Belleville, Illinois, is jumping on the craft-beer bandwagon. The small city to the east of the big river is hosting its inaugural craft-beer festival this Saturday, April 20, from noon to 4 p.m at the Belleville Crossing shopping center.
Gut Check spoke with John Lengerman, the executive director ... More >>
Illinois State Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) has had it up to here with the House Speaker (Democrat Michael Madigan) and his autocratic control of the legislative process. Maybe you've seen his video? It's the one where he throws paper and screams with equal parts frustration and outrage. ... More >>
Opinionated About Dining strikes again.
In March, the restaurant website's annual survey, which draws from 70,000 reviews by 3,000 users, ranked Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) one of the nation's top 100 restaurants. In April, it released the survey results by region, and six St. Louis re ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergMore accolades for pit master Mike Mills and his 17th Street Bar and Grill. His original joint in Murphysboro, Illinois (two hours southeast of St. Louis), has been named the 85th-best restaurant in the U.S. on The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants list. 17th Street tied w ... More >>
Last week, TLC debuted a new show called BBQ Pitmasters, which follows several prominent members of the competitive-barbecue circuit as they take part in various competitions. This week's episode was filmed during September's Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off. Murphysboro, of course, is the home base of ... More >>