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House and Home

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Homegrown Tomato Challenge is Back!

    After a five-year absence, NatureSweet Tomatoes is bringing the Homegrown Tomato Challenge back to our fair city for its 50th event nationwide. Local gardeners' and farmers' wares will be tasted and rated by judges like Ligaya Figueras over at Sauce magazine. There's also a new event this year: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Report: Big Increase in Bed Bugs in St. Louis

    There has been a pretty big increase in bed bug infestation calls in St. Louis. So says a new report from Terminix, a pest control company that has released its annual data on bed bug calls in cities across the country. And St. Louis made the cut! As one of the cities with the greatest increases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Saturday is Webster Groves Herb Society's Annual Herb Sale

    This is the big one, as far as herb sales go. The Webster Groves Herb Society's sale is jam-packed with middle-aged to elderly women rubbing leaves and sniffing their fingers, all of them muttering to themselves about something. Probably aphids, but who knows? It can get tense in that first twenty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Photos: Seven Arch Coal Protesters Lock Themselves to 500-Pound Plant Pot, Face Arrest

    Here's one way to make a scene: Lock yourself to a 500-pound potted plant inside a corporate building as others dance and sing loudly in the lobby. That's exactly what a group of activists did yesterday inside the Arch Coal headquarters in Creve Coeur. And the demonstration -- aimed at drawing atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Kay Ottinger: St. Louis Interior Decorator Indicted for Overbilling Clients $1 Million

    Above: A fashion faux pas nearly as criminal as Ms. Ottinger's. ​With the exception of my extremely ethical mother, I thought it was the somewhat accepted that interior designers overbill their clients. (Hey, if you really need professional advice on which throw pillow best matches the sofa, frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Sucky Scourge: Bed Bugs at the University of Illinois

    www.parkwayexterminating.comGood night, sleep tight, don't let the...​Oh, shudder! Over the weekend, a student at the University of Illinois in Urbana reported bed bugs in her dorm room at Evans Hall.School officials told the News-Gazette that the problem was quickly contained, and didn't spread p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Man Reaches Into New Bag of Potting Soil, Gets Bit by Copperhead Snake

    Image viaGet this mf snake out of my mf potting soil bag​You're bathed in the warm breath of spring, delighting in the joy of your garden, oh sunshine and love, and you tear open your fresh bag of potting soil and GET BIT BY A MOTHERF&%ING SNAKE. That's what happened to Steven McGregor last sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Magazine Names St. Louis' Neighborhood "Best Bargain" in Nation

    Google MapsA couple of the turn-of-century homes in Compton Heights, some of which can go for as low as $200,000, according to This Old House.​This Old House magazine shines a spotlight on St. Louis this month, singling out the Compton Heights neighborhood as one of the best bargains in the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Dreaming of Spring With Drop Swap Grow

    Drop. Swap. Grow.​Isn't it time to chisel through the ice and start planting, already? This winter's been enough to make even the blackest thumb long for gardening season. Local artist Holly Schroeder, owner of South City Studio, is way ahead of us. She's spent the winter planning "Drop. Swa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Eat a Delicious 16-Ounce Porterhouse Steak for Fifty Cents

    ​Freeloaders, cheapskates and misers of the region unite! In what could prove to be a most unwise experiment, Monarch Restaurant, in Maplewood, is offering patrons a chance to pay whatever they damn well please for their dining experience. Beginning next week on Mondays and Tuesdays, customer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2010
  • Calendar

    June 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.14

    ​ Chipotle takes lead on supporting fair treatment of migrant tomato workers. (Gourmet)In defense of canned food, and the family who lived on stuff in their pantry all summer. (The Boston Globe, Omaha World-Herald)What's the big deal with the little hoki fish? (Dailyfinance.com)Is vegetable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    At Camp Kumquat, City Kids Learn About Crops, Sustainability and Weeds

    Earlier this morning, eight campers, age nine to twelve, and their two counselors, Washington University students, crouched around a potato bed in the university's student garden, the Burning Kumquat."OK, who here can tell us how long it takes for a potato to grow?" asks counselor Katie Anderson, wh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2009

    The Parlor Mob

    9 p.m. Friday, February 20. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Dining

    August 13, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 23, 2008

    There Will Be Pollen

    Your garden can make it happen

  • Music

    May 21, 2008

    Rock & Roll Prom

    9 p.m. Friday, May 23. The Way Out Club, 2525 South Jefferson Avenue

  • Music

    May 21, 2008

    Midwest Mayhem

    7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. City Museum, 701 North 15th Street

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Restaurant Tidbit: Off the Vine

    Off the Vine, the brand-new restaurant at 2605 Hampton Avenue, has launched a rudimentary Web site. Not much there as of yet, but it does feature the most important info: Chef Andy White's lunch and dinner menus. Go check it out. -Ian Froeb

  • Dining

    November 21, 2007

    Palmer Santa Claus Solid Milk Chocolate Flavored

    $2.00
    Walgreens
    3631 Gravois Avenue

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Kitchen Nightmares: Dillons

    RFT editorial intern Jeanette Kozlowski is a big fan of bad-boy British chef Gordon Ramsay. Each week she'll recap the latest episode of Ramsay's new FOX series Kitchen Nightmares. If you've ever been nervous about eating at an empty restaurant, this second installment of Kitchen Nightmares will c ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2006

    Garden of Good and Evil

    Criticism sprouts over the new attraction for kids at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Keller Williams

    Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

  • Dining

    November 16, 2005

    Ting Tang

    Duff's, 392 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-0522

  • Calendar

    November 16, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 16, 2005

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Meat Beaters

    Unreal mingles with true meat-masters, joins the campaign to save CBGB and receives a dispatch from Redbird Nation. Plus, what's Keebler doing handing out roach clips?

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2005

    High-Tech and Seek

    Geocaching in Sullivan

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2005

    Are You Experienced?

    Foodies and oenephiles, rejoice -- your good taste will benefit the St. Louis Rep

  • Music

    December 8, 2004

    Just Get Out!

    We evict party laggers, improve our singing voice and remember the best beer ad of all time

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best French Fries

    O'Connell's Pub

  • Music

    September 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 22, 2004

    Compost This

    The Natural Living Expo & Health Fair wants you to feel good

  • Culture

    February 11, 2004

    Stick a Fork in It

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the dining room

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Garden Center

    Bayer Garden Shops Inc.

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2003

    Tkachuk vs. MacInnis

    Blues' internal squabbles

  • Culture

    April 9, 2003

    Party Person

    Artichoke of a play unfolds layer by layer

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Tourist Attraction

    Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Calendar

    January 23, 2002

    Molehills

    A new exhibit at the Butterfly House may have you seeing the eyesore on your lawn in a new light

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best City Neighborhood

    St. Louis Hills

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Restaurant Restroom

    Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Japanese Cuisine

    Robata of Japan

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2001

    Toony Loons

    Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation leaves audiences screaming with laughter even as they recoil in horror

  • Dining

    April 5, 2000

    Teppan Dancing

    Going east -- 15 miles or so -- for great Japanese food

  • Dining

    July 21, 1999
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