Doughnuts are having a moment in St. Louis. From the crazy collaborations at Strange Donuts to the old-fashioned breakfast pastries at World's Fair, they've graduated from cops in coffee shops. Everyone has a favorite, but we decided to put some of the city's best doughnuts to the test -- a taste te ... More >>
Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson will take to Twitter today in a Q&A with any tweeps who have questions about crime fighting in St. Louis. The chat runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. To ask a question, tweet at the chief's Twitter handle: @ChiefSLMPD. If you can't think of any questions, we have a fe ... More >>
We are always looking out for you, dear reader, and bringing you the latest in free and delicious food. You already know that Krispy Kreme is giving out doughnuts tomorrow. But there's something even better. In honor of Chipotle's 20th anniversary, it's giving out 21,788 burritos. Yep.
Today in free food news, we've got two things that are absolutely delicious but probably not very good for you and definitely not organic. 7-Eleven is celebrating its 86th birthday today (it's 7/11...we see what you did there) by offering a free 12 ounce Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See also: -S ... More >>
For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze. Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>
Daily RFT's eyebrows raised when we noticed the following tweet by Mayor Francis Slay from Sunday: I'd love to see civic-minded coffee shops and restaurants offer "I Voted" discounts. #fgs-- MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) November 4, 2012 A minor legal problem there: Financially rewarding citizens for v ... More >>
Amanda WoytusTour D'Onut bikers line up in front of John Donut before moseying to the second shop. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the inside of Soulard's John Donut was packed with about 30 people dressed in their athletic finest, enjoying breakfast around the bright yellow tables. They're participants ... More >>
Sauget, Illinois' own Gateway Grizzlies already have some of the best eats in baseball. But bacon cheeseburgers on grilled Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hot dogs buried in cheese, bacon, grilled onions and sauerkraut aren't enough. With the help of Favazza's Specialty Foods*, they're introducing a new ... More >>
Alllllllrighty, folks! The theme of this post: These foods shouldn't exist.Creators of the following high-calorie, mixed-metaphor monstrosities flew a little too close to the sun (remember what happened to Prometheus?), and yet their charred and grease-soaked bastard children of Fast Food Nat ... More >>
Robin WheelerBaseball's best burger? Um, not any more.And you thought Baseball's Best Burger would be hard to top. The Gateway Grizzlies are proud of their concessions, and we respect that. Last year we respected 'em so much that we sent a writer out to compare three of their offerings head ... More >>
image viaIn today's St. Louis Board of Aldermen news, the long-debated, long-awaited Board Bill 2 has passed! 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French is behind the bill, which will establish a Public Art Trust Fund for the city.Click behind the cut to hear more about the landmark public art bill, ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonAntonio French chats with the members of the Regional Arts CommissionThe St. Louis arts community was out in force this morning to show their support for the proposed "Public Art Trust Fund" being considered by the Board of Aldermen. About a dozen artists and representativ ... More >>
Ian Froeb Schnitzel & spaetzle at Iron BarleyIt's a happy week for Gut Check, as Ian hit the halfway point in his countdown of 100 favorite St. Louis dishes. Check out his latest installments, from Iron Barley and Gokul Snacks and Sweets, and then peruse the entire list of recomm ... More >>
Come for the doughnuts. Stay for the influenza.It's only Monday morning, but we already have a clear frontrunner for Oddest Restaurant Promotion of the Week: Several area locations of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are offering "drive-thru" flu shots.No, really. The flier says, "Don't leave your car, jus ... More >>
Robin WheelerMinor league baseball stadiums have some major league eats, and the Gateway Grizzlies in scenic Sauget, Illinois, have some of the best in the nation. Adam Richman of Man v. Food is a fan, so you know the eats must be over-the-top and worth the price of admission. While Fight C ... More >>
The Senate's reached a "tentative agreement" on the food safety bill. The Hill reports, "'It's a clear signal that this is going to happen when they come back in September,' said Sandra Eskin, director of the Pew Health Group's Food Safety Campaign." The House passed their version of food safety leg ... More >>
The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor-league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, will offer a 4,800-calorie burger at its stadium this season. (MSNBC)The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-in ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: Watchmen, in all its nearly 3 hours of incomprehensible, geeky glory. No one should ever b ... More >>
Great catch by our sister paper Miami New Times: An Inauguration Day offer from Krispy Kreme has prompted an absolutely insane response from a pro-life organization.Here's the deal: On Tuesday, every Krispy Kreme customer is entitled to one free doughnut. Or, as the official Krispy Kreme press rele ... More >>
In case you actually worked this week (and didn't surf the Web all day), here are just a few of the gems from our other RFT blogs. From Gut Check: St. Louisans love caffeine, especially the carbonated kind. Can too much of a good thing cause you to see things? A local billboard offers a distur ... More >>
If the beautiful ideal of democracy is not enough to sustain you through the long wait to cast your ballot tomorrow, here are a few freebies that might. But be sure to collect your "I Voted" sticker on your way out. - Starbucks, as Ian already reported over on Gut Check, will be giving out free ... More >>
A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... At One Hot Stove, Nupur is cooking up dhokaar dallnaa. Iron Stef previews the new offerings from the culinary tricksters who gave us the Krispy Kreme burger -- the Gateway Grizzlies. Lots more after the jump.
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
In the past twelve months, I've reviewed sixty-two restaurants (and one minor-league baseball stadium) in the pages of the RFT. I've traveled to Columbia and the metro east. I've sampled the cuisines of Korea, Japan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Iran, Thailand, Bosnia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Vietnam (twice), M ... More >>
One of the more beautiful things about St. Louis is its surplus of doughnut shops that are not Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme. Mmmm...doughnuts...sugary, yeasty, deep-fried bits of goodness... Sorry, got a bit carried away there. Ahem. Back to the point of this post: www.sfgate.com Dough ... More >>
Ian catches a Slider at the Gateway Grizzlies' GCS Stadium -- and lives to tell about it.
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Charlie Foxman gets tough on lard-asses, Unreal learns to network, and Mayor Slay takes credit for the sunrise. Special bonus: an illustrated Local Blog o' the Week.
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