The Corner Cup (1221 Tamm Avenue) opened Monday, January 20 next to its sister restaurant, Tamm Avenue Grille. Co-owner of both, Ben Strake, tells Gut Check that he and his partners saw a big need for a coffee shop in Dogtown. See also: Dogtown: Where to Eat and Drink In St. Louis' Hibernian Hot Sp ... More >>
Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>
Rasheen Aldridge had just finished working the lunch rush at the Jimmy John's in Soulard when he says his manager handed him a hand-written sign and asked that he hold it while he snapped a photo. The sign's message? "I made three wrong sandwiches."
A man running from police last night apparently decided that the St. Louis Zoo was a good place to hide. It was not. An unnamed 23-year-old male allegedly attempted to scale the fence of the zoo by the antelope enclosure last night and was finally apprehended once an officer tased him. Earlier, ... More >>
At the end of September, Lafayette Fire Company No. 1 closed the doors of its location at 1801 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square, ostensibly to move to 3518 Hampton Avenue. After some initial work on the Hampton space, formerly the home Da Baldo's Trattoria, the Lafayette Fire crew appears to have go ... More >>
Guess where we ate this burger topped with four different cheeses and you could win $20 to Haveli Indian Restaurant (9720 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-423-7300). Hint: We dined at a neighborhood bar in the south Hampton area. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter ha ... More >>
In the nearly four years since the low-slung building that used to house Off the Vine has been closed, the space at Hampton and Columbia avenues sat dark and empty, acquiring cobwebs. Nearly three weeks after it has reopened, 2605 Hampton Avenue, now known as SOHA Bar & Grill, is still rather dark. ... More >>
A tipster informed Gut Check yesterday afternoon that Lafayette Fire Company No. 1 (1801 Park Avenue; 314-621-5001) planned to leave the Lafayette Square address that has been its home since opening in 2009. Its destination? Somewhere on Hampton Avenue in south city.
Reminder: Voting continues through the end of the day Sunday! Cast your vote if you haven't already. Gut Check asked you to nominate St. Louis' most underrated Italian restaurants, and you delivered. We've read your thoughts and narrowed the field to ten semifinalists. Vote after the jump now throu ... More >>
As we grudgingly made out our income tax checks to the government last week, we felt relieved that our annual nightmare was over. Then we turned to our gas bill and noticed this printed on the bottom: "University Ci Tax: $4.30." And at the bottom of our receipt from the Brentwood Target: "Incl 1% Ha ... More >>
Ah, March Madness. It's the period of time when gamblers around the world have hopes and dreams crushed by random, random schools. Basketball sometimes gets lost in the pomp and circumstance of college sports. It's become increasingly commonplace, for instance, for fans of schools to go a little o ... More >>
Norman TammonsNorman Tammons has been charged with four counts of robbery and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly stole three cars Saturday in St. Louis and crashed all three vehicles within minutes. According to authorities, the 31-year-old from Centreville approa ... More >>
Update 11:45 a.m.Police have identified the suspect who killed himself early this morning as 34-year-old Robert Fuller. Fuller and Goertzen were in a relationship, according to police. Update 9:40 a.m. The suspect in Goertzen's death, a 34-year-old man, reportedly killed himself around 2 a.m. today ... More >>
In addition to friendly natives and muggy weather, St. Louis provides a myriad of places to light up.Smoking ban? What smoking ban?We recently got an up-to-date list of bars that have received exemptions from the city's nine-month-old smoking ban from gadfly Bill Hannegan, who advocates for the f ... More >>
www.bandittrackerstlouis.comMcBurglar: "super-size that bundle for me, please."Three and a half months into the year, there have already been 24 bank robberies in the St. Louis area -- more than double the number of robberies by this point last year. (The number doesn't include Illinois count ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to an article examining the ongoing traffic jams at the Hampton Avenue of Forest Park. After a new traffic plan failed to alleviate the gridlock this weekend, we asked the question: How do you spot a St. Louis tourist? Answer: They're the people waiting 40 minutes o ... More >>
Yes, the trolley will look like it was ripped from the pages of a children's book.Look for trolley buses to begin navigating their way through Forest Park this week as part of the latest effort to ease traffic congestion though St. Louis' "Crown Jewel." In addition to the trolleys, the park also ... More >>
Kate StewartBananas at the Hampton Village Schnucks on Jan. 31. Sunday night, Facebook and Twitter lit up with a panic. Not just from the news of the impending storm doom, but because of a lack of bananas. Readers reported that Schnucks stores in Richmond Center only had organic bananas in ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, November 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Chef David Molina of BARcelona Tapas is quiet. When he speaks, it's soft and succinct, an artifact of his intense focus on his food and the job in front of him. "I don't have a lot of time to do much of anything," he says. "This place keeps me really busy. If I do have some free time, I jus ... More >>
Ready for its closeup: A hearty St. Louis welcome to Salume Beddu's storefront!Late last week Salume Beddu opened its new storefront at 3467 Hampton with little fanfare. They're stocking lots of small-craft goodies along with their products, including Benton's country ham from Tennessee, ar ... More >>
Talk about your slow news days. Unreal hasn't heard back from our friends in the movie-screenin' business, but we just had to share this priceless photo and story from our other friends in the newspaper-writin' business: Yessiree, seems today would be the day to get around to seeing Paul Blart: Mall ... More >>
Wanna buy a barbecue joint? Smokin' Al's BBQ (1216 Hampton Avenue) is listed for sale at this Web site. The asking price is $59,000. The restaurant appears not to be open at this time, or at least not during its listed hours. The restaurant was dark this afternoon, and the phone number is "temporar ... More >>
Highlander Bar and Grill
5656 Oakland Avenue
Del Pietro's Ristorante, 5625 Hampton Avenue; 314-351-1700.
Schnucks, 60 Hampton Village Plaza; 314-353-5060.
The Pitted Olive, 5815 Hampton Avenue, 314-832-6548
Letters from the issue of Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Jennifer Joyce contest results, a psychic porn star and perhaps the only Provel-related legal battle in history: Who could ask for anything more? (We've got dirt on Gephardt and the Cards, too, just in case you're greedy.)
Bread & Roses means art for justice
People reveal themselves, often in ways they don't intend, and the rest of us get to watch!
Tastes of Tilles and Central West End
Week of January 23, 2002
Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest
Locals who want to sell their used CDs to retailers in the city of St. Louis will be required to put their paws to the inkpad
(Comprising a random collection of ingredients from St. Louis food and wine)