It's the most wonderful time of the year -- no, not Christmas. St. Louis Craft Beer Week begins this Saturday, July 26 and is sponsoring events all over town until August 3. It can be hard to whittle it down to something manageable (more power to you if you're trying to hit every single one), so we' ... More >>
An Oklahoma-based production company with an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau did little to improve its reputation during a stop through St. Louis on Saturday. Slideshow: Kinfolks Soul Food Festival in Forest Park Those who attended the Kinfolks Soul Food Festival on Forest Park's Art Hi ... More >>
The sun will finally come out this weekend just in time for us all to enjoy outdoor festivals like Maifest, Taste of Maplewood and Winefest. So many options, so little time. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump and let us know what you're doing this weekend. See also: The Best ... More >>
Get outside this weekend with the St. Louis Earth Day Festival or the Edwardsville Beer Festival. Grow your own delicious herbs with the help of the Webster Groves Herb Society or learn about chemical-free makeup at Local Harvest Cafe. We know, Netflix is tempting, but there are so many cool events ... More >>
Enjoy the warm weather this weekend and whet your appetite for Mardi Gras with a Soulard restaurant crawl. Check out the future home of 21st Amendment at the Centennial Beer Festival or watch us (hopefully) beat the Canadians in Olympic hockey. Whatever you prefer, we've got you covered. Check out o ... More >>
Finally, we here at the RFT know what it is like to be misquoted. And let us tell you, it feels quote-unquote fucking awesome. Especially since that misquote has found its way onto the official beer koozie of this weekend's IndiHop.
We hope you're thirsty this weekend. Read on for ways to quench that drinking curiosity with a wine festival, wine walk, beer-lesque, and bloody mary bar. Besides that, plenty of other drinking and dining options await. Read on for our suggestions. Friday (May 10): Rhythm & Ribs @ St. Charles Com ... More >>
Congrats to Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455), two time winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars! Back in February, Jilly's cupcake chef, Casey Shiller, and its executive chef, Dana Holland, duked it out against other past competitors for a chance at redemption. Th ... More >>
It's been a long week. Treat yourself. Two beer fests, a centennial wine tasting and a sangria tasting provide plenty of ways to wet that whistle. Read on for some recommendations of where to eat and (most importantly) drink this weekend. See also: -Sniff and Sip at Centennial Wine Expo Friday -Hop ... More >>
The first time they were on Cupcake Wars, they took home the grand prize and all the glory. When they returned for the "Battle of the Champions," they got cut back down to size. On May 5, Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard; 314-993-5455) is back in the competition, duking it out against bake ... More >>
It seems that once Spring arrives, it's time to bust out some brews. And we are so down with that. This Saturday, April 27, Global Brew Tap House & Lounge (112 South Buchanan Street Suite 1, Edwardsville; 618-307-5858) will host the Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival and Ferguson Brewing Company (41 ... More >>
The mighty mud bug is the star of this month's food festival at Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway; 314-621-8811), and chef Brad Hagen is pulling out all the stops (and all the crawfish) to make this a feast worthy of the Big Easy. Gut Check spoke with Broadway Oyster Bar's Mary Moramarco to ... More >>
Well, that was a doozy. It's time to defrost. Warm yourself from the inside out this weekend with the likes of lovely liquids like booze and soup. Choose between events like the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival, Sloup #32 and more. See this weekend's recommendations after the jump. Friday (Feb. 2 ... More >>
Friday (Oct. 26): South Grand Creepy Crawl @ participating South Grand restaurants Enjoy drink specials and entertainment at a number of favorite South Grand watering holes. Start with select martini and beer specials set to a villainous theme at Absolutli Goosed, drop sake bombs at Sekisui in a s ... More >>
Friday (Jan. 27): Oyster and Crab Leg Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar Enjoy Gulf oysters at the peak of their sweet goodness in addition to crab legs from Alaska in special dishes such as barbecue adobo oysters, thai sesame oysters, fried crab stuffed oysters and dungeness crab. Friday, January 27 ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of MaplewoodThe weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>
Who says hospital food has to suck? Thursday at SSM DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, the cafe's gonna have some soul for its twentieth annual Soul Food Festival. Chef Arvy Dumbrys prepping oxtail soup, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, barbecue beef ribs, fried jack salmon, sweet potatoes, gree ... More >>
The baby carrot takeover marches on, with schools receiving carrot vending machines. The Middletown (Ohio) Journal reports that Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California, is test marketing the machines in Mason, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York, for two months. Seventy New Yorkers made a pizza run in ... More >>
From our sister paper Miami New Times comes this footage from the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. NSFW -- or, really, anywhere. You have been warned.
A loophole in the new law requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat and other foods. (New York Times) Those within China's food-processing industry expect more scandals in the future. (USA Today) The story of a British man who really, really wanted to attend a German beer festival. (Daily Tele ... More >>
Time for wine!
Long drin the King
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 9/28 Simply Devine: Kick off St. Louis Wine Festival weekend at Bacchus at the Basin ... More >>
Make your own wine? At least curious about it? I just learned that www.WinePress.US -- according to its Web site, "the largest wine-making and grape-growing discussion forum on the Internet" -- will host its third annual WineFest here in St. Louis Thursday, August 23 - Saturday, August 25. The festi ... More >>