The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
Ah, Pointfest. It's the time every summer when rock enthusiasts from all around the St. Louis area can gather at beautiful Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to watch a seemingly endless stream of bands. With groups spanning all areas of the mainstream rock spectrum, it's not too much of a stretch to say ... More >>
When we last checked in with the Heart Attack Grill -- where you can order the almost-10,000-calorie "Quadruple Bypass Burger" (add twenty slices of bacon for just $3.69 more!), fries cooked in pure lard and butterfat milkshakes ("literally pure cream!") -- a diner had suffered a heart attack at the ... More >>
The Sun Devils hope to stick it to Mizzou tomorrow night.The University of Missouri survived a scare last week at home, eking out a 17-6 victory over Miami-Ohio. The game didn't cost the Tigers any status in the rankings (they remain #21 in the AP poll) but it did scare off the Las Vegas oddsmake ... More >>
This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Mike Ryan of Lola. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Ryan, which we'll publish tomorrow.
Chrissy WilmesDid your family cook when you were a child? I was raised by a single mother, and yes, she a ... More >>
Our boy appears at the 1:09 mark, wearing #3!As Gut Check reported Monday, St. Louis native Scott Hall competed in the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in Las Vegas this week.
The Missouri champ placed 10th out of 22 finalists at the national level, and while he's disapp ... More >>
diamondtalent.comXavier: So exploited, so hunky.Who'd of thunk it? The first people arrested for Missouri's new law prohibiting nudity at strip clubs weren't exploiting the allegedly fragile and allegedly manipulated women who lawmakers intended to save. No, they were exploiting a review of bare- ... More >>
Behold: A "Stripper Mobile"Man, am I kicking myself right now. Late last Friday I got an invite to tool around downtown in the St. Louis Hustler Club's "Stripper Mobile" -- a converted U-Haul truck outfitted with plexiglass walls and (you guessed it!) strippers.Sadly, though, I had to pass on the ... More >>
Rockwell's Russian Schoolroom disappeared during a 1973 gallery heist in St. Louis.Daily RFT spoke to a very elated Judy Cutler on Friday as the Rhode Island-based art dealer made her way back east from a Las Vegas courtroom. For the past three years Cutler and her husband, Laurence, have been in ... More >>
The Daily RFT rarely breaks into sudden spasms of outrage, but this horrific story out of the Los Angeles today -- and on Veterans Day for Christ's sake -- has us in full-boil rant mode. It's the kind of tale that makes you wonder -- what kind of cruel ... More >>
Bombay Sapphire has tapped mixologist Ted Kilgore of Niche Taste Bar (1831 Sidney Street) as the "Most Inspired St. Louis Bartender" in its contest to determine -- quoting from the press release here -- the "most exciting, creative libations using Bombay Sapphire" gin.Kilgore's drink, "Gem of a Punc ... More >>
Forty years ago in July, eight years before his death, Elvis Presley began a stand of 57 shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, a concert run that restored the King to a throne he'd spent most of the previous decade abdicating.
Yet, the image of Elvis in Vegas is largely misunderstood; ove ... More >>