Joy Christensen

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Best Soup: The Fountain on Locust Dishes On its Soups and Plans for a New Distillery

    In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Soup. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. Soup and ice cream aren't two things that normally sound like they should go t ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Museums, Theaters, Barbecue: An Updated Guide to Midtown

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Midtown in a larger map As its ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Burlesque, Birthday-Cake Martinis and More: The Fountain on Locust's Fifth Birthday Party [Update]

    Update 11:59 a.m. Because of weather concerns, the Fountain's Burlesque Birthday Party will be postponed until Wednesday, February 27. Think back to the last birthday party for a five-year-old you attended. Maybe there was a bounce house, a unicorn-shaped cake or a slightly creepy-looking clown. Bu ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The Fountain on Locust to Host First Annual Scooperbowl

    On Sunday, September 16, the Fountain On Locust (3037 Locust Street; 314-249-1244) will host what it calls the "Scooperbowl." The event will feature several soda jerks taking part in intense competitions. Attendees can watch these experts go head-to-head and enjoy free ice cream. Gut Check spoke wit ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Interview: Joy Christensen Talks About The Fountain On Locust's New Menu

    Mabel SuenJoy Christensen, owner of The Fountain On Locust​July is National Ice Cream Month, and the Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust Street, Midtown; 314-535-7800) delivers just in time to celebrate with an updated menu featuring plenty more drinks and frozen treats, plus a couple of brand new ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Fountain on Locust Flush With Best Restroom Victory

    Kase WickmanVictory at last!​Now there's even more incentive to visit the little girls' room at the Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust St., 314-535-7800): Before, you were just utilizing one of the top ten restrooms in America. As of this morning, that porcelain (er, black plastic) throne you're ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Pee Like Royalty at the Fountain on Locust

    Kase WickmanAlso one block to your right: One of the Top 10 toilets in the U.S. of A.!​The Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust Street; 314-535-7800) claims to be the most-photographed restaurant in St. Louis, owing to the Americana and handpainted Art Deco details strewn across its walls. Now, owing t ... More >>