Financial woes and dwindling sponsorship have forced the relocation of the popular STL Bluesweek festival from downtown St. Louis to the Chesterfield Amphitheater, according to festival promoter Mike Kociela, who spoke to the RFT while on vacation in Key West, Florida. "When you build a festival f ... More >>
Some consider him a misogynist and a drunk. Others say he's America's greatest novelist. The one thing everyone can agree on about Ernest Hemingway is his love of the adult beverage. In honor of the acclaimed author's birth (and death, depending on how you celebrate) month, the bar team at Botanical ... More >>
Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools (3457 Morganford Road; 314-772-7564) The Hours: Daily, 4 to 6 p.m. The Deal: $2 longnecks, $2.50 Wells, $2.50 bottled beers and $10 buckets.
Daniel Alvarez is doing a super crazy thing. Back in June he dumped a big yellow sea kayak into Lake Superior near the northern most tip of Minnesota and started paddling southward for Key West. As in Florida. He is out of his mind. He is also having the time of his life. We talked to Alvarez las ... More >>
This weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, wherein the U.S. discovered Soviet missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from Key West. This led to a 13-day showdown with the USSR, during which Americans were sure the world was about to end. As we know, the world did not end beca ... More >>
At his new Afro-Caribbean restaurant, Alioun Thiam cooks, cordially accepts orders and recommends dishes off of his menu to guests -- all while on crutches. The red, yellow and green-tinged Teranga Grill (1820 Market Street; 314-621-3650) opened in mid-August, filling a corner space on the bottom le ... More >>
"Dangerous" Dannie Williams beat veteran boxer Fernando Trejo (33-17-6) on Friday night. He controlled every round, landing sharp hooks and straights between solid body work, before the fight was stopped because of an elbow injury Trejo sustained. The victory officially goes down as a knockout, W ... More >>
Update 10:25 p.m. to show that Williams is not scheduled for the televised portion of the card.ESPN's Friday Night Fights makes its season premiere on January 6. And for the second time in five months, St. Louis native "Dangerous" Dannie Williams will box on the card (opponent to be announced). ... More >>
It's almost June and, as happens every June, wedding invitations are piling up on Unreal's refrigerator door. We don't want to brag or anything, but we are running out of magnets. It's time to start making travel plans, unearth our fancy shoes from the depths of our closet (or find an appropriate ba ... More >>
Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools
3457 Morganford Road
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
1031 Lynch Street
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
Unreal gets all hot and bothered over some very special plants (and a rather steamy billboard) and finds the key to St. Louis' revival. Plus, a local blogger is driven mad by public breastfeeding.
A local bottler supplies the free booze, we supply the lushes -- er, tasting panel
Looking for cold beer and down-home Cajun classics? Head to Graham's.
Turbid means "muddy"
Union Station's security staff makes life difficult for "troublesome" employees
Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?
A Disney-trained designer descends on the Alton Belle Casino's new venture, the Spirit of America