Howard Johnson

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    9 Reasons Why Opening Day Should Be a National Holiday

    If you're a lifelong St. Louisan, it may surprise you to know that Opening Day is not actually a national holiday. It just feels like one here in the Lou. But two St. Louis institutions -- former Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith and Anheuser-Busch -- are petitioning the U.S. government to declare Op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From December 17 to 23

    Plenty of excellent shows this week; particularly as we enter the weekend -- local releases galore. We'll get into that in more detail on the weekend post though. Supposedly, the world is ending this weekend as well. I know what you are thinking, and I don't really buy it either, but then again the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Dom DeLuise, 1933-2009, Not From St. Louis

    Today the world mourns the death of comedian Dom DeLuise, who passed away after a long illness.Unreal mourns DeLuise too -- as we have mourned all of those who co-starred with him in Blazing Saddles and preceded him in death. Unreal is by no means a cineaste -- heck, we'd sooner bowl than watch a mo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2008
  • Music

    June 7, 2006

    Twangs for the Memories

    Music mavens reflect on Twangfests of yore

  • Music

    January 4, 2006

    Let's Get It Started

    B-Sides cops to liking the Black Eyed Peas, talks to local-boy-done-good Marty Ehrlich and dreams up some new logos for American Idol contestants

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

    But where are all the sign makers?

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    HoJo Mojo

    The last Howard Johnson's west of the Mississippi closes, leaving its patrons with no place to dine

  • Dining

    March 20, 2002

    Shallow Grove

    St. Louis legend Busch's Grove doesn't deserve its exalted status

  • Dining

    June 21, 2000

    Get Your Goat

    Making a passage to India Palace for interesting, tasty fare

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    The Devil's Playground

    The Rev. Pigg takes a poke at the satanic influences of kid favorites Pokémon and the Teletubbies