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Kentucky Derby

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    KSDK Viewers Lash Out When Weather Coverage Interrupts Belmont Stakes Preshow

    Which is more newsworthy: severe, dangerous weather nearing St. Louis or the final race in a major American sporting event? KSDK (Channel 5) chose weather Saturday afternoon as storms brought two confirmed tornadoes into the metro area, including one that damaged several businesses in St. Peters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis Weekend: May 2 to 4

    There is one event looming large over beer-obsessed St. Louis this weekend: Microfest. We've got all the details, but if that's not your thing, how about some Cinco de Mayo celebrations? It's also the Kentucky Derby, if you prefer your bourbon with a little mint. Check out our list of food-related r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Best Places in St. Louis to Watch the Kentucky Derby

    Yes, the race only lasts for two minutes, but it is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Plus, we kind of love everything that goes with the Kentucky Derby -- the hats, the clothes and especially the mint juleps. We may not be at Churchill Downs, but we can still party. Here's where to do it. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    How to Make a Perfect Mint Julep for Derby Day

    Gut Check is happy to announce a new video series spotlighting anything and everything in the St. Louis food and drink scene. Our first video comes just in time for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Steve Smith, owner of the Royale (3132 South Kingshighway; 314-772-3600), shows our videographer Charle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Edward Lee Cookbook Signing Tuesday at Taste

    Louisville chef Edward Lee is stopping in St. Louis tonight, August 13, to sign copies of his new cookbook, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen at Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) at 5:30 p.m. Oh, and he's inspired a special menu for us St. Louisans. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 4 to 6

    Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and First Friday are only a few of the excuses to get out and get your drink on this weekend. Besides that, rejoice over the bounty of a new farmers' market season in Tower Grove Park, celebrate Big Sky Cafe's 21st anniversary or take a tour or class this weekend. Details on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Derby Day Best Bets

    For the past 139 years, on the first Saturday in May, women have donned obnoxiously large hats and sipped mint juleps, men have bet their hard earned money, and three-year-old thoroughbreds have sped down a track in Louisville, Kentucky in an attempt to claim the biggest prize in horse racing. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Entre's John Perkins on Pop-Up Restaurant #2, A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, the new pop-up restaurant from the catering firm-mobile kitchen-underground restaurant Entre (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-632-6754), opens tomorrow, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. A Good Man is Hard to Find follows this winter's pop-up, Le Coq, which Entre chef John Perkins tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    An Open Letter to Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger, Re: Missouri State Dog

    Dear Representative Ellinger, First of all, congratulations on your victory in last week's primary! Yes, yes, we know you ran unopposed -- and will run unopposed again in November -- but a lot of people came out to vote for you and only you, which must be a real self-esteem booster. We're very happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Daily RFT Wants YOU To Help Us Nominate the Official Missouri State Dog!

    It has recently come to Daily RFT's attention that while Missouri has, among many other symbols, a state bird (bluebird), state game bird (bobwhite quail), state invertebrate (crayfish), state animal (the Missouri mule), state American folk dance (the square dance) and will soon, pending approval by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Your 2012 Kentucky Derby Party Soundtrack And Geography

    Now is the time for all good cultured TV-owners with new apartments to show off to hold 2012 Kentucky Derby parties and try to remember to call it, while sipping what they hope to be a mint julep, the 138th renewal. In fact, it might be a little late--no doubt Mike Shannon is already "on assignment. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Jim the Wonder Dog Should be Missouri's Historical Dog

    The Missouri House Committee on Tourism and Natural Resources is attempting to determine which of three dogs should be our state's official "Historical Dog." The finalists are Seaman, the Newfoundland who accompanied Lewis & Clark; Old Drum, a dog of indeterminate breed who was cited in a Suprem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Ten Best Neighborhood Bars in St. Louis

    ​Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.Diana BenantiThe Royale̴ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Photos: The 2010 Kentucky Derby Party at the Royale on Kingshighway

    To be sure, there were more than a few good places to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Photographer Lee Harris shows the scene at the Royale on Kingshighway. The restaurant-and-bar held its fifth-annual Derby party, complete with live music, (Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three) and a "best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 30 - May 2, 2010

    The Bangles then.​ The Go-Go's vs The Bangles at That 80's Club (Friday) On Friday night, the final '80s pop star showdown takes place at Rue 13. Each Friday in April, That '80s Club DJs have pitted the music of two '80s icons against each other, and since the Bangles are due to come to St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    5 Places to Watch the 2010 Kentucky Derby in St. Louis

    ​The Kentucky Derby is described as the most exciting two minutes in sports. But as exciting as it may be, not everybody is willing to make the drive to Louisville for a two-minute race. If you're looking for a place to watch the race in St. Louis -- maybe drink a few Mint Juleps or sport that fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    It's the Ladue Yacht Club, Dahling!

    Image sourceWho is that handsome devil? Could it be attorney Al Watkins? Alas, no. "It is with the highest degree of regret that I inform you that I am not a member of the Ladue Yacht Club," Watkins told Daily RFT.​You may have noticed that there aren't many bodies of water in Ladue, unless yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Burger -- and Win a Prize [Updated with Clue Answer!]

    Ian FroebGuess the restaurant, win some glasses.​Somewhere beneath that cheese and barbecue sauce is a burger. The first correct guess where I ate it wins a set of four (4) nifty Kentucky Derby glasses. Guesses as comments. You must leave a valid address in the email section of the comment entry f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Five SXSW Best Bets: Sleigh Bells, Best Coast Three More Acts to Watch

    SXSW is the Kentucky Derby of American music festivals. It's a quick race to the finish for up-and-coming bands to test their might and merit against their fellow musicians and friends -- all while enjoying as much free beer as possible. Here's a look at five of the favorites who have a chance of br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: Double-D's Den

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.If you run to Double-D's Den the moment you finish reading this -- and you should -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    RFT's Namesake Horse Sighted Just in Time for the Kentucky Derby

    In two days, the cream of the three-year-old Thoroughbred crop will contest the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.But let's go back a week or so, to another race, in another city...Sunday, April 26. Fonner Park race course in Grand Island, Nebraska. Seventh race; distance 1 mile. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008
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    May 2, 2008
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    May 2, 2008

    Kentucky Derby: T Minus 23 Hours

    My picks for the 134th Kentucky Derby: 1. Pyro 2. Colonel John 3. Eight Belles

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Kentucky Derby: T Minus 25 Hours

    First off, here is a link to former Riverfront Times staff writer Mike Seely's picks for tomorrow afternoon's 134th running of the Kentucky Derby. I haven't peeked at Seely's picks yet, because I have struggled to come up with my own. I am, however, certain that Seely did not pick the morning-lin ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2007

    In It to Win It

    Unreal talks ponies with a true racing expert, learns some things about mowing (severed toes are bad) and receives a particularly biting Commontary.

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Booze

    Chill out at these St. Louis watering holes

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2005

    Pulp Fiction

    At Mad Art

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    The Year of the Izzo

    Championship prediction: Big Ten dark horse gallops to victory

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    The Morning-After Drill

    A comprehensive analysis of hangover remedies

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Geeks Gone Wild

    If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!

  • News

    September 15, 2004

    Shipping Blues

    Fairmount Park's owner can't squander his prize filly's talent on home turf

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    Dirt Track Nation

    At Tri-City Speedway they don't mess around with "race cars." They race cars.

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Nags to Riches

    A late push for slot machines in Springfield may be Fairmount Park's silver bullet

  • Dining

    May 5, 2004

    Mint Julep

    Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-636-4400

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2004

    Holy Cow!

    Cubs and Cards fans partying together?

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

  • Dining

    March 17, 2004

    Manhattan

    Monarch, 7401 Manchester Avenue, 314-644-3995

  • Music

    June 25, 2003

    Dead Again

    Mickey Hart and his grateful mates are out to prove they're more than mere Other Ones

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Jacked

    What do our cars do when they get stolen?

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Party Favor

    Our pick for the best 2004 celebration slogan

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2003

    Painting While Intoxicated

    Plein air party in Augusta

  • News

    July 11, 2001

    All the Kings' Horses

    The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Joker's Wild

    Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?

  • Music

    January 19, 2000

    DJ KRUSH

    Kakusei (Red Ant/Sony)

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