Update October 17: Alert reader Mike M. from Arlington, Virginia, has written in with a hopeful message about St. Louis' prospects for a Major League Soccer team. Find out what it is at the end of this post.
Original Post: As far as malls go, Union Station has always been kind of a dud. Sur ... More >>
This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Ryan of Lola.
Chrissy WilmesSome chefs fall in love with cooking early. Mike Ryan's infatuation came later - the aftershock of what began as an arranged marriage rather than an organic romance. Ryan's father oversaw resta ... More >>
John H. TuckerWell, let's begin with a more basic question: Is this the only true deli-style breakfast sandwich downtown? In other words, if you're in a morning rush, what's the best place to go for an egg sandwich on a bagel to go?
Let's lay down more ground rules: the breakfast sandwich m ... More >>
Last night, the business department for the Riverfront Times staged its annual Iron Fork chef competition. New this year was a bartending competition (photos on page 2.) The venue was the Marriott Hotel at St. Louis' Union Station, and in addition to the food-and-drink prep throwdown, more than 25 a ... More >>
Although it can be difficult -- but is never a bad thing -- to hear what others think of your community, I point you to a piece published last week in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Travel writer Alan Solomon recently spent several days tromping around St. Louis for the Philly newspaper and, yes, he doe ... More >>
The marriage between the Renaissance Grand and St. Louis was rocky from the start.The Renaissance Grand & Suites downtown goes on the auction block today, having not made enough money to keep pace with its debt payments.For Sale By BondholderThe owners of the hotel, Historic Restoration, Inc., l ... More >>
For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.