It's that time again folks, that time when it's perfectly acceptable to get day drunk in public while getting as undressed as the 51-degree forecast will allow us. That's right, Mardi Gras is this Saturday, February 9, in Soulard. If the only thing on your Mardi Gras to-do list so far is "party," th ... More >>
Gut Check loves Thanksgiving, arguably the most food-centric American holiday of the year. We wouldn't say we love beer more than we love Thanksgiving -- mostly because we've never compared the two before. Can tryptophan compete with tipsiness when getting along with family is at stake? Thankfully ... More >>
Next week, instead of rifling through coat pockets, couch cushions and car cup-holders in search of beer money, Gut Check will be headed to Kiener Plaza (600 Market Street) for a complimentary $25 Miller Lite gift card. Specifically, on Tuesday, September 18, between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., for "It's Mil ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
Friday (Feb. 17): Third Friday Open House @ Third Degree Glass Factory New Orleans motifs await at this month's open house event, featuring live entertainment, a free s'mores bar, pomegranate martinis and a small tapas menu featuring items like mixed salad with cajun shrimp, crawfish bisque and ho ... More >>
Image viaAd Age reported that Miller Lite's sales have steadily decreased, and the company cites the same factors we all blame for our everyday problems and bad moods: the stupid economy and the shitty weather. But not all beer makers are faring poorly, and bad marketing strategies might be ... More >>
Billed as the "World's Largest Music Festival," Summerfest in Milwaukee is more like an epic feel-good concert series. The festival has the same good-natured and down-to-earth vibe of a city fair, packed with tens of thousands of people proud of their city. Make the half-day drive not for a t ... More >>
Image via Washington PostVeteran Todd A. NicelySure, there's that big, corporate rib festival downtown this weekend, like there is every Memorial Weekend, with barbecue from pit masters you've never heard of and music from bands you haven't liked in two decades. Thankfully, those aren't the ... More >>
Hear ye, hear ye, by the powers vested in the Council of Redbird Fandom (i.e., Miller Lite, 93.7 The Bull and Gen X Radio), it shall be declared that Thursday, March 31, is an official holiday in the city of St. Louis. In honor of the Cards' home opener against the Padres tomorrow at 3:15, ... More >>
Kristen KlempertThe Joint: Brandt's Cafe 6525 Delmar Boulevard 314-727-3663 http://www.brandtscafe.com The Hours: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday The Deal: $2 domestic bottles (includes the usual suspects: Anheuser-Busch products, PBR, Miller Lite, etc.), $3 well drinks, $2 to $3 off select ... More >>
Gut Check closely monitors new releases of beer, wine and other booze, searching for things we (and, yeah, you) shouldn't miss. We then give a select few bottles a spin before you plunk down your hard-earned. Dave NelsonBitter! Sweet?Just in is a limited offering from the always innovative D ... More >>
Not all ladies are so wild on about Budweiser.Francine Katz thought her 2002 promotion to Vice President of Communications and Consumer Affairs at Anheuser-Busch was her ticket to untold riches as an executive of a major corporation. Instead, Katz claims she received compensation worth just a fr ... More >>
Will Boulevard's home-field advantage be enough to run the Lou's microbrew out of KC?
The state scolds Mardi Gras Inc. for goose-stepping over the line.
Week of December 21, 2006
Unreal hoists (metaphorical) pints with Yakov Smirnoff and (real) pints with the Guinness brewmaster; then we try to get a deal on an empty Falstaff keg. Plus: RFT editor Tom Finkel makes some unbelievable hires!
Music news you can use
A new weapon is unveiled to end the beer battle
Action shooting clubs are a blast all over the Midwest. Lock and load, baby!
Drink of the Week: A downtown highlight reel
A Loop Battle of the Bands gathers steam
Cubs and Cards fans partying together?
Waltz down to the Casa Loma, the ballroom that refuses to die
With your ass on my face
Somebody's sure hot and bothered about Michelob's beer-bottle-babe ads
Hold on to your liver! An RFT salute to the coolest local watering holes you've never heard of.
Bargain brews such as Pabst Blue Ribbon are making a comeback in some of St. Louis' hippest clubs, but Anheuser-Busch isn't too worried
It'll never be mistaken for haute cuisine, but the fare at Molly O'Ryans will leave you satisfied
The fight to preserve St. Charles County floodplains makes for some strange bedfellows
Tim McAmis, drag-racing champ, tries to be a millisecond faster than the big-money boys. Tough duty.
Published the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2000
a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta
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