Those crazy guys over at McDonald's are always coming up with new, questionable ways to clog our arteries (ahem, McRib). Usually things make their way from the coasts out here to the heartland, but this time, we got it first. McDonald's is testing its new "Shakin' Flavor Fries" in St. Louis and nort ... More >>
Born to a cattle-ranching family in northern California, Willy Tea Taylor is said to be the next great songwriter of his generation. A sense of nostalgia and the preservation of the past is inherent in his songwriting, and his poetic lyricism reflects a strong connection to his rural roots, perfectl ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Eleven Eleven Mississippi (1111 Mississippi Avenue; 314-241-9999) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: "Rustic cuisine with Tuscan and Northern California infl ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath. Part two, a Q & A with Heath, will appear Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Heath, will be available on Friday. "Sometimes, we'll get cooks in here who are like, 'You don't sous-vide? You don't do this? You ... More >>
You know, I really love that phrase. The Brink, I mean. On the brink or to the brink, I really like it. Although On the Brink sounds suspiciously like a movie from the 80s to me, maybe with Moira Kelly in it or something. Still, it's a cool word, and I don't think it's used nearly often enough.  ... More >>
Courtesy of See's CandiesWith Christmas weekend just around the corner, the need for sweets increases with each passing day to provide that extra burst of sublime energy to get through high-strung holidays. Luckily, for last minute shoppers and sugar addicts alike, See's Candies continues to ... More >>
For two teams who were projected to be duking it out at right around .500 for the lead in the NFL West, the Rams and 49ers could not have had much different seasons. San Francisco, led by their first-year coach Jim Harbaugh, has turned into the juggernaut their defensive talent has suggested ... More >>
If Joe Biden makes the papers again for something silly, we're blaming Wash. U.The next time Joe Biden suggests President Obama is surprisingly "bright and clean and articulate," or plagiarizes someone else's life story for a sob-story speech, or suggests "jobs" is a three-letter word, it's going ... More >>
Court tells Indiana prison to keep it kosher. The Jewish Chronicle reports that an Orthodox Jewish inmate at Indiana's Miami Correctional Facility has successfully sued the state to bring back kosher meals. The prison stopped serving kosher meals last year, instead providing a vegan option to cut co ... More >>
If you're looking for ear-splitting hardcore tonight, look no further than Fubar (3108 Locust Street) in Midtown when bands from California, Boston and Japan take the stage floor on the lounge side of the venue. Mind Eraser, which has played St. Louis three times in the past (all in basements, her ... More >>
Frazer Cameron is thoughtful and deliberate, measuring his words as the morning sun warms the bar at the restaurant he has owned for eighteen years. Likewise, Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge is the product of his careful consideration, planning, and making sure everything is just so. Frazer Cameron ... More >>
According to a post by Chris Muether of the Lonely Procession on BeerAdvocate.com, he's working at Danno's Pub (7895 Watson Road), a new live-music venue which opened in the spot formerly occupied by Cruisin' Rte. 66. On Tuesdays, the spot is having a series of live jazz music -- with a twist:Befitt ... More >>
You know, most "news" items are barely news at all; you usually get something that's all promise and no real substance. Every once in a while, though, something really interesting streaks across the sky, and you just have to stop and pay attention. It may still turn out to be nothing, it may burn up ... More >>
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