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Japan

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife on Why Shows Start Earlier in Japan

    By Tom Murphy In the late 1980s, it was nearly unheard of for Japanese underground rock bands to play in the United States. But Shonen Knife, appearing at the Firebird this Saturday, October 18, played a show in Los Angeles in 1989. By then, the band's music had already spent several years circula ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Tokyo Seafood Buffet's Conveyor-Belt Sushi Is Mesmerizingly Disappointing

    Avocado. Avocado. Avocado. Spicy tuna? Avocado. Avocado. Avocado? I'm standing along the perimeter of the rectangular sushi station -- I'd call it the sushi bar but there's nowhere to sit -- at Tokyo Seafood Buffet (8004 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-991-1188), watching as plates of sushi, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    New Tokyo Buffet to Feature Conveyor-Belt Sushi

    Back in January, Gut Check told you about Tokyo Buffet, the new and apparently quite large restaurant that will open at 8008 Olive Boulevard in University City. (This is in the same strip mall that houses Seafood City Grocery Store.) Driving by the other day, I noticed that not only is the Tokyo Bu ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    Peelander-Z

    8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Soulard Parade Smashes World Record

    ​For years, Soulard has claimed to host the second-largest Mardi Gras celebration in America. Yesterday, the South City neighborhood definitively laid claim to actually having the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world -- of a sort.With official counters on hand and a public notary verifying ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Ten Japanese Food Ads Featuring Western Superstars

    Advertising products they'd never endorse in the United States, American celebrities have always looked to Japan for extra income. Which is a shame, because Americans would have loved to have seen a post-prison James Brown shilling Cup o' Noodles in 1991.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Gavin DeGraw And The Five Best Reasons To Cancel A Tour

    ​Earlier this week, Gavin DeGraw was hospitalized after he was attacked during a walk home from his club in New York City, and, while staggering away, bleeding, was hit by a taxi cab. He canceled several upcoming shows, and for that we don't blame him at all. But on the grand scale, where King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    St. Louis Voltron Connection: Who Knew?

    "Form feet and legs; form arms and body; and I'll form the head!" ​Don't know what your favorite cartoon of the mid-1980s was, but we here at Daily RFT we're definitely partial to Voltron. From 1984 to 1985, the animated series about crime fighters in robotic cats that could come together as a gia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Nudie Foodies Bring Food Fetishism Mainstream for Japan Tsunami Relief

    thenudiefoodies.com​Food and sex keep colliding all over the place, often in the name of doing good. The Loop had a couple of naked ladies promoting veganism for PETA yesterday. Elsewhere, food bloggers are losing their clothes to aid Japan. The Nudie Foodies are 18 "cover model-caliber ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Burger King Introduces New "Meat Monster"...in Japan?

    Image viaHave it your way, especially if your way is on the way to the cardiac-care unit.​Maybe I need to rethink all the snarky comments I make about us Americans gorging ourselves on ever more over-the-top fast-food creations. That picture above is an ad for Burger King's new "Meat Monster" Whop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Radiation! It's In Your Food! Put Down the Geiger Counter, Poindexter.

    Wikimedia Commons​ The truly horrible catastrophe in Japan keeps threatening people nearly two weeks after the initial earthquakes and tsunami. The nuclear power plants are damaged and there's radiation in the water, spinach and milk! Quick! Stop all exports of these products to the U.S.! Bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Fenton Drug Company in Overdrive After Japan Quake

    ​Amid panic about nuclear plants exploding after huge earthquakes hit Japan, a local drug manufacturer is seeing a run on a medicine that protects against radiation poisoning. The over-the-counter drug, ThyroShield, saturates the thyroid with potassium idodide so that it can't absorb radiation. "I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    How Much Will the Last Bluefin Tuna Cost?

    Making its way around the food blogosphere today is news of a record-setting auction price for a bluefin tuna in Japan: approximately $400,000. The AP report below, via Eater, showcases the beast.The price tag should answer any question as to why the bluefin tuna is on the brink of being wiped out - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    KFC Does Christmas Right ... in Japan

    What do people in Japan eat for Christmas dinner? KFC, of course. Laos News reports that the American chicken chain has created a Christmas tradition of eating fried chicken in Japan. Their catchy marketing slogan is, "At Christmas you eat chicken."If it's a KFC in Brazil, they'd better get ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Netherlands 2, Cameroon 1; Japan 3, Denmark 1: Multitasking at the Post Sports Bar & Grill

    Ian FroebToo. Much. Action. at the Post Sports Bar & Grill​Keegan is out of town for a few days. I will try to fill his boots.Why are the final matches in each group played simultaneously? Not for the entertainment value.In 1982, unheralded Algeria finished group play with two wins and one los ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Tonight In Ear-Bleeding: Slang, Mind Eraser, Migraine and Ecoli at Fubar

    If you're looking for ear-splitting hardcore tonight, look no further than Fubar (3108 Locust Street) in Midtown when bands from California, Boston and Japan take the stage floor on the lounge side of the venue. Mind Eraser, which has played St. Louis three times in the past (all in basements, her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Beware the Insidious Asphalt-Destroying Asparagus

    Image viaAsparagus, lookin' all tasty. Don't be fooled.​Gut Check warned you yesterday that vegetables weren't as benign as you've been led to believe. Already, via Gawker, we have another example.To the right, you see a picture of regular, everyday asparagus. You know, arrives every spring, taste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.21

    Foot-and-mouth disease is back. Three cows were found with the condition's mouth sores, so Japan has banned the export of beef for three months, according to Forbes. It's the first case of foot-and-mouth reported in Japan in ten years. Jack in the Box has introduced self-service kiosks. Slashfood ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.27

    In today's news: a bad history at the source of the salmonella outbreak, caterpillars in Liberia and deadly fugu in Japan.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.19

    In today's news: more countries need food aid, Mexico protests U.S. labeling laws, eating cats in china and brewing beer in space.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.22

    China's food-safety head steps down as the melamine-tainted infant formula crisis widens: Over 53,000 have been sickened. (CNN) In Japan, the agriculture minister steps down after a scandal over contaminated rice. (AP) A look at the new PBS series featuring Mario Batali, Mark Bittman and Gwyneth P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2008
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    April 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.8

    Tensions between China and Japan over contaminated frozen dumplings have eased somewhat. (Time) Researchers believe pre-chewing food may transmit HIV from infected adults to babies. (New York Times) A video game based on the competitive-eating circuit is in the works. Even if I didn't hate eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    The Top Ten Dishes (and the Absolute Worst) of 2007

    In the past twelve months, I've reviewed sixty-two restaurants (and one minor-league baseball stadium) in the pages of the RFT. I've traveled to Columbia and the metro east. I've sampled the cuisines of Korea, Japan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Iran, Thailand, Bosnia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Vietnam (twice), M ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2007

    Melt Banana

    7 p.m. Saturday, October 27. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10/23

    Disney opts to get rid of transfats from theme parks in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong in addition to U.S. parks. (International Herald Tribune) www.wikimedia.org The more fast food you eat, the fatter you get. Well, duh. (USA Today) The five-second rule never applies. Ever. (Indianapolis St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007
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    April 4, 2007
  • News

    November 22, 2006

    Hunger

    (Madame Butterfly, The Touhill Performing Arts Center)

  • News

    October 11, 2006
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    May 25, 2005

    Travelers' Tales

    A soda called Pipi Bubble, Austria's last wandering shepherd, a boat made of 164,321 wine corks: It's all here

  • Dining

    December 22, 2004

    Gekeikkan Sake (warm)

    Little Tokyo, 16 South Central Avenue, Clayton, 314-721-0100

  • Dining

    December 1, 2004

    Kamata Shoten lychee-flavored ramune soda

    Central Trading Company, 8150 Olive Boulevard, 314-993-4303

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Eat Me

    The only thing keeping the Japanese from buying the Midwest's finest beef is the USDA

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Comic Book Store

    All American Collectibles

  • Music

    April 9, 2003

    Various Artists

    Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag (Initial Records)

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Japanese Cuisine

    Robata of Japan

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Japanese Cuisine

    Robata of Japan

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2001

    Drum and Drummer

    Japan's celebrated Kodo drummers thunder into St. Louis

  • Music

    May 5, 1999
  • Music

    April 7, 1999
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