If you live, work or play in Maplewood or Brentwood, then you probably know Doug Miner, a lanky, smiley guy with a camera constantly in tow. A fixture at Maplewood's Stone Spiral coffee house and Brentwood football games, Miner is the sole force behind St. Louis' newest neighborhood news site, 40 S ... More >>
The Book House has found a new home -- but the historic property the business is leaving behind in Rock Hill is likely to face demolition. "It breaks my heart to see that building go down," Book House owner Michelle Barron tells Daily RFT. "That whole house has been more of a home to me than any o ... More >>
La Cosecha is a fair trade coffee roaster you may have seen around St. Louis -- they provide java for Deer Creek Coffee (9820 Clayton Road, 314-262-8494), Sarah's Cake Shop (10 Clarkson Wilson Centre, Chesterfield, 636-728-1140) and Global Foods Market (421 North Kirkwood Road, 314-835-1112). But th ... More >>
This weekend, check out Let Them Eat Art in Maplewood, Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, Tour de Donut at Fireman's Park, an opening at Vino Gallery and much more. Work up an appetite and start planning ahead!
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. Maplewood crams a lot of life into a ... More >>
Guess where we ate this scramble with cheesy scrambled eggs, turkey bacon and breakfast potatoes and win $25 to Flaco's Cocina (8400 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-395-4343). Hint: We dined at a popular restaurant in Maplewood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (o ... More >>
Guess where we ate truffle fries and you could win $25 to Graham Grill and Bayou Bar (600 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003). Hint: We dined at restaurant in Maplewood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment ... More >>
- Maplewood could become the latest St. Louis County municipality to allow food trucks to roam its streets. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch reports on this week's meeting of the Maplewood City Council at which Councilman Tim Dunn proposed a six-month trial for food trucks provided that they avoid the main ... More >>
You can win $25 to Addie's Thai House (13441 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-469-1660) to and all you have to do is guess where we ate eggs benedict. Hint: We dined at a bar/restaurant in Maplewood that's popular for its weekly Sunday brunch menu. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e- ... More >>
You can win $10 to Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) and all you have to do is guess where we ate this plate of shrimp and grits. Hint: We dined at a restaurant in Maplewood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) ... More >>
You can win $10 to Gioia's Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue; 314-776-9410) and all you have to do is guess where we drank this blackberry cider. Hint: We sipped this sweet cider at a restaurant in Maplewood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profi ... More >>
You can win $10 to Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) and all you have to do is guess where we ate this French toast with hazelnut-crusted bacon. Hint: We dined at a restaurant in Maplewood. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebo ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeA scene from 2009's Taste of MaplewoodThe weather forecast for the weekend may be full of storms and gloom, but forget about it! There's plenty of booze, food and tunes to keep everyone out of the house. Take, for instance, the Missouri Brewfest in Westport or the 30th Annual Fine ... More >>
Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter. In this week's newsletter, we prepare for Taste of Maplewood and check out some cooking classes that focus on grilling. Subscribing is e ... More >>
Wall Ball presents the rare opportunity to bid on artwork while witnessing its creation. Over 70 artists will participate at Saturday's event at NEO on Locust. More details on this event -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump. The Bubble Bus blows up the spot again this year at Wall Ball.R ... More >>
Aimee LevittBrian Pelletier behind the counter of Kakao Chocolate's new location on Manchester Avenue in Maplewood.Nobody thought it would actually happen, least of all owner Brian Pelletier, but on Thursday, February 3, just two months after signing the lease and two days after an ice storm ... More >>
Lewis Reed, president of the Saint Louis Board of Aldermen, took to his Twitter account yesterday to announce the opening of a downtown outpost of the Jive and Wail. The popular Maplewood branch of the dueling-piano bar, incidentally, was the RFT's "Best Place to Go Cougar Hunting" in 2009. Set to o ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. It appears that, this past week, area police officers were incredibly charming, because four different women have posted to reconnect with them. Also, just like last week, we've found another stalker ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajourneyroundmyskull/ / CC BY 2.0On Monday, an 89-year-old lady walked into Maplewood's City Hall. She'd found something that belonged to her husband, and brought it in because she didn't know what to do with it. Yeah, it was a HAND GRENADE (possibly from WWII). This ... More >>
Yesterday, my colleague Kristen Hinman wrote an open letter to George Clooney after observing the actor dining at Niche restaurant last Saturday.Hinman's letter (published in Daily RFT) elicited a quick e-mail from Maplewood Community Development Director Rachelle L'Ecuyer who e-mailed in to tell us ... More >>
Monarch, 7401 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-3995.
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337.
Warriors come out and play
Tiffany's Original Diner
Maplewood Liquor, 7203 Manchester Road, 314-645-5731
The new Bottleworks is full of Schlafly goodness -- and bison!
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest (at Manchester), Maplewood, 314-421-2337
Shuttling with ArtDTour
Callow's handiwork in Maplewood may spell money trouble for the city
Atomic Cowboy, 7336 Manchester, 314-645-0608
Maplewood's Maya Café harks back to another Loop's heyday
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To save Maplewood, some residents have to go
Penzeys Spices in Maplewood is to spice what Nordstrom's is to retail clothing -- a place shopped will go out of their way to find
Diving into the stream of consciousness and coming up with St. Louis food news
Dreamland Shoe Co.