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."
It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. But also burgers. Love and burgers. And fries. And does Gut Check detect a hint of waffle? We do!
This Valentine's Day, both White Castle and Waffle House are capitalizing on the romantic holiday by offering a (comparatively) upscale couple's dining exp ... More >>
"Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous
So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>
I should begin here: During the actual '90s, I was much too busy listening to Japanese videogame soundtracks (educate yourself) to actually enjoy '90s pop music. My first-hand memories of most of it are hearing it in a car, at a skating rink, on somebody else's Discman, and shaking my head in lonely ... More >>
As you likely know by now, Monarch closed after service this past Saturday, March 10. The closure leaves a hole in the dining scene and one of our most talented chefs without a professional kitchen to call his own. It also means a large piece of property in the heart of Maplewood stands empty.
Mona ... More >>
Sweet TomatoesSalad bar Sweet Tomatoes is just one local eatery donating to the Joplin tornado victims. Update: Another restaurant is the latest in the string of eateries to donate to the Joplin relief effort. This time, area Culver's (4140 Rusty Road, South St. Louis County; 314-845-0964 or ... More >>
Image viaThis week, a letter signed by some 550 health professionals appeared in several major newspapers, urging McDonald's to drop Ronald McDonald as its mascot.McDonald's response? Hell, no.Still, like any successful Fortune 500 company, McDonald's has a contingency plan should circumstances f ... More >>
Last week, Ian tried out a box of the new and improved Spudmaster Colossal Chips.
Anxious to try them yourself? You can take home your own box of Spudmasters (as well as a Hardee's Opening Day shirt and a pair of RFT sunglasses). All you have to do is tell us the name of the chip company's ... More >>
Of all the staples on the fast-food menu, Gut Check has a special place in our plaque-clogged heart for the fried chicken sandwich. The softness of the bun yielding to the crispness of the exterior of the chicken and then the juicy meat inside...it's heaven!
Of course, that's the idealized v ... More >>
image viaChristopher Thompson, a 26-year-old from Pekin, Illinois, appears to have gone, well, a little nuts. (That's a sleeper pun, just so you know. You'll laugh later.)Last Friday, a friend put a squirrel carcass on the dashboard of Thompson's car as a joke. Like any normal person would, he de ... More >>
This one's for you, dear readers.
In honor of this year's Best of St. Louis issue, which hits the street today (woohoo!), we at RFT wanted to honor a different kind of "best" -- the best contributions from you, our readers.
In the last year, your comments have made us laugh. They've made us cry ... More >>
At 22, Jerome Maurice Ruffin had four children and no job, and the police were after him again. Then a cop shot and killed him in an alley. Witnesses, family and friends want to know why. The cops aren't talking.