Chef's Choice is Gut Check's regular profile and interview, with recipe, of a St. Louis chef. From time to time we'll present several chefs' answers to one of our regular questions. This week: What is your favorite cookbook?
Shopped for a cookbook lately? So many beautiful choices. So many expensiv ... More >>
Since 1998, Wasem Hamed has wanted to open a Middle Eastern restaurant in Florissant. He saw a lack of the food he enjoyed growing up and learned to cook at culinary school in Jerusalem, and also the demand, from a strong Middle Eastern population in north St. Louis County.
It has taken fifteen yea ... More >>
A rising tide of dissent is building against a contract between the City of St. Louis and multinational water service company Veolia.
Daily RFT broke news of the deal in December after insiders at the city water division leaked memos showing that Veolia, a Paris-based company, won a contract in a c ... More >>
Where will you be during the Second Coming of Christ? You might want to consider Jackson County, Mo.
In the final days of the presidential campaign, a 2007 video of Mitt Romney angrily (and somewhat hastily) explaining the end-times theology of Mormonism has become an internet sensation. In the vi ... More >>
Gore Vidal was one of the world's strongest voices and greatest writers. He died last night at the age of 86 of complications from pneumonia.
Vidal had his most famous clash with establishment ideas when he published The City and the Pillar, which featured homosexuality in 1948, making it one of t ... More >>
The Mountain Goats | Water Liars
April 21, 2012
I'm just going to call it now: the most common response to this review will be "I didn't know the Mountain Goats played in St. Louis this weekend." John Darnielle and his crew flew in to play a one-off show on the closing night of Washing ... More >>
As its title suggests, The True/False Film Festival is focused around a cavalcade of non-fiction motion pictures. In its ninth year, the
scope of the festival has widened to feature prevalent artists in
independent music such as Dark Dark Dark and Bramble. Based out of Columbia, True/False has becom ... More >>
Slay as seen Friday on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho South Grand.St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay got an up-close-and-personal view Friday night of a street crime known as Knockout King when he and his chauffeur drove up on a man beaten on the side of the road. In interviews yesterday, Slay said ... More >>
Ruvi LeiderMatisyahu | Murder City Players
July 9, 2011
Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage.
Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>
Image viaLadies and gentlemen, we have a wiener!When historians write the final chapter on May 2010, what will be the top story? The horrendous oil spill still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico? The looming threat of war on the Korean peninsula?How about a sausage longer than 24 football fields?Tha ... More >>
Alissa NelsonA few years ago, local chefs started hopping on the sunchoke bandwagon. Suddenly you had sunchoke purées and soups and risottos popping up like mushrooms after a week of fall rain. This happened to correspond to my first farm-share experience. As it turns out, Biver Farms is quite t ... More >>