Last week Gut Check readers voted for the most underrated veggie burger in St. Louis. We got a ton of write-ins, too -- more than the number of nominations we originally received. But the veggie burger we'll be checking out next is the "Jane Says" at Layla (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-553-9252). Se ... More >>
Within the last few years, St. Louis has been lucky enough to experience an explosion of Mexican cuisine, with new restaurants popping up offering both authentic and modern options. Cherokee Street in particular has gained a well-deserved reputation for serving as the epicenter, but our collective c ... 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. One of St. Louis' most iconic neighb ... More >>
View Kirkwood in a larger map 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. Kirkw ... More >>
This week, I visit La Cantina (35 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-968-3256), the new tapas-esque Mexican restaurant from Robert Trevino, owner of the popular Amigos Cantina (120 West Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-821-0877). Page through for a sneak preview of my review.
Talk about burying the lede: Today's Post-Dispatch article on developer Centrum's plans for mall-turned-public-art-space-turned-abandoned-mall Crestwood Court (Watson Road & Sappington Road, Crestwood) drops this bomb in the fifth paragraph: On the east side, what was a Dillard's garage would be st ... More >>
hellohighplaces.blogspot.com High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesA bacon, mushroom and cheese blend frittataWhere: Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337) When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday We Tried: A "build your own frittata," $7 The Verdict: When it comes to breakfast, Gut Check has trouble decidi ... More >>
Robin WheelerMinor league baseball stadiums have some major league eats, and the Gateway Grizzlies in scenic Sauget, Illinois, have some of the best in the nation. Adam Richman of Man v. Food is a fan, so you know the eats must be over-the-top and worth the price of admission. While Fight C ... More >>
Image viaGut Check had a chance to speak with Bill Courtney, the owner and chef of Cheese-ology, a new Delmar Loop restaurant devoted to mac & cheese. Courtney projects an early June opening at 6602 Delmar Boulevard (the former St. Louis Pizza Haus location).Cheese-ology is the first restaura ... More >>
Ian FroebThere is bacon in there. Promise."Would you like to try the Double Down sandwich?" the cashier at KFC asked when Gut Check stopped by this morning, her tone so rote that you might believe that the highly touted sandwich had been available for months rather than mere hours."Yes, actually. ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
I visit many restaurants -- too many to cover in the print version of the RFT. From time to time I'll share my thoughts on these visits in briefer and somewhat less formal blog-exclusive reviews. The Mexican government recently hosted 50 American restaurateurs for lessons on what is and isn't true ... More >>
A Mexican standby rises from the ashes of Mike & Min's
Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street; 314-772-4710.
Exxon pulled out of its Clinton County coal mine nearly a decade ago. Locals still live with the mess.
And now, putting the pun back in punishment
Meet the Infrareds, contemporary surf rock's purest exponents
Though it bites off a bit more than it can chew, the Goody Goody Diner serves up a mean breakfast