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    November 14, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 14 to 16

    Believe it or not, there's snow in the forecast for this weekend. Snow. We haven't quite come to terms with it, so we've come up with plenty of delicious weekend activities to keep us occupied. Continue on for our food-related recommendations. See also: 5 St. Louis Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Joe Edwards Readies 24-Hour Peacock Diner

    The first phase of the new Washington University housing and diner project on Delmar Boulevard is set to open August 11, but the 24-hour Peacock Diner will take a little bit longer. The latest Joe Edwards project is in the last building to be completed, so it will probably open in late September. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Why Every American Should Visit St. Louis

    Looking for a historic hidden gem of a city to visit this summer? The travel website Orbitz says St. Louis should be on your bucket list. In honor of the long Fourth of July weekend, Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore published a list of the five beautiful places every American should visit. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Eclipse Celebrates St. Louis' 250th Birthday With Master Mixologists

    St. Louis has been celebrating its 250th birthday all year, and the party is still going strong. On May 25 Eclipse (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-2222) and the Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1111) are gathering the city's best mixologists and bartenders for a birthday bash. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    The Best Rooftop Patios in St. Louis including Cielo, Three Sixty, Element and More

    Even though it's been a bit dreary this week, spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. St. Louisans covet their favorite patio dining spots for enjoying sunny days, and Gut Check pays homage to a spectacular sub-genre of this experience: rooftops. Even in this low-slung city, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Eclipse Restaurant's Spring Menu is Sprung on New Vegetarian Options

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Eclipse Restaurant (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-2222) Neighborhood: University City Cuisine: New American

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: January 17 to 19

    Keep it low-key this weekend with a wine tasting this weekend, or go all out at the Loop's Ice Carnival. It might snow, and then hit 50 degrees -- either way, there's something for you to eat, er, do. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The Best Menus at Clayton Res ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
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    January 13, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Dessert

    Like we said last week, it's really a shame to hold off on dessert. It should be an appetizer or something -- who needs a pre-dinner salad? Cyrano's (603 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-3232) is killing it right now, but check out your nominations to the other note-worthy desserts in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Daily RFT's New Blogger Wants Your News Tips!

    Howdy, y'all! Welcome to the Daily RFT, the news blog for the Riverfront Times. I'm your host, brand-new staff writer Lindsay Toler. Let's play, Who's Sittin' on a Hot Scoop? Every so often, we reach out to you, loyal blog readers, for story ideas. We get some really, really, really, really great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    The New Moon Room's Sidewinder: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    On Monday night, when we decided to go out for an early Hump-Day drink, a storm was on the horizon, but we chose to tempt fate anyway. We jetted up to the top of the Moonrise Hotel to check out the recently opened New Moon Room (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1111) and snag a cocktail at the bar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    First Look: Sushi Bistro Rolls Sushi and Hibachi Into a Single Concept in Downtown Kirkwood [Photos]

    In late February, Kirkwood welcomed a new seafood-centric restaurant to town: Sushi Bistro (343 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-966-5545). The sushi bar and hibachi grill is run by owners Jimmy Li and Zhenkun Lin with chef Andy Chi, whose experience comes from rolling sushi on the East Coast for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    First Look: Gringo Offers Taco Options Like Al Pastor, Octopus and Grasshopper in the Central West End [Photos]

    From the formidable forces behind the successful pizza empire that is St. Louis chain Pi Pizzeria comes a new concept called Gringo (398 North Euclid; 314-449-1212), which opened its doors in the Central West End last week with a full menu of tacos, margaritas and more. See also: - Pi Pizzeria Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    First Look: New Moon Room at the Moonrise Hotel

    The Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1111) opened its brand-new rooftop bar last week for a special media preview of the space called the New Moon Room. Gut Check was there to scope it out and to chat with the duke of U. City and the man behind the New Moon Room, Joe Edwards. "I never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Contest: Pick the Oscars® Winners, Win a Night for Two in the Loop

    With the 2013 Academy Awards (Sunday, February 24) a month out, we've decided to hold this contest in conjunction with the benevolent Joe Edwards empire for our fellow movie geeks. If you consider yourself a film expert (or even if you just think you could make a few winning picks), you could win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Friday (Oct. 26): South Grand Creepy Crawl @ participating South Grand restaurants Enjoy drink specials and entertainment at a number of favorite South Grand watering holes. Start with select martini and beer specials set to a villainous theme at Absolutli Goosed, drop sake bombs at Sekisui in a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Here is the Painting Sinead O'Connor Gave to the Prophet Chuck Berry on Monday

    A favorite topic here at RFT Music, Miss Sinéad O'Connor wrote a blog post on her website about a recent visit to St. Louis to meet Chuck Berry. Her blog lovingly describes both our city and our rock & roll daddy. We contacted her and asked her if we could quote from her blog (she requests that yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Nine Best Hotels in St. Louis

    The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Blueberry Hill Celebrates the Big Four-Oh This Weekend

    Grab your party hat and get ready to walk the blue carpet because Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444) is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend. While most restaurants are lucky to make it five years, Blueberry Hill has remained a favorite for generations of St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Overlook Farm's Luv Luv Farm Festival and Barbecue Cookoff Returns

    Now that the drought has relented and the temperature hovers on the better side of 100 degrees, it's prime time to enjoy all the fine summer festivities you can squeeze in before autumn takes over. And while the oppressive, dry heat certainly defeated many a backyard garden, the pros at Overlook Far ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Full Moon Marshmallow Pie at Eclipse and Moonrise Kingdom

    On May 25, Wes Anderson's seventh film, Moonrise Kingdom, was released in the U.S., and on June 8, it hits the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6270). Ever the fan of Anderson's winsome works, Gut Check caught the flick a few days before its local debut. Weavi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
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    April 27, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: April 27-29

    Friday (Apr. 27): Third Annual Green Ball @ Moonrise Hotel This annual event to reinforce sustainability initiatives features an open bar with local beer and wine, locally sourced cuisine, a green fashion contest and live entertainment. $60 per person. Tickets available at the door. 7 to 11 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: January 13-January 15

    The post-New Year's lull has finally subsided. Get out and enjoy some winter-worthy events to either embrace the snow or warm up that cold nose. Take for instance, the Loop Ice Carnival featuring everything from ice carving and thousands of chocolate coins in ice cubes as an example of the former. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Joe Edwards on the Value of Collecting, Conversation and Chuck Berry

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​Many St. Louisans know Joe Edwards as the man behind the revitalization of the Delmar Loop. His imagination has spawned Blueberry Hill, the rehabilitated Tivoli theatre, the Pageant, the Moonrise Hotel, and most recently the Chuck Berry statue. His joyous projects have at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    St. Louis Named Midwest's Best Weekend Getaway

    We are soooo much more fun than Chicago. Our art's better, too.​Take that, Chicago: St. Louis is officially the best large city for a weekend getaway in the Midwest.Or so says AAA Midwest Traveler, which polled its readers and determined that the Lou beats the snot out of Chicago and Kansas City. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Eclipse's Lucas Ramsey Takes the Mystery Out of Cocktails

    Stew SmithEclipse bar manager Lucas Ramsey plies his trade at a 2009 cocktailin' event.​Lucas Ramsey, bar manager at Eclipse Restaurant in the Delmar Loop's Moonrise Hotel, not only works magic with elixirs, but on the drinker's psyche as well. One Saturday night, when faced with a gin-phobic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2010
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    September 16, 2010

    Play With Your Food This Sunday

    "It seems funny to think of a cleaning company that is so into local food, doesn't it?" says P. Richelle White, owner of Herb'n Maid, a St. Louis-based eco-friendly cleaning company and host of Sunday's Play With Your Food event at the Moonrise Hotel. ​Really, it's a natural fit for a compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    A Movable Cocktail Feast: Manifesto Drops in from KC for Two Nights Only

    What do you do when your bar's no longer permitted to serve alcohol? For two partners behind Manifesto in Kansas City, the answer was easy: You go mobile. Manifesto opened in April of last year to praise and positive press. But in March the restaurant that leased the bar its speakeasy-style space ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010
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    March 3, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    Chicago Sun-Times Gushes All Over the Delmar Loop​A Chicago Sun-Times travel writer recently received the royal treatment in St. Louis: scoring a rare interview with rock icon Chuck Berry and getting upgraded to a plush suite at the new Moonrise Hotel. And no doubt Delmar Loop impresario Joe Edwards (owner of the Moonrise and on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Wash U. Aims for the Moon by 2019

    Wikimedia CommonsThat dark area on the lower left is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, where Wash. U. researchers hope to send a probe sometime this decade.​MoonRise, a project developed by Washington University researchers, has been named a finalist for NASA's next space science venture, scheduled for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    2009 in Review: April

    ​​In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama fell in love with Pi's pizza during a campaign visit to St. Louis. In April of this year, President Obama invited Pi's Chris Sommers and team to the White House to cook that pizza. Surely, that couldn't annoy anyone, right? Except for the owners of Chicago pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    December 15 Last Day To Buy Intergalactic Property Before Christmas!

    Stew Smith​Attention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Ten Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, November 20-22, 2009

    You have a weekend, then a short week, and before you know it, you'll be in line outside the electronics store at 4 a.m. waiting to get flat-screen TV at deep, deeeep discount. So please, enjoy this final weekend before holiday madness descends on all of us. Here are ten options for weekend fun for ... More >>

  • Film

    November 18, 2009
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    October 29, 2009

    Planet Walk Goes Up with a Big Bang in the Delmar Loop

    Courtesy of Stephen WalkerWanna know where Saturn stands in relation to the sun, kiddies? Do your astronomy homework in the Delmar Loop!​On a scale of one to 5 billion, where does Uranus stand in relation to the sun? Well, if the sun is the Moonrise Hotel, and "5 billion" is Cicero's Restaurant, U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Review: Eclipse

    Stew SmithMy review of Eclipse is now available online. Eclipse is located on the ground floor of the new Moonrise Hotel at 6177 Delmar Boulevard. You can view the menu, cocktail list and more at the restaurant's Web site. For those who can't wait to check out the unique looks of Eclipse, a slidesho ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 22, 2009
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    July 20, 2009

    Review Preview: Eclipse

    Without meaning to do so, I timed this week's review of Eclipse, the restaurant in the new Moonrise Hotel, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Synergy! Or something. I should be living on the moon by now. I should have my own sleek condo atop a glass tower overlooking the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    The Best of Gut Check: The Sneak

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday. While Gut Check is on vacation this week, check out some of Dara's best work:The International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 6.13-6.19

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George Mahe explores the rise in restaurant scams.St. Louis Eats & Drinks: The Pollacks visit the restaurant in the new Moonrise Hotel, Eclipse.Becky and the Beanstock: Lots of gorgeous food photos.Sugar, Spice & More Things Nice: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Basketball Legend Bob Pettit Next Inductee to St. Louis Walk of Fame

    Bob Pettit, the St. Louis Hawks great who brought this city its only NBA championship, will officially be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame this August. Pettit, who resides in his home state of Louisiana, was named to the walk last year but could not make the induction ceremony due to a famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    FoodWire: Eclipse at the Moonrise Hotel Opens Today

    Click image for larger version.Eclipse, the restaurant on the first floor of the new Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard), opens for business today.The 130-seat restaurant promises fine dining at affordable prices, says Moonrise owner and local impresario Joe Edwards. Sidewalk dining will fit arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Loop's Moonrise Hotel to Open April 2009

    An astronaut emerged Wednesday morning from a dusty construction site on Delmar, the future location of the Moonrise Hotel. With a triumphant classical theme popularized by the film, 2001: Space Odyssey, sounding from the P.A. speakers, the man in the space suit waddled out onto a wooden stage alo ... More >>

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