Roy Hibbert says there's a lesson to be learned from his Instagrammed photo of a police officer giving a pair of boots to a homeless man. "Not all police officers are what you hear about in Ferguson," the Indiana Pacers center tells Buzzfeed.
Welcome to Hidden Gem, Gut Check's short love letter to restaurants, coffee shops and bars that lie off the beaten path. These places soldier on in relative anonymity, beloved by their regulars, but largely overlooked by the greater populace. Hidden Gem will attempt to rectify these terrible oversig ... More >>
Buried under the avalanche of selfies, lost-dog announcements and motivational quotes that usually pollute St. Louis' social-media scene is a video so heartwarming and honest that we're willing to forgive it for being a tad preachy.
The Cardinals appear to be entering the home stretch of their managerial race. The Cardinals have been conducting interviews and tossing around names in their search for a new manager, and it looks now as if they're likely entering the endgame portion of the process. I have to admit, while I ... More >>
As Ian reported yesterday, Arch West, the 97-year-old Texan who blessed the world with Doritos in 1966, passed away last week. His family plans to sprinkle Doritos into his final resting place. While we wish no disrespect to West or his mourning family, we hope they won't be burying these beloved, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFamous Nathan's, which Murray Handwerker made really famous.Over the weekend two people who played major roles in the modernization of the food industry died. Murry Handwerker, 89, of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs passed away on Saturday. Canadian potato entrepreneur Wallace McCai ... More >>
www.wendys.comWendy's has introduced four "totally reinvented" salads to its menu. These salads entice the ever-more savvy consumer with the promise, according to the press release that landed in Gut Check's mailbox this morning, of "high quality ingredients, freshly prepared." In addition, on th ... More >>
The Hardee's logo of our youth.St. Louis-based fast-food chain Hardee's announced yesterday a new menu item -- hand-breaded chicken tenders -- and while we'll let Ian determine whether the new dish is worth your money, you can be sure the new commercial is annoyingly quotable. (See video belo ... More >>
On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>
Unreal gets our rump royally rinsed!
Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us
Welcome to Harkonin's metal smorgasbord
Clark Street Grill's food is nicer to look at than to eat
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee
The last Howard Johnson's west of the Mississippi closes, leaving its patrons with no place to dine
Judge Jim Sullivan has a different way of dealing with crack whores -- don't just jail them, treat them for their addiction
Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground
A friendly family offers a sweet and charming introduction to Mexican home cooking