Forget the rain, we're determined to be outside as much as possible this weekend. The Kirkwood and Lake Saint Louis farmers' markets are kicking off. Or you can hit the Claverach Saturday Evening Farm Dinner for more of a farm-to-table experience. Check out the rest of our food-related recommendatio ... More >>
Shelly Hess tried to get out of trouble for smuggling three expensive puppies from pet stores by purchasing one she'd previously stolen and confessing to the manager. It didn't work. Hess, 30, of Chesterfield, was charged with one count of theft by the St. Charles County prosecuting attorney Mond ... More >>
The Humane Society of Missouri and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office rescued 253 animals, including 192 rabbits, 25 goats, 21 chickens, 10 cats, four dogs and a duck from a property near St. Clair Tuesday. The animals were living in filthy conditions on a property where, in 2010, 158 rabbits, do ... More >>
Three fluffy Maltese puppies are safe and healthy after being dognapped over the weekend by an unidentified blonde woman and returned by a mysterious Good Samaritan. The dognapper -- who stole puppies from two Petland stores in Chicago on Friday and one in Lake St. Louis on Saturday -- is caught on ... More >>
Update: A story with a happy ending, y'all! A Lake St. Louis woman who lost nearly $1,000 in New York City this week reunited with her cash envelope yesterday, thanks to a Good Samaritan and a social-media specialist for Vantage Credit Union who spent much of the day yesterday trying to find the ow ... More >>
In the city of St. Louis, there have been a total of 38 murders reported this year so far and the month of May ended with an especially tragic and random slaying. In addition to some of these cases of horrific crime, in the St. Louis metro area there were also a handful of truly bizarre criminal a ... More >>
Joseph Maddock, a 33-year-old teacher in Lake St. Louis, is accused of putting his hand down his ten-year-old student's pants and touching him inappropriately. The alleged incident happened at the student's home. Maddock had met the student a year ago while teaching third grade at Andrews Academ ... More >>
Urine trouble! A fake penis did not save Lake St. Louis man Sydney Levin from his mandatory drug test. That is according to officials with the St. Charles Police Department who say that officers noticed Levin, 34, was not using his real penis when he was giving a urine sample during a mandatory ... More >>
Screenshot: www.maxanderma.com- November has already been a busy month at West County Center (I-270 & Manchester Road, Des Peres). This week saw the debut of J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood. Now, Max & Erma's has set Monday, November 7, for its opening, according to Sau ... More >>
Strange Folk: More than 150 vendors from around the country purveying indie crafts from jewelry to one-of-a-kind stuffed animals to unique leather masks, as well as assorted foodstuffs. Sat., Sept. 24; Sun., Sept. 25, free admission. O'Fallon Community Park, 401 E. Fifth St., O'Fallon, www.strangefo ... More >>
As Gut Check noted a few weeks ago, Smashburger will open its first St. Louis-area location tomorrow, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles. The "better burger" joint will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. In addition to its standard menu of burgers, this Smashburger will include a St. Louis- ... More >>
Give those vicodins back, Dr. House.Got some delicious Vicodin squirreled away for a rainy day after that root canal? The U.S. Department of Justice wants you to give 'em up.Next weekend, four St. Charles county locations are accepting leftover prescription drugs in a project coordinated by the D ... More >>
The view from inside Darain Atkinson's Lake Saint Louis mansion.The two brothers charged with using their auto-warranty business like a personal ATM -- withdrawing tens of thousands of dollars each week to fund their lavish lifestyles -- have reached a settlement with the creditors of their bankr ... More >>
The American Cancer Society is out with a survey of St. Charles County voters. According to its numbers, 68 percent of voters in the county would support a smoking ban for bars, restaurants and casinos. Of those polled, 58 percent said they would "strongly" support such a measure. Lake Saint Loui ... More >>
Solarpix PR PhotosNah, Kate Moss probably won't be there.The beautiful people are congregating in St. Louis! Fashion Week arrives, September 7th to the 11th, bringing runway shows, charity shopping and cool parties to the city. We're so excited around here we're shaking in our stilettos, especial ... More >>
coldwellbankergundaker.comThe 40,000-square-foot manse belonging to Darain Atkinson, founder of the bankrupt US Fidelis, was listed last week for $14.9 million. The Missouri attorney general and attorneys general in eleven other states are looking into allegations that Atkinson and his brother, C ... More >>
A meeting of the St. Charles County council last night pitted Girl Scouts versus a bar owner. Both were there there to talk about a proposed smoking ban that could be placed on the St. Charles County this November. Can you take a wild guess as to which opposed the ban and which supported it? The ... More >>
The Lake Saint Louis board of aldermen became the first city council in St. Charles County to pass a smoking ban. The board approved the ban in a 4-2 vote last night. The law still needs signature from Mayor Mike Potter who has voiced concerns about the ban. Like a similar ban in Kirkwood, the La ... More >>
kmov.comUS Fidelis paid the mortgage for Darian Atkinson's gaudy mansion in Lake St. Louis. Wentzville-based US Fidelis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. The company that sells extended auto warranties has been under attack since last April when the Better Business Bureau announced that ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhen Money magazine last year named Lake St. Louis the ninth best place in the country to put down roots, it hailed "the friendly town" with two man-made lakes, five parks, three golf courses and -- definitely a benefit -- "full-time residents with children drawn by myriad a ... More >>
lakesaintlouis.comMoney Magazine came out with its listing of Top 100 Places to Live yesterday. The magazine ranks towns with populations 8,500 to 50,000 for education, crime scores, housing prices and employment. Coming in at No. 9 this year is Lake Saint Louis. The poll's authors notes that the co ... More >>
To the legions of tall, skinny girls with amazing metabolisms who read last September's feature on St. Louis model managers Jeff and Mary Clarke and some of their clients, including Karlie Kloss and Katie Fogarty, and thought, well, damn, I can wear high heels and walk and I strike poses in front of ... More >>
KMOV (Channel 4) is out with photos of the ginormous home, mansion, estate, castle that Darain Atkinson -- co-founder of Wentzville-base U.S. Fidelis -- is building in Lake Saint Louis. U.S. Fidelis sells extended auto warranties. The Better Business Bureau reports that in the past 36 months it has ... More >>
More depressing news for puffers. Beginning next month, Cardwell's at the Plaza will join the ranks of several other area restaurants in prohibiting smoking indoors. In a statement, owner/chef Bill Cardwell said he hopes the move makes all his clients have a better dining experience. "This was a ver ... More >>
The countdown of the year's best dishes continues with #9, burgers at BC's Kitchen and Newstead Tower Public House
In this week's issue: I review BC's Kitchen, and Drink of the Week visits the Shaved Duck.
A preview of this week's review of BC's Kitchen, Bill Cardwell's new restaurant in Lake St. Louis.
Thats a lot of bull!
Sorry things have been slow around here so far this week. It's not for lack of news. I've spent the last couple of days driving around St. Louis, eating snow cones. Seriously. Anyway, on to clearing out the news backlog: BC's Kitchen, the new restaurant from well-known St. Louis chef Bill Cardwell ... More >>
Sunday, December 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Revealed! The diary of a traumatized Shih Tzu, a local blogger's bedroom confessions and the wherefores of wearing human hair! Plus, the triumphant (and drunken) return of Charles Bearkowski.
We picnic with Parrotheads, get literary with book-minded bands and witness an old-fashioned blues royale
The Rec Room
Lake St. Louis' favorite agents provocateurs, the Wahls, are at it again
Getting a jump on the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show