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    July 30, 2014

    Missouri Is the No. 5 Most "BBQ-Crazed" State

    According to a new real estate study from Estately, Missouri is the No. 5 most barbecue-crazed state in the country. That's it?! Coming in at No. 1 is Alabama, followed by Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Hey, at least we beat Kansas. See also: Spare No Rib Lands on Zagat's 15 Hottest Barbecue Restau ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Tom Colicchio On Tatyana Telnikova's Decision to Change Craft Art Bar Name: "Wise"

    Consider these two very different restaurateurs. The first is Tatyana Telnikova, small-business owner, proprietress of the quirky and beloved HandleBar in the Grove, Russian immigrant. The other is Tom Colicchio, star of TV's Top Chef, pioneer of the New York restaurant scene, and owner of the wildl ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    France Warns Tourists Against Visiting North St. Louis

    The U.S. State Department keeps a list of countries where extreme human-rights abuses, active military conflicts or weather disasters would prevent Americans from vacationing safely. Turns out, other countries have the same list -- and St. Louis is on it.

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    April 30, 2013

    How Does a Small Band Book a Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    UFO Over St. Charles County? Probably Not, KTVI Fox 2 Investigation Finds

    Did Google Street View capture an unidentified flying object over St. Charles County? KTVI Fox 2 says that "many are still debating" the content of an image that could maybe, possibly be a mysterious UFO. And who exactly is debating this? Not John Lakey of the St. Louis Science Center -- the only pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Win Chick-fil-A 2013 Cow Calendar, Gift Card and Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

    It doesn't quite feel like the holidays until Chick-fil-A (multiple locations) sends you its annual cow calendar that you didn't know about until today. Apparently this year marks the sixteenth anniversary of the cow calendar, and Gut Check is giving ours away. It comes with a "Chick-fil-A Calendar ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The Best Ways to Watch "Hurricane Sandy" Roll in From Afar

    If you've turned on the TV or gone on the internet today, you might know that the Eastern Seaboard is being battered by a freak hurricane, obnoxiously aptly named "Frankenstorm". Meteorologists and TV newscasters are running out of terrifying things to say about this bad boy, Hurricane Sandy, as i ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Weezer's Lost "Songs From The Black Hole" Album Finally Released... By A Message Board

    Twenty years ago, the people who yesterday released a complete, remarkably full-sounding version of Songs from the Black Hole, the lost Weezer rock opera begun and abandoned before Pinkerton, probably would have just started a zine or something. The internet's amplified a lot of things--celebrity s ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Inside an Ashen Building, a Legal Aide Adds Color

    "Does that make sense?" asks Vara Lyons. "I'm trying to not sound like a cerebral art historian." She can't help herself. Lyons is a legal assistant for the Community Affairs Bureau of City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office. She's also a self-described art history nerd whose life has been shad ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Beware the Killer Chitlins!

    File under: "Things You Were Already Afraid Of But For Other, More, Shall We Say...Visceral Reasons ." This just in from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service: Undercook those holiday chitlins at your peril. (Or, more precisely, at the peril of Grandma, Gramps and ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 21, 2011

    House Coat Project a Wrap: Still "Stoopid" or Kind of Cool?

    A Daily RFT post last week about the art project "House Coat" drew a lot of comments from readers, most of them highly critical of artist Leeza Meksin's vision of wrapping a south St. Louis home in spandex.That said, we thought it only fair to post some photos of the final product taken just before ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    November 25, 2010
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    August 16, 2010

    Soulard Oktoberfest Cleavage Controversy: Botched German Translation Edition

    Image viaWe know nutzing about zee German translation.​Last week, Daily RFT reported on a controversial decision by Metro and JCDecaux to cancel a deal with Soulard Oktoberfest for $10,000 worth of bus stop advertising because the festival wants to promote itself with a poster that features four f ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Interview Outtakes: Emily Haines of Metric on Her Internet Admirers and Vampire Love

    Metric is finally coming back to St. Louis.​Later today, I'll be trekking out to Maryland Heights for Lilith Fair. Expect photos and a recap tomorrow. In the meantime, please check out our interview with Metric's Emily Haines -- and some outtakes below. Snag Metric's Daytrotter session right h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    St. Louis Blogger "The Beautiful Kind" Fired for Writing About Sex

    Emily GoodSt. Louis sex blogger The Beautiful Kind had her cover blown on Twitter -- and lost her job.​Two months ago Riverfront Times featured local pseudonymous sex blogger The Beautiful Kind as part of our "Bloggers Bakers Dozen [scroll down]." "The Beautiful Kind might make you blush," R ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Fun Facts: The Knack Once Played at Kirkwood High School

    The Knack's "My Sharona" spent over a month at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard singles chart in late summer 1979 -- from August 25 to September 29. In that period, the band apparently performed to 900 people at Kirkwood High School, at least according to the book So, Where'd You Go to High School? ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Foreigner, Vince Neil Coming to the Bottleneck Blues Bar

    Very quietly, next year's concert calendar at the Bottleneck Blues Bar has already been filling up. On January 21, Foreigner will be performing tunes from its new album, Can't Slow Down, and allllll of its hits. And then on Thursday, February 11, that lovable scamp Vince Neil from Motley Crue will b ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Introducing Sweet Scout: The Sweet Scout is Introduced to Crème Brûlée

    User "Jellyfish Juice," Wikimedia Commons​Adrienne Jones is a writer, photographer and world-class eater who blogs at A Girl and Her Camera. She loves desserts and has been known to take to a frosting tub with little more than a spoon and a well-tuned sweet tooth. She will report on her lates ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Google "Alerts" Herald Really Important News, like today's, "Man With Workout-Ball-Slashing Fetish Charged"

    Every once in awhile Google's and Yahoo's "alert" e-mails bring Unreal a nugget of can't-live-without news, like an announcement of a gigantic bible-eating & pie-beating convention at America's Center, or the publication of a book about how not to make sex with your mother-in-law really awkward. ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    The Best of Gut Check: Throwback of the House

    Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia Commons Robin Wheeler writes the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.While Gut Check is on ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    What the Hell is a Michigan Left?

    The Post-Dispatch reports today that St. Louis County officials plan to solve the traffic clusterfuck that is the intersection of Manchester and Hanley Roads with something called a "Michigan Left," rather than the overpass solution that was previously being considered.No, it's not a football play. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Celebrate Pi Day at Sugaree Bakery

    Courtesy Sugaree BakeryReceived an e-mail from Pat Rutherford-Pettine, owner of Dogtown's Sugaree Baking Company (1242 Tamm Avenue). The bakery is celebrating Pi Day -- tomorrow, March 14, or 3.14 -- with those pi-shaped cookies pictured here and plenty of pie. The bakery is open to the public Frida ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    FoodWire: Celebrate Pi Day at...Pi

    Saturday, March 14, is Pi Day, when math geeks everywhere celebrate 3.14. (The holiday doesn't officially start till 1:59 p.m., I'm told.) It also happens to be the first birthday of the Delmar Loop pizzeria Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard; Web site). Since its opening last year, Pi has gained quite the f ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    A Table for How Many? at Gokul

    Stefani Pollack is the author of the food blogs Cupcake Project and Food Interviews. She is also a member of the St. Louis Dinner Club. She blogs about her large-group dining experiences for Gut Check.Gokul Snacks & Sweets10633 Page Avenue, Overland314-428-8888When 12 Turns Into 22When I called ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Gerard Craft Featured (Again!) in Food & Wine Magazine [Updated]

    Gerard Craft (alone, right) cooks for Napa Valley winemakers. Gerard Craft of Niche (1831 Sidney Street; Web site) is featured in the April issue of Food & Wine. In the article "Napa Cabernet Now," the magazine had Craft, one of its reigning Best New Chefs, cook lunch for seven of Napa Valley's ... More >>

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    March 7, 2009

    La Dolce Via is Back and All's Right With the World

    Jennifer SilverbergLa Dolce Via owner Marcia Sindel, once again the baker of the city's finest scones.Things to make St. Louisans happy this weekend: the (temporary) onset of spring, lovely warm weather (also temporary), waking up in the morning to the happy chirping of birds, the sight of Girl Scou ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    George Clooney, Have You Considered...

    Dear Mr. Clooney,We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are big fans of your work, dating all the way back to your turn as Jo's boyfriend on The Facts of Life.When we heard you were filming a new movie in St. Louis, we couldn't contain our excitement. We know people are claiming to have spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    George Clooney, Have You Considered...

    Dear Mr. Clooney,We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are big fans of your work, dating all the way back to your turn as Jo's boyfriend on The Facts of Life.When we heard you were filming a new movie in St. Louis, we couldn't contain our excitement. We know people are claiming to have sp ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    A Table for How Many? at Thai Sawadee

    Stefani Pollack is the author of the food blogs Cupcake Project and Food Interviews. She is also a member of the St. Louis Dinner Club. She blogs about her large-group dining experiences for Gut Check.Thai Sawadee171 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield636-728-0308 Booking was a BreezeThe friendly ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    FoodWire: Saleem's in U. City to Become Ranoush

    A sign outside the former Saleem's location at 6501 Delmar Boulevard in University City says that the space will become Ranoush. The sign describes Ranoush as a "Middle-Eastern restaurant -- the Syrian experience." No further details at this time.

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    January 21, 2009

    FoodWire: McCormick & Schmick's Opening 2.24

    The much-anticipated opening of St. Louis' first McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant will take place on Monday, February 24 at 4 p.m. The restaurant is located next to the new Barnes & Noble in the West County Shopping Center.From the press release I received today:McCormick & Schm ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Painting Space

    My heavens, that's nice art

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    January 16, 2009

    Would You Notice If Someone Shot You In the Head?

    A man from Belleville didn't, and apparently that's not entirely uncommon. From the Belleville News-Democrat:BELLEVILLE -- A doctor said Thursday it's possible for a person to get shot with a small-caliber bullet and not know it.That's what apparently happened to Robert Bunn Sr., 69, who was found d ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    FoodWire: Man Shoots at Webster Groves Llywelyn's

    Update (1/16/09 5:15 p.m.): The shooter has been identified and charged. According to the Post, Ryan H. Miller, 31, of the 3900 block of Jamieson Avenue in St. Louis, has been charged with felony discharge of a firearm at a building, felony first-degree property damage and misdemeanor property damag ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Coming Soon - The Map Room

    Opening soon at 1901 Withnell Avenue in Benton Park will be the Map Room, a café. The web site -- kudos to the owners for setting up a useful site before opening -- features a description:Whether you're looking for a great cup of coffee or an exceptional glass of wine, you will always find a warm ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Review Preview: The Fountain on Locust

    As its name might suggest, the Fountain on Locust is a throwback to the days of soda fountains and lunch counters, of phosphates and ice-cream floats. If that doesn't offer enough opportunities for nostalgia, the restaurant occupies the former Stutz showroom along what was once Locust Street's autom ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    A Cheap-Eats Map for St. Louis University

    In honor of the first day of classes of St. Louis University, I've put together a Google map of various spots near the SLU campus where students can find relatively cheap food. This isn't meant to be comprehensive, nor can I personally vouch for each place. Consider it a work in progress. If I misse ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008
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    June 17, 2008
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    May 9, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    What Is Suadero? (Besides Tasty, That Is)

    Photo: Ian Froeb While waiting for lunch at La Vallesana a few days ago, I noticed a meat on the taqueria's menu that I'd never seen before: suadero. I don't speak Spanish, but sometimes I can figure out unfamiliar words through the other languages I've studied or English cognates or just sheer du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE When Billy Joel isn't crashing his car into various objects, he's setting the record straight on A to Z. St. Louis places fourth on the list of Forbes' Most Affordable Places To Live Well. (Via STL Rising) A big high-fiv ... More >>

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    September 25, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb resurrects Reader Review of the Week. Annie Zaleski tells us what's going on in the local music blogosphere. www.billmacewen.com "Is that an iMac in your pants or are you just happy to see me"? Is the city o ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2005

    Todd Snider

    Saturday, June 18; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)

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