Some people hate Imo's (ahem, Jimmy Kimmel) and most St. Louisans love it in all its Provel glory. Mayor Francis Slay is obviously a fan, and after 50 years, he's declared April 8 "Imo's Day." See also: Jon Hamm Defends Imo's on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (VIDEO)
The first time Judah Friedlander -- who plays Frank Rossitano, the guy with all the hats on 30 Rock -- ate an Imo's pizza, he thought it was a joke. "I thought I was on a prank show where someone had given me the worst pizza in history, and then I realized, 'Oh, this is how they actually make it,'" ... More >>
Since we first wrote about him in November, "Dr." Dan Drake has become somewhat of a local celebrity for his fancy flapjacks at Courtesy Diner (3155 South Kingshighway; 314-776-9059). He's been on the local news, of course, but also the Today show, and when we talked to him this week, he was sitting ... More >>
The musical landscape abounds with douchebags of all stripes. Normally their D-bag behavior is pretty amusing, but this year things took a turn for the completely messed-up -- music might have had more douchebags in 2013 than ever before. It was tough sifting through the bad behavior that went on t ... More >>
St. Louis' pride and joy, Jon Hamm, is starring in a Disney movie where he plays a desperate sports agent who goes to India to find cricket players who can play baseball. In the process, the kids teach him stuff about life, he falls in love with a nice and intelligent woman, and then he drinks a fif ... More >>
As David Freese leaves the Cardinals to play ball with Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, Daily RFT began to wonder: Who should fill the baseball all-star's three-year contract to be the spokester for St. Louis staple Imo's Pizza? We have a few ideas.
Now that hometown boy and third baseman David Freese is on the Los Angeles Angels roster, pizza lovers around St. Louis want to know: Who will sell the square beyond compare?
In what seems like a top-secret pizza lair in south St. Louis -- in a Lemay basement, to be specific -- 54-year-old Tom Nix spends six nights a week single-handedly baking up what he calls St. Louis' original thin crust pizza. That claim sounds like a tall one coming from a place that many St. Louis ... More >>
St. Louis is getting a lot of celeb love lately. First, our hometown favorite Jon Hamm defended Imo's Pizza on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and even did a taste test. Jimmy Fallon stopped by Crown Candy Kitchen during his comedy tour, and we thought perhaps he could be the late-night foil to Kimmel's Imo's ba ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. While we're becoming B ... More >>
Comedian and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was in town last night for the first leg of his "Clean Cut" tour, and hey, guy's gotta eat, right? So he went classic St. Louis and had lunch at Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis Avenue; 314-621-9650). We're dying to know what he thought, but mo ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. CATFIGHT! DUDEFIGHT! ... More >>
Hometown boy Jon Hamm -- fresh off his latest loss at this week's Emmy Awards -- stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday to promote his new movie A Young Doctor's Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe and talk about how much he loves St. Louis. "For those who don't know, you are from St. Louis," Kimmel s ... More >>
Punk rock is a money toilet. The record/mp3 collecting involved is the most addictive drug that I've ever encountered, and most of my alcoholic/drug addict/straight edge friends would probably agree. But are we all just living in a dumber cliché than the one we're supposedly and lazily rebelling ag ... More >>
He grew up chowing down on thin crust pizza at the Imo's in Ballwin. And now David Freese, the Cardinals hometown hero in the 2011 World Series, is the newest spokesperson for St. Louis' most iconic pizza. "It's always been my favorite pizza, and so I am very excited to now represent this great St ... More >>
On Friday, February 8, comedian Judah Friedlander visited the Firebird (2706 Olive Street; 314-535-0353) to make St. Louis laugh. The self-described "World Champion" did just that for nearly 90 minutes, including an interlude about St. Louis and his love-hate relationship with Imo's Pizza (multiple ... More >>
30 Rock's Judah Friedlander (you know, the guy with the hats) came to the Firebird on Friday, to -- as he put it -- answer questions about "my status as World Champion, karate, or my dick." His on-the-spot and off-the-cuff humor played well to the good-sized, seated crowd -- but if anyone had plans ... More >>
On Monday, Jenna Fischer was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where conversation turned to St. Louis food, as reported yesterday over at Punching Kitty. Like Fischer, Kimmel's fiance Molly McNearney is also a St. Louis native -- bizarrely, McNearney was at one point a student of Fischer's mother -- and ... More >>
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah (or Chanukah, if you can manage that guttural "ch") starts Saturday night at sundown. A few weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel ran a segment on his show called "Hipster or Hasidic" in which the audience had to determine whether a series of beards belonged to Brooklynites of the ... More >>
Celebrity drummer Travis Barker sat in with the Muppets' Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Barker posted on his Facebook page: "G00D M0RNING! Blessed to play drums with my childhood hero ANIMAL last night!...Good Times." We agree. Incidentally, the last six posts on ... More >>
There are lots of dudes in Bushwick, Brooklyn, who resemble comic Ben Kronberg, but not many in his 'hood have the balls or neural circuitry to do what he does. The 34-year-old Denver native, who's performed on Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly and twice at SXSW, favors quirky wordplay and the occasional ... More >>
Interpol is opening for U2 in July -- and the dark-pop band is also playing at the Pageant on Friday, February 11. Shiny electo-pop project School of Seven Bells is opening. Tickets are $25 to $30, and on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. The band's latest album is a self-titled effort. "Summer Well," liv ... More >>
How else to explain the fact that former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner was eliminated last night while Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, keeps on dancing? Jimmy Kimmel cuts to the heart of the matter:
Raise your hand if you saw this one coming: Hip-hop phenom Drake, with special guests Clipse, will be at the Fabulous Fox on Tuesday, October 12. Tickets are $62.75 and $42.75 and are on sale this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Here's Drake performing "Bedrock" with Nicki Minaj (can she please be added ... More >>
David Belisle Minus the BearIt's always interesting to compare an artist's critique of his own work with critical evaluations. Minus the Bear's latest, Omni, has been put through the wringer for all of the most predictable reasons: It's an album of poppier songs by an experimental prog-rock b ... More >>
Clay LipskyA: They'll both a part of Space Age Blues, the forthcoming album from Devon Allman's Honeytribe, which is due out June 1. That's according to a post on the Ardent Studios website, which is spotlighting the local band today. Allman's presence is a given -- duh, it's his band. But Le ... More >>
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Week of October 19, 2006
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