In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. MME's ... More >>
Dogtown fully embraces its Irish identity as evidenced by the Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade where attendees hold nothing back, imbibing from sunup to sundown in celebration of St. Patrick and shamrocks. During the rest of the year, though, Dogtown is home to a solid core of n ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>
Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Bob Dolan of The Dubliner. Below is a Q&A with Dolan, followed by his recipe for a Bee Tea. Bob Dolan is a man of simple tastes and few words. He loves vod ... More >>
Forget Chicago and its green river. Heck, move over, Ireland! St. Louis has some of the biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day celebrations around! With two parades -- one downtown on Saturday and one in Dogtown on Sunday -- St. Louis is the place to knock back a pint of Guinness in your finest gree ... More >>
A downtown resident was charged today with robbing a South City bank. Cameron Harral, a 31-year-old from the 1600 block of Locust Street downtown, faces one count of first-degree robbery for the incident that happened on Dec. 31 in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood. According to court records, Harral ... More >>
Today, Wendy's opens its first "ultra-modern" fast-casual restaurant in the Greater St. Louis Area at 2130 South Hampton Avenue. By coincidence -- because we haven't been stalking it daily -- Gut Check crashed happened upon the restaurant's grand opening VIP event yesterday evening. And let's just ... More >>
The mere rumor of a third Whole Foods Market for the St. Louis area, this one possibly located within the city limits -- rumors that weren't exactly quashed by Whole Foods' curiously phrased denial -- definitely sparked the interest of Gut Check readers and passers-by.The original post has 39 com ... More >>
Prosecutors have now postponed Lembke's trial on two occasions.State senator Jim Lembke was due in court this morning in downtown St. Louis for a jury trial to consider his guilty appeal on a red-light camera citation issued to him in January. The Republican from south St. Louis County tells Dail ... More >>
Courtesy of Deliver STLPatrick Conner gets hungry sometimes. It happens to the best of us. About a year ago, he became both hungry and inspired, a less common combination that resulted in a website, deliverstl.com, and a fledgling business that it turns out is not protected by patents. The fu ... More >>
Francis R. Slay, the man who smoothed the path for his son's ascendancy into St. Louis politics, passed away this morning at the age of 83.The senior Slay was a Democratic committeeman in the city for more than four decades, a former state representative and the city's former recorder of deeds. In 2 ... More >>
Lembke says "idiots" have tried to spin the story as they see fit.State senator Jim Lembke tells Daily RFT this morning that he's not worried about being found guilty in municipal court last week in St. Louis for a red-light camera ticket. In December Lembke (R - South St. Louis County) filed a b ... More >>
Trip Powers: great name, great beard, allegedly terrible decisions.Yesterday, Daily RFT told the tale of the awesomely named and magnificently bearded -- or, if you like, magnificently named and awesomely bearded -- Trip Powers and his early-morning visit to the Denny's at 1515 Hampton Avenue. My ... More >>
St. Louis Police DepartmentKenneth McClureUpdate: St. Louis County police have questioned two people on suspicion of killing McClure. Otis Richmond, 32, and Angel Scheibel, 25, live in the 3400 block of Juniata in south St. Louis, just down the street from where McClure's Camaro was discovered ye ... More >>
blog.stlcomics.comA man identified as McClure on a local comic book website.The owner of Legends Comics and Sports Cards, Kenneth McClure, held police at bay for more than four hours yesterday after authorities attempted to arrest him on charges of statutory rape involving a 13-year-old girl. The ... More >>
Two years into the phenomenal run of Pappy's Smokehouse, the Midtown barbecue joint that has gained national attention and has lines out the door daily, co-owner Mike Emerson shares the secret of his success:"I'm a 54-year-old knucklehead who got lucky cooking barbecue."Robin WheelerMike Emerson, co ... More >>
stlslam1.comSlam-a-Lam-a-Ding-Dong: St. Louis players rejoice Saturday. I'm not much of a sports reporter (commenters on this blog would tell you I'm not much of any kind of reporter), so please excuse the fact that I didn't realize our St. Louis Slam played this past weekend for the Womens Footb ... More >>
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Week of October 27, 2004
A week of the drink
Aaron Whalen brings Spanish flair (and delicious food) to the Lou
Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
Tim Mallett's Big Sky Cafe offers a spread of great food
Bi-State is losing riders and money. Mike McGrath, who has driven a bus for more than a year, thinks he knows what's wrong.
The little flower shops wound extra rolls of floral tape, and the photographers wound fresh film, and the Bosnian seamstresses stitched poufs of netting to strapless bodices. DuBourg High was planning its prom.
The River des Peres tells the history of St. Louis -- our relationship to nature, to this place, to our own waste. Now there's talk of "beautifying" the river we never got around to cleaning.
St. Louis is the sport's Cooperstown, but another Walgreens closes the next-to-last alley in the city