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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Dramatic License's "Great American Trailer Park Musical" Is a White-Trash Blast

    Stripping," says Pippi, an exotic dancer on the run from her bad-seed boyfriend in David Nehls' crowd-pleasing tuner, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, "is like an all-you-can-eat waffle bar: You need to know when to walk away." The same might be said of Dramatic License Productions' hilario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    LaunchCode Brings David Malan to St. Louis for Harvard-Style Hackathon

    David Malan, the Harvard professor credited with revitalizing computer science studies at the Ivy League school, is coming to St. Louis to help budding programmers in the first hackathon outside of Cambridge. Harvard students have been holding "hackathons," all-night, collaborative coding events co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    St. Louis Pancake Bowl: A Champion is Crowned at St. Peters IHOP Location

    Forget wings -- for some this Super Bowl weekend, it was all about pancakes. On Saturday, competitive eaters gathered at International House of Pancakes locations around the country for the first ever Pancake Bowl. St. Louis was no exception. An eclectic crowd of men -- some bearded, some wearing c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Eight Arrr-ful Pirate Jokes in Honor of Today Being "Talk Like a Pirate Day"

    Aaaarrrh, it's everyone favorite holiday, Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yes, today marks that time of year when we can celebrate our love of those murderous, raping, slave-having sea bandits -- or, uh, those heartwarming rapscallions who plied the seven seas in search of buried treasure. Ahoy! In honor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Your Fast-Food Lent Options Are Bountiful

    The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Observe National Pancake Day Today at These 7 St. Louis Restaurants

    Today, Tuesday, February 5, is National Pancake Day -- and no, it's not a fake holiday engineered by IHOP, though it does market the hell out of its celebratory free pancakes special. Nope, gulping down pancakes in February has much older roots. Next Tuesday, February 12, marks Shrove Tuesday, a med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    21 Holiday Food and Restaurant Specials, Deals and Freebies

    For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Dear Next IHOP Tenant: Prepare for Pancake Jokes

    The IHOP at 6301 Chippewa Street in south city closed quietly last month on June 24, ending the don't-call-it International House of Pancake's five-decade run in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood. No word on what business might next occupy the space.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Tidbits from Fuzzy's Taco Shop, IHOP

    ​- Gut Check first learned in November that the Fort Worth, Texas-based chain Fuzzy's Taco Shop would open its first area location at 8073 Watson Road in Webster Groves. The restaurant opened its doors officially this past weekend. Its regular hours are from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Wedne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Gut Check Jr. Samples IHOP's Scary Face Pancake

    Yesterday Gut Check told you that IHOP restaurants will be giving away free Scary Face Pancakes for dinner tonight. Since the pancake is on the menu throughout October, last night Gut Check Jr. gave it a try. Scary doesn't even begin to describe it. Robin WheelerIHOP's Scary Face Pancake.​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top Five Fast Food Joints Besides Del Taco to Enjoy While Drunk

    Laura MillerSo long, after-bar hangout.​A community of St. Louis drinkers was surely surprised when news broke that plans might be in the works to demolish an after-bar staple, the midtown Del Taco (212 South Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1424). Gut Check reported yesterday that developer Rick Yack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Introducing IHOP At Home: Because 24-Hour IHOPs Simply Aren't Convenient Enough

    Image via​The next time you're wandering through the frozen-food section at your nearest Wal-Mart, keep an eye open for a newcomer to the already-crammed breakfast section. Tucked in next to the Pillsbury Toaster Strudel and the Hot Pockets, IHOP will be stocking its new IHOP At Home line of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Battle Restaurant Brawl Locales: IHOP vs. McDonald's

    What the hell is wrong with people these days? Stories of violence and fights in restaurants have splattered the news like so many teeth being knocked out of some dude who was just waiting for his hot syrup. Last Friday a New York City security guard was stabbed when he tried to stop a fight at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    IHOP Gives Away Free Pancakes to Benefit Children's Hospitals

    Katie MoultonErika Hebron, Miss Missouri 2010, makes it snappy with the griddle cakes at IHOP bright and early this a.m.​Shrove Tuesday isn't for another week, but today's National Pancake Day! Until 10 p.m., IHOP is giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes to help raise awareness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    School Nutrition Bill Gets Post-Election Boost

    Post-election, the outlook for the stalled school nutrition bill was pretty bleak. But it's looking better, thanks to Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts opting to back the bill. According to the Associated Press, the upcoming changes in the House of Represe ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 4, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Dress Like Processed Food for Halloween and Get a Chipotle Burrito for $2

    We at Gut Check International Headquarters are all in favor of Halloween, provided the candy isn't lame. So when we heard that Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering $2 burritos to patrons who arrive dressed as a processed-food item, well, we headed straight for the wardrobe department. Then we realize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    IHOP Sues a Kansas City Church Over Same Acronym

    IHOP sues IHOP. The Kansas City Star explains that the International House of Pancakes is suing Kansas City's International House of Prayer, a mission that uses the same acronym. Although the mission's been open for a decade, the pancake giant just filed the suit as the mission has grown to include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Day 31: Food, Glorious Food!

    Editor's note: Aspiring photojournalist and Gut Check contributor Kholood Eid is chronicling her Ramadan fast in diary form. Click for all Ramadan Diary entries. Kholood Eid​This past Friday marked the first of two things: the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that follows Ramad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    America's Fifteen Favorite Casual-Dining Chain Restaurants

    Image via​You know what Gut Check loves more than anything else?Chain restaurants.OK, that's a blatant lie. But Americans do love chain restaurants, otherwise the damn things wouldn't sprout in every shopping mall, strip mall and big-box-store parking lot like mushrooms after a hard spring rain.In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.8

    The government thinks the FDA needs to step up food inspections. Despite a rash of recalls in the past six years, the FDA has inspected less than half of the organizations it regulates with the number dropping annually. The food safety legislation currently in Congress would provide more resources ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Celebrate National Pancake Day With Free Pancakes at IHOP

    Image via​Today is National Pancake Day. (Yesterday, by the way, was National Margarita Day. Or, as I call it, Monday.) IHOP is celebrating by offering diners one (1) free short stack of pancakes from now until 10 p.m. tonight. The restaurant does ask that you make a donation to the Children's Mir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Guess Where I'm Drinking This Margarita [Updated -- Already -- with Answer!]

    As I mentioned in today's post about National Pancake Day at IHOP, yesterday was, in fact, National Margarita Day. I couldn't let the holiday pass without partaking in a (belated) celebration of some sort, even if I had to sit alone at the bar like the functioning alcoholic I am*, watching Rome Is B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Five Good Restaurants in Old Fast-Food Buildings

    View Larger MapAs I posted a few days ago, a new Vietnamese restaurant is opening at 3737 South Grand Boulevard, inside a former McDonald's. I'll admit that whenever I see a locally owned business taking over a chain restaurant's location, I smile. After the jump, in no particular order, five of my ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Unreal Gets Saved on the Dancefloor​Unreal doesn't consider ourself a likely candidate for salvation, but we happened to hear Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot" on the radio the other day and decided that if it ever does happen, it will be on a dance floor. Of course, our Patti-inspired vision involves v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Fat Tuesday = Free Pancakes at IHOP

    Tomorrow, of course, is Fat Tuesday, a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. (the actual, presumably boob- and puke-free) Mardi Gras. Which means it's time to dig out your favorite pancake recipe for that final pre-Lenten feast.Or you could just head over to the nearest IHOP for its annual National Pancake Da ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2008
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    October 1, 2007
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    July 16, 2007

    Small Plates: Monday, 7/16 Is my table ready? Mayor Slay has signed a bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios in the city. ( You knew this was coming: The Chinese government has banned imported meat from seven U.S. companies. (CNN) You knew this was coming, too: The SEC is ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2006

    Snakes in the Office

    Copperheads invade a local real-estate company, but former employees say the biggest snake of them all is their ex-boss.

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Open Season

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

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    Life After Death Row

    From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll

  • Dining

    December 15, 2004

    Low Tide

    Watercolors Café is far from being a masterpiece

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    You Want Fries with That?

    Unreal finally finds happiness with that elusive combination of beer, prophylaxes and popcorn shrimp; plus, Whitey Herzog in a Misfits T-shirt!

  • Film

    April 14, 2004

    Taking Office

    Bingenheimer and Hickenlooper discuss their rockin' doc, Mayor of the Sunset Strip

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of January 28, 2004

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2003

    Metal Alchemy

    Alex Skolnick changes thrash to jazz

  • Dining

    April 3, 2002

    That's a Winner

    Culinary star David Slay teams up with baseball great Ozzie Smith to produce a terrific dining experience

  • Dining

    February 20, 2002

    Old Saying

    The well-loved Tachibana is beginning to look the part

  • Music

    October 24, 2001

    It's Their Thing

    Despite changing fashions and lineup upheavals, the Isley Brothers are still going strong, some 45 years after forming

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Sushi

    Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    French Toast

    International House of Pancakes

  • Dining

    October 20, 1999


    Our reviewer and her intrepid pals navigate Vietnam Star's gargantuan menu