Maker's Mark

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Warm Up With Whiskey in the Winter This Weekend

    It's nothing but rain and cold this week and honestly, a coat can only do so much. We needed something to warm us from the inside. Naturally, we turned to the experts at the new Gamlin Whiskey House (236 North Euclid Avenue; 314-875-9500) to prepare us for the more intense whiskey worship at Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Sanctuaria's Mint Julep: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Randall's and Gerard's Host Whiskey 'Round The World Dinner

    Plenty of people have dinners which pair drinks with food to highlight the flavors of the cuisine. Randall's Wine and Spirits (14201 Manchester Road; 636-527-1002) and Gerard's Restaurant (1153 Colonnade Center, Des Peres; 314-821-7977) are doing it a little differently. The wine and spirits store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Top 10 Booze Brands From Luxco, St. Louis-Based Maker of Everclear

    Gut Check's liver went pitter-pat late last week when we got wind that Luxco, our favoritest local liquor distiller, had added another half-bazillion booze brands to its bulging portfolio of alcoholic beverages we've either: 1) never heard of, or 2) consumed to excess at some point in your twenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Schnucks Booze Pro Solves Holiday-Drinking Quandries

    A few weeks back, Schnucks unveiled its twenty or so newly minted Certified Specialists of Wine who have earned their CSW certification by passing "a rigorous exam developed by the Society of Wine Educators," which is just dandy. But we wanted to see how one of these CSWs would do handling some se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Drinking with Guided By Voices: Can we Keep Up with Bob Pollard? (Spoiler Alert: No)

    I'm not what you'd call a drinker. Not by any standards. Yes, I enjoy a cocktail or two weekly, but I like to be in control, I like to drive and I already fall down enough as it is -- so booze is not my friend. And while I love sipping on a glass of Maker's Mark (neat, please) and I can always find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Kakao Chocolate Salted Caramel Bacon = Almost More Awesomeness Than We Can Handle

    First it was the lavender and Maker's Mark truffles. Then it was the white pepper bark. Then came the bacon brittle. And the pistachio oil over ice cream. All of it seemed like it wouldn't taste quite...right. And it all turned out to be insanely good. This is why Kakao Chocolate (2301 South Jeffer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Five Bible Verses Creed Should Have Paid Attention To

    These days, any old band can come out as Christian (even ICP) but the title used to come with a heavier dose of Savior swagger. And maybe more guilt. Because Creed recently announced its plan to grace the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) with its divine presence May 26, we decided to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #3: Xmas in December at the Crow's Nest

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    100 St. Louis Bands, 100 Drink Pairings: A Comprehensive Guide

    It's like having Tom Crusie at your beck and call at every St. Louis show. ​Oh, the interwebz. You give us so many awesome gifts. You even take things that are already awesome, and then you put a kitten on them and make them even awesomer. For that we thank you. Today we celebrate Drinkify.or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Try the Sweet, Sweet Bacon Shake at Bailey's Range

    Robin Wheeler"Hold on -- I have to scoop the rest of the bacon out of my shake."​After an extended soft opening, Bailey's Range (920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121) is officially open for business, and we've already picked our favorite item from its boozy milkshake and floats menu. Despite its n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Debate -- Blueberry Hill Barfly Speaks Out

    Albert SamahaPresident Obama "gave what he had to to get it done," says Vincent.​"An informed citizenry is the bulwark of a democracy" -- Thomas Jefferson The power of The People rests upon our ability to hold elected officials accountable for their positions. This means wading through the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Drug Givebacks Scheduled Across the Region

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Drunken Dunkin' Donuts!

    ​It's a positively Homer Simpsonian concept with a Mr. Burns execution. Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels in New York City and Top Chef: Just Desserts has been injecting doughnut holes with upscale booze. Of course, it's a hit. How could it not be? It's doughnuts and alcohol! But not everyone can ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2006

    The Billy McKeone

    King Louie's, 3800 Chouteau Avenue, 314-865-3662.

  • Dining

    November 16, 2005

    Ting Tang

    Duff's, 392 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-0522

  • Dining

    August 10, 2005

    The Subcontinental

    The Royale, 3132 South Kingshighway, 314-772-3600

  • Dining

    July 27, 2005

    A Dream to Dine For

    Xanadu goes to great lengths to fulfill fantasies -- but foodies might not be thrilled

  • Dining

    November 6, 2002


    Delmar Restaurant & Lounge, 6235 Delmar, 314-726-6565