The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>
For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze.
Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>
Don't you just hate it when you catch a fast-food commercial on TV and you get all hot and bothered? And you think to yourself, "Man, I wanna bone that mascot so hard"? And then all your waking moments are consumed by thoughts of getting it on with some costumed clown and chowing down on burgers pos ... More >>
In last week's review of Kim Cheese, which took over a shuttered Dairy Queen in Chesterfield, I celebrated the phenomenon of local, independent restaurants moving into closed fast-food spots, including the taqueria that opened inside a former Taco Bell: Taqueria La Pasadita (2336 Woodson Road, Overl ... More >>
This week, I visit a Dairy Queen turned Korean/Mexican/American fusion fast-food joint: Kim Cheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408). For good measure, I stop by another new entry in the fast-casual market relatively close by Kim Cheese, the first St. Louis location of Potbelly San ... More >>
America has a tendency to ignore Canada, our neglected neighbors to the north, only paying enough attention to mock their accents. Canada, however, has a history as rich as our own -- minus a civil war, of course. They vote for an elected government, put their pants on one leg at a time and even dri ... More >>
Gut Check generally associates happy hour specials with booze because we're adults. If you're not an adult though, you might associate happy hour with Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-in or Steak 'n Shake, which now all have their own happy hours specials offering half-priced drinks between the hours of 2 t ... More >>
Criminals really stepped up their game this week in their strikes against fast food establishments. Sure, there was probably the usual glut of typical crimes - robberies, assaults over a lack of nuggets, brawls. But a select few criminals got creative and put forth the extra ... More >>
Image via World-HeraldHarris and Moore: Will they "fry" for their crime?Police in Lincoln believe they may have busted the criminal outfit responsible for stealing thousands of gallons of used grease from restaurants in Nebraska and Illinois. The duo from Missouri was arrested around 2 a.m. yeste ... More >>
Dairy Queen CanadaCelebrating 10 tons of Dairy Queen ice cream cake with .... ice cream cake!
Oh, Canada! You've created the world's largest ice cream cake!
In honor of the Dairy Queen ice cream cake's thirtieth birthday, volunteers in Toronto built a 10.13-ton ice cream cake. It beats the ... More >>
Aimee LevittEven your dog is reading Henrietta Lacks and listening to Sammy Hagar.Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending March 20, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books ... More >>
Mateo Gomez-RoseteHe used to work at a Mexican restaurant called Tequila's and he may have been fortified with drink of the same name when he raped a woman out jogging Wednesday. Police in the small town of Red Bud, Illinois, say that 23-year-old Mateo Gomez-Rosete ran up beside a ... More >>
This is part three of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Beckie Jacobs of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream. Part one is available here, and part two, a recipe, is here.
Robin WheelerBeckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice CreamDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what m ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Show: First of a two-episode arc, "Sniper," from the fourth season of Homicide: Life on the Street.Food: Pills, booze.Difficulty: Painful. Do not try this at home. Owwww.So far I've detailed various methods of choosing sneakable foods, appropriate repackaging and ... More >>
When a chimpanzee once featured in TV commercials mauled a woman last week (February 16) in Connecticut, a Festus man's own experience with chimpanzee attacks came back into the local spotlight. In 2001, Jason Coats, then 18, encountered three chimpanzees that had escaped from an unlocked cage at Ch ... More >>