One of the biggest St. Louis stories this week is news that Father Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University, will be stepping down after months of faculty and student protest. One controversial component of Biondi's leadership is his record on land acquisition and development -- with som ... More >>
It is time for Lawrence Biondi to move on.
So said Saint Louis University's president Father Lawrence Biondi in his announcement that he will be stepping down as head of the school -- a move that surprised many and sent reporters scrambling for details Saturday night. He broke the news at a priva ... More >>
Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, announced tonight that he is stepping down -- after months of protest from faculty and students pushing for him to resign as head of the Jesuit school.
"Just as I helped lead SLU's transformation when I arrived here more t ... More >>
The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>
Restaurants often appear in the "Leads" section of the St. Louis Business Journal, which lists recent federal and state tax liens, lawsuits and the like, but the high profile and high dollar amount of the federal tax lien listed in the paper's June 15 issue grabbed Gut Check's attention. The federal ... More >>
George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine breaks what is, without a doubt, the biggest restaurant story of the year so far: Chef and co-owner Wes Johnson has departed Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787), the restaurant that he opened in early 2011 to acclaim both local (Riverfront Times' "Best New R ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergRoasted garlic, with accompaniments, at Cafe PintxosI present to you one of the stranger experiences from my five years of reviewing restaurants: the futile quest for the namesake dish at Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 314-338-2500). My review of Café Pintxos, the tapas bar ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe ensalda de pulpo (octopus salad) at Café PintxosThis week, I visit Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 314-338-2500), the restaurant inside the new Hotel Ignacio in midtown.The Basque term pintxos is roughly synonymous with tapas, and if you think of Café Pintxos as a tapas ... More >>
Robin UtzThe flatbreads and Melon Chorizo & Alcachofa PintxoThis weekend, Gut Check had plans to see a show at Powell Hall. (We do things other than eat, you know!) This gave us a perfect opportunity to check out the tapas and atmosphere at the newly opened Café Pintxos (3407 Olive Street; 3 ... More >>