There's still time!
Sump Coffee Roasters (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) is holding its latest popup collaboration this Saturday, November 16. After all, what's better than handcrafted coffee on a Saturday? Handcrafted coffee on a Saturday with brunch. Lulu's Local Eatery, a vegan food truck, will be holed ... More >>
There are festivals abound this weekend -- it is Labor Day, after all! Take advantage of the end of summer and your day off and spend it outside. Or, just use the halfway point between Mardi Gras as an excuse to eat Cajun food. Read on for our food-themed recommendations. See also: Food of the Fest ... More >>
We have been waiting all summer for Blueprint Coffee (6225 Delmar Boulevard) to open, and it looks like the day is (almost) upon us. Gut Check went to check things out, and partner Mike Marquard gave us the scoop on the new setup and when he hopes to be open. See also: Mike Marquard Discusses Bluep ... More >>
Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. is not so happy with the Post-Dispatch, the Post-Dispatch reports. Actually, Bosley's really not pleased with any of the local reporters out there who wrote about the letter he sent soliciting donations to help pay for his daughter's college education. "Anything I get, ... More >>
St. Louis alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. has spent many years giving back to the community -- and now he needs a little help in return. So says Bosley, who is getting a lot of attention this week -- including a front-page Post-Dispatch story today -- for a letter he sent to some of his local contacts ... More >>
image viaRamadhan Abdulla, a Tanzanian cassava farmer who has benefited from the Danforth Center's expertise and the Gates Foundation's money.If there were an easy way to end starvation around the world, somebody would have thought of it by now. Obviously. But there are still one billion peop ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
image viaDanielle Nierenberg in Arusha, Tanzania.Danielle Nierenberg, a former resident of Defiance, Missouri, now a project manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, spent the past year and a half traveling through sub-Saharan Africa as part of a project called Nou ... More >>
image viaParikh (center) and research subjects in Uganda.Washington University's College of Arts and Sciences has granted tenure to Shanti Parikh, a professor of anthropology, making her the first African-American woman in the college's history to achieve that honor. How nice to know that it ... More >>
www.inperspire.comInperspire Motivational Fitness Towels started as so many things do: as a random inspiration at the gym. Darla Dale, an assistant dean at Washington University "approaching 50", was trudging along on the treadmill somewhat less energetically than usual when she noticed that everyon ... More >>
"It smells sweet, like candy," my friend said as I extended my wrist to his nose. My skin had absorbed the caramel flavors that had been wafting around me all day like a welcome second-hand smoke. It was the smell of coffee roasting.It was a bad day to hang out near a coffee roaster -- much less two ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. www.amazon.co.uk A few years ago, I got a job as a Starbucks barista. As part of my training, I had to attend coffee school. The instructor was named Ernie. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee production, from farming t ... More >>
One reader wants to flush the RFT, another is flushed with pride.
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The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.
A new Somali restaurant shines against its industrial-wasteland backdrop