The Place: Nadine's Gin Joint (1931 South 12th Street; 314-436-3045) The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deals: Nadine's offers a few $5 appetizer options in addition to $2.25 domestic bottled beer, $3.25 craft bottled beer, $2 domestic beer bucks, $5 craft ... More >>
The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. More and more bars have been toutin ... More >>
Modesto Tapas (5257 Shaw Avenue; 314-772-8272) co-owner Brendan Marsden announced a new venture back in May: a breakfast and lunch restaurant called White Box Eatery at 176 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton. Renovations are wrapping up, permits granted and Marsden is eyeing an opening during the second we ... More >>
The Gardens at Malmaison (3519 St. Albans Road, St. Albans; 636-458-0131) announced this week that its restaurant space is now available for chefs and restaurateurs to use for pop-up projects. Whether it's one night or a few months, the 19th-century building in St. Albans is certainly an interesting ... More >>
Caryn Dugan gets it. A lot of people think vegans are crazy. She used to be one of them, until her father died of cancer in 2008 and her own diagnosis came ten weeks later. Six years later, she's healthy and known by the once-unlikely moniker STL Veg Girl. As of yesterday, her booming business now i ... More >>
We have several restaurant weeks around St. Louis, and it really is a great way to sample all that a neighborhood has to offer. Restaurants prepare special prix fixe menus to give you a taste of the awesome eats. The Hill is celebrating Restaurant Week 2014 until April 27, and we've whittled down th ... More >>
Here we are, at the last weekend of March, and hardly a sign of spring in sight. Temperatures should be fairly reasonable -- no snow, at least -- so get out and chow down. Sample wines made by women, learn to grow fruit trees or check out the scene in Edwardsville. Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>
Craft beer has boomed over the past few years and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only, thirty?" you m ... More >>
We hope you're thirsty this weekend. Read on for ways to quench that drinking curiosity with a wine festival, wine walk, beer-lesque, and bloody mary bar. Besides that, plenty of other drinking and dining options await. Read on for our suggestions. Friday (May 10): Rhythm & Ribs @ St. Charles Com ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and First Friday are only a few of the excuses to get out and get your drink on this weekend. Besides that, rejoice over the bounty of a new farmers' market season in Tower Grove Park, celebrate Big Sky Cafe's 21st anniversary or take a tour or class this weekend. Details on ... More >>
Chef's Choice is Gut Check's regular profile and interview, with recipe, of a St. Louis chef. From time to time we'll present several chefs' answers to one of our regular questions. This week: What is your favorite cookbook? Shopped for a cookbook lately? So many beautiful choices. So many expensiv ... More >>
Every day is a celebration of food on the Hill, St. Louis' iconic Italian neighborhood. Toasted ravioli was invented there, and there's an Italian eatery on every corner. Dining on the Hill can feel like stepping into your Italian grandmother's kitchen for a taste of the old country. Every square fo ... More >>
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. The Hill is the classic St. Louis ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. The Cupcake Project: Stef announced the winners of the 2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest. Iron Stef: A craving led Stef to share a recipe for minty pea ravioli. Kaldi's Coffee: Steve wrote that a toddy will help keep coffee lovers cool ... More >>
This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Grace Dinsmoor of Modesto. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Dinsmoor, is published here. Chrissy WilmesPulpo a al Gallega Finally, octopus is "in" at U.S. restaurants. This tasty seafarer has long been popular in ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we rolled out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this wasn't only done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating finds.) In&n ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we've rolled out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this wasn't only done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating finds.) ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we're rolling out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this isn't only being done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating fin ... More >>
Robin Wheeler This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Amy Zupanci of Fond and Township Grocer. Part one is available here, and part three, a recipe, follows on Monday. Did your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? Yes. The everyday dinner. Family ... More >>
Jesus, it's loud in here.Gut Check recently asked readers to chime in and name the loudest restaurants in St. Louis. While this is a highly unscientific poll, the responses show that a few restaurants stand out when it comes to decibel level.Our survey received 46 votes. 7 of them went to Pi ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly experienced the pain in the ass of French cooking. Iron Stef: Stef hung out with the Forking Fantastic authors.Show Me Vegan: Lisa reviewed Eating Animals.
Men's Health and Women's Health magazines have come out with their ranking of the 100 best -- and worst -- cities in America for healthy living. St. Louis ranks as the second-worst city in both Men's Health and Women's Health, with only Bakersfield, California, and Charleston, West Virginia, respect ... More >>
A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... After taking a few weeks off, the digest returns with news of a new, very well written St. Louis food blog called Let Them Eat Cake. Go check it out. Off the Menu: Joe Bonwich has news of a new endeavor from Revival chef Cary McDow ... More >>
Italian tapas: A new taste sensation, or just another mixed metaphor?
Same as it ever was? No but that's not a bad thing.
Chill out at these St. Louis watering holes
Week of September 15, 2004
Tavern 43, 7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, 314-725-4334
One of the Lou's finest female linebackers moonlights as a kindergarten teacher, and Bevinco wants to put the fire under your favorite, most generous bartenders; plus Le Many Moods of Blake Ashby (en français!)
Week of June 4, 2003
The wrong location, the wrong vibe for this lively style of dining
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition
Annette Green didn't have to die. Her death was a tragedy waiting to happen in St. Louis County's reckless war against two-bit drug dealers and addicts.
South African architect Jo Noero designs buildings that put people first, helping revitalize a country devastated by apartheid. Now he's working in St. Louis to rebuild the inner city. His greatest obstacle: "You can't do that here."