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  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    The Strange Tale of St. Louis' Most Prolific Dead Poet

    By Anne Valente In a St. Louis parlor room in the summer of 1913, two housewives bent over a Ouija board. Thirty-year-old Pearl Curran had recently lost her father. Her friend, Emily Grant Hutchings, urged her to try to contact him through the game. The women placed their hands on the board's heart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Late Night Deals at Mission Taco Joint

    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. Everyone loves tacos. What's better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Olio's New October Cocktail List is a Taste Autumn in New England

    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. As we stand at the cusp of the seas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 29 to October 5

    This week, Bruiser Queen drops a new album, Stonechat plays its last show and St. Louis gets visits from several out-of-town, out-of-this-world performers. Select from shows including J Mascis, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Macabre, Chance the Rapper and more. Read on for this week's recommend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in St. Louis

    With exceptional seafood options like this, it's hard to believe St. Louis is hundreds of miles from the sea. These ten restaurants offer land-locked seafood lovers the variety of fresh and flavorful dishes one often associates with coastal towns just steps away from an ocean full of fish. No need t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Even Twentysomethings Aren't Immune to '90s Nostalgia

    By Sam Blum There's no denying the rock & roll reunion tour. The tired tradition cuts across the generational divide. Your parents remember when the Eagles re-formed. Your older brother looks at scattered reunions of Black Flag with some consternation. An army of confused souls await Limp Bizkits' 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    New England Fish & Chips Co. Coming to University City

    We know what you're thinking: U. City is tragically devoid of fish and chips places. OK, maybe you weren't, but either way, RFT's neighborhood is getting a bit of merry old England. We noticed that New England Fish & Chips Co. is moving in next to Mi Ranchito at 879 Kingsland Avenue. See also: An U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    6 World Series Bets Between St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox Fans

    It's Game Day, Birds! The Commissioner's Trophy and a year's worth of bragging rights are at stake for the St. Louis Cardinals, and fans are finding ways to make the Fall Classic even more interesting. We found politicians, radio stations and even churches who are wagering on the series. Here are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Budweiser Less Patriotic Than New Balance? WTF?

    St. Louis may be a little biased, but beer doesn't get much more American than Budweiser. The patriotism's built right into the Anheuser-Busch logo with its bald eagle and all. Yet, Budweiser is somehow a less patriotic brand than New Balance?! See also: -Anheuser-Busch to Roll Out Margarita-Flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 8 to 13

    Warning: show-going can be bad for your health. I type this with watery eyes, a sore head and throat, and a forever-runny, impossible-to-breathe-out-of nose. I suppose all that putzing around in the rain between breaking a sweat at shows over the weekend really exacerbated things quickly. Bah! Worth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Happy Presidents' Day to the Top Five Foodie Presidents

    Washington has been focusing more and more on food and eating healthy lately, thanks to Mama Obama's presence in the white house. Michelle planted a garden on the White House grounds, which regularly provides produce to the prez and his family. She's working to make school lunches healthier, but she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: January 7 to 13

    Monday mornings are weird when you have to share your home bathroom with nine or so near-strangers. Such was the case today after housing a couple of bands from a particularly noisy and awesome show last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but officially as of today, my life is shows, shows ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    St. Louis Red Lobster Restaurants Get New Look and Menu

    In 2009, national seafood chain Red Lobster began remodeling its restaurants and menus, "in a style inspired by the New England coast." This fall it completed renovation on all of its eight locations in the greater St. Louis area, and on Monday, October 15, it debuted its new menus, which it describ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Cargill Recalls Ground Beef for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Cargill has recalled 29,339 pounds of ground beef because of possible salmonella contamination, the USDA announced yesterday. An outbreak of salmonella in early June sickened 33 individuals; officials were able to trace back five of the cases to ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions in Wyalusing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Tidbits: Farmhaus Nose-to-Tail Dinner, Niche Lobster Rolls

    - Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) has announced a special "Nose-to-Tail" dinner on Tuesday, August 21. Chef de cuisine Andrew Jennrich is putting together the dinner's tasting menu, which will feature locally raised pork. Among the dishes promised by general manager Eric Scholle are pig ... More >>

  • Film

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    US Marine from St. Charles Gets Super Intense Dissing the Wars and Obamney

    Here's a compelling vid from the Third District GOP convention last weekend (which seemed to be, in essence, a rally for third-party libertarian candidate, Ron Paul): This is US Marine Major Christopher Miller. Over multiple tours in the Middle East, he defused bombs, Hurt-Locker-style. But clearly ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Red Horse

    8 p.m. Friday, April 20. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 16 to 22

    Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Strips Away Anonymity From Its Online Commenters

    It's possible that the Daily RFT comment sections will see an uptick in trolling and race-baiting in the coming weeks. Reason being,, the website of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has adopted a new commenting system that removes completely the cloak of anonymity. Without that, it's quite ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Chris Corsano

    7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard.

  • News

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Coastal Bistro and Bar Features Southern-inspired Land and Sea Cuisine

    Mabel SuenChefs in the kitchen at Coastal Bistro and Bar.​This past September the Schmitz family welcomed a new kid on their cozy, close-knit Clayton block -- Coastal Bistro and Bar (14 North Central Avenue; 314-932-7377). The Southern-inspired seafood bar and restaurant, featuring a combinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    RFT Music Presents the Worst Christmas Song of All Time

    Linda Bennett with Ricky Nelson on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1960, fifteen years before the atrocity that is "An Old Fashioned Christmas (Daddy's Home)."​Yesterday Jezebel anointed "The Christmas Shoes" the worst Christmas song of all time. We at RFT Music agree that this maudlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Many Covers of GG Allin's "Don't Talk To Me"

    In this week's feature, Mike Appelstein explores the recent rethinking of punk pariah GG Allin. It begins: The song starts out simply enough with guitar, bass and drums all locked into a staccato three-chord pattern. Then the vocals come in. The singer can carry a tune well enough, with a hint of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 20, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. It took a month, but The Year of the St. Louis C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Try the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie at Sugaree Baking Company

    We love pumpkins! We just want to carve 'em, roast their seeds and then bake the guts into all kinds of awesome. So, this autumn, we're on a quest for the tastiest local pumpkin goodies, before the fleeting flavor is gone. Do you have a favorite local seasonal pumpkin food? E-mail tips@riverfronttim ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Hooked to Open in Old Pho Long Space

    Ian FroebPho from Pho Long​Hooked, a new seafood restaurant from the owners of Pho Long (8629 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-997-1218), is scheduled to open this fall on Olive Boulevard, just west of 170 in University City. Hooked will occupy the space left behind by Pho Long after the ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2010

    Patty Larkin

    8 p.m. Sunday, October 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Missouri: Twice As Godless Since 1990

    Maybe Obama knew what he was doing when he gave a shout-out to non-believers during his inaugural address.According to results from a national survey released last week, America has become significantly less religious since 1990, and the Show-Me state, despite having its share of Baptists, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Obscurity Knocks: The Cucumbers

    (Welcome to Obscurity Knocks, where every Thursday we'll unearth something good -- but obscure -- we think deserves notice.) MP3: "Susie's Getting Married"Artist: The CucumbersAlbum: The Cucumbers four-song EP Year: 1983Label: Fake Doom RecordsWho were/are they?  A band from the New Jersey sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Nomar Back in Spotlight for NLCS

    You know, I was watching the Dodgers and Phils play Sunday night, and in between all of the headhunting and the baseball-fighting (baseball-fighting is a very interesting style of fighting which consists largely of men leaning against each other while shouting and acting as if invisible hands are ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2008

    Pitchfork: Vampire Weekend Recap, Photos

    Ezra Koenig, singer and guitar player for Vampire Weekend, didn't only hit all the high notes during the New York band's set at Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, he livened them up and stretched them out. Meanwhile, bass player Chris Baio shimmied and bended his knees, while playing the higher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Why I Continue to Hate the Boston Red Sox

    Let Me Tell You Why I Hate the Red Sox Gentle Readers, (in my best Stephen King): I despise the Boston Red Sox. It's a little odd, too, because there are a ton of reasons that I should like them. I love teams that draft and develop their own players, and the Red Sox have done a better job of bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.9 A disturbing story out of New England: three elderly men died and a woman suffered a miscarriage after drinking milk contaminated with listeria. The milk was pasteurized, so officials are still trying to determine at what point the milk was contaminated. (AP) The U.S. is offering h ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2006

    Twice Is Nice

    Two restaurants in one storefront means double the food fun

  • Dining

    August 29, 2001

    Beauty Triumphs

    You can get more than makeup at Neiman Marcus

  • Dining

    April 25, 2001

    Gone Fishin'

    The St. Louis Fish Market is sure to hook diners

  • Dining

    July 28, 1999


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