- Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7818) which opened last month at the Cheshire, is now open for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. You can view the lunch menu on Basso's website. (Other restaurants: Please note how clean and readable Basso's non-PDF menu is!) Basso is the second new restaurant to ... More >>
Christy's Hamburgers, Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint, Jim Hanifan's It's a Better Burger and Smashburger: The hamburger is king at each of these new (or relatively new) joints, but do any of them provide a truly "better" burger? My review of the four restaurants is now available online -- ... More >>
This week, I look at four of the so-called "better burger" joints to have opened in St. Louis over the past several months: Christy's Hamburgers (14560 Manchester Road, Winchester; 636-527-4737), Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint (12766 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-439-5100), Jim H ... More >>
Ian FroebA bacon cheeseburger with fries at It's a Better BurgerThe Place: It's a Better Burger (4881 Mexico Road, St. Peters; 636-922-7706), the fast-casual burger joint that former (football) Cardinals and Rams coach Jim Hanifan opened in St. Peters a few months ago.The Lunch: The half-pound bu ... More >>
Smashburger today officially announced what many St. Louis burger fans already knew: The Denver, Colorado-based chain restaurants will debut its first area location on Wednesday, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.Smashburger plans to open a total of twelve locations in St. Louis over t ... More >>
Jim HanifanLast week Daily RFT conducted a poll asking readers to choose the next provocateur of KETC's (Channel 9) popular Donnybrook talk show. Our field of geezer candidates to replace the program's current host -- 88-year-old Martin Duggan -- included local geriatric celebrities suc ... More >>
Martin DugganIf you haven't heard the "schmooze" yet, Martin Duggan, the host of KETC's Donnybrook, plans to retire in December. The 88-year-old Duggan has served as "provocateur" (host) of the Thursday evening talk show since its first airing in 1987. In a previous lifetime, Duggan was editorial ... More >>
My online petition last year to toss Jim Hanifan from the broadcast booth only garnered two signatures. Apparently, though, that was enough for WXOS (101.1 FM) to agree to get rid of Hanifan this season when the station takes over Rams radio broadcasts from KLOU (103.3 FM). Post-Dispatch sports-medi ... More >>
I barely remember the St. Louis football Cardinals. I was only eight years old when they left; the extent of what I really have of them is an old nylon backpack in burgundy and a glass mug with the gridbird logo on the side. Even so, the team has a special little place in my heart. I suppose it prob ... More >>
Have you heard the news? According to Bryan Burwell's sappy tear-jerker in the Post-Dispatch this morning, 57 of the 61 players on the Rams roster have signed a petition asking that the team sign head coach Jim Haslett to a contract next season. That's right. Even after yesterday's embarrassin ... More >>
Unreal's eyes are smilin' on the Irish Person of the Year. Plus, a sobering Local Blog o' the Week, some much-loved clean jokes and...what were we talking about?
Time again to take the year-end quiz
St. Louis takes the gold and silver medals for urban maladies: first in gonorrhea, second in chlamydia. Oh, and last in the National Hockey League.
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