Joe Edwards

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Now Open: Truffles Butchery, Peacock Loop Diner, Pizzeoli and More

    There have been a slew of restaurant openings this week and even more to come before October is over. In case you missed it, here are a few new places you might want to check out this weekend. See also: The Corner Cup Plans New Menu and Expansion in Dogtown

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    A Look Inside Peacock Loop Diner, University City's New 24-Hour Dining Destination

    The Peacock Loop Diner (6261 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-5555) opened its doors recently as the latest concept in Washington University's Delmar Loop development which also includes United Provisions. The new 24-hour greasy spoon's impact on the St. Louis food map is paramount, joinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

    The taps behind many bars in St. Louis look very different today than they did two decades ago. Sure, there's probably still that familiar red Budweiser handle, but it's got additional neighbors in an ever-growing variety of local ales, porters, Hefeweizens and more. Dan Kopman, cofounder of the Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Joe Edwards Readies 24-Hour Peacock Diner

    The first phase of the new Washington University housing and diner project on Delmar Boulevard is set to open August 11, but the 24-hour Peacock Diner will take a little bit longer. The latest Joe Edwards project is in the last building to be completed, so it will probably open in late September. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Ben Poremba's Old Standard and the Dining District Take Shape

    Chef Ben Poremba already has a lot on his plate: Elaia, Olio, La Patisserie Chouquette. Now he's adding not one but two more high-profile projects to the list. His hotly anticipated fried chicken restaurant now has a name (Old Standard) and a big chef (Chris DiMercurio). He's also opening the Dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Delmar Church's Chicken Gets a New Life from Washington University (Maybe)

    The vacant Church's Chicken (6190 Delmar Boulevard) might finally be saved. Washington University is apparently eyeing the spot at Delmar and Skinker Boulevards, which has been empty since Church's closed in May 2013. See also: Artist Peat Wollaeger Gives Church's Chicken Holy Makeover with Stained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    RIP John Thompson: Tivoli Theater's Beloved Ticket Taker Leaves Legacy of Kindness

    The Tivoli Theater experience will never be the same again. The Loop's favorite ticket taker, John Thompson, died of a heart attack at the age of 74 Wednesday, devastating the film buffs and neighborhood regulars who came to know him as the kindest man in St. Louis.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    The Best Moments of Chuck Berry's 200 Shows at Blueberry Hill -- As Told By His Bandmates

    Blueberry Hill proprietor Joe Edwards could hardly have imagined what would become of the conversation he had with Chuck Berry nearly two decades ago. The rock 'n roll pioneer was at Edward's home late at night in 1996, and the two old friends were reminiscing about Berry's early days before he skyr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Loop Trolley Project Slapped with Second Lawsuit

    Former University City Council Member Elsie Glickert filed a second lawsuit last week aimed at derailing the Loop Trolley project. Glickert -- who says she's lived in University City for 88 years -- names University City Mayor Shelley Welsch and the Loop Trolley Company in her suit alleging the cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Meet the Chefs at the Magic Chef Mansion September 12 to Benefit the Landmarks Association

    The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is honoring Joe Edwards, savior of the Loop, with the H. Meade Summers Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation. The annual event involves meeting the chefs of several local restaurants along with a cooking demonstration, food, drinks and tou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013
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    February 12, 2013

    14 St. Louis Celebrities Who Ought to Name a Candy After Themselves

    In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Nine Best Hotels in St. Louis

    The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Blueberry Hill Celebrates the Big Four-Oh This Weekend

    Grab your party hat and get ready to walk the blue carpet because Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444) is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend. While most restaurants are lucky to make it five years, Blueberry Hill has remained a favorite for generations of St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    The Delmar Loop Security System Is Fully Operational

    The long-awaited security cameras are finally installed and fully operational in the Delmar Loop. University City Police, who man the cameras in real time, can now "zoom in and read a license plate," Joe Edwards told members of the Loop Special District at a Tuesday meeting.The $160,000 system was p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Update: Chuck Berry Statue Kerfuffle in U. City

    ​Editor's note: This post was updated with additional information late Thursday afternoon Plans for the Chuck Berry statue set to be installed on Delmar in U. City were recently wedged between a rock 'n' roll and a hard place. The statue, initiated by unofficial King of the Loop Joe Edward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    One Man's Lonely Protest Against the Loop Trolley, or The Further Exploits of Andrew Wool

    image viaU. City provocateur Andrew Wool's latest plan is to stop the Loop Trolley.​Today at 5 p.m., Joe Edwards will be hosting an open house at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park to discuss the latest developments in the construction of the Loop Trolley, paid for by a $24 million fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Chuck Berry Show on Wednesday at the Duck Room Is On!

    Erin Kinsella​Chuck Berry gave fans quite a scare in Chicago on New Year's Day, when he was forced to cut his show at the Congress Theater short due to exhaustion. Such a cancellation is exceedingly rare for Berry, who's known for being punctual and a man of his contractual word. It's also ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Is the RFT Haunted?

    Scoodog via FlickrIs that a ghost at the Tivoli/RFT offices?​Way, way back in the day (well, the early 90s), before the Loop became a nice place again and the Riverfront Times was still by the river front, the Tivoli building housed a movie theater, three floors of dilapidated apartments and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Chuck Berry Interviewed in the New Rolling Stone​The latest issue of Rolling Stone is receiving more attention for its cover than for its contents -- perhaps it has something to do with the naked True Blood actors splattered in "blood." (See right.) However, anyone who doesn't flip to the articles might miss something rather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Great Writers on St. Louis, Part 1

    This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story. The Delmar Loop, pre-Joe Edwards, as described by Harold Brodkey "There is a certain shade of red brick - a dark, almost melodi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Photos: Devon Alexander Greeted By Thousands at City Hall

    St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander. Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.​The 23-year-old St. Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Clangclangclang!!!! The Loop's Gettin' a Trolley!

    Image viaClang clang clang will go the trolley! ​It's official: $24 million in federal funds have been secured for a trolley system connecting The Loop to Forest Park. Joe Edwards, the ponytailed Pope of U. City, just told Charlie Brennan on KMOX that the trolley path will start on Delmar near the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    December 15 Last Day To Buy Intergalactic Property Before Christmas!

    Stew Smith​Attention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Could Loop Trolley Finally Be Rolling Toward Reality?

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergA streetcar named "Loop Trolley"​It's still a long way off, but Joe Edwards decade-long dream to install a trolley from the University City Loop to Forest Park moved one tiny step closer to fruition yesterday. At its meeting Wednesday, the area's chief planning organizati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Basketball Legend Bob Pettit Next Inductee to St. Louis Walk of Fame

    Bob Pettit, the St. Louis Hawks great who brought this city its only NBA championship, will officially be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame this August. Pettit, who resides in his home state of Louisiana, was named to the walk last year but could not make the induction ceremony due to a famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    The Dish: The Gettysburger at Blueberry Hill

    OK, so I've always kind of had a thing for Abraham Lincoln. My ardor has diminished slightly over the years -- I no longer believe I am he reincarnated (we do have the same initials, after all) -- but I have never forgotten that I grew up in the Land of Lincoln, where his birthday is a school holida ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2008
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    November 21, 2007
  • Music

    September 12, 2007

    Eddie Money

    7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, September 13. Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.

  • News

    June 27, 2007

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    What does an old Munchkin have to do to earn a place on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?

  • Dining

    May 30, 2007

    Lemp Lager

    The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444.

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    Loop Chained

    The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2005

    King Me!

    Elvis has found a new place to dwell. Lucky for us, that place is Blueberry Hill.

  • Music

    July 14, 2004

    Seeing Double

    Nelly's dropping two discs on the same day. And somehow, it works.

  • News

    April 21, 2004


    Week of April 21, 2004

  • News

    March 10, 2004

    Raising the Bar

    A week of the drink

  • Dining

    November 5, 2003

    Rock the Boat

    Yackey's on the River brings hope and hush puppies to the banks of the Mississippi

  • News

    September 3, 2003


    Week of September 3, 2003

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Swirl, Smack and Spit

    We're curious about Bill Roberti's intentions, Brent Feeney's exodus and Joe Edwards' alibi; plus, Missouri will taste damn good in a waffle cone

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Bar Fights

    Owners of the Delmar want to sell, but they may be victims of their own success

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Loop Hole

    Performing-arts groups are trying to come together on plans for the new Loop Theatre. They need to keep the drama on the stage.

  • Dining

    December 26, 2001

    Maya Way

    Maplewood's Maya Café harks back to another Loop's heyday

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Baron Rothschild

    He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Movie Theater

    Tivoli Theatre

  • Music

    May 30, 2001

    On With the Show

    Our footsore columnist concludes her tour of the Slammies Showcase

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2001

    Hooray for Homeys

    The St. Louis Walk of Fame honors five more worthy inductees

  • Music

    January 3, 2001

    A Year in a Day

    From Nelly to the Pageant: what went down on the St. Louis music scene in 2000

  • Dining

    August 11, 1999

    Thai, Thai Again

    A new seafood restaurant takes the plunge in the former Thai French Caf é space

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