The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>
Selecting the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we're chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists ... More >>
This week, I visit the Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-781-0989), the successor to the late, lamented Bleeding Deacon Public House. Does the new spot surpass the original? A sneak peek at my review after the jump.
While these days it seems like those who eat offal are adventurous gourmands, this wasn't always the case. Organ meats are humble by nature, the odd science-project leftovers after the animal has been broken down into the more obviously appealing roasts and steaks. With clever cooking techniques, th ... More >>
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 >>
Rumors swirled on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend that the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) would close after business yesterday, November 27. Gabe Hartwig of the Post-Dispatch even tweeted confirmation of the news by a Bleeding Deacon employee.However, gene ... More >>
The Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1812): Home of Music Trivia Tuesdays and the occasional Bitch Please party, employer of some of our favorite musicians and generally excellent place to drink a few beers, has closed its doors. However, despite a minor social media panic ... More >>
This is part three of Mabel Suen's Chef's Choice profile of Jimmy Hippchen of The Crow's Nest. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Hippchen, is published here.
Mabel SuenChef Jimmy Hippchen's pulled-pork sandwich with cilantro barbecue sauce.Anyone who's been to the Bleeding Dea ... More >>
This is part one of Mabel Suen's Chef's Choice profile of Jimmy Hippchen of The Crow's Nest. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Hippchen, will be posted on Thursday.Mabel SuenChef Jimmy Hippchen in The Crow's Nest's "prep dungeon."Jimmy Hippchen started hi ... More >>
This month, Manchester Road in downtown Maplewood gets a brand-new bar and eatery brought to the neighborhood by Mike McLaughlin, the owner of the Bleeding Deacon Public House in south city. The Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road) will feature homey Midwestern cuisine with innovative spins which will ... More >>
A new venue/bar called the Crack Fox is set to open up within the next month at 1114 Olive Street, in the location once occupied by 2 Cents Plain.
The proprietor of the venue -- whose name is a Mighty Boosh reference -- is Mike McLaughlin, who also owns the South-city restaurant/bar the Bleeding De ... More >>