Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>
Every native St. Louisan knows what type of gooey butter cake person they are: a middle, an edge or even a corner eater. Now the opportunity to have your gooey butter cake in liquid alcohol form has finally arrived thanks to the mixologist at the Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863 ... More >>
Friday (June 29): Yelp Drinks Friday Happy Hour @ Ernesto's Wine Bar Yelp often? Meet other Yelpers for a special happy hour complete with half price drinks like razzberry lemon punch and screaming bloody marias. Snack on special food prices for pulled pork sliders, flatbreads and more. 5 to 7 p.m ... More >>
Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>
Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane. If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Chez Marilyn bartender Jacob Scarborough. Below is a Q&A with Scarborough, followed by a video of him mixing an Almond Joy martini. Alissa NelsonWouldn't you just ... More >>
Got a Tweet from executive chef Josh Galliano about a "Farmers Dinner" at Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; Web site) on Wednesday, June 10. The dinner will feature five-courses from Galliano highlighting produce from Claverach Farm and Root Cellar. The cost is $65 per person, which includes wine pairi ... More >>
I just can't envision myself, you know, the big straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt sitting on some beach. Particularly since I quit drinking.- President George W. Bush at his final press conference, 1.12.09This is the most self-aware statement our soon-to-be former president has ever uttered. Not only ... More >>
Brio Tuscan Grille, 1601 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-432-4410.
Barrister's, 15 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-5007.
Moolah Theatre and Lounge, 3821 Lindell Boulevard, 314-446-6868
Kirk's American Bistro, 512 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-1456
The Cheesecake Factory, 1062 St. Louis Galleria, 314-721-0505
Nik's Wine Bar & Hookah Lounge
Trust us -- the food at Z is great. You just won't be able to see it.