Ice Cream

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to the Central West End in 2015

    LouFest favorite Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has announced it will open its first Missouri location in the Central West End next year. The (small) chain is based in Columbus, Ohio, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer's husband is actually from St. Louis. See also: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Straub's

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The Fountain on Locust's "Banana Bourbon": A Sundae with a Shot of Booze

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Did you know that Ju ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Pizza and Porn to Raise Money for Charity at the Crack Fox

    The guy behind the Sweet & Sticky SeXXXy Ice Cream Socials is celebrating two years of raising money for charity with -- what else? -- porn. Instead of ice cream, though, it's pizza. Joe Kloun is teaming up with Master Pieza and the Crack Fox for the Pizza & Porno party for charity. See also: Maste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ices Plain & Fancy to Cool Down Shaw Neighborhood

    Move over, frozen custard: there's a new ice cream in St. Louis. Ices Plain & Fancy (2256 South 39th Street) will join the Shaw Neighborhood this summer. It's not your average dessert, though. The ice creams are made with liquid nitrogen. "We use liquid nitrogen to make our ices, which gives it a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Serendipity Ice Cream's 10th Anniversary All This Week

    Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream (8130 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves, 314-692-2700) is throwing a week-long celebration of their 10th anniversary beginning today. We recently named it one of the eight best ice cream spots in St. Louis, and trust us, there's a reason it's been around for ten years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    8 Best Ice Cream Spots in St. Louis

    The dreaded St. Louis summer is upon us, and one of the only effective strategies to combat the soul-crushing humidity is to search out the nearest ice-cream parlor. Luckily, St. Louis has its share of unique and even iconic spots to enjoy frozen treats. (Note: We aren't counting frozen yogurt; it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Police: Intoxicated "Ice Cream Junkie" Steals Church Deserts, Found Covered in Ice Cream

    The evidence was on his face and clothing. St. Charles resident Andrew Steven Jung, 24, apparently had such a craving for ice cream -- and was so very intoxicated -- that he decided to break into a church to find some desert. Unfortunately for Jung, it seems he did not steal any napkins, making it ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Vote for the Most Underrated Frozen Treat

    OK, so when Gut Check asked for nominations for the most underrated frozen treat in St. Louis, several of you responded -- not as many as when we asked about underrated burgers and overrated burgers, but still more than a couple of you. Unfortunately for our plans, the vast majority of you who did ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

    9 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Top 7 Arrested Development Foods That Should Be Real

    In the event that you've just returned from an extended stay at an ashram in Bangalore, eschewing all creature comforts in favor of a daily regimen of meditation, hot yoga and colon cleanses, Gut Check has news for you:, an offshoot of the Staples chain of office-supply suppliers, has gone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Sample St. Louis Originals for a Good Cause Tonight

    ​What? There's no Cardinals game tonight? Whatever will you do with yourself? How about sampling food and drinks from 30 area restaurants while helping a worthy cause.Tonight, from 6-9 p.m. at Moulin (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-4949), St. Louis Originals will host Operation Dine Original. The c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    7 Breakfast-Inspired Ice Cream Flavors We Don't Want to Try

    Ice cream flavors have gotten increasingly bold in their flavor combinations. Take, for example, Baskin-Robbins' newest creation: French Toast. For those who enjoy adventurous flavors, you can get your fix locally at the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Sreet; 314-772-1813) where bacon- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Guess Where I'm Eating these Drunken Noodles and Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream!

    Erika Miller​You can win $25 worth of homemade ice cream in Webster Groves, and all you have to do is guess where we ate these drunken noodles. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. Employees of the restaurant i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: July 8-10

    ​It's our favorite day of the week once again, and we will not be bored in the next couple days. There's a great local bill at the Sheldon tonight, the second of this season's Post Performance Series downtown tomorrow and the Indie Rock Ice Cream Social just a few blocks away. Off Broadway ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: July 8-10

    City of Maplewood​ Friday (July 8): Let Them Eat Art @ Historic Downtown Maplewood Maplewood's tribute to Bastille Day features 50 venues including Schlafly Bottleworks, Acero, Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar full of artists, entertainers and musicians. Have your art and eat out, too! 6 to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Indie Rock Ice Cream Social

    8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Cicada Ice Cream Tops the List of Buggy Treats

    Wikimedia CommonsCicadas: the perfect crunchy counterpart to creamy ice cream.​ Cicada mania continues! Last week we discussed ways to cook cicadas. With all the talk, ice cream keeps coming up as the favorite. Or most intriguing. Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia and their large colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Try This: Ozark Black Walnut Ice Cream Sandwich from Dad's

    Deborah Hyland​The cicadas are back. The spring rains have been making the weeds shoot up like... well, like weeds. It's nowhere near warm enough to run through the sprinkler, but that's no reason not to get a jump start on summer by devouring a few ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream trucks have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Cross Booze-Spiked Ice Cream Off the To-Do List: St. Louis Has Plenty!

    Wikimedia Commons​Three weeks ago Men's Health named St. Louis the sixth-drunkest city in America. Gut Check knows we can do better, so we posted some tips on how to reach the pinnacle of national drunkenness in '12. This past weekend we got an e-mail from a fellow named John Clopton, who ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Five Minutes with Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream's John Clopton

    Frostbite Cool as cucumber mint ice cream.​Frostbite's not just what we're all in danger of getting by walking out the door; it's also St. Louis' newest ice cream company. Owner John Clopton's making new ice cream flavors (avocado coconut, and sweet basil had recent taste tests) with big local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Tomorrow Night: Dine Out for the United Way

    Tomorrow night is the Taste of Giving, when several area restaurants donate 20% of their dinner proceeds to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The list of participating restaurants is available at the United Way site as well as after the jump. - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    In the Kitchen: Can'taloupe

    photo: Ian Froeb Yes, that's parsley. Before we embark on another busy week here at Gut Check, I thought I'd show you the result of my first attempt at making ice cream. In fact, I decided to make sorbet. Canteloupe sorbet, to be precise. Pretty simple recipe: Puree four cups of chopped ... More >>