Four Loko

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Apop Records to Close its Doors October 27 After a Decade Peddling the Weird and Wild

    By Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen Patrons of Apop Records found a wide range of intriguing things to peruse and amuse the years, from half-naked no wave bands to Beryl the grouchy-yet-lovable store cat. When Tiffany Minx opened the store in 2004, she planned on running the operation for maybe five year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 28 to August 2

    This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more. Read on for some recommendations for the next seven days, and don't forget to check back on Friday for more weekend picks.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    An Instagram Homage to Four Loko

    Last week, Gut Check reported on the FTC's agreement with Phusion Projects wherein the company who sells the infamous "alcopop" Four Loko will start printing clear warnings on the labels about the amount of alcohol per big ass can. The whole kerfluffle got Gut Check thinking: We know folks love thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    FTC Cracks Down on Four Loko; Frat Boys Everywhere Weep

    If you're one of the few poor souls who have no taste buds and therefore love Four Loko, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is worried about you. On February 12, the FTC reached an agreement with Phusion Projects, LLC, makers of Four Loko, a carbonated, fruity malt beverage. Phusion is now required ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Can't Score a Bottle of BrewDog's Royal Wedding Boner Beer? Try a Crazy King George!​All this royal wedding talk is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Well, nearly anything is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Usually all it takes is something along the lines of, "Hey, want a drink?" Sometimes a mere grunt'll do. At any rate, if beer's your thing, you won't be ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Ian Froeb This week, Ian began his countdown of the Top Ten Dishes of 2010. Check out his introductory post for all the details and then see his picks for the first three slots: dishes from Flavors BBQ, Vine Mediterranean Cafe & Market and the Tavern Kitchen & Bar. Keep visiting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Four Loko, 7-Eleven

    image viaDrink of the Week is not acquainted with these hipsters, nor do we recognize the beach. But we're betting the Four Loko they've got is the original regular, not the reformulated unleaded.​If you subscribe to that line about living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Food Safety Bill in Trouble Already?

    Despite passing the Senate yesterday, the Food Safety Bill might stall because of a technical error. Roll Call explains that a provision added to the bill in the Senate violates the Constitutional rule that only the House can write tax laws. When the bill returns to the House today, representatives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Food Insecurity Rates at Record High

    The USDA's annual report shows that 17.4 million American families grappled with food insecurity in 2009. That's 15 percent of the population. The Los Angeles Times reports that this is more than three times the number of hungry families from 2006. Hunger be damned, there's wine to be auctioned! A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Food and Fashion Get Friendly

    First Gwyneth went to Spain with Mario. Then Barney's New York unveiled their chef-filled holiday window display. What's up with the marriage of fashion and food? The Wall Street Journal explores the connection that's leading to Momofuku's David Chang attending Fashion Week parties, designers like R ... More >>