Tongue-in-cheek boogie rockers Eagles of Death Metal announced that the band will be playing a concert in the shadow of the arch on May 18. The show is part of sponsor Jack Daniel's new Live at the Landmark show series, where as you might guess, bands play famous landmarks across the United States. ... More >>
Gut Check's liver went pitter-pat late last week when we got wind that Luxco, our favoritest local liquor distiller, had added another half-bazillion booze brands to its bulging portfolio of alcoholic beverages we've either: 1) never heard of, or 2) consumed to excess at some point in your twenti ... More >>
Winter wages on -- embrace it by attending a frosty brewfest or St. Charles' Fete de Glace. Alternatively, you won't have to look far for ways to warm up. Try the Mardi Gras Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting or the Rep Theatre's annual Food and Wine Experience. Friday (Jan. 25): Mardi Gras Wine, Beer ... More >>
Five inmates at a prison in Idaho have sued Anheuser-Busch, along with several other alcoholic beverage producers, claiming that had they only known that alcohol is addictive, they wouldn't have touched the stuff. Instead, delicious Budweiser and Michelob ruined their lives and made them do a strin ... More >>
Friday (Dec. 14): Flight Club @ The Vino Gallery Sample a few three-ounce glasses of wine with take home tasting notes for $20. This week's theme is "The White, the Red and the Sweet - Portugal." 4 p.m. until close. Social Hour @ Taste Visit mixologist Ted Kilgore at Taste before he makes his b ... More >>
It's like having Tom Crusie at your beck and call at every St. Louis show. Oh, the interwebz. You give us so many awesome gifts. You even take things that are already awesome, and then you put a kitten on them and make them even awesomer. For that we thank you. Today we celebrate Drinkify.or ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Roy KastenBlack Joe Lewis gets down at Off BroadwayBlack Joe Lewis and the Honeybears Off Broadway Thursday, June 16, 2011 My first encounter with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears was 2008 in Austin. The band played outdoors at one of those warm-beer free parties at SXSW. The young Austini ... More >>
3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. World Shooting & Recreational Complex, One Main Event Lane, Suite 510, Sparta, Illinois.
Mike AppelsteinLet's stipulate from the start that bread pudding isn't a "St. Louis dish," as such. Apparently first concocted as a way not to waste stale bread, this dessert staple has lasted for centuries and still shows up on brunch and dessert menus from Argentina to Louisiana. (We once h ... More >>
An Applebee's in suburban Detroit accidentally gave a two-year-old a margarita in a sippy cup instead of the apple juice his mom ordered, a mistake that wasn't discovered until the kid's blood alcohol level was .10 -- beyond the legal limit for drivers. The kid was okay, after a trip to the d ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThree 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 >>
Jon Gitchoff Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant October 2: They killed it. There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can ... More >>
We have the Gipper to thank for this one. Sweets-loving president Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation marking the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Despite the cone's reputed creation at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, our town's not making a big deal of the holiday ... More >>
If he were a food blogger, all the entries would be about 'triple chicken nibbler Jack Daniel's poppers at Fridays'In the past half-decade or so, food writing has opened up to anyone with an appetite and the compulsion to over-share through blogging. It's even hit Hollywood. With that in mind, an ... More >>
(Welcome to Nightclubbing, our new weekly feature where we highlight new bars and clubs in town -- or remind you of some old favorites you may have forgotten. Hear of any new bars/clubs/venues opening? Email our clubs editor, Diana Benanti.) Diana BenantiSilver Ballroom owner Steve "Doc" Dachroeden ... More >>
Robin WheelerI hate two things about Christmas food. I hate fruitcake, which doesn't make me unique, and I hate baking cookies, which makes me Satan.I'm married to a fruitcake fan. He raved for years about how his mother's fruitcake was different. It wasn't. Like most modern-day fruitcakes, it's ... More >>
You know what you're going to get with a Gretchen Wilson set: no-frills, unpretentious, hard-twanging country-rock tunes - with emphasis on the rock. Her mid-afternoon set kicked off with the 2004 hit "Here For the Party." Sporting a black camisole, sparkly silver belt and jeans and big hoop earring ... More >>
Well, this week went by quickly. (Thank you, Labor Day!) If while checking your online banking statement, you realize you might have gone overboard with the spending last weekend, here's your opportunity for redemption: Have fun this weekend on a budget. All the following events cost less than $10 - ... More >>
My friend Kim assured me that City Club, smack-dab in the middle of St. Charles' historic district, would fit my divey criteria. I didn't want to say I doubted her, but, well, I doubted her.I've got to learn to be more trusting.
I think they're onto me.While nursing a beer at One Nite Stand, the bartender asked, "So what's your name? What do you do? What brings you in here?"The earnest nerd in me always wants to answer, "My name is Robin! I'm a freelance writer! I'm here to spy on you and post about it on the Internet!"My ... More >>
All in the name of hip-hop
Maryland House at Brennan's, 4659-A Maryland Avenue, 314-361-9444.
Does Noodles & Company have a cure for the chain-restaurant blues?
Solid eats, electric atmosphere
Thursday, May 18, at 7 and 9 p.m. Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino (1260 South Main Street, St. Charles)
Rose explains her beef with Ruth's Chris
Chef Dan Joyce could rest on Balaban's laurels -- but he'd rather take St. Louis on some delicious adventures
Unreal visits a holistic beauty shop, discovers the synergy between consulting groups and Playboy Playmates and checks out a local blogger's anti-Valentine's Day party. Plus: Was it really just the Milky Ways, Willie?
Smoothie King, 6600 Delmar Boulevard, University City, 314-862-9700
Can David Sherman's knockoffs match the originals? We're ready to find out!
Clark Street Grill's food is nicer to look at than to eat
A local bottler supplies the free booze, we supply the lushes -- er, tasting panel
Expensive entrees and Bud Light hoisters just don't jibe at this Cajun cafe
Friday, July 2; Off Broadway
Week of April 21, 2004
Delmar Restaurant & Lounge, 6235 Delmar, 314-726-6565
Jimmy's Café on the Park delivers great food in an engaging atmosphere
Taking it to the streets at the St. Louis Art Fair
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