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  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Firecracker Press, Local Artists Selected for St. Louis' First CSA for Art

    Nine local artists specializing in photography, fibers, comics, sculptures, painting and printmaking have beat out 41 other applicants to become the first producers for CSA STL, a community-supported, agriculture-inspired model for connecting St. Louis with art. Last month, three friends announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Dojo Pizza Works With Kids in Bevo on Karate and Yes, Pizza

    MRCKA's Dojo Pizza (4601 Morganford Road; 314-351-0935) started out about a year ago as just a karate dojo. It's a nonprofit that teaches karate and dance to local kids for free. Director Lauren Cop wasn't expecting someone to donate a pizza kitchen, but it seemed like a perfect opportunity to grow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 25 to 27

    Get outside this weekend with the St. Louis Earth Day Festival or the Edwardsville Beer Festival. Grow your own delicious herbs with the help of the Webster Groves Herb Society or learn about chemical-free makeup at Local Harvest Cafe. We know, Netflix is tempting, but there are so many cool events ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Sun Cafe -- a Coffee Shop with a Cause -- Helps Hyde Park Get On Its Feet

    Sun Cafe (1435 Salisbury Street; 314-899-0330) wouldn't cause a second glance if it were in the Loop or Maplewood. It would look like just another cafe if it were along one of the avenues in the Central West End or even downtown. But Sun Cafe sticks out along Salisbury Street in Hyde Park -- it's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    The Sad End of Bethlehem Lutheran Church

    Demolition crews have been working on the ill-fated Bethlehem Lutheran for the last week, following the collapse of one of its exterior walls. The historic Hyde Park church, which we wrote about back in January, will also cease to exist in the next month. The church has sat vacant for the last 25 ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Pride Immortalized in Stone: The Gothic Revival Churches of North St. Louis

    Despite its image in local news, North St. Louis possesses some of the most beautiful and interesting architecture in the St. Louis area. As Irish and German Roman Catholic immigrants poured into St. Louis beginning in the mid-Nineteenth Century, the need for a growing number of churches caused the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    St. Louis Co. Homicide: Akeem Mayes, 19, Knocks on Door, Shot Dead, Cops Seek Subject

    Akeem Mayes, a nineteen-year-old north St. Louis resident, was pronounced dead yesterday after police located him on the doorstep of a Hanley Hills residence in north county. Police say he showed up to a home on the 5700 block of Eagle Drive with another individual at around 10:30 a.m. The two kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Violent Weekend: Kenneth Watkins Found Shot In DeBaliviere Place Home (Homicide No. 50)

    It was another violent weekend in the city of St. Louis. On Saturday morning, a landlord in south St. Louis discovered one of his tenants, Oscar Guerra, had shot and killed his wife and toddler son before turning the gun on himself. Later that day, metro police were called to another apartment for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Police: James Little, Off-Duty Pagedale Officer, Kills Ex's Fiancé In Front Of His Two Young Kids

    Police say that James Little, an off-duty Pagedale reserve officer, shot and killed the fiancé of his ex-girlfriend over the weekend -- in the presence of Little's two young children and their mother. William Dupree, 32, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and was pronounced dead in fron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz Wants You to Trust Him

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Chris DiMercurio of Vino Nadoz. Part two, a Q & A with DiMercurio, will be available Wednesday. Part three, a recipe, will be published Friday. You could easily miss Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400), dwarfed as it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012

    Probably the most talked-about crime in St. Louis this year was the murder of Megan Boken. Boken, a 23-year-old SLU graduate who had returned to town to play in an alumni volleyball game, was sitting in a parked car in the Central West End on a Saturday afternoon in August when a teenager opened the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    February 23, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    January 24, 2012

    [UPDATE] Robert W. McGartland: St. Louis Homicide No. 7; Shot In Sight of Friend

    ​The Post-Dispatch and other sources report that three men are now in custody and have been charged for their involvement in Robert W. McGartland's death. Jerry Shelton (18), T.J. Hill (19) and Michael Rosner (20) have all been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, among var ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Man Arrested for Firing Fourth of July Shots Into the Air

    ​We know the Fourth of July is the time to celebrate our country's Declaration of Independence, which, of course, was inspired by the Revolutionary War, which, of course, involved lots and lots of shooting. Patriotism = Guns! Unfortunately, one poor fellow found out the hard way that in conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Memphis Chef Kelly English Follows the Fleurs-de-Lis to St. Louis

    Courtesy: Harrah's CasinoKelly English, owner of Restaurant Iris in Memphis, will open a steakhouse at Harrah's Casino.​Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-770-8100) announced last month that it will open Kelly English Steakhouse this fall in the location now occupied b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    John Lee Kennedy: St. Louis Homicide No. 57; Dies at North City White Castle

    John Lee Kennedy, of the 3800 block of North 25th Street, died last night after being shot just blocks away from his home in the Hyde Park Neighborhood. ​According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Kennedy was at the intersection of North 21st Street and North Florissant around 11:5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Chris Williams of Franco

    This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Chris Williams of Franco. Part two, a Q&A with Williams, will be available tomorrow. Look for part three, a recipe from Williams, on Thursday. Chrissy Wilmes​Chef Chris Williams' journey from his first experience in a kitchen t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    St. Louis Census By Neighborhood: Downtown Biggest Winner; North City Biggest Loser

    A vacant home in the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood for sale through the city's Land Reutilization Authority.​More 2010 Census date is out following the devastating (perhaps surprising) news yesterday that St. Louis lost 29,000 residents over the past decade. Today the website of St. Louis Mayor Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Gerard Craft Sells Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether

    Jennifer SilverbergTaste by Niche's current digs. The new space will also feature a new owner.​Gerard Craft announced today that he has sold Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether. The 24-year-old Altnether, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, has worked for Craft for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Part 2

    This Q&A is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part one is available here; part three, a recipe, we'll publish on Friday. Robin Wheeler​Did your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? Growing up in an Italia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part two, a Q&A with Colosimo, will be published Thursday; part three, a recipe, we'll publish on Friday. Robin Wheeler​Eleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo always wanted to be a chef. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Top 10 Food Films to Watch on a Cold Autumn's Night

    True story: Late 1990s, on the campus of the renowned Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. It's a movie night, and the feature is Big Night, which is to be screened in the main auditorium. The buzz that day on campus is that someone had spotted the movie's star, Stanley Tucci, on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    St. Louis to Sitka: Chef TJ Weston Publishes Alaskan Seafood Cookbook

    ​TJ Weston, a St. Louis native and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, has published his first cookbook, Eat, Fish & Be Happy: Salmon and Halibut Recipes to Celebrate the Taste of Alaska. The book draws from the 28-year-old Weston's time as the chef at a fishi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Amy Zupanci of Fond and Township Grocer

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Amy Zupanci of Fond and Township Grocer in Edwardsville, Illinois. Part two, a Q&A with Zupanci, follows on Friday and part three, a recipe, on Monday.Robin WheelerAmy Zupanci, chef and owner of Fond and Township Grocer​When Amy Zupa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., Part 2

    Robin Wheeler​This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., maker of Match Meats. Part one is available here, and part three, a recipe, follows on Friday. Did your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? Our family n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc.

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., maker of Match Meats. Part two, a Q&A with Holland, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe, follows on Friday. Robin Wheeler​"I was raised on a farm. We raised our cows with bottles, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 2, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    May 26, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn's, Part 2

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn's. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Chef Rook, will be available soon. Robin WheelerChef Lou Rook III in the Annie Gunn's kitchen with Samantha Beard.​Every other year chef Lou R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn's, Part 1

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn's. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part three, a recipe from Chef Rook, will appear on Friday. This week, shallow flood water saturated a field on the north side of Highway 40 in Chesterfield, a reminde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, May 14 - 16, 2010

    With great events like these, it's hard to pick just one. Hit up the Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair or the Grand Center Spring Art Walk, then get inspired at the Urban Renewal Project, showcasing work by Employment Connection clients -- homeless, U.S. Veterans and ex-offenders who took tr ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010
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    November 12, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    Headline of the Day: "Lawmakers Cheat and Drink"

    Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been criticized by anyone with a pulse over the past two months (compared to the previous six years, when the jabs were mainly given by Illinois residents.) And in defending himself since his December 9 arrest, the politician has often veered into the abs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Eat Like Obama! The election of Barack Obama has apparently turned us into a nation of twelve-year-old girls, with Newsweek, the New York Times and 60 Minutes our Tiger Beat, YM and TRL (RIP). Here at Gut Check, we follow the reports on the new cabinet with interest -- OMG, is he really g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Michael Ruhlman at Viking Thursday

    God among food writers Michael Ruhlman will be hosting a discussion and demonstration promoting his new book The Elements of Cooking at the Viking Cooking School (1811 South Brentwood Boulevard). The event runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, and the cost is $69.99 per person. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007
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    October 16, 2007

    Churches Coax Paul McKee Out of Hiding

    A whole lot of people in north St. Louis know who Paul McKee is, but not many have made his acquaintance. The publicity-shy McKee has acquired hundreds of lots and buildings in the neighborhoods of Old North St. Louis, St. Louis Place and JeffVanderLou. But much to his neighbors’ consternation, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Go! 9/21-9/23

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 9/21 Smells Like Green Spirit: If you're downtown and see someone laying sod on the a ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2006

    Two Kind

    Trattoria Two gives Two Nice Guys something to look up to.

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    September 24, 2006

    No to the Code

    from The mood at a neighborhood meeting in McKinley Heights Saturday morning was tense as a Cardinals-Astros series with a pennant on the line. Some 70 to 80 residents gathered at McKinley Classical Junior Academy to hear about the local housing corporation's proposal to ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Open Season

    You dont need a single reason to recall your alderman, especially in north St. Louis

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    May 25, 2005

    The Corner Man

    Your boy wonder lost his title and won't take your calls. What's a trainer to do? Find another prodigy.

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Farr Out Campaign

    A loose-lipped former train conductor is looking to get his long-shot congressional bid on track

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2003

    I Love the '80s

    The neglected Fontbonne Film Series

  • Dining

    September 6, 2000

    Smoking Gunn

    Annie Gunn's aims to please

  • Culture

    December 15, 1999


    A Hyde Park community-art project and the people who brought it to fruition

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Trail Blazers

    The new North Riverfront Trail is giving visitors and residents the opportunity to see the other side of the street

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