Jell-O Desserts

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Missourians Google "Chimichanga" More Than Any Other Food Search Term

    Missouri ranks all over the place in lots of crazy lists, but the results for the latest survey just may be the strangest. The fine folks over at Estately -- they're the ones who told us how barbecue-crazed we are -- have figured out the top food-related Google searches over the last ten years. Miss ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
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    December 18, 2013

    6 Perfect Holiday Gifts from Missouri For Anyone Who Loves Bacon, Jello Shots or Grillz

    Christmas is a week away! Do you have all your holiday shopping done? If not, never fear. We have a few Missouri goodies up our sleeves that make perfect presents:

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    30 Reasons to Love Drinking in St. Louis

    Craft beer has boomed over the past few years and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only, thirty?" you m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Moonshine Tasting at Randall's on Saturday

    Forget wine tastings, scotch tastings, Jell-O shot tastings and the like. There's gonna be a Thunderbeast Storm Moonshine tasting at Randall's Wine and Spirits (14201 Manchester Road, Manchester; 636-527-1002) from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday. Woot! See also: - Mad Buffalo Distillery Makes Moonshine Eco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 25 to 27

    If I had a quarter for every Jell-O shot I've been offered since I started this job, I'd probably have enough change to get a couple beers out of the boozy vending machine downstairs. I've never been much of a lush, but it just seems un-American to turn down a dessert with such high regard from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    America the Jell-O Shot: A Boozy Dessert Experiment Involving the Lower 48

    Earlier this week Gut Check talked to Salute American Vodka founder Pete Kelly about the product's launch in Missouri. Eager to concoct ways to taste test Salute American Vodka, we threw around a few ideas, until one stuck: red, white and blue Jell-O shots! For awhile, Jell-O o'clock was our favorit ... More >>

  • Film

    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Jellinator: A Test of the Ultimate Jell-O Shot Maker

    So. You need to make some Jell-O shots. A lot of Jell-O shots. First, you'll need to boil some water, add about a cup of vodka, and a packet of Jell-O mix. Cut to a black-and-white film reel of a woman spilling piping hot, alcohol-infused Jell-O juice from the pot everywhere! What a disaster! Is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The 10 Dumbest "Sports" of the Summer Olympics

    This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Eat, Drink and be Merry to Help an RFT Staffer Rebuild His Home [Updated]

    Image viaGut Check invites you to eat, drink and donate to help this RFT staffer rebuild his home.​Update: A friendly reminder, Gut Check readers: We're eating and drinking tomorrow after work at Three Kings Public House (6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-3355). Twenty percent of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Applebee's Gets Toddler Drunk: Six Kiddie Cocktails They Should Try

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Drunken Dunkin' Donuts!

    ​It's a positively Homer Simpsonian concept with a Mr. Burns execution. Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels in New York City and Top Chef: Just Desserts has been injecting doughnut holes with upscale booze. Of course, it's a hit. How could it not be? It's doughnuts and alcohol! But not everyone can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    We're Number Six! What St. Louis Needs to Do to Become America's Drunkest City in 2012

    Bravo, St. Louis! We worked hard, and we did it: Men's Health has named us America's sixth-drunkest city -- and the drunkest city in the entire Midwest! Daily RFTSt. Louis: Where the squirrels go to hide their Everclear!​But we can do better. What do Fresno, Reno, Billings, Riverside and Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Jell-O Pudding Pops: Better Than Ever -- Or Are They?

    The legendary Bill Cosby appears at the Fox Theatre on Sunday afternoon, October 24. (Tickets are still available for the 3 p.m. show.) The 73-year-old is known for many things: comedy, acting and, of course, being the patron saint of pudding. Specifically, Jell-O Pudding and its associated products ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Double D Lounge's Tanner Scott: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Double D Lounge bartender Tanner Scott. Below is a Q&A with Scott, followed by a video of him mixing a Creamsicle cocktail. Alissa NelsonJell-O shots, anyone? Jel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Fish Fry Frenzy, Week 4: St. Mary Magdalen in Brentwood

    Church fish frys don't have marketing budgets. But at St. Mary Magdalen in Brentwood, they've at least got someone with a sense of humor and an eye for cute graphics. Why else would they have yard signs dotted with colorful fish, proclaiming, "God's Cod!" with their fish fry times? Robin WheelerNow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Fish Fry Frenzy, Week 3: Epiphany of Our Lord

    A church with a bowling alley's a bit out of the ordinary. Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church is also a school, though. What? Your school didn't have eight lanes and an arcade with a smoking lounge and bar? Or a Lenten fish fry in the gym next door? Robin Wheeler​Having learned from last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Remember "Cum Gum"? Five TV Commercials for Extinct Foods

    "Here it comes," she's about the enjoy the "gum that goes squirt," so says the old-school commercial for Freshen-Up gum.​Food products come and go, often with good reason. What seems like a good idea might leave diners gagging in retrospect a decade down the road. Some products die because t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them

    After about a year of perusing old-school cookbooks looking for weird recipes and spotting bizarre trends (hot dogs eggs, inside a Jell-O mold) from the '50s, food blogger Robin Wheeler compiled her twenty most stomach-turning concoctions. (Do not view this list before lunch. Jeez, or maybe after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Throwback of the House: Apricot Salad Ruins Teeth, Christmas

    On Christmas Eve, work was the last thing on my mind. My husband, daughter and I were in Sedalia, Missouri, with my parents, bracing for the incoming snowpocalypse and preparing for the next day's food orgy to honor Baby Jesus.Robin Wheeler​My mom, Maxine, held a yellowed index card with a hand-w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: May

    ​​It was the month of Kristen! My colleague Kristen Hinman won three prestigious journalism awards for her stellar feature about Missouri hog farmer Russ Kremer, "The Pope of Pork": a James Beard Foundation award, an Associaton of Alternative Newsweeklies award and an Association of Food Journal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Review Preview: Phuc Loi

    This week I visit Phuc Loi, a small Vietnamese restaurant at 3723 Gravois Avenue in Tower Grove South. (It's the tiny storefront with the blue awning and what looks like two men right outside the entrance in the photo above.) When the guy behind the counter at Phuc Loi asks if you're sure you want p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Throwback of the House: Multi-Generational Poke Cake

    Robin Wheeler​Even when I was a kid, I wasn't much of a fan of Jell-O. The only Jell-O-related food I really liked was poke cake. Make a white cake from a mix, poke holes in the top, pour ungelled Jell-O -- I preferred orange since I like that baby aspirin taste -- cover the cake and chill. The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    The Novice Foodie: Monarch, Fit for a Queen (and Her Hungover Husband)

    The first time my husband and I ate at Monarch was for my 29th birthday. This was not so long ago, when our visits to nicer restaurants were reserved for a birthday or our anniversary. I'd chosen Monarch because we'd never been there and also because I'd loved chef Josh Galliano's food when he was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Innovations in Sneaking: The Solid-State Cocktail

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons While I'm constantly amazed at the number of movie theaters in St. Louis that offer beer, wine and decent coffee, there still aren't many places you can enjoy a good cocktail during the show. What's a sneak to do?1. Pre-mix the cocktail and bring it in a bottle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Throwback of the House: The Pickle Stretcher Salad Is Not Funny

    Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsNo one can beat a joke dead into the dirt like I can. Since last week's meat-stretching edition of Throwback, my brain has been on a giant innuendo feedback loop. You know what cracked me up? Pickle Stretcher!Oh, the hilarity of the Pickle Stretcher Salad recipe in 196 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Throwback of the House: The Bombs Wobbling in Air

    Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsHalfway through summer vacation, and my daughter is completely sick of my face. I know I'm not much fun for a five-year-old, what with my crappy food and my perpetual hangover. A kid can only take so many viewings of the Ice Age trilogy before she revolts against poor p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Throwback of the House: Orange Jell-O for the Diet-Conscious Dearly Departed

    Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsRobin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.This week, I looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Well, this has been a fun week. I reviewed El Borracho, prompting an outcry from the Mexican restaurant's fans. But that was nothing compared to the outcry resulting from a Post-Dispatch article on Pi pizza being served in the White House.We made an Easter bunny out of green Jell-O and cottage chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Dining by Delorean: Asia

    Ian hops in Gut Check's time machine and returns to restaurants Riverfront Times has reviewed in the past.It's fitting that I'm visiting Lumière Place for this inaugural installment of Dining by Delorean. Casinos operate outside the usual space-time continuum. Is it morning, afternoon or night? Tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    St. Patrick's Day the Unreal Way

    For an authentic St. Louis St. Patrick's Day experience, one must attend the Ancient Order of Hibernians' parade in Dogtown. So at 11:30 a.m. sharp, Unreal took a position on Tamm Avenue, swallowed a melon-flavored Jell-O shot and prepared to absorb all the Irish culture and heritage St. Louis has t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2007
  • Dining

    June 27, 2007

    Fiji Natural Artesian Water

    Convenient Food Mart
    5253 Mattis Road
    south St. Louis county

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    The Jeff Weaver Wire Watch -- Special Sidney Ponson Edition!

    Last Friday, after Unreal had imbibed too many Jell-O shots to legally blog, the Seattle Mariners announced that they'd placed former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jeff Weaver on the fifteen-day disabled list with "right shoulder tendinitis." USA Today quotes Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2007
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    March 16, 2007

    Go! 3/16-3/18

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/16 Heat Up St. Louis: Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard) hosts its free month ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Food to Float Your Boat

    Get gourmet on Missouri's rivers

  • Music

    July 13, 2005

    Margaritaville Lives

    We picnic with Parrotheads, get literary with book-minded bands and witness an old-fashioned blues royale

  • Music

    December 8, 2004


    Anywhere But Home (Wind Up)

  • Music

    October 6, 2004

    BANG sugar BANG

    Friday, October 8; Lemmons

  • News

    June 9, 2004
  • Culture

    March 24, 2004

    On the House

    The Black Rep's Home the Musical is a bit of a fixer-upper

  • Dining

    March 10, 2004

    Please Pass the Macaroni

    Bellaluna combines family recipes with culinary panache

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2003


    Boarding, biking & blading confab

  • Dining

    February 5, 2003

    Hot Damn! Cherries

    Hill Bar, 2225 Macklind Avenue, 314-773-4455

  • Dining

    May 2, 2001

    Family Tradition

    Corky's Restaurant lifts classic American comfort food to new heights

  • Music

    July 14, 1999


    E Luxo So (Kranky)

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