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 >>
The Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-781-0989)
The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., with late-night specials Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Sunday from 9 p.m. to Midnight.
The Deal: Drink specials include $3.00 rail drinks, $2.00 PBR and Miller ... More >>
This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus. Read part one, a profile of Jennrich, here. Part three, a recipe from Jennrich, will be available on Friday.
Is it unseemly to be thankful for the financial stresses that others have faced?
So put it ... More >>
In July, Livery Company (3211 Cherokee Street) opened in the Cherokee Arts District, combining the charms of a dimly lit dive with a speakeasy-style vibe. The casual atmosphere accompanies a similarly paced development - the bar rolled out its first seasonal cocktail menu this fall.
Authorities in Columbia, Missouri, are on the lookout for a man who recently impersonated a Salvation Army bell ringer outside an Old Navy store. The real bell ringer was on break when the impostor stood in front of the store soliciting shoppers for money. Instead of asking donors to stuff money ... More >>
Alicia LohmarFirst, a quick retraction. We wrote in this very column, just a little over a year ago, "...don't sully the time-honored occupation of respectable drinking by concocting all sorts of foolishness that ends in '-tini' and isn't 'gin martini' or that contains the words 'nipple' or 'bomb ... More >>
Thriving off chaos and drama, the Scam (playing tomorrow night at Old Rock House with Nashville Pussy and the Dwarves) is a notorious bunch in St. Louis. Playing primarily at Fubar Lounge, the quartet has been scoring opening slots for top-notch punk legends like the Meatmen, the Dwarves, and the ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Farmhaus bartender Eric Scholle. Below is a Q&A with Scholle, followed by a video of him mixing an Eggnog Martini.
Alissa NelsonYou wanna make an Eggnog Martini? ... More >>
Hayford Peirce, Wikimedia CommonsLet's get this out of the way right off the bat: The Manhattan is a Classic Cocktail. If you are a lady wearing a stole and delicate little gloves or a gentleman in a skinny tie and a fedora, fine, but this homage is not for you. It's for my grandpa -- and probab ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergNewman1. A bar is actually the poet's natural habitat. Dylan Thomas loved bars so much, he died in one.2. If poetry is meant to be read aloud, can we agree it sounds exponentially better shouted over a jukebox or the house band?3. The food in bars is a hell of a lot better t ... More >>
Unreal snags the rare prostate interview, drops in on a lawyer's blog and cracks open a can of Dinty Moore beef stew (the linchpin of the Pontoon Beach Diet); plus, how many Post reporters does it take to tell us it's really frickin' cold?