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Kaitlin Steinberg

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    January 9, 2014

    January 11 is National Hot Toddy Day

    If there's one cocktail worth celebrating in this weather, it's the hot toddy. It will make you feel better if you're sick, cold, or just want a drink. And here's an excuse to drink one: January 11 is National Hot Toddy Day. There are several different versions of the drink, so you can make it as st ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    The Five Best Places in St. Louis for Soccer Hooligans to Watch Euro Futball on a Saturday Morning

    Come fall, Saturday afternoons are spent tailgating, throwing bean-bags into holes, and watching college football. But early Saturday morning, like 8 a.m. early, is quickly becoming the designated time for soccer hooligans to gather at one of the fine establishments that will open the front door at ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The 5 Best St. Louis Bars to Watch the Man City vs. Chelsea F.C. Match at Busch Stadium

    This Thursday, May 23, soccer hooligans will descend upon Busch Stadium. That's right, the world's most beautiful game will be played on a baseball diamond-turned "pitch" (that's British for "field," you noobs). The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and features two of the top contenders in the British P ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The New Moon Room's Sidewinder: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    On Monday night, when we decided to go out for an early Hump-Day drink, a storm was on the horizon, but we chose to tempt fate anyway. We jetted up to the top of the Moonrise Hotel to check out the recently opened New Moon Room (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1111) and snag a cocktail at the bar. ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Nine Prohibition-Era Cocktails in Honor of The Great Gatsby (And Because We Like to Drink)

    "There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars...In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so lon ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Vino Nadoz's Alex Ettinger: Featured Bartender of the Week

    We challenge you to introduce us to a nicer, more modest and gentlemanly bartender than this guy. When we told Alex Ettinger of Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400) that we wanted to interview him for this column, he was so honored. He began to worry if he was dressed nice ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Maryland House's Gin Rickey: Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    As evidenced by the multitude of cocktails consumed throughout the course of Baz Luhrmann's new spectacle, The Great Gatsby, Prohibition didn't exactly halt the consumption of alcoholic beverages. In fact, the alcohol ban inspired drinkers to get creative. One such creative drinker was Col. Joseph ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Fitz's Schuman Mule: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Anyone who drinks soda in the Midwest has probably heard of Fitz's. The St. Louis soda empire first churned out its famous root beer in 1947, and since then, it's become the craft-soda standard with twelve year-round sodas and numerous other seasonal and special-edition soda flavors. The best part? ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    First Look: New Moon Room at the Moonrise Hotel

    The Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1111) opened its brand-new rooftop bar last week for a special media preview of the space called the New Moon Room. Gut Check was there to scope it out and to chat with the duke of U. City and the man behind the New Moon Room, Joe Edwards. "I never ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe Wins Cupcake Wars A Second Time

    Congrats to Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455), two time winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars! Back in February, Jilly's cupcake chef, Casey Shiller, and its executive chef, Dana Holland, duked it out against other past competitors for a chance at redemption. Th ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Milagro Modern Mexican's Craig Bielke: Featured Bartender of the Week

    The agave has been juiced, the limes have been purchased and the tequila has been stocked. Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300) is ready to make hundreds of margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Milagro isn't hosting a garish Cinco party, but as the winner of ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Sanctuaria's Mint Julep: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail S ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Hendricks BBQ's Keyan Still: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Keyan Still of Hendricks BBQ. Below is a Q&A with Still, followed by his recipe for a "Hendricks' House Bloody Mary." Keyan Still is intent upon talking to ev ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    First Look: Bombay Food Junkies Food Truck

    When Sid and Krupa Panchal moved from Mumbai (formerly Bombay) to St. Louis eight years ago, they knew they would miss the street food of the coastal Indian city. Finding that none of the Indian restaurants in town specialize in the type of food traditional to Mumbai, the Panchals took matters into ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Herbie's Vintage 72's Blood Diamond: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Salt's Tim Rabior: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Tim Rabior of Salt. Below is a Q&A with Rabior, followed by the recipe for a "Green Goddess." Tim Rabior has blond highlights and sunglasses that never lea ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Pi Pizzeria's Pi Squared: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Taste's Kyle Mathis: Winner of Iron Fork's Mixology Competition and Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Kyle Mathis of Taste. Below is a Q&A with Mathis, followed by the recipe for Another Hop Pun. We know, we know. We just interviewed a bartender from Taste (4 ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Brio Tuscan Grille's Dirty Martini (With Cougar): Gut Check's Humpday Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    What To Do With All Those Peeps You Don't Want to Eat

    Another Easter has come and gone. We've gorged ourselves with festive, pastel-colored candy (only the best kind though), we've found most of the eggs that we hid in the yard (that'll be a nasty surprise next year) and we've enjoyed spending time with family and friends (now we don't have to again 't ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Coffee Cartel's Julia Mager: Featured Barista of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Julia Mager of Coffee Cartel. Below is a Q&A with Mager, followed by her recipe for a white-chocolate mocha. This week, we took the word "bar" in Girl Walks ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    New Orleans Panache and the Dishwasher Who Imitated the Incredible Hulk: A Q&A with Sassy JAC's Andrew Ladlie

    This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Ladlie of Sassy JAC's. Read part one, a profile of Ladlie, here. Part three, a recipe from Ladlie, will be available on Thursday. I wanted to profile Andrew Ladlie of Sassy JAC's (1730 South Eighth Street; 314-932-1280) because I'd e ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Three Kings' Pink Gin Julep: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    The Ritz-Carlton's Monica Schepis Couldn't Stand Her "Big Girl" Job -- Bartending Is Her True Calling

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    The Cakes at Brand-New Russell's on Macklind Are Almost Too Pretty to Eat. Almost.

    Residents of south city might have been sad to see Murdoch Perk go, but a new restaurant and coffee shop opened in Murdoch Perk's old spot this week, and neighbors seem thrilled. Russell's on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue; 314-553-9994) opened on Tuesday, March 19, to a steady flow of customers co ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    The Dubliner's Bob Dolan: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Bob Dolan of The Dubliner. Below is a Q&A with Dolan, followed by his recipe for a Bee Tea. Bob Dolan is a man of simple tastes and few words. He loves vod ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    First Look: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

    They come in peace. And they have beer. Let's give a warm welcome to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456), which landed in St. Louis this week. The St. Louis location is the seventeenth in the franchise, which restauranteur Shannon Wynne founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Animal Activists Protest Cruelty to Pigs Outside Walmart in Maplewood

    Well, the giant, inflatable pig covered in sores and dirt was cuter than we imagined. Local animal-rights activists joined members of the national animal rights organization Mercy for Animals today in front of the Maplewood Commons Walmart just off South Hanley Road in protest of Walmart's practic ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The Market at the Cheshire Invites You to Belly Up to the Deli

    Behind the stone and fachwerk façade of the new Market at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7840) is, well, exactly what should be in a rustic little pitched-roof building. The Market is part gourmet grocer, part European-style bakery and café, and the interior is warm and provincial. The ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    A Roundup of the Best Bloody Marys in St. Louis

    People keep telling Gut Check that bloody marys are to be consumed during the morning and early afternoon hours only. They are not an evening drink. Well Gut Check says whatevs. We drink bloody marys any and all times of day or night. And in our quest to provide you, our dear readers, with the best ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Sub Zero's Eric Weis: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Eric Weis of Sub Zero Vodka Bar. Below is a Q&A with Weis and his recipe for a "Double Trouble." To say that Sub Zero Vodka Bar (308 North Euclid Avenue; 314 ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Mad Buffalo Distillery Makes Moonshine Eco-Friendly

    "Sustainable" and "moonshine" aren't often heard in the same sentence, but Mad Buffalo Brewing Company is hoping to make its sustainably produced Thunderbeast Storm Moonshine a household name. Chris Burnette and his family founded Mad Buffalo in November 2011 on ShawneeBend Farm in Union, Missouri ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Little Country Gentleman's Jeffrey Moll Jr.: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Jeffrey Moll Jr. of Little Country Gentleman. Below is a Q&A with Moll and his recipe for a blackberry shrub. Walking into Little Country Gentleman (8135 Mar ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Bar Napoli's Han Bomb: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Su ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Top Eight St. Louis Bar Bathrooms for a Quickie

    You're sitting across the table from an attractive paramour, sipping drinks and making small talk. There's a lull in the conversation, your eyes meet. You stare deep into each other's souls, and like knowledge being dropped from the heavens, suddenly you both know. You must have sex as soon as poss ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Chipotle "Hidden Menu" Is an Urban Legend

    For a while now, word has been circulating about a "hidden menu" at Chipotle Mexican Grill. According to a few (dubious) (online) sources, if there's a dish you want and Chipotle has the ingredients, they'll make it for ya. Gut Check is here to tell you that this is simply not true (in St. Louis, a ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    First Look: Vernon's BBQ and Catering

    Putting the smoker on a trailer out in front of the restaurant was totally a strategic move. Matt Stiffelman and Tim Zolman's new barbecue joint, Vernon's (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227), lures customers with the scent of slowly smoking pork, beef and chicken that encircles the b ... More >>

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