This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Ladlie of Sassy JAC's. Part two, a Q & A with Ladlie, will appear Wednesday. Part three, a recipe from Ladlie, will be available Thursday. When I reviewed the southern-fried Soulard joint Sassy JAC's (1730 South Eighth Street; 314-93 ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro. Part two, a Q&A, will be published Wednesday, and part three, a recipe from Lewis, will be available on Thursday. When Rick Lewis took the helm of south city's Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314 ... More >>
LouFest is this weekend, but you will not find it listed within this post. This is because St. Louis's favorite outdoor festival will already see plenty of press this week -- hell, I'd be surprised if this blog post isn't surrounded on either side by bigass advertisements for the event. Point is, yo ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Peabody Opening Gala Aretha Franklin | Jay Leno October 1, 2011 After closing its doors twenty years ago, the Peabody Opera House (formerly Kiel Opera House) officially re-opened Saturday night and hosted a posh gala featuring the inimitable Aretha Franklin and comedic heavyweight Jay Leno. From ... More >>
Toto's not the only dog whose life was upended by a tornado -- rescue workers in Joplin have helped 900 animals.You can see their faces on the web site for the Joplin Humane Society: eager, sad, hopeful.They are the animals of Joplin, Missouri, displaced by the tornado that tore through town two ... More >>
photo courtesy of Funky Butt Brass BandTaking much of its inspiration from the New Orleans second line tradition, the Funky Butt Brass Band has earned a reputation for its infectious blend of up-tempo jazz, blues, and soul. As the six-man band readies itself for a sophomore album release, we ... More >>
Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane. If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check ... More >>
image viaThe Snowpocalypse here may have amounted to just a few inches, but the news from Egypt is really just as bad as you've heard. Daily RFT just got off the phone with Alix Dunn, an American who lives in Cairo and works for an NGO. Dunn wrote her masters thesis on social networking under ... More >>
Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaJoe Schwab of Euclid Records has a cooler basement than you do.Euclid Records owner Joe Schwab has made his living off of vinyl for nearly 30 years. Though he continues to buy thousands of records each year, his collection is only what rotates through the store; he long ago gave u ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jennifer Pensoneau of JFires' Market Bistro. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Pensoneau, will be posted the following day. Robin Wheeler"Every single person I knew growing up in Prairie du Rocher - ... More >>
An American Place (2004)Five years, the economic plunge that stalled downtown's "renaissance" and, frankly, the disparaging comments about St. Louis diners that Larry Forgione made during a Sauce Magazine interview have taken some of the luster off An American Place. Still, when it opened in 200 ... More >>
Robin WheelerJosh Galliano, executive chef at MonarchIn the summer of 2005, Monarch executive chef Josh Galliano was working at New York's Restaurant Daniel when his girlfriend, Audra, paid him a visit. She wasn't happy with what she saw."She said, 'Okay, A, you look anorexic. You're working too ... More >>
Now that Independence Day and the All-Star Game are in July's rear-view mirror, you might be watching your wallet, what with all those fireworks shopping sprees and major-league bar tabs behind you. So, here are a few economical things to do this weekend all under $10.Cowboy Mouth at Mad Art Gallery ... More >>
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
B-Sides finds its relgion with gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama, and eases the burden on its wallet by snagging some free music via the Download.
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Has Mardi Gras become a tool of mega-buck sponsors? That's what state and federal authorities are asking.
Grass-roots politician Jeff Smith hits the silver screen
B-Sides compares Tony Danza's tap-dancing and acting, gets cozy with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and doesn't balk at a new scene trading card
Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel
Centro-matic makes a new record, mourns Busch stadium
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
B-Sides gets the real story behind Living Things, chats with the Hail Marys' punk-rock mom and talks to Michael Stipe about his new charity single
KDHX holds a pledge drive, and the Creepy Crawl sets a moving date
Grayson Capps discusses New Orleans as it is now, Willy Wonka talks to D4L about their "Laffy Taffy," and we pair wines with some tasty new releases
Byron Crawford takes no prisoners. Don't screw with him.
Cab(ernet) to Forest Park
Week of October 5, 2005
Meet the super-classy Montel Williams Tuesday at the Touhill
Small flaws are Hello Dolly's undoing
We trace Franz Ferdinand's family tree, talk with Idlewild and dig the truth behind Brian Jonestown Massacre's St. Louis cancellation
We have a 'Bone to pick with the Drams, write fan mail to the Vibrators and reflect on the music of New Orleans
Marion says she's got the best ribs in town. She's right.
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