Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet.
Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list.
No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>
This week, I visit Laredo on Lafayette Square (2001 Park Avenue; 314-231-9200), which opened this summer in the former location of Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant. (Arcelia's, meanwhile, has reopened in Soulard.)
And so the long saga of Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant begins a new chapter: The restaurant, which closed its previous incarnation at 2001 Park Avenue at the end of 2010, reopens today at its new location at 1928 South 12th Street in Soulard.
- "Arcelia's to Reopen in New Location in Soula ... More >>
This month has been a busy one for restaurant openings, including the long-awaited reopening of the Mexican restaurant -- though not the same Mexican restaurant -- in Lafayette Square, a new Thai restaurant for the Central West End, a new spot for the coffee-geek set and a drive-thru sushi joint in ... More >>
Laredo on Lafayette Square opened last week at 2001 Park Avenue, the former location of Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch only, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., until this Thursday, August 9, when it will be open for dinner until 11 p.m.
You can reach Laredo at 314-231-9200 or via i ... More >>
Outernational is a band to which music writers love making comparisons about politically outspoken musicians of yesteryear. Just about all of them stick. Yes, the New York-based rock group agrees with Woody Guthrie about whose land this is, shares the musical eclecticism of Joe Strummer (the Clash) ... More >>
Philip AndelmanBand of HorsesBen Bridwell's good-fortune story resonates as clearly as his echo-laden vocals do on Band of Horses' three albums. With so many people struggling to get by, it's always encouraging to hear about someone making a connection with a wide audience - and succeeding wi ... More >>
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?