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New Zealand

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: How Lauren "Lulu" Loomis Turned a Successful Food Truck Into Restaurant

    When Lauren "Lulu" Loomis and her husband Robert Tucker arrived on an organic farm in New Zealand, they were asked an important question -- what do you want to learn? "Everything," Loomis answered without hesitation. "We want to learn everything." Loomis and Tucker got what they asked for. Durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: June 20 to 22

    It's officially summer on Saturday, and boy does it feel like it. It's not just the heat, it's the humidity! Don't let that stop you from enjoying all the great and yummy activities St. Louis has to offer this weekend. Then again, maybe you should just go to one with air conditioning. Either way, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will be performing at the Peabody Opera House tonight, but evidently the Grammy Award-winning young songstress arrived in St. Louis a day early to catch a show by the legendary Chuck Berry.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Any Tips For Coping With Post-Traumatic Stress?

    [Editor's note: Every Tuesday Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] By Andrew W.K. Hey, Andrew! My name is Charlie. I'm a car salesman. Back in Nov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Why This Song Sucks: Lorde's "Royals"

    [Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.] Song: "Royals" by Lorde History: Some time between year 1250 and 1300 Eastern Polynesians ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    [Kim Dotcom Arrest Video: Update] The Eight Most Eyebrow-Raising Elements of the Megaupload Shutdown

    Editor's Update, 8/9/12: Video of the raid on former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom's enormous New Zealand home in January has just emerged -- you can watch it above. The report, from 3 News in New Zealand, includes testimony from Dotcom -- who is accused of the largest copyright infringement in U.S. hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    The Naked and Famous at the Gargoyle, 4/12/12: Snapshots

    The Naked and Famous brought a serious crowd and an even more serious light show to the Gargoyle on Washington University's campus last night. The New Zealand band left the crowd sweaty and happy. The show follows a last-second cancellation for a Raekwon concert and a poorly attended Teengirl Fantas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Missouri Tattoo Artist, Warner Bros., Settle Over Rights to Tyson Tattoo

    ​It looks like Tattoogate has finally reached its end. The south-central Missouri tattoo artist who sued the producers of The Hangover Part 2 for copyright infringement has now reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount of cash. As far as legal narratives go, this was one of the wackies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Ronnie Smith, Sled Dogs Make National Geographic

    National GeographicThe southernmost aeronautical waypoints between Antarctica and New Zealand, renamed by Col. Ronnie Smith.​Last fall, Air Force Colonel Ronnie Smith succeeded in his campaign to rename the aeronautical waypoints between Christchurch, New Zealand, and McMurdo Station, the U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    "I Was Wondering Why All the Birds Are, Like, Dying": 911 Calls From Beebe, Arkansas

    image via​It's still unclear why several thousand birds fell from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas, on New Year's Eve and whether this is, indeed, an early sign of the impending apocalypse. Mysterious bird deaths have now been reported in Sweden and Louisiana and, adding to the sense of doom, mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Egg Chef On New Tribute to New Zealand Punk Icons Toy Love

    ​Our Bellevillian sludge overlords Egg Chef have teamed up with Burning Sky Records for an international tribute to the late New Zealand punk greats Toy Love. Though Toy Love was only together for less than two years, the pioneering punks inspired a sonic movement that later became known as Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Top 10 Values of the World Goblet 2010

    ​Now that Gut Check's World Goblet 2010 tourney is in the books -- France won, if you've been asleep in a cave for the past month and a half -- here's a handy shopping list of the wines we consider to be the best values we tasted, along with a link to the pertinent post and an encapsulation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    The World Goblet 2010 - Recap and Awards

    It's been more than a month since Gut Check got a wild hair up our corkscrew and decided to stage a World Cup, as it were, of value-priced wines. ​We did it because we're cheapskates, and because we drink a lot of wine, and because we blog like a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest. Well, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The World Goblet Final: France vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    The World Goblet: Semifinal 2 - Australia vs. France

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The World Goblet: Semifinal 1 - New Zealand vs. Spain

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Portugal vs. South Africa

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Greece vs. France

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Italy vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 2: New Zealand vs. France

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: France vs. Italy

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: Greece vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    The World Goblet: The World Cup of Value Wines

    via​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.1

    The salt companies are fighting back. Even Alton Brown has paired with food giant Cargill to encourage the use of salt while other companies cut back. In case you missed it during the long weekend, The New York Times exposed what's happening behind the scenes as food processors brace for the hit o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Monroe County Sheep and Craft Festival Celebrates Local Lamb

    Robin WheelerSweet little lamb...gonna be good eatin'!​It's lamb season, and they're celebrating in Monroe County, Illinois. Take a short drive across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge this Saturday, April 10, to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo to celebrate spring at the Monroe County Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Thrill or Swill: A Pinot Grigio Worth Paying For?

    Pinot grigio is an unequivocal commercial success. From sales of literally nothing in the mid-1970s, pinot grigio has risen to second place among white varietal wines in the United States, trailing only chardonnay. Success has come at the expense of value, however, and many of those pioneering pino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    FoodWire: Greek Wine Dinner at Tenderloin Room 9.18

    The Tenderloin Room (232 North Kingshighway; website), a favorite haunt of George Clooney while he was in town filming Up in the Air, is hosting a Greek wine dinner on Friday, September 18, as part of its monthly "World of Wine" dinner series. The four-course meal, featuring Greek wines paired with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    The Noble Writ: Is the Bloom off the Kiwi?

    The wine world has seen few success stories like New Zealand sauvignon blanc. In the past decade, the country's production of sauvignon blanc has increased by 800%, and the value of all wine exported from New Zealand is set to top NZ$1 billion next year. Sauvignon blanc put New Zealand on the wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    The Noble Writ: Thinking Clearly about Alternative Closures

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.As I've researched the many issues surrounding cork and its alternatives, a central theme has emerged: Little solid research has been done into both the chemistry of wine aging and the impac ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2009
  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    Cut Off Your Hands/Headlights/Pomegranates

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9/24

    British farmers, already reeling from hoof-and-mouth disease, now face the livestock disease bluetongue. Your foodie nightmare fuel for the day. (Guardian) blogs.menupages.com A look at the phenomenon of "mindless eating" by a researcher who has written a book called, well, Mindless Eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9/4

    After a long weekend, Gut Check returns for its fourth month of news, reviews and more. I'm not sure how much we'll fit into the short week, but I'm confident whatever we serve up will be tasty. Now, the news: www.answers.com Michael Jackson, the world's foremost authority on beer, passe ... More >>

  • Music

    August 29, 2007

    The Veils

    6 p.m. Friday, August 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Eating Local: Another Perspective

    A follow-up to today's Morning Brew post about eating locally: Commenter Bill Burge pointed me to this editorial from the International Herald Tribune. Writer James E. McWilliams -- who considers himself a supporter of the "food miles" or "locavore" or "eat local" movement -- discusses a recent stu ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2007

    Under Spells

    B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"

  • Dining

    March 1, 2006

    Vintage Balaban's

    Chef Dan Joyce could rest on Balaban's laurels -- but he'd rather take St. Louis on some delicious adventures

  • Dining

    November 16, 2005

    Lemon Soul

    We're plenty happy to try out new Lifestyles

  • Dining

    July 6, 2005

    Bewitched, Bewildered

    The food at Café Ivanhoe is a treat, even if the concept is confusing

  • Film

    April 13, 2005

    Film Openings

    Week of April 13, 2005

  • Music

    March 26, 2003

    The Datsuns with the Sights and Sullen

    Wednesday, April 2; Galaxy

  • Music

    January 29, 2003

    The Clean

    Anthology (Merge)

  • Music

    January 16, 2002

    Foot Don't Fail Me Now

    Local favorite J.D. Blackfoot returns to St. Louis for one last show

  • Dining

    April 25, 2001

    Side Dish

    Food for thought from St. Louis restaurants

  • Film

    September 15, 1999
  • Film

    September 8, 1999

    ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL

    A schedule and capsule reviews of the fest's offerings

  • Film

    September 1, 1999

    St. Louis International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    A schedule and capsule reviews of the fest's offerings

  • News

    January 20, 1999
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