We have Sweden to thank for inventing the cinnamon roll, but two St. Louis bakeries are putting their own stamp on the breakfast treat. For this week's Thursday Throwdown, we visited Amy's Corner Bake Shop (4476 Chouteau Avenue; 314-371-2253) and Crepes Etc. (52 Maryland Plaza; 314-367-2200) to see ... More >>
It's Pride weekend! With thousands of participants and endless entertainment, PrideFest in St. Louis is known nationally as one of the best, and we're anticipating that this year's affair around Soldier's Memorial will raise the bar even higher. Get the full schedule of activities for June 28 and 29 ... More >>
Call it the house that Bud built. Well, technically, three houses. August A. Busch's sprawling Florida beach estate -- complete with three separate waterfront homes and a 220-foot wharf -- is on the market for a $6.9 million price tag.
Nicki Minaj brought her Roman's Revenge tour to the Peabody Opera House (14th St. and Market St) last night with opener 2 Chainz. It was a big day for the MC -- she was nominated for a couple VMA's and released the video for her new single, "Pound the Alarm," where she gets feathery in Trinidad. L ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Ever since we moved to St. Louis, we've been hearing about the awesomeness of toasted ravioli. And, frankly, we just didn't get it. So you fry a li'l pocket of pasta? Why, pray tell, is this even necessary?Then we ordered a plate -- and then we ordered 'em again. For the record, we didn't seek ou ... More >>
image viaPlease, no humping in public on Valentine's Day.It's the worst night of the year to get a bite to eat without being accosted by crowds of smoochy couples, many who only set foot in a restaurant once a year and don't know how it works. Still, you've gotta eat. Where to go in St. Louis ... More >>
image viaDrink of the Week is not acquainted with these hipsters, nor do we recognize the beach. But we're betting the Four Loko they've got is the original regular, not the reformulated unleaded.If you subscribe to that line about living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse, t ... More >>
Post-election, the outlook for the stalled school nutrition bill was pretty bleak. But it's looking better, thanks to Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts opting to back the bill. According to the Associated Press, the upcoming changes in the House of Represe ... More >>
Happy birthday, Mr. Mayor!Looks like the whiz-kids out at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA haven't worked out all the bugs yet.According to Google Maps, the adult performance agency "Life of the Party" sits right in the middle of Market Street between City Hall and Soldier's Memorial. (L ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Show: Drinks at the Flatiron Lounge, Flatiron District, New York, NY.Food: One deliciously greasy and huge slice of New York pizza.Difficulty: Medium. Pizza is a messy food with a limited temperature range within which it is fully delicious. Thus, it requires ex ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIt seems it will always be John F. Kennedy's deathday in Dallas -- not his birthday -- that we will observe, and that which, even now, almost 46 years later, still fills a dark, anguished corner in the national psyche. JFK, the most famous initials of our lifetime. Stran ... More >>
Oh, for the love of god. What in the world is happening to the game of baseball? We've got steroid allegations cropping up every day, Bud Selig is somehow making more money that Albert Pujols, and now, of all things, a lawsuit centering on AIDS. Roberto Alomar, the former major league seco ... More >>
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The Lou hits your eye with a big pizza pie.
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South City Diner
Namely, Anton LaVey
Atrek soars in DecaDance
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