this evening. My comrade in blogging arms Chad Garrison has the details over on STLog.