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    August 11, 2014

    Chef Chat: Lauren "Lulu" Loomis Is Bursting with Pure Joy

    Though Lauren "Lulu" Loomis wishes she had the ability to teleport herself around the world, she's already logged quite a few miles. In fact, it was while she was in New Zealand, working on an organic farm with her husband Robert Tucker, that the idea for Lulu's Local Eatery (3201 South Grand Boulev ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Dad Gets Receipt For His "F**kin Needy Kids" At Friendly's[PHOTO]

    One local dad got a pretty unpleasant Father's Day surprise when he paid his bill at Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) on Sunday afternoon. Joe Gibson told the Post-Dispatch that he spent the day with his four-year-old son at the Missouri Botanical Garden before grabbing ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The Nine Best Neighborhood Bars in St. Louis: 2013

    A true neighborhood bar doesn't have to be within striking distance of your front door to make you feel at home. What matters most is the experience you'll find inside these cozy confines, many of them tucked away on residential streets. Is the barkeep sassy with her attitude yet generous with her p ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    5 Best Bars for March Madness in St. Louis

    It's hard not to have a team to root for in this year's NCAA tournament with Saint Louis University, Mizzou and Illinois all three getting an invite to the Big Dance. Now the only question is this (and it's a tough one): Which pub are you going to park it in to watch all the hoop action? Below a ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Friendly's Renee DePauli: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Jaime Lees profiles Renee DePauli of Friendly's. Below is a Q&A with DePauli, followed by the recipe for the Blue Steel.Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) is a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    The Five Best Bicycle Friendly Bars in St. Louis

    This morning, we got an email from reader Rob, who is planning a biking bachelor party and was looking for our expertise in recommending some bars to stop at. He was looking specifically for dive bars, but that got us thinking bigger -- what are our favorite places to drink (responsibly, of course) ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 26 to April 1

    Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    St. Louis' Ten Best Sports Bars

    Late March is a magical time of the year, isn't it? We're midway through the NCAA Tournament (with St. Louis hosting the Midwest Regional this weekend); baseball's Opening Day is right around the corner; the NHL playoffs (featuring the Blues for the first time in three years) start in a few weeks; a ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    The Ten Best Neighborhood Bars 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 RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.Diana BenantiThe Royale̴ ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    World Series Game Seven: The Five Best Places To Watch The Cardinals In St. Louis

    ​Well sports fans, it's the day you've all been waiting for. The St. Louis Squirrels will face the Texas Trash 'Staches one final time on this most hallowed day of baseballing, Game Seven. 5. Friendly's: There's no point in going broke just for a baseball game, and at Friendly's, that's bare ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Unofficial List of St. Louis Businesses That Still Allow Smoking

    ​OK, St. Louis puffers, you asked for it, you got it: the unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban, to date. A quick word of caution: this is not a list of places that have officially been declared exempt, but rather a list of bars whose owners bel ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    May 23, 2007

    Drink by the Light of he Moon

    Hey, boozehounds, take it outside.

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    December 9, 1998